Geocaching Safety Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 156

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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights – A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Geocaching Safety Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 156

Streamed live on Apr 27, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss safety tips while out geocaching.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 156

Introduction of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Patch Fundraiser.
How It Works:
We need at least $2100 for the iMac computer we want to get to replace our old PC.
We are providing our brand new GSRP Glow in the dark and trackable patch with a minimal donation of $8.00USD. This includes shipping.
You can make any donation for our fundraiser by going to https://www.gofundme.com/gsrpcomputer
There you give the amount you wish to donate
Make sure your email address is correct – and we will contact you for your address.
In the comments section put in how many patches you want for that donation and any other comments you would like to include.
Again we hope you enjoy this patch as much as we do. Thank you for your contributions and a special thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their amazing work with this project.


Jamie Pullman Unboxing of the GSRP Patch!

You Tube LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_hEitoNfI

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SHOW NOTES

Headhardhat – Periscope
https://www.periscope.tv/headhardhat

Geocaching Safety Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 156

Make sure to tell someone where you are going and when you intend to return. Going into a forest or remote locations without a partner is inherently dangerous. Geocaching is great fun, so think about planning a group hike with your family or friends around the geocache adventure.
Pay attention to your surroundings. It is easy to focus on your GPS device and forget to look around you. Being conscious as to where you are walking will not only ensure your personal safety but will also respect the environment.
Pack your pack. Bring along a compass, map and extra batteries in case your GPS device fails. No matter the terrain or length of time on the trail, it is always a good idea to set out with extra clothing, food and water.
Be mindful of the local environment, especially during seasonal changes. Is the area prone to poison ivy or poison oak? What about bugs or dangerous animals? Not sure of the area in which you are heading?

Top 10 Geocaching Safety http://www.exploringoffthebeatenpath.com/TopTen/Top10SafetyReminders/index.html

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Viewer Feedback: Letter and Geocoins from Dr. Cachenstein (Dustin)
GeoMash – Geocachers of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys

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AMY – Question For Episode 155:

Prize: CoinsAndPins.com: Trackable Travel Sea Turtle Patch

Congratulations: UncleCacher (Al Van Dyke)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
How Many FTF (First To Find) Geocaches Have You Found?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/bFjmebqLXHk

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

GeoBasics – Geocache Placements – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 155

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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights – A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

GeoBasics – Geocache Placements – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 155

Streamed live on Apr 21, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss some Geobasics when it comes to hiding geocaches. 

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 155

Introduction of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Patch Fundraiser.
How It Works:
We need at least $2100 for the iMac computer we want to get to replace our old PC.
We are providing our brand new GSRP Glow in the dark and trackable patch with a minimal donation of $8.00USD. This includes shipping.
You can make any donation for our fundraiser by going to https://www.gofundme.com/gsrpcomputer
There you give the amount you wish to donate
Make sure your email address is correct – and we will contact you for your address.
In the comments section put in how many patches you want for that donation and any other comments you would like to include.
Again we hope you enjoy this patch as much as we do. Thank you for your contributions and a special thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their amazing work with this project.


Jamie Pullman Unboxing of the GSRP Patch!

You Tube LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_hEitoNfI

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SHOW NOTES

Headhardhat – Periscope
https://www.periscope.tv/headhardhat

If you follow these four key point you are on your way to a great geocache hide.

First And Foremost – Getting Permission
Always get permission from the landowner, not just some middle ground associate.

Be creative, do your research. Find the perfect spot and not just another spot to hide a geocache

Have a geocache that can withstand the elements, time and usage.

Make your geocache Favorite Point Worthy! Think about the entire geocaching experience you are trying to bring to the game. Do you want to make a laugh or a smile? Do you want to be thought provoking? Do you want to bring culture or history? So many possibilities, don’t throw it away on just being another smiley.

– Common Places To Hide A Geocache
– Urban: Smaller, better hidden in plain sight, more camouflage
– Grate Hides
– Statue Hides
– Skirt or Lamp Post Hides
– Sign Hides
– Nut and Bolt Hides
– Magnetic Key Hides
– Wall hides

– Wooded: Larger, more creative types of hides, hidden inside something
– Bushes
– Logs
– Trees
– Rocks
– Ammo Boxes
– Grape vines
– Bird Houses

– Uncommon or Extreme Places
– Handmade or Custom geocaches
– Under water
– Island
– Sides of Mountains
– Train Bridges
– Towers
– Abandoned Buildings
– Extreme Terrains
– Dessert
– Arctic
– Long Trails in Mountains

Determining Difficulty and Terrain
One of the best ways to determine what the Diff and Terrain is for your cache is to use the Geocaching Rating System.
Six questions asked
https://www.geocaching.com/hide/rate.aspx

– Thinking of the geocaching finder
When placing a geocacher always consider the person finding the geocache. How much exposure are you putting them in. In other words to muggles, physical peril, uncomfortable situations, etc. Imagine yourself going for the geocache you are about to hide and put yourself in their shoes. After considering it, would it cause more grief than it’s worth to find it? If the answer is no then maybe it is not a good place to hide the geocache in the first place.

Geocache Containers
Waterproof not just water resistant
Heavy Duty containers always wins out
Camouflage – Hide it like no one can find it

Bad Things To NOT Do:
Publishing a geocache before placing it!
Hiding geocaches in private landscaping forcing geocachers to search there.
Start with this: Meaningless geocache hides with no value to the find/Lousy geocache at the end of a puzzle/Multi cache. (like a lamp skirt after a 4 stage multi or a really hard puzzle cache).
Bad woodsy hides. I am SO sick of trying to find a bison in the woods. Seriously. You’re missing the point. Don’t hide a bison when there is room for a Buick.
Rate caches accordingly. A film canister is NOT a small.
Throwdowns can fit in this section (SAI)

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Viewer Feedback: Jim Stark (aka Starkacher) from Toledo, Ohio.

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AMY – Question For Episode 154:
Prize 1 – 154: GXProxy.com – LED Ground Zero Flashlight
Congratulations: Tena Sapp (wdwtena)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
Have you ever found the oldest geocache in a state or country?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/L1W1Hyhgeq8

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
——————————————————————-
The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

100 Oldest Active Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 154

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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights – A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

100 Oldest Active Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 154

Streamed live on Apr 13, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss some of the oldest active geocaches in the world and how you can find them. Plus other statistical goodies like geocaches that haven’t been found yet..

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 154

Introduction of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Patch Fundraiser.
How It Works:
We need at least $2100 for the iMac computer we want to get to replace our old PC.
We are providing our brand new GSRP Glow in the dark and trackable patch with a minimal donation of $8.00USD. This includes shipping.
You can make any donation for our fundraiser by going to https://www.gofundme.com/gsrpcomputer
There you give the amount you wish to donate
Make sure your email address is correct – and we will contact you for your address.
In the comments section put in how many patches you want for that donation and any other comments you would like to include.
Again we hope you enjoy this patch as much as we do. Thank you for your contributions and a special thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their amazing work with this project.


Jamie Pullman Unboxing of the GSRP Patch!

You Tube LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_hEitoNfI

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SHOW NOTES

Headhardhat – Periscope and Katch
https://www.periscope.tv/headhardhat
https://katch.me/HeadHardHat

AMY: NEWS FLASH: You can win an Apple iPad Air if you enter a drawing for the upcoming Geocoinfest 2016 in St. Louis, MO. The drawing will be on May 1st, 2016.
One Ticket for $5.00
Five Tickets for $20.00
Go to http://gcf2016.com/raffle for purchase and details.

100 Oldest Active Geocaches – http://stateofwilderness.com/2011/01/04/100-oldest-active-geocaches/

Active Geocaches from 2000 – Firennice – http://www.firennice.com/oldest-active-geocaches/

Never Been Found Geocaches – http://project-gc.com/Tools/NotLogged?country=United+States&submit=Filter

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Viewer Feedback: A Burgundy Update and GSRP Patch thoughts from Loontrackers (Jane Jewell)

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AMY – Question For Episode 153:

Prize 1 – 153: CoinsAndPins.com – WWFM Flash Mob XIII Event Geocoin
June 4th, 2016

Congratulations: Dave Verdick (DSVMusic)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
Do you trade swag items when geocaching?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/66LL5Vo35ty

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
——————————————————————-
The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

Moga 2016 Recap – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 153

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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights – A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

Sponsored by: CoinsAndPins.com

Moga 2016 Recap – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 153

Streamed live on Apr 07, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss their thoughts on Moga 2016 with many of the highlights.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 153

Introduction of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Patch Fundraiser.
How It Works:
We need at least $2100 for the iMac computer we want to get to replace our old PC.
We are providing our brand new GSRP Glow in the dark and trackable patch with a minimal donation of $8.00USD. This includes shipping.
You can make any donation for our fundraiser by going to https://www.gofundme.com/gsrpcomputer
There you give the amount you wish to donate
Make sure your email address is correct – and we will contact you for your address.
In the comments section put in how many patches you want for that donation and any other comments you would like to include.
Again we hope you enjoy this patch as much as we do. Thank you for your contributions and a special thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their amazing work with this project.


Jamie Pullman Unboxing of the GSRP Patch!

You Tube LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_hEitoNfI

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SHOW NOTES

Getting There:
9 ½ hours getting there via NC, Virginia, W Virginia, Ohio
535 miles

Registration Night:

Wasn’t planning on doing anything except a few snippits and saying hi to all the geocachers. Ended up setting up and partying with the rest of the geocachers.

Our Table and Setup:
Right next to Joshua the Geocaching Vlog and daughter Reese
Had our portable podcast setup
Plenty of Business Cards
Promoted the GeoSnippits Needs A Computer Patch
Hit of the event was the Thwackers! Kids loved them!!!

MOGABAND.wav -They had a very good band playing. Here is an excerpt so you can get an idea. Note the quality does not give it justice to the real thing.
Had about 500 – 600 people attend. By the end of the evening it was packed with geocachers and pretty much standing room only.
MOGACROWD.wav This is an excerpt with just the sound of what the crowd sounded like with the band in the background.
Spent most of the weekend with Joshua the Geocaching Vlogger and daughter Reese!
Had about a dozen in a half vendors there ranging from the Moga Store, GxProxy, ammo box retail, Wooden Nickel Geocoins, large lego display and others.
Highlights
Meeting so many geocachers
Jesse’s Daughter sang “Happy” with the band.
My photo with Signal – DropBox

MOGA Day:
The Weather – Can we say Snowga?
50 Degrees and Dropping
30-35 mph sustained winds
50 mph gusts
Snow Flurries later in the day as the temps dropped
Did An Unbagging – Silver Level
Backpack
8Gig thumbdrive wrist band
Moga2016 pathtag and xtag
Moga 2016 pin
Choice of Moga T-Shirt or Geocoin with Proxy Card
Gadget Caches
Lab Caches
Main Venue was pretty much dead until later in the afternoon to evening festivities – Explain why Moga is a competitor’s event.
The Park nearby is where they had the competition with everyone going in all directions during the day.
Lady hit by tree – Seven staples to the head.
Winners of the Moga cup almost did not win when one of the competitors lost their punch card. A member of one of the other teams found and turned in the card on time. Allowing the other team to win. Love them good Samaritans.
Awards Night
Multiple Events – 1st, 2nd and 3rd awarded for each event/group
Each Event was broken into three age groups
Awards given for each who qualified
MOGAEND – We were pretty much exhausted from the days activities. Here is the final excerpt from Moga2016.

Going Home:
Over 13 ½ hours – going thru Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, NC
611.4 Miles
Wife Amy picked up Kentucky and Tennessee as new states

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Viewer Feedback – None – Sad Amy Thursday

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AMY – Question For Episode 152:

Prize 1 – 152: Cache-Advance.com – Trackable Mustashe and Trackable Yeti Tag

Congratulations: Devlin Davis (CoyfoxGrey)


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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
Have you ever participated with a geocaching competition event?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/b8MLMyCjJqB

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
——————————————————————-
The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

The New Geocaching App Overview – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 152

GeoSnippits Reboot Logo
The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights – A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

Sponsored by: CoinsAndPins.com

The New Geocaching App Overview – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 152

Streamed live on Mar 31, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the trials and tribulations of the new Geocaching App. We have had many listeners ask if we could go over it so here you are :)

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 152

Introduction of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Patch Fundraiser.
How It Works:
We need at least $2100 for the iMac computer we want to get to replace our old PC.
We are providing our brand new GSRP Glow in the dark and trackable patch with a minimal donation of $8.00USD. This includes shipping.
You can make any donation for our fundraiser by going to https://www.gofundme.com/gsrpcomputer
There you give the amount you wish to donate
Make sure your email address is correct – and we will contact you for your address.
In the comments section put in how many patches you want for that donation and any other comments you would like to include.
Again we hope you enjoy this patch as much as we do. Thank you for your contributions and a special thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their amazing work with this project.


Jamie Pullman Unboxing of the GSRP Patch!

You Tube LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_hEitoNfI

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SHOW NOTES

Main Live Map
Hamburger Icon
Your Profile
Find Geocaches – Back to Live Map
Messages – Send and Receive Messages from geocachers
My Lists – Pocket Queries
Help & About – Tutorials
Shop Geocaching.com
Log Out

Magnifying Glass Icon – Search
Location
GC Code
Trackable Code
Name?

Upside Down Pyramid – Filter and Sort
Geocache Type
Sort By
Difficulty
Terrain
Size
Hide My Finds
Hide My Caches
List Icon – Brings list view of geocaches shown on Map
Map Icon – Brings map view up

Finding A Geocache
Select a geocache – Color based by type
Brings up a Pin on the map with name and general info at the bottom
Click START
Zooms to where you are on map with a line going to GZ
Compass Strip towards bottom
Compass mode icon in upper right – Compass View
Click Cache Name – Brings Up Cache Page
Compass, Navigate, Info
About
Activity – Slide Screen Right to Left – Logs
Waypoints – Slide Screen Right to Left – My Waypoints
Cache Info
Trackables
Cache Owner Info
Log Geocache

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Viewer Feedback – Team Pugatch Multi Information
– Nandi – New Zealand Multicache

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AMY – Question For Episode 151:

Prize 1 – 151: GxProxy.com – UV LED Flashlight

Congratulations: Bethany Brant (~bbhyreb)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
Have you ever created your own PathTag, Geocoin or both?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/jMwVBn8BMnw

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

——————————————————————-
LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
——————————————————————-
The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.