Having Fun When Finding Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 167

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

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Having Fun When Finding Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 167

Streamed live on July 21, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the fun and interesting ways and techniques of finding a geocache. Plus Wife Amy becomes the First Geocacher To Leave A Live Podcast Recording And Get A FTF!!! Be sure to see the whole show for all the details as they unfolded.

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 167

Mission GC souvenirs are available the weekends of July 30-31, August 13-14 and August 27-28.
One week prior to each souvenir window, Premium members will receive an email with an “encoded message.” Decoding the message will unlock instructions for securing the souvenir.

Information is made available to Basic Members on the morning of the souvenir release via Geocaching.com, the Geocaching® app, Facebook and Twitter.

Read all about it on The Geocaching Blog!

Yours in caching,
Chris Ronan

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SHOW NOTES

What makes finding a geocache so much fun?
Finding and holding a physical container
The Logical Thinking it takes to find one
Going on the adventure wherever it takes you
Enjoy the story

Geocaching Basics: The Geocaching Sense – What is it?
Built on experience including many learned points of reference
Intuition
Luck
A deep need to play Spiderman when geocaching

There are many different ways of finding that geocache when approaching ground zero. Tonight We thought it would be a fun tutorial discussion by going over ground zero techniques.

With GPSrs – What causes “bouncing arrow”?
Heavy Overhead Coverage – Trees, Foliage, Mountains, etc.
Valley or Hollers
City Buildings
With Smartphones – What causes the “this dang arrow hasn’t moved in the past 60 yards phenomenon?
All of the above
Bad WiFi crossover areas
Your phone is overloaded due to available memory, storage, age.

FINDING GROUND ZERO TECHNIQUES
Intersection – 90 degree approaches to ground zero. Come in from the south mark where ground zero is. Then come in from the east or west and mark. Average your differences.

Spiral Out

Approaching ground zero – best advice, put your gps in your pocket and look around

Ground Zero Suggestions
Turn off preconceptions – you can fool yourself
Nanos
Magnetic – Use the force, under, up, inside, within, high, etc.
Bison Tube Inserts – fits just about anywhere
Implanted into resin molds and forms, Only the cap sticks out
Random geocaching tidbit for the day: Evil Resin Nano Geocache

Bison Tubes, Pill Containers
Time of Day, Shadowing, Sunlight
Shake that tree
Camouflage
Pine cones
Concrete
Molding into the environment
Fitting in any nook or cranny
Bondo
Grape Vines – Engage the cloaking device
Pine Trees
Holly Bushes
Fences
Local Hides (Flora and Fauna)

Smalls and Regular Geocaches
Pile of Sticks
Logs
Trees
Hidden in
Trap Doors
Caves
Rocks
Hidden on Stick in tree
Phobias – that’s the place to hide them

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Viewer Feedback:
Merlin1392
aka Tim the Divemaster
aka Tim Green

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AMY – Question For Episode 166:

Prize 1 – 166: CoinsAndPins.com – 100 Hides GeoAchievement Set

Congratulations: Ken and Billie


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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Do you use online applications to store your geocaching notes, photos, etc.?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/NNXF96P5kgv

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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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.

July 2016 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 166

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Geocaching Trek Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 164

Streamed live on July 14, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss everything from the new Pokemon Go craze to the Geocaching Duck Dash to evil geocaches. This and a whole lot more from special audio appearances like Joshua Johnson the Geocaching Vlogger.

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 166

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SHOW NOTES

Pokemon Go – Staying on the positive side
Not a threat to geocaching, in fact if played right may even enhance certain playable sides to the game.
Spread love not hate – it’s a thing.
Virtual Revival
Chirp Alternative
Multicache enhancements
etc.

HQ Duck Dash

Enter the HQ Duck Dash: A Global Trackable Race

On August 30, 2001, Geocaching.com Founder Jeremy Irish activated the world’s first trackable, TB1.

The race will begin July 20, 2016 at 12:01am PST and ends on August 20, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.

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Viewer Feedback:
Thanks to Joshua Johnson the Geocaching Vlogger
https://www.youtube.com/user/mngeocaching

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AMY – Question For Episode 165:

Prize 1 – 165: GxProxy.com – Caching In The Last Frontier Proxy and Geocoin

Congratulations: Chad Courtney (Taz427)


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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Do you use online applications to store your geocaching notes, photos, etc.?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/NNXF96P5kgv

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
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Subscribe To The Show
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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.

What Glues To Use For Making Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 165

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Geocaching Trek Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 164

Streamed live on July 07, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss different types of glues that you can use for making geocaches or we just might play Pokemon Go which came out today.. We shall see…

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 165

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SHOW NOTES

What Is The Best Adhesive To Glue This To That? Glue Guide Chart

http://www.gorillatough.com/

Glue Guide For All Types Of Materials – What Type Of Glue To Use On…
Glass To Metal – Loctite Impruv
Metal To Wood – LePage’s Metal Epoxy
Plastic To Metal – Faststeel Epoxy Putty
Leather To Metal – Household Goop
Felt To Metal – 3M 77
Paper To Wood – Yamato Sticking Paste
Fabric To Rubber – Barge
Styrofoam To Vinyl – Hot Glue
Glass To Wood – General Electric Silicone II
Paper To Vinyl – Sobo or Rhoplex
Ceramic To Rubber – Household Goop
Paper To Glass – Weldbond
Leather To Vinyl – 3M 80
Ceramic To Fabric – 3M 77
Glass To Rubber – General Electric Silicone II
Metal To Ceramic – J-B Weld

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Viewer Feedback:
Thanks for the Team Pugatch Pathtag

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Special Thanks to the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau
The Great Finding Bigfoot GeoTrail
visitANF.com

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AMY – Question For Episode 164:

Prize 1 – 164: Coins and Pins.com – Angel Geocoin, travel octant tag and a Peace Flower Travel tag

Question 1 – 164: True or False: Strawberries have more Vitamin C than Oranges?

Answer 1 – 164: TRUE: Strawberries. A 3.5-ounce serving of fresh strawberries, or about five large berries, provides 32 calories and almost 59 milligrams of vitamin C, or 98 percent of the daily value. As such, ounce for ounce, strawberries are slightly higher in vitamin C — and lower in calories — than oranges.

Congratulations: Cory Stevens

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Have you ever found an underwater geocache?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/S7PejvWJGm6

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.

Geocaching Trek Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 164

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Geocaching Trek Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 164

Streamed live on Jun 30, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the basics needed for geocachers who enjoy taking on some distances when hiking for 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 164

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SHOW NOTES

Cell service isn’t guaranteed and may be spotty. SMS can help since it’s smaller packets. Device and service combos like the SPOT or InReach may be better options. Some of those can be rented for trips. For cell service there’s also the SpareOne Plus which runs and AA batteries. There are also satellite phones including one from SPOT again.

Let someone know your overnight hiking plans and route. Include expected times back and who to contact if suspected that something may be wrong. Do you know who to contact?

Pack your survival gear, especially matches, in resealable, waterproof bags. Tripping into a pond or stream could ruin the adventure and socks

Extra Clothes

Mark the car!!!!

I’ll take water!! beer?? Lol!!

Toilet Paper and other necessities – Travel sizes work great.

Don’t forget your geocaching tools of the trade. It’s easy to forget in all your hiking gear to also include your geocaching tools. Leatherman, headlamp, hiking poles, and other lighter weight necessities.

Carry more power than you expect to need. Extra batteries for the GPSR and flashlights (remember that lithium batteries last longer, are lighter, and will stay “new” for a decade on the shelf). Battery cases and external batteries for the cell phone/smartphone. Large batteries in the higher mAh+ range can be used at camp. Don’t forget your cords! Remember a Galaxy S7 takes about 3000 maH to charge.

Wear a solid pair of boots… they’re great protection against ankle sprains, glass, and snakes

More Water! – Hide it on the trail going to your destination to pick up on the way back as well.

Do a little research to know which plants and animals should be avoided. In many areas, make sure you take bear spray!

Consider how much you can carry on a hiking trip and this includes water and food. That all takes up weight included with your other gear.

Manage your power: turn off the backlight on the GPSR and use tracking modes if available when you’re not navigating. On phones turn off roaming, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Leave the screen off as much as possible. Warning: Airplane mode shuts down the GPS too.

Bring swag that might help someone else — like a fresh pen, or bottle of water

Know your environment and terrain! Depending on when you go, check local forecasts. Zero degree sleeping bags even when it not quite winter ‘cause it can get cold at night

With all that is going on, don’t forget to document your adventure. Plenty of photos (camera over smartphone to save batteries), written log book of everything experienced.

Download and cache both maps and geocaches for the smartphone or tablet. That enables lower data usage saving battery and enabling use even when out of range.

It’s best around this time of year to leave your antler hat at home, and wear your bright orange instead.

Always assume you’re going to be spending the night there and bring what you appropriately need. (matches, sweater, etc. in your caching bag)

Back to basics: Detailed map (topo) and a compass!

First Aid Kit, Not too small or too big is best. It should provide you enough aid to help with most common injuries.

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Viewer Feedback:
Lee Tibbetts (Lee!)

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AMY – Question For Episode 163:

Prize 1 – 163: From GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast – A Deadly Duck Trackable Tag – Envy (green)

Congratulations: BrandyJack


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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Have you ever been part of a travel bug race?

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

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.

Make Your Own Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 163

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Make Your Own Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 163

Streamed live on Jun 23, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the differences and fun about geocaching’s movable game pieces the Trackables. Including some step by step help for you to make your very own.

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 163

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SHOW NOTES

Geocaching Definition – Trackable
A trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online. Also known as Travel Bugs, GeoCoins.

Geocaching Definition – Travel Bug
A trackable tag with a unique code that attaches to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.

Geocaching Definition – Geocoin
A Geocoin works similarly to a Travel Bug® in that they are trackable and can travel the world, picking up stories from cache to cache. Geocoins are often created as signature items by geocachers and can also be used as collectibles.

Pathtags Definition:
A pathtag is a small (1″ diameter) coin that is left as signature items by some geocachers. The design on the face of the coin is customized, while the other side holds a generic design and a serial number. They’re often mistaken for geocoins, but there are three main differences between geocoins and pathtags. The most important difference is that pathtags have nothing to do with GroundSpeak and are not trackable at geocaching.com. Another difference is that the tags are not individually trackable – all tags of the same design have the same serial number. While it is possible to track where the tags were logged, it is not possible to track the path of an individual tag. Finally, tags are usually meant to be kept by the finder, instead of being moved like activated geocoins.

Tags Definition:
Cachekinz, WildOnes, Extags, etc.
A non travelbug tage with a trackable gc code. Works the same as a travel bug.

Hitchhikers Definition:
Geofleaz
A tag that attaches to any other geocache game piece. It normally does not have any trackable code with it.

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Make Your Own Travel Bug:

Need:
Travel Bug Tag – usually comes with a copy
Chain or Wire to secure the tag to the item
Item of Some Type – can be just about anything. Size dictates the type of geocache it will be able to fit in
Take said item and say goodbye to it. No personal attachments, chances are the trip will end. It varies on how long it will last.
DRILL A HOLE THROUGH THE SUCKER!
Place Chain and or Wire through tag and item
Crazy glue the connector
Activate your Travel Bug – Geocaching.com
Fill Out The Trackable Form
Name of Trackable
Who you are
Area you are starting
Date you are starting
Description about the Trackable
Goal about the Trackable
Take said item and say goodbye to it.
Send it on it’s way
Track it on it’s personalized web page and map

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Viewer Feedback:
Speakpipe – Cloak N Dagger (Adam Schoenwald) – From May 1:03
Burgandy – A new belt – Congratulations 0:18

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AMY – Question For Episode 162:

Prize 1 – 162: Cache-Advance.com – 16 oz tumbler, two trackable tags – Cache Crate and cool grey shark

Congratulations: Jeff Arbaugh

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Have you ever been bitten by a tick?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/2ajtGPoA6dB

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.