Family Geocaching Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 110

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Family Geocaching Tips – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 110

Streamed live on Apr 23, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss interesting tips for taking the whole family out for geocaching adventures.

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!

#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 110

OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
If the log has enough space. How much should a geocacher include in a geocaching log?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/fh2uSFX9FXv

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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Overview
There are many different ways to geocache and for many, geocaching with the family is the best. It doesn’t matter if it is with a whole brood or with your significant other. Being together can bring lasting memories.

Getting the kids (whole family) out of the house for a while.

Preparation

Choosing geocaching places

Choosing family style geocaches

Gadget Caches / Geotrails are awesome

Getting ready for the trip

Family Things To Do

The Importance of Swag

First Aid

Other things than geocaching family style

Documenting your Trip

Making Memories and saving them

Expectations

Logging

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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 Tools of the Trade (TOTT) – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 109

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Geocaching Tools of the Trade (TOTT) – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 109

Streamed live on Apr 16, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress who happens to be reporting in via remote location discuss Geocaching TOTTs or Tools of the Trade. What do you need in your geocaching pack to get that elusive smiley?

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!

#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 109

OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
How many geocaches found should a geocacher have under their belt before placing geocaches themselves?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/8e17NxMaFth
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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HHH Quiz III Winner
Prize: GxProxy Ground Zero Flashlight and Red Proxy T-Shirt Trackable
Congratulations to: Vel Kienitz from St. Charles, MI

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High power flashlight. The cheap low power ones’ just don’t cut it.

Extra socks

Diapers – if caching with a toddler/infant :)

Pens – lots of em. A sharpie also helps for those hard to sign logs.

A towel. Always know where your towel is to be a real hoopy frood.

Carabiner… handy for tying up the geo-dog when you are in an area where she has to be on the leash, but you need to drop the leash to do a hunt. 

Bug spray designed for tick repulsion! very important :)

Some sort of snack – jerky or granola bars – never know when you get hungry on the trails, and that stuff keeps for a while so I can store it longer term without issue.

Rope… bring rope, always helps

Gloves

Hiking stick has been employed as a long distance pokey device.

Pliers on my leatherman has been used many many (many!) times as tweezers or just a fing-longer.

A boat a couple times :)

Water. For those pesky “fill this tube with water” caches.

Log Roller – for those nasty nano logs.

A fork or ice pick – is useful when a cache is in a recess as there is NO WAY I am going to stick my hand in a hole here in TEXAS.

Letherman – A multitool chock full of handy options that fit quite nicely in any geocachers pocket or pouch. www.leatherman.com/

Tweezers – http://www.rei.com/product/407072

A space pen – www.fisherspacepenstore.com/

Battery Case -http://batterychargerz.com/shop/article_MHS-BH4AA/AA-AAA-Battery-Carry-Case.html

A Utility Mirror –
http://www.generaltools.com/Products/1-38-Telescoping-Utility-Mirror__70555.aspx

Head Lamp Light-
http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=3401361

30″ telescoping magnet
https://www.google.com/search?q=telescopic+magnet&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=aZWGUOT2CK600QGJxoDwDA&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=955

2″ ‘snake’ mirror (so-named for more’n 1 reason!!)

Pickle/Olive Grabber.
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=olive%20grabber&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aolive%20grabber

Golf Ball Retriever
http://www.amazon.com/IGOTCHA-Ultimate-Golf-Retriever–Reach/dp/B002VX30X8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350997567&sr=8-3&keywords=i+gotcha+golf+ball+retriever

Rope Ladder

Ball of string and a few paperclips.

Swiss Army knife with tweezers and toothpick.

Backup GPS unit.

Duck Tape.

Sample subpoenas. They give me a reason for skulking around places that are not ordinarily skulked around. I can explain that I am looking for so-and-so. After that, people generally leave me alone … and when they don’t I ask their name as I look through my stack of subpoenas.

Bandanas. One for use as a cover-up to hide the GPSr or cache container from muggle eyes, makeshift water bottle carrier, cache location/trail marker, container and swag dryer, dirt remover, and many, many other uses one doesn’t know until you need it. The second, hopefully clean, to stem the flow of blood. Stuff happens.

Extension pole grabbers you use to hang Christmas lights

6 foot length of string with neodymium magnet on end for those rare occasions where a magnetic cache has fallen to earth and is not retrievable bare handed.

CellSensor EMF Detection Meter – made to detect cell phone radiation and electromagnetic fields but can be used to locate those tiny little magnetic nanos.

A roll of wrapping or packing tape The tape works great for grabbing the ticks off my clothes, and I can count how many I nabbed at the end of the hike.

A pair of buckskin gloves.

A clipboard to “look official” so as to ward off muggle attention. That sounded good but I use something a little smaller and more convenient. It’s a small spiral bound pocket notebook. You can flip it open and lay the GPS over or under it if need be. It cammos the GPS hand well.

Package of diaper wipes. It’s great when you get plant sap on your hands and other things

An orange vest and a hard hat just in case I need to look even more ‘official’ than just the clipboard.

Mechanix brand gloves when reaching into nooks and crannies, and when climbing (coral outcroppings are sharp).

Ziplock bags, and used plastic grocery bags for trash and such.

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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.

Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz III – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 108

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Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz III – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 108

Streamed live on Apr 9, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress challenge you to see how much you know about geocaching with HHH’s Geocaching Quiz III. After your done, see how you did in points and send in your score for a chance at a very cool prize. Drawing will be held next week – you can’t win if you don’t play.

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!

#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 108

150 Civil War Geotrail – North Carolina- https://www.facebook.com/pages/NC-Civil-War-150-Geotrail/716201498407252?fref=ts

Don’t forget CITO now a 4 day weekend UPDATE – Now April 24 thru April 27 – get your events planned.

Suggested Free HTML Editor – Free HTML Editor | CoffeeCup Software – http://www.coffeecup.com/free-editor/

This weeks poll: What is your favorite way of watching / listening to podcasts?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/eAJKZbiFhWv

HHH’s Geocaching Quiz III Drawing
Have your scores, geocaching name and address in by Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Send it to HHH’s Geocaching Quiz 3 via gsreboot@gmail.com

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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.

The Geocaching Intro App Tutorial – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 107

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The Geocaching Intro App Tutorial – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 107

Streamed live on Apr 2, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss in-depth the Geocaching Intro App. Many new geocachers are introduced through this app. Lets see what they see when they try and use it.

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!

#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 107

Download from Play Store (Android) https://market.android.com/details?id=com.groundspeak.geocaching.intro
or
App Store (iOS) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geocaching-intro/id329541503

Windows: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/apps/33e84192-f9f3-425a-840d-dd2907808b33
Install the app – it’s Free

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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.

Making Some Creative Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 106

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

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Making Some Creative Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 106

Streamed live on Mar 26, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss how to create for your very own some clever and down right evil 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!

#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 105

The Great Norfolk to Norfolk TB Race 2015
Races Starts May 3rd, this year we’re having 6 races running at the same time. This year we added Norfolk Virginia as a start/finish location as well Norfolk Ontario Canada and Norfolk UK.

There will be a race from each location to one of the other Norfolk’s
We are accepting mail-in Tb’s for all 3 locations

More Details on the web site
http://my.kwic.com/~hnag/p-norfolk2015.html
and Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Norfolk2Norfolk

Brent Smith aka simrebel
Haldimand Norfolk Area Geoacachers (HNAG)
www.kwic.com/~hnag

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Creative geocaches sprayed with Used – Premium Woodcare – Cabot Spar Varnish
after being painted.

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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.