May 2015 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 113

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

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May 2015 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 113

Streamed live on May 14, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a smorgasbord of geocaching topics, go over our Geocaching Poll of the Week and last minute information for GeoWoodStock XIII.

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 113

Munzee Event Links – Robert Lines AKA obxgeek
Geocaching.com event http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5MAN6_forging-community
Munzee event http://calendar.munzee.com/FORGINGCOMMUNITY/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/855275974511756/

Preparing For GeoWoodStock XIII
Where we will be – Booth in the pavilion
Giving out GSRP Cards while they last – possibly win prizes
Going to try Glympse – Google+ and Facebook to see.
Recording Live if possible at our Booth.
Come on by and say hi!

GWXIII Quick Tips:

From Brian Cooley:
Travel bugs – Please bring them with a print out of their info sheet (Goal/description), destination, and a baggy when trading
Quart Size works perfect

Download your must do caches ahead of time (the cell towers have not seen this many nerds, I mean enthusiasts, ever)

Our Suggestions

Plan ahead!
Planning a route – finding geocaches along the way
Key Geocaching Areas you might want to cache – create pocket queries
Certain “must have” Geocaches you are going to want to find
Allow for the time of actual geocaching in your trip. Going to, coming from and while you are there

Think to yourself – “I have no signal for my cell phone, how can I geocache?” Do this now instead of when you are there.

Load up your GPSr with geocaches
Put as much on your SD Cards as possible – Shows up as POI

Create Offline Lists on your Geocaching Apps

Save your Pocket Queries on a laptop to transfer to your GPSR when needed.

Get information for the Lab Caches before going. These do not come up with the normal app searches.

Other Suggestions:

Libations and Snacks – For the trip and while attending the event.

Prepare for the weather

Watch out for the critters and creepy crawlies – poke it with a stick

Above All a Well Planned Event is usually a fulfilling event. You get out of it what you plan for and adjust as necessary. Otherwise you may miss out on a lot.

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Prize 1 – 112: CoinsAndPins.com – The Jasmer GeoChallenge Coin Set

Congratulations To: 2eTango

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
The GCDoc is putting out a very elaborate and expensive to build Dr. Who based gadget-cache. He wants to know: Should he put it out as a Premium Only geocache?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/WvTZXxVkyG1

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.

Talking Geocaching with the GCDoc – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 112

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Talking Geocaching with the GCDoc – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 112

Streamed live on May 07, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss making videos with the world renown GCDoc. This will be an episode you will not want to miss.

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 112

Special Guest – Justin the GCDoc

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGCDoc

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Prize 1 – 111: CoinsAndPins.com – 81 Difficulty/Terrain Geo Achievement Kit

Congratulations To: Glenn Riser (Axeman22)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
What geocaching logging utensil do you use on a regular basis?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/NVW93LPWL3J

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.

Geocoins, Travel Bugs And Other Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 111

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

Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Geocoins, Travel Bugs And Other Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 111

Streamed live on Apr 30, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss those amazing extras of the Geocaching World the travelers, swag and how to tell the difference. Great things to know for the next time you run up against one in a geocache somewhere and know what should and should not be done with them.

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 111

What is a Traveler?

What is a Trackable?

What is a unique ID number and where do you get them?

What is the difference between Geocoins and Pathtags?

What is a Geocoin?

What is a Proxy Coin?

What is a Pathtag?

What is a Travel Bug?

What is a Hitchhiker?

How do you make a Travel Bug?

Do not get attached to Travelers – things happen!

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Our Winners For The GeoSnippits Cache Stash – Episode 110 – GxProxy.com LED Hook Flashlight – Purple
– (Kickenchicken)

Our LIVE Giveaway – CoinsAndPins.com – 15 Years of Geocaching Geocoin – Mike and Juli

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
What are your overall feelings about the new Geocaching.com’s search tool on the main website?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/B8Wkh6pRUYz

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.

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

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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.