Top 15 – Need to Know Things About Geocaching – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 184

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Top 15 – Need to Know Things About Geocaching – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 184

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a basics tutorial about 15 things geocachers should know about geocaching. It is a great discussion for both the new and experienced geocacher.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 184

Understand Geocaching – what we do and why
What fits best for you?
Geocaching game pieces are someone else’s property

Navigation – Car Navigation, GPSr Units and Smartphones – maps

Apps, applications, online websites

Geocaching Terminology – Acronyms, terms and phrases
Glossary of Terms

Basic Needs, clothes, sustenances, beverages like water

Safety First
How to accurately read a compass
How to identify Poison Ivy and other dangerous plants
Know the animals, snakes, spiders and other harmful critters
Tell others that you are out in the wild

First Aid Kit
One to take with you
One for your car
Survival Tin

TOTT – Your Geocaching Pack
Pliers
Flashlight
Pen (Space)
Magnet
Mirror
Tweezers
Log Roller
Batteries

Your first 100 geocaches
Learning geocaching points of reference
Everything is new and exciting

Exploring all of the possibilities of geocaching
There are so many things try
Different Geocaching Types
Terrains and Difficulties

Starting to place your own geocaches – When? – a good question.

Activities you can do while geocaching
Bring the family
Hiking/Walking
Camping
Photography

How To – Finding geocaches
Take nothing for granted
Look up
Put gps away
Spiral
Intersection

Giving Back to the geocaching community, events, hides, social media, etc.

Creativity – Be creative with everything you do with geocaching. Go big or go home. Make your hides, events, etc. something favorite point worthy.

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GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Congratulations to: Phillip Glenn

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AMY – Question For Episode 181:

Prize 1 – 183: Cache-Advance.com Bolt Cache

Congratulations: Dan Pugatch


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

What percentage of your geocaching time in a week is finding only park and grabs?

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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 Geocachers Creed – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 183

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The Geocachers Creed – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 183

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the Geocacher’s Creed. It is a statement of which all geocachers should follow as best as they can to help preserve a good ethic in the geocaching community.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 183

http://www.geocreed.info/

– The Development of the Creed (From The Geocaching Creed Website)
The Geocachers’ Creed is designed to help orient new players to the ethos of the geocaching community and to guide experienced players in questionable situations, so that everyone can enjoy geocaching!

The “Geocachers’ Creed” was created using open forums that were viewed over 7800 times and actively involved over 60 geocachers in a long discussion, with two geocachers serving as editors to meld various comments. This discussion arose out of concerns that geocaching could be banned in some locations because of the inappropriate actions of a few people. The Creed is a way of consolidating existing information and generally accepted geocaching behavior into a concise format that serves both to guide geocachers and to instill a sense of trust in landowners and land managers.

– The Need for a Geocachers’ Creed
A need for morality – as we go over the different key points of the Geocacher’s Creed it is important to know that we are not preaching to everyone about what is right and what is wrong. What the Geocacher’s Creed represents is simply put – good common sense practices. Sometimes it is necessary to point out the obvious as to promote thought and out of that action. So as we go over this tonight there should be many times when you think to yourself, “Well duh!”. Which actually helps confirm the obvious.

– A Voluntary Creed –
The geocacher’s creed is more like needed guidelines. No one is forcing you to act with respect towards others efforts of placing a quality geocache and in return putting it back as good or better than found. No one is making you keep other geocachers in mind when placing a geocache or doing the right thing when the situation arises. This is completely voluntary and as a whole only helps remind geocachers of what is really best for all and best for ourselves. So let’s now go over the Geocacher’s Creed and you can come to your own conclusions.

SAFE – LEGAL – ETHICAL

When placing or seeking geocaches, I will:

…Not Endanger Myself or Others
Like any outdoor activity, geocaching involves some inherent risk and many geocachers enjoy manageable risks. Minimize inordinate risks.
When creating a cache, describe any hidden dangers and, if possible, arrange the hunt to minimize these dangers.
When seeking a cache, know your limitations and be aware of your surroundings. Don’t attempt anything beyond your abilities.
A cache you own, or one you’re trading out of, could be found by children or even a prisoner work crew – consider the location of the cache and those likely to find it when deciding what to leave as a trade item.

…Observe All Laws and Rules of the Area
Don’t break the law or rules of an area, or encourage others to do so, when placing or seeking a cache.
highways
mail boxes
known trespassing areas
Don’t leave illegal items in a cache.

…Respect Property Rights and Seek Permission Where Appropriate
Check if permission is required before placing a cache on private property, and respect the landowner’s wishes.
Check if public land has a geocaching policy and respect existing policies.
Promptly remove your cache if the land manager or steward asks.
Do not damage, or interfere with the function of, buildings, structures, or signage.

…Avoid Causing Disruptions or Public Alarm
Don’t place a cache near schools or government buildings unless the administration and staff are fully aware of the placement.
Use caution where children play. Parents are understandably concerned when strangers are near their children.
Don’t place a cache near critical infrastructure that might be considered a terrorist target, or create a cache that could be mistaken for a terrorist device (e.g. a pipe bomb).

…Minimize My and Others’ Impact on the Environment
Follow Leave No Trace ethics whenever possible.
When seeking a cache, practice “Lift, Look, Replace” – put all stones or logs back where you found them. Leave the area as you found it or better (e.g. pick up litter).
Obtain the best possible coordinates for your cache to reduce unwarranted wear on the area. Recheck and correct your coordinates if finders report significant errors.
Do not abandon a cache.
If you stop maintaining a cache, remove the container, archive its listing and explain the disposition of the cache in your archive note, or put it up for adoption or rescue.
If you de-list a cache on one host, but keep it on another, make sure you mention this in the archive note to prevent rescues of active caches.

…Be Considerate of Others
Treat other geocachers civilly – in the field, in the forums, or wherever your paths may cross.
Don’t spoil the hunt for others – allow them to experience the cache as its owner intended.
Avoid leaving tracks to the cache. Do not disrupt the cache area or mark the hiding spot.
Minimize giving unsolicited clues that reveal the cache (i.e. “spoilers”).
Don’t provide any hints if the cache description asks you not to. In all other cases, be cryptic or encrypt any hints or spoilers you enter in online logs.
Edit your log if the cache owner requests that you remove spoilers.
Promptly alert the owner of any issues with their cache. Make minor repairs if you can, it will save the owner a trip.
Cache owners appreciate feedback – write an online log, send an email, or otherwise let the owner know about your experience with their cache.
Only place caches you can maintain and respond promptly to problem reports.
If you exchange trade items, trade kindly: Consider what future finders would like and leave something equal to or better than what you take.
If you place a traveling item into the game, attach a tag that describes its goal, so that others can help it along. If you pick up a traveling item with a tag describing its goal, move the item toward its goal if possible. Contact the owner if you hold a traveling item for more than a couple of weeks or so.
Obtain permission from the originator before copying unique themes and techniques, adding to an existing series of caches, or placing a cache close to another.

…Protect the Integrity of the Game Pieces
The owner entrusts you to not damage or jeopardize the cache. Try to ensure the cache is ready for the next finder and is as good as or better than you found it.
Make sure the container is properly closed to prevent the contents from getting wet or destroyed.
Be inconspicuous in retrieving, signing in, and replacing a cache to avoid vandalism.
Put the cache back where you found it and hide it well. Don’t move a cache – if you suspect the cache is not in the intended spot, hide it the best you can and alert the owner as soon as possible.
Don’t collect traveling items meant to stay in the game. This is tantamount to stealing.
Don’t tamper with or involve a game piece in “alternate” games without the owner’s permission.

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GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Send in an email up to 5 different things you would like for the holidays this year.
Please include your actual name, geocaching name and address to gsreboot@gmail.com – Subject: Holiday Wish List 2016

All items will be totalled up for a master wish list which will be disclosed just before Thanksgiving. Your email will become an entry to win prizes thru the month of December.
All emails must be in for the December drawings by: Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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AMY – Question For Episode 181:

Prize 1 – 181: GSRP Patch

Congratulations: Benjamin Tyson


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

IF the newly found APE cache in Washington State is reactivated. Should you receive the APE Cache Icon as finders did before it was archived?

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Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
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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.

Holiday Wishlist 2016 – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 182

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Holiday Wishlist 2016 – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 182

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss 2016’s Holiday Wish List. Be sure to share with your significant other so they can get some helpful holiday hints for the geocacher in their lives.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 182

Holiday Wishlist 2016 – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 182

Wish List 2009
#10 – Netbook computers.
#9 – Friends to go geocaching with.
#8 – Premium Memberships to Geocaching.com.
#7 – A Job.
#6 – PDA.
#5 – Smart Phones.
#4 – GPS Units.
#3 – Cameras.
#2 – Geocache Mobiles.
#1 – Time to go Geocaching.
Holiday Wish List 2016 Top Number 1’s
XXXXX – GPSR

XXXX – Geocaching.Com Annual Premium Membership

XXX – Years subscription to the Cache Crate.. or even just 1 box!

XX – Geocoins

That my muggle husband would become a non muggle.
3D Printer (starter)
Geocaching 15 Year Anniversary Coin
A portable charger for my phone.
That black travel bug hoodie from the geocaching.com shop
A nice sturdy backpack that I can take all my hiking and geocaching gear in. one that I can sew patches, like my GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast patch!, on
NEW SWAG BAG
Coin display
A new ToTT Pack with all the goodies
Any of the Moun10Bike Geocoins
A Phone holder for my bike.
A large pickup truck to get all of those off road caches, store my gear, and stand on to reach those not-so-low-hanging tree caches
Personalized path tags for Loontrackers
Old Town Guide 16 wooden canoe
The classic NES http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic . Because I loved the nes back in the day! So being able to replay 30 classic nes games is a dream come true!
Plane ticket to Brazil to get the APE cache

Holiday Wish List (Collated)
XXXXXXXXXXX – Geocoins
John Stanley-Mountain Bike-15 year Geocoin
2016 Lackey Geocoin
Geocaching 15 Year Anniversary Coin
Shinys! I would like to have some so that I can figure out what all the fuss is about! Lol
A geocoin and proxy so that I can send one out on an adventure but still keep one.
The Go Caching Tardis Puzzle Geocoin
Any of the Moun10Bike Geocoins
Wooden nickel to leave at caches
Any Coin that looks cool.
Mountain Bike’s 15 year GeoCoin
Borg Cube – Resistance is Futile Geocoin set
Flying Guardian Dragon – Ancient Copper LE
100 Hides Geo-Achievement set
4,000 Finds Geo-Achievement set
custom geocoins
custom geotags
geocaching pins
Custom poker chips
Grandma Geocoin( For Juju)
I would like a Rainbow Bridge Geocoin

XXXXXXXXXXXXX – GPSR

XXXXXXXXXX – A cache crate

SUBSCRIPTIONS

XXXXX – Geocaching.Com Annual Membership
Cachebox subscription
Project-GC Annual Membership
Subscription to FTF magazine so I can renew in 2017
Geocaching Premium Membership
1 Year Membership To Geocoin Club
Munzee 1 yr.membership. Cause I’m cheap and i really enjoy munzeeing

PATHTAGS
PERSONAL PATH TAG
Pathcash
coin pages for pathtags
A Paid minting of a path tag
Personalized path tags for Loontrackers

TRACKABLES
Praying Mantis Trackable – Bronze
Praying Mantis Trackable- Silver
That trackables would never get lost.
Trackables & proxies to set out in the world.

MISCELLANEOUS
XX – 3D Printer (starter)
That my muggle husband would become a non muggle.
More time to go geocaching.
More space to display my geocoin collection.
That opposing sides could agree to disagree, wars would end, and there would be peace in this crazy world.
Geocacher Parking Only sign (debbiedoesdecals)
Geo goodies– travel bug car decal, Geocaching car window sticker, etc
a new bike
Something Else Geocaching 15 Year Related
Another shadowbox to put my found swag in
Coin display
Pathtag collection display ammo box.
Path tag holder in the shape of the US
The classic NES http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic . Because I loved the nes back in the day! So being able to replay 30 classic nes games is a dream come true!
geocaching stickers
How to Puzzle Cache book
a round pathtag board with s horse design in center
a wooden pathtag ammo can

TOTT
A portable charger for my phone.
multi tool
flashlight
A new geo-truck (31years and 306K miles is more than wore out)
Golfball grabber arm thing, for getting those shorter tree climber evil caches
a nice sturdy backpack that I can take all my hiking and geocaching gear in. one that I can sew patches, like my GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast patch!, on
NEW SWAG BAG
New Windows Tablet (able to run GSAK)
A new ToTT Pack with all the goodies
Trackable walking stick for those tricky terrains
A mobile device that can ran both Android and iOS applications, rugged and water proof.
A Phone holder for my bike.
A black light
A new geo bag
a trackable walking stick
A charger for my phone
A large pickup truck to get all of those off road caches, store my gear, and stand on to reach those not-so-low-hanging tree caches
The Ring of Invisibility from The Hobbit, in order to avoid muggles and suspicious LEOs when hunting urban caches
Climbing/rappelling gear…because, well DUH, who doesn’t need it for Colorado caching!
A short friend to send after all of the drain/tunnel caches that my 6’5″ tall frame can’t fit into
Free fuel and airline tickets for a year to cache in other countries 🙂
Old Town Guide 16 wooden canoe:
A great set of tools. Long reachy grabby thing? UV light? Great flashlight? Yes please!
new walking sticks

CLOTHES
new work clothes
Geocaching 15 Year Anniversary Shirt
Geocaching clothes (sweatshirt, hat, etc.)
GPS watch
Boots
That black travel bug hoodie from the geocaching.com shop (2X)
LL Bean Heritage Snowshoes
LL Bean Field Coat size Medium in Tan for my dog Buddy:

GEOCACHE MAINTENANCE
Dr. B’s cache repair kit
Cache maintenance stuff. Replacement logs, write in the rain pens, etc.

TRAVEL
Really want to a flight to Jersey to see family/ meet my 2 new nephews and 1 niece
All all expense paid trip to log an ape cache, accompanied by other geocachers for safety.
An all expense paid trip to a geocaching giga event, arriving at least a day before the event in to get over any jet lag, and time after the event for sightseeing.
A trip to geo-Woodstock
WEEK LONG CACHE-CATION (CACHING VACATION)
Large Gift Card for Geogasoline
Paid Accommodations to a Mega Event in 2017
A plane ticket to Seattle,WA
Caching Road Trip
Plane ticket to Brazil to get the APE cache.
Plane ticket to Alaska to get that Souvenir.
Plane ticket to Hawaii to get that Souvenir.
Plane ticket to Australia to get that Souvenir.

GEOCACHES
A dozen preform containers, I probably would only hide a couple of these and keep the others to use a replacements.
ammo boxes for caches
Chewed gum cache.
Lifetime supply of Ammo Cans to hide geocaches
Ammo cans. Who doesn’t love having these? If not for geocaching. They are great for protecting your valuables.

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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 Tips For Beginners – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 181

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Geocaching Tips For Beginners – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 181

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss helpful tips and useful content from Pinterest for the beginning geocacher. A generous smorgesborg of good discussion abound.

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 181

Geocaching Tips For Beginners – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 181

Pinterest with Search: Geocaching, For Beginners

Geocaching Guides by the drove

Geocaching Supplies For The Beginner Geocacher

Geocaching Supplies for the Beginner Geocacher

GPS Units to consider – Why not just a cell phone or vise versa?

Geocache container descriptions and ideas to make

Smartphone Geocaching Apps

Swag Ideas

Kayaking & Canoeing for Beginners
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/270919733811578604/

The Ultimate Camping Checklist
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/44050902579677071/

Hiking Guide: What You Need to Know Before You Go
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/99642210476344691/

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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Send in an email up to 5 different things you would like for the holidays this year.
Please include your actual name, geocaching name and address to gsreboot@gmail.com – Subject: Holiday Wish List 2016

All items will be totalled up for a master wish list which will be disclosed just before Thanksgiving. Your email will become an entry to win prizes thru the month of December.
All emails must be in for the December drawings by: Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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AMY – Question For Episode 180:

Prize 1 – 180: GsReboot Package of our Glow in the Dark Trackable Patch and a Team Hardhat pathtag.

Congratulations: Cecelia Perez (RavenClaw Tia)


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

Do you have Geocaching goals you want to meet or exceed in 2017?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/F1hG1jERWxu

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
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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.

Fall – Winter Geocache Maintenance – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 180

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Fall – Winter Geocache Maintenance – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 180

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the importance with helpful tips about fall and winter geocache maintenance.

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 180

Fall – Winter Geocache Maintenance – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 180

Geocache Winter Maintenance
– What Is Maintenance and why should we do it?
There are several factors that can lead to a geocache needing maintenance. Some may be due to wear and tear of the geocache itself over time. For example seals can malfunction and finally leak, hinges give way and break or the geocache itself has been warped due to exposure. Other examples could be from the geocache being physically damaged in some way, such as with a walking pole, disasters like ground fires or even animals chewing on it. The point is no geocache is immune to wear and tear and all will eventually need maintenance. Groundspeak lightly covers this in their Geocache Listing Guidelines.

Who should do it?
What happens if it doesn’t happen?
Why should we all help with maintenance?

Key Points:

Summer can be rough in some locations leaving necessary maintenance , where fall/winter prep can be mandatory in other locations.
Make sure you want to go back out to do maintenance.
Bring along your EGRK, you may need it
How often to do geocache maintenance?

Helpful Tips:

Bring baggie and o-ring replacements when doing maintenance.
Make replacements of cache containers that might require full replacement when performing maintenance. You can swap out, making maintenance quicker in the field.
Follow your logs to be alerted of any unscheduled maintenance needs.

Geocache Listing Requirements / Guidelines (http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx)
Section 2 – Geocache Maintenance
Owner is responsible for geocache listing maintenance.
As the owner of your cache listing, your responsibility includes quality control of all posts to the cache listing. Delete any logs that appear to be bogus, counterfeit, off-topic or otherwise inappropriate.

A Geocache Owner’s responsibility – the debate
Geocaching Maintenance has had a sort of debate with the geocaching society as to how much the geocache owner is actually responsible for. Over the years we have seen many geocaches placed with a “fire and forget” mentality as to say, once the geocache is placed the container and any contents within (if any) are left on their own.

The other side of the debate asks that geocache owners take responsibility of their geocaches whether large or small to check on them regularly to insure that their game pieces are in good shape and at least updated with swag when possible.

What is so special about Winter Geocaching?
Heavy snow and ice can trap a geocache
Freezing weather can freeze and break certain things within a geocache

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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Send in an email up to 5 different things you would like for the holidays this year.
Please include your actual name, geocaching name and address to gsreboot@gmail.com – Subject: Holiday Wish List 2016

All items will be totalled up for a master wish list which will be disclosed just before Thanksgiving. Your email will become an entry to win prizes thru the month of December.
All emails must be in for the December drawings by: Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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AMY – Question For Episode 178:

Prize 1 – 178: GxProxy.com – Caching in the Last Frontier Geocoin Set

Congratulations: Gary Neal


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

What is your favorite activity with geocaching?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/AX3xUQptcbC

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.

November 2016 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 179

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

November 2016 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 179

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss all things geocaching with our November Mish Mash Episode. Find out what they found this time to discuss in our Geocaching World,

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 179

November 2016 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 179

Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel — Geocache of the Week

Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel — Geocache of the Week

Garmin GPSMAP 64sc adds flash camera and 250k geocache locations
http://www.slashgear.com/garmin-gpsmap-64sc-adds-flash-camera-and-250k-geocache-locations-01462372/

Field Excursions: Explore Middle Tennessee’s back roads with the Jack Trail GeoTour
http://nooga.com/174341/field-excursions-explore-middle-tennessees-back-roads-with-the-jack-trail-geotour/

Combining event types with Geocaching
It would appear that there are a lot of communities and parks of all sizes that are combining events with geocaching.

Weekend Geocaching events. Read up on several over halloween weekend that had Saturday/Sunday geocaching events. Be sure to check your local park newsletters for ideas.

NEW BRUNSWICK RECREATION TO HOST GEOCACHING SCAVENGER HUNT & PIZZA PARTY DURING NEW JERSEY TEACHER’S CONVENTION

Geocachers Cache in at Pemberville park
Avriana Hensley, 5, searches the woods for a pumpkin with her mother, Diana, and sister, Clarissa, 3, Wednesday, as they participate in the Geocache and Candy event at William Henry Harrison Park in Pemberville. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt that uses GPS coordinates to give clues as to where the treasures, usually small trinkets, are located. Bowling Green parks also host geocaching sites.

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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Send in an email up to 5 different things you would like for the holidays this year.
Please include your actual name, geocaching name and address to gsreboot@gmail.com – Subject: Holiday Wish List 2016

All items will be totalled up for a master wish list which will be disclosed just before Thanksgiving. Your email will become an entry to win prizes thru the month of December.
All emails must be in for the December drawings by: Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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AMY – Question For Episode 178:

Prize 1 – 178: GxProxy.com – Caching in the Last Frontier Geocoin Set

Congratulations: Gary Neal


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

When you attend geocaching events. Do you trade pathtags with other geocachers?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/dtZTCwk9bCa

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.