Full Membership Overview With Project-GC – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 192

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Full Membership Overview With Project-GC – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 192

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss some of the features you can enjoy if you become a member of Project-GC. If you love stats, trends and other data related queries this episode will be for you.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 192
Full Membership Overview With Project-GC – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 192

http://project-gc.com/

Non-Members Receive a lot of features
Members Receive the keys to the Candy Store…
Membership is:

1 year
23.00 USD
2 years
43.00 USD
3 years
60.00 USD

Features that are for members only this far are: Near 40 Features Added
Multi Map Compare – Compare finds on a map between more than two geocachers.
Stat Compare – Compare basic statistics with other geocachers. You can compare with many profiles at once.
Custom Filters – Build advanced filters and save them for later use. Not 100% done yet.
Map Regions – A map-tool to help you find caches in new regions.
Map Counties – A map-tool to help you find caches in new counties.
Profile Stats – Settings – Enable/Disable modules manually.
Route Builder – Build routes for use in filters.
Virtual GPS – Add caches to your Virtual GPS and build GPX’s. Think about it as a shopping cart for caches.
Building GPX files also requires a premium membership with Geocaching.com.
Profile Stats – Daily refresh – The Profile stats are generated weekly for non paying members. With an upgraded account they will be updated daily.
Profile Stats – Custom cache lists – Create custom cache lists, either for finds or hides in your Profile Stats.
Solved Mysteries – Plot a map with all the caches you have saved final coordinates for on Geocaching.com.
Requires that you have the coordinates in the Personal cache note field at Geocaching.com.
My Finds GPX – Automatically generated My Finds GPX files that you can download.
Premium membership with Geocaching.com required as well.
Event Notifiers – Advanced notifiers for events, where you can filter on number of Will attend, location data and distance.
Edited logs Notifiers – Receive a daily email with all the logs on geocaches that you own that Project-GC has detected as edited.
FP Notifiers – Receive a daily email telling you who has added or removed favorite points from your geocaches.
Log images Notifiers – Receive a daily email when Project-GC has detected that new images has been uploaded to geocaches that you own.
Besides that you actually will see the photos, it’s also a great way to avoid spoilers of your hides. Additionally Project-GC will inform you if the images are geo tagged by showing the coordinates inside the image, together with the distance to the hide itself.
Friends – Add friends to easier see them in top lists or to check out what they have logged recently.
The later part is under development and still not available.
Top Found Percent – Who has found the highest percent geocaches in a certain area?
Challenge checker map – Access to a map that shows the challenge caches in the world, and also shows which of them has checkers at Project-GC.
Discover trackables – Prioritized in the job queue for batch discovering trackables.
Live map – More live filters available.
Dashboard – Advanced search – Make advanced searches based on our fulltext indexing, including searching geocache logs.
Corrected coordinates – Toggle between plotted and corrected coordinates on the maps.
Requires that you have the coordinates in the Personal cache note field at Geocaching.com.
Auto-challenge-checkers – Challenge checkers are automatically processed in the background to see which challenges you fulfill.
You will then see your checker results on any map that shows a challenge cache.
If a challenge cache uses our advanced checker-image in its cache description you will also be able to see your checker result without even visiting Project-GC.
Run more challenge checkers – Non paying users are only allowed to run 10 challenge checkers per day. As a paying member there is no limit.
Additional filters – There are a few filters only available to paying members, for example the loop filter and the cache name filter.
Multi country/region/county-select in filters – Select any amount of countries/regions/counties at once in the filter system.
Quick search – Quick search function in the menu bar, to faster find the right page.
Less filter requirements – Most top lists have filter requirements due to performance reasons. Most of these has been removed for subscribers.
No ads – An ad-free site. Specially great for those with very small monitors (low resolution) where the right ad unit might be in the way sometimes.
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AMY – Question For Episode 191:

Prize 1 – 191: cache advance mug

Congratulations: Sally Watts


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

How many geocaching CITO events have you participated with?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/GCke65XT6pw

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The Art Of Geocaching Camouflage – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 191

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The Art Of Geocaching Camouflage – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 191

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss how a proper camouflage to your geocache hide can make the difference or not of it getting muggled.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 191
Camouflage is the art of hiding or obscuring something, to make it appear like something it’s not, or to have it disappear into its surroundings. As you can imagine, camouflage can play a very important role in geocaching. In an urban setting it can be used to hide containers in plain sight. In the woods it can make a simple hide more difficult.

In this episode we’ll cover some of the various ways you can use camo in your geocaching hides.

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Colin aka Torran

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AMY – Question For Episode 190:

Prize 1 – 190: GxProxy Goody Bag – Carabiner, Trek Tag and proxy, whistle and GeoPup Tag

Congratulations: Chuck Richards

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

How many geocaching CITO events have you participated with?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/GCke65XT6pw

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
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Leave No Trace – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 190

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Geocaching Memes – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 190

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the priciples and ideals of Leave No Trace. An organization to give understanding of outdoor ethics.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 190
Leave No Trace – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 190
The Center for Outdoor Ethics
https://lnt.org/

The Leave No Trace Seven Principles for Geocaching
http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/8/9/d892024c1d89159b/LeaveNoTracePrinciplesGeocaching.pdf?c_id=6035490&expiration=1485471634&hwt=a8050ade62be45c1fbc6745a973a82ab

Wolfgang Von Pitterpat Travel Bug
October, 2009
http://travelingtrainers.blogspot.com/2009/10/geocaching-101we-need-your-help.html

https://lnt.org/blog/geocaching-101-part-deux

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6 steps to organize a Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) event

6 steps to organize a Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) event

In 2017, geocachers around the globe will gather together during the weeks of April 22-30 and September 23– October 1 to pick up trash, remove invasive species, repair trails and more—plus earn a pretty sweet new souvenir. If you’ve never hosted a CITO before and you don’t know where to begin, read on! We will have a link to these steps in our show notes.

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AMY – Question For Episode 189:

Prize 1 – 189: Cache Advance: All-Weather Pen, Mermaid Trackable

Congratulations: Dasmonda Allen (SouthernGrits)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
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If Geocaching.com was to come up with something new to add to geocaching itself. What would you most likely want to have happen?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/5oYE9CZc88G

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
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Geocaching Memes – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 189

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Geocaching Memes – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 189

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the more humorous side of life with some geocaching memes. What is a meme anyways? We go over all of that tonight.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 189

What exactly is a MEME?
noun
an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
Examples:
One of the most popular for 2015-2016

Be Like Bill: a passive-aggressive meme that comments on people’s life choices.

GRUMPY CAT
More Cowbell
Honey Badger – Honey Badger Don’t Care
2001: All Your Base Are Belong To Us
‘All Your Base’ is an ‘Engrish’ humor meme… it comes from the flawed translation of Japanese into English subtitles. Instead of ‘all your bases belong to us’, this mistaken translation caught fire in 2001. The original video footage is from Zero Wing, a 1989 video game by Toaplan. Today, All Your Base is a joke phrase used in pop culture.

Geocaching Memes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=geocaching+meme&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS693US693&espv=2&biw=1022&bih=1055&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj92vfPps_RAhVEQCYKHfq8CcIQsAQIGQ

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=geocaching%20meme&rs=guide&term_meta[]=geocaching%7Cautocomplete%7C&term_meta[]=meme%7Cguide%7Cword%7C24&add_refine=meme%7Cguide%7Cword%7C24

Headhardhat Meme:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664035764620/

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AMY – Question For Episode 187:

Prize 1 – 187: Cache-Advance.com: CITO work gloves

Congratulations: Rick Watts


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

If Geocaching.com was to come up with something new to add to geocaching itself. What would you most likely want to have happen?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/5oYE9CZc88G

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
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Swiss Army Knife Vs. Multi-Tool – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 188

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Swiss Army Knife Vs. Multi-Tool – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 188

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss one of the great TOTT discussions with geocachers: SAK aka the Swiss Army Knife VS the Leatherman Multitool. Which do you prefer and why?

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 188

There has always been a Coke or Pepsi debate when it comes to some geocaching tools. One of the bigger ones is the debate between Multi Tools vs Swiss Army Knives and that got us thinking which one really is better than the other and what components we actually use.

So let’s bring out the two contenders for a look see.

In this corner we have the handy man’s must have – The Multi Tool
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-tool

Per Wiki: MultiTools
A multi-tool (or multitool) is any one of a range of portable, versatile hand tools that combines several individual functions in a single unit. The smallest are credit-card or key sized units designed for carrying in a wallet or on a keyring, but others are designed to be carried in a trouser pocket or belt-mounted pouch.

Historical
The idea of incorporating several tools in one small portable unit is very old, dating back at least as far as Middle Roman times.[1] Many of these were based around eating.

In 1984 Tim Leatherman sold his first “Pocket Survival Tool”,[2] larger and more robust than a pocket-knife based tool, and incorporating a set of needle-nosed pliers in a balisong-style mechanism. Too large for most pockets, it came with a belt pouch. Today, Leatherman Tool Group manufactures and markets a variety of multi-tool models.

“Leatherman” is now often treated as a genericized trademark[citation needed] for the similar multi-tools now available from makers such as Coleman, Gerber, Kershaw Knives, Schrade, SOG Knife, Victorinox, Craftsman – along with many unbranded types produced in low-cost production regions, and smaller mini and micro units are often small enough for pockets or even key rings.

Geocaching Uses:
Pilers – loose caps, stuck items, pick things up with
Bottle / Can opener
Tweezers
Knives
Saws

Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=multi+tool

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=leatherman&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aleatherman

Per Wiki: Swiss Army Knife
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In this corner we have the Schweizer Offiziersmesser: German “Swiss officer’s knife”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Army_knife

The Swiss Army knife generally has a sharp blade, as well as various tools, such as screwdrivers, a can opener, and many others. These attachments are stowed inside the handle of the knife through a pivot point mechanism. The handle is usually red, and features a Victorinox or Wenger “cross” logo or, for Swiss military issue knives, the coat of arms of Switzerland.
Originating in Ibach, Switzerland, the Swiss Army knife was first produced in 1891 after the company, Karl Elsener, which later became Victorinox, won the contract to produce theSwiss Army’s Modell 1890 knife from the previous German manufacturer. In 1893, the Swiss cutlery company Paul Boéchat & Cie, which later became Wenger, received its first contract from the Swiss military to produce model 1890 knives; the two companies split the contract for provision of the knives from 1908 until Victorinox acquired Wenger in 2005.
The design of the knife and its versatility have both led to worldwide recognition.[2]

Geocaching Uses:

Scissors
Toothpick
Cork Screw
Screw Driver
Pliers

Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=swiss+army+knife&sprefix=swiss+a%2Caps%2C135&crid=2D8YOEQG0FJ9N

So depending on your preferences and budget you are going find a multitool or Swiss Army Knife to fill your geocaching needs.
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From Adam

“Since you have such a big passion with shinny, which was the very first coin you fell in love with and what is it’s story?”

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AMY – Question For Episode 187:

Prize 1 – 187: Cache-Advance.com: CITO work gloves

Congratulations: Rick Watts


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

Out of these choices. What would you like to have happen most to the activity of geocaching in 2017?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/Q8hw53YHJj8

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
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Geo-Resolutions 2017 – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 187

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Geo-Resolutions 2017 – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 187

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss 2017’s Geo-Resolutions. Hopefully these will give you some ideas for resolutions for yourself.

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 187

A geocacher’s secrets to making New Year’s resolutions stick
by Paige Edmiston.

A geocacher’s secrets to making New Year’s resolutions stick

Lose weight and get fit.
How much money do we spend on mechanical clothes hangers or other fitness trends only to drop them after a few weeks or less? Get out geocaching and hit those trails to help with a better you.

Make new friends.
Go geocaching with fellow geocachers, new geocachers, etc.
Find them at geocaching events. Doesn’t have to be a big event. Sometimes smaller is better.

Spend more time with family.
Hang on to the time you can go geocaching with your family members.
Sometimes they grow out of it.
Geocaching with your significant other

Drink more water.
The number one provision of geocachers is water. Always be sure to have enough with you for not only yourself but others in your geocaching party and your pets.

Be less stressed.
Some of my favorites is:
Walking in the Woods, during the different seasons.
Greenways
Walkways
Places of tranquility

Travel.
There is nothing like geocaching in an area that you have never been.
Throw a dart and go for a day trip, weekend or more.
Utilize favorite points.
Go for areas known for excellent geocaching trails where you can possibly earn a geocoin.

Learn something new.
Puzzle or Mystery caches are a great way to learn some new technique you may never tried before. There are so many different ways of finding and opening geocaches that your geocaching pack may fill up rather quickly with gadgets and gizmos that you never thought you needed.

Step out of your comfort zone.
Many new geocachers believe that the only main type of geocaching adventures out there are the standard traditionals. Find the box, sign the log, put the box back, next.. But there are many other types like Earthcaches, Multi-caches, Whereigos and Lab Caches to name a few. Find out which ones interest you and go find them.
Go to places you have never been to!

Get married.
Geocaching can help. Seriously. Watch this video to learn how to make a geocaching proposal.

Break a personal record.
Goals are a perfect way to set resolutions. If you say to yourself that you will find more geocaches this year you may try harder to do so. Though if you say I will find 200 more geocaches this year you are more apt to succeed.

Spend less time on social media.
Yes we live in a time where practically everyone has a cell phone permanently attached to their arm like a Borg implant. We can’t move without poking our nose into the latest trend or hot hashtag. It is time to make a conscious effort to disconnect from the media hive and find some good old you time. What better way than to go out into the world and go geocaching.

Spend more time in nature.
Nothing like taking a mountain trail, walking in a swamp, exploring a dense woods or forest. There are so many places to find geocaches all around the world. Get outside and find some memories.

Give back.
One of the easiest ways to give back to the geocaching community is to become a part of it. Create cool geocaches, host geocaching events including CITO events to help keep our gameboard clean.

Eat healthier.
You don’t have to be a licensed nutritionist to realize that if you eat healthy and exercise that it will help your body overall. If you are willing to take the exercise aspect of your life why not go all the way and eat healthier too?

Start thinking more positively.
It seems to many that finding the negative in any game, sport or activity is the easy way to do things. Finding fault leads one to seeing only the most negative aspects. Why not try finding the positive and appreciating what you find? Personally I would rather witness the good in something rather than dwell within the bad.

Enjoy life to the fullest.
“Geocaching brings people together in pursuit of discovery, exploration, and adventure. ‘Nuff said.”
Really can’t beat that comment.
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A Question For Amy from a listener:

“Other than New Zealand, is there are country you would like to go geocaching in, and if so do you think you will actually go?”

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AMY – Question For Episode 186:

AMY – Question For Episode 186:

Prize 1 – 186: GxProxy.com – Pica Geocoin w/Proxy Geocoin

Congratulations: Bethany Brant


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

Out of these choices. Which issue with a geocache do you have happen most often?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/7jaimS76QVa

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
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December 2016 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 186

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December 2016 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 186

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a little bit of everything with this month’s Mish Mash Episode..

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.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 186

The final new country souvenir of 2016 is … Romania!
From Geocaching HQ
Romania is home to Transylvania, a forested area stretching from the Carpathian mountains in the east to the Apuseni mountains in the west. It’s also famous for its impressive churches and castles. While visiting Romania, your geocaching adventures may even lead you to Dracula’s Castle, also home to Romania’s very first geocache.

Learn more about geocaching in Romania and the other new country souvenirs on the Geocaching Blog.

Romania joins Russia, Puerto Rico, China, and Singapore as the latest geocaching country souvenirs. If you’ve found any geocaches in these countries in the past, these souvenirs have been awarded to your profile. Happy holidays and safe travels!

Creative Geocaches

Not So Easy
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266205027950810155/

New Twist To Bolt Cache
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/230105862192288281/

Magic Door
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/132434045271894951/

Birdie ATM

Prague Geocaches
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664034306596/

How to Make a Geocaching Christmas Ornament
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Geocaching-Christmas-Ornament

Geocache in a Ball Christmas Ornament
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52635889366729926/

Geocaching pillow ornament
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/464715255280808517/

Caching through the Snow ornament
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287526757433678519/

Ultimate First to Find
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664035896348/

Geocache Holiday Post Cards
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/502221795918779069/

Geocache Your Gifts This Year
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/502221795918779069

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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Congratulations to: Loontrackers (Jane Jewell)

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AMY – Question For Episode 185:

Prize 1 – 185: Cache-Advance.com – Dr. B’s Canine Repair Kit

Congratulations: Andrew Murray

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

Do you hang geocaches or geocache items as ornaments on your holiday decorations?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/X9Gw5HKJaef

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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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.

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Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz X – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 185

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Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz X – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 185

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress bring on the last HHH Quiz of 2016. See if you have the geocaching know-how and compare it with others in the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Universe, send us your score and you might win a prize.

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 185

Round 1 – 1pt each – 5 total

Round 2 – 2 pts. each – 10 total

Round 3 – 3 pts. each – 15 total

Don’t Forget To Send In Your Scores
GSREBOOT@Gmail.com
Subject: HHH’s Quiz X Scores

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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
GeoSnippits Holiday Wish List Contest

Congratulations to: Ange Cole

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AMY – Question For Episode 184:

Prize 1 – 184: GxProxy Goody Bag – Dog Tag, whistle, camo pill container and carabiner

Congratulations: Gary Neal

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

How many geocaching trackables (geocoins, travel bugs) have you put out into the wild overall?
– Please include in the comments how many placed and how many are still active.

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

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.

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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.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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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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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
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?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/ASV5G2prrwN

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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Google Search
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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.

Please follow and like us:

The Geocachers Creed – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 183

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

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.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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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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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 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?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/Fq8qKxVKD9J

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
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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.

Please follow and like us: