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.

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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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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.

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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
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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.

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

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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.

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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
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Google Search
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Subscribe To The Show
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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:

Geocaching In History – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 178

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Geocaching In History – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 178

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the history of geocaching. Not the whole history mind you that would take quite a long time so just the highlights of the history of geocaching and we will leave it at that. Stop on by and have your mind blown with more facts and dates than you will ever need. At least until our next quiz.

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 178

Geocaching In History – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 178

Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories.
Geocaching was conceived shortly after the removal of Selective Availability from the Global Positioning System on May 2, 2000, because the improved accuracy of the system allowed for a small container to be specifically placed and located.
The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. The location was posted on the Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.satellite-nav as 45°17.460′N 122°24.800′W.
By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington). According to Dave Ulmer’s message, this cache was a black plastic bucket that was partially buried and contained software, videos, books, food, money, and a slingshot. A geocache and plaque called the Original Stash Tribute Plaque now sit at the site.
The activity was originally referred to as GPS stash hunt or gpsstashing. This was changed shortly after the original hide when it was suggested in the gpsstash eGroup that “stash” could have negative connotations and the term geocaching was adopted.
Over time, a variety of different hide-and-seek-type activities have been created or abandoned, so that “geocaching” now may refer to hiding and seeking containers, or locations or information without containers.
An independent accounting of the early history documents several controversial actions taken by Irish and Grounded, Inc., a predecessor to Groundspeak, to increase “commercialization and monopolistic control over the hobby”.
More recently, other similar hobbies such as Munzee have attracted some geocachers by rapidly adopting smart-phone technology, which has caused “some resistance from geocaching organizers about placing caches along with munzees”

The Introduction of Paperless Geocaching
Talk about the old days of geocaching before paperless
Paperless geocaching means hunting a geocache without a physical printout of the cache description.
Traditionally, this means that the seeker has an electronic means of viewing the cache information in the field, such as pre-downloading the information to a PDA or other electronic device.
Various applications are able to directly upload and read GPX files without further conversion.
Newer GPS devices released by Garmin, DeLorme and Magellan have the ability to read GPX files directly, thus eliminating the need for a PDA.
Other methods include viewing real-time information on a portable computer with internet access or with a web-enabled smart phone.
The latest advancement of this practice involves installing dedicated applications on a smartphone with a built-in GPS receiver. Seekers can search for and download caches in their immediate vicinity directly to the application and use the on-board GPS receiver to find the cache.

A more controversial version of paperless caching involves mass-downloading only the coordinates and cache names (or waypoint IDs) for hundreds of caches into older receivers. This is a common practice of some cachers and has been used successfully for years. In many cases, however, the cache description and hint are never read by the seeker before hunting the cache. This means they are unaware of potential restrictions such as limited hunt times, park open/close times, off-limit areas, and suggested parking locations.
First webpage
The first website to list geocaches was announced by Mike Teague on May 8, 2000. On September 2, 2000, Jeremy Irish emailed the gpsstash mailing list that he had registered the domain name geocaching.com and had set up his own Web site. He copied the caches from Mike Teague’s database into his own. On September 7, Mike Teague announced that Jeremy Irish was taking over cache listings. As of 2012 Teague had logged only 5 caches.
The largest site is Geocaching.com, owned by Groundspeak Inc., which began operating on September 2, 2000. With a worldwide membership and a Freemium business model, the website claims millions of caches and members in over 200 countries. Hides and events are reviewed by volunteer regional cache reviewers before publication. Free membership allows users access to coordinates, descriptions, and logs for some caches; for a fee, users are allowed additional search tools, the ability to download large amounts of cache information onto their gps at once, instant email notifications about new caches, and access to premium-member-only caches.

History of Geocoins
September 30, 2001: The first trackable geocoin released was the Moun10Bike Version 1 Geocoin #002 The Moun10Bike Version 1 Geocoins are sought-after geocoins. They are all displayed on geocaching.com as owned by Moun10Bike and he has strictly forbidden their sale.

March 2002: The first geocoin that was produced and sold to the public to collect and release was the Canadian geocoin.

2003: The first USAGeocoin was released for sale, making it one of the first geocoins that one can buy, release, and track online without minting an exclusive personal design. The proposed 2002 design was never made.

2005: Geocaching.com permitted any geocaching.com user to purchase tracking numbers for approved designs, fueling a sudden surge in number of coins. Minimum purchase was initially set at 1000 tracking numbers.

Fall 2006: Groundspeak reduced the minimum purchase of tracking numbers, and the minimum number of coins minted to obtain a unique icon, to 250. The drop in the cost to create a geocoin with a unique icon fueled a ‘geocoin craze’ with hundreds of new personal, group and increasingly purely commercial designs minted.

February 17, 2007: The First Annual Geocoinfest was held in Temecula, California, USA. This event brought hundreds of geocoin collector’s together for the first time in a mass event, with many exclusive coins being given away or traded.
Fall 2007: Geokrety.org began a free tracking service, Geokrety, for coins and other items, with full support for geocaching sites such as Opencaching.us and partial support for other geocaching sites.

March 4, 2009: Geocaching.com further reduced the minimum number of codes for purchase to 50, and the minimum number of coins eligible for a custom icon to 50.

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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 177:
Prize 1 – 177: Cache-Advance.com – MIIR Tumbler
Congratulations: Paula Tuttle (Country Queen)

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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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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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Going Caching 2016 Recap – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 177

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Going Caching 2016 Recap – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 177

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss all the fun and adventures we had at this year’s Going Caching 2016 event! Plus we are giving away no less than four prizes tonight! Two of them live on the show and you have to be present to win. This and so much more is heading your way!

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 177

Going Caching 2016 Recap – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 177

Truly a 4 day event. First event starts on Wednesday but shows dated from Thursday to Sunday.

Note #1 from the Going Caching Crew: Souvenir Reminder – In order to have the Going Caching 2016 souvenir appear on your profile list you Attended Log must be dated October 15th.

Note #2 **GOING CACHING 2017 DATE – OCT 7TH**
You know how everyone is saying “I can’t wait for Going Caching next year?” Well, now you won’t have to wait as long! We are moving the Going Caching 2017 Mega-Event to Saturday October 7th. The main event will be held at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, GA.

The date change is due to a large Air Show in the area that shifted their dates and blocked many of the hotel rooms in Rome for our usual weekend. Skies (and hotels) will be clear for our events October 5-8, 2017. The Mega-Event will be publishing soon. Look for associated events to publish in April. We look forward to seeing Secret Agents converge in Rome, Georgia next October!
Going Caching Crew

NOW FOR OUR TRIP
Trip Stats:
9 Hours getting to Pine Mountain
8 Hours getting Home (better traffic)
Three Tanks of Gas
Over 1000 miles logged

Thursday:
Drove to Pine Mountain
Time Warp Flash Mob (GC6P3NF)
Package Pick-up at Warm Springs Welcome Center
Attended:
6:00pm to 7:30pm – Time Traveler Meet and Greet (GC6P3NP)
Picked up our packages which included:

After Dinner went back to hotel and studied – Gallifreyan circular language
Passed Out!

Friday:
Attended:
T.F.T.C. Challenge Coffee Klatch (GC6P3P0)
Hiked over seven miles on multiple trails finding hidden clues, geocaches (stamping passport)
Completed The Ace Tupper Challenge and entered one of the four time portals

The Adventures of Ace Tupper: Wrinkles in Time (GC6P3PC)
(Dinner and Vendors 6:00pm-7:30pm. Stage Show starts at 8:00pm)

Saturday:
Attended:
Going Caching 2016 Mega-Event (GC64EZ3)
Vendor Booths open
Geocaching 411: Puzzle Solving Secrets Your Mother was Afraid You’d Ask
Lunch (meal tickets available in the Going Caching Store)
Mega Group Photo
Announcements, Awards and Prizes

8:00pm to 11:00pm – Time Hop Dance Party (GC6P3PP)

Sunday:
– A Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Goodbye (GC6P3V6)
Going Caching 2017

Will be in Rome, Georgia and will be the weekend of October 7th.
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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 176:

Prize 1 – 176: CoinsAndPins.com – 72 geocaches in 24 hour geoachievement set.

Congratulations: Dave Verdick


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

Have you ever attempted or completed an actual orienteering course?

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

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.

Please follow and like us:

Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz IX – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 176

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

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Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz IX – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 176

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress put everyone to the test by bringing you the 9th edition of the Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz. See how you do and you may just qualify to win a prize. Details in the show.

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 176

Headhardhat’s Geocaching Quiz IX – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 176
Don’t forget to send in your scores to enter a drawing for next week! Details at the end of the quiz.

ROUND ONE worth 1 pt. each – 5 pts total

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ROUND TWO worth 2 points each – 10 pts total

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Round Three worth three points each – 15 pts total

Send your scores with your geocaching alias and address then send it to
HHH’s Geocaching Quiz 9 via gsreboot@gmail.com

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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 175:

Prize 1 – 175: Cache-Advance.com – Golf Ball Geocache and Magnigrip tool.

Congratulations: Dan Pugatch

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

If given a goodly amount of time – Can you invent a new geocache type? Please leave a rough idea below we are very curious.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/g3P4vkfEnjC

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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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:

Geocaching Pocket Queries – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 175

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Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Geocaching Pocket Queries – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 175

Streamed live on September 22, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss How Pocket Queries work and if you are a premium member how to make your own PQs. Plus how Pocket Queries can be used in other geocaching applications.

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 175

Definition:
Pocket Queries are custom geocache queries that can be downloaded from the website. They are in a format you can bring along with you on cache hunts on your GPS and/or smartphone. You can select a GPX or LOC text file that works with supported software applications.

Pocket Query URL: https://www.geocaching.com/pocket/

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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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AAMY – Question For Episode 174:

Prize 1 – 174: GxProxy Goody Bag

Celebrating Geocaching’s Sweet 16!

Congratulations: Al Van Dyke (UncleCacher)


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

If given a goodly amount of time – Can you invent a new geocache type? Please leave a rough idea below we are very curious.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/g3P4vkfEnjC

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
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

Please follow and like us:

Grandfathered Geocaches You Can Still Find – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 174

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Grandfathered Geocaches You Can Still Find – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 174

Streamed live on September 15, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss Grandfathered Geocacaches and which ones you can still play.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 174

List of Grandfathered Gecaches
http://geocaching.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Grandfathered_Caches

G
Geocaching Block Party
GPS Adventures Exhibit Cache
GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit

L
Locationless Cache
P
Project A.P.E.
V
Virtual cache

W
Webcam cache

Virtual Geocaching Program
Virtual Geocaching Program

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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 173:

Prize 1 – 173: Official GeoSnippits Trackable Patch

Congratulations: Tena Sapp


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

Do you truly believe you will obtain or surpass your geocaching goals for 2016?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/LUb9DpmwmAe

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
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

Please follow and like us:

Nemesis Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 173

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

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Nemesis Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 173

Streamed live on September 08, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss Nemesis geocaches and how they can drive us completely crazy… Plus our Geocaching Cache Stash, Poll of the week and much more.

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 173

What is a Nemesis Geocache?

Get as much information about the geocache
Take in account the title, description, hint, get inside the head of the CO – what is their MO?

Do you have a nemesis cache that despite multiple attempts you have been unable to find? Do you make a list? How long is it?

Best examples of a nemesis cache
Too many to count

How many times do you go back?
Same day / or in a single visit

DNF forever or keep at it?

People forcing their way in and it’s impact.
Andreas wrote:
oh, what bad memories… people using force just get their log…
as far as i remember, the owner gave up the struggle with the vandalism after a few months.

Now it’s personal. Time for a PAF or MAF
The DOH Factor when you find it.
Really embarrassing or a huge relief?

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Viewer Feedback or News Stuff:
International EarthCache Day is October 9!
An update about the development of the free Geocaching® app and the status of the Geocaching Classic app.

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AMY – Question For Episode 172:

Prize 1 – 172: CoinsandPins.com – 100 Find GeoAchievement Set

Congratulations: Susan Rich (suerae99)

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

Have you ever intentionally broken the rules to obtain a geocache?
IE – Trespassed, entered a park after hours, parked illegally, entered a do not enter area, etc.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/99ZdCEocxnc

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.

Please follow and like us: