Archive for Geocaching

Geocaching 101 by Lifehacker

Lifehacker has put together a description of what they call the modern day pirate hunt. This is their way to honor the soon to be DVD, Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming to DVD. It describes the basics of Geocaching. This is probably a good article for friends you’d like to introduce to Geocaching.

Unite For Diabetes – Geocaching.com’s Travel Bug Promo

On today’s PodCacher.com pod-cast I heard that Groundspeak launched the Unite For Diabetes Travel Bug Promotion to help raise awareness for diabetes worldwide. They have a limited number of travel bugs which they will ship anywhere in the world, for free! The goal for each Travel Bug is to reach its city and circulate throughout the city’s geocaches, spreading diabetes awareness as it goes.

There is a sign-up page there if you’d like to try get one of the specially designed travel bug tags with a blue diabetes ring. Visit the main site for more information.

No caching at the Virgin Island National Parks

Officials for the Virgin Island National Parks (VINP) are concerned about the effect Geocaching has on their parks. The officials appear to want to make things right and find a way to regulate caching. For the time being though, caches aren’t allowed inside of VINP boundries. This article serves as an important reminder. You can not just assume you have permission to place a cache! Public lands like parks are often regulated to protect the land. Even though it is public, you can’t just place caches there.

Arkansas commissioners not ready for Geocaching.

Recently the Game and Fish panel decided not to allow Geocaching permits on agency lands. Doyle Shook, Chief of Wildlife Management, stated they simiply aren’t ready yet.

Makes me wonder if permits will be required for placing caches or finding them.

Milestone: Cache named after me.

The other day I had some time between client visits, so I set out to look for a couple of caches. The cache, GCPA29, was listed as a nano cache. This was my first one. Right before giving up on it, I accidently moved it. I thought the nano cache was a rubber screw head cover. Imagine my surprise!

The cache originally had no name, so I suggested “Ticker Tape!” (You’ll notice that it is now named, Ticker Tape…)

My first nano cache and the first cache I’ve named!

Bomb Squad Visits a Cemetery

From the St. Petersburg Times: “The two mysterious visitors huddled around the sign to Dunedin Cemetery, poking and snooping around.

Someone at former Dunedin Mayor John Doglione’s funeral saw the couple and called authorities.”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/11/06/Tampabay/An_adventure_made_for.shtml

Podcacher – Geocaching Podcast

Podcacher LogoThe other day I ran across a great podcast called, Podcacher. As of this week, they are up to 76 shows. Sonny and Sandy put on a great show with all sorts of Geocaching related information.

Their podcast is the most professional sounding non-professional podcast I’ve heard. (Even before their latest equipment donations!) If you search iTMS for “Podcacher” it’ll come up. Or head over to their blog and check out the Forums.