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Show 485.1: PMM – Buying a New GPSr

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On this geocaching midweek micro we answer a listener question about buying a new GPSr. We also share a few thank-you’s and a listener shout-out.

Geocaching.com Guide to Buying a GPS Device
Geocaching.com GPS Reviews

GPS Review website
GPSr Comparison Table – on Follow the Arrow

Some Popular GPS units (affiliate links)
Magellan eXplorist GC
DeLorme Earthmate PN-60
Garmin GPSMAP 64s
Garmin eTrex 30

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Show 485.0: Geocaching Books

On our geocaching podcast today, we share about 2 great new geocaching books!

We also have the Michelin Adventure Quest trackable contest, a listener rant about cell phone app geocachers, feedback on the topic of unexpected finds, another Geocaching.com milestone, TONS of giveaways and much more.

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Celebrating 1,000,000 Active Geocaches in the USA

1 million US geocachesBreaking News from Geocaching HQ:

We are on the cusp of reaching 1,000,000 active geocaches in the U.S.!! We’re expecting to hit the 1 million mark sometime on Monday (if current tracking remains consistent). When we do, we’ll release which lucky geocache in the U.S. is the 1,000,000th active geocache. [NOTE: We're not counting disables, to ensure there are 1,000,000 findable geocaches in the field when we make the announcement.]

We’ll also use this opportunity to name The 8 Most Amazing Geocaches for Beginners (in the US) and welcome new geocachers to the game. Each of the eight geocaches named already has an event listed. Here’s an example in Wisconsin.

Geocachers and those new to geocaching will be able to attend the event, celebrate the award and potentially receive swag from Geocaching HQ (no souvenirs will be issued). After the event, geocachers will be able to pair up with new geocachers and find the special geocache and maybe take in some additional geocaching.

Here’s the list of the selected 8 Amazing Geocachers for Beginners in the

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Show 484.1: PMM – Michelin Quest

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On this geocaching midweek micro we talk about the new Michelin Quest Promotion from Michelin USA and the trackables we’ll be giving away on the show. We also have some feedback and more tips on geocaching with dogs.

Michelin Quest for Adventure

Pocket Lenses website

Geocaching with Dogs

Oldest Unfound Geocache in Europe… Found! (12 years later)

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Show 484.0: Caching Surprises

On our geocaching podcast today, we share some great stories of accidental and unexpected geocaching finds!

We also have a unique “tool” for backcountry geocaching trips that’s EASY to carry, a question about caching in a foreign language, an announcement about the WWFM XII, a NEW contest to win a Garmin GPSr and much more.

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Show 483.1: PMM – Sheepdog Mystery

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On this geocaching midweek micro we discuss a news article about how GPS helped to solve one of the biggest mysteries of all time! We also share about the launch of our new website/blog/podcast – PocketLenses.com!

Herd mentality: ‘Sheepdog mystery’ solved at last

Pocket Lenses

Ways to help launch Pocket Lenses and win an Amazon Gift Card!

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Geocaching With Dogs

Geocaching with dogsToday we want to talk about a fun subject: geocaching with dogs. Many geocachers love to take their canine friends along on the hunt. In some ways it’s no different than taking your dog to the park or on a walk. However, if geocaching will take you on a longer hike than you or your dog are used to, then here are some things to keep in mind.

Do your research:

Make sure the geocaches you plan to find have the “dogs allowed” attribute (attributes are the little black and white icons on the right side of a cache description page underneath the map) Find out the leash laws of the location where you will be geocaching Think about the length of the hike and the terrain – and how YOUR dog will do in that setting Plan for any special gear that your dog may need

Take the basics:

Doggie bags (to pick up dog poo) – check out Dicky Bags A leash Water (with a collapsible bowl) and dog treats

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Show 483.0: An Unexpected Desert Find

On our geocaching podcast today, we share the story of an unexpected find in the desert that came with some rather unusual adventures!

We also have feedback on Geocaching and Genealogy, some listener email from Norway and South Africa, some cool geoart in Wyoming, an exciting announcement and an opportunity for you to be involved, and much more.

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Show 482.1: PMM – Lost Satellites

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On this geocaching midweek micro we chat about a cool idea for Nonprofit organizations to compete for prize money – and it involves geocaching! We also mention a news report about 2 Galileo satellites who lost their way.

Nonprofits to compete for $35,000 in geocache adventure
The Greater Race: A GeoCASH Adventure

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

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Hiding a Tribute Geocache

Hiding a Tribute GeocacheHere are some tips and ideas for hiding a tribute geocache. If you have ever browsed the geocache listings and noticed the letters IHO and wondered what that stood for, it normally means “In Honor Of”. A geocacher might hide a tribute cache in honor of a fellow geocacher for a lot of reasons:

– a milestone caching achievement – a thank-you for giving back to the caching community – a birthday or other event – a joke or a challenge for that specific caching friend

Another possibility for a Tribute Cache (or an IHO “in honor of” cache) is for a friend or family member who isn’t even a geocacher. We did this recently for Sandy’s Dad’s 75th birthday celebration. Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind if you are interested in hiding a tribute geocache of your own.

First, take some time to think of what you appreciate about this person, or what interests, skills and hobbies they have. It’s really cool to have a theme for the cache that is perfectly tailored to the person you’re

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