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Geocaching Event with PodCacher

It’s August and Geocaching HQ has announced the “7 Souvenirs of August” challenge. When you find certain types of geocaches, you can earn 6 different souvenirs. Earn all 6 and you unlock a special 7th souvenir. Sounds great! But wait. To earn the Socializer Souvenir, you must attend some sort of event – regular, mega or giga. You check the calendar and there are NO events near you, at least none that you are able to attend due to your schedule. You start to panic. How will you get that Socializer Souvenir?! Never fear. The answer is simple. Host your own event. That’s what we are planning to do.

This post is for those of you who have never hosted an event, or have only hosted a few and are still feeling a bit unsure about the process. We aren’t talking about a mega event, a multi-day event, an elaborate or expensive event. A geocaching event can be a lot of fun without being complicated or costly. Here are a few tips and

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Show 476.0: Jasmer Challenge

On our geocaching podcast today, we’re going to discuss the Jasmer Challenge.

We also have the story of a find attempt thwarted by a hawk, a journey to find those first early caches, how to use Project-GC with the Jasmer challenge, the Geocaching Trackable Challenge and much more.

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11 Tips to Introduce Geocaching

11tipsintroYou know how it goes. You try to talk to your friends and family about your fun hobby called Geocaching. You get the typical “Geo-what?” response, or the quizzical look as you try to explain – the look that quickly turns into the bemused, long-suffering expression as you get more and more animated. Finally they try to end the conversation with a semi-sincere, “You’ll have to take me out with you sometime and show me.” Ah-ha! You’ve got them! Pick a date, put it on the calendar and start planning your trip. With these helpful tips, you’ll have a fun time AND you just might have some new converts to go geocaching with you!

1 - Take them to geocaches that you have found. I know, I know. It’s really tempting to try out a new hide that you’re dying to find – you gotta get those numbers up, after all!! – but DON’T. If you take some newbies to a cache you’re not familiar with and you run into ANY type of problem: a less-than-ideal location (think lots of trash), a broken container, difficult terrain, or worst

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Show 466.0: “Not Found” Acronyms

On our geocaching podcast today, we share with you some important geocaching acronyms related to “not found” logs!

We also have another cool cache to share with you, some stories of geocachers and bodies, a long-distance first to find, limerick contest winners and much more.

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Show 462.0: Post Lucernaphobia

On our geocaching podcast today, we have some audio from our kayak caching last weekend.

We also share a question about Mega events, a story that connects Ms Pacman to geocaching, a listener tip for drying out a wet log, a milestone geocache, tons of contests and much more.

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Show 448.0: Caching through the Snow!

On our geocaching podcast today, we have an interview with a geocacher from Fairbanks, Alaska about geocaching in the cold, snowy winter months!

We also have some of YOUR tips and tricks when geocaching out in the cold, listener feedback on our recent gadget & gear shows, a rave about a 3D geocache and much more.

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Show 444.0: Cache Maintenance

On our geocaching podcast today, we’ll chat about the important topic of cache maintenance as we head out on the road to do some ourselves!

We also share some geocaching and photography tools, a unique Munzee we were able to capture, a very special milestone story and much more.

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Show 441.0: More Dr. PodCacher

On our geocaching podcast today, we have some interesting questions for Dr. PodCacher including one about a tricky cache and one about taking a risk.

We also share a listener rant regarding private property issues, another great story about geocaching intersecting with real life, a unique trademark log photo and much more.

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Show 436.0: Reasons to Hide a Cache

On our geocaching podcast today, we have a rant and discussion on cache hiding.

We also share feedback on the new lab caches at a recent event, more video links from the Geocaching Film Festival, a potential new cache type and much more.

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Show 415.0: Artistic Geocaching

On our geocaching podcast today, we’re going to chat all about Geo-Art, including an interview with the creator of some very complicated pieces of art.

We also have some tips and tricks for you, if you think you might like to create some GeoArt of your own! There’s a report on a great cache that might get you “keyed up”, some feedback on fairy garden caches and unfair FTF hunts, the first winners in the weekly Pathtags.com contest and much more.

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