PodCacher.Com is back up. Woohooo!!! For several days now this site has been down and unavailable. We’ve gone through multiple issues with our web hosting service … grrr. As you can see, we’ve resolved the issues and are back in business!!!
We’ll be off on a road trip for the next several days. If you’d like to keep posted with updates you can check our “other” blog “PodCacher: Off the Beaten Path” here: http://podcacherotbp.blogspot.com
Have a great weekend and go get ‘em!!!
The new Indiana Jones movie comes out in a few days and it got me thinking. Jack Bauer of “24″ and Indiana Jones both carried “Go” bags. What’s a Go-Bag? Any bag that’s got all the stuff you need to get the job done. A messenger bag, a daypack, a waist pack; the container doesn’t matter as much as what you’ve got in it. A bag that’s stocked with everything you need and nothing that you don’t. A bag that you can pick up at a moment’s notice and get the job done.
Seasoned Geocachers have some form of a Go-Bag prepped at all times. It’s in the trunk of their car or near the front door, good to go. First hand experience and sometimes mistakes teaches you what you should have in your Go-Bag. A flashlight, water, a cell phone, sunscreen, tweezers, a multi-tool, swag, a first aid kit, a compact digital camera, a small compass, just to name a few. After all, no one thinks twice about getting an overview of financial advice at a site like lovemoney.com or keeping all their RSS feeds in an
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Only a few days till the WWFM III! All around the world: Log sheets have been printed. Swag buckets have been filled. CDs have been burned. Bags of Kisses are ready to be deployed. Flashers are ready to Flash. We stand at the ready!
We look forward to attracting some positive attention and awareness out there about Geocaching and Geocachers! At our particular Flash Mob, we’ll be picking up any trash that is in the area, and handing out “Geocaching Info” flyers to passerby muggles. (That might someday join us as practitioners in the Art of Geocaching!)
The Sale of the WWFM III Commemorative Collectors GeoCoin (pictured here) ends on May 20th. It’s got the glow-in-the-dark lightning bolts, the flash bling, and sparkly rhinestones. Order them for yourself or a friend at coinsandpins.com. Don’t wait too long, they’ll be gone in a FLASH!!!
I’m sure every part of the world has them. They are not in any particular Genus or Species of plant, but more like a characteristic qualifier: The Evil Pokey Plant. Not that all pokey plants are evil mind you. There are many a benevolent pokey plant out there I’m sure; those that do not poke ME for instance. Those that do their poking elsewhere or might be pokey in circumstances and conditions other than those I participate in (Geocaching!).
No my friends, I’m talking about those plants that poke me, stick me, splinter me and seem to do it with verve! They attach themselves to my person, then revel and savor the irritation, pain and annoyance they cause.
See the image for a closer view of the Evil Pokey Plant (EPP) that recently got us on our Kayak / Lake adventure (Show #163)
One of our caches needed maintenance recently. Maintenance is one of those things that cache hiders can sometimes ignore or disregard all together. Not a good idea.
It’s not only important to hide good quality caches, but also maintain those that we are responsible for on a regular basis. Seasoned cachers have all experienced the disappointment or frustration, after spending the time to find a cache, to discover that the container is damaged or the contents are soaked.
The photo on the right was taken after I had glued magnets to the bottom of a few film cans. I needed one to replace an old rusted Altoids tin from a cache we had hidden. I really needed only one replacement, but since I had the epoxy out, I made a few extra for future use.