Show 568.0: Unusual Geocaching Tools of the Trade

On our geocaching podcast today we share some unusual tools of the trade used in geocaching. We also have an interesting question about gadget caches, a cool way to support PodCacher, a question about GPS receivers, mapping update from Geocaching HQ and much more.

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Geocaching.com Mapping Update - Sept 14

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7 Responses to Show 568.0: Unusual Geocaching Tools of the Trade

  1. Dan September 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    On the question about puzzles, there is a field puzzle attribute that can be added to a traditional cache, which is specifically for those type of caches that are, well, field puzzles. 🙂 Thanks for your show. Keep on cachin’!

  2. Rich September 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    Thanks for the review on the hoodies. Just bought my wife a Chloe

    • PodCacher September 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

      Cool! Hope she enjoys it!

  3. hidegoseek September 25, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Regarding field puzzles: Last year I asked a reviewer why a cache that required solving a puzzle (which for most people required a computer at home) was published as a traditional. He said it was because the cache was located at the posted coords and only required a puzzle solution to access the log book. He said that geocaching HQ defines that as a traditional with a field puzzle attribute.

    But, last month a cache was published near me that was at the posted coords and required solving a maze to get the log out, and it was published as a puzzle cache (also with a field puzzle attribute). There seems to be differing opinions among reviewers regarding field puzzle ‘puzzle’ caches…err, I mean field puzzle ‘traditional’ caches.

    • Twentse Mug October 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      Good point. I would say homework = mystery and work in the field = traditional.

  4. afc_82 September 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

    Love the new trail mapping update. It’s helpful when exploring established trails that no one seems to have a map for anymore, even the locals.

  5. Twentse Mug October 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Unusual tool: bicycle. I have used it today to get a cache 10 feet high in a tree. I was on bike there anyway.

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