Monthly Archive: March 2011

Geocacher Magazine: A Cautionary Tale

Mark Ellam has a cautionary tale on his blog about subscribing to Geocacher Magazine: First of all please do not confuse Geocacher Magazine with FTF Geocacher Magazine.  The latter is a very successful and highly recommended magazine, the former has yet to be published even though for 4 years the publisher has continued to extract …

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Cache Tutorial: Taking The Bait


Be ‘vewwy vewwy quiet’ and you might catch all the details in It’s Not About The Numbers‘ latest cache tutorial by Joseph Acamo. This creation is now the basis of the second hide (GC2QYZ0) in the Nebraskan geocacher’s Garden Series. HE WRITES: Today was a first for me. I spotted a likely geocache container while out grocery shopping and …

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Review: Geocaching in Australia’s Premiere Issue


It’s here, it’s finally here … Issue No 1 of Geocaching in Australia. At It’s Not About The Numbers, we’ve closely followed developments with the new Australian magazine since publisher James Parr announced his venture just over eight weeks ago. So it should be no surprise that my copy is already dog-earred after repeated readings …

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Giveaway: Your Piece Of The Geocacher’s Puzzle


You may have heard of Louisiana geocacher Brenda Shirey and her trackable geo-puzzle … Shirey (GC handle Sequoia_2) recently featured in Groundspeak’s Latitude 47 blog with her colourful and community-building Geocacher’s Puzzle TB1CNE2). And now you get a chance to feature in that custom TB. It’s Not About The Numbers has two chipboard puzzle pieces for …

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And Another Geocaching Song…

Found this post on Berufsgeocacher’s Blog through the twitter feed the other day. My third form German isn’t good enough to understand what is being said but I still thought the whole thing was hilarious! Check it out:

Geocaching in the NZ Herald

Spied this morning is an excellent article in the NZ Herald on Geocaching. Some of the best bits include: The high-tech treasure hunting game uses GPS devices to locate hidden containers, called geocaches. Finders then share their experiences online, through a highly active website, Prompted by the massively increased accuracy of GPS after civilians …

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Quake update: The Other Side Of The Geocoin


In for a penny, in for a pound – right? Having already splashed out on the Christchurch quake and Japan tsunami geocoins, I’ve just bought two more fundraiser offerings by the NZ Recreational GPS Society to show my continued support for Mother Nature’s recent victims. Now it’s your turn … After months of planning, the …

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For Starters, Here’s a Geocaching Song

It’s an age-old story with a modern twist … Boy meets girl, girl introduces boy to geocaching, boy writes song about his newfound attractions. And it’s exactly how the song Geocache Girl by Irish pop-punk band Starters came to be. Guitarist and vocalist Ciarán Parnell – that’s him above right – wrote it as the Dublin five-piece …

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Creative Caches: Bottling TripCyclone’s Genius


SPECIAL FEATURE It’s Not About The Numbers has long been a fan of TripCyclone‘s creative flair. Now the science teacher from Grandview, Missouri shows us how to make his new geocache design. If you are new to geocaching, every time you find a different geocache container, it can be exciting.  Those of us who have …

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Tsunami Appeal: Wave Of Support for Japan

First Japan faced a wave of destruction from its 8.9 magnitude earthquake, 10 metre-high tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown. Now a wave of support from geocachers worldwide is following. Today British webstore The Geocaching Shop began pre-selling a Japanese micro-geocoin for £5.99, with £1 of every sale going to the Red Cross’ Japan Tsunami Appeal.  Measuring …

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