Monthly Archive: May 2011

Sometimes Geocaching Is Dangerous…

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and sometimes people get hurt. One such case is Zachary Underwood aka tz2008u. Recently Zach had a boulder fall on him whilst geocaching and now friends are trying to raise money to help him pay his medical bills. The money collected will go towards… Hospital, starflight and other bills incurred by his geocaching accident. A boulder …

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Would You Like Your Cache Crispy or Original?

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Kjwx stumbled across this weird and wacky phenomenon just outside of Area 51.  It seems that dear old Colonel Sanders is the first corporate logo visible from space. The Register reports: The pic of the Colonel comprises 65,000 one-foot-square painted tiles laid out on a plot near Rachel, Nevada. Gone is Sanders’ traditional suit, replaced …

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Random Thoughts…

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Pondering all the important geo-questions Sitting in a hospital room killing time with my son and had the following random thoughts… If a geocache in the woods is muggled does anyone hear it scream? Is a no longer active geocacher a lapsed-cacher? And are their caches then geo-orphans? When does a muggle cease being a …

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R.I.P Common Decency

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Recently I commented on the unwelcome addition to geocaching, the Cache Troll. Today I am sad to report that the CO has been unable to continue managing the harassment and threats in this matter and has elected to archive the cache. To make it clear – the CO did not archive the cache because they were convinced …

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Entering The Chasm

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I don’t often post on a specific cache but I recently took part in a cache adventure that I thought was well worth sharing. A small group of us decided to attempt ‘Coastal Rambles 2: Mystery in the Chasm (GC11HWQ)’, a cache with 4 1/2 stars for terrain by Eli the Moose. Having read up …

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(Rotten) Food For Thought

It seems to be political week here but I had a random thought to share. With Bin Laden now out of the picture is this going to leave Geocaching as the number one cause of terrorist scares in the United States? Worse still – will Obama announce a ‘war on geocaching‘? This could be a …

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Geocaching To Feature In New Zealand Government Budget

In a move expected to reassure the New Zealand public that economic revival is imminent the Finance Minister, Bill English, will shortly announce the introduction of a geocaching initiative to stimulate the economy. Geocaching, a hobby that uses GPS to find hidden containers, has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, something Mr English believes …

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Geocaching.com site update preview

Anyone wanting to see what all the fuss is about with the upcoming site update can view this clip they have released: Being a fan of change I think the new site looks good, is simple to navigate and is quite stylish. Some of the new additions, such as resizing large images to fit the …

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Are you a Cache Troll?

For some months I’ve been wanting to write about the controversy over a cache and in particular the behaviour of the main antagonist in the saga. I’ve avoided doing so because blatantly drawing attention to the problem is only going to give the antagonist what they want and not actually help resolve the problem. And …

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