Monthly Archive: February 2012

Not Everyone Sold On OpenCaching Merchandise

OpenCachers can finally wear their hearts on their sleeves – well, their preferred logo anyway – though not all players are sold on the new designs. More than a year after first launching, the Garmin-run listing service has released a small line of OX merchandise for users to buy. The three items being sold through …

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Second Groundspeak Boss Mega-Excited

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UPDATE: NZ MEGA 2012 Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish isn’t the only lackey headed to New Zealand’s first Mega event. Company co-founder Bryan Roth – shown here in typical Kiwi farming attire – has posted his own ‘Will Attend’ log for GC35TTR and told It’s Not About The Numbers that he was excited about travelling Down Under …

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Tutorial: Peace, Love & Flower Power

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South African geocacher Karsten Vollmer – the brains behind the custom hides at webstore Geocache SA – shows It’s Not About The Numbers how to make his camouflaged Flower Power cache. YOU WILL NEED: 1 x Bison tube or pill container 1 x Metal plate 1 x Silicone sealer 1 x Plastic flower or clump of …

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New Geocaching.com Maps and the Google Issue

Today, Groundspeak rolled out another regular update of Geocaching.com and, amongst many other alterations (including bug fixes and new features), changed its default maps from Google Maps to MapQuest (which uses OpenStreetMap). This is as much a tale of Google Maps, probably moreso, than it is of Groundspeak and Geocaching.com. To fully understand what is happening, we need to go right back …

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Is It Time For Add-on Packs On Geocaching.com?

Groundspeak’s recent announcement on the removal of Google Maps from Geocaching.com has kicked off much debate about the cost of a Premium Membership. In short, Google Maps have started charging heavy users of its embedded Google Maps (like those previously found on Geocaching.com) and this was going to make the continued use of Google Maps somewhat challenging. …

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Organised Cache Hunts On The Events Calendar

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You heard it here first, folks … Groundspeak has decided to let everyone hold an event purely for the purposes of geocaching – eventually. Lackey Eric Schudiske told It’s Not About The Numbers that its two month-long event cache trial in Ontario, Canada had gone exceptionally well; so well that it intends to rewrite the rules of …

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Breaking Up With The CO

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Spotted over at CacheCrazy is this quite humourous letter from a cache. Some of the highlights include: Dear Prudence, I think I’m breaking up with my CO (cache owner) and I need your advice, please, I’m desperate! With Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, I just had to write you and get your advice because I don’t know …

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CacheSense 2.0 Pre-Alpha Screenshots

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GUEST POST The mysterious Ninja Duck is a geocacher after Cumbyrocks’ own heart. Not only does he have an excellent name (if we told you, we’d have to kill you) and young caching companions but he is a Blackberry and Android geocaching proponent. Here, he shares some of his evil, insider ninja genius. —————— Those …

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Award Nominations For Dead Geocachers

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In the wake of losing Geocache Spoilers vlogger Steve Love and Texas caching legend Alan Stricklin, an American geocacher is calling for the creation of a Geocacher Of The Year award to honour to duo. Late last week, Ryan Rokey (GC handle: Rynee) nominated Love (GC handle: Sven.) and Stricklin (GC handle: TXoilgas) for a …

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No Clowning Around For Amazing Geo-Racers

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They might be a pair of clowns but two American geocachers are hoping to win US$1 million in the latest season of The Amazing Race. Husband and wife Dave and Cherie Gregg have taken a leave of absence from their jobs at Ringling Brothers circus to compete in new episodes of the hit reality TV …

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