Category Archive: Caches

Spirit Of The Original Cache Lives On

Author Morgan C Talbot (GC handle: Frumious Jane) relates the watershed moment that was her visit to the Original Stash Tribute Plaque in Oregon.

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Guest Post: ‘Great, Now I’m That Guy …’

GUEST POST American blogger Jesse Lunsford (GC handle: Memfis Mafia) confesses a mind-blowing secret for It’s Not About The Numbers. “I just had my first run-in with the law. The final stage of my first multi-cache was the subject of a suspicious package call. Crap, I just became that guy. The one we all make fun …

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Helicaching In Queenstown

As part of the recent NZ Mega 2012, Moneydork found his 15,000th geocache during our road trip south. As he knew he was getting close, he started thinking about a special way to mark the milestone. What you see below is a seven-minute video that I put together outlining our little helicaching adventure. Read on …

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Second NZ Mega Already On The Cards

One Mega down, and New Zealand geocachers are already planning their second such event. This week, a temporary website and Facebook page for NZ Mega 2013 went live, seeking expressions of interest in attending next year’s gathering. A Twitter feed has also been established. According to a blurb on both sites: “Organisation and planning for …

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Stormy Weather Cache Hinders Bomb Squad

While most officials on America’s east coast were readying for Hurricane Sandy, emergency services in Florida’s Palm Beach were dealing with the nation’s latest geo-bomb scare. According to TV channel WPBF 25 News, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the neighbourhood of Boynton Beach about 12.20pm after a report of a …

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‘Grenade’ Cache Confuses Bomb Squad

Do any of these bison tubes look like a grenade to you? One certainly did to members of the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad responding to a “suspicious-looking” container last Sunday. The aluminum geocache  – which looked like “a military-style grenade” – was found in Woodland, in a forested area northeast of the city which straddles Clark and Cowlitz …

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Sewer Cache Lands Owner In The Crapper

Placing a cache deep inside a stormwater drain has landed an Illinois player in hot water – more than two years later. Officials in the Cook County village of Northbrook, 47km from Chicago, complained to Geocaching.com last week about the dangerous hide, located 800 metres into a sewer system. Cache owner thegoonies21 has subsequently had the small lock’n’lock box …

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Tutorial: I’ve Been Working On The Railroad …

By Vince Migliore (GC handle: FolsomNatural) There are a number of abandoned or unused railroad lines in my town. Local cachers often use these tracks as hiding places. Here, I’ll show you how to create a simple bison tube hide using a railroad spike. Loose spikes can easy to come by; whether you visit a …

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Fear Not, Dayton’s Finest Are On The Cache …

And the prize for the least geo-aware American law agency goes to  … Ohio’s Dayton Police Department. On Monday night, the city’s bomb squad seized and detonated a “fake pipe bomb”. No shock there considering the number of geocache-related bomb scares these days …  But while local players have been busy discussing the demise of GC3A5J5 …

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Project APE Search: Mission Impossible?

The Australian player who claimed the FTF on his hometown Project APE cache rates the chances of finding that container 11 years on. When Glenn Capuano fired up his GPSr on July 14, 2001, little did he know he was about to star in Australia’s geo-history. Forty minutes later, he had the FTF on GC1958 …

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