Category Archive: Caches

Project APE: From The Film Archives

Thanks to Australia’s Kevin Burfitt, It’s Not About The Numbers has unearthed footage of Project APE: Mission Eight for your viewing pleasure … The Victoria games producer (GC handle: Zaph) and partner Erica were the second to find this promotional cache back in July 2001, also snapping these photos of their night-time visit to GC1958. The …

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$500 Reward For Project APE Caches

Carl Jones isn’t monkeying around … So keen is the owner of Australian webstore Geostuff to track down his country’s two Project APE caches that he’s put up an A$500 reward (NZ$631) for each. “These two caches are an important piece of history and of significant interest to the sport of geocaching, so Geostuff.com.au is offering …

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Second Chance Geo-Book Giveaway

Better put those thinking caps on if you want to enter It’s Not About The Numbers’ latest giveaway … Thanks to American author Vince Migliore (GC handle: FolsomNatural), we have FIVE more copies of his new title Creative Containers For Geocaching (worth US$9.95 each) with which to reward lucky readers. The 122-page manual features 19 DIY …

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Novice Geocacher’s Second Hide Bombs

He may have caused a bomb scare at his hometown cemetery but American geocacher Chris Franich is still dead keen on his new hobby. On Wednesday, Franich’s latest hide – GC3N5W0 For All The Fallen – in Worthington, Indiana was reported as being a possible explosive. Police were dispatched to Worthington Cemetery before 10.30am to …

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Giving Away The Secrets Of Creative Caches

Drum roll please, Cumbyrocks … And the winner of It’s Not About The Numbers‘ recent DIY contest is Eddy De Clercq. For his efforts, the Belgium cacher (GC handle: searchjaunt) has won a copy of Vince Migliore’s new book Creative Containers For Geocaching. Judging this competition was much, much tougher than we expected, with dozens of …

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Another Chip Off The Old Block (Party)

Phew! It’s Not About The Numbers has finally caught up with Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth for his thoughts on this year’s Block Party. Between the company’s annual shindig (GC38J9N) and WSGA Going APE … At The Tunnel Of Light Mega event (GC3C7HK), Roth (GC handle: Bryan) says the weekend of August 18-19 was super-busy – “super …

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NZ Mega Update: Just The Ticket

The clock’s ticking, people … Have you paid for your tickets to New Zealand’s first Mega event (GC35TTR) yet? It’s less than nine weeks till the three-day gathering being held at Dunedin’s Waiora Scout Camp over Labour Weekend, and already more than 500 players – from as far away as Kuwait and the United States …

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Group Hunts Relegated To Event Horizon

Bad news, people. Organised group hunts are off the events calendar at Geocaching.com – for now, anyway. In February, It’s Not About The Numbers broke the news that Groundspeak planned to introduce this new event category worldwide – thanks to a two-month trial brokered by volunteer reviewers in Canada’s Ontario province. However, community relations manager Sandy Barker …

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Giveaway: A Slideshow Spectacular

America’s Larry Butler is firmly in our good books … First he offered It’s Not About The Numbers a Flipper Geocache to give away, and now he’s donated one of his evil Slider hides (pictured left) as a prize. The owner of Amazon store 4MadHatter’s Books says this PVC pipe creation is based on the famous …

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Another Benchmark Geo-Bomb Scare

Just when you thought it was safe to return to GZ, another geo-bomb scare has been reported – this time in the American state of Virginia. According to local broadcaster NBC29, Virginia State Police responded to a so-called suspicious package at the Virginia Department of Transportation Workers’ Memorial on Sunday. Investigators say visitors at the …

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