Category Archive: United States

Update: Geohacker Halts Premium Member Attack

Geohacker – the American player who disguised himself as a gloved hand with googly eyes to unveil his method of hacking Geocaching.com’s premium member features – has vowed to stop his disruptive campaign. For now, anyway …

Today he emailed It’s Not About The Numbers to say he had reached a “settlement” with Groundspeak and “had agreed not to pursue” his Hack Code project.

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New Geocaching Book A Family Affair

Tanya Eldert needs your help – to both provide material for her new Family Geocaching book and help finance its publication through her Kickstarter campaign. The American mother tells It’s Not About The Numbers how her family’s project came about …

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Cemetery Geocaches Dead And Buried?

A Michigan city’s ban on cemetery geocaches could be the death of these hides for everyone, say two American players.

Matt Jones and Carl Gage had to archive their caches at Petoskey’s Greenwood Cemetery earlier this month after officials implemented a ban amid concerns that geocachers had been unnerving mourners.

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Empowered By The Route 66 Geo-Trail

In desperate need of some stress relief, American Jon Racinskas (GC handle: The Razza) is driven to search for 800 geocaches along the legendary Mother Road. He tells It’s Not About The Numbers of his journey.

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Update: Muggled.net Owner Apologises

Geocaching’s most hated man – well, this week anyway – has admitted defeat over his steal-a-cache website.

Earlier today, Muggled.net owner Gerald Roman contacted It’s Not About The Numbers to apologise for his “stupid idea”. “We have shut down our Off The Grid Caching and Muggled.net sites because of threats (to myself and my family) but also because we have made a mistake. We just did the site to add a twist to the game but have realised it was stupid idea.”

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Police Threaten To Charge Bomb-Scare Cache Owners

Oregon geocachers may face police charges and a hefty bill in future if one of their hides is the subject of a bomb scare.

After a geocache was mistaken for a pipe bomb at Talking Water Gardens last Thursday, an Albany Police Department spokeswoman warned players of the likely consequences for hiding suspicious containers.

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Controversial Steal-A-Cache Website Muggled

Muggled.net – the controversial new website encouraging players to steal geocaches and hold them ransom – has itself been muggled.
Earlier today, the site was taken offline, apparently after multiple complaints to its hosting service by angry geocachers.

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Help Fund A Geocaching TV Show

There’s no such thing as going too far – especially if you need to finance an extreme geocaching TV show, says Jon Racinskas.

Co-incidentally, that’s also the slogan for his Geocrashers travel series, which is the subject of a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign as Racinskas attempts to raise US$28,500 (NZ$35,540) to cover its production costs.

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Tutorial: A Whole New Ball Game

Pitching our latest DIY tutorial is American geocacher Terri Caldwell (GC handle: CrazeVixen) … This cunning baseball hide is among the products the Virginian resident sells through her Etsy store, The Recycled Green Rose. YOU WILL NEED: A ball of your choice Micro Logbook Micro Container Glue TOOLS: Drill and bit Razorblade or craft knife Sandpaper Vice-grip …

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Caching Out Author Reveals Latest Geo-Mystery

Death obviously becomes Morgan C Talbot.

The American author (GC handle: Frumious Jane) has just revealed the cover art for the third mystery novel in her Caching Out series – less than eight months since book No 1 was published.

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