Category Archive: United States

Giveaway: Knitting Her Two Hobbies Together

You could say that American geocacher Mimi Barrison really likes to toy around with her hobbies.

Since August, the Florida resident has been creating knitted geocaching toys and accessories to sell on popular crafting webstore Etsy. Among those items are GPSr cozys, pillows depicting the Virtual Cache ghost and Smiley icon, as well as custom geocacher dolls.

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A Walk In The Park With Vince

Geocaching can be a real walk in the park – and it’s not always about the numbers – as American player Vince Migliore (GC handle: FolsomNatural) shows.

A Cute-As-A-Button Mystery: But Is It True?

Next exit, Pasadena … and Cute As a Button? This mysterious addition to a Californian freeway sign baffled motorists all weekend but has now been attributed to the work of a Highland Park geocacher. The new signage at the corner of Avenue 57 and Via Marisol in the historic Los Angeles neighbourhood was spotted on …

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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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Guest Post: Caching In The US Of A

GUEST POST Wellington’s Geof Robinson (GC handle: xBoomstickx) may not have left his heart in San Francisco but he certainly dropped an It’s Not About The Numbers geocoin off there. “My last post was predominantly written on an iPad en-route to Australia for business. I’d accelerated my find rate so that cache No 400 could …

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Cheque This Out …

I don’t use cheques – or know anybody who still does except for business purposes – but after seeing these examples, I wish I did.   American company CheckAdvantage now offers four geocaching options and another suitable design from its orienteering range. Not to mention more still that feature kayaking and camping.   All you have …

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First To Find Author’s Success No Mystery

Earlier this month, It’s Not About The Numbers published a sneak preview of Morgan C Talbot’s new book First To Find; now you can hear about it straight from the author. Death is the hardest puzzle to solve – at least according to the catchline for Morgan C Talbot‘s new geo-thriller, First To Find. So …

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First To Find: Chapter One

As It’s Not About The Numbers isn’t interviewing Morgan C Talbot, the author of new geo-thriller First To Find, until November 12th, she’s kindly provided an excerpt from the first book in her Caching Out series to whet our appetites. CHAPTER ONE Margarita awoke from her recurring nightmare with a gasp. If it hadn’t been …

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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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