Category Archive: Fundraiser

Invasion Of The Geo-Aliens

Today a UFO landed in my front yard … Inside the long, shiny transporter was a tiny, green being from across the galaxy. Thankfully, he speaks Geo, otherwise I’d never be able to ask him about his recent travels. That visitor was Helium the Alien TB4QEMY), better known as It’s Not About The Numbers’ representative onboard …

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Kickstarting A New Set Of Geo-History Cards

Shane Holmes is putting his cards on the table, his geocacher trading cards that is. Since It’s Not About The Numbers profiled the American responsible for this new geo-craze, he has launched a Kickstarter appeal to finance a second batch of his glossy geocaching history trading cards. His inaugural set – featuring the removal of …

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Geocaching: Take One

They’re not muggles anymore … Buried Treasure stars Jeff Galfer and Anna Douglas logged their first caching expedition on Wednesday – posting dozens of photos online – in between preparing for filming to begin. Since It’s Not About The Numbers reported about Galfer’s Kickstarter appeal, he has raised US$21,743 of the US$24,750 needed to begin filming. However, he …

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Help Produce A New Geocaching Movie

Actor and novice producer Jeff Galfer needs cash to fund his cache-inspired short film Buried Treasure. In a guest post for It’s Not About The Numbers, the American pleads his case and reveals how this hobby has changed his life. “I’m an actor, not a geocacher. At least, I wasn’t a geocacher. In fact, eight months ago I didn’t …

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Mission Update: Geocache In Space

Would-be geonaut Scott Cole is almost ready for take-off. The American (GC handle: e6c or Echo Six Charlie) has issued an update to the 24 backers – including It’s Not About The Numbers’ kjwx – of his ‘Geocache in Space’ project, saying that progress with his second build is going well. In August, the North …

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Three, Two, One … Geo-Liftoff

One small step for mankind, another giant leap forward for geocaching … At least that’s what American Scott Cole (GC handle: e6c or Echo Six Charlie) is hoping with his second attempt to launch a geocache into space. Last December, the North Carolina resident sent a weather balloon-tethered cache 19 miles (30.5 kilometres) up into …

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Chasing Cache For Charity

Australian charity Big Brothers Big Sisters is cashing in on the growing popularity of geocaching with its new fundraiser. This week the Melbourne youth mentoring scheme launched ‘Chase the Cache’, an event it describes as “a treasure hunt with a twist using state-of-the-art GPS technology” and the first of its kind in Australia. In an …

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Review: Geocaching in Australia’s Premiere Issue

It’s here, it’s finally here … Issue No 1 of Geocaching in Australia. At It’s Not About The Numbers, we’ve closely followed developments with the new Australian magazine since publisher James Parr announced his venture just over eight weeks ago. So it should be no surprise that my copy is already dog-earred after repeated readings …

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Quake update: The Other Side Of The Geocoin

In for a penny, in for a pound – right? Having already splashed out on the Christchurch quake and Japan tsunami geocoins, I’ve just bought two more fundraiser offerings by the NZ Recreational GPS Society to show my continued support for Mother Nature’s recent victims. Now it’s your turn … After months of planning, the …

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Tsunami Appeal: Wave Of Support for Japan

First Japan faced a wave of destruction from its 8.9 magnitude earthquake, 10 metre-high tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown. Now a wave of support from geocachers worldwide is following. Today British webstore The Geocaching Shop began pre-selling a Japanese micro-geocoin for £5.99, with £1 of every sale going to the Red Cross’ Japan Tsunami Appeal.  Measuring …

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