Category Archive: Geocaching News

Disclaimer: The Irish Is Dead Page Was Not Us

Two days ago I was alerted to the existence of a web page that falsely claimed one of Geocaching.com’s co-founders, Jeremy Irish, had died. Fortunately this claim is completely false, however It’s Not About The Numbers (INATN) was concerned to discover that the ‘read more’ button on this page linked our very own homepage.  As no …

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What To Do When Weather Is Too Bad To Geocache…

Okay, the correct answer is that the weather is never too bad to go caching. However, for the last eight years a growing number of Germans and Swiss have been able to stay indoors by going PlaceSpotting. Created by Swiss software engineer Martin Fussen the site challenges you to take part in a virtual quest …

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Be FTF On This New Geocaching Song

This catchy wee tune was sent us by Milan from the band Pyrrhura, a folk act from Slovakia. Check it out…

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Finders Keepers: Geo-Novelist Seeks Monetary Cache

American write Devon Pollard tells It’s Not About The Numbers about his geo-novel: A young couple hike through the forest, cellphones in hand. Some time later, they reach their destination: a hard-to-reach cache, dangling precariously over a cliff face. When they manage to retrieve it, instead of treasure, they uncover something far more gruesome: a rotting forearm, the victim’s fingernails still polished pink. And that’s only the beginning …

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Discover The World’s First Implanted Travel Bug

You could say geocaching has truly gotten under my skin.
As of last Sunday, I’m now the proud bearer of the world’s first implanted travel bug. Fellow players can discover and log TB60ZG6 The Mark of The Geocacher by simply tapping an NFC-capable smartphone to the implant site on my right hand.

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Officials Ban Premium Member Geocaches

Premium Member Only geocaches will soon be at a, well, premium in northwestern Ohio’s Hancock County.
Nor should you expect to find any ammo cans or any hides placed above ground level in the area’s parks, now that Hancock Park District officials have instituted geocaching permits.

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Campaign Teaser: Buy A New Geo-Shirt

Don’t expect Craig Bartlett to give you the shirt off his back; the Australian geocacher would much rather sell you a copy.
Bartlett (GC handle: AlliedOz) launched his popular ‘Geocaching Tools of the Trade’ T-shirt in December 2012, selling 300 units online in a less than a month. Now he’s back on crowdfunding website Teespring for a third run.

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Another Week, Another Geo-Bomb Scare

It’s a Wisconsin geocache in the firing line this time – in what is the sport’s fifth American bomb scare in less than a month.
On April 27th, a Menomonee Falls resident alerted police at about 4.25pm after noticing a “bomb-like” device hanging from a tree near the village’s water tower while out walking her dog.

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Geocaching Bombs Again

Another one bites the dust … Bomb squad members detonated an Ohio geocache last week after a report of a suspicious package.
Wednesday’s geo-scare was the fourth such incident in the United States in less than a month.

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Another 15 Seconds Of Fame For Cumbyrocks

You won’t have seen my It’s Not About The Numbers sibling round these parts lately but he’s still avidly promoting geocaching (and busy working behind the scenes of this website) …

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