Category Archive: Geocaching Rules

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.

Continue reading »

Congratulations, It’s A Geocache!

Please help me welcome four additions to the kjwx family – GC10DWH Palmer Head Fortress, GC10H8Z Rockford, GC10J6P Ben’s Challenge and GC10YD6 In Plane Sight. These aren’t cute, new hides but weathered caches with flaws and behavioral issues. Each is five years old and, with the exception of the flat-terrain Rockford (pictured below), sited in remote …

Continue reading »

Hitting A New GeoTarget

Do you enjoy rushing out the door to find a new cache or to chase a FTF? Have you found almost all the caches in your area? Do you live in Dunedin, New Zealand? If you answered YES to all of the above, then the new game of GeoTarget24 could well be for you! GeoTarget24 is almost …

Continue reading »

Peer Review Is Flawed

An interesting piece from TEAMVOYAGR over at CacheMania on the Peer Review system over at Opencaching.COM. This review system has been debated at length for quite sometime, over TEAMVOYAGR have an interesting example of one of it’s major flaws: The first listing I looked at had a score of -126.  I thought perhaps this was …

Continue reading »

Teen Shot Geocaching

An American news report brings up a raft of issues that we need to consider in the geocaching community. A 13-year-old boy from Simi Valley got shot in the leg by a property owner in Oro Grande while the victim was participating in a high-tech treasure hunting game called geocaching. Lawyers made opening statements on …

Continue reading »

Travel Bug Or Social Butterfly?

… on July 29th to be precise. Have you? Over the last six weeks, this virtual trackable has been rocketing from country to country via the information super-highway as part of a social experiment by British cachers Walker-Clan (no relation to Cumbyrocks or myself, whose surname is also Walker). Since its launch on July 7th, TB40BWB has …

Continue reading »

Proof It’s Not About The Numbers

Here at It’s Not About The Numbers we’ve always maintained that geocaching was, well, not about the numbers. And now we have proof to back up what we’ve all known all along. Geocaching blog, PROGEOCACHING – whose tag-line is ‘improving the quality of geocaching’ – has surveyed 1000 people to “understand what people like and …

Continue reading »

Should Our Caches Be Less Risky? Stopping To Think In The Wake Of A Geo-Tragedy

I’m sure geocachers all around the planet will be sympathetically pondering the fate of a 75-year-old Idaho geocacher who died just north of Creston, British Columbia on Wednesday when he lost his footing on a bank and fell 80 feet (25 metres). An unexpected accident like this is an unwelcome tragedy for any family and …

Continue reading »

Is This The Beginning Of The End For The Urban Cache?

We quite frequently see reports of bomb squad callouts for geocaches in the US, but a recent bomb squad callout in the UK town of Wetherby seems to have had a big impact on the game. Coffee shop owner Karen Brittain called the police after she saw a man furtively fumbling with a sealed plastic …

Continue reading »

Policing Our Caches

There’s a new sheriff in town, Kiwi geocachers … His name is GreenSpouts, a Flemish reviewer brought in to help New Zealand’s overworked overseers deal with a backlog of neglected caches that need archiving. Fittingly, the review has begun at the start of Groundspeak’s annual Cache In Trash Out promotion. Local volunteer reviewer Zero Gravitas …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Switch to mobile version