Category Archive: Geocaching Rules

Watering Down Groundspeak’s Guidelines?

She’s a cruel mistress, fate … just ask American water-filtering vendor Multi-Pure. Eight days ago, the Nevada company placed a geocache outside its Las Vegas headquarters to celebrate its 40th year of operation. Now that hide – which I believe contravenes Groundspeak’s guidelines on commercialism – has disappeared. On Tuesday, company spokeswoman Trina Boice posted …

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Feeling Chirpy? Read The Fine Print

A chirp a day keeps Groundspeak away? Perhaps that’s the hope of Garmin’s Opencaching.com team, with today’s announcement that it will be giving away one chirp wireless beacon every day for the next few months. To enter its ‘Chirp-a-Day’ sweepstakes, American cachers – that’s right no foreigners allowed – must publish an approved cache at OC.com before …

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The Perfect GPS

Mark Rindels at TheUnion.com has an excellent post drawing a comparison between God and a GPS: …GPS devices are not fool-proof, however. My daughter Michelle had a friend come visit her a year ago. He was staying a few days in our home and wanted to go into Grass Valley from our home in Alta …

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GeoPolice Academy: Only power-trippers need apply

If you haven’t noticed the little tab on the left-hand side of the screen at Geocaching.com then you should really take a look. This is the feedback forum, the place where geocachers get to suggest ideas, comment on them and vote for the ones they like. It is an excellent system and allows you to …

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Christmas is for turkey, presents and…geocaching!

The results are in from the Did you go geocaching on Christmas Day poll? and a whopping 46.67% responded that they were out finding geocaches. That was a much larger percentage than I predicted! There was also a significant number who responded No – but I desperately wanted to! (31.11%). Only 22.22% didn’t go caching …

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Newbie Cache Placers – Should they be allowed?

There has been a small amount of talk in geocaching circles in the last week as to whether there should be certain requirements cachers need to meet before placing a cache. It’s an issue that has been around for years without finding a solution. Head Hard Hat had a small vent after a cache placed …

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In light of the reviewerless Opencaching.com – An ode to the gc.com reviewers…

sseegars made the following comment on my post about the potential over-saturation problem with opencaching.com.  I thought it was so well done that I wanted to ensure everyone reading the blog got to see it: (for the full comment follow the link above) Garmin NEEDS that human component in there if they are serious. Reminds …

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OpenCaching.com: An over-saturation nightmare waiting to happen?

Like many I have been having fun playing with OpenCaching.com today and seeing what it can do. There is lots to like about this site but I also have a nagging feeling that it maybe more problematic than good. I noticed a comment on the new opencaching.com forums that expressed concern over geocaching.com caches being …

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Another Cacher's Geocaching Manifesto

If you’ve seen the movie Jerry Maguire then you’ll distinctly remember part at the beginning where Jerry idealistically and somewhat arrogantly writes his ‘manifesto’. He distributes it to his colleagues and promptly loses his job. As all American movies tend to do it all worked out in the end and Jerry’s method of handling clients …

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Geocheating – Making impossible geocaches possible

I stumbled across this site whilst surfing recently and thought it was an interesting concept: Geocheating – Making impossible geocaches possible. Personally I can’t say I’m interested in using it, its not all about the numbers for me, but I can see how this might be of use to some. In fact there are one …

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