Category Archive: Geocaching with Kids

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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Caching Up With …

In this occasional series, It’s Not About The Numbers asks geocachers to find themselves, rather than a hidden container. Today’s victim is Robert Harwell, of North Carolina – the winner of our second Garmin chirp giveaway as chosen by our blog readers. Robert Harwell Age: 38 Location: North Carolina, USA Occupation: Founder of webstore GeoSurvival …

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Caching Up With …

In this occasional series, It’s Not About The Numbers asks geocachers to find themselves, rather than a hidden container. Today’s victim is phiki614, of Cromwell, New Zealand; the runner-up of our recent Garmin chirp giveaway. phiki614 Age: 28 Location: Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand Occupation: School teacher (and father) GPSr: Garmin GPS60 – because it was …

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Now hear this …

[audio:http://www.notaboutthenumbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Dont_Tell_My_Wife_Im_Out_Geocaching.mp3] You’ve read how and why it came about … now you can hear Rob Pearce’s song for yourself. It’s Not About The Numbers is proud to present Don’t Tell My Wife (I’m Out Geocaching) for your listening pleasure. And don’t forget to buy your own copy of the American cacher’s song at iTunes.

‘Don’t Tell My Spouse I’m Geocaching …’

It’s a common phrase, but American cacher Rob Pearce has taken it to another level, recording – and selling – an original song on the subject. He tells It’s Not About The Numbers how his long-suffering family cope with his geo-addiction and musical leanings. “My wife was the one who introduced me to geocaching – …

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Starting the Geocaching Journey

I recently stumbled across this neat blog, Sparkdad.com, written by a “retired” Stay-at-home dad. What sparked my interest was his recent post on discovering geocaching and his families first geocaching adventure. It is especially interesting as this post and his subsequent posts on the new geocaching adventures not only provides an insight into the ‘newbie’ …

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Caching in the Waianakarua

I had a great morning caching in the Waianakarua area today. It is a beautiful coastal road that runs between Hampden and Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand. The Cumbyrocks Jnrs and I managed 14 caches in a couple of hours and had a lot of fun along the way. A few photos …

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Californian school picks Cumbyrocks 'Trainspotting' cache for TB project destination

A friend alerted me to the project Mr Miller’s (Room 162) class at Chalone Peaks Middle School has taken on. They have the Travel Bug Trev’s Tag heading this way with its final destination being my cache ‘Train Spotting‘. You can check out Mr Miller’s Bug Tracker for more information and to keep track of …

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Geocaching with Preschoolers

Geocaching with your kids can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences…but it can also be the most difficult and frustrating thing you’ll ever do. Combing the addictive desire to find the cache and the attention span of young people is, sometimes, a recipe for disaster. For those who look there are a number of very good articles out there on how to geocache with kids that can help make the experience better for all involved. As the father of two under 5’s (+ another on the way) I’ve spent plenty of time looking at this information and ideas. While the articles are great I haven’t found one that specifically dealt with my situation – Geocaching with Preschoolers!

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