Category Archive: GeoTheory

Geocaching Pay It Forward – Can It Save Our Addiction?

In my opinion, and I recognise others will have different view (they can’t help being wrong), the hobby of geocaching suffers from shrinking cache size. I don’t deny that nanos and micros have their place but I believe the greatest satisfaction is in finding a decent sized cache full of interesting stuff (hopefully after a …

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Top Of The Geocaching Class

If any school teacher deserves a shiny, red apple, it’s Gerard MacManus. On Tuesday, the head of digital technology at Auckland’s Papatoetoe High School ran a geocaching class for fellow educators attending the Post Primary Teachers’ Association professional conference in Wellington. His class tied in perfectly with this year’s theme of “eDscapes: Mapping teachers’ professional …

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Cache Tutorial: Taking The Bait

Be ‘vewwy vewwy quiet’ and you might catch all the details in It’s Not About The Numbers‘ latest cache tutorial by Joseph Acamo. This creation is now the basis of the second hide (GC2QYZ0) in the Nebraskan geocacher’s Garden Series. HE WRITES: Today was a first for me. I spotted a likely geocache container while out grocery shopping and …

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Creative Caches: Bottling TripCyclone’s Genius

SPECIAL FEATURE It’s Not About The Numbers has long been a fan of TripCyclone‘s creative flair. Now the science teacher from Grandview, Missouri shows us how to make his new geocache design. If you are new to geocaching, every time you find a different geocache container, it can be exciting.  Those of us who have …

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Emergencies: An Observation On The Roles Geocachers Play

Yesterday’s devastating Christchurch earthquake reminded me of the particularly large number of geocachers that seem to hold important public service roles. It is quite visible in various forums at times of emergency and my visits to the forums following the quake have again emphasised this. Amongst the geocaching brethren we seem to have Search and …

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10 signs you’re a FTF addict…

You have a special cache publish message alert to notify you. [audio:http://www.notaboutthenumbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/20th_century_fox.mp3|titles=20th_century_fox] You only keep the Geocaching iPhone app on your phone so you can save 1.2 minutes by not having to download the GPX You get really grumpy when those pesky reviewers publish a cache at a time that doesn’t suit you. You go …

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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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You’ve heard of cache saturation, what about cacher saturation?

A great wee post from KajakJim over at Thanks for the Cache about the balance needed in cacher numbers. One thing that I have noticed lately is the increase of ‘geocaching’ appearing in the media. Whether it’s a foreign building being evacuated due to others thinking the geocache is a bomb, or the occasional news story about caching, I have …

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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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Did you go Geocaching on Christmas Day?

I wondered today, as I was being scratched up by blackberry searching for a cache waypoint, whether anyone else was out searching for geocaches. Do geocachers take a break on Christmas or is it another day off to go caching? To find out I thought I would run a short poll and find out exactly …

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