Category Archive: Blackberry

Sibling Rivalry

They say the “family that plays together, stays together” so it was with great delight that geo-siblings Cumbyrocks and kjwx embarked on their first caching trip recently. Here, the duo relate their experiences trying to sneak in a few finds on a fleeting visit to the New Zealand city of Palmerston North for their grandmother’s …

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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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Cumbyrocks Hate; Cumbyrocks Smash

Disclaimer: This is likely going to be a completely unjustified rant from a sleep deprived cacher with a cold. Bring on the green… I’ve just returned from a trip to another part of the country for the funeral of a family member. As much it was a sad trip it still had lots of good …

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Coming Soon: SPOT for your Smartphone

Some time ago I wrote a post about the SPOT GPS device and it’s partnering with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60. Now SPOT have announced the new SPOT connect for Smartphones. SPOT Connect™ turns leading smartphones into a personal one-way satellite communicator capable of sending messages with GPS position to personal contacts, social networks or to …

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Cumbyrocks reviews the Garmin GPSMAP 62s

Happily my first field experience with the Garmin GPSMAP 62s was it being tossed 10 metres into a blackberry thicket. Despite what you are thinking the GPSr landed safely in my hands and I have been in love ever since. Undoubtedly you are now also wondering what I was doing standing 10 metres into a …

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YouTube: Use It To Help You Buy Your Next GPSr

My long-suffering geocaching widow wife was recently gracious enough to suggest I could get anew GPSr for Christmas. I immediately got all excited and started looking over all the specs and prices of the better GPSr models about. Before going further I should point out that I have been pretty impressed with my Blackberry Bold …

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Garmin vs Geocaching.com

The recent release of the Garmin Chirp certainly left me wondering what was happening between Garmin and Geocaching.com, but I hadn’t considered the following theory posted on the gps.org.nz forums: Garmin may be preparing to launch their own geocaching website It’s suggested that Garmin might be using the site opencaching.com (not currently active) as a …

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CacheSense 3.1 Released

For those with Blackberry’s and using CacheSense (nee CacheBerry), or who are yet to make the smart move and convert, there is a new release available. CacheSense 3.1 is out and I have been fortunate to have had access to the beta releases over the last few weeks. There are lots of excellent changes that …

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Garminfone – the next great geocaching GPSr?

If you’ve read any of my posts on this blog you’ll know I’m big fan of my Blackberry Bold 9000, my main GPSr, paperless caching tool and phone, but it looks like it could have some serious competition – The Garminfone. From the maker: Garminfone™ from T-Mobile®, built on the Android™ platform, is a full-featured …

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Apparently The Best GPS For Geocaching Needs These Six Features…

I came across this article on the fairly reliable booshnews.com recently. It does come across a little as an advert for the Garmin GPSmap 478, especially as no other GPSr’s are mentioned…and it’s an article about buying your first GPSr and what to look for. The article suggests six features and it’s hard to disagree …

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