Category Archive: Milestones

One Man’s Carrot And Stick Approach

Dutch geocacher Willem Heeringa is sticking with his lucky number – 10,000 – as he attempts his latest goal. After logging his 10,000th find on 10-10-10, his friends gifted him an engraved achievement geocoin. And it’s this trackable that Heeringa (GC handle: Wilxlii Carrotte) hopes will bring more success as he works on getting it …

Continue reading »

From Russia With Love …

Miroslav Hoblík, the creator of Russia’s first geocoin, tells It’s Not About The Numbers about his latest trackable, honouring the 50th anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight. “It has been just another normal day in school for my father, when a neigbour who was listening to the radio came to tell the children …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Giveaway: Your Piece Of The Geocacher’s Puzzle

You may have heard of Louisiana geocacher Brenda Shirey and her trackable geo-puzzle … Shirey (GC handle Sequoia_2) recently featured in Groundspeak’s Latitude 47 blog with her colourful and community-building Geocacher’s Puzzle TB1CNE2). And now you get a chance to feature in that custom TB. It’s Not About The Numbers has two chipboard puzzle pieces for …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Stop the presses … As the launch of new magazine Geocaching in Australia nears, It’s Not About The Numbers has another exclusive update on its progress. Publisher James Parr – best known as the owner of  Australian Geocaching Essentials webstore – says his fledgling publication is on track, with no delays expected in the release of …

Continue reading »

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 …

Continue reading »

Cacher World Rankings: Cue 'Eye of the Tiger' music…

I achieved another caching milestone today and it didn’t involve logging one cache. Well, not today anyway. According to Cacherstats.com I am now ranked among the top 200 geocachers in New Zealand for number of finds. My grand total of 504 finds has propelled me into 198th=: 198 504 Boy4Life Current Stats 198 504 Cumbyrocks …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts

Switch to mobile version