Tag Archive: Outdoors

Today’s Public Safety Announcement: Geo-Animals

It’s a jungle out there … or a forest … or a rapid-filled river – and it’s damn easy to get in trouble whilst geocaching, no matter how simple that find looks online.
To help keep our readers safe out there, It’s Not About The Numbers will be posting a series of handy-dandy infographics collected from around the world wide web detailing useful skills to have once you leave the safety of your geo-mobile.

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Snapped In A Foreign Country …

Where in the world is It’s Not About The Numbers poster boy?

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Geocacher Injured In Mountain Fall

An American geocacher needed hospital treatment after falling nine metres and landing on her head while visiting New Hampshire’s Blue Job Mountain last Friday.

Fifty-eight year-old Patricia McBride, of Rochester, was exploring the state forest with her husband when she slipped and fell 9m (30 feet) about 3pm.

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New Geocaching Book A Family Affair

Tanya Eldert needs your help – to both provide material for her new Family Geocaching book and help finance its publication through her Kickstarter campaign. The American mother tells It’s Not About The Numbers how her family’s project came about …

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Empowered By The Route 66 Geo-Trail

In desperate need of some stress relief, American Jon Racinskas (GC handle: The Razza) is driven to search for 800 geocaches along the legendary Mother Road. He tells It’s Not About The Numbers of his journey.

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Firefighters Rescue Geocacher From Tree

Normally, British firefighters have to rescue cats stuck up trees; but this weekend the victim was a female geocacher.

Emergency crews in Dorset were called to a tree in Upper Parkstone Heights, Poole at noon on Saturday to free the 20-year-old.

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ROVE Where You Want To With New Geo-Gadget

You’ll never be tied to your PC again if four Canadian inventors have their way. In fact, they hope you’ll rove long and far in search of new geocaches with their bluetooth-powered gadget.

According to the team at Sparkyard Inc, the ROVE was created for smartphone-owning “geocachers and trail creators to instantly share trail maps across social networks and put multiple geocaches right on a GPS” while out in the field.

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Guest Post: Novelist Examines Her Love Of Geocaching

Morgan C Talbot, author of new Caching Out series novel Death Will Attend, puts her love of geocaching under the magnifying glass.

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Postcard From The Waikato River

Travel agent Mandy Page (GC handle: PageNZ) – best known for her international geocaching expeditions – drops us a line after paddling New Zealand’s Waikato River.

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BirdCaching Spinoff Not Just A Lark

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the latest geo-hybrid, known as BirdCaching.

Developed by Robert Mortensen, this new variation combines our favourite hobby with that of bird-watching, by asking participants to record any avian sightings alongside their name in the logbooj of each birdcache.

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