Tag Archive: Outdoors

Researchers Geared Up For New Geo-Study

A group of Texan researchers has stepped up to the challenge of conducting the first study into geocaching’s physical benefits.

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Photo Essay: Florida’s Creature Comforts

It’s a jungle out there, especially if you cache in the American state of Florida …

Just ask Marc and Mimi Barrison (GC handle: M&M Melted), who have been documenting the wildlife they encounter on their home turf since they took up geocaching in July 2003.

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‘Grenade’ Cache Confuses Bomb Squad

Do any of these bison tubes look like a grenade to you? One certainly did to members of the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad responding to a “suspicious-looking” container last Sunday. The aluminum geocache  – which looked like “a military-style grenade” – was found in Woodland, in a forested area northeast of the city which straddles Clark and Cowlitz …

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A Mother’s Heartfelt Geo-Project

If you find one of these travel tags in a geocache, stop to remember the young player they honour … Fourteen-year-old Kadian Harding died on July 25 while on a family bike ride in the British countryside. As he pedalled through Wiltshire, the avid geocacher (GC handle: TheSteepPirates) was accidentally struck by a van; becoming one …

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Sewer Cache Lands Owner In The Crapper

Placing a cache deep inside a stormwater drain has landed an Illinois player in hot water – more than two years later. Officials in the Cook County village of Northbrook, 47km from Chicago, complained to Geocaching.com last week about the dangerous hide, located 800 metres into a sewer system. Cache owner thegoonies21 has subsequently had the small lock’n’lock box …

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Great Geo-Stuff: Walking Poles

Today It’s Not About The Numbers unearths our irregular ode to something geocaching related that we may take for granted but which helps make our sport awesome. Yes, it’s just a pole with a handle on top but I’ve lost track of the times my walking stick has saved my bacon – and my arse. As regular It’s …

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Giveaway: A Slideshow Spectacular

America’s Larry Butler is firmly in our good books … First he offered It’s Not About The Numbers a Flipper Geocache to give away, and now he’s donated one of his evil Slider hides (pictured left) as a prize. The owner of Amazon store 4MadHatter’s Books says this PVC pipe creation is based on the famous …

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Photo Essay: Xtremely Addicted

GUEST BLOG Geocaching may be the most extreme sport ever invented – if done right. My name’s Handy Andy Pandy and I’m here to show you how to xtreme cache! Don’t try any of this at home (unless you’re awesome) … Xtreme caching takes a lot of preparation and equipment, especially if you plan to photograph …

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Giveaway: Flippin’ Heck What A Geocache

You’re likely to flip when you see It’s Not About The Numbers’ latest giveaway – a Flipper Geocache by Amazon vendor 4MadHatter’s Books. Designed by Nevada duo Larry and Carolyn (GC handle: Hans415), this cleverly crafted container requires finders to flip the actual cache out of a 14 inch-long PVC pipe and steel exterior container. …

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Outdoor ID: It Speaks For You When You Can’t

Geocachers love being active and in the outdoors, which is probably why so many love geocaching! But being in the outdoors comes with risks, especially when you’re by yourself. I’m a big advocate of taking risks, albeit properly managed ones, and love getting out in the bush or going for a ride by myself. But …

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