Tag Archive: Outdoors

Protecting Our Geography

We have only one planet to geocache on so It’s Not About The Numbers asked Ben Lawhon, of the international, non-profit movement Leave No Trace, how to minimise our environmental impact. “Geocaching presents an interesting set of issues with respect to Leave No Trace. First, there is the fact that many, many people are getting …

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Review: Notes On A Scavenger Hunter’s Journal

BOOK REVIEW As Cumbyrocks and kjwx can read only three words on this book cover – and two of them name its author, Bernhard Hoëcker – Wellington’s Anne Dahse volunteered to review the German comedian’s first geotitle. Aufzeichnungen eines Schnitzeljägers: Mit Gëocaching zurück zur Natur by Bernhard Hoëcker Rowohlt, from US$14.07 on Amazon Reviewed by Anne …

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Lights, Cameras, Geocachers …

. If American film-makers Mike Corkle and Mark Micucci ever invite you to geocache in the woods, say no. To them, a weekend camping trip involves the usual discomforts – “mosquitoes, bugs, maybe a little rain” – followed by kidnappers, guns and “fighting for your life”. Well, at least that’s the pitch of their recently …

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Tutorial: Turning Over A New Leaf

You could call Canadian geocacher Daniel Goymour a rather crafty fellow. Here the owner of Etsy store Geocrafter shows It’s Not About The Numbers how to create one of his Autumn Leaves containers. “Two years ago, I was introduced to geocaching by a couple friends while on a trip to Montreal. We found a bunch of …

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Tracking A Celebrity Geocacher Down Under

Has celebrity geocacher Bernhard Hoecker left his autograph in one of your hides? When the popular German comedian – and author of a geocaching book – toured New Zealand last month for an interactive tourism campaign, he couldn’t resist signing some local logbooks. “But we had to go to places that the German users voted …

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Cycling, In Search Of … Geocaches

It’s Not About The Numbers talks to two women entering an interesting cycle of their lives. British duo Sally Newham and Sally Lemsford want to steer art – and geocaching – in a completely new direction. Dressed in bright red costumes and towing a trailer dubbed the ‘Fantasy Museum’, the pair have been clocking up to 50 …

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Halt! GeoCheckpoint Ahead

Have you been stopped by a GeoCheckpoint yet? Don’t panic, though, the worst you’ll get is a ticket – and this isn’t a radical crime deterrent by the caching police but rather a new geo-game developed in Europe. Best described as a geocaching-Munzee hybrid, GeoCheckpointing requires players to use a GPSr or map to locate visible …

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More Trash Talk …

I got well and truly trashed on Saturday … but it was for a good cause, GC33F40 Glenside CITO – A Capital Event (Wellington). And I wasn’t alone.  More than 30 other Kiwi geocachers, aged two and up, gathered for this early-morning cleanup – only the second ever Cache In Trash Out held in the …

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Art For Cache’s Sake

There’s long been an art to geocaching but now a British group wants it to be an artform in its own right. To do so, North Yorkshire creative body Chrysalis Arts has initiated its GeoARTcache project, aiming to inspire outdoor recreation and artistic appreciation. Currently, it involves seven artists and 22 hides listed on GC.com – such as GC2PZWQ …

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Rubbishing A Local Cache

Caching in my hometown of Wellington is rubbish … or at least it will be on September 24th. All this trash talk is in aid of GC33F40 Glenside CITO – A Capital Event (Wellington), being held from 9.30am to 11.30am at the point where Porirua Stream intersects with this small community. Event organiser Bryan Taylor …

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