Tag Archive: Recreation

TV Network Joins The Cache Craze

Seek and ye shall find … at least that’s what a Canadian TV network is hoping as it turns to geocaching for a ratings boost. Kids channel YTV has commissioned 10 episodes of a new GPS-driven series, Cache Craze, for its 2013 lineup as a way of attracting new viewers and advertisers. Each 60-minute installment of …

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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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Tutorial: Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble

You may well bubble over with excitement at Larry Butler’s first DIY cache tutorial for It’s Not About The Numbers. Here, the Nevada geocacher (GC handle: Hans415) and owner of Amazon store 4MadHatter’s Books shows how to build the perfect Bubble Cache. NB: If you make your own example, don’t forget to send us a photo of …

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Tutorial: A New Geocaching Medium

Bigger is better for Vince Migliore (GC handle: FolsomNatural), whose latest video tutorial shows examples of mid-sized geocaches to make.
The American DIY buff says: “I like the mid-sized version because it allows you to trade travel bugs and provides more room for larger ‘swag’ items.”

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It’s Electrifying: DIY Cache Tutorial

DIY cache-maker Vince Migliore explains how to use an emergency radio with a hand-crank generator to electrify a hide – well, three volts worth anyway – in a remote location.

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Well And Truly Hooked On Geocaching

You can tell Dawn Van Curan is hooked on geocaching just by looking at the afghan blankets she crochets. Since making her first geo-afghan three years ago, the Texan has gained official Groundspeak approval for the design, which she now sells on international webstore Etsy. Van Curan (GC handle: Re2dog) says the inspiration for that original blanket was a birthday …

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Microsoft Flight Virtuals Caching On Fast

Microsoft Flight’s new Aerocaches have really taken off – if the number of recent searches on It’s Not About The Numbers for these virtual treasures is anything to go by. Since the company’s free simulation game was released on February 29th, we’ve had dozens of requests for tips on how to play. Unfortunately (as some of you will already …

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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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Tears Of A Clown: Amazing Geo-Racers Eliminated

A field puzzle proved too much for The Amazing Race’s first geocachers. Competitors Dave and Cherie Gregg – better known to fans as the “Married Clowns” due to their jobs at Ringling Brothers Circus – were the second team eliminated from season 20 of the popular reality TV show. In Episode 2 – which screened in the United States …

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Book Giveaway: Geocaching For Personally Valuable Treasure

Ever wished you could geocache all the time? Now you can, according to an e-book by American psychologist Francine Juhasz. She tells It’s Not About The Numbers how … “So you’re crazy about mysteries, loving the thrill of the hunt. And you enjoy exercising your wits on difficult quests, discovering what is well-hidden from view. …

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