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You're Kidding Right? 20 March 2010, 12:39 pm
Don't you just hate bloggers that start a post with, I know it's been a long time since I posted. . . So I won't start with that.But I thought a new post was appropriate to answer a comment left on The Best Geocache in Minnesota - Confiscated by the Cops An anonymous reply reads:You all really think this is a good idea? Burying a full sized coffin in a state park? That's about as stupid as your 'adventures' that involve digging around on private property. I suggest you research your ca...
The Best Geocache in Minnesota - Confiscated by the Cops 26 May 2009, 10:07 pm
You may remember all the time and effort that we put into finding the 2008 Halloween geocache series? I wrote at length about them. The purpose was to find and collect clues from 12 Halloween themed geocaches, and use those clues to find the bonus cache - a full sized toe-pincher coffin, complete with skeleton and traditional ammo can. Last February it was voted as the Minnesota Cache of the Month by member of the Minnesota Geocaching Association. Here's some comments from the cache listing: ...
Springtime Geocaching 22 March 2009, 12:28 pm
Ah, spring! A time when hope flows eternal. A time for renewal and re-growth. A time for geocaching without ticks, spiders, and mosquitoes. Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Minnesota. The temperature peaked at near 70 degrees, and the snow that fell last November is almost gone. We decided on one of the nearby regional parks, and like last week, the trails were ice packed and slippery. The ice had melted In places where the sun was able to shine through the trees, leaving slippery mud ins...
Massive Geocache Beacon 9 March 2009, 11:02 pm
Here in the upper-midwest, geocaches are often hidden in, what is known as, a beacon. Beacon: [bee-kuhn] a fire lit on the top of a hill as a signal Okay, maybe a geocache beacon is not a fire, but in geocaching terms, certainly a signal. If you see the beacon, you should be able to find the geocache. We recently found a geocache in the beacon shown below. If you were the hider, where would you put the geocache in this beacon? ...
More Island Geocaching 1 March 2009, 1:17 pm
Well, it wasn't like this. And it certainly wasn't like this. But we did some island geocaching yesterday. The difference, this time we walked to the island. I admit, that concept might confuse our faithful California readers. But around here, walking on water isn't an exercise reserved only for the Faithful. The water looked something more like this. This is a shot of Lola's Lakehouse back on dry land. And here's an aerial view of the lake. Lola's was our starting point, directly south...
Picking up Archived Geocaches 1 February 2009, 1:25 pm
A few weeks back, one of our local geocachers passed away. He had over 20 hides, several of which we had found. The rules at geocaching.com forbid anyone from adopting the caches, and the family didn't want continued emails when finds were logged on these caches. So the listings were all archived. Now the containers are basically, litter. We decided to go pick a couple up. I figured it was a nice thing to do, plus, those are good containers that can be recycled into new geocaches. We kn...
Geocaching and the Present Day Penny 18 January 2009, 8:54 pm
When wayfarer and I get to the woods we like to "really get away". That is, to reach a time and space where our experience is not interrupted by road noise or jet planes. Where just the slightest hint of imagination could suggest that we've been transported. The forest is ancient, and the trail, timeless. We still have those pesky satellites guiding us to the cache, but you get the point. We almost achieved it today. Our journey started in a very busy section of a close-by regional park. H...
Top 10 Reasons to be a Geocacher in Minnesota 8 January 2009, 9:04 pm
10. You get to use those cool Winter Friendly attributes on your cache listing page. 9. Geocaching in muck-lucks is very fashionable. 8. Where else can you go ice fishing and geocaching in the same day? 7. Sled dogs make great caching buddies. 6. You can ski right up to most geocaches. 5. After geocaching, you can warm up to a nice warm plate of lutefisk. 4. You can geocache all 4 seasons: Almost winter. Winter. Still Winter. And construction. 3.&...
Now This is a Geocache 6 January 2009, 3:43 pm
Warning!!! This post contains descriptions and photographs of specific geocaches and may be considered a spoilers If you geocache in the Eagan/Apple Valley/Rosemount area, you are hereby warned: do not read this post until you have completed the Halloween 2008 series by bflentje. Being surprised on your own is just too sweet! And if you've not read our previous two posts about the Halloween 2008 series, you may want to get caught up by reading this post and this post. Now, on with the post. ...
Google Reader for Geocaching 21 December 2008, 12:20 pm
With snow up to the window sill, all those well laid plans of geocaching will lie as dormant as everything else around here. (And our faithful readers in Southern California will continue to push their numbers up without us.)You may recall this post from about this same time last year. There's nothing to do here but practice geocaching by on-line proxy. That includes reading everyone else's geo-adventures posted on their blogs. I was using My Yahoo home page for keeping track of all the ...
Happy Thanksgiving 27 November 2008, 1:15 pm
Hello out there.Just wanted to put out a holiday message. I've been very busy lately and not active with blogger. I have been reading my favorite blogs. (That means yours)I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. And for those readers in Canada, (You know who you are) Happy Thursday.Here's a dumb YouTube video. Try not singing this while cooking today.Later, Jive Turkeys....
Geocaching on Hick's Power Trail 8 November 2008, 12:11 pm
Some geocachers do not like power trails. Well, I do. So I made one. Don't judge me, it's how I play my game. I like to store containers that would make nice geocache containers. Since I like to go to the gym and I like to take supplements, I had a few containers that needed to get out into the wild. I had some empty protein, creatine and fiber containers. A little flat black spray paint and we've got some geocaches on our hands. I had seen an old tree that was just begging to have a geocache pl...
My First International Geocaches 31 October 2008, 8:25 pm
My travels recently took me to Alberta, Canada. I stayed in a city called Grande Prairie. This part of the country looks a lot like The Midwest of the US. It was very flat and all that was missing were the water towers announcing the town's name.I had a bit of trouble with customs while I was trying to enter the country. They actually sent me into the immigration office to have me better explain my reasons for visiting Canada. The immigration officer was looking me up in whatever database and as...
Miramar Airshow in San Diego 6 October 2008, 10:08 pm
On Sunday, The Boy and I went to the Miramar Airshow in San Diego. We got there pretty early and had no problem with traffic or getting on the Marine base. Rather than wait in line for a shuttle bus to drive us the mile and a half to the tarmac, we got a pedi cab. Brody thought riding on the back of that three wheeled bike was one if the most fun things he's ever done. (Funny, we were just at Disney last week)Once on the tarmac, there were tons of things to do and see. There were also plenty of ...
My New Geocaching Style 4 October 2008, 2:53 pm
When I first started geocaching I wanted to try and get as many geocaches as possible every time I went out. I've settled into a new style of geocaching that I think works better for me. I kind of figured this out during my recent trip to Massachusetts. Instead of loading a ton of geocaches in an area and focusing on finding them all, I like to find a couple of caches in an area that I'm visiting and focus on the area rather than the caches. This worked out nicely last weekend when my brother c...
My First "Out Of State" Geocache Finds 30 September 2008, 8:23 pm
As many of you know, My new position at work allows me to do a bit of traveling. I recently spent two weeks in Eastern Massachusetts. I was working at Smith College in a town called Northampthon. This was an old college town, (Old to me, my English Co-worker kept laughing at me for thinking the buildings were "old") I was certain that most of the places I saw had to be haunted.I didn't have a ton of free time but I did manage to squeeze in a few geocaches. The first one was about a half mile fro...
Geocaching In San Francisco 31 August 2008, 3:01 pm
Here's a nice video I ran across this morning. Doug McConnell of OpenRoad.TV joins TeamAlamo in the Bay Area for some geocaching. (TeamAlamo currently has over 29,000 cache finds)I like this video because it shows a variety of caches from a memorable urban cache at Lombard Street, to some out of the way caches with some of the finest vistas San Francisco has to offer. This video also does a pretty good job of showing what the game is about and gives a nice intro for those looking to learn about ...
The Boy Turns 7 Today 30 August 2008, 7:40 pm
Today is The Boy's birthday. We went to Ruby's for breakfast and then went bowling. We are having some friends over for cake. It's been a great day.The highlight of this birthday has to be the card from my Grandma Decker. Grandma Decker is the sweetest woman I've ever met in my life. If you met her you would love her instantly. Grandma Decker sent The Boy a birthday card and he opened it and read the cute little message inside. Her notes always end with "XOXOXOXOXOXOX." Awww, we love you grandm...
Bogus Logs On Geocaches 23 August 2008, 2:58 pm
I have a watch on Chomolangma. It's a 5/5 geocache on Mount Everest. It is labeled as "The Highest Geocache In The World", and has yet to be found.This morning I was surprised to see a "Found It" log in my E-mail for this cache. It was a bogus log. The people responsible for the posting have since deleted the find so I won't out them. I will, however, share their log entry. It reads as follows:Log Date: 8/22/2008Visited via Google Earth on a windy friday afternoon with my Son Matthew, it was qu...
Nice Article On Geocaching 21 August 2008, 10:32 pm
As I've said before, I subscribe to a lot of blogs. One that I really like is call Wise Bread. They have several authors that all write about ways to be frugal. I noticed an article in my reader today about Geocaching.I like the idea she mentions about leaving American type swag when geocaching outside the US. I think I'll look for some "California" swag to leave on my travels. It also mentions Letterboxing and Orienteering. Here is the bit about Geocaching. You can read the entire article here....
Golf has ups and downs like other recreational activities 27 July 2015, 1:00 pm
Recently, a local newspaper noted a low turnout in two county golf tournaments – the women, and the junior. The women’s tournament only featured 32 players and the junior tournament only features six. The women’s tournament is by flights, so it’s not as though all golfers competed in the highest group. Conversely, the men’s county […]...
Summer of Baseball: Vermont brings a lot of nostalgia 23 July 2015, 9:00 am
If you are a fan of old stadiums, then a trip to Burlington, Vermont should be on your list. Centennial Field’s first game was held on April 17, 1906. Wrap that around your head a little bit when you think about how old it is. The stadium seats nearly 4,500 people and when you walk […]...
Block Party is almost here! 22 July 2015, 9:30 am
For those of you who geocache, you likely know that this year’s Block Party is the final one. With that in mind, three of us are embarking on the cross-country trip to go to the event, as well as others surrounding it. And I’m getting quite excited. The trip is going to be five days […]...
Summer of Baseball ’15 going strong and still heating up 21 July 2015, 9:00 am
This has been a heck of a year for baseball – at least from my eyes. My goal early in the season was attempt to hit 20 different stadiums this year. After this weekend, I’ve hit 13 (or 15, depending on how you count things). The stadiums so far are: Syracuse (AAA) Binghamton (AA) Somerset […]...
Day Zero Project: Completed No. 91 15 July 2015, 8:00 am
A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed! Goal completed: Don’t drink soda for a month Date completed: February 28, 2015 Number: 91 Description: This is pretty simple – don’t drink soda for an entire month. Why I wanted to do it: I don’t drink regular soda, rather diet. I do that for […]...
Team USA women’s baseball visits Cooperstown 14 July 2015, 8:00 am
Do you remember the old baseball saying “Chicks dig the long ball?” Maybe that should be changed to “Chicks hit the long ball.” Now, I didn’t see any home runs on a warm and sunny afternoon in Cooperstown. But I did see some long balls hit. I also saw some solid baseball, great plays and some […]...
Day Zero Project: Completed No. 100 8 July 2015, 8:00 am
A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed! Goal completed: Design and create a t-shirt for HooHaa Brewing and submit on TeeSpring (and sell 10) Date completed: January 25, 2015 Number: 100 Description: The goal was to design a logo and make a t-shirt via TeeSpring and set a goal of 10 for […]...
Mo’ne and Monarchs dazzle during barnstorming tour stop 6 July 2015, 1:00 pm
It shouldn’t be all about Mo’ne Davis. Heck, I’m sure she’d even say that. A group of 13-year-old (maybe a few are 14, too?) kids from the Philadelphia area are embarking on a 23-day, 21-city journey as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, the Negro Leagues, and the Civil Rights Movement. They are doing so in […]...
Snapshot Saturday: July 4 4 July 2015, 8:00 am
Another blast from the past! Somebody’s birthday is this weekend… Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!...
Priorities change in caching 2 July 2015, 8:00 am
My geocaching adventures started in March 2008. A few weeks prior, a friend came to me with this “game he found.” And, considering he had GPS receivers, he thought it sounded interesting. On a snowy winter day, we ventured out to seek some geocaches. Trekking through snow, and digging around, we ended up finding five […]...
The Fifth Annual Spring Kickoff 2010 28 March 2010, 10:05 am
Well, they did it again. The Fifth Annual Spring Kickoff to Geocaching was a huge, no, a HUGE, success! There were 175 Geocachers that attended the event from 112 Geocaching teams! It’s getting bigger every year!
Canuck and Finn were kept very busy at the registration table getting everyone logged in:
It was a great time as we mingled about, chatted, laughed and relaxed with friends old and new. Stories were swapped, tales were told and plans were made for the upcoming months. The atmosph...
A Shubie Sunday Five For Five 8 February 2010, 11:10 am
The past several weeks of cold weather broke and our schedule was as clear as the azure blue sky above us. We took the opportunity to finally get back out Geocaching after a five month hiatus and it felt great! Really great!
We decided to go to Shubie Park since there had been some new caches placed since we were there last. Shubie is one of our favorite local parks with lots of intertwined trails.
We started our trek near the camping area and then down through the lock system, into the no-leas...
It’s Official! Maritime Mega Is A Go! 29 January 2010, 8:21 am
The Maritime Mega Event is now officially a go!
Groundspeak has just posted the official event page and we are ecstatic!
The event will be held in Dayspring, just an hour or so away from Nova Scotia’s capital city of Halifax on July 10th, 2010 and it is being held in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Geocaching in Canada.
On June 28, 2000 the first Geocache in Canada was placed in East River, Nova Scotia, just miles from the event site! GCBBA is still active and attracts many Geocac...
Caching At Blomidon Provincial Park 26 August 2009, 4:55 pm
Prior to having to leave the Blomidon Provincial Park because of Hurricane Bill we had the chance to do some caching along the Jodrey, Woodland and Bordon Brook trails. These trails lead to and meet at the Look Off Trail which, once at the end, offers a fantastic view of the Minas Basin.
Our hike took us up the Jodrey Trail, then out on to the Look-off Trail and then we came back down the Woodlands Trail and then on to Borden Brook Trail.
The Look-off Trail is a short trail, only 1.6 km (1 mi....
Atlantic Geofest 2009 And Hurricane Bill 24 August 2009, 7:15 pm
The old adage about ‘short and sweet’ was never more true than this year’s GeoFest. With the impending arrival of Hurricane Bill the festivities were cut a bit short BUT a great time was still had by all!
As with Geofests of the past Atlantic GeoFest 2009 was held at Blomidon, a Provincial Park located on the cliffs of the North Mountain, overlooking the Minas Basin, here in Nova Scotia. With over 1800 acres of natural attractions, majestic trees, trails and wildlife the park ...
Cape Breton Highlands Park Event 21 July 2009, 9:22 am
We had a wonderful time this past weekend at the Cape Breton Highlands Park Event that was held in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park here in Nova Scotia.
The 950 square kilometer (590 sq mi) Cape Breton Highlands National Park with its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery is located on Cape Breton Island, on the northeast tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. The world-famous scenic highway, the Cabot Trail, runs through the park.
The event was part of the park’s First Annual Geocaching We...
Geocaching In Beautiful Santa Fe, NM 9 July 2009, 8:58 am
On our trip to New Mexico last month we also got a chance to spend a day Geocaching in beautiful Santa Fe.
Santa Fe is New Mexico’s state capital and the fourth largest city in the state.
It’s about an hour’s drive North of Albuquerque by car but since we didn’t have a car we hopped aboard the Rail Runner Express at the Alvarado Transportation Center on 1st Street and Central Avenue in Albuquerque.
This turned out to be one of the best values that we had ever got, anywh...
Geocaching At Sandia Mountain, NM 6 July 2009, 2:34 pm
In addition to going to the Geocaching Event that we told you about in our previous post we also got out to do a bit of caching while in Albuqueurque.
One of the places that we wanted to visit while we were in New Mexico was the Sandia Mountains via the Sandia Peak Tramway.
The Sandia Peak Tramway is the world’s longest passenger aerial tramway. It also has the world’s third longest single span. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city of Albuquerque to the crestline of the ...
The NM Geocachers Are Awesome! 2 July 2009, 9:37 am
We just returned home from a fantastic week in New Mexico and during our trip we were able to meet up with an awesome bunch of local Geocachers at a Meet and Greet event in Albuquerque.
The New Mexico Geocachers are so hospitable and accommodating that we’re still talking about it!
Here’s how it all began…
A couple of months ago we made plans to visit New Mexico, in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area. One of the first things we did after our flight and hotel arrangements were mad...
Geocaching At The Halifax Dingle 11 June 2009, 11:39 am
Recently we had a chance to do a bit of Geocaching at the Dingle. Now, although the word ‘dingle’ means “a small wooded valley, a shady dell, a narrow cleft between hills”, here in Halifax it refers to the Sir Sandford Fleming Park, or simply, Fleming Park.
Locally, the term ‘Dingle’ is also synonymous with the Dingle Tower, the landmark ten-story tower located in the park, which serves as a memorial to the development of parliamentary institutions in the Bri...
In Memory of DonJ 10 May 2015, 4:07 pm
Ken (OLDweeb) did such a wonderful job of honoring one of our locals, DonJ, who passed away recently and way too soon. Here’s the link –OLDweeb’s Blog;
Don made a couple of appearances here:
Back in the Saddle
Late Summer Geocaching
He will be missed by his geocaching family. ...
Devil’s Canyon 4 September 2014, 5:16 pm
I took an epic 11 mile hike up this fabulous scenic canyon on Aug. 23 with an intrepid band of cachers from the San Fernando Valley and Ojai! BWidget, Cachekidz!, 3rd Wheel, Feral Cat, and gsmX2 joined me for the 5 hours of dodging poison oak and breathing the fresh summer air, finding 27 caches along the way. We started at Devil’s Tongue just above the parking lot, and wound up overlooking the canyon and hillsides from Angle’s [sic] View of the Devil (Cyn). Along the way, I visite...
Santa Claus 20 December 2012, 11:00 am
What better way to celebrate the season than with a visit to Santa Claus, Indiana?
I saved this portion of my summer road trip to publish this week. The town must look quite magical during the Christmas holiday, so my sunny photos might not do it justice.
There are several town websites to explore.
This one doesn’t have many photos: Santa Claus IN.
This site has some history: History.
a HA! This site has a photo gallery: Celebration, but not many show a winter wonderland.
I guess I...
Virtuoso Geocaching 13 December 2012, 8:41 pm
About the same time that I started this blog, I also decided to write a book about my geocaching experiences. I finally got it done, edited, and published on Kindle today!
Virtuoso Geocaching: Finding the Unexpected
I’ll be adding photos here on my blog for each chapter, but in the meantime, enjoy reading all about the WHY of geocaching.
This book should entertain geocachers, and be perfect to hand to your muggle friends for them to get a sense of what our obsession is all about.
Durango 6 December 2012, 11:00 am
On my way from Colorado Springs to Phoenix, I drove through some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet. Durango was a perfect place to stay over night and get a sense of the history of the area as well. It’s a mountain mining town, and reminds me of my own home town of Yreka, CA.
I stayed at the General Palmer Hotel, built in 1898 –
The Victorian decor and atmosphere was relaxing and charming.
In the morning, I took a stroll up Main St. to find the only cache within walking ...
Colorado, the Beautiful 29 November 2012, 11:00 am
Driving from the cache at 11,200 feet to Durango was one of the most spectacular drives I’ve taken. After the days and days of flatness, it was a relief to be back in mountains, too, which is my natural habitat.
Pillows aren’t for sleeping
trail at 11,200 ft
view through the trees
a pullout with some history along with the view
a drove of donkeys
I always get a kick out of being at the Continental Divide – it’s an existential meeti...
So Much to be Thankful For 22 November 2012, 11:00 am
This is always a time of reflection for me, and to that end, I took a look at my previous Thanksgiving geocaching blogs. I love seeing how much fun I’ve had and how many wonderful friends I’ve made over the last 9 1/2 years. Take a moment to click on the links for the full stories. I’ve included a photo from each to inspire you to walk back through time with me.
14 Miles, now that’s a big number!
Thankful for our ...
The Jasmer Challenge 15 November 2012, 11:00 am
The Jasmer Challenge (Northern California Edition)
This is one of the most difficult challenges to complete because of the rarity of the earlier caches, therefore, I was relieved to see that I could pick up my three remaining qualifying finds on my road trip this summer. The penultimate cache was Mingo, the oldest existing geocache, and the final one was placed later that summer in one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been.
I drove from Colorado Springs to Durango, and took a long...
Mingo! 8 November 2012, 11:00 am
Mingo is a small town in Kansas. It’s also the oldest original active geocache. (The first cache ever placed now has a plaque there, and a replacement cache nearby.) As many before me have done, I planned this segment of my trip to pilgrimage to this famous cache, both for its historic longevity, and as one of the finds I needed to complete the Jasmer challenge. (More on that next week…)
I was surprised and curious as I entered the state, and still wonder where the fish are:
Malibu Views 1 November 2012, 12:00 pm
Believe it or not, I’m STILL not done posting all of the stories and photos from my summer road trip, but I wanted to take a break and just let my subscribers relax with some the beauty of Corral Canyon. Not much to say about these, but I hope they serve to soothe what may be a stressful week for many of us for a variety of reasons.
Corral Canyon creek and trailhead
Hutch Canyon Trail Cache
Foo's Ocean View
Cage Canyon Trail Ca...
A Cache A Day... 15 February 2015, 1:13 pm
Not sure how this happens. I don't plan it. But for the past five years now I've averaged one cache find per day:Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping 2015 brings you nothing but fun and exciting cache finds!...
200 Things 15 February 2015, 1:07 pm
If you like geocaching, and you like books about geocaching, especially books with lots of pictures, then this may be the book for you: "200 Things Any Geocacher Must Do Sooner or Later". It is scheduled to be released next month, and the author is offering a 15% early bird discount. You can get more information on the book and the discount offer from the Awesome Geocaching website....
Google Maps Engine 9 February 2014, 4:04 pm
I started playing around with Google Maps Engine to see if it provides a nice environment for creating and storing cache information in an online mapping tool. Spoiler alert: it does.While meant more for business use, you can also use the Map Engines Lite version for free. It's a great way to create and share your own personalized maps.In the example below, I used GSAK to export a CSV file containing a filtered list of the most difficult caches (D/T rating > 4.0/4.0) in my neck of the woods. ...
Locus Map - Android GPS App. 7 December 2013, 2:04 pm
I had recently read a raving review about an Android mapping application called, Locus Map, and decided to check it out. It comes in two versions: Free and Pro. The Pro version costs $8.27 (as of this writing), and offers a wealth of features not available in the free version. What I found really impressive was the number of background maps that are available, both for online and offline use - over 20; although most of them are eastern European maps. But the one map I really liked was the USGS t...
Where Has The Time Gone? 26 October 2013, 1:54 pm
Today marks the 10th anniversary of my very first cache find. It seems like it was just yesterday when I loaded that cache's coordinates into my Garmin GPS 12 and headed out with my daughters on our bikes in search of our first cache.But at the same time, it's amazing how much has changed in the geocaching world since then. The biggest change, of course, being the smartphone revolution with their built-in GPS's, and the development of various geocaching iOS and Android apps that can show you whi...
Tread Lightly 19 October 2013, 2:04 pm
At the risk of sounding a little preachy, I thought it was worth sharing these excellent tips for responsible geocaching from the good folks at treadlightly.org.A lot of this is just common sense, but there are some good tips to help geocachers leave minimal impact out on the trails and in the wilderness, as well as some useful personal safety tips. Of course, these tips don't necessarily apply to urban caching, so go nuts when looking for those LPC's.Cache On!...
Garmin Oregon 650t GPS Review 5 October 2013, 12:35 pm
People often ask, "Why can't my GPS receiver be more like my smartphone?". Well, according to Sportsman's News Television, now it can; with the new Garmin Oregon 650t GPS: Just be aware that when the reviewer talks about downloading caches directly from the internet, he is most likely referring to Garmin's "OpenCaching" site rather than geocaching.com.Cache On!...
Geocaching Day on NPR 24 August 2013, 1:51 pm
You know your once-obscure hobby has hit the big time when this happens: Cache On!...
No-Touching Zone 10 August 2013, 11:30 am
Here's an opportunity to take a 5 minute break from trying to find a cache every day this month, and take some comfort in just just how difficult it was to navigate in the 1800's without a GPS; compared to how easy we've got it now: Cache On!...
Review of the Oregon 600 3 August 2013, 12:22 pm
A very thorough, detailed review of the Oregon 600 from our friends at GPSTracklog.Cache On!...
Please follow me 16 January 2012, 8:50 pm
I haven't posted on this blog in 9 months. I feel like this particular blog has run its course. I've started a new blog and I would encourage any of the followers of this blog to come over to A photo a day... especially if you'd like to continue to read about things relating to more than just GPS technology.I've enjoyed my time writing this blog, but the photography project I started last year took up way more time than I anticipated. I also felt like I was repeating mysel...
Unusual things to see near a geocache 10 April 2011, 8:32 pm
Every now and then, while out geocaching, I'll come across things that are out of place. In this case, these things aren't really out of place, mainly because the geocache is hidden near a museum. So perhaps the geocache was out of place, but it really wasn't either. It's just a way to link the two things together somehow. A couple of weeks ago, my two older children and I took a day and visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It's located near downtow...
Walk in the pasture 23 March 2011, 7:15 pm
I went up for a hike today, primarily to take some pictures. All of the geocaches up in Johnson's Pasture, located just north of where I live, have been found. It was a gorgeous day, slightly breezy. It was a crisp day for the second full day of spring.Picture was taken near the following geocache:Welcome to Johnson's Pasture - by juniperb...
Memories of Japan 16 March 2011, 9:43 pm
His name is Yoshihisa Yamada. The Japanese characters that make up his name can either be pronounced Yoshihisa or Miku, so he suggested we call him Mickey or Mike and so Mike he was to us. He was a foreign exchange student who lived with me my senior year in high school back in the mid 70s. He spent almost 12 months living with my family and me. We welcomed him into our home and he learned about American culture while we learned about Japanese culture. His first night, he asked how to use a...
365 continues 13 March 2011, 7:53 pm
Several times in the past, I've written about the 365 project. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to attack something like this. Although I do tend to take a lot of pictures, I don't necessarily take them every single day. When I looked into this project, it was in the middle of December. I posted a picture on the 18th following a geocaching trip up in the desert on a day where it rained up there for most of the day. But I didn't take another picture until a week later ...
Thus, begins the wait... 5 March 2011, 11:43 pm
My apologies for not writing earlier, but life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. I have been caching, but the writing of this blog has taken a back burner for the last month or so. I've been involved in a bunch of different ventures and I have not been able to give this the attention that I'd like to. One project I'm dealing with will be over next week, but it entails the memorization of Shakespeare, Lord Capulet's lines in Romeo and Juliet. Somehow, I got roped into t...
Thousand Word Thursday 17 February 2011, 11:33 pm
Picture was taken at or near the following geocache event:Full Moon Rising - February 11 - by West End Geocachers...
National Parks and caching 13 February 2011, 6:48 pm
Yesterday I found a geocache in a national park area. This, of itself isn't that unusual, because it's fairly easy to find Earthcaches and virtual caches inside national park units. What's much harder to find are actual physical caches, because the National Park Service (NPS) has deemed geocaches not conducive to the national park experience. When I first started geocaching, I looked at the geocaching maps just to see where possible caches might be hidden. I actually thought it...
Wordless Wednesday 3 February 2011, 12:20 am
Picture was taken near the following geocache:Eagles Valley View - by GaryIII...
Caching with dogs 30 January 2011, 11:12 pm
My dog Jack, is not one who's very good at long walks. We've walked him down into village area of our town, which is about three quarters of a mile away and he's really tired about halfway back from there. For him, that's a long walk, but then again, he's a smaller dog and those little legs just keep churning along, but he's also the kind of dog who will just shut down, lie down and say, enough, I'm tired. Needless to say, I don't take him with me too often when I cache, although, he...
July 2015 Mish Mash Episode - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 121 24 July 2015, 10:27 pm
In this episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a little bit of everything in regards to GPSr basics and other projected interests.Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.Pre-Show...
Conducting A Geocaching Class - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 120 17 July 2015, 4:57 pm
In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a great way of mentoring fellow geocaches by giving geocaching classes. We give suggestions from our viewers on different topics and some basics you might want to consider.Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the ...
Headhardhat's Geocaching Quiz IV- GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 119 16 July 2015, 6:35 pm
Streamed live on Jul 9, 2015In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress find out your geocaching knowledge with another fun geocaching quiz. We are giving away Thor's Hammer tonight to some lucky Patron and a GxProxy grab bag to some lucky viewer live on the show. All this and more tonight.. See you there...Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBO...
A Geocaching Adventure In HELL 8 July 2015, 3:12 pm
Yup I can honestly say that I have seen Hell Freeze Over. No the Detroit Lions did not win the Super Bowl and i am not speaking the place of sulfur and brimstone. Hell, Michigan is a tiny little town not to far from where I lived in Dexter, Michigan. Yes anytime there was a good snow or ice storm news crews would come out for the photo opportunity of shooting Hell frozen over.For the longest time it was a one light town without the light. In fact the only thing was a bar. Now it is not qui...
Good Food, Family and Fudge - Frankenmuth, Michigan 8 July 2015, 2:59 pm
On Saturday (7/4) we spent some time with my sister Vicki, brother Scott and his family.What better place to meet up and eat up than Frankenmuth, Michigan. Home of Bronner's Christmas Store (largest in the world) plus Bavarian Inn and Zehnder's World Famous Chicken houses.Paddle boat in FrankenmuthThe feud of the chicken houses go back ages. It is a true Coke/Pepsi rivalry that will split families in two when deciding where to eat. Even though both are now owned by one family the divide is real ...
Photos From Our Michigan Trip - Wall Cloud at the Virginia-North Carolina Border 8 July 2015, 2:40 pm
Driving home from Michigan on Sunday (7/5) was mostly uneventful until, dun, dun, dunnnnn.The mass flooding and torrential rain we had to drive through the West Virginia and Virginia mountains on I-77. It really came down to the point the car was easily spinning it's tires (hydroplaning) with very little effort. Felt very much like driving through the winter months except it was July. This added several hours to our trip home.As we were coming up to the North Carolina border we saw this wa...
Ways To Enjoy A Staycation - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 118 26 June 2015, 10:06 am
Streamed live on Jun 25, 2015In this episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss several different ways of enjoying a "staycation" or in other words a vacation at home. Interesting insights and yes even geocachiing is involved.This plus updates on the Win Thor's Hammer Geocoin Patreon Contest and a whole lot more..Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSRE...
GCPC EPISODE 407 - Have Your Geocaching Priorities Changed? 25 June 2015, 9:40 am
In this episode of the Geocaching Podcast: We discuss how geocaching started and eventually adapted over time. Not only how we geocache but what we look for and why. Be sure to check it out!YouTube URL --> https://youtu.be/gpkdtpHlNSoAll of our show notes and audible podcast can be found here:http://geocachingpodcast.com/gcpc-episode-407-have-your-geocaching-priorities-changed/-------------------------------------------------------Where Technology and Geek Meethttp://www.headhardhat.comOur aw...
Geocaching Fun With Favorite Souvenir Is Now Available 22 June 2015, 11:38 am
Wife Amy and I had a rather sweltering time going for our Fun with Favorites Souvenir this last weekend. In North Carolina the temps have been pushing 100 for a couple of weeks with the heat index around 110. Nothing like air you can chew but it did not deter getting our first of the Geocaching Road Trip series.This particular task involved finding a geocache with 10 or more favorite points. The one of which we chose had close to twenty and it was so good both Amy and I added ours as well....
Throwing A Geocaching Party - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 117 19 June 2015, 10:10 am
Streamed live on Jun 18, 2015In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss many unique suggestions for throwing Geocaching Parties for kids of all ages.YouTube Link --> https://youtu.be/66jVTvIGf_MFor all of our show notes, the audible podcast and any other information about this episode can be found here: http://geosnippitsreboot.com/throwing-a-geocaching-party-geosnippits-reboot-podcast-ep-117--...
26,217 1 October 2013, 9:38 am
Someone asked me how many geocaches I published during my time as a reviewer for Geocaching.com. I don't have a definitive answer because when I started, I used the I.D. "WGA2" for less than one year before switching to "IowaAdmin." However, as IowaAdmin I published 26,217 geocaches. Over ten years, that equates to an average of just over 50 per week. ...
This explains it pretty well 22 September 2013, 6:29 pm
It's been fun. And so much more. 8 September 2013, 3:56 pm
Today is my final day. I'm voluntarily stepping down after 11 years as a reviewer for Geocaching.com, with about 10 of those years as the reviewer for Iowa. It wasn't an easy decision but after considering things for the past few months, I came to the conclusion that it's time for someone else to step up and assume these duties for Iowa. I'm involved in several different volunteer opportunities as well as being busy with work, recreation and exercise. One of the volunteer activities I've been de...
A video look at Wisconsin's oldest geocache 14 August 2013, 3:13 pm
Here's a fun video posted by the Geocaching Vlogger about his recent search to find Wisconsin's oldest geocache, "Pike Powder Hike" GC3B1. Check out who the cache owner is. :-) ...
Major promotions coming from Geocaching.com 2 July 2013, 10:53 pm
Geocaching.com will be rolling out three major July/August promotions to encourage people to explore the world around them with friends and family through geocaching. The public announcement of these promotions will begin shortly. Meanwhile, I have been granted permission to give you a sneak peak. Aren't you glad you checked my blog to see this? :-) July 13: Geocaching Get Outdoors DaySaturday July 13 - It's time to warm up for 31 Days of Geocaching. Join us geocachers from around the w...
Adopting a cache 26 April 2013, 11:01 am
Every so often I get a question about how to go about adopting caches of inactive geocachers. There is a form for this on the Geocaching.com website but it only works if you can get the cooperation of the inactive geocacher, which is not always easy to do, especially if they are no longer monitoring their emails sent via Geocaching.com. But if you do manage to get their cooperation and permission, have them use the page I linked to above. If you can’t get their permission, I’m afrai...
On the way to 2 million active geocaches 8 February 2013, 11:10 am
According to Geocaching.com, cache hide number 2,000,000 should be published some time during the third week of February. Officially, GC.com will begin celebrating the big 2,000,000 on February 19, with announcements in that week’s newsletter, as well as through its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts. Information about Groundspeak's planned activities have been shared with It's Not About the Numbers. ...
Surviving with a broken phone... or GPSR 11 January 2013, 12:25 pm
Have you ever broken your smartphone and lived to tell about it? Believe it or not, it is possible despite what your middle school children may lead you to believe. But what if you're in the wilderness when your smartphone goes down? That's different, right? Before you eye up your geocaching companions to decide which one looks the tastiest, consider these tips for using your broken phone parts as survival tools. Some of these tips would probably also work with parts from a handheld GPS receiver...
Vote for The Weasel 10 January 2013, 10:27 am
Here's an opportunity to show your love for a fellow Iowa geocacher. Tim -- aka The Weasel -- is in the running for Geocacher of the Month. Have you voted yet? You can do so here. ...
Geocaching year in review videos 4 January 2013, 4:59 pm
I just viewed the new Geocaching Year in Review video from Geocaching.com, which is nicely done. You can view it here: http://youtu.be/8RZf4zUjzck Also nicely done and closer to home is this video from Cache Continuum. Many of you will recognize Iowa geocachers Team Gamsci in these shots. ...
Am I done geocaching? 18 July 2015, 4:31 pm
A few weeks ago I was sitting at lunch and looked on my phone app to see if there were any caches close. Sure enough there was one within feet. After lunch I stopped and found it quickly, but did not have a pen on me to log it. Now fast forward to earlier this week. Same place for lunch, pen in hand, cache was signed, went to log it and....Stick Me!This might be the cache. I let my premium membership lapse and this is a premium only. I can't see it on the map or log it.There seem to be a lot of ...
Happy 4th of July 5 July 2015, 12:34 am
237 years ago yesterday my 7th Great Grandfather Capt. Samuel Ransom died in the Revolutionary War. He left the Continental Army to go defend his home from British and Iroquois in the Wyoming Valley of what is today Pennsylvania. This battle was latter commemorated by a poem Gertrude of Wyoming. This poem was a favorite of Rep J.M. Ashley who introduced a bill in congress to create the Territory of Wyoming which latter became the State of Wyoming.Just to remember that war is hell... the next yea...
Geocaches? 19 June 2015, 3:13 am
I had a meeting to attend in Salem and on the way back I stopped at a rest area. It was a nice day and I wasn't in a hurry to get back so I looked at my phone and there were four caches in the area. I found 3 pretty easy the 4th had muggles with dogs so I skipped it.TWIGMEISTER's I-5 Northbound TB ReststopPentacacheRoad Rage #9...
Vacation Days 6-7 8 June 2015, 10:36 pm
Vacation day 6 was a rehash of other days. Driving back up the cost to Lincoln City and then out to McMinnville. We stopped a few times including an extended stop at Spirit Mountain Casino. The extended stop was for the buffet. We took our time to McMinnville, but everyone was tired and we didn't end up doing much.Day 7 we had planned to go to the air museum, but the price combined with a lack of interest by some parties led us just to go on back to Portland. We used the extra time to drive to t...
Vacation Day 5 7 June 2015, 7:48 pm
Day 5's travel was from Newport down to Lakeside and back up to Florence. One of the stops was at Sea Lion Caves. I have been in the gift shop many times but I have never been down in the cave. So this time I made the trip. Only one sea lion in there, but it was still cool to see.I found one geocache when we stopped for pizza.Up, Up and Away...
Vacation Day 4 (more delayed) 7 June 2015, 12:11 pm
Day 4 we traveled from Tillamook to Newport taking in some of the sites along the way. I stopped at a store in Lincoln City called Prehistoric which was full of cool fossils. I splurged a bit and bought a nice polished slice of a mammoth tooth (see bottom picture) I didn't find any geocaches on the day...
Vacation Day 3 (a bit delayed) 5 June 2015, 9:20 pm
I was having trouble with the phone app and making blog posts. More or less the app sucks at adding pics and links. So I'll post the remaining days one at a time.Day 3 we continued down the coast to Tillamook. While there we sampled some cheese and made a few stops along the coast such as to see the light house at Cape Meares.Found 2 caches on the day when my phone had signal. I took my GPS but didn't load it with caches. Just too many of them and how do I pick what to load?Say Cheese!Picea Sitc...
Vacation Day 2 1 June 2015, 1:44 am
Started the day with a geocache. US Coast Guard Through HistorySpent the whole day in Astoria mainly exploring the batteries at Fort Stevens State Park. Ate some fried tuna at the Bowpicker. Then briefly explored the Astoria Sunday Market before returning to Fort Stevens to check out the rest of the park. Including the wreck of the Peter Iredale. ...
Vacation Day 1 31 May 2015, 1:12 am
Day one of a weeks vacation. Today drove from Portland to Astoria. Drove across the river to Long Beach. I only looked for one geocache along the way. It was either missing or moved. Here are some pics of today's adventures. ...
The driverless car 7 April 2015, 1:37 am
I've been thinking about this a lot so I've decided to put it in my blog. Where else would I put my thoughts after all? So excuse my rambling as this has nothing to do with geocaching or food carts.Some people are afraid of the future. The idea that technology will take over our lives. We rely on technology, but have no clue how it works. Which brings me to the self driving car. Some people already claim that they could never trust such a thing as if us humans are somehow superior drivers. They ...
Finneus Fishbottom Retires (Again) 20 September 2011, 1:54 pm
The Final Act of Finneus Fishbottom was my second library cache. Here's how it worked: The posted coordinates were for the library. Once inside, the cache description directed the seeker to a locked box in plain site of the help desk. Stenciled on the box were a set of coordinates for a dog tag hidden outside. The dog tag had the call number of a hollow book in the reference section (so it couldn't be checked out). The book contained a puzzle and riddle to solve the combination on the box....
Mr. Dewey Retires 26 February 2010, 11:09 pm
Paging Mr. Dewey was my first shot at a library hide. Over the course of 16 months Mr. Dewey had 31 visitors and picked up a local award nomination. That's not too shabby considering it took a good hour to solve. Here's how Mr. Dewey worked: A commemorative plaque in the landscape was used to decode a call number for a book in the reference section. The book was actually a binder with many copies of this worksheet. A variety of really cool reference books were used to complete the workshee...
Geocaching Passport 5 December 2009, 1:44 am
Pssst...wanna earn a free custom geocoin? Visit my local park district and pick up a Geocaching Passport. Then run around town and find geocaches in parks you may have otherwise missed. Collect at least eight of the unique stamps in your passport and return it for a sweeeet Crystal Lake Park District geocoin. Details are here. Another example is here. Find treasure in parks!...
Geocaching 101 7 July 2009, 9:35 pm
I know it's hard to believe, but some people have no idea what "geocaching" means. For the clueless, here's a simple illustration. ...
Hats Off to Caching 21 May 2009, 10:49 pm
I think geocaching is the greatest thing since pre-sliced bread. It’s an excuse to go hiking, take pictures, be creative, be crafty, blog, journal, do some creative writing, be alone or meet people, learn history, solve puzzles, get dirty, or just add a little more adventure to life. What’s it worth to you to feel just a bit like Santa when you trade up, or walk into the woods empty-handed and return with a bag of trash? I love finding caches that take me places and show me things I would h...
Ticks Bite, Mosquitos Suck, and Soggy Logs Stink 22 April 2009, 10:53 pm
Fact: Geocaching needs more clip art. Fact: Short statements of truth can be funny. Truths: ticks bite, mosquitos suck, and soggy logs stink. Good luck avoiding this unholy trinity of scourges. Grab these great big versions for your everyday use: ticks, mosquitos, logs....
Geocoin Holders 3 April 2009, 8:32 pm
No wimply plastic sleaves here! These geocoins are earmarked for globetrotting so they got the bulletproof-treatment. First some wooden puzzle pieces got personal with a hole saw. Then the travel itinerary was posted on their backsides with some heavy stock paper. The geocoins got glued in and then the entire beast was slathered in clear sealer. Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue did the deed. Now these four animal ambassadors are on their way to Germany. Auf Wiedersehen!...
All I Need 29 March 2009, 9:27 pm
Food. Drink. GPSr. What else do you really need? This image on a t-shirt might earn you a one-way ticket out the front door, but you can dream can't you? Wear it with pride or in confession. Get it in reverse for an iron-on here. ...
Waterproof Log Books 28 March 2009, 11:33 pm
I've been making my own waterproof log books for a year now. Two hundred sheets of Rite-in-the-Rain paper ran me $30. So my average 12 page 3"x5.5" log book costs 60 cents and I can publish 50 of them. Of course, all my covers are custom, but here's a generic template for the masses (i.e. all four of you who read this blog). Cover. Lines. Print, cut, fold, staple, and then reinforce the spines like this: Fold a strip of 1/2"waterproof first-aid tape over the top. If the tape's adhesive is lame o...
I Cache Semaphore 28 March 2009, 10:45 pm
Looking for a way to communicate with sailors and boy scouts? Try semaphore. Everyone else will have to ask you what this means. It says, "I cache." Put it on a t-shirt and hit the trails. Here is the reverse image for your iron-on....
GeoSnippits - Make Your Own Evil Nano Geocache 12 September 2010, 7:25 pm
One of the really cool features about geocaching is the ability for geocachers to invent geocaches. The possibilities are almost endless and limited only to our imagination. One thing for sure is if someone creates a geocache and the design is solid others will modify it to their liking. That is the way it should be and keeps the game, sport, obsession fresh and fun.This particular geocache is one of those adaptations. It originated from my How To Make An Evil Ant Hill Geocache video of which I ...
HHH's Nano Resin Based Geocache Hides 24 August 2010, 3:06 pm
I want to thank Seth Jones who sent in a photograph a few weeks ago of a modified version of my bondo Evil Ant Hill geocache. You can see it here: ClickMe where you will note that instead of bondo, a resin was used to create the geocache. Over the weekend I wanted to see if I could make a geocache that was thinner than my ant hill geocache and use something really small like a nano. Below are the steps I took to make it. As usual I fully expect my readers to come up with a zillion versions of...
HeadHardHat's EVIL Ant Hill Geocache 9 October 2009, 11:34 am
First and foremost I have to give credit to one of our GeoSnippits viewers TheWhiteCroe, who took me down this EVIL path by giving me the suggestion to see if a fake rock could be made out of bondo. I will be sending him an Official GeoSnippits pathtag for the suggestion. It all came out of trying to prototype the geocache in the first place. I started out very similar to how it is described in the video. I simply made some bondo and poured it out on top of the 35mm container. I observed how qu...
GeoSnippits How To Make Your Own PVC Water Main Geocache 19 September 2009, 9:32 am
I don't know why I like making unusual geocache hosts out of PVC but I do know it is a whole lot of fun. This next example came to me while doing my normal walk through at the hardware store. I was thinking about how to make a really nice hide that would be very much waterproof.While strolling down the plumbing area I noticed the water main shutoff and the inspiration hit me. I have not seen this particular type of geocache before and even though the cost is a bit more this time the results I th...
GeoSnippits Make Your Own PVC Hydrant Geocache 26 May 2009, 11:22 pm
The latest GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Video went live on You Tube.This episode entitled "GeoSnippits Make Your Own PVC Hydrant Geocache" is a How To tutorial which gives you step by step instructions on making your own geocache out of some PVC pipe and other knick knacks found at your local hardware store.Also featured in this episode is the introduction to Emily the GeoPuppy who tests to make sure the hydrant geocache is up to puppy snuff.You can see the video via YouTube here:http://www.y...
A Unique Geocache Container 7 April 2009, 11:24 pm
Indeed the title says it all on this cool geocache container.. Check out the video created by Chris Pine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8gd7Nr-3Rs...
Making Your Own Geocache Series: Size Small 29 March 2009, 10:28 pm
We had a lot of fun making this series and this episode will be very informative to many of new geocachers. It shows you how to choose, cammi, fill with swag and hide a small sized geocache. The tutorial gives hints on how to and how NOT to hide geocaches. Enjoy.Here is the video via YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piG1IjEYGKUBe sure to check out our GeoSnippits Website:http://www.geosnippits.com...
How To Make Your Own 35mm Geocache Containers Tutorial Video 23 February 2009, 11:03 am
I woke up this morning with about ten different ideas for what I wanted to do for my next GeoSnippits Tutorial Video. I reached over and started reading my emails via my blackberry phone. Isn't technology wonderful?One of the first was an email from a very fine grandfather known as obxnomad a.k.a. Bob.He mentioned how his grandson and he loved watching GeoSnippits and reading my blog. He also mentioned how it would be great if I made a tutorial on how to put together and place a geocache. It too...
GeoSnippits: How To Paint Geocaching Ammo Boxes 7 February 2009, 3:21 pm
We have so many ideas for doing different types of HowTo tutorials for GeoSnippits we can hardly contain ourselves. Today is an absolutely glorious day outside and the first thing I though of was "Lets make a video on painting Ammo Boxes!", yeah I am a little strange that way but I have been asked by so many to do this particular GeoSnippits I just had to. Besides it was finally back in the upper 60s and the paint would dry the way it was supposed to.Here is the end result and we hope it provide...
GeoSnippits Tutorial Video: Make Your Own GeoCache with PVC Pipe 7 January 2009, 8:12 am
One of my first posts on this blog was an article about how to make your own clever Geocache by using PVC pipe. I received many nice compliments about it so I decided it was time to make the tutorial into a full blown GeoSnippits video.This two parter shows you step by step instructions on how to make a cache in a cache which looks like a water or air drainpipe.If you want a quick list of what you will need so you can follow along, use this:PVC Drainpipe Geocache:1 1.5" PVC pipe (8" - 12" long w...