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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 y...
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 plent...
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....
Snapshot Saturday: June 15 15 June 2013, 9:00 am
Another blast from the past! Check this one out. A dapper young lad at 4 1/2, eh? And already rocking the styles. Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!...
A geocaching quandary — what do to in this situation? 14 June 2013, 10:20 am
For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, you know I do a series called “Really?” I almost feel like this story belongs there. Alas, it deserves a spot on its own as it deals with geocaching and, as you know, I like to blog about that hobby on occasion. Here’s a [...]...
Oh, hi, how are you? Look where the time went… 13 June 2013, 12:36 pm
That was an unexpected few days away from blogging. This whole getting used to working thing is tougher than I thought. That longer run of unemployment than I expected made it so I forgot how I balanced work/blogging/other things. Truthfully, I just haven’t sat much on the computer after getting out of work. But as [...]...
Snapshot Saturday: June 7 8 June 2013, 9:00 am
Another blast from the past! Look at this gem that was uncovered. The thank you notes! Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!...
Foodie and Foto, all on Friday 7 June 2013, 11:03 am
OK, so there’s something I need to get off my chest. Why the hell is it so hard to take photos of food? Seriously. As I dive into trying new things for the Foodie Friday feature, I figure it’s well worth taking photos. Especially if I’m blogging about it. But take a stroll back to [...]...
Catching up, shuffling around and figuring out what to write 6 June 2013, 3:11 pm
OK, allow me to take a deep breath and catch up here. This week has been slow on the blogging front as I get used to actually working again. That’s not a bad thing whatsoever. In fact, it’s a great thing. Though just a summer gig, hopefully being employed will help me find something permanent. [...]...
Learning to change sleep patterns isn’t easy 4 June 2013, 9:00 am
I’m a bit of a night owl. I always have been. I don’t know why, but I dig sleeping in and staying up late.It’s not that I don’t like being up during the day, but the evening is a great time to get some things — such as a job hunt, writing or whatever. That [...]...
Photo Blogging Challenge: June 2013′s theme is… 2 June 2013, 8:00 am
It’s time for the next theme. I’m really digging how the challenge is growing and hope it continues! Anyway, the interpretation of themes has continued to be really solid. And night turned out to be harder, it seemed, for most than I originally thought. Hopefully this month’s theme is a tad easier. As a reminder [...]...
Snapshot Saturday: June 1 1 June 2013, 9:00 am
Another blast from the past! Look at this sweet little mug. Who is it, you may ask? Well guess away and maybe somebody will get it right. Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!...
Photo Blogging Challenge (May 2013): Night 31 May 2013, 4:00 am
To say I stumbled this month with the Photo Blogging Challenge would be an understatement of epic proportions. The sad part? I love night photos. Alas, my plans for this theme fell flat on the face, unfortunately. Still, with a couple of days remaining, I went out and did the best I could to make [...]...
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 ma...
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...
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 distan...
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...
Iowa and Nebraska 25 October 2012, 12:00 pm
From Missouri, I took a long detour to the north in order to get caches in Iowa and Nebraska before heading back south and west. There are only a couple of caches in the southwestern corner of Iowa, and I ended up driving several miles out of the way to accomplish my goal. The first one was on the outskirts of the little town of Hamburg.
The cache was up on a bluff, so I actually had a view!
The next two were bonus caches as far as gett...
Missouri 18 October 2012, 12:00 pm
Right next to the St. Louis Arch is the Mississippi River. It would be fun to take a riverboat cruise upon it someday.
Another option is a helicopter cruise. The heliport is behind the tree in the middle of the photo.
My geocaching destination du jour was one of three I had researched to complete the Jasmer Challenge, which entails finding one cache placed in each month since geocaching started in 2000. The older ones are scarcer, and harder to come by, but I managed to find my last three q...
Don't Be Afraid; It's Only Geocaching 2 June 2013, 1:50 pm
Apologies for my blog posting tardiness, but I've spent the last couple of weeks (weekends, actually) grabbing the last few caches I needed to qualify for both the California DeLorme Challenge (Northern), and the Discovering & Logging California's 58 Counties challenge caches. This last trip took me in a big circle around the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, including my first time visiting the incredibly gorgeous Death Valley National Park. This is why geocaching never gets ...
A Bandwidth of Gold 12 May 2013, 12:37 pm
Well, the wireless startup, LightSquared, is back in the news again, and back from the dead apparently. After filing for bankruptcy a year ago following a losing battle against the GPS industry, which successfully lobbied to keep LightSquared from using part of the satellite spectrum, they're now testing the feasibility of sharing the spectrum with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). According to Maggie Reardon of CNET, the FCC recently gave approval for...
Geocaching in Education 27 April 2013, 1:30 pm
I'm not a teacher, but I come from a long line of them, and happen to be married to one as well. As such, I have the utmost respect for our educators and have always been troubled by how under-valued and under-appreciated they are, at least in American culture. But that's a rant for another day.
Switching gears slightly, I've been pleasantly surprised to see the growing use of geocaching as a teaching aid in the classroom. It doesn't take a brainiac to see the broad range of educational appli...
More Resources 20 April 2013, 3:33 pm
If you, or someone you know, is just getting started geocaching, make sure that you add this REI site to your list of great resources for beginning geocachers. While there is some very helpful information scattered throughout the geocaching.com website, the information provided by REI supplements gc.com's tutorials quite nicely. It covers just the right amount of detail on topics including geocaching basics, etiquette, what to bring, and even a brief history of the hobby.
Did Hell Freeze Over? 14 April 2013, 12:48 pm
Not sure if I missed the pigs flying or the Earth opening up and swallowing me whole, but apparently I survived finding my first cache using only my smartphone, sans GPSr. I never thought I'd do it, but a situation came up where it made sense to just take along the smartphone: I was going on a walk/hike in a familiar area near my home, and there was only one cache left in the area that I hadn't found. I was pretty sure I knew where the cache was, but I saved the cache information to my Android...
Some Really Good Hikes 6 April 2013, 12:30 pm
So you've been caching for a while now and you've become quite the avid hiker. And now you're looking for some more challenging hikes than what you've been doing so far. Well, fear not, my east bay area friends, because the East Bay Regional Parks District has just posted a list of ten challenging hikes. These are hikes with over 1,000 feet of elevation gain and range from 6 to 20 miles in length. In other words, plan on spending the day in your hiking boots.
There are some great hikes on this ...
Find a WWFMX Near You 16 March 2013, 10:01 pm
The next World Wide Flash Mob (number 10) is scheduled to take place on May 4th, and there is sure to be one near you. But how can you find one? Well, you can do a search on geocaching.com for all caches with WWFM in the "cache name" (I leave off the "X" in the name, because different event hosts use different variations, which may limit your search results).
This search produces a list of 270 events (as of today), but unfortunately, you can not sort by location, making it difficult to find any...
Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge 9 March 2013, 1:11 pm
First, let me just apologize if this is old news to most of you, but I just ran across this information on the Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge, which began a couple years back. Since my children are grown now, I tend to be out of the loop on the latest PBS offerings for kids these days. My daughters were brought up on Barney, Arthur, and Blues Clues; which should give you an indication of how ancient I am.
Speaking of Dinosaurs, this themed challenge cache sounds like a great way...
Bomb Squad Almost Finds 2,000,000th Cache 2 March 2013, 2:30 pm
Here's a tip to local law enforcement: A simple check of the geocaching.com website before deploying the bomb squad could go a long way toward avoiding foolish, costly situations such as what just happened in Mansfield, Ohio.
Speaking of number two million, Overwatch #1 was hidden by rAMPant1 on February 28th in Alice Springs, Australia. The FTF was claimed by tttedzeins, who so far, is the only person who's found it. Although nearly 1,500 people have signed the log to congratulate the owner fo...
Stuck on 1,997K? 23 February 2013, 3:30 pm
Lots made this week of the impending placement of the 2 millionth cache. See the latest Latitude 47 blog post for more on this topic. And check out the two, cool videos showing cache placements and travel bug movement over time. Not to be too morbid, but the TB video kind of looks like a terrible epidemic spreading across the globe. Or, to put a more positive spin on it, there have certainly been a lot of happy Travel Bug carriers making the trek to the Hawaiian Islands; all in the name of ...
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...
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 022 - Ye Olde Episode About Geocaching Stats 14 June 2013, 2:28 pm
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights -- A tutorial podcast about geocaching.
Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com, CoinsAndPins.com and RHPromos.com
Recorded LIVE at the GeoSnippits Studios in Raleigh, NC on June 13, 2013
Tonight's show — Geocaching is it all about the numbers? Well this heated debate will go on and on and this of course is totally up to you. So if you do want to...
My YouTube RANT 10 June 2013, 1:04 pm
Andy HeadHardHat Smith of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
Should beggars be choosers?
I have a rant and I know that in "The Big Picture" of things in the YouTube world, I am a teeny tiny fish in a really big ocean. I also know that the "service" YouTube provides is essentially free. With that being said I also provide content to YouTube and they gain advertising marketing off my shows even if it is comparatively small. So here is my gripe, let me know what you think.
Podcacher Podcast And GeoSnippits Interviews 3 June 2013, 12:59 pm
All I can say is WOW! It is so great to be back in the video creation biz again. More correctly is it's so great to be back making GeoSnippits Videos again. The past few weeks have just flown by since GeoWoodstock XI and I am putting everything together in one spot when it comes to Debaere's and my fantastic meet up with Sonny and Sandy from the Podcacher Podcast. Check this out and we hope you enjoy the shows.
We start off with The Podcacher Podcast where Sonny and Sandy intervi...
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast : Episode 020 - Surviving A Geocaching Mega Event Weekend 31 May 2013, 10:31 am
Debaere and HeadHardHat survived GeoWoodstock XI and they want to pass their new knowledge and experiences to you so your next mega event will be a happy one. Below is the videocast to the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast recorded Thursday - May 30th, 2013. Even with some major technical difficulties the show is fun, educational and stocked with geocaching insights. You are not going to want to miss this one.
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On Our Way Home 27 May 2013, 8:18 am
Debaere and I are on our way home from GeoWoodstock 11. Attempting to find a geocache in each of the next four states.
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Oh yes we did 26 May 2013, 1:25 pm
Well that was absolutely interesting to do. Met up with some geocachers enjoying the sunshine. Took some interesting photographs. And met the geocache owner in his full glory on the way out. Definitely one of the more unique geocaching experiences that I've had in quite a while.
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GeoWoodstock XI: Meeting Up With The Podcacher Gang - Sonny, Sandy and Sean 25 May 2013, 8:32 pm
(LtoR - HHH, Sandy, Sonny, Debaere
Had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with Sonny and Sandy ( plus Sean) from the Podcacher Podcast today whilest attending the GeoWoodstock XI Mega Event. Not only did take a long awaited item off my bucket list, both Debaere and myself was able to share some of their time time during the afternoon.
We started out early in the morning just as GeoWoodstock XI when I noticed that the Podcacher gang were only a couple of booths down from Debaere and myself ...
Podcacher Podcast on Stage at GeoWoodstock 25 May 2013, 10:16 am
Sonny and Sandy on making due with a unique microphone system at Geowoodstock XI. Live now.
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GeoWoodstock XI Preregistration 24 May 2013, 6:35 pm
Here at the GeoWoodstock 11 pre-registration. There are lots of people here. The event goes on till 8 p.m. tonight and you have lots of opportunities to purchase different geocache swag including all your own geocoins, tags and different items. It is really a lot of fun meeting everybody.
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It Be Hot Down Here in Florida 24 May 2013, 2:58 pm
I'll tell you what I am going to be very glad when the temps drop down a little bit here in Florida. It's currently about 95 and about the same in humidity. Stopped off at a fast food restaurant and bumped into a couple of geocschers from Louisiana who also are heading for GeoWoodstock 11. Tonight is the preregistration event. Should be a relaxing fun.
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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. ...
List of land management policies for Iowa geocaching 2 January 2013, 3:21 pm
Did you know there's a handy list of links to geocaching policies posted by state, county and municipal land managers in Iowa? You can find it in the Geocaching.com Wiki at this link. If you know of additional policies posted by land managers, please let me know and I'll post the information in the Wiki site. ...
What Google’s new game “Ingress” is really about 2 December 2012, 9:40 pm
Have you heard about Ingress? Wondering what it's all about? Here's one blogger's inside information about this new augmented reality game from Google. Looks like it will have great appeal to geocachers. Personally I'd be a little concerned about having my movements tracked by Google....
Signal Gothic 26 November 2012, 2:04 pm
I was looking at my American Gothic virtual cache page just now and doing some cleanup of logs posted without the required photo, when I came across this photo that I hadn't previously noticed. Thanks, bumanfam, for the great photo! And thanks, Signal, for stopping by after MOGA. ...
Iowa DNR's geocaching rules 20 November 2012, 10:24 am
In past blog posts I have linked to the geocaching page on Iowa's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website. But because they change their website every once in awhile, now is a good time to update everyone. As you may know, the DNR requires permits for geocaches placed on DNR-managed properties. If you have submitted a geocache to Geocaching.com in the past you have probably received this reviewer note from me: The Iowa DNR has requested that all geocaches placed on DNR-managed land first b...
Are you receiving your emails from Geocaching.com? 14 November 2012, 10:02 am
When I review newly submitted geocaches (which is an every day occurrence), I sometimes have to temporarily disable the cache page so I can gather more information or request a change from the cache owner. For example, the cache may be too close (less than 528 feet) from an existing geocache or it may be on property where a geocaching permit is required (such as land managed by the DNR). In those cases I post a reviewer note on the cache page before I disable it. This automatically sends an emai...
Vacation part 2 9 June 2013, 9:05 pm
Yesterday I left off with finds near Jordan Valley. After we went out to Three Forks we made a trip out to Leslie Gulch. Some of the best scenery in Oregon out there.Just one find out there as well despite a few being available.Dianne's Cache on Trip to Leslie GulchAfter that we went to Farewell Bend State Park. As I recovered from my sun burn I didn't worry about geocaches. Though I did look for one in Huntington that was missing.Leaving there my sister and I took off for John Day. We visited s...
Three Corners and back 8 June 2013, 11:08 pm
I took a few days off for some big geocaching adventure. The first day I spent at Hart Mt Antelope refuge. No geocaches there, but I did get major sunburn when hiking up the hill near Poker Jim Ridge. It was cool and sunny and I never really thought about sun screen. I'm still recovering.The next day my Dad and I trekked out to McDermitt, NV from here we would make our way out to Three Corners. This is the corner confluence of Oregon, Idaho and border of Nevada. I've been thinking about this cac...
Grants Pass Food Carts 2.0 27 May 2013, 1:06 am
I've been preparing for this post for a while. As I wrote last year GP is now home to a few food carts. The main one being Sàigòn Xích lô. This cart caused some controversy and brought more carts with it. The city council ended up changing the rules a bit. Carts can no longer park on the street so they have to rent a spot on private property.Sàigòn Xích lô is still going and now parked at the corner of 7th and D. Some of the other carts I mentioned last year have disappeared, but this ye...
Washington and back 25 May 2013, 8:24 pm
Well a lot has gone on over the last few days. May 15th was my last day with the bank after over 10 years. So I've been unemployed just over a week. On Tuesday I made the drive up to Burlington, Washington to talk to a small bank about a potential position. I spent Wednesday talking to people at the bank and exploring the area, and on Thursday I drove back.You shouldn't take pictures when you drive Thursday also happened to be the day that the bridge on I-5 between Mt. Vernon and Burlingto...
A wigwag? 6 May 2013, 12:39 pm
Leave it to Peanuthead to teach me something newI was looking at caches in downtown Medford and saw this one WigwagA Wigwag it seems is what they call those old fashion rail road crossing signs that flash and swing when a train comes. I remember one being in the Hugo area. It seems that only 44 of them are left in the country. The ones that exist are grandfathered in as they quit installing them in 1949. Once they can't fix it anymore this one will be gone as well. Just more proof that geocachin...
Saturday 30 April 2013, 10:40 pm
So Saturday was my dad's birthday. Even though its a 4 hour drive we usually go have dinner at the Cowboy Dinner Tree in Silver Lake, OR.We've done this for a few years now, and its become habit to find a few caches along the way. This year I found 8FORT KLAMATH CEMETERYSTOP AHEADSNAGGEDTwist & TurnKCSDTAG #2One Fish ~ Two FishSpring Has SprungSprung-A-CreekThose last two are really old caches and part of the The Oregon History Challenge!I now have 8 of the 22 caches for the challenge. All t...
A new cache 27 March 2013, 4:29 pm
I may have said once that I didn't plan to hide any easy micros anymore, but I couldn't help myself on this one.The 10 year itch...
10 years ago today 27 March 2013, 1:01 am
Its been 10 years since I found my first geocache. It seems like just yesterday... if yesterday was 10 years ago. Well anyway its been a long time I guess. A lot of things have changed since then. There are a lot more caches today, but more isn't always better. Its not so much that quality has diminished... you always had some poor ones. Its just that when I first started many caches led you to someplace new. A trail I'd never hiked. A historic sign I'd never read. A place I had never visited. Y...
Sickly 26 March 2013, 12:56 am
Well ever since my last post I have been sick as a dog. I even took sick days at work. Big deal for me. I only took 2 sick days in my first 10 years on the job. Anyway I felt so bad I never watched or even followed wrestling this weekend. I slept through it.I skipped my coin club meeting on Thursday.I honestly don't know what happened to the week. I didn't feel well last weekend. Took Monday off thinking that I'd be better, and I did. Tuesday when I made my last post I was fine and thought I was...
Wrestling 20 March 2013, 1:22 am
This Thursday will begin the 2013 NCAA Wrestling championships. Oregon State will be in attendance as the Pac 12 champions. Otherwise I don't know very much about wrestling to be honest. I've never really watched it. It was a High School sport, but never one I considered participating in.So why do I care?First because Oregon State has a wrestling team and UofO doesn't (they dropped wrestling to add baseball because they were jealous of our back to back national championships) It would be too fun...
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...