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Tip of the Day 10/29:Puzzle caches —substitutions

Find It Friday is taking a turn for the puzzling the next few weeks. We’ve heard from a lot of cachers that they don’t even try puzzle caches because they just don’t know where to start. We’re here to help,as always! We found a great resource on the Geocaching NSW site and Darren Osborne [...]

Tip of the Day 10/27:Choosing a GPSr —flashlight

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why or why not you may consider a flashlight.

Some units include an LED flashlight,which can be handy when you’re poking around in caves,tree holes or wooded areas. LED isn’t a replacement for a conventional flashlight,but it’s nice to [...]

Tip of the Day 10/25:Travel Bug Hotel (and Prison)

Last week,we explained travel bugs. This week’s Geo-Jargon Monday tip will describe what a “travel bug hotel and prison”are.

Travel Bug Hotels are…

Geocaches with the intent of serving as an exchange point for travel bugs. They are almost always regular-sized or large containers.

Travel Bug Prisons are…

A travel bug hotel that [...]

Tip of the Day 10/22:Puzzle caches —fake coords

Find It Friday is taking a turn for the puzzling the next few weeks. We’ve heard from a lot of cachers that they don’t even try puzzle caches because they just don’t know where to start. We’re here to help,as always! We found a great resource on the Geocaching NSW site and Darren Osborne [...]

Tip of the Day 10/20:Choosing a GPSr —camera

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why or why not you may consider a camera.

Magellan’s Triton series includes a 2-megapixel camera in the handheld unit. Because geocachers love to exhange photos of their adventures,a camera as part of a GPSr can be a helpful tool. However,[...]

Tip of the Day 10/19:Trees,Buildings Can Confuse GPS Receivers

Yes,trees,and anything else that interferes with a line of sight. When satellites on the horizon are obscured by buildings or dense overgrowth,signals may be lost entirely. This is especially true in cities. You can be standing in an open square and get no better than 50-foot accuracy because of surrounding buildings. Some [...]

Tip of the Day 10/18:Travel Bug

In this Geo-Jargon Monday,we’d like to tell you what a “travel bug”is.

A travel bug is…

An item that travels from cache to cache. Each item has a unique tracking number (assigned by Geocaching.com),which allows you to follow its journey. A travel bug is not a trade item,and you are [...]

Tip of the Day 10/15:Puzzle caches —look for patterns

Find It Friday is taking a turn for the puzzling the next few weeks. We’ve heard from a lot of cachers that they don’t even try puzzle caches because they just don’t know where to start. We’re here to help,as always! We found a great resource on the Geocaching NSW site and Darren Osborne [...]

Tip of the Day 10/13:Choosing a GPSr —alarm

In this post on Choosing a GPSr (GPS receiver),we’d like to explain why or why not you may consider an alarm.

Some GPSr units can warn you when you’re approaching a waypoint. We can’t imagine why you’d want this for geocaching,because you’re presumably scrutinizing your destination anyway. What we’d really like to see [...]

Tip of the Day 10/11:WOFM

In this Geo-Jargon Monday,we’d like to tell you what “WOFM”is.

WOFM means…

Watch out for Muggles. Since Muggles (non-geocachers) are often blamed for caches that have disappeared,cachers often try to be as inconspicuous as possible,which takes practice if you’re trying to look under a bench on which someone is sitting or [...]