Dana and I have taken a forced break from geocaching for the past several months,but for a very good reason. They’re named Lillian Emma and Blair Isabelle,and they were born April 1,2011. Here’s Dana with our two newest geocachers from this past Easter Sunday.
It was a difficult pregnancy,as twins often [...]
Our friend David Strom alerted us to this offbeat variation on geocaching. Dead Drops is an anonymous story-sharing network that uses a simple approach to exchanging information. As the site explains,“USB flash drives are embedded into walls,buildings and curbs accessible to anybody. Everyone is invited to drop or find files. Plug your laptop [...]
Whenever we go to Orlando on one of our frequent Disney trips,we stock up on provisions at the local Publix supermarket. So we were pleased to get a call from a writer for Publix Greenwise magazine recently. We didn’t even know Publix had a magazine,but we were happy to speak to the reporter.
Android app is like Foursquare meets Pirate Bay –CNet
Trackdropper is an Android app that lets users “drop”songs from their phone’s music collection in physical locations. Then,other users can go on treasure hunts to find and play the dropped songs. The idea is to use geocaching to make music piracy more like [...]
Geocaching –High-Tech Search for Treasure –Hopkinton (MA) Crier,Sept. 3,2010
Geocaching is catching on. Just ask Paul and Dana Gillin who wrote the book “The Joy of Geocaching.”The Framingham-based authors spoke at the Hopkinton Public Library about a growing sport of treasure hunting using a hand-held GPS system and a computer. [...]
Using GPS for Survival Geocaching
Spinning off of geocaching for recreational use,geocaching can also come in handy for survival purposes. Here we will explore some of the ways that a GPS unit can be employed from an emergency preparedness standpoint…
Reference:Using GPS for Survival Geocaching
Geocaching Brings Out the Kid in [...]
“The Geocaching Triad”Geocaching.com’s Lost &Found Video
This video follows Ohio,USA geocachers Keith Lemons (keithlemons) and Nancy Steyer (27jack) as they visit the three caches required to complete the Triad. Beware,the video containers spoilers.
The Triad is one of the crowning achievements of geocaching. Geocachers must log three specific geocaches:the APE [...]
Maybe this is a case of total coincidence or possibly great minds thinking alike,but when we wrote The Joy of Geocaching,we noted that geocaching.com’s social networking features were weak at best and the Groundspeak itself was an ineffective participant in social networks. My,how times have changed. Here’s a snip from Groundspeak’s latest [...]
The Joy of Geocaching is a celebration of stories;the hundreds told to us by veteran cachers barely scratched the surface of the rich experiences that players have related in logs over the last decade. We decided to make stories the centerpiece of the book,so we were tickled this week to learn that Geocaching.com [...]
Is the GPS satellite network in peril? According to The Straight Dope,it is. We reported briefly in our book on a US Government Accountability Office report last spring that expressed concern about whether the GPS network could be maintained for very long as satellites age. You need 24 functional satellites for global coverage and [...]