Sat, 27 June 2009
Listen to our interview with step2626 of Oregon. This Geocacher has been through multiple GPSRs through his roughly six years in the activity. While currently using the Garmin Colorado 400t, he started with the Magellan 315 then moved to the Magellan Meridan Platinum. He dreams of caching in both Australia and New Zealand some day. His "Ten Star Turtle" GCPKAV and "Perfect Spot for a Traditional Cache" GC1Q9BB are his favorite hides. On television he enjoys watching the "House" series. At the movies he's a fan of the "Indiana Jones" and "The Lord of the Rings" series.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener gelfling6:
"With summer, comes the need to keep hydrated. Now, Everyone will tell you drink plenty of water. But, water alone, and too much, can be just as bad. Most sports drinks provide electrolytes, but are mostly sugar, or other carbohydrate content. Energy drinks are sports drinks, with some form of stimulant, usually caffeine, which may provide quick energy, but for only short period. Caffeine is also a diuretic, which will cause the body to expel water, and too much, can cause dehydration. A good tip, would be a 50/50 mixture of a sports drink, with plain water. This way, the body gets the electrolytes, while the water is still absorbed, and not as bound to the carbohydrates (Sugars)."
Sat, 20 June 2009
Listen to our interview with WVAngler of West Virginia. He started caching with a Magellan 310. He's caching now with the DeLorme PN-20 and TomTom One. He's looking forward to trying the Garmin Oregon 550. He uses the iPod Nano with cache information loaded through GSAK to suppliment the paperless info in the field. He ran into a bobcat attempting a 5/5 cache in the Pinnacle Rock State Park. His favorite caching location so far has been Colorado. He'd like to try caching in the Sierra Nevada region of California, in the Patagonia region, New Zealand, and Seattle. His favorite hides have been based on the "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" movie, and The West Virginia County Challenge (GC1QWJF). As for his taste in movies, "Monty Python," "A Mighty Wind," "Napolean Dynamite," and "This is Spinal Tap"
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener zbq:
"When hiding a cache, I like to find the focal point in the area, and then try to find a spot 25-30 feet away from it. The thought is that the focal point will distract the seeker enough to provide a bit of a challenge."
Sat, 13 June 2009
Listen to our interview with condor1 of Colorado Springs. He's using a combination of the Garmin eTrex and the Magellan Roadmate to get him to the caches. His favorite location to cache was the Colorado Paint Mines but he dreams of caching Mount Diablo in California. His favorite hide was one he worked on with his sister (kayebear40s) with some create code on its home page. That cache -- Big Springs 1st Mystery Cache (GC1MFQ0) -- receives many good comments from its finders. As for music, he enjoys Kiss and ZZ Top. As for television, his favorite series was Star Trek: The Original Series.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener NevadaWolf:
"Talk to new cachers; at events, on the trail, or through email. Remember how confusing things were for you in the beginning and offer to help, go caching together, or simply to sit down and chat. Many new cachers will appreciate knowing someone they can talk to and may help them at events or gatherings if they have a friend they know who is also there."
Sat, 6 June 2009
Listen to our interview with UnpluggedRadio of Lake Orion, Michigan. The caching couple started with the iPhone 3G and Groundspeak's Geocaching App but has since added the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx which they load through the Geocaching website and the Garmin Comminicator Plugin. They're favorite place they've cached so far has been the Seven Lakes State Park. They would like to cache Europe and Hawaii. On television they like "30 Rock" and "The Office." Music favorites include "Radiohead" and "Zero 7." Movie picks include "Fight Club" and "Rushmore."
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener GeoJunkie:
"Don't look at a DNF as a bad thing. It's frustrating to not find what you're looking for, but it's not a sign of weakness or bad caching. There could be many factors, including a missing cache, muggle overload, or just temporary geo-blindness. Either way, if you've looked and didn't find, that DNF log will be a part of your online caching memory and could also alert the owner to a potential problem!"