Sat, 29 August 2009
Listen to our interview with Headhardhat of The Piedmont of North Carolina (Raleigh). He turned the camera and microphones on us for an interview of the Cache-A-Maniacs hosts for his Geosnippets show and you can watch part 1 and part 2 on his YouTube channel. He told us that his favorite GPSR is the Garmin 60CSx but that he also uses a Garmin eTrex Vista and started caching with his Garmin Nüvi 200. His favorite locations he's been caching are Michigan and North Carolina. He'd like to cache Japan, New Zealand, and the Scottish islands. His favorite hide is "Ghosts Of The Woods" (GC1PYGJ) which was inspired by the movie "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." As for the vest of his visual entertainment, he enjoys the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" series.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener dan_n_stef:
"When hiding a geocache take the time to either use the waypoint averaging feature that is built in to most Garmin units or revisit the site a few time to make sure your coordinates are correct. Anything you can do to get more accurate coordinates will help the finders enjoy your hide that much more."
Sat, 22 August 2009
Listen to our interview with madkiwiman of Matthews, North Carolina. His geocaching name was inspired by the Mad Max movie. He learned of Geocaching from the Abomination novel by Colleen Coble. He started with the Garmin eTrex Legend. Now he's using the iPhone 3G with the Groundspeak Geocaching App. So far his favorite cache was TUBE TORCHER II (GCWA47). He's really looking forward to caching New Zealand when he returns for his next visit. On television, he used to watch the Father Ted series.
Also mentioned in this episode is the Geocaching 12 of 12.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener Influence Waterfowl:
"For various reasons a cache may need to be moved. I have had to do this when the grounds crew cut back the growth that hid you from the muggles on a near by trail. When faced with moving your cache leave a forwarding address when possible. Just write the coordinates to the new location on a slip of paper and put it into a zip lock bag. Place the bag where the cache was originally hidden, such as under the usual pile of sticks. Then if a cacher with the old coordinates comes to find the cache they will not be hit with a DNF. They can follow the forwarding address to the new location. They will thank you just like they did me! Remember to retrieve the bag after you think that there will be no more cachers with the old coords seeking the cache. That way it will not just become geotrash!"
Sat, 15 August 2009
Listen to our interview with kayebear40s of West Texas. She's the sister of condor1, MillerDude, and the real thing all of whom were interviewed for earlier episodes of the Cache-A-Maniacs. Though she currently uses a eTrex Venture HC she's dreaming of upgrading to the Colorado, Dakota, or Oregon. Her favorite location where she has cached was Oregon. She would like to go back to the Eastern U.S. and Europe. She enjoys watching "Law & Order Criminal Intent" and "Medium" on television.
Also mentioned in this episode is the Geocaching 12 of 12.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener remmec:
"Save the silica packets that come in packaging such as electronics and drop them in caches to help keep them dried out."
Sat, 8 August 2009
Listen to our interview with Ekidokai of the northeastern U.S. He was interviewed by Kacky on the Found It! Podcast for 7-6-09. He's using both the Garmin eTrex Venture HC and Garmin Nüvi 200 (both loaded through GSAK) but started with the Magellan Xplorist 200. He placed his favorite series of hides in the Bangor City Forest, each with its own story. Outside of caching he's also involved in the Bangor Ghost Hunters. On television he enjoys shows like "America's Funniest Videos." As for movies he likes "The Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit." Some musical artists he listens to are Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, and Kiss.
Also mentioned in this episode are the Geocoinfest SLC 2009 Mega-Event (GC1JZ1X), and the first Geocaching 12 of 12 event to take place on September 12th.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener The Watt's:
"Tired of trying to get logs out of micros without destroying them? Why not add a toothpick to the mix? Simply glue/affix a piece of toothpick to the top of a log. Make sure it is longer than the log and then roll it up. That way you have something to grab on to when trying to remove it."
Sat, 1 August 2009
Listen to our interview with bripod of Athens, Georgia. His first GPSR was a Garmin eTrex. He's now using a Garmin Colorado 300 supplemented by the Geocaching and Geosphere iPhone apps. Stone Mountain, Georgia has been his favorite location to Geocache but would like to cache Australia and Germany. His favorites hides are Peek-A-Boo (We see you...)" (GC1E0JN) and "Headless Chicken" (GC1FA6G). Music favorites include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who. On television he follows the "Heroes" series. Favorite movies include "Excalibur" and "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener L&N Railroad:
"Don't note cache problems in 'Found It' or 'Didn't Find It' logs. When a cache has a problem contact the owner directly, or use the 'Needs Maintenance' or 'Needs Archived' options to log the issue instead of noting the issue in a 'Found It' or 'Didn't Find It' log. Some cache hiders don't read found or DNF logs, and some cache owners are no longer active. It's not unusual to visit a cache with long string of Found It logs containing the message 'soggy log,' for example. If the cache needs work then post an additional Needs Maintenance log for this. If a cache has a serious problem then check to see if the owner is no longer active. If the owner's profile says that it has been years since they've visited Geocaching they're not active and the cache warrants a 'Needs Archived' log instead of 'Needs Maintenance.' In some cases active cachers don't maintain their hides so a string of ignored problems may warrant a 'Needs Archived' log after close examination. Finally, if a cache has serious ignored problems (especially safety issues) you should contact Geocaching directly."
Show Sponsor: Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: July 10, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4