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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle five questions from the GeoGearHeads' audience for the eleventh Randomize, and the sixty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first question came from Minnesota Boy about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race." Next was NoNameYet202 who shared that he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro to have a rugged smartphone and avoid the dry bags mentioned on GGH063. HotRod205 shared feedback about his use of Avery White WeatherProof Labels for Laser Printers 15513 for his Munzees in response to our discussion of QR Codes on GGH061. Going all the way back to "GGH Beta.40 Wet Device Recovery," TeamDAAK asked our opinion on two methods he used to recover wet feature phones in the past. The final topic came from Apty who was looking for more quality in cache hides and whether a rating system might help. DarrylW4 mention the poor response for the ratings on Opencaching.com and the availability of third party tools like GCVote.

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For the sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Veronica Belmont (of "Tekzilla," "Sword & Laser," and more) joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about location-based gaming and its future. The conversation began with a question from previous guest AirRaidFan (see "GGH 062: AirRaidFan" for his episode) about the potential of location without GPS. Then Groundspeak's Wherigo was brought up as an early attempt at a platform and Munzee and Quest'n Go as alternatives to Geocaching. Some AR games currently available -- including CodeRunner, Ingress, and Shadow Cities -- were mentioned, as well as some Layar based projects (Operation SC Revelation and stiktu). Options for control of objects in the real world like the Parrot, Griffin, and Fighting Walrus Radio were briefly discussed. The potential for new technology such as Google's Glass excited the panel as well as the possibility of apps like Zombies, Run! to motivate people to be more active.

We also talked about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" and its growing list of participants. There's still plenty of time to get more travelers into the race, share your tip, and have a chance to win a cool gift.

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For the sixty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk about some of the tools they carry as they go Geocaching. Some of the favorite items mentioned were the Telescoping Space Pen, Sharpie Mini Marker, Swiss Army Knife Super Tinker, and the Leatherman multitools. Referring back to the batteries on shows Beta.01 and Beta.02, they talked about using the PowerSkin PoP’n, Monoprice External Battery Pack and Charger, Energizer XP2000A, and Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries. Dry bags/cases were also suggested, including those from Overboard and Seattle Sports. A couple of bag mentioned were the PowerBag Backpack by Ful (reviewed on CAMR: PowerBag) and Timbuk2 Messenger Bags. They wrapped up with some accessories to take care of some minor pest issues on the trail; OFF! Botanicals Towelettes, OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent Towelettes, Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Relief Stick, and The Tick Key.

We also talked about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" and its growing list of participants. There's still plenty of time to get more travelers into the race, share your tip, and have a chance to win a cool gift.

The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.

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AirRaidFan joins us for the sixty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about his hides and why they might be favorites of many Finders. The discussion began talking about last year's "Falls of The Ohio Extreme Hike 2012" (GC3VDP3) event and the YouTube video by CWGladstone. Then we lead into his Earthcaches with the most favorite points; "Groom Mining District" (GC2GHE8), "Playa" (GC2GP44), "Mammoth Cave, The World's Longest Cave" (GCPAF5), and "Falls Of The Ohio" (GCPAF1). Next up for discussion were a couple of multicaches; "Bronze" (GC1DCJ2) and "Buechel Train Depot - 1898" (GCG9QT), followed by the "Ashes to Dust (a grave story)" (GC1B9J3) puzzle cache and "Arf's Patch Reef Beach (GC)" (GCKDET) traditional cache.

We also shared the status of the travelers in the GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race. If you've not had the chance to enter a trackable in the race you still have time to get that in and score points.

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 take on QR Codes for the sixty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. They covered some basics before moving into feedback. First was TheWoodenRadio talking about the use of QR Codes in the Maryland Geocaching Society's Cache Across Maryland event. Next was an email from juris1c about a cool use for a puzzle cache at the "Even Penguins Don't Talk To Me 2013" (GC43RZ3), and one log in particular to describe it for English Speakers. Cyphrex contacted us about creating a QR Code based hunt in his backyard for the children using QR Generator. The last bit from our audience came from Wayward Wanderers who mentioned a few things and asked about Munzee issues in his area. That was followed up by some discussion of the new Social Munzees. OBXGeek weighed in on that topic through Google+. Back on Geocaching, DarrylW4 talked a little about his long-overdue "Quick Trackable Logging By QR Code" blog post. For ease, QuickMarkwas suggested as the easiest recommendation for a QR Code reader as it supports many common platforms. The following tools to generate QR Codes were listed in that post:



The "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race started on the first. As of the recording a dozen Geocachers (plus the hosts) had enrolled travelers in the race.

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