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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred eighty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads we're excited for the return of WVTim. Since his last appearance ("GGH Beta.41: Gadget Caches with WVTim") he's launched a "gadgetcaches" channel on YouTube to help inspire cache hiders. He's also launched the "The Gadgets of Berkeley County" and "Mystery Caches of Berkeley County Geotrail" geotrails.
Also mentioned was the OpenCaching North America contest – "The OpenCaching NA 5th Anniversary Contest."

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred eighty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. scottberks (of "Geocaching Podcast") and Michael Miller (of "Cache and Release") join The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about a few emails from the GeoGearHeads. THE RAT opened with comments about "GGH 183: Ingress I." Then afishoutawater mentioned she'd visited the OmniCorpDetroit in Detroit. MavEtJu asked about Reverse Geocaches on Geocaching.com and we heard from Rock Chalk about Geocaching.com's position. Wet_Coaster shared about the Geocaching.com listed intercache he did (GC4Z1VA) – a topic covered in "GGH 075: Intercaching" which the panel seemed to agree might need to be revisited. Last on the agenda was a discussion about "Needs Archive" logs from the question by Those_guys.

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GeoGearHeadsThree members of the Vancouver HackSpace talk about Hackspaces for the one-hundred eighty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Kev_MacD, LANMonkey, and Team_K1W1 talked about how the hackspace works and some of the resources available. Kev_MacD and Team_K1W1 (also known as the Geekboys) told us about their "cacheDuino" (GC274MK) and "RFIDuino" (GC3420J) built at the hackspace. They authored the "RFIDuino - Using an Arduino & RFID Reader to make a puzzle GeoCache" and "Building a Prusa i3 3D Printer" on Instructables.

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GeoGearHeadsAudience questions about puzzle caches take over the one-hundred eighty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. childofatom (author of "How to Puzzle Cache" and Jennifer of TeamAJK (author of the "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day") fielded questions from Limax, Hakuin, PatientRock, Electric Water Boy, and the Live audience.

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GeoGearHeadsIngress is the subject of the one-hundred eighty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the resources The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 suggested were Decode Ingress:Manual, "Zen and the Art of Ingress," Intel Map, and Ingress Live events.
On the previous week's discussion of Lab Caches, debaere emailed with some explanation as to where and why they'll show up in stats.

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GeoGearHeadsYorkie63 of the UK MEGA Essex 2015 recorded some audio solo with more information.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred eighty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about the UK MEGA Essex 2015 and other random topics. The mega-event GC53P8F is being held August 1, 2015 from 10AM to 4PM with side events for the week before. The guys also talked about the "Geocaching Road Trip '15" and lab caches.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred eighty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads debaere returns to talk about OpenStreetMap. The panel talked about the OSM Fundraising Drive 2015 and resources like Garmin.OpenStreetMap.nl. Before that came a voicemail from those_guys in reference to the "GGH 079: Caching Solo I" show.

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GeoGearHeadsRock Chalk – Geocaching.com's Community Volunteer Support Coordinator – talked with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about their "Geocache Listing Requirements/Guidelines" for the one-hundred eightieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The conversation started with the new time length requirement for events detailed in help center article 5.9. Next was a question from JerseyEric about how changes in the guidelines are communicated to the community. Rock Chalk also shared insight about the Challenge Cache review. Some other points mentioned in this show were permission, proximity, precedence, and commercial listing.

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GeoGearHeadsAaron (CoinsAndPins) talks about boating for the one-hundred seventy-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Aside from being one of the prize donors (thanks again CoinsAndPins, he's a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and spoke about boating on Podcacher 501.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred seventy-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk again about Opencaching North America. DudleyGrunt and NativTxn last talked with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about the service on "GGH125: Opencaching North America." The discussion really started with a look at the cache types on the service, especially the guest book, dead drop, BIT Cache, and challenges. They also talked about using GeoKrety and Pathtags with the service. You can find Opencaching North America on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. They also have articles on their blog for the entire community.

DarrylW4 was recently visited by scottberks and shortyknits. While at the Metro Detroit GeoGearHead Studios he got them to record a bonus show available to everyone about planning (thanks to the Patrons for making the bonus show possible).

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GeoGearHeadsIt's a show full of feedback and Geocaching discussion for the one-hundred seventy-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. Michael Miller of the "Cache and Release" podcast attempted to join The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 this week, but due to some issues with the Google+ Hangout On Air wasn't able to participate much. The feedback started with some from Limax about Waterfield Designs bags and the new Geocaching.com messaging service. The panel took a short detour into the Geocaching.com six souvenirs for the summer. Nighthawk700 tipped us off to the name change of the official Geocaching.com app to "Geocaching Backcountry." Then both Jennifer of TeamAJK and Astronut shared information about a new centimeter accurate positioning system in development. The Live Q&A was also active with feedback from the live viewers (thanks to everyone who contributed).

Congratulations to Team_Pugatch for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and to afishoutawater for winning the live prize. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsDanno of Team_Pugatch returned to talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about gear for your bicycle for the one-hundred seventy-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Danno talked a little about his "Le Tour de SoPo" (GC5T3C) multicache designed to be done by bike. CP590 also mentioned in the Live Q&A that orienteering is still a Scouting Merit Badge. Some of the gear mentioned on the show included;

Misha email looking for feedback on fellow Geocachers who might be riding tadpole-style trikes (he home built his but they're also available from Utah Trikes and other stores).

Congratulations to Misha for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! Danno also provided a live prize which went to adamwarren.

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GeoGearHeadschildofatom talks about the process of solving a puzzle geocache for the one-hundred seventy-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He's the author of the "How To Puzzle Cache" book but recommends puzzle geocachers also read "Omniglot" for alphabets and writing systems and "Rumkin.com" for codes and ciphers. He suggests using "TinEye" and "Google Images" for reverse image searches.

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GeoGearHeadsThe geocachingvlogger, scottberks, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 joined up for the one-hundred seventy-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show kicked of with extensive discussion about the Challenge Cache Submissions Moratorium. Geocaching.com is looking for input through May 12th from the Geocaching community which will inform a survey coming out later, which will in turn influence the future of Challenge Caches on Geocaching.com. Nighthawk700 tipped us off about a change in the Geocaching.com Live API as posted to the CacheSense and GSAK forums. As of May 18th access tokens expire every six days rather than lasting till revoked (authorizations are managed through the "Authorizations" tab from the "Account Settings"). Then lafitefl shared more about Kayak caching, along with TheWoodenRadio and his planning for "Geo-Boat #1" (GC54CB4). On mass transit caching we heard from Oh Beep! about the "Sidetracked" series of caches. Ulf also mentioned "24" (GC1AGHB) – a real time puzzle website paired with mass transit to create an unknown cache with more than a thousand favorite points. The Engadget article about lithium-ion batteries under a microscope was next. Finally the changes to the Munzee Code of Conduct were submitted by brilang.

Congratulations to LeofricH for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and to Dr. Cachenstein for winning the live prize. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gifts!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred seventy-third edition of the GeoGearHeads Mr. & Mrs. LANMonkey talk about kayaking. They suggested reading a forum post on Paddling.net in response to a question from kc9gbo. Nighthawk700 shared his favorite kayaking caching visit to "Degobah" (GC3NB2J). He was also looking for information on containers and the discussion is started in the Maryland Geocaching Society forum. The mention of geoart for kayak caching reminded the LANMonkies of "Ducky 1" (GC53T0Y). Dr.Cachenstein emailed about their kayak geotrail which starts with "Shenango River Water Trail #1: An Oxbow?" (GC3TGD7).
Update: LANMonkey posted the "LMGA 83 - Kayak Unboxing and Burnaby Lake" video.

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GeoGearHeadsWe're talking about using public transportation for the one-hundred seventy-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. subwaymark, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 share some tips and many stories from fellow GeoGearHeads. Limax emailed about his experience with the VTA Light Rail series (1, 2, and 3). debaere shared links for a few of his blog posts. ("A Wand'a Thru Toron'a - Part 1," "A Wand'a Thru Toron'a - Part 2," "Bears Go East: The National Mall," "Bears Go East: The National Mall Redux," and "Bears Go East: A Small Piece Of Canada In America"). brilang emailed about his experiences including "LRT - American Blvd." (GC2DV2J). TheGCDoc also shared his videos (part 1 and 2) of geocaching from mass transit. Lindskog, Team_Pugatch, Billy Robson, Thavia, Jim52, Vinceo, LeofricH, and iHam also had emails shared in this show. Darryl brought up the 2007 issue in Boston – "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Promo Causes Panic In Boston."

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GeoGearHeadsNoted hider puzzler26 joins us for the one-hundred seventy-first edition of the GeoGearHeads.

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GeoGearHeadsWe look at some of the foolish things Geocachers do for the one-hundred seventieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The stories started with one from Limax about "Ker-Splash" (GC5C58) and "Wind Caves" (GC1KH9N). Next up were stories from KratzFamily5, Wet_Coaster, and Redbeard4570. Redbeard4570's story revolved around "Castle Rock Cache" (GC1HNYX).

Congratulations to A.Demshar for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and to Redbeard4570 for the winning Foolish Cacher story. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred sixty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk with a couple hosts of GeoWoodstock XIII. cooley1103 and snurt of BJ&Snurt101 are the guests – just two of more than two-dozen committee members of "GeoWoodstock XIII" (GC54840) – to share some of their insight about the major gather for Geocachers. Darryl also requested that GeoGearHeads wishing to trade Pathtags email him to set up their trade for his "DarrylW4 10 Years of Podcasting" PathTag.

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred sixty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads debaere returns to talk about attending mega-events. He wrote an article – "Mega Events: A Survival Guide" – last March about attending events which can help. Before that we read an email from gslink&slinkymama about their Pi Day and their "The Vikings of Greenheim" series. Wet_Coaster also shared the Alberta Battle Cache game from this year and last.

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GeoGearHeadsLANMonkey joins DarrylW4 to talk over a variety of topics for the one-hundred sixty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. They started with a discussion of Pi Day and the Happy Pi Day Souvenirs. simrebel emailed about "The Great Norfolk to Norfolk TB Race 2015." Darryl also requested that GeoGearHeads wishing to trade Pathtags email him to set up their trade for his "DarrylW4 10 Years of Podcasting" PathTag (listen to the show for details). Next up was the release of the new search feature on Geocaching.com as announced on the Geocaching Blog, and through their FAQ. Cedar & Co. emailed about the efforts to get Cachers out in the winter – "Atlantic BattleCache 2015 Event" (GC5GZZ3, see their web page) and "Scabblecache." DuneBuddy emailed about options for caching the GeoGearHeads YouTube videos for offline use. That's a function YouTube had been talking about adding to the mobile apps. He also recommended AlternativasLibres.es; Routable Maps for Garmin, GPS File Depot, and garmin.openstreetmap.nl as sources for Garmin GPSR Owners to get free OpenStreetMap tiles for their devices. Wet_Coaster asked whether Challenge Caches have their own icon. Oh Beep! wanted to know the one feature on your preferred geocaching site that you wouldn't be without.

Congratulations to RatNKids for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and to Limax for submitting the winning entry for the live question. Thanks to FTF Geocacher Magazine for their donation of this week's gift!

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GeoGearHeadsMagnus – the Developer of Project-GC.com – returns for the one-hundred sixty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He was last on GGH 122 to share some of the key features. Now he talks about some of the new features including "Auto-challenge-checkers" and "Challenge difficulty."

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GeoGearHeadsDanno of Team_Pugatch talks about keeping your two-wheeled caching vehicle on the trail on the one-hundred sixty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He asked a live question about the peanut butter wrench for a special prize pack he assembled which went to Nighthawk700. A couple resources for cycling repairs are the "The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair" book by Todd Downs and the Sheldon Brown website. They also talked about a few bike mounts, including the Arkon SmartPhone Mount, Biologic, and Nite Ize HandleBand. Some of the tools mentioned included NewLeaf Fabrications Tool Roll, Pedro's Multitool, Pedro's Tire Levers, Topeak Road Morph Pump, Topeak Alien II, and Velo Orange.

SkipOkane also launched a contest for the GeoGearHead Wallabee players.

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