GeoGearHeads

GeoGearHeads; The weekly show for Geocaching and Location-Based Gaming

Geocaching from the GearHeads' POV
GeoGearHeads; The weekly show for Geocaching and Location-Based Gaming

Description

A weekly feature with ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 discussing topics of interest to Geocachers and Technology Enthusiasts

Episodes

GGH 355: Geotours I

Oct 19, 2018 52:38

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For the three hundred fifty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads Lookout Lisa and kidvegas19 (of Cache Advance and Compass Creek Designs) talk about Geotours and Geotrails. Limax shared his opinions on GPSRs for Cachesaurous from last week's show. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 354: Randomize LXXIV

Oct 12, 2018 48:25

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 fly solo with several topics for the three hundred fifty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. First up was an apology from Darryl to DuneBuddy and Wet_Coaster for getting their caching names confused. Then Cachesaurous wanted opinions on whether it was worth upgrading his GPSR. AnspireCrew wanted to know how Chris and Darryl plan their caching days. Next was info about the current Caching Connoisseur promotion followed by a reminder for International EarthCache Day. Finally the guys talked about the sunsetting of the consumer version of Google+. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 353: Trackable Partnerships II

Oct 5, 2018 47:50

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Mamabear and Shmellis return for the three hundred fifty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about the trackable promotions. Check out the "Partner with us" page for info about creating a trackable promotion and the "Brand Promotions" for the active and past trackable promotions. We also heard from Diamond Head and Wet_Coaster about last week's show on Power Trails. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 352: Power Trails I

Sep 28, 2018 52:41

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For the three hundred fifty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads scottberks and shortyknits (who are also bringing the "Geocaching Podcast" back to its roots as a call-in show – YouTube & Facebook) join ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 for a discussion about Geocaching Power Trails. Wet_Coaster kicked off the discussion by asking what a Power Trail is and referencing the The Kings Power Trail. Korsgat also e-mailed with a little about their technique doing 741 caches in a day. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 351: Randomize LXXIII

Sep 21, 2018 55:02

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DarrylW4 and LANMonkey go through a pile of feedback for the three hundred fifty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Sir_Tom asked about Letterbox Hybrid Geocaches. JerseyEric sent a follow-up to his e-mail discussed on the last Randomize show. Wet_Coaster wanted opinions about changing the difficulty and terrain ratings and caches not handicap accessible. On the GPSR front, Sir_Tom is looking into options while DuneBuddy noticed the release of the new GPSMAP 66st and GPSMAP 66s shortly after buying his new unit. Last was hidegoseek's question about the new Apple Watch and Cachly. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 350: AR Experiment

Sep 14, 2018 41:52

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For the three hundred fiftieth edition of the GeoGearHeads nykkole from GCHQ talks about the Augmented Reality Geocaching Experiment. The three apps permitted during this trial are; HP Reveal (Android or iOS) Metaverse (Android or iOS) TaleBlazer (Android or iOS) The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 349: Going Caching 2018

Sep 7, 2018 56:30

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The Waysiders are back for the three hundred forty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about Going Caching 2018. This is a series of 7 events in all (6 events plus the mega-event); "WE'RE HERE! Poltergeist Package Pick-up" (GC7NKFD) "The Haunting of Clock Tower Hill Flash Mob" (GC7NKFH) "G.H.O.S.T Challenge Coffee Kick-off" (GC7NKFJ) "Prof. Geist's 100% True Tales of the Paranorma" (GC7NKFK) "Going Caching 2018" (GC7EXV6) "The Haunted Costume Ball: A Ghostly Gala" (GC7NKFM) "Donuts and Coffee for the Nearly Departed" (GC7NKFN) The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 348: cachetur.no III

Aug 31, 2018 43:19

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For the three hundred forty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads rragan is back to take on the rest of the cachetur.no list they didn't get through in episode 342. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 347: Geodogs I

Aug 24, 2018 49:58

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We talked about taking your dog geocaching for the three hundred forty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. gsmX2 (of scottinojaivideos) with Bella-Geo and Stardustzzz (of JamieLP3) with Percy join DarrylW4 to talk about their dogs who aren't really geocachers (more like hiking companions). Each of the dogs are trackable too; Bella-Geo Trackable Page Percy - The Trackable Dog Fozzy Noodle They also mentioned some interesting accessories for caching dogs: H2O4K9 Dog Water Bottle and Travel Bowl, 25-Ounce Ruffwear cooling vest Geopets Academy – Log my Dog Travel Tag Log My Dog Tag Log My Dog Collar Richard Lyons Fashion...Not All Wander Lost Geocaching Pet Apparel... Ruffit Dog Carrier The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 346: Randomize LXXII

Aug 17, 2018 49:47

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For the three hundred forty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 are running through a bunch of feedback from fellow GeoGearHeads. Gene_Hunter shared that her daughter found the dive Earthcache "Karpata" (GC2Q84K). Then Sir_Tom had a couple more questions about trackables and power trails. KoonandBud wanted some opinions on issues regarding Geoart. JerseyEric needs some help with GPX track files and web-based tools. But JRandJuju found an interesting paint which might be used in Geocaching. Last, Wet_Coaster heard about the "OverTHERE" which helps the visually impaired to navigate and thought it might be possible to use for Geocaching. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 345: Scubacaching II

Aug 10, 2018 57:28

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Merlin1392 returns to talk about divecaching for the three hundred forty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the divecaches he's hidden are "The Blind Squirrel" (GC6MZ37), "Neptune's Quest" (GC62ZK6), "Drunken Sailor" (GC6MZ42), and "Finding Nemo - Dori's Tale" (GC4P8MP). Those interested in connecting with other Divecachers might want to try Scubaboard. Chris spotted the "Geothermal SCUBA" (GC3DP13) at the end of the show as an example of an Earthcache which requires diving. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 342: cachetur.no II

Jul 20, 2018 48:18

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We get a pile of tips on cachetur.no from platoaddict and rragan for the three hundred forty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The big news though is the release of the apps for Android and iOS. They also talked about the Help Center, Community, Facebook Group, and Slack Channel for support. There's too to read a GPX and show list of GC. Also, install the Cachetur Assistant on the desktop and Bookmarklets on mobile for more functionality with Geocaching.com and Project-GC. There's also a new YouTube training video available. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 341: Friendships I

Jul 13, 2018 01:10:16

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Cowboy Bebop and lobotomy steal the show for a conversation about friendships they've made through geocaching on the three hundred forty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Check out their "Unpacking the Power of Power Pack" podcast, and their Twitter and Facebook accounts. We also heard from cachersanonymous that they're still going strong and have an event coming up later this month. We also received an Apple Podcasts review from Turrell2. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 340: Conversions I

Jul 6, 2018 54:29

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For the three hundred fortieth edition of the GeoGearHeads gsmX2 (of scottinojaivideos) talks about getting Geocachers started. He's a guide at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 339: Regional Organizations I

Jun 29, 2018 49:49

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Regional Geocaching Organization are the focus of the three hundred thirty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. GeoMonkeyTiger! (of the Georgia Geocachers Association) and Merlin1392 (of the Michigan Geocaching Organization) share some of their perspectives on Geocaching Organizations. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 338: Cruise Caching III

Jun 22, 2018 57:04

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subwaymark is back for the three hundred thirty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk more about geocaching during cruises. He's cruised through the Panama Canal, Norwegian Fjords, Bermuda, Caribbean, and Alaska. They talked about the translation tools; BabelFish Google Translate Android iOS Microsoft Translator Amazon Android iOS Windows The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 337: Randomize LXX

Jun 15, 2018 01:00:22

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For the three hundred thirty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads it's just ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 to talk through a variety of subjects. chrispt tweeted a question about imperial units in the Project-GC New Cache Notifiers. It is coming very soon. Also of note is that Cachly 4.3 was released with support for the Apple Watch. Chris also shared the Monoprice Vent Mount he left in the Gigastock rental car. Frazeydaze asked about the show note for the GeoGearHeads (the links and full notes are only available from the web site). Then OnABoat asked about whether the hosts would make it for Midwest Geobash 2018 (GC7BMHE). Darryl will be heading down for a Saturday day-trip. Chris might actually be able to make it, but he will be hitting Going APE 2018 (GC7HJBN) and Tri-Cities 2018 Geocoin Challenge (GC7FTKR). Teamchap5 e-mailed wanting to know about the sinature items in caches. Df8an wondered about a system to archive older and unloved caches. Chris also ran through the Hidden Creature Summer Promo. Then Darryl went into the Augmented Reality Geocaching Trial. Fortunately they're easy to search on Geocaching.com. There's also an article from Engadget titled "UK won't be involved in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation program" which they discussed. Oh Beep! sent the "Woman, 27, drowns in Prague sewer system after flash floods hit while she was playing 'geocaching' treasure hunt game" from The Daily Mail. Last up was the new Unihertz Atom rugged tiny 4G smartphone. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 336: Project-GC.com VI

Jun 8, 2018 58:05

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Project-GC.com is once again the topic for the three hundred thirty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Magnus talked about the TB-Rescue features, the new cache notifications, and more. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 335: Trackables VI

Jun 1, 2018 51:36

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Love of GCHQ joins us to talk about trackables for the three hundred thirty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Before that rragan and SpiritGuide e-mailed about last week's conversation on waypoints in routing. Kicking off the conversation was an interesting log by scubakirbaquacacher. Then we had questions from afishoutawater, unicornfartsprinkles, RyeFamFun, QuesterMark, Pika & Marmot, TeamPAST, Stardustzzz, KD8HWG, mathqtpi, and psteelman1. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 334: Randomize LXIX

May 25, 2018 01:00:18

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 were live from the lobby of their hotel for the Gigastock for the three hundred thirty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. It's another Randomize show and the first up was a question about Google Home users and playing the shows by Tha Duh Feez. Google has rolled out support now for an Google Assistant powered device to listen to news or podcasts. mikeD e-mailed about the Uni-ball Power Tank being a good pen (as reviewed by PenAddict) and available from Amazon. A timely question from TeAm G Winchester about the WiFi on a phone interfering with the GPSR tied nicely to the "DOT GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment" summarized for our show by Limax. IN_Darel wondered about his virtual reward being lost by the Geocaching.com special character issue (it's not likely). W'n'L Willett is having issues using his PN-60 on a Mac. There's a new geotrail kick-off coming to Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware as reported by TeAm G Winchester. Geocaching HQ has been busy announcing things including the "GeoTour completed? Souvenir earned!" and "Important Updates to Geocaching HQ's Policies." Darryl was also disappointed in Navigon shutting down. Finally there was a mention that "U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT&T, Verizon and GSMA Colluded to Prevent Customers From Easily Switching Carriers." The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 333: cachetour.no I

May 18, 2018 51:46

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For the three hundred thirty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads platoaddict gives us a look at Cachetur.no and how to use it. Also check PowerPoint presentation on YouTube and Geocaching.com bookmark list of local events. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 332: Attending Megas/Gigas III

May 11, 2018 57:10

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There were plenty of issues for the three hundred thirty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads – Sherminator18 was kicked out, ChrisOfTheNorthWest had audio issues, but Memfis Mafia and DarrylW4 hung out to talk about attending Mega- and Giga- Geocaching Events. There's plenty more information than fit into this episode so check out the past ones (GGH 289: Attending Megas/Gigas II and GGH 168: Attending Megas). KingAFK dropped in to talk about some updates for those attending GeoWoodstock 2018. He also recommended downloading the "Connect Cincinnati" app (Android or iOS) for free WiFi access at the event. Merlin1392 filled us in on the new Challenge of the Month they're hosting through Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO). If you've tried the new GeoGearHeads Alexa Skill we'd like to hear from you. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 331: Geocaching Competitions I

May 4, 2018 52:30

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GeoMonkeyTiger! of the Georgia Geocachers Association talked about competitions and challenges to motivate Geocachers for the three hundred thirty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. The GGA runs weekly challenges open to all Geocachers. We now have a skill for Alexa enabled devices. Simply say "Alexa enable GeoGearHeads" or enable it from the Alexa Skill Store. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 330: Earthcaches II

Apr 27, 2018 49:52

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LANMonkey talks about Earthcaching for the three hundred thirtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show was sculpted by the questions from social media. He recommended the "Regional Geocaching Policies Wiki" as a resource for whom to contact for permission. Also, a like of ten notable Earthcaches he has done; "Margerie Glacier" (GC33E9G) "Rainbow's End - Grand Prismatic Spring" (GC1JY47) "Hang Down Your Head Tom Bolo" (GC6GJW7) "Inferno Cone" (GC4FZKB) "Big Four Ice Caves" (GC1575A) "Goblin Valley" (GC1796W) "Holey Tafoni" (GC6FHAJ) "Lewis & Clark Caverns" (GC3T80G) "Earthsun and Water" (GC4X01K) "Cueva de Ambrosio" (GC2DDG4) The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 329: Randomize LXVII

Apr 20, 2018 50:37

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It's all about the feedback for the three hundred twenty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. gslink, ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 started with the e-mail from ZQX that after last week's show he's started doing some of PokerLuck's puzzles and getting ideas for the new UFO Geoart landing southwest of Canberra. simrebel e-mailed to let us know that he too saw an increase finds on his geoart through the Planetary Pursuit. FSUchris and Carrot Killer both wrote in about the GGA weekly contests (see the rules and leaderboard). Next was an e-mail from hidegoseek about Cachly during Geocaching.com outages. QuesterMark shared his experience with the iPhone X in sunlight. And bloodycool shared some of favorite geocaching gear: Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters (currently $27 on Amazon) Forceps (currently $5 on Amazon) Paper Mate InkJoy Mini Retractable Ballpoint Pens (currently $6 on Amazon) Finally, Darryl addressed Lullabye4u's (and several others) question about his experience with the custom stamps; Xstamper/Artline CliXstamper Xstamper Click Star Inspection Stamp The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 328: Puzzles VIII

Apr 13, 2018 48:48

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Geocaching puzzles take center stage for the three hundred twenty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads with special guest Pokerluck. ZQX opened the conversion looking for advise on hiding a series of puzzle caches. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 327: Mass Transit Caching II

Apr 6, 2018 37:50

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subwaymark is back for the three hundred twenty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about geocaching by Mass Transit. Make sure to check out the international SideTracked series. Then some of the mass transit accessible series mentioned were LRT - Minneapolis, San Diego Trolley Line, Santa Clara VTA Light Rail series, and TTC Sidetracked but there are many more so check to see if there's one for the transit system you'll be using. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 326: Cachly 4.2

Mar 30, 2018 46:33

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zedsaid (better known as Nic, Developer of Cachly) shares some of the recent updates and how to use them for the three hundred twenty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. First, Tick_Magnet had questions about features his caching buddy gnies uses on his Android app. More help with Cachly can be had through the help wiki. And follow @cachlyapp on Twitter. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 325: Foolish Cachers III

Mar 23, 2018 01:00:33

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For the three hundred twenty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads scottberks (Geocaching Podcast) and shortyknits (shortyknits.com) join ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 to talk about mistakes Geocachers make and how to avoid them. First, hidegoseek shared a correction to the scoring for the Planetary Pursuit. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 324: Randomize LXVII

Mar 16, 2018 47:06

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For the three hundred twenty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads geocachingvlogger, ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 talked about several smaller subjects. It started with the feedback from rragan about a tunnel in Iceland he experienced. Then more feedback from JRandJuju about the COCOM Limits he discovered on a How-To-Geek quiz. The three then dug into the Planetary Pursuit promotion approaching quickly and mentioned the Planetary Pursuit calculator on cachetur.no. A update to Geocaching.com and their lists will also make many Geocachers very happy. The Engadet article "Amazon made an escape room powered by Alexa had the panel talking about Geocaching opportunities. Then several articles ("Sony's trying to cash in on Pokemon Go's success with Ghostbusters World," "Jurassic World Alive looks like Pokemon Go but with giant dinosaurs: ," and "Google now owns a very important part of the next Pokemon Go") might be hinting at the future of location-based gaming. Next was news (and a warning) that Embedding a tweet could violate copyright. Last up was "5G, cellular's next step, brings new positioning capabilities." The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 323: Our Gear III

Mar 9, 2018 01:01:22

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For the three hundred twenty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads Sherminator18, Seemyshell, LANMonkey, and DarrylW4 talk about the gear they use when geocaching. Among the group their using eTrex 30, eTrex 30x, and Oregon 750 GPSRs. For smartphones they're using iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and Galaxy S8 with Cachly and c:geo. Some of the power options mentioned were the iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case, TeckNet Power Bank 9000mAh, and https://www.aukeydirect.com/en/aukey-pb-n15-power-bank-external-battery-20000mah-black.html. Then for additional tools on the smartphones they mentioned TBScan, Wherigo, and Geocaching®. ed302v8 e-mailed about the DBPOWER 2MP HD Wifi Endoscope he grabbed cheap to help in his caching. Tick_Magnet asked via Facebook for recommendation to carry his gear and the Maxpedition Condor and Ogio Flightvest were mentioned as favorites. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 322: GeoWoodstock 2018

Mar 2, 2018 53:31

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We talked with Jesse (of AFK) and Margaret Bedilion (of Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau) about the upcoming Giga-event for the three hundred twenty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. GeoWoodstock 2018 (GC5AX15) is coming up May 26th, 2018 at the Coney Island Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. UncleCacher shared that despite the area flooding (which is pretty normal for this time of year) it will be dry and ready for Geocaching by May. Margaret shared some information about the hotels and camping options and discounts for the week. Some of the other events slated for the week are "GeoWoodstock XVI – Street Party" (GC7FQQH), "GeoWoodstock XVI – We know Beer!" (GC7FQQJ), and "GeoWoodstock XVI – Toga Party" (GC7FQQK) with others coming. Congratulations to the winners of the free TBScan Pro licenses were Geocachingvlogger, gnies, HotRod205, Jrandjuju, LANMonkey, McAdies, QuesterMark, Ravendos, Rock Chalk, Subwaymark. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 321: Mega/Giga-Events II

Feb 23, 2018 49:26

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Heather Feather of Geocaching HQ is back to talk about the Mega and Giga-events this year for the three hundred twenty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 320: Randomize LXVI

Feb 16, 2018 53:04

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For the three hundred twentieth edition of the GeoGearHeads LANMonkey, Rock Chalk, and DarrylW4 talked about several topics from fellow GeoGearHeads. GeoRick shared that he heard from the Butler County Donut Geotour that they'll have more geocoins ready for GWS2018 (mentioned on "GGH 316: Randomize LXV"). L&N Railroad e-mail about his Charger Doctor, ferrite beads on cables, and International Grid Chase 2018. JRandJuju e-mailed their joy over the Android version of TBScan and the panel talked about the differences between the Lite and Pro versions. Tick_Magnet had asked about GeoGearHedas T-Shirts. Then Wet_Coaster asked about virtual trackables in virtual geocaches (GC6F37 was his example). DarrylW4 mentioned his "Launched: My Home Away From Home (GC11KZ2)." The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 319: Puzzles VII

Feb 9, 2018 51:57

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For the three hundred nineteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" returns to talk about several Puzzle Geocaching subjects, mostly for hiders. First was an update to the solution checker options (last discussed on GGH150) and the updated list: Geocaching.com Solution Checker Geochecker Geocheck Geochecker Plus Certitude CoordMaker Then a question from ed302v8 opened discussion about encouraging non-puzzle cache finders to get out and find some. The live video session from this Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 318: Streaking II

Feb 2, 2018 47:31

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TeamLareau joined us on their 2,589th day straight of geocaching to talk about Geocaching Streaks for the three hundred eighteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Wet_Coaster e-mail some questions for the couple to start off the conversation. You can find more about TeamLareau from their website and Instagram. We also received an e-mail from Wet_Coaster with more information about the states of matter and why plastics get brittle. rragan share the article "Widespread GPS jamming during war games in Western US" which might affect GPSR performance during the upcoming Yuma Mega. The live video session from this YouTube Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 317: 3D Printing VI

Jan 26, 2018 42:40

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For the three hundred seventeenth edition of the GeoGearHeads cnlson, Anteaus, LANMonkey, and ChrisOfTheNorthWest take another look at 3D Printing for Geocachers. They started with a question from CodeJunkie about CAD software. Anteaus mostly uses Tinkercad and cnlson also likes Fusion 360, but points out the "20 Best 3D Printing Software Tools (All Are Free)" list from All3DP. They also talked about when the different materials become brittle and used Omnexus's article "Ductile/Brittle Transition Temperature" as reference. Anteaus also talked about his "Pine Cone Cache" posted to Thingiverse. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 316: Randomize LXV

Jan 19, 2018 55:35

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 tackle several subjects for the three hundred sixteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. First L&N Railroad e-mailed about Sugru as strain relief on cables, the draw on cables and charges, and ferrite beads on cables. ChrisOfTheNorthWest mentioned that he 3D prints the Lightning Cable Protector for his cables. Eric and Virginia wrote in that they're using USB-C adapters to avoid replacing cables. DarrylW4 talked about the news that Powermat has given up to Qi. Then Starkacher sent in audio about the Butler County Donut Trail and Geotour. Then a warning and news of a coming fix for iOS users. Plus a quick overview of using QR Codes through the camera app in iOS 11. Finally, GPSWorld posted "A grave threat to GPS and GNSS" which could affect Geocachers and all GPSR users. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 315: Trackables V

Jan 12, 2018 56:29

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I'm Geohnny Cache (of Geohnny Cache) joins ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 for the three hundred fifteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk again about Geocaching.com Trackables. They talked again about discoveries and using the TBScan and Geooh! Live apps. They also talked about adopting the trackables between Geocaching.com accounts. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 314: Connections I

Jan 5, 2018 01:02:02

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For the three hundred fourteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads it's LANMonkey and DarrylW4 talking about the various cables and technologies we use to connect our devices. Most of the discussion was about the various USB protocols and connectors (including USB-C charging). mikeD e-mailed feedback from last week's show that the iPhone 8 and X support Galileo and that there are many Geocaches in London to be found. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 313: Randomize LXIV

Dec 29, 2017 55:34

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scottberks and DarrylW4 let the final show of 2107 go off the rails for the three hundred thirteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. TheWinterTrio wrote in about GGH309. They also talked about the first and last souvenirs for New Year's 2018. Then it was on to the GPSWorld articles "Four more Galileo satellites launched into orbit" and "First GPS III satellite receives commands from OCX." The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 312: Foolish Cachers II

Dec 22, 2017 49:20

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The Waysiders and DarrylW4 talk about the foolish things Geocachers do for the three hundred twelfth edition of the GeoGearHeads. bonsaai, Simrebel, Starkacher, Team MavEtJu, Jonnybgoode9, jonnybgoode9, and TheWhittenBoys shared their stories. Ravendos e-mailed about the smartphone and geocache interaction discussed on last week's show. Congratulations Team MavEtJu, Simrebel, bonsaai, and Starkacher for winning the "Magic: The Gathering Rivals of Ixalan" trackable. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 311: Tech Changes Caching II

Dec 15, 2017 01:15:30

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, and Sherminator18 talk about changes in technology and the effects on Geocaching for the three hundred eleventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. It all starts with a e-mail from Team MavEtJu which mentions his Arduino cache and Raspberry Pi cache (based on Raspberry Pirate Radio). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 310: Munzee & More

Dec 8, 2017 41:33

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dderryberry60 and matthewmccann share some new developments at Freeze Tag, Inc. for the three hundred tenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. First up was the merger of Freeze Tag and Munzee. Next up is the coming release of Zeetours (press release). They also talked a little about Zeeopps. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 309: Randomize LXIII

Dec 1, 2017 49:02

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For the three hundred ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 talk about a bunch of feedback from fellow GeoGearHeads. smile makers kicked off the show and a discussion about podcatchers on iOS. The favorite replacement for iOS 11 Users has been Overcast. Team MavEtJu e-mailed about AR geocaches following the discussion on GGH 304. L&N Railroad e-mail about the Mercury used in batteries as a follow-up to GGH 306. Then Sherminator18 was looking for an alternative to TB Run for her upcoming travel bug race. Next was a reminder from Tick_Magnet about a feature on the Geocaching.com Map. Also from the Geocaching Blog was the "Attention cache owners! This new Dashboard tool is for you" which uses the Geocache Health Score. Then we're looking at the next "Where is Signal the Frog" souvenir to be issued on January 26, 2018 for Australia Day according to Team MavEtJu. Master Sergeant USMC wanted some insight into the future of benchmarks on Geocaching.com (also check out "GGH 190: Benchmarking I"). Then the episode wrapped with discussion of simrebel's question about logging an attended on your own event. Congratulations Team MavEtJu, Master Sergeant USMC, Starkacher, and Limax for winning the "Magic: The Gathering Rivals of Ixalan" trackable. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 308: Geocaching Australia I

Nov 24, 2017 49:52

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ziggiau and Team MavEtJu share some information about Geocaching Australia for the three hundred eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The listing service offers some different cache types, Trig Points, and games. The Dragon Zone in an ongoing game but there are seasonal ones as well (including the upcoming States of the Nation. There are also Projects like ICEM (based on the song) and Burke & Wills. Android users can download GA Cacher and iOS users Geocube to get live access on their smartphones. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: Apple Podcasts RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 307: Trackables IV

Nov 17, 2017 49:48

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For the three hundred seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads afishoutawater and DarrylW4 talked about Geocaching trackables. First, they read and discussed TheWoodenRadio's e-mail about batteries (a follow up to last week's show). L&N Railroad e-mail about his dislike for trackable thanks to the issues with the ones he's released. Much of the discussion was about the Trackable collections, how to use it, and how confusing it can be. They also talked about several tools for those looking to do bulk discoveries – Project-GC, LogThemAll, TBScan, and Geooh! Live. DarrylW4 also mentioned the Google Sheet of trackables he shared on GeoGearHeads, The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 306: Batteries IV

Nov 10, 2017 54:36

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 go back to the subject of batteries for the three hundred sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. (Check Beta.01, Beta.02, and 116 for the previous shows.) The battery types discussed were; Disposable AA/AAA Heavy Duty Alkaline Lithium Rechargable AA/AAA NiCd (nickel-cadmium) NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) LSD NiMH (low self-discharge nickel-metal hydride) Mobile Devices/External Power LiOn (lithium-ion) LiPo (lithium-ion polymer) Lead-Acid Congratulations to laantje for winning the drawing for the Captain Rodney's trackable. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 305: Randomize LXII

Nov 3, 2017 51:31

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, Headhardhat, and LANMonkey team up to tackle a pile of feedback for the three hundred fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. L&N Railroad had feedback on the Zombie cache discussion and on using an extra GPSR to hold just the caches you really want to visit on a trip. JRandJuju sent audio feedback about the BRouter Offline Navigation app which works with c:geo. We also heard from day1976 about the launch of a new Geocaching museum. hidegoseek shared some information from Nylimb (referencing binomial proportion confidence interval) which helped him understand the Lower Willson Scores mentioned in 285. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 304: Geocaching.com Guidelines IV

Oct 27, 2017 01:03:36

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For the three hundred fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Rock Chalk helps us out on a few points in the updated guidelines. Tick_Magnet also e-mailed about the difficulty and terrain ratings. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 303: Road Caching XIV

Oct 20, 2017 47:29

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Monkeybrad talks about traveling and Geocaching for work on the three hundred third edition of the GeoGearHeads. His family business (Captain Rodney's) ran a trackable promotion this year, and as part of that he, his brother, and his father got to geocache, travel, and attend events in 48 states. Rock Chalk e-mailed about a new basic solution checker for Mystery Geoaches included in the new release. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 302: Traipse

Oct 13, 2017 48:52

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We heard about the Traipse app for the three hundred second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 301: NorthWest Coup

Oct 6, 2017 48:35

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The crew from "Caching in the NorthWest" takes over for the three hundred first edition of the GeoGearHeads. First they had to clean house a little since simrebel and ACME WildCachers e-mailed about the Project-GC Map Compare tool to find archived geocaches as requested in last week's podcast. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 300: Randomize LXI

Sep 29, 2017 01:15:27

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For the three hundredth edition of the GeoGearHeads we have ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, LANMonkey, Oh Beep!, and Sherminator18 run through a ton of fellow GeoGearHeads feedback. cliqS opened with feedback about the battery discussion from GGH299. He likes using a case to tell if the battery is fresh or not. MikeD shared the way to enable screen lock on the Garmin OR650/750 units. JR and Juju shared a tip about FTF watchlists. Scrapcat shared a problem about the EXIF data in log images and asked for advice on removing the location data from photos. billy robson ask about finding zombie caches. pinkunicorn was looking for a way to put together lists of challenge cache required caches. Then K8Ydd's question about trackable logging looks to be best solved through GSAK. Sherminator18 recorded audio about Project-gc Event Notifiers. Last up in this show was Subwaymark talking about SideTracked Series and Podcacher Show 604.0: The SideTracked Geocache Series. Congratulations to billy robson, K8Ydd, L&N Railroad, Sherminator18, and Simrebel for winning the Magic: The Gathering traveller tags! The bonus show can be found on Patreon for free. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 299: Going Smartphone from GPSR II

Sep 22, 2017 01:07:23

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For the two hundred ninety-nineth edition of the GeoGearHeads DarrylW4, LANMonkey, and Jennifer of teamajk talk again about moving from the GPSR to the Smartphone as the primary Geocaching device. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 298: GPS Tech III

Sep 15, 2017 53:37

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Limax is back for the two hundred ninety-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads to give us a little more very technical info about the GPS signal. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 297: Geooh Live 8.0

Sep 8, 2017 47:03

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The latest version of Geooh Live is the topic of the two hundred ninety-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. Tweezyman also e-mailed to let us know that Geocaching.com does not strip EXIF data from image uploads now. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 296: Randomize LX

Sep 1, 2017 52:46

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For the two hundred ninety-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 talk about several of the recent developments at Geocaching.com. First up is the Virtual Rewards (also discussed at length in "Inside Geocaching HQ: Episode 7: Introducing Virtual Rewards"). Check out the Virtual Reward Guidelines for more detail about the requirements. Simrebel wrote in about the concerns he's heard which might keep those graned the Virtual Rewards from publishing them. During the discussion of the Mary Hyde Trackable the subject of trackable logging by QR Code came up again. Merlin1392 questioned the caches affected by the recent change in the Photobucket images hosting. Coon&Bud has to change their geocaching.com name under the new requirements since the ampersand is not longer supported. Finally, there's a new calendar on the geocaching.com dashboard. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 295: Going Caching 2017

Aug 25, 2017 56:59

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For the two hundred ninety-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Waysiders share some information about Going Caching 2017. The fielded questions from emilie rene, Shaved Ewok, Anthem Rose, KODZ's wife, sthnswt, GoldBugGirl, TWHRider, and 4hamricks. They suggested RomeGeorgia.org's Lodging page for a list of the hotels in the area. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 294: Cachly 3.0

Aug 18, 2017 48:06

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For the two hundred ninety-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads zedsaid talks about version 3.0.3 of Cachly. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 293: Live Streaming III

Aug 11, 2017 57:14

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Seemyshell (Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, and Instagram), ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 talk about live streaming for Geocacher for the two hundred ninety-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. Team MavEtJu wrote in about his postion on live streaming. Seemyshell also plugged "Oz GeoMuster 2018" (GC74CH7). DarrylW4 shared the following 360° videos as samples; "Hunting A Puzzler26 #Geocache in #360 – with a giveaway of a #CachingWithCaptainRodneys TB!" on Periscope (Live from Insta360 Nano) "Hunting. E.T. At MWGB" on YouTube (Live from Insta360 Nano) "Hunting Another Cool Travel Bug Hotel Geocache by Dave & Mary in 360°" on YouTube (Recorded from Samsung Gear 360 (2017)) "'The Quarter Back Cache' in 4K 360°"; on YouTube (Recorded from Samsung Gear 360 (2017)) The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 292: Puzzles VI

Aug 4, 2017 54:02

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Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" is back for the two hundred ninety-second edition of the GeoGearHeads to share some tools for solving geocaching puzzles. Google: Image Search Maps Translate Anagramming/Word Tools Boulter Iterative Anagram Solver Free Online Anagram Solver Design215 Word Finder What's This Word wordplays Crossword Solver From Limax: One Across Math/Number/Equation Convertxy Number Bases Conversion Wolfram Alpha Range Rings/Projections/Distances GPS Visualizer From Limax: JAVAWA GPS Tools Ciphers Rumkin Cipher Tools Cryptool-Online CryptoCrack Bion's Gadgets Multipurpose Geocaching Toolbox The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 291: Randomize LIX

Jul 28, 2017 01:12:12

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The panel (ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, and ) discuss several topics for the two hundred ninety-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Scott mentioned the Sweatcoin app he uses to earn rewards from walking. rragan e-mailed about a discussion on Geocaching.com forums tied to the "Can Pokémon Go Get Players Into National Parks?" article. L&N Railroad shared some links about the FCC's changes to FRS and GMRS licensing – "FCC Personal Radio Service Revisions Will Affect GMRS, FRS, CB, Other Part 95 Devices," "FCC Adopts Long Awaited Changes to PRS Bands – GMRS, FRS, CB & MURS," and "FCC Fact Sheet: Part 95 Personal Radio Service Reform." There was an article in Engadget – "First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokémon Go' law" – covering a lawsuit against Milwaukee County for their permitting law. They also had the "Niantic tries to explain the Pokémon Go Fest problems" article. Last was the question from Wet_Coaster about hosting a "Lunch and Learn" session about Geocaching at work. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 290: Road Caching XIII

Jul 21, 2017 52:38

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For the two hundred ninty edition of the GeoGearHeads Rock Chalk shares stories and experiences of his geocaching travels. Details of his trip to Brazil were discussed on Geocache Talk "Show 7 - Rock Chalk from Geocaching HQ." The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 289: Attending Megas/Gigas II

Jul 14, 2017 56:30

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Memfis Mafia (of Geocache Talk, his blog, and Periscope), ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 share insights into attending mega and giga-events for the two hundred eighty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 288: Multi-Device Caching II

Jul 7, 2017 42:47

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Sherminator18 (of Geocache Talk and US Geocaching Hour) and DarrylW4 talk about geocaching with more than one device at a time for the two hundred eighty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Team MavEtJu wrote about his desire for a GPSR which would talk with the smartphone using an open standard. Wet_Coaster talked about using Geocaching® and c:geo on his Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Garmin eTrex 20. Next was the email from Limax with a list of iPhone apps; Cachly, Looking4Cache Pro, Wherigo, TBScan, iGCT, GCTools, CoordCalc, and GCBuddy. Then for the iPad he uses GeoBucket too. Last up for feedback was the question from gnies about loading an eTrex from the smartphone. GGH 109: GPSR Loads I talked about an OTG Cable with Nexus Media Importer. We also heard from Bloodycool about the new icons in the June 29, 2017 release. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 287: Randomize LVIII

Jun 30, 2017 01:02:06

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gslink (of Geocache Talk) is back to discuss a number of smaller subjects for the two hundred eighty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. Darryl had three questions fielded in the recent fifth episode of the Inside Geocaching HQ podcast. Then Gary had reminders about the Canada Day Souvenir, Mary Hyde, and Captain Rodney's Great American Treasure Hunt. rragan shared his trip planning, Sherminator18 share about her logging, and Wet_Coaster about GeoChecker.com. Limax asked about ExpertGPS. Starkacher answered a question from TheWoodenRadio about GSAK logging templates. Darryl spoke a little about the Zillow copyright outrage. Then it was on to the iMore article "AR for iOS FAQ: Everything you need to know!" Next were several stories about navigation satellites; "Two more satellites join Galileo constellation," "Contract signed with OHB, SSTL for eight more Galileo satellites," "Second GPS III satellite assembled, ready for testing," and "Japan launches second Michibiki QZSS satellite." Finally, after the release of Garfield Go PatientRock wanted to know which character, TV series, or movie we would like to see get a location-based game. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 286: Road Caching XII

Jun 23, 2017 01:02:44

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RetiredGuy (also check out his website for his geocaching links) shares some of his experiences geocaching internationally for the two hundred eighty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. When he travels he looks for the Y2K caches, Webcams, Virtuals, caches with 1,000 Favorite Points, and more. He loves the map of his geocaching from Geocaching Map of your Milestones and Extremes and the custom travel bug sticker by Mizz Monkey Designs. He's also proud of the Retired Monkey Challenge Trail. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 285: Building Lists I

Jun 16, 2017 01:04:45

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gslink (of Geocache Talk and Author of "201 Geocaches to Find Before You Die") joins in to talk about building lists of geocaches for the two hundred eighty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 284: Logging III

Jun 9, 2017 46:08

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 got some help from PrairiePedals, Starkacher, and Limax for the two hundred eighty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 283: Caches Along a Route II

Jun 2, 2017 50:52

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 fly solo to talk about Geocaching.com's "Caches Along A Route" feature for the two hundred eighty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. Before they they had a clarification from Limax from "GGH 282: Randomize LVII" and a question from Team MavEtJu about the GPS Almanac (see the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources' "Introduction to GPS: Almanac and Ephemeris"). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 282: Randomize LVII

May 26, 2017 52:57

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For the two hundred eighty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads coachV (a.k.a. coachV on Munzee, MrV on Wallabee, and CZeeO on Twitter), ChrisOfTheNorthWest (a.k.a. TheBadCop on Munzee, TheBadCop on Wallabee, and CZeeO on Twitter), and DarrylW4 (a.k.a. DarrylW4 on Munzee, DarrylW4 on Wallabee, and DarrylW4 on Twitter) talked about many things. First, Chris mentioned the Geodetecting game. Then he read the email from Jimmylogan. rragan emailed about a thought he had following GGH 289. Then they moved to the articles; "2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite" "Raytheon launches WAAS payload to improve GPS accuracy for air travel" "First Galileo open service performance report published" "Google's indoor VPS navigation might be the best reason to buy a Tango-ready phone" "Indoor GPS Apps Closer to Reality With New NIST Challenge" (submitted by Astronut) "SPOT satellite device reaches major milestone with 5,000 rescues worldwide" (submitted by Astronut) "Narrate your own commute with Waze Voice Recorder" The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 281: GPS Tech II

May 19, 2017 56:02

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For the two hundred eighty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads Limax fills us in about the technology behind the GPS system. Some of the reference material he used in he research was; "Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation, and Integration" by Mohinder S. Grewal, Lawrence R. Weill, and Angus P. Andrews Navipedia "Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds" by Greg Milner "You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves" by Hiawatha Bray The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 280: Gear Your Bike III

May 12, 2017 52:45

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Danno of Team Pugatch comes back for more on bicycles on the two hundred eightieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the products mentioned in this show were Burley DLite Trailer, Blackburn CoPilot, Bikes At Work, Kryptonite Ulock, Abus Combo Lock 1650, Pletscher kickstands, Topeak Morph G, and the Topeak ALiEN II. Congrats to Wet_Coaster for winning's Danno's giveaway of a Kindle edition of "The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair: For Road & Mountain Bikes." DarrylW4 also asked for support in the "Great Cycling Challenge" fund raiser for the Children's Cancer Research Fund. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 279: Project-GC.com V

May 5, 2017 54:59

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Magnus is back for the two hundred seventy-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about Project-GC. He fielded questions from Limax, Starkacher, Team MavEtJu, and Wet_Coaster. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 278: Ol'Fogie

Apr 28, 2017 51:12

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Ol'Fogie shared a little about some of his hides for the two hundred seventy-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The main geocache hides mentioned were; Archimedes: A Principled Cacher (GC3CDPV) The LPC Your Mother Warned You About (GC3BYXZ) A Puzzle Cache for Wascally Wabbit & Friends (GC5N5NA) Happy Pi Day 2017! (GC71EYQ) Oh, the Places You'll Go! (GC57DHA) A Picture is Worth (GC4X7GZ) Mastermind (GC6Q4Z7) TVG Tales: Salty Pirate has Team G's Booty (GC56N83) Name That Tune! He also recommends the "Geo Art Tutorial (Geocaching)" video for those interested in hiding Geoart. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 277: Storytelling & Geolocation I

Apr 21, 2017 01:01:44

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For the two hundred seventy-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads PatientRock talks about some of his experience with stories and geolocation. He talked about "VoiceMap" (including "The Greenway Quartet" by Kate Gorman), "CodeRunner," "The Silent History," "The Walk," "Zombies, Run!," and "Walking The City of Silence and Stone." DarrylW4 also mentioned Klikaklu which is used for some geocaches in Metro Detroit. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 276: Road Caching XI

Apr 14, 2017 54:42

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For the two hundred seventy-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads we hear from Tentmantent about his workflow for geocaching on the road. He shared the links for "Leap Day 2016" and "London Earthcache Walk" on AllTrails, and his planning Excel file. He also mentioned his "Caffrey's Cache" (GC5V9WG) hidden while living in China. Limax also shared some of his thoughts on Pocket Queries in responce to last week's show. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 275: Pocket Queries II

Apr 7, 2017 55:23

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4 revisit the topic of Pocket Queries (last covered on GGH149) for the two hundred seventy-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 274: Caching Is Like A Donut

Mar 31, 2017 40:08

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, LANMonkey, and Rock Chalk have some fun talking about how Geocaching is like a donut for the two hundred seventy-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Thanks to; Wet_Coaster Starkacher billy robson Stevenw54 JR and Juju rragan Tick_Magnet Simrebel for their contributions to the show. Each received a gift donated by either CoinsAndPins.com or Project GC, and thanks to them for those donations. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 273: Randomize LVI

Mar 24, 2017 56:59

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It's just ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 for the two hundred seventy-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. They covered a bunch of subjects including the articles; Engadget "The Border Patrol can take your password. Now what?" Chicago Tribune "Judge blocks FBI from forcing fingerprints from targets to unlock iPhones" Computerworld "Why you should start using Google Keep right away" Engadget "Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology" Wired "Don’t Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion" GPSWorld "SpaceX wins second US Air Force contract to launch GPS III" The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 272: Geocaching App II

Mar 17, 2017 51:56

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For the two hundred seventy-second edition of the GeoGearHeads Ben (of benandjayme) and Chris (of Rock Chalk) talk about the Geocaching® App. The latest GCHQ Podcast talked about the Geocaching app and the retirement of the Classic app. Since then there's a tool for iOS Users to extract their data from the classic app. On a different note, a tweet from HotRod205 reminded us that GCDroid is still getting frequent updates (and the Developer will bee on the show soon). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 271: Geooh I

Mar 13, 2017 46:47

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For the two hundred seventy-first edition of the GeoGearHeads we hear from the Developer of "Geooh Live" about his Android app for Geocachers. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 270: Randomize LV

Mar 3, 2017 44:30

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It's just ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 for the two hundred seventieth edition of the GeoGearHeads as they talk about several smaller subjects. The first articles was from Geocaching.com about the souvenir to be awarded April 13th. Next we learned from Engadget what happened with the Amazon outage this week. Then there were just two phones from Mobile World Congress 2017 which got people talking – the BlackBerry KEYone review and the Nokia 3310. The most interesting thing at the show (in our opinions) was the Oppo 5X Dual Camera Zoom tech (as covered by BGR). Limax also emailed looking for experiences with Dropbox Paper, hoping to use that as a replacement for Evernote. Then the guys talked about the new Private Groups ( & iOS) in Glympse. Finally, news from Engadget about a new battery technology to wrap up the discussion. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 269: State of Munzee 2017

Feb 24, 2017 01:01:39

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For the two hundred sixty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads we hear from MrV (Munzee President) about what's happen in their world. Before that we tackled feedback from The Happy Hodag! who shared the website compiling rules for specific regions of Wisconsin, and rragan about data in foreign lands, his experience with Red Roaming, and the upcoming roaming changes in the EU. Then Rob talked about the fund raising by Munzee and the players for Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation. He also talked a little about the new ZeeOps and the upcoming April Tea Party events (check the calendar). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 268: Randomize LIV

Feb 17, 2017 01:01:01

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Danno (Team Pugatch) is back to talk through a variety of subjects for the two hundred sixty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The conversation was kicked off with an e-mail from Superted about caching apps compatible with older version of iOS in preparation for the Geocaching Classic app shut down. Next was Tick_Magnet looking for advice on a new phone and service. Cedar & Co. shared some advice for Earthcache Owners. Last was the "AR games like 'Pokemon Go' need a permit in Milwaukee" article from Engadget. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 267: Mega/Giga-Events I

Feb 10, 2017 51:55

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For the two hundred sixty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads Heather Feather and ChrisOfTheNorthWest talk about Mega and Gigaevents scheduled for 2017. Check out the Geocaching.com maintained "Upcoming Mega-Events" bookmark list for upcoming mega and gigaevents. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 266: Road Caching X

Feb 3, 2017 50:07

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Memfis Mafia is back for the two hundred sixty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads but this time he's talking about his latest geocaching adventure. The primary target was the 5/5 virtual cache "Ed Watson was a Bad Man" (GCF353) but the group also hosted a few events (including GC6X1H7 and GC6X2XM). We also heard from rragan about the "Night Owl Donut Leap" (GC64CJW) event and the "Dollars to Doughnuts" (GC6BGRA) mystery cache. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 265: Randomize LIII

Jan 27, 2017 48:08

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For the two hundred sixty-fifith edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, and Sherminator18 went through several smaller subjects. rragan wrote in about his "Welcome to Silicon Valley" (GC6F7TT) which he used the "Hyperlapse from Instagram" app to create the puzzle video. Sherminator18 brought her own question about multi-caches on the Garmin eTrex 30x. Astronut shared the new Beartooth option for communicating between smartphone outside of cell range, and the Universal Lit Up Glove to help Cachers see the cache in the dark. There's also a "Cachly Geocaching - Android Version" GoFundMe campaign. There was also news of a Geocacher in Lancashire needing rescue from the very remote area about a kilometer from a road. But Astronut brought us back to tech stories with the news that iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 devices support the Japanese QZSS system. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 264: Geocaching in Education I

Jan 20, 2017 49:20

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Doc Firewoman shares some of her experience using Geocaching in Education for the two hundred sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 263.6: Dream Big Geocaching Promo

Jan 18, 2017 10:10

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In this special release Shrkb8-ktd tells us about the new Dream Big trackable partnership. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 263: Cache Loads I

Jan 13, 2017 57:58

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For the two hundred sixty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads benandjayme, ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 talk about loading caches for offline use. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 262: Live Streaming II

Jan 6, 2017 01:05:33

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The topics for the two hundred sixty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads is Live Streaming video of your Geocaching adventures. The geocachingvlogger and Memfis Mafia joined ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 for the discussion of the subject last given a show back on episode 208. Before that they mentioned the new Garmin InReach announcement from CES. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 261: Cachly 2.0

Dec 30, 2016 41:12

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For the two hundred sixty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads zedsaid – the Developer of Cachly 2.0 – returns to fill us in on the new features and the some in the works. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 260: Randomize LII

Dec 23, 2016 55:30

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For the two hundred sixtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, and gslink&slinkymama (of "Geocache Talk") take on a variety of topics. The first item on the agenda was a correction by Sherminator18 to "GGH 252: Virtual Caching Bag I." Sadly the one feature of Cachebot that had made it a recommendation (the push notifications) have been removed and will not be coming back. So that app is off the suggested apps list. Then L&N Railroad continued with more information about the FRS/GMRS bands and licenses in the U.S. JerseyEric had an issue with the Demo Mode on Garmin eTrex line. There wasn't much about it in the user manual or GPS Mode Settings. On an important, but non-Geocaching related point, Wanzong asked about password managers. "1Password" and "LastPass" were the popular ones DarrylW4 initially suggested. The guys also found the How-To Geek "Password Managers Compared: LastPass vs KeePass vs Dashlane vs 1Password" and the "How Secure Is My Password?" site. Back to Geocaching – MO Baggins shared his "DGS: The Dirtbags TB Safehouse" (GC6R759) which he setup in his yard. Gary shared the iMore "Best Touchscreen Gloves for Winter" article. Then last up was the news about that "Galileo declares Initial Services" from GPS World and the "Russian resupply ship destroyed en route to International Space Station" from Engadget. Team MavEtJu reminded us to mention the Geocaching Australia Summer Scavenger Series. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 259: 3D Printing V

Dec 16, 2016 01:04:23

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Anteaus, cnlson, and Sherminator18 talk about getting into 3D Printing of Geocaches for the two hundred fifty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. They focused on the FFF/FDM style 3D Printers and talked about the Makerbot Replicator 2, Malyan M150, Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer, portabee go, Powerspec Ultra 3D, and Wanhao Duplicator i3 they've used. Limax email about the safety of birds around 3D Printers. cnlson found the Science Direct article which provided a little insight into the hazard of the particles. They went through several of the materials used in FFF printers (ABS, PLA, PETG, Nylon, TPE, and TPU). For sealing, Anteaus recommends the Krylon Crystal Clear (and Rite-in-the-rain logs). Some more tools mentioned are; Slicers Cura Slic3r Simplify3d craftware All3DP's list CAD OpenSCAD TinkerCAD Sketchup Blender Netfabb Wikipedia's list Printer Control OctoPrint Model Sources Thingiverse Myminifactory 3Dwarehouse GrabCAD Pinshape Some good references for print quality troubleshooting are on All3DP and Simplify3D. There's also help on finishing the prints on Makerbot. The extra conversation can be found on Patreon. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 258: Geocaching.com Insights II

Dec 9, 2016 59:43

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Rock Chalk is back for the two hundred fifty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk more about the happenings at Geocaching.com HQ. Limax provided the only feedback in this episode about the previous show. The new podcast has only one episode but they plan to release at least one each month. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 257: Trackable Partnerships I

Dec 2, 2016 43:18

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For the two hundred fifty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads Shrkb8-ktd and Carly talk about the Trackable Partnerships. Shrkb8-ktd wrote the "4 Legendary Trackables Every Geocacher Should Find article for the Geocaching Blog, but a more extensive list is available in the "Promotion Examples" help desk article. The current promotion is Urban Adventures. Watch the Facebook page and newsletter for news about the promotions. You can find out more about partnering through the "Partner with us" and "Brand Promotions" pages. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 256: Canadian Takeover

Nov 25, 2016 38:59

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debaere and LANMonkey take over the show for the two hundred fifty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. They start with feedback from Sloth96 about PQs on GPSRs, including using the Project-GC PQ Splitter. Then they moved on to talking about geocaching across the border. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 255: Ciphers II

Nov 18, 2016 55:05

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Ciphers are again the topic for the two hundred fifty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads as Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" talks us through solving them. Some resources she mentioned were: ACA Cipher Listing Cryptogram solver Rumkin Cryptocrack Bion's Gadgets Geocaching Toolbox "How To Puzzle Cache" Sujojeepers' Caches In feedback we heard from chrispt about GMSR licenses and HAM Radio Bands, and Team MavEtJu about the movement of the ground in New Zealand according to University of Nevada Geodetic Laboratory. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 254: Getting Good Coords II

Nov 11, 2016 42:14

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For the two hundred fifty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 had some issue tripping over their words. The show was to have been an update to "GGH 094: Getting Good Coords I" (which is still worth checking out). brilang pointed out that the Geocaching.com article "1.3. How to get accurate coordinates" had been updated and recommends the "GPS Averaging" app for Android users. The discussion about the coordinate system included "World Geodetic System, Latitude, and Longitude before talking about converting between degrees and degrees minutes. First, Limax found the GMRS page on the FCC site they were looking for during last week's show, and chrispt found a breakdown on GMRS for HAMs. Team MavEtJu also made the correction to the misspoken "Geocaching.com.au" last week. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 253: Randomize LI

Nov 4, 2016 51:29

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 run through several topics for the two hundred fifty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads – the fifty-first Randomize show. Darryl started the conversion with his experience with location issues on iOS 10.1 fixed by resetting the Network Settings. Team MavEtJu shared that his Lighthouse virtual caches on Geocaching.au has been completed (map) using Wikipedia and Lighthouses.org.au as references. Following up to "GGH 251: GPSR Picking II" we heard from L&N Railroad on the Garmin GPSMAP 64st while Team Pugatch mentioned his Magellan eXplorist GC and Garmin eTrex 20x. He then wrote about moving his wife from Geocaching® to Cachly. Finally he wanted some information about walkie-talkies. Darryl found the following options for a pair at less than $100US through Amazon; Motorola MH230R 23-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) Uniden GMR1635-2 22-Channel 16-Mile Range FRS/GMRS Battery Operated Two-Way Radios - Set of 2 - Black Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) Motorola MS350R 35-Mile Talkabout Waterproof 2-Way Radio (Pair) Chris found the "FCC eliminates GMRS regulatory fee" blog post about the GMRS licenses. We also heard from Rock Chalk at Geocaching.com about the beta of the "My Lists" feature available to Premium Members. Last on the rundown was the Engadget article "Six next-gen battery technologies." The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 252: Virtual Caching Bag I

Oct 28, 2016 43:15

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For the two hundred fifty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 talk about several apps and online resources to help Geocachers. Smartphone Apps (Android & iOS) Geocaching® App (Android|iOS) Glympse (Android|iOS) Geofriends (Android|iOS) Android c:geo ANT+ Plugin Sampler Cachebox - with Geocaching API GCC - GeoCache Calculator Geocache Placer GPX Viewer iOS Cachly Cachebot Geocaching Toolkit iGCT CoordCalc ROT13 Geocaching Buddy Wherigo TBScan Pathtags Pocket Earth Offline Maps & Travel Guides (Pro) Commander Compass GPS Data Web Project-GC Geocaching Toolbox JaVaWa GPS Visualizer Google Image Search What3Words GeoRoadbook The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 251: GPSR Picking II

Oct 21, 2016 59:58

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ChrisOfTheNorthWest, DarrylW4, and Limax talk about picking GPSRs and some of their selections for the two hundred fifty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show was prompted by an e-mail from Hudson Family looking for suggestions on picking their first GPSR. The last show about selecting a GPSR was "GGH 199: GPSR Picking I" nearly a year ago. Team MavEtJu chimed in on Google+ to let us know what is needed for him to by a new one. Some of the picks by the panel were; ACR ResOLink+ Aqualink DeLorme inReach SE inReach Explorer Garmin eTrex 10 eTrex 20x eTrex 30x GPSMAP 64 GPSMAP 64st Oregon 750 Oregon 750t Magellan eXplorist GC eXplorist 310 eXplorist 510 SPOT Spot Gen3 The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 250: Roading Caching IX

Oct 14, 2016 59:09

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The LANMonkeys are back to talk about their summer Geocaching Trip for the two hundred fiftieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. They went on a Landsharkz organized Alaskan Cruise and have been posting about it to the their blog. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 249: Randomize L

Oct 8, 2016 34:55

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It's a night battling issues for the two hundred forty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. ChrisOfTheNorthWest, LANMonkey, and witzend. Once underway they started with a question from Limax on public lists. Next Team MavEtJu shared news about the "Sutherland Shire Geocachers Moral Support Bandage Bear." The "Galileo Initial Services looming" from GPS World talks about the pending operational launch of the Galileo system. Then its the news that Google shut down Project Ara. But the Otterbox UNIVERSE Case System gives smartphone users some of those upgrade options. Also discussed was the 22,000 km Car-Free Bike Path Across Canada coming in 2017. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 248: Puzzles V

Sep 30, 2016 42:21

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For the two hundred forty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" is back for more on Puzzles. Before they got into that, TheWoodenRadio emailed to let us know that his local library has 3D Printers. The it was straight into the e-mail from ZQX with several questions. As for geocaches from which Hiders can learn, ePeterso2's Puzzle Solving 101 Series, "Geodyssey" (GC5CJ31), "Game On! #1: Playing the Game of Thrones" (GC61D6M), and "Triple Word Search" (GC6NXY6) were suggested. As for new things in the world of puzzles, What3words has become popular, Geocaching Toolbox received new features, Puzzle Fight Club was a good idea which might spread, and Certitude had it's millionth correct solution. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 247: 3D Printed Caches IV

Sep 23, 2016 49:11

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Anteaus, cnlson, ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 talk about 3D Printed Geocache Containers for the two hundred forty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. There's more than 80 objects on tagged with Geocache on Thingiverse with only some being containers. Anteaus and cnlson shared the following as some of their favorites; Mushroom container by mroek A-Mazing Box by wizard23 guitar pick box by MikeT71 (printed as a prize for dsvmusic) But not not use Grenade Container by 2Bzki as a geocache! Centrifugal Puzzle Box by Maundy Container tube for 120mm film roll by gcardinal Geocaching container Mini – Watertight w. magnet by Emanuel_Stassar Geocache Container with text by Emanuel_Stassar Pragmatic Puzzle Box v2 by gruppler Secret Stash Box by jim_sab LEGO-Cache by Nr5Alive GeoCache Puzzle Container by Chris Then for more durable geocaches, the new Dishwasher-safe nylon, PLA, and colorFabb_HT might be good options. jonnybgoode9 mentioned his &auot;Not Just For Kids" (GC41VE2) cache. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 246: GPSR v. Smartphone I – Take 2

Sep 16, 2016 01:16:18

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For the two hundred forty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads LANMonkey battles for the GPSR against scottberks for the Smartphone to determine which is the ultimate Geocaching device. After the debate the panel discussed some questions from Laantje, but the show kicked off with discussion about adding the GeoGearHeads recordings to your calendar and feedback from TheWoodenRadio about OpenMapChest.org. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 245: GPSR Maps I

Sep 9, 2016 46:46

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For the two hundred forty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk about loading free map options onto your Garmin GPSR. debaere , ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 first talked about TheWoodenRadio's feedback on the junk hides and new Cachers, and about the new that Geocaching.com won't be shutting down their classic app this month. The shared some resources; GPSFileDepot OSM Map On Garmin/Download GMapTool USA OSM Topo Routable Limax submitted the Maps4Me for Magellan Users Garmin MapInstall and MapManager for the Mac Trail Maps Switchbacks.com Northwest Trails The Ontario Trails Project (featured on GGH 060: Ontario Trails Project) JerseyEric also asked about the routable maps and "Free maps for Garmin brand GPS devices from OpenStreetMap." The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 244: Randomize XLIX

Sep 2, 2016 57:42

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scottberks (of "What's Up Internet Podcast"), ChrisOfTheNorthWest, and DarrylW4 cover a bunch of subjects for the two hundred forty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Team MavEtJu e-mailed about Geosportz2016. JerseyEric asked about the lack of support for the Garmin Communicator Plugin. They also discussed the "A new bill called 'Pidgey's Law' aims to force the removal of Pokestops in Pokemon Go" article and the TBScan app for iOS. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 243: rhendy

Aug 26, 2016 45:26

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rhendy talks about some of his hides for the two hundred forty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. Check his YouTube channel for more. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 242: Blogging I

Aug 19, 2016 51:24

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DudleyGrunt and Mr.Yuck talk about blogging for the two hundred forty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. They talked about the "OpenCaching North America Geocaching Blog" and their experiences on the sixth anniversary of OpenCaching NA. Outside of their blog, they recommend checking out the following blogs: The Geocaching Junkie Peanuts or Pretzels Only Googlebot reads this blog HeadHardHat LANMonkey The Bitchy Cacher Washknight Memfis Mafia The Gardners Cache Crazy The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 241: Tech for Event Support II

Aug 12, 2016 48:41

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The tech used to support events is the topic for the two hundred forty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. cnlson, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talked briefly about tools to help before the event, but referred back to "GGH 120: Working Together I" went into more depth. The also talked about tools like GSAK, GPS Babel, and Garmin basecamp for loading the unpublished or private geocaches on to GPSRs. Then they mentioned the "Unpublished Caches on Smartphones for Events" page Darryl created for the smartphone users. cnlson recommends the iDrive ONE as an option for WiFi distribution of the GPX files at an event. Glympse was mentioned as a way to track participants at events. More information about that can be had from the "GGH 126: Glympse" episode. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 240: Smartphone Caching V

Aug 5, 2016 01:10:06

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The Bad Cop, DarrylW4. scottberks, and shortyknits talk about geocaching with a smartphone for the two hundred fortieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 239: Randomize XLVIII

Jul 30, 2016 43:17

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For the two hundred thirty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk through several smaller topics. First up were a couple of tips from Cedar & Co. Then of all the stories about Pokémon Go, there were a few interesting ones the guys mentioned; iMore: Nearly 4,000 show up for Pokémon Go launch event in Toronto Engadget: Robbers used 'Pokémon Go' to lure their victims Gizmodo: No, A Man Didn't Cause a Major Car Accident While Playing Pokémon Go iMore: Police mistakenly identify three Pokémon Go players as drug dealers iMore: Pokémon Go can be a huge security risk here's how to play privately! iMore: Pokémon Go parents guide: What you and your child need to know! Astronut sent in the very interesting article from Space News Feed titled "Seeing the satnav for the trees." Another article titled "Australia's latitude and longitude coordinates out by more than 1.5 metres, scientists say" submitted by Team MavEtJu talks about the movement of the earth. The iMore article "Best iPhone bike mounts to withstand the toughest trails" was shared as a good resource to check out bike mounts and Engadget's "The best USB battery packs" for selecting a good external battery for the field and travel. But the "I accidentally broke the super-rugged Cat S60 smartphone" article generated some discussion about how fragile even the most rugged devices can be. Then there was the news that " iOS 10 warns when your Lightning port gets wet" which sounds like a good idea. Finally, the "US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication" article looked at a report which might change the was we log-in. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 238: GPSR v. Smartphone I

Jul 22, 2016 22:54

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Tragedy struck during the recording of the two hundred thirty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads when DarrylW4's internet connection went out. This audio is only the first portion of the intended debate with LANMonky and scottberks. The show will be rescheduled for a later time – hopefully early September. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 237: Geocaching.com Guidelines III

Jul 16, 2016 01:00:30

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We're honored to have Rock Chalk back for the two hundred thirty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. We started by talking about the Mission GC souvenirs available in July and August. Rock Chalk shared a little about the increased interested in Geocaching thanks to the release of Pokémon Go. Then the rest of the show was talking about Challenge Caches. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 236: lullabye4u

Jul 9, 2016 45:17

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We talk with lullabye4u for the two hundred thirty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads about her puzzle boxes and other favorited geocaches. She sent a PDF of some puzzle container designs for other Geocachers to check out and talked through the containers she and kaput360 designed and built for "Battle with the Jabberwocky: AIW #12" (GC6DZXK), "Down The Rabbit Hole: Alice In Wonderland #19" (GC6J61F), "!Amazeballs!" (GC5VCRF), and "It's All Fun & Games until Someone Divides by Zero" (GC5ME15). Lee! also sent in feedback about limiting a Pocket Query to a state, province, or country. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com  

GGH 235: Randomize XLVII

Jul 2, 2016 48:50

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For the two hundred thirty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads we have a collection of smaller subjects to discuss. gslinkandslinkymama (of "Geocache Talk"), LANMonky (of "Caching in the North West"), The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 kicked off the show with a correction by Team MavEtJu on the speed of Bluetooth. Next was coverage of Garmin's press release on the new Oregon 700, 750, and 750t. Nighthawk700 provided some insight to the Connect IQ apps (now on handhelds with the new 700 series) thanks to a posting and discussion in Garmin's Developer forum. Sherminator18 is probably a little disappointed as her eTrex 30x doesn't due the new wireless transfers but she's looking for a way to get the caches from her phone to the GPSR. Stevenw54 e-mailed after attending "Cachin' the Bay" (GC5Z4XF) thanking us for the information in "GGH 168: Attending Megas." He then added the tip to load and test Wherigo cartridges you might need before heading to the event. Also on Wherigo, Snowy1 e-mailed about doing Wherigos from a tablet. DarrylW4 provided links to WhereYouGo and whereIgo from the Google Play Store and the WhereYouGo app did the trick. We also heard that Cachly is loosing their offline tile provider in the coming weeks. JerseyEric shared that someone Periscoped their find on his "Northern Boards" (GC6HMRA) cache. In other news coming on the day of recording, Google announced through their Maps blog the arrival of multiple destinations in the Android version of Google Maps app (iOS will follow soon). Then they wrapped up the conversation with the news from GPSWorld about the launch of GLONASS satellite 53 to replenish their constellation. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 234: Geocaching.com Search I

Jun 25, 2016 47:46

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Ben of Geocaching.com (caching under benandjayme) talks about the new search tool on Geocaching.com for the two hundred thirty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He updated us with the work done since "GGH 160.5: Geocaching.com Advanced Search Preview," talked about where the product is now, and some of the places they're taking it. Feedback from Gjhimages, Limax, and Sherminator18, Wet_Coaster were also covered in this show. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 233: GIFF 2016

Jun 18, 2016 42:10

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Alex and Reid talk about the Geocaching International Film Festival on the two hundred thirty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 232: Cachy I

Jun 11, 2016 47:19

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zedsaid – the Developer of Cachly – joined scottberks, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 for the two hundred thirty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The newest iOS Geocaching app has created a new fan in scottberks and convinced The Bad Cop to buy it while DarrylW4 continues to use it more with each update. Check out what zedsaid had to say about the development of the app, the app itself, and even how the app was responsible for less than half of his finds being logged on Geocaching.com. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 231: Tips & Tricks I

Jun 4, 2016 51:34

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Doc Firewoman, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 share tips and tricks for Geocachers on the two hundred thirty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the tips came from Axeman22, Giraffe015, Dogliest Cache, Lullabye4u, JR and Juju, Stevenw54, Team Pugatch, coon&bud, Limax, and Sherminator18. Congratulations to Axeman22 for the winning the drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 230: Trip Planning I

May 28, 2016 48:13

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For the two hundred thirtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads Sherminator18, shortyknits, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 discussed planning for geocaching trips. The web site furkot came up several times, as did Project-GC. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 229: Randomize XLVI

May 21, 2016 01:02:13

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Rock Chalk joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred twenty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first story was "SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE; GPS registers most accurate signal yet" followed by "GPS World: SpaceX awarded GPS III satellite launch contract." Next, Starkacher asked about a listing of smartphone geocaching app. We pointed him to GGH203 and Darryl's list of GPX compatible smartphone apps. JerseyEric asked about sleep modes on modern Garmin GPSRs and mounting one to his bicycle. Garmin's own Bike/cart Mount and the RAM Mounts were recommended, plus GGH176 for more about gear on your bike. butrflygirl asked about accessing offline lists in Cachly and Wet_Coaster asked about centering maps on the Geocaching® apps. Team Dastardly sent in audio about issues in his area with someone stealing or vandalizing caches. Finally Dogliest Cache wanted opinions on territories. Before we wrapped up Rock Chalk shared a little about the Celebrate Get Outdoors Month 2016 which will be open to all cachers on June 11th. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 228: Podcasting II

May 14, 2016 01:02:06

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The Bad Cop, debaere, LANMonkey, and Sherminator18 talk about the world of podcasting for the two hundred twenty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Geocaching Podcast Profile series has been talking with various Podcasters about their experiences. LANMonkey suggested looking at Samson USB microphones or a Blue Yeti for Podcasters looking to get started, then Audacity or Garage Band for recording and editing. DarrylW4 left the recommendations of a Sennheiser PC 8 USB headset or Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB micro and Audio-Technica ATH-T200 headset for the solo podcast host. For those looking to do multiple hosts in the same room, something like the Sennheiser MD 46 microphones, Mackie 802VLZ4 mixer, PreSonus AudioBox interface to the computer, and Sony MDR-7506 headsets to build out the rig as needed. LANMonkey talked about hosting through Archive.org and Libsyn. Podcast Producers will want to register their show with iTunes through iTunes Podcast Connect. Some of the means for live connections mentioned were Google Hangouts on Air, Blab, Ringr, and Skype. Congratulations to Astronut for the winning the drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 227: Geocaching.com Insights I

May 6, 2016 56:59

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For the two hundred twenty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads we get a little view behind the scenes at Geocaching.com thanks to Rock Chalk. LeofricH emailed about the Block Party and Lost and Found events. Sherminator18 asked via Google+ if there was anything planned for 2016 like the Road Trip last summer. We also talked about the Challenge Caches and process undergone during the moratorium. Then Limax and Sherminator18 asked about search features. Plus there were plenty of comments in the Live Q&A throughout the show. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 226: Randomize XLV

Apr 30, 2016 49:55

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debaere returns to talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about several smaller topics for the two hundred twenty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The discussion started with an email from Lafitefl about using stickers and any news about the Challenge Cache Moratorium. Wet_Coaster also emailed wanting to know about trip planning. Next up was Phone Scoop's article "DeWalt Debuts MD501 Rugged Smartphone." Congratulations to Loontrackers for the winning iTunes review and to Limax for the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 225: Boating III

Apr 23, 2016 47:43

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randallh talks about multi-day kayaking trips for the two hundred twenty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Happy Hodag! sent in feedback about the Attribute Icons. randallh started off with information about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 and water trails (like Black Canyon National Water Trail and Lake Tahoe Water Trail). He also mentioned finding caches like "Horseshoe Bend" (GC1VHEK), "Devil's Tower" (GC1PA1F), "Hot Spring Petroglyphs" (GCB3A4), and a DNF on "Kayak 10 --- Paddle-Portage-Paddle" (GC2CCKT). He suggests the American Whitewater site for more information including the ratings on the trails. Also check out the "Geocaching Podcast Profile" series for interviews with the hosts of several shows, including this one. Congratulations to zb007 for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS Stitcher Social Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 224: Project-GC.com IV

Apr 16, 2016 55:42

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For the two hundred twenty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads we're talking about the new features added to Project-GC. Just before the show the new Advanced Search was released in beta. The majority of the show was dedicated to talking about the TB Rescue feature. There were also questions from Limax, StridentUK, and Wet_Coaster. Congratulations to Team MavEtJu for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 223: Geocaching App I

Apr 9, 2016 44:05

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Nate Irish (OpinioNate) talks about the Geocaching® apps on the two hundred twenty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. DarrylW4 mentioned his list of GPX capable smartphone apps used at the recent Belle Isle event. There were questions from Wet_Coaster, Sherminator18, JR and Juju, green_words, and TheWoodenRadio. Congratulations to Limax for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 222: Law Enforcement Agencies I

Apr 2, 2016 50:15

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk with Rock Chalk about Law Enforcement Agencies and Geocaching (inspired by his blog post "Geocaching and Law Enforcement Agency Partnership") for the two hundred twenty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first topic was the changes to the search on Geocaching.com (look for more on that in The Geocaching Blog in the coming week). Then we heard from The Happy Hodag! that the Canadian version of Where's George is Where's Willy. After all that they got into the main topic and heard from LeofricH, Doc Firewoman, TheTowerOfSong, Team MavEtJu (who spotted joshwolftree's "The Dangers of Nightcaching with a beard in a urban enviroment" Reddit post), and Anteaus. Congratulations to Doc Firewoman for submitting the winning feedback, and to KK6ZLY for the winning iTunes review. Thanks to Project-GC.com and CoinsAndPins.com for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 221: Randomize XLIV

Mar 26, 2016 49:07

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Michael Miller (of Cache and Release) joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred twenty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. This Randomize edition kicked off with feedback from Michael that Looking4Cache (Pro and Lite) supports logging with unique logs, trackables, and photos for each of the accounts signed in through the app. Next up was the news of the "Geocaching International Film Festival 2016." Videos from the previous GIFFs are posted on the official site, and the entire 2015 reel is on YouTube. Then it was onto several articles about global positioning satellite systems; From GPSWorld; "Galileo 9 and 10 now broadcasting navigation messages" European Commission's European GNSS Service Centre website From GPSWorld; "Two Galileo satellites scheduled for May launch" From GPSWorld; "Final GPS IIF satellite joins constellation" From Schriever Air Force Base; "50 SW to dispose of two GPS satellites" From GPSWorld; "GPS III navigation payload to be all digital" From GPSWorld; "Northrop Grumman awarded contract for GPS modernization" Last on the list was the story on Engadget – "Wrong house gets torn down based on a Google Maps error." Congratulations to Loontrackers for submitting the winning question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 220: Logging II

Mar 19, 2016 01:10:20

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For the two hundred twentieth edition of the GeoGearHeads Sherminator18, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 discuss logging of geocaches. The discuss started with the formating for markdown on Geocaching.com. Then lwillett wanted some input about logging for power trails. Dogliest Cache asked about a few logging etiquette issues before the panel got into some of their dream features for logging. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 219: 3D Printed Cache III

Mar 12, 2016 01:09:18

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For the two hundred nineteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads Anteaus, TAZ427 (of "The Geocaching Podcast"), LANMonkey (of ""), and DarrylW4 talk about 3D Printed Geocaches. dsvmusic's question about longest, biggest print kicked off the discussion. The next voice questions came from Team Pugatch and Sherminator18 about weatherproofing. Billy Robson called in about issues with a print and carbon fiber filament. Limax called asking whether the panel has a location in mind before printing. Ed2Ed shared his experience with 3D Printed elements in his "Time Crystal Hunt" series – see the "Time Crystal Portal" (GC5M54B) cache. J6family emailed about 3D Printers. Per the recommendations of "3D Printing Today" the Craftbot PLUS and Printrbot Simple as good starter units. Anteaus also mentioned the LulzBot TAZ 5 as a previously picked best. Team Pugatch also mentioned the Glowforge. IN_Darel asked about heated beds. Then scottberks asked about some of the costs and availability of 3D Printing materials. Last we heard from JR & Juju asking about different methods. Congratulations to dsvmusic for submitting the winning question. Thanks to Anteaus for 3D Printing this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 218: Randomize XLIII

Mar 5, 2016 01:05:44

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For the two hundred eighteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads we have Gary (gslinkandslinkymama) of "Cache And Release," scottberks of "Geocaching Podcast", The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk about a variety of topics. Jesse Tuttle AFK joined at the top of the show for a look at MOGA 2016. We also received a voicemail from Limax about Looking4Cache. Then 3Hams&aRose also commented on Looking4Cache and the crew talked about Cachly. The Bad Cop mentioned the AppShopper. LeofricH wrote in about GeoTours. Tanjent wrote in about the new Project-GC Log Similarity. Nighthawk700 wrote in about Garmin Signs Purchase Agreement to Acquire DeLorme. Also mentioned was "ZAGG and Mophie to Combine, Creating Diversified Leader in Mobile Accessories." Congratulations to Wet_Coaster and butrflygirl for submitting the winning question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com and MOGA 2016 for their donations of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 217: Boating II

Feb 27, 2016 49:31

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Aaron Weed (of CoinsAndPins) talks more with us about boat geocaching for the two hundred seventeenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He last joined us for "GGH 179: Boating I." The conversation started with feedback from TheWoodenRadio who provided a link to "Safely caching by KAYAK during the winter" thread in the Maryland Geocaching Society forums. After the discussion about boating Aaron talked about some of the new CoinsAndPins.com products including the Flying Guardian Dragon Trio which both The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 ordered after the show. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 216: Cache Series I

Feb 20, 2016 53:38

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Lookout Lisa and kidvegas19 (of Cache Advance) talk about geocaching series and Geotours for the two hundred sixteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. They're part of the team that launched the Spokane History Geotour. Team MavEtJu wrote about his series of virtual geocaches based on Engineers Australia Historical committee recognized locations. He also mentioned the "Der Blaumilchkanal" series, and that your try Googling it. Limax wrote to tell us about the posting to a local Facebook Group about a Geotour to be used as a cautionary tale. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 215: Puzzles IV

Feb 13, 2016 49:53

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For the two hundred fifteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day" returns to talk about puzzle geocache hides. The first voicemail came from Limax. Next was Mercuryturtle. Jennifer referenced "AlfaBet Soup" (GCXE6G), "NPC#9 The triple 30-step enigma" (GC3WG14), "Mother Of All Puzzles" (GC2153M), the "Master of Mystery" series, "Russian Doll Cryptocache" (GCN829), "Mom-n-Andy's Cipher Challenge" (GC2CCV4), and "Russian Doll Cryptocache" (GCN829). Sherminator18's email was followed by Team Pugatch's voicemail. Then emails from ZQX (Jennifer mentioned the "Introduction to Ciphers and Codes"), CodeJunkie, and iHam. The recording from Anteaus referenced geocheckers on which we did an show more than a year ago – "GGH 150: Puzzles II." The last two questions came as voicemails from Carrot Killer and Billy Robson. JR & Juju called in to recommend the "How to Puzzle Cache" book. Jennifer added the "Puzzle Cache Practice" and Puzzle Solving 101 Series by ePeterso2 as well. Anteaus also told us about Geodyssey. Congratulations to ZQX for submitting the winning question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 214: Caching Ethics I

Feb 6, 2016 01:04:37

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Rock Chalk, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk over some geocaching ethics questions for the two hundred fourteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Team MavEtJu wrote in about a cache hider who dropped a request on his caches (see "9th Australian Scout Jamboree - 1970-1971" (GC65ZHE) or "The Home Run" (GC69DTB)) in response to last week's comments about video logs for a cache, but resurrected the conversation about what to post in videos of geocaching. Most of the conversation points in this episode came from randallh. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 213: Randomize XLII

Jan 30, 2016 54:09

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The geocachingvlogger, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 discuss several topics on the two hundred thirteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Geocaching Vlogger opened by telling us a little about the Houma Travel GeoTour. Next was a correction from brilang about the logs switching from HTML to Markdown. Darryl recommended the reference by Graham King for those wanting to learn more about Markdown. Tanjent emailed about GGH212 – he checked out DarrylW4's profile, checked a few of the Jewocaching Day logs, and his longest log for comparison to the copy-and-paste logs (one and another) he took issue with in that show. Limax called in a logging story about his experience at "Hydration Station" (GCG7AR). Mark of Oh Beep! shared in the Live Q&A about their "That Donkey Looks A Bit Pony" (GC658F7) cache which uses a Periscope video posted to YouTube as the hint. Tentmantent wrote in response to GGH209 and his desire for Geocaching.com to include a found/discovered note at the top of the trackable page like they do for geocaches. Limax also left a voicemail about that show and his trackable experiences. Through the Live Q&A Wet_Coaster reminded us about the trackable Ontario, Canada License Plates. Then on trackable etiquette, Sherminator18 wrote about her experience with a Cacher and premature logging. On a happier note, BMars7391 emailed a link to the log from a Cacher who found the traveller in a thrift store. Team Pugatch emailed about "Track Kit" for iOS which records tracks from iPhones and iPads along with offline maps. Darryl shared the GPS World article "First GPS III satellite completes critical test." Congratulations to Sherminator18 for submitting the winning response for the live question. Thanks to GxProxy.com for their donation of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 212: Logging I

Jan 23, 2016 01:24:42

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Gary (gslinkandslinkymama) of "Cache And Release" joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred twelfth edition of the GeoGearHeads and a discussion about logging Geocaches. The voicemail from Team Pugatch (which also won the prize of a selection of geocache logs from CoinsAndPins.com) started the conversation, followed by another from JR & Juju. afishoutawater submitted her story of logging via email which tripped off the discussion about Geocaching.com's change in log format to Markdown (the "MarkdownDeep - Try It" page is a good resource to test your markdown logs and learn more about Markdown). Next up was audio from Anteaus, email from stevenw54, voicemail from Doc Firewoman, email from LeofricH, voicemail from Carrot Killer, emails from Team MavEtJu then CodeJunkie, voicemail from Sherminator18, then more emails from brilang and Wet_Coaster. The final voicemail of the show from Limax referred to his log on "Overlook the Ocean" (GC5A2FH). The last three emails of the show came from laantje, Glade-iators, and finally Tentmantent. Thanks to everyone who submitted their voicemails and emails for this episode, including those cut for time. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 211: Travelers III

Jan 16, 2016 48:55

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For the two hundred eleventh edition of the GeoGearHeads debaere, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk about geocaching travelers. Some of the trackable types mentioned were Geocaching.com, Geokrety, and Where's George. They also mentioned the Project-GC Discover Trackables tool. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 210: Smartphone Caching IV

Jan 9, 2016 57:51

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For the two hundred tenth edition of the GeoGearHeads shortyknits, scottberks, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk about geocaching with a smartphone. The Bad Cop found "GPS Averaging" for averaging waypoints on iOS. He also likes his "Monoprice 8,000 mAh battery." Darryl mentioned his "EZOPower iPhone 6 and 6S Battery Case with Bumper Protection," "Pop'n," "Pop'n 2," and "FosPower FOSPWB-10002 Water Proof" batteries. They also talked about the "Fre Power" case for weather protection and external battery power. shortyknits and scottberks use the "Otterbox Defender Series." The Bad Cop uses the Monoprice "Water Resistant/ WeatherProof Pouch." The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 209: Randomize XLI

Jan 2, 2016 01:21:56

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For the two hundred ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads we were joined by several of the Patrons for conversation on many subjects. On the panel were Carrot Killer, Limax, Team MavEtJu, subwaymark, TheWoodenRadio, with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4. The panel talked about the wishes for Geocaching.com features from Geuguy, Sherminator18, Susan225, Coon&Bud, lafitefl, excaliburrd, jonnybgoode9, Brilang, afishoutawater, Starkacher, Carrot Killer, Team Pugatch, Retro, and Team MavEtJu. Limax also looked into the radio frequencies mentioned in GGH206 for the goTenna and thinks they're using the MURS. The newly released Cachly iPhone app was also given a quick review. Congratulations to Geuguy for submitting the winning response for this week's question and to Susan225 for the live question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 208: Live Streaming I

Dec 25, 2015 01:00:02

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scottberks (of "Geocaching Podcast") joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to discuss live streaming of geocaching adventures for the two hundred eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the live streaming apps discussed were Periscope, Meerkat, Katch (this archives live feeds from the previous two but doesn't stream live), UStream, Facetime, Hangouts, and Skype. coon&bud submitted the "Periscope Marketing Tips From Broadcast Pros" article and asked a couple questions (Darryl mentioned his Foneso Extendable Selfie-portrait Aluminum Monopod Stick in response to one of those). Mark of the "Oh Beep!" podcast shared a couple of blog posts titled "More Tips For Periscoping and Geocaching" and "Tips for Periscoping and geocaching." Darryl referred to the Gizmdo post "Meerkat and Periscope Can Really Chew Through Your Precious Data" about the data usage of these apps. Scott talked about Periscoping from the "Martin-Baker" (GC2PW84) geocache in an F-14. Then the Periscope accounts for the panel are; Scott Berks The Bad Cop DarrylW4 Congratulations to hirtle for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 207: Cold Weather Caching I

Dec 19, 2015 57:28

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For the two hundred seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads Danno of Team Pugatch talks with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about geocaching in cold weather. He shared the article "Why Do Batteries Discharge More Quickly in Cold Weather?" yellowjeeperman also shared through Google+ the "Six Best Touchscreen Gloves" and "Making A Glove Work With A Touch Screen" articles to help touchscreen users. Congratulations to stevenw54 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 awarded to marcipanek. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 206: Randomize XL

Dec 12, 2015 01:10:38

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Sonny of Podcacher joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The selection of topics kicked off with the "UTC to retain leap second at least until 2023." Next up – discussion about the stress-test of Project-GC which can yield some lucky users with memberships. Feedback from ChrisRG and Billy Robson about GGH204 brought up several excellent points. There were also a couple articles – "ESA Declares Galileo 7 and 8 Fully Operational" and "Galileo 11 and 12 mission to launch Dec. 17" – about the continuing rollout of Galileo. Astronut shared the interesting goTenna device which allows for messaging and location sharing without data service. Finally Subwaymark submitted a few discussion topics to mull over. Congratulations to McAdies for submitting the winning response for this week's question and to Wet_Coaster for winning the live drawing. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 205: Munzee's Non-Munzees

Dec 5, 2015 01:06:26

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For the two hundred fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads DarrylW4 talks with MrV about Munzee's games other than their flagship. Most of the attention went to their latest addition – Wallabee. They're funding much of the improvements through a Kickstarter campaign. MrV mentioned SkipOkane (who was in the Live Q&A) and his "Skip's Lists" which include valuable information like "Stuff To Try." They also talked about the Eventzee photo scavenger hunt game and the new Runzee game on iOS and Android. Darryl plugged the coming Cache And Release Podcaster Extravaganza. Watch live for special prizes and to see The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 with the hosts from several other shows on December 13th. Congratulations to CodeJunkie for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 204: Road Caching VIII

Nov 28, 2015 59:01

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We talk about international road caching with debaere for the two hundred fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He suggests using Google Translate to convert the text of the cache pages before venturing into the field, then the mobile apps (Android and iOS) in the field. They also talked about Project Fi as a solution for the traveler to get mobile service in many countries. Congratulations to duke_19_62 for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 203: Smartphone Caching III

Nov 21, 2015 01:10:09

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For the two hundred third edition of the GeoGearHeads we return to smartphone geocaching. debaere, LANMonkey, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 began the conversation with the results of the question from last week which placed the official Geocaching.com apps for iOS as the most popular among the 35 responses. There was also a recommendation by JR and Juju for "Ampere." Next the panel looked at a selection of leading and interesting apps on Android and iOS; Android: Geocaching Intro (Free) c:geo (Free) CacheSense ($5.00) Demo (Free) GCDroid - Geocaching ($4.99, Free for Preview) Locus Free (Free) Pro ($7.99) Geocaching4Locus (Free) iOS Geocaching Intro (Free) AMAZE Lite (Free) Pro ($2.99) Cachebot (Free) Pro ($6.99) Geo Bucket (Free) Remove Ads ($3.99) GeoCaches In-app donations ($1.99 or $4.99) Looking4Cache Lite (Free) Pro ($8.99) Congratulations to gslinkandslinkymama for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 202: Randomize XXXIX

Nov 14, 2015 53:46

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Michael Miller (of Cache and Release) joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the two hundred second edition of the GeoGearHeads. The conversation started with the "Lock Those Trackables" post by scrapcat. Anteaus and Thavia wrote in about the GIFF Events. Darryl shared the results of voting from the event he attended. Michael shared the news about two new souvenirs coming up. excaliburrd asked about loading a GPSR from a mobile device. We pointed back to "GGH 109: GPSR Loads" and Darryl mentioned that he was told the GPSMap 64s allows transfer of a GPX through the BlueTooth transfer but hasn't been able to test it. Jim52 recommends the OziExplorer program. The article "Fitbit trackers can be hacked in '10 seconds'" caught Darryl's attention and Brad shared that he likes Matchup.io for its community. Thavia submitted the "Seattle's Famous 'Gum Wall' Is Getting Scraped Clean" article which affects a famous geocache (check the coverage in "Caching In The Northwest 119: LISTENER FEEDBACK" and "Podcacher Show 533.0: Interview with Jeremy Irish"). "Why Every GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled" submitted by brilang had the panel talking. Russell Atkinson (from GGH193) shared that "Cached Out" was now available on Audible. Congratulations to scrapcat for submitting the winning response for this week's question and to yellowjeeperman for winning the live drawing. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 201: Intercaching II

Nov 7, 2015 48:05

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ChileHead is back for the two hundred first edition of the GeoGearHeads for talk about GeoMob and Intercaching. Questions and comments from kc9gbo, debaere, brilang, Limax (who mentioned GC4Z4Y3), MavEtJu, and Wet_Coaster (who mentioned GC4Z1VA) we fielded during this show. Congratulations to dsms99 for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 200: Road Caching VII

Oct 31, 2015 50:06

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shortyknits and scottberks return for the two hundredth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about geocaching trips. Congratulations to TheTowerOfSong for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 199: GPSR Picking I

Oct 24, 2015 01:09:52

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For the one-hundred ninety-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads debaere (of "Only Googlebot Reads This Blog"), thecyr (of "Avoiding Chores"), The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk about how they pick GPSRs. Some of those picked were; Magellan eXplorist GC, Garmin eTrex 20x, Garmin eTrex 30x, Garmin eTrex Touch 25, Garmin GPSMAP 64s, Garmin GPSMAP 64st, Garmin GPSMAP 78s, Rino 650t, Garmin Oregon 600, Garmin fenix2, Delorme inReach Explorer. Anteaus emailed about the story in "DTNS 2605 ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MANS POWER" that caught his attention and the related "NASA's Version of Mr. Fusion" story. Congratulations to afishoutawater for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 198: Randomize XXXVIII

Oct 17, 2015 51:37

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Jennifer of teamajk and "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day"" returns to discuss a variety of topics for the one-hundred ninety-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. debaere left feedback about the show on solo geocaching and an article titled "What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road." DarrylW4 talked about an issue with the "2016 GeoGearHeads Patron Traveler Race" and premium caches. Then the panel talked about several articles in GPS World; "Ten Galileo Satellites Now in Orbit," "Galileo: Are We There Yet?," "China Launches 20th BeiDou Satellite with Hydrogen Clock," "GPS IIF-11 Set to Launch Oct. 30," and "ISRO: All 7 IRNSS Satellites in Orbit by March." Next up was the article about the camera that restricts photography at specific locations. Jennifer liked the story "GPS SmartSole Launches in Germany for Alzheimer’s Monitoring." The Bad Cop shared the story "Most Android phones are vulnerable due to lack of security patches." Congratulations to ed2ed for submitting the winning response for this week's question and Sproutter for the winning response to the live question. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 197: Caching Solo II

Oct 10, 2015 49:00

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Geocaching alone is the subject for the one-hundred ninety-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. DudleyGrunt, nativtxn, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 talk through some of the considerations when hitting the trail solo. The conversation was framed by feedback from a^shark, Thavia, DuneBuddy, gnies (and his log on GC4WYZX), brilang, Limax, 2eTango, Carrot Killer, yellowjeeperman, jcoreyc, Giraffe015, Team Pugatch, and J6family. Some tools for sharing location the panel suggested were Glympse, Waze, SPOT, and DeLorme inReach. DudleyGrunt and nativtxn suggested a few items to makes sure to carry, expanded from a list by American Hiking Society. DarrylW4 also mentioned his Automatic as his way to tell where he parked (and much more). Congratulations to a^shark for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 196: Community Partnership I

Oct 3, 2015 55:33

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We're talking about partnerships between Geocachers and business for the one-hundred ninety-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Craig Farrel (Executive Director of the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce) shared their experiences and numbers with the "West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour" and "West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h." Carrot Killer brought up the annual refresh of the JaxParks Challenge in the Live Q&A. BernieH wrote in about the "The Melbourne Event 2015" megaevent (GC5GCJ8) he's involved in organizing. DudleyGrunt wrote in about the "Geocaching Symposium 2015" (GC62CD6) by the APLCachers. Congratulations to KratzFamily5 for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 195: Project-GC.com III

Sep 26, 2015 54:07

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For the one-hundred ninety-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads Magnus (the Developer behind Project-GC.com) is welcomed back to talk more about the tool for Geocachers. He was previously on GGH166 and GGH122 – both shows with more information about the service not covered in this episode. And email from Tanjent shaped the first part of the show. Then questions from Limax, Wet_Coaster, and Team Pugatch in the Live Q&A shaped the rest of the show with a post from Sydney on Google+. Magnus shared the page for Membership as a good reference for those wanting an overview of the benefits of the paid membership, and their YouTube videos for visual guides to help use the service. Congratulations to Antihiro for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 194: Geocaching.com Guidelines II

Sep 19, 2015 41:43

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Rock Chalk comes back for the one-hundred ninety-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk with The Bad Cop and LANMonkey. Some of the questions fielded in this episode came from cjrickard, dsms99, Brilang, gslink&slinkymama, Team MavEtJu, Team_Pugatch, Geuguy, Anteaus, Limax, and Wet_Coaster. Congratulations to cjrickard for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 193: Randomize XXXVII

Sep 12, 2015 01:10:47

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Walt Grogan joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred ninety-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. DudleyGrunt and Wet_Coaster sent in more feedback about the "Needs Archive" log. StridentUK shared some links; "Ye Ole Survey Monuments," "Lakes Guides, bench marks," and "Waymarking Mobile." Limax asked about the information contained in a Pocket Query. Wet_Coaster also emailed about a situation his wife (green_words) encountered with one of her travelers – "Airstream Tag" (TB6KN7R). Tanjent emailed about the "plus+codes" site (which he found through an Engadget article). Walt mentioned the very difficult puzzle cache by Darth Leviosa – "$100 for 100: Darth Leviosa's 100th Hide" (GC60H65) – which carried a cash prize for the first validated finder and is still unclaimed after 20 days. Next was a reminder about the upcoming souvenir for International EarthCache Day. Then a little discussion about the discovered through another Engadget article. Last during this installment was a reminder that iOS Users should hold off on installing iOS 9 which is scheduled to rollout on September 16th. Congratulations to GManSan for submitting the winning response for this week's question and to Limax for winning the live drawing. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 192: Road Caching VI

Sep 5, 2015 01:02:47

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The LANMonkeys talked with DarrylW4 about their recent geocaching travels for the one-hundred ninety-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. They spoke of the "Helena Montana GeoTour" and "Spokane History GeoTour" which they hit this summer. They also mentioned their "Cueva Saturno - Karst-Cenote" (GC5NDGX) earthcache hid during their winter trip to Cuba. They talked about loading their Garmin eTrex 30 from their Microsoft Surface 3. Some of the tools used were GSAK, Geocaching.com Pocket Queries, and Project-GC.com. Check out their YouTube channel for more on these adventures and much more. Congratulations to TeamOrville for submitting the winning response for this week's question and to jinta29 for his iTunes Review being drawn as the winning entry in the iTunes/Stitcher Reviews drawing. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 191: Going Caching 2015

Aug 29, 2015 58:17

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The Waysiders return for the one-hundred ninety-first edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about "Going Caching 2015" (GC5695A). The "Going Caching" (formerly "Going Coastal") events are in their sixth year and have been growing each year. From that website you can get more information about the seven kingdoms, cache cards, register, and more. QuesterMark also emailed about the "Lasting Impressions; A Glimpse into the Legacy of Surveying" book by Rhonda L. Rushing which might be of interest following last week's show. Also mentioned was the Hairbrained/4 Podcast Giveaway!. Congratulations to Carrot Killer for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 190: Benchmarking I

Aug 22, 2015 55:39

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For the one-hundred ninetieth edition of the GeoGearHeads MDSurveyor talk about Benchmarking. The discussion started with comments from dsms99, Wet_Coaster (who mentioned GC43F3), Geuguy, Team MavEtJu, Eric and Virginia (who mentioned "Scaredy Cat Films Benchmark Viewer"), and Axeman22. Some of the recommended resources are; Benchmark Hunting on Geocaching.com DSWORLD (view NGS marks in Google Earth) view NGS marks in Google Earth (web viewer) Android: BenchMap FindAControl iOS: FindMarkers Congratulations to Geuguy for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 189: Caching Electronics I

Aug 15, 2015 52:08

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Kev_MacD and Team_K1W1 return for the one-hundred eighty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about electronics in geocaches. The GeekBoys from the Vancouver Hack Space were on show "GGH 185: Hackspaces I" but joined us today for a little information about some of the geocaches they've placed which rely on electronics. Those discussed were; "CacheDuino" (GC274MK) "CacheDuino II" (GC2NPQQ) "GB PuzzleBox" (GC45R51) "GB Puzzle Box II" (GC4RTHN) "POV at Burnaby" (GC2WKCB) "POV at LLJ" (GC2WDTH) Congratulations to CodeJunkie for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 188: Randomize XXXVI

Aug 8, 2015 01:05:54

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For the one-hundred eighty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads the panel of five talks over several submissions from the GeoGearHeads audience. Cornell Finch ("UK Geocaching Podcast"), debaere ("Only Googlebot Reads This Blog"), and Mark ("Oh Beep!") join The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to start with an extensive discussion about "Needs Archive" logs (originally started in GGH186). JerseyEric called in about THE RAT's lack of a smartphone and listening to this show. Nighthawk700 shared his use of GSAK and the KMLCircles macro with FizzyCalc to maximize cache placements for some new hides. Following that work he discovered the update to Google Map V3 macro which would have made it easier. Finally the panel talked about a question from CountryQueen about getting in touch with new Geocachers and reaching out to mentor and help them avoid mistakes. can also enjoy the extra 40+ minute bonus show. Congratulations to Tanjent for submitting the winning response for this week's question and to CountryQueen for winning the live prize drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 187: Gadget Caches II

Aug 1, 2015 49:45

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For 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." Congratulations to 7 Iron for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 186: Randomize XXXV

Jul 25, 2015 01:04:32

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For 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. Congratulations to Questermark for submitting the winning response for this week's question and gslink&slinkymama for the winning response to this week's live question. Thanks to Thanks to Russ Atkinson for the of the weekly prize and Dr. Cachenstein for the of this week's live gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 185: Hackspaces I

Jul 18, 2015 51:33

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Three 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. Congratulations to Questermark for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Dr. Cachenstein for the of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 184: Puzzle Q&A II

Jul 11, 2015 59:59

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Audience 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. Congratulations to Billy Robson for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to "How to Puzzle Cache" for the of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 183: Ingress I

Jul 4, 2015 01:02:52

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Ingress 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. Congratulations to Those_guys for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 182.6: UK MEGA 2015 – The Monologue

Jul 1, 2015 14:29

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Yorkie63 of the UK MEGA Essex 2015 recorded some audio solo with more information. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 182: UK MEGA 2015 + Randomness

Jun 27, 2015 54:35

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For 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. Congratulations to jcoreyc for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 181: OpenStreetMap II

Jun 20, 2015 46:28

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For 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. Congratulations to Team_Pugatch for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 180: Geocaching.com Guidelines I

Jun 13, 2015 44:30

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Rock 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. Congratulations to jcoreyc for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 179: Boating I

Jun 6, 2015 45:53

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Aaron (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. Congratulations to KristaWalks for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 178: Opencaching North America II

May 30, 2015 45:06

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For 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). Congratulations to JR and Juju for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 177: Randomize XXXIV

May 23, 2015 54:17

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It'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! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 176: Gear Your Bike II

May 16, 2015 01:01:45

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Danno 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; Device Mounts RAM Mounts Garmin Bike Mount Banjo Brothers Smart Phone Bag Nite Ize Handleband Lifeproof Bike + Bar Mount with QuickMount and the Lifeproof FRĒ Power for iPhone 6 Case Tigra Sport BikeConsole and the Tigra Sport BikeConsole Power Plus Unimogger reported using the iOttie Active Edge Bike & Bar Mount through the Live Q&A Bags/Racks Blackburn Expedition Rack Portland Design Works Takeout basket and bag Ortlieb Back Roller Panniers Timbuk2 Dashboard Laptop Messenger Bag Camelbak M.U.L.E. Ahearne Cycles Spaceman Bicycle Flask Holster Support Pletcher Double Leg Kickstand Lights Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 Rear Light Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt Head Light Nite Ize Lite Ride GT Nite Ize Ridelit LED Bike Light Basics Cache Advance 3 Inch Travel Bug Decal Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tires Mr Tuffys Tire Liners Topeak Road Morph Pump with Gauge Topeak ALiEN II SKS Xtra Dry Fender Origin 8 Pro Toe Straps Oury Grips Brooks Saddles Apps Glympse (check "GGH 126: Glympse" for more) RunKeeper MapMyRide 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. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 175: Puzzles III

May 9, 2015 01:08:57

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childofatom 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. Congratulations to Going to Carolina for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 174: Randomize XXXIII

May 2, 2015 01:05:02

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The 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! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 173: Kayaking I

Apr 25, 2015 59:24

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For 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. Congratulations to jcoreyc for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 172: Mass Transit Caching I

Apr 18, 2015 49:10

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We'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." Congratulations to Axeman22 for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 171: Puzzler26

Apr 11, 2015 41:55

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Noted hider puzzler26 joins us for the one-hundred seventy-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Congratulations to Anteaus for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 170: Foolish Cachers I

Apr 4, 2015 40:58

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We 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! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 169: GeoWoodstock XIII

Mar 28, 2015 52:46

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For 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. Congratulations to debaere for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 168: Attending Megas

Mar 21, 2015 50:57

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For 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. Congratulations to BuffaloBob!! for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 167: Randomize XXXII

Mar 14, 2015 49:23

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LANMonkey 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! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 166: Project-GC II

Mar 7, 2015 54:39

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Magnus – 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." Congratulations to brilang for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 165: Bicycle Maintenance I

Feb 28, 2015 47:13

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Danno 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. Congratulations to Billy Robson for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 164: Puzzles Q&A I

Feb 21, 2015 50:01

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For the one-hundred sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer (author of the "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day") from teamajk answers questions about puzzle caches from the GeoGearHeads audience. The first questions came from tjarrard and Astronaut about what makes a puzzle cache different from other caches. A.Demshar wanted to know opinions about puzzle cache logging etiquette. Limax wanted to know how to determine the puzzle type when looking at the cache for the first time. Anteaus recommended "How to Puzzle Cache" book and wondered if there might be an extra book with more tips and tricks. Jennifer added a "Puzzle Solving Toolbox" post with resources she collected for solving puzzles. A.Demshar then asked for help through the Live Q&A with a play fair cipher while scrapcat wanted to know about a one-time pad. Thavia wanted tips for creating a puzzle cache, to which Jennifer provided a link to information from her recent talk. CraigsOutside called in about using a keyword as a passphrase in his cache. Then LeofricH asked about the process of submitting a puzzle cache to the Geocaching.com Reviewers. billy robson asked about an easy way to find the cache description in the HTML from the cache page. Team_Pugatch asked about the average difficulty rating for puzzle caches. TAZ427 wanted tips for solving puzzles in a foreign language (he's planning to visit last remaining APE cache – GC4ZGHZ). Jennifer suggested using Cryptocrack as it does work in multiple languages. Brilang wanted a tool to determine the steganography encoding, to which Jennifer suggested "Jeffrey's Exif Viewer." Next graywolf5 asked for image search tools. FauxtoPro wanted an opinion about single- or multi-stage puzzles, as well as container expectations. Lastly dsvmusic wanted tips about the container itself. Congratulations to Astronaut for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 163: Ciphers I

Feb 14, 2015 50:11

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For the one-hundred sixty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk with Russell Atkinson (author of the Cliff Knowles Mysteries) about ciphers. Some resources he suggests are; American Cryptogram Association Cipher Types Wordsmith.org Advanced Anagramming Rumkin Cipher Tools BION's site for ACA types ACA Tools A couple of tools to solve the ciphers are; quipqiup Ack!! Game Cipher test page Google+ Users are encouraged to join the Recreational Cryptanalysis community. Then some puzzles geocaches on which you can practice are; Hail Caesar (GCGHGW) Cipher Sites (GC901B) Franklin Canyon Code Cache (GC2FP01) Frac (GC1R3YN) Morbit (GC1WA3K) Elementary Nervousness (GCF1FD) As Dizzy As It Gets (GCGBAT) Ceremonial (GCCBEC) Revenge of the Nerds, Basically (GCGGT1) Congratulations to RatNKids for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 162: Randomize XXXI

Feb 7, 2015 47:05

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For the one-hundred sixty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads the panel (debaere, TheGCDoc, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4) talks over several subjects from the audience and news. The discussion kicked off with a question about GSAK from Misha. Next was a question on trackable visualization from PatientRock. Aside from the Geocaching.com tools they panel also suggested checking out geotrib.es. Then it's on to the news with a story from Engadget about Engergizer's first high-performance battery made with recycled batteries – EcoAdvanced. Next was the Engadget articles about Garmin's new Vivoactive, Fenix 3, and Epix. Nighthawk700 shared the Skink GPS Android app which allows Pebble watch users to navigate with their watch. Engadget's "This power pack can charge your iPhone 6 in 15 minutes" post generated some discussion about rapid charging. And of course we talked with TheGCDoc about winning the MichelinQuest contest. Congratulations to afishoutawater for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and to Tha Duh Feez for winning the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 161: MOGA 2015

Jan 31, 2015 36:04

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For the one-hundred sixty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads we're talking with a couple committee members about MOGA 2015 (GC511F1). Congratulations to Limax for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Geofleaz for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 160.5: Geocaching.com Advanced Search Preview

Jan 28, 2015 42:23

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Geocaching.com shares a first look at their new Advanced Search feature in this special edition of the GeoGearHeads. Scott and Eric talk with TheBadCop and DarrylW4 about the beta soon to be release to Premium Members. Check out the "Premium Members: Get a Sneak Peek at the New Advanced Search" blog post for more how you can get in on this beta! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 160: GSAK II

Jan 24, 2015 51:53

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Xpunkx returned to talk about GSAK for the one-hundred sixtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. (He offers a GSAK 101 and GSAK 201 web video.) He fielded questions from TheWoodenRadio, kittykatch, and DaddyOtho. brilang also emailed feeedback on "GGH 158: Hiking Tips for Cachers I." Congratulations to LeofricH for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 159: Munzee's New Home

Jan 17, 2015 58:06

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Five members of Team Munzee joined TheBadCop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred fifty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. They shared a little of what's happened since "GGH 127: More New From Munzee" and a little about a new product in beta testing. Near the end of the show they launched the new "Trail Munzee." Congratulations to JR and Juju for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Geofleaz for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 158: Hiking Tips for Cachers I

Jan 10, 2015 53:20

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thecyr (of "Avoiding Chores") joined DarrylW4 to shares tips Geocachers can use while they hike for the one-hundred fifty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Several GeoGearHeads also shared their tips, including; afishoutawater, Anteaus, cjrickard, DaddyOtho, debaere, dsvmusic, GeO_Kacher, JerseyEric, JR and Juju, TheGCDoc, and Wet_Coaster. Congratulations to Kristensson for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 157: 3D Printed Caches II

Jan 3, 2015 44:43

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For the one-hundred fifty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads we're talking with Listener and Patron Anteaus about his experience with 3D Printed Geocaches. Some of the geocaches he's hidden using 3D Printed containers are; The Settlement (GC5C5HX) The Texas 360 Degrees of Smileys Challenge (GC56MPM) LOL! - Le Park & Capto (Latin for grab) (GC5641Q) I guess it's not a road to nowhere! (GC53653) Bullis County Park Maze (GC4XC0E) Belterra (GC3T9ZZ) He's also been involved in printing containers for; Helping a friend (GC5E636) Anteaus Special (GC57CBN) Anteaus in the Himalayas with Amadeus (GC5AJNW) H.A.D.S. (GC53ERM) Some of the files on Thingiverse he recommends are; geocache (hanging micro) Geocache Micro Hanging Remix A-Mazing Box Labrynth Gift Box Easy as PI locking Container Bauble with a Twist Makerbot Gnome He also suggests looking at Tinkercad for editing the models. Correction; the cost for the small soda/pop cap container should have been 33¢. Congratulations to jonnybgoode9 and RatNkids for submitting the winning responses for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 156: Randomize XXX Bonus

Dec 25, 2014 01:19:43

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Walt Grogan and Scott Berks (of "The Chicago Geocacher Podcast") stuck around to record a special bonus show for the one-hundred fifty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. This episode strays from the normal format, following the Patron Bonus shows we normally record following the Randomize episodes, but also this is not safe for the family. Some of the articles discussed were: OMG Ubuntu: This Modular Smartphone Wants to Offer Ubuntu, SailfishOS Engadget: Verizon gets ready to shut down its 3G networks as LTE takes over Engadget: PocketQube kits make it easier for amateurs to build their own satellites Yahoo!: Man proposes to girlfriend with record-breaking GPS drawing PSFK: Giant Tourism Vending Machine Dispenses Bikes, Surfboards & Kayaks Core 77: Show Your Home to Potential Buyers Via an In-House Rollercoaster Shittens Indiegogo Life Congratulations to Team_Pugatch and nativtxn who each won the 2014 Compass Rose geocoins during the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 155: Randomize XXX

Dec 20, 2014 51:10

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For the one-hundred fifty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads Walt Grogan and Scott Berks (of "The Chicago Geocacher Podcast") return to talk over a number of audience submissions with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4. JanIflisa sent in some thoughts on garmin.openstreetmap.nl and frikart.no. KratzFamily5 emailed about this week's guests. Cedar & Co. emailed on Open Street Maps, GSAK, and Parallels. brilang sent tips about using GSAK for bookmark lists. Scott and Darryl also talked about the "GeoCaches" which now supports the OpenCaching sites. Congratulations to afishoutawater for submitting the winning response for this week's question (she selected a Travel Booby). scrapcat and Wet_Coaster each won the 2014 Compass Rose geocoins during the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 154: Caching Nomads I

Dec 13, 2014 57:31

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For the one-hundred fifty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads previous guests (last on GGH 117: Road Caching IV) Peanuts or Pretzels (of the Peanuts or Pretzels blog) return to talk about geocaching during their travels. We also heard from Team AZMO (who recommended the "GPS Status & Toolbox" app for Android users), kidvegas19, Limax, Lookout Lisa, and Team_Pugatch, Wet_Coaster during this recording. Congratulations to Anteaus for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 153: GCDroid

Dec 6, 2014 44:24

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The Developer of GCDroid - Geocaching" joined in-studio for the one-hundred fifty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about the Android App for Geocachers. Stephan of june17 shared some of the features and how the app which started as his tool designed for his geocaching has grown into the product available today. Sloth96 wrote in about his love of the app, including the "GCDroid Plugin Phone-A-Friend." We also heard from several GeoGearHeads about topics from the last show. kristaandgeoff shared more about the "Brass Cap Cache -Douglas Fir Trail" (GC43F3) moving virtual cache, and the "Stash n' Dash" (GCA0D6) unknown cache. Tentmantent wrote in to thank us for the help on his question, but also looking for more help with bbbike.org. Meanwhile debaere wrote in to suggest Tentmantent look at adding those roads to Google Map Maker and OpenStreetMap. Congratulations to Kittykatch for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Cache-Advance.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 152: Randomize XXIX

Nov 29, 2014 50:01

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LANMonkey returns for the one-hundred fifty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 on a number of subjects. The conversation began with information about using Evernote without the paid memberships from TheWoodenRadio. Next was the email from gslink&slinkymama questioning the use of a TILE as a traveler. DarrylW4 released one (TB6JBG9) at his local November Meet & Eat (GC5F7M6) to see how it works and the response from Cachers. Brightblades email about issues he's experienced with the Geocaching.com site. GPX tracks for mapping was next on the agenda as Tentmantent was looking for a way to create maps for Malawi. He also challenged GeoGearHeads to the first-to-find on his "The Red Soil of Malawi" (GC4N0EV). Wet_Coaster also wrote in about traveling caches, specifically the virtual "Brass Cap Cache -Douglas Fir Trail" (GC43F3) he found that keeps moving and changing its date hidden. The crew also talked about the Nerdoholic article "The bottle that ‘makes’ water out of THIN AIR: Gadget uses solar energy to collect moisture in a flask as you ride your bike." Congratulations to excaliburrd for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and brilang for winning the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 151: Camping I

Nov 22, 2014 40:49

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Pete of The Amasons and the "the Podcast Show" returns for the one-hundred fifty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about camping. Congratulations to Gdyup for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Cache-Advance.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 150: Puzzles II

Nov 15, 2014 46:37

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We're talking about hiding puzzles for the one-hundred fiftieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Jennifer (author of the "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day") from teamajk returns (from GGH 123: Puzzles I) to help The Bad Cop and DarrylW4. The conversation started with the coord/geochecker options; Evince Geochecker Geocheck Certitude Geochecker Plus Jennifer used "Master of Mystery #01 - PARIS" (GC213AF), "Mastermind" (GC11PYB), and "Missed DiRectiΘn #1: The Foot" (GC45K32) as examples of geocaches with creative use of the coord/geocheckers. Congratulations to Astronut for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 149: Pocket Queries I

Nov 8, 2014 46:28

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The Bad Cop, DarrylW4, and debaere talk about the Pocket Queries feature of Geocaching.com for the one-hundred forty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. [Team D]Benignsource shared a question from the Nottingham Geocachers Facebook group about "The Church Micro Series." Congratulations to geO_Kacher for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Russell Atkinson for their donation of this week's Cliff Knowles gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 148: Randomize XXVIII

Nov 1, 2014 50:20

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[Team D]Benignsource (of "The Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast" and "Chasing Smilies") and sammydoctord (of "The Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast") join The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred forty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads, our twenty-eighth Randomize show. Cedar & Co. emailed about "Escape the Locked Room" (GC3Z047) and "Escape the Music Room" (GC45K14) as well as some thoughts about appropriate cache placements. JerseyEric emailed about tracking apps on smartphones and how they can be used. The crew also talked about the HikerAlert.com service. Congratulations to Limax for submitting the winning response for this week's question and Fishheadjr. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 147: Appropriate Placements II

Oct 25, 2014 47:32

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 continue discussion from last week for the one-hundred forty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. This the emails from Brilang, geO_Kacher, Kittykatch, iHam, and Nighthawk700 were tackled in this episode. Thank you to all the wonderful GeoGearHeads for their submissions! Congratulations to Brilang for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Cache Advance for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 146: Appropriate Placements I

Oct 18, 2014 52:26

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nativtxn and Wet_Coaster joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred forty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads and a discussion of poor geocache placements. This show was shaped by the submissions from the audience. We received too many for one show and didn't tackle even a third of them. We discussed examples from lafitefl, jonnybgoode9, A.Demshar, jinta29, RescuePenguin, limax, Tanjent, and finally Team_Pugatch. Thank you to all the wonderful GeoGearHeads for their submissions! Congratulations to Mrs. YJM for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 145: Randomize XXVII

Oct 11, 2014 53:39

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TheGCDoc (his YouTube Channel and "GGH 137: The Geocaching Doc") returned for the one-hundred forty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about several subjects subjected by the audience. XpunkX (of xpunkx & Julez) sent us a recording about using GSAK to log finds. JerseyEric asked about logging etiquette. brilang was looking for ways to compile his own maps. He's currently using maps from OpenStreetMap.nl with trails from SwitchBacks.com/NWTrails. DarrylW4 mentioned the Garmin Custom Maps, and suggested "GGH 060: Ontario Trails Project" as a listen to find out what goes into building trail maps. The Live Q&A suggested checking out GPSFileDepot as well. team_pugatch called in some information about his new hide – a Cabin in Maine (GC5D116) – in which the finder plays a text adventure game to collect the clues for the final cache location. The last bit in this show was from KratzFamily5 looking for opinions about cache size ratings. Congratulations to lafitefl for submitting the winning answer for this week's question, and to Tanjent for being drawn as the winner of the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for those prize donations. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 144: GSAK I

Oct 4, 2014 46:57

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figures returns for the one-hundred forty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about several GSAK topics. The conversation about GSAK started with a question from Limax out of the Live Q&A. He asked about learning to code Macros. While there's not a single tutorial, the best place to learn seems to be the "Macro Library" in the "GSAK Forum." A couple of figures's articles – "Creating a geocaching itinerary" and "Logging Caches With GSAK's 'Geocaching.com Access' Feature" – discussed with several other comments and questions from the Live Q&A. You can find figures writing under his real name (Adrian Faulkner) on GPSTracklog and his AdrianFaulkner.com. Congratulations to geO_Kacher for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 143: Travelers II

Sep 27, 2014 55:31

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The guys talk about Geocaching.com Travelers again for the one-hundred forty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Bad Cop, DarrylW4, and debaere (of "Only Googlebot Reads This Blog") pick up the conversation started on "GGH 131: Travelers I" (and they'll likely continue with another show in the 2015). JerseyEric shaped a good portion of this week's discussion with his voicemail including a question asked of the GeoGearHeads about their discovery trackables. Limax, Anteaus, and Team_Pugatch shared their answers to that question. The Live Q&A was also active during the show this week and some of the live viewers had their feedback used in this episode. Before that we'd heard from JR and Juju about the GSAK to Evernote Macro. That was written by XpunkX who was the guest on "GGH Beta.09: Evernote." It's an easy method to move caches from GSAK into Evernote. Congratulations to Wet_Coaster for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 142: Evernote II

Sep 20, 2014 57:47

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For the one-hundred forty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk about using Evernote as a tool for Geocachers – a topic last received a full show for GGH Beta.09: Evernote. Scott Berks returns to talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about it, and field feedback from fellow GeoGearHeads. "Giz" called in his pick of a Sliver Gripper and Buckmasters Nano Light (and sent a photo). juris1c shared his picks of a Fenix E05 and Victorinox Manager (and his photo). Then we moved on to emails from pinkunicorn, Kittykatch, juris1c, and JerseyEric (well, he called in a voicemail actually). We also heard from many live viewers (including nativtxn and Wet_Coaster) through the Live Q&A. Congratulations to Nighthawk700 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cacher Audio for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 141: Our Essential Tools I

Sep 13, 2014 01:05:23

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We talk about the tools Geocachers shouldn't be without for the one-hundred forty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. Pete of The Amasons and the "the Podcast Show" and geocachingvlogger – famous for his YouTube channel – join The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to discuss some of the options. Team_Pugatch sent us his thoughts about the Maxpedition M-4 Waistpack (which he already created a video to share). He also wrote in about the Rite in the Rain pen. JR & Juju also like a bag as an essential tool – the "Cabela's Chest/Waist Pack." Tanjent wrote in that gel pens are great on the trail. Kittykatch shared that her top tool would be her bum bag (though she listed several other top picks) while brilang picked his brain as the top tool for the trail. Subwaymark's list was also read, including the multitool. TAZ427 wrote in about using OpenStreetMap in c:geo and on his Garmin GPSRs. He grabs maps from Mapsforge.org to use offline in c:geo, and OSMMaps.com for the Garmin GPSRs. Congratulations to NativTxn for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Voicemail: +1 206-350-3647Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 140: Caching Offline I

Sep 6, 2014 54:07

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The topic for the one-hundred fortieth edition of the GeoGearHeads is geocaching without relying on a data connection. debaere (Only Googlebot Reads This Blog) returns to talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about how and why to pre-load data before going into the field. debaere's favorite app for geocaching on Android is Locus Pro for it's offline mapping abilities. He also mentioned the "Ontario Trails Project" (check out GGH060) as a great resource to find trail maps. Darryl talked a little about using MOBAC to load open-source maps into Looking4Cache on iOS (instructions). Congratulations to Kittykatch for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cacher Audio for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 139: Randomize XXVI

Aug 30, 2014 01:16:49

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We tackle a variety of subject for Randomize XXVI, the one-hundred thirty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Sonny of Podcacher, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4 kicked off the topics with the article "Galileo satellites go into wrong orbit, European Space Agency says" about the "No 26-2014: SOYUZ GALILEO LAUNCH : INJECTION ANOMALY." debaere asked Sonny about how to ensure your gear works when you get where you're going. He suggested the Pelican Cases, Mophie Juice Pack, and Sanyo Eneloop. brilang asked about loading targets and their surrounding caches onto a single GPSR. The new voicemail came from [Team D]Benignsource who wanted to know about something we'd buy for Geocaching were cost not an object. Darryl wanted the Terrafugia Transition, Iridium GO!, or Printrbot Simple Metal. The Bad Cop went with a Unicat. Sonny raise the bar with the Helicarrier. The article "Oregon Garden caching in on high tech tourism" about The Oregon Garden's use of Geocaching to draw in guests was submitted by subwaymark. Wet_Coaster shared the news about "Newton Community Police Station" (GC58NKN) having been muggled before it first find. On a related note, Soho & Vic Police invited many of the podcasters to try their caches ("Police join global Geocaching craze and hide treasure in Sandwell"). After fielding many questions from the live viewers, the "The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved" was next up. Congratulations to Going to Carolina for submitting the winning answer for this week's question, and to onlysleepn for being drawn as the winner of the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for those prize donations. Congratulations as well to Acyducy for being drawn as the winner from the special Block Party drawing. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift, and to GxProxy.com for their donation of the special gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 138: 3D Printed Maps

Aug 23, 2014 53:38

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Shapespeare joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred thirty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about his 3D Printed maps. Find more about him and his 3D printing on the "3D Printing Today" podcast, his YouTube channel, and blog. Questions from NativTxn, Team_Pugatch, and Wet_Coaster were fielded during this show. Congratulations to Fishheadjr for submitting the winning answer for this week's question, and to MedicineManofseattle for being drawn as the winner from the special Block Party drawing. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift, and to GxProxy.com for their donation of the special gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 137: The Geocaching Doc

Aug 16, 2014 35:51

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For the one-hundred thirty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads The Geocaching Doc joins us to talk about his YouTube Channel, vlogging, and his geocaching. He got his start vlogging through the "Im Not Being Pokey!!!" (GC2TPJJ) cache. After sharing his kit, [Team D]Benignsource asked for suggestions to get young, inspiring vloggers going. TheGCDoc highlighted "Magic LAB GEOCACHE," "GEOCACHING PRANK!," and "GEOCACHING Brotherhood" as his favorite videos. Congratulations to afishoutawater for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 136: Road Caching V

Aug 9, 2014 57:46

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debaere returns to talk about geocaching while traveling with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred thirty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. EngPhil emailing with a correction about the way the Geocaching LIVE API limits work (referring back to show 134). Next was a question from onlysleepn about how debaere plans for things like DeLorme challenges while traveling with children and still finding time to see the sights. Urbandude23 submitted his question through the Live Q&A about the challenges of caching in different countries. Update August 15, 2014; debaere posted some preparatory notes to his blog. Congratulations to Limax for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 135: Mega-Event Planning I

Aug 2, 2014 47:38

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The focus is on hosting a Mega-Event for the one-hundred thirty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Brawny Bear and Dane of Team AZMO talked with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 about their experiences with Geowoodstock XII and MOGA (mark your calendars for MOGA 2015 – GC511F1). BrawnyBear also shares a document (PDF, RTF, and Word 97) with some guidelines from his experience. We also heard from several GeoGearHeads this time. iicydiamonds typed in about the "Crotches Kill" campaign against using devices in your lap. bilang emailed about many things, including the Amazon Basics AA LSD NiHM batteries he uses. EngPhil shared his thoughts and the reaction in the Geocaching.com forums to the changes in the emails from Geocaching.com. But nikcap was anxious to get some tips to help in hosting "MEtroGAthering" – GC56TP7. Congratulations to horriblehoggle for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 134: Randomize XXV

Jul 26, 2014 01:07:57

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It's time for another Randomize show for the one-hundred thirty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads! The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are joined by LANMonkey – on of The Bad Cop's co-hosts on Caching in the Northwest. Anteaus asked about tracking guardian portals in Ingress. Then brilang shared information about the emails from Geocaching.com and thoughts about using GLONASS. A voicemail from JerseyEric asks for feedback about the use of trackables by fellow GeoGearHeads. Wet_Coaster wonders about playing location-based games with non-participants. "Opencaching NA Diversifed Cacher Contest starts soon, shared by DudleyGrunt. Team_Pugatch called in looks for tips with get geocaches approved by the Reviewer. Anteaus also wanted to know a about Geocaching LIVE API limits, Pocket Queries, and GSAK. The articles "U.S. Tightens Security on Electronics at Overseas Airports" by NBC News and "GPS Windshield Mounts Illegal in over Half the U.S." by GPSTraklog were also discussed. Congratulations to Team_Pugatch for submitting the winning answer for this week's question, and to Limax as the winner of the live drawing. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 133: Our Gear II

Jul 19, 2014 49:44

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For the one-hundred thirty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 look at the gear that got them (and some of the fellow GeoGearHeads) through Geocaching. Submissions by Anteaus, TheTowerOfSong, kristensson, Limax, and debaere kicked off the discussion. Several viewers also contributed through the Live Q&A feature. Congratulations to debaere for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 132: Cruise Caching II

Jul 12, 2014 44:39

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For the one-hundred thirty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads subwaymark returned to share about his cruise through the Panama Canal. Wet_Coaster shared through the Live Q&A that he's attended an event hosted by a couple of crusing cachers (GC56G1C) and asked how common these event were. As is turns out subwaymark had hosted his own (GC4ZJD8) for this trip having met some Geocachers from his ship at that event. Darryl also shared that U.S. residents might look into registering their equipment with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to avoid ownership questions. Congratulations to Cybrgeek for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 131: Travelers I

Jul 4, 2014 58:43

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debaere returns for the one-hundred thirty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about Geocaching.com Trackables. He, along with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4, fielded comments and questions from Nighthawk700, iicydiamonds, NativTxn, scrapcat, and Wet_Coaster. Congratulations to Nighthawk700 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 130: Randomize XXIV

Jun 28, 2014 01:00:58

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Scott Berks joins TheBadCop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred thirtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. This Randomize shows covered a pile of questions and feedback from the GeoGearHeads audience. Kristensson shared a tip about translations while Nighthawk700 shared how to export a field notes text file from CacheSense. Brightblades asked about documenting cache finds and the panel raved about Evernote for that (and other) task (check GGHBeta09 for the episode about Evernote and caching). Billy Robson shared his success in transferring GPX files from an iOS device to an SD card for his GPSR using the AirStash and the iFiles app (also referencing a Pocketables article). DarrylW4 also caught an article about another possible option – "RAVPower RP-WD01 Wireless Filehub / Media Drive." TeamKross was hoping for help with issues on his Galaxy S4 and it's compass. Then back on iOS Brilang was looking for caching apps with driving directions. Good and bad news there. While the Geocaching apps don't provide driving directions, most (Geocaching, Geosphere, Looking4Cache Pro, Looking4Cache Lite, Caches, Geobucket) will send the waypoint to external apps. The guys did manage to get some articles in too; "These phones will survive the apocalypse," "New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago," "Google turns on its crazy modular phone in public for the first time," and "Google's insane all-seeing Project Tango tablet is coming to consumers next year." Congratulations to jcoreyc for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC.com for their donation of this week's gift! The Going Caching Crew's gift pack goes to TFulton42. The stencils from Cache At Night were won by Kittykatch. Thanks to each of them for those prizes. Finally, thank you to Geocaching.com and Glympse for their prizes in the live drawing. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 129: Night Caching II

Jun 21, 2014 49:54

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John Robb returns to talk about night caches again on the one-hundred twenty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He caches under the teamvoyagr name, is half of the duo behind CacheAtNight, and one of the team bring the "BFL Bootcamps" to the Toronto-area each fall (mark your calendar to attend November first this year). He's been on several past episodes with more information about caching after dark: GGH 058: Caching by UV Light GGH 066: Caching Lights I GGH 092: Night Caches I GGH 108: Caches with Lasers I This time the took live questions from nativtxn, wanzong, and Wet_Coaster. Congratulations to TheTowerOfSong for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 128: Going Caching MMXIV

Jun 14, 2014 01:02:36

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For the one-hundred twenty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Waysiders talk about their "Going Caching" Mega-events. This year's "Going Caching MMXIV" (GC4AHKM) event takes place on October 18th with several other events running the 15th through 19th. They recommended checking out GGH 123: Puzzles I for tips on solving puzzles. The GeoGearHeads special coverage from their Geowoodstock XII trip is also available with nearly 2.5 hours of bonus audio. Congratulations to Rosebud55112 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gift! Then the virtual Munzee Prize Pack when to Maryoooch. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 127: More New From Munzee

Jun 7, 2014 01:06:16

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Rob of Munzee returns for the one-hundred twenty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads to discuss the changes since our last conversation. TheBadCop, DarrylW4, and NativTxn heard about the Munzee Hotel, Rover, Virtual Munzee Colors, Blast Capture, and FitBit integration. Rob also shared some coming plans and launched the Munzee Football Event. You can keep up with the developments at Munzee through the announcements page, "Munzee Podcast," and blog. Congratulations to Starkacher for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Project-GC for their donation of this week's gift! The winner of the special GW12 coverage prize from GxProxy was BethanyInWonderland. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 126: Glympse

May 31, 2014 45:41

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For the one-hundred twenty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads we talked with Darren Austin of Glympse. Congratulations to Billy Robson for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache-Advance for their donation of this week's gifts! Then XpunkX & Julez, Brightblades, and Kristensson won prizes from OpenCaching North America. Finally, the winner of the special GW12 coverage prize from GxProxy was [Team D]Benignsource. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 125: Opencaching North America

May 24, 2014 50:03

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For the one-hundred twenty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads we're talking about OpenCaching North America with DudleyGrunt and NativTxn. All Geocachers might be interested in checking out their OCNA Blog, and those outside North America might check out the other nodes – Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy/Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway/Sweden, The United Kingdom, and Romania (or the main portal at OpenCaching.EU). The smartphone apps currently available using the API are c:geo (Android), OpenCaching (Android), GeoCaching Buddy (Android), Columbus (Android), Geocaching Buddy (iOS), Me Caching Geo (Windows Phone), and OpenBasic (Windows Phone). Congratulations to KratzFamily5 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gifts! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 124: Randomize XXIII

May 17, 2014 55:08

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We had a discussion of many topics for the one-hundred twenty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Special guest Walt Grogan joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 started with questions and feedback from the GeoGearHeads. The first one was a tip from brilang about the compass in iOS 7. juris1c asked about a method for getting a GPX file of Munzees, followed by Limax asking about a way to reduce overlap of Pocket Queries from Geocaching.com (the answers were to look at the tools in GSAK and Project-GC or using manually created route files). Last on the feedback train was a trip report from Phillyman who had issues with his GPSR and fell back to his smartphone as backup. Then came the articles and new releases, kicked off by an article on the Verge about the updated Moto G and new Moto E. Finally the panel talked a little about the changes to Ingress reported by Android Headlines and there's more information in INGRESS REPORT - EP5M. Congratulations to juris1c for submitting the winning answer for this week's question, and to TSandCS for winning the live drawing. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gifts! If you're attending Geowoodstock XII please join us for breakfast at the Bike Stop Café from 8:00AM CDT. Check the events on Google+ or Facebook for more information. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 123: Puzzles I

May 10, 2014 45:35

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Jennifer (author of the "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day") from teamajk joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred twenty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about puzzle caches. The Bad Cop and and teamajk mentioned the humorous "Puzzle Cache Public Service Announcement." Jennifer put together some additional information to help geocachers with puzzles. Congratulations to Limax for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache-Advance for their donation of this week's gift! If you're attending Geowoodstock XII please join us for breakfast at the Bike Stop Café from 8:00AM CDT. Check the events on Google+ or Facebook for more information. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 122: Project-GC.com

May 3, 2014 52:24

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For the one-hundred twenty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk with the Creator of Project-GC. There's some great instruction about using features on their YouTube channel. Some of the features covered in this show were the Profile stats, Discover, Challenge Checker, Map Compare, and Map Coverage tools. Congratulations to Team_Pugatch for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 121: Geowoodstock XII

Apr 26, 2014 44:00

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Brawny Bear joins us for the one-hundred twenty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads to discuss Geowoodstock XII. The main event (GC4BGXM) takes place May 24, 2014, 9AM to 5PM along side the "Missouri River Irish Festival" in Historic St. Charles. Many other events surround Geowoodstock and some of those are available on the "Event Schedule" page. In the local spirit of volunteering and giving (referenced in this article on the Huffington Post) the committee choose to support the Wounded Warrior Project this year. Brawny Bear also suggests people read "Mega Events: A Survival Guide" by debaere (especially if this is their first Mega-Event). Congratulations to Urbandude23 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Geocaching.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 120: Working Together I

Apr 19, 2014 45:31

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nativtxn joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about tools for Geocacher collaboration for the one-hundred twentieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Some of the tools mentioned were: Google Drive Evernote Dropbox Box OneDrive Pogoplug Transporter Glympse Waze Brightblades and Wet_Coaster also wrote in with questions and feedback this week. Congratulations to Limax for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 119: Randomize XXII

Apr 12, 2014 55:38

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debaere returns with talk with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the one-hundred nineteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads to tackle several subjects. Golfer89 emailed about contacting Geocachers through Geocaching.com with accounts that haven't been validated. DuneBuddy asked about caching without a data connection. debaere shared his experience with the Garmin Monterra which he reviewed on his blog. He also shared a fact about GPS from Gizmodo. They then talked about CNet's "Meet the next-gen USB cable that could sweep away all others" article and the promise of the new cable format. Wet_Coaster also asked a couple questions; one about printed maps and the other about supplies carried when caching. They wrapped about with a little tidbit about "GEOCACHE" being added to Scrabble. Thanks to the eight GeoGearHeads who pledged in our Patreon campaign to keep these shows coming. Your small financial contribution each month (along with those from other Patrons) helps us keep the lights on and can earn you some bonus material and even swag. Patrons can visit our Patreon for the bonus material recorded after this week's show. Congratulations to jonnybgoode9 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to GxProxy for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 118: Future & Past Tech

Apr 5, 2014 40:36

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Dr. Everett L Braun and Dr. Nicolas E. Where join us for the one-hundred eighteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads to discuss the implications of time travel and geocaching. Our thanks go to BananaForce for inspiring this feature and to NativTxn and Wet_Coaster for their feedback through the Live Q&A. Thanks to the five GeoGearHeads who pledged in our Patreon campaign to keep these shows coming. Your small financial contribution each month (along with those from other Patrons) helps us keep the lights on and can earn you some bonus material and even swag. Congratulations to KristaWalks for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache-Advance.com for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 117: Road Caching IV

Mar 29, 2014 42:38

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Peanuts or Pretzels (of the Peanuts or Pretzels blog) talk about their geocaching adventures for the one-hundred seventeenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. billy robson asked about tools to translate cache pages. Some of the options the panel found were "Google Translate" (and their Android and iOS apps) "Bing," "SysTran" (and their iOS App), "iTranslate" (for Android and iOS, plus their "iTranslate Voice 2" for iOS), "SayHi Translate," "Word Lens." After that our guests talked about their early geocaching experiences using free WiFi to load up information on their iPhone during their visit to Edinburgh. They also talked about geocaching and navigating using their Oregon 650t on the Yucatan Peninsula. They also talked about their favorite Geocaching adventure in Angkor Wat and their short visit to Seattle during a layover. Check out the new Patreon campaign to keep the GeoGearHeads shows coming. Your small financial contribution each month (along with those from other Patrons) helps us keep the lights on and can earn you some bonus material. Visit our Patreon for a free preview of the bonus material recorded after this week's show. Congratulations to CP590 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 116: Batteries III

Mar 22, 2014 53:21

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For the one-hundred sixteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads we revisit the subject of batteries (see Beta.01 and Beta.02 for the first two). The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 started with some information about Heavy Duty, Alkaline, Lithium, NiCd, NiMH, and LSD NiMH AA and AAA batteries. Then they looked at a question from Wet_Coaster about NiMH performance in cold weather. There were a couple of resources from Panasonic and a PDF by Boguslaw Pierozynski with some helpful information. LANMonkey also asked about the life and charging of NiHM batteries. They then tackled the rechargeable batteries for mobile devices – LiOn, LiPo, and Lead-Acid. Some helpful tips were shared from Lifehacker and more information is available from Battery University. They wrapped the show up talking a little about fuel cells and the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor. Congratulations to LANMonkey for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 115: Randomize XXI

Mar 15, 2014 47:19

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For the one-hundred fifteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads debaere and StevensAdInfinitum join DarrylW4 to discuss many subjects. We returned to the conversation about "GGH 109: GPSR Loads I" via an email from Wet_Coaster. We also heard from CP590 about the "Soup, Bread and Caching Love Stories the 6th Year" (GC4X6XE) and the permanent "Share the Love: Laboratory" (GC4Z47R) placed as a result. The last bit of email came from Martin asking about the Garmin GLO and GNS 2000. The Bad Cop also left us an article about rescuing a wet phone. He would have been excited to discus Google's conference on the Aura platform this April. Another important topic came to us from the Verge – "California court says drivers can read maps on their phones." The panel also talked about some of the new products released around this year's Mobile World Congress: The Verge: Samsung's new Gear smartwatches are updated takes on a familiar idea The Verge: Samsung dives into fitness wearables with the Gear Fit The Verge: Samsung's Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design Android Central: Sizing up the LG G Pro 2, LG Optimus G Pro and LG G2 Android Central: Panasonic announces rugged 5-inch Toughpad phone Perhaps the most interesting and most geeky story came from The Atlantic – "Where Time Comes From" – it's recommended viewing and reading for all tech geeks! Congratulations to Jockepod for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 114: Cruise Caching I

Mar 8, 2014 44:06

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For the one-hundred fourteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads we're joined by djbach about their geocaching from a cruise ship. Congratulations to jonnybgoode9 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 113: "101 Devil Caches"

Mar 1, 2014 34:07

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The authors of "101 Devil Caches" joins us for the one-hundred thirteenth edition of the GeoGearHeads to share some creative cache containers. The authors of the book and Mad Cacher Blog talked about the book almost a year ago on Episode 296 of the Geocaching Podcast. We also heard from a couple people on past episodes. TAZ427 emailed about his experience with carrying a knife through airport security (which we'd talked about on GGH112). We appreciated the voicemail from JR and Juju thanking debaere for the article and information he shared on GGH109. Congratulations to CodeJunkie for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! Thanks to TAZ427 for the answer we read. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 112: Road Caching III

Feb 22, 2014 45:29

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For the one-hundred twelfth edition of the GeoGearHeads subwaymark joins us to talk about geocaching on trips. We heard from cybrgeek about using the Microsoft Surface RT to load his GPSR. Phillyman asked for opinions about traveling along Route 66 with his Garmin Oregon 400t, 550t, nüvi 40, and 2475 without data for his iPhone. Eric and Virginia wrote in about using GSAK and the Garmin POI Loader to load Geocaches into his Garmin GPSMAP 60 and nüvi. Wet_Coaster asked about issues subwaymark might have encountered carrying his gear through airport security. Congratulations to Brightblades for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 111.1: WallaBee's 2nd Birthday Party

Feb 17, 2014 02:28:17

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The team (bendodson, Simon Wicks, and Alan) from WallaBee joins us for the special edition of the GeoGearHeads on the second birthday of the game. The WallaBee team took quicks submitted from the Live Q&A along with those from 24Karat, abqfox, Acyducy, ALEVanguard, Aunt Carol, baleensavage, beavermuffin, BelleLea, betasito, BonnieB, BridieMayDeacon, bullseyeshooter, Carissa848, carolyhi, chan2013, Chuck's Ghost, Decoyote, dlp100, flame_b, Forman, HakanB, heterochromia11, ilowari, itsme123, JoMac, jRiegert, jwolf, Kagey, Katie W, katietot, kd7iem, KerryBee, loupea, lucycronk, maroo268, mert, mrsbatch, NiteOwlRN, onlysleepn, patnpc, peteroo31, RenevHasselaar, Robbie, scottyallanb, scrapcat, ShaneP, SkyRattlers, smurf, soxfan, Susie, targeteer2k, traciefrench, tszcz18, and vanda. The "WallaBee 101" guide was mentioned as a good tutorial. Also mentioned were the "ItemBrowser," "Honey Blend," and "WallaBounce" tools. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 111: Mac OS Geocaching Apps I

Feb 15, 2014 51:38

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[Team D]Benignsource (of "The Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast") joins the panel for the one-hundred eleventh edition of the GeoGearHeads to discuss Mac OS Geocaching Apps. The apps mentioned were; iCaching (Mac App Store) Geocache Manager (Mac App Store) GCTK (Mac App Store) FizzyCalc (Mac App Store) iSpoiler (Mac App Store) GCStatistic GPSBabel Garmin BaseCamp (Mac App Store) Garmin POI Loader (Mac App Store) Also mentioned was "GGH Beta.38: Waypoints vs. POIs vs. Paperless" for a good discussion of using POIs. TheWoodenRadio shared some information about the geohashing conversation last show. He shared the links for xkcd Geohashing Main Page, xkcd Daily Page, and xkcd's Detroit graticule page. He also shared a similar activity called GeoDashing. Congratulations to rDLr for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 110: Randomize XX

Feb 8, 2014 51:33

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk through several subjects for the one-hundred tenth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first item was let over from last week about Wet_Coaster's experience with his Asus Transformer. Nighthawk700, TAZ427, CodeJunkie, FuzzWuzz, billy robson, CP590, and Stucuk wrote in about their plans for the "I

GGH 109: GPSR Loads I

Feb 1, 2014 49:10

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For the one-hundred ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads talk about getting geocaching information to a GPSR. debaere (Google+) joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about the kit he uses mentioned in his "Nexus 7 Based Geocaching Kit" post. That kit is based on an OTG Cable and Nexus Media Importer. We also heard from Nighthawk700 who shared his technique using GSAK at the center. gnies asked about using his Galaxy S4 to load his eTrex 20. TAZ427 used the Live Q&A function in the Google+ Hangout On Air to let us know he does that with his S4 and Oregon. kc9gbo shared a little about his technique using Motorola Photon to my Delorme PN-60. The panel then talked a little about the dead Go Rove project and the failing of BaseCamp Mobile. We heard from ds8300 and tor_selden with follow-up to last weeks's show. They told us about new laws in Sweden – "Stricter rules for powerful laser pointer from January 1, 2014 " – and laser safety. Thanks to tokyotwowheeling and Ed2Ed for their reviews in the iTunes Store. Congratulations to DudleyGrunt for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 108: Caches with Lasers I

Jan 25, 2014 53:04

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For the one-hundred eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads John Robb returns to talk about lasers and geocaching. On his fourth appearance, John Robb (of Cache At Night who caches under teamvoyagr) shares some of the issues to consider when attempting a laser-based geocache, advantages, disadvantages, and some examples. John's first laser cache was "After Dark Duet" (GC24MXZ) which lead him and his partner to create "BFL Boot Camp V - Alien MacGyver" (GC2EYDW). So other example laser caches are "BFL VI - ...in a galaxy far, far away" (GC35FHF) and "BFL 7: Sin - Blinded By The Light" (GC40V3B). He also provided the "Angular Size Calculator" page for helping calculate errors. A couple of caches created with their Laser Loci are "Knights Templar" (GC4Q90W) and "GAG20 - Loki (NIGHT CACHE)" (GC4NWN9). Thanks to StevensAdInfinitum and Two_Drews for their audio feedback used in this episode. Congratulations to subwaymark for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 107.9: A Peak at Geocaching Adventure

Jan 25, 2014 11:07

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We return to the Lily Pad for a special release of GeoGearHeads. Bryan shares a little about the coming "Geocaching Adventure" feature during this interview recorded at the beginning of the month. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 107: The Geocaching Vlogger

Jan 18, 2014 43:35

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For the one-hundred seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk with the Geocaching Vlogger. We also heard from Fishheadjr about how he uses geocaching videos to get inspiration, PadreJim and the video of one of his movements, and the UnDrCacher about his viewing and channel. Nighthawk700 wrote in about captioning videos and how well some videos like "Geocaching.com's Lost & Found Video Trailer" are done. Congratulations to PadreJim for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 106: Sighter Game

Jan 11, 2014 50:59

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The creators of Sighter join us for the one-hundred sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. (They spoke briefly about the venture on "UK Geocaching Podcast 25" last year.) The photography-based geolocation game is available for free on Android and iOS. DudleyGrunt, Two_Drews, and Nighthawk700 shared their initial reactions to the game. The creators also talked about the branded "Lakeland Treasures game (available for iOS) and the associated video. In a rare occurrence we recorded a few minutes after the show (available following the credits in the audio version or as a separate video on YouTube) answering some questions from DudleyGrunt, nativtxn, and Wet_Coaster during the show. Congratulations to Urbandude23 for submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. The additional "Q&A" session is also available on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 105: Groundspeak Randomize I

Jan 4, 2014 35:51

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The Bad Cop made a trip to the Groundspeak office (Geocaching.com's parent) to grab several interviews for the one-hundred fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The first of those interviews with Bryan and UncleJames you'll find in this episode (there are two more we'll share in future episodes and another is available on episode 25 of "Caching in the Northwest"). One bit of information shared was the coming development of a Geocaching Intro app for Android, similar to the free "Geocaching Intro" app for iOS. UncleJames also shared a little about the 31 of 31 streaking and the role of Geocaching.com Souvenirs. Finally we heard about the hamsters powering the Geocaching.com servers. We also heard from XpunkX that the service that had allowed for SMS connections to Geocaching.com was TextMarks. Happy birthday to Nighthawk700, and congratulations on submitting the winning answer for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! Congratulations as well to Cacheikers for the winning entry submitted in the 2013 GeoGearHead Audience Survey! If you've not had the chance to fill that out, please take a few minutes to do so as that does help shape our coming shows. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 104: Multi-Device Caching I

Dec 28, 2013 49:06

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Geocaching with multiple devices is the topic for the one-hundred fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 start with some feedback emailed by Murfster who recommends carrying the brochures from Geocaching.com in the native language of your travel destination. [Team D]Benignsource and TeamBuxton also shared their multi-device usage through social networks. Some related shows with more information are; GGH 097: Smartphone Cache II GGH 094: Getting Good Coords I GGH Beta.34: Going Smartphone from GPSR GGH Beta.32: Going GPSR from Smartphone GGH Beta.02: Battery Power II GGH Beta.01: Battery Power I Congratulations to gundark2000 for the winning submission for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! Please also remember to fill out our 2013 GeoGearHead Audience Survey if you haven't done so already. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 103: Randomize XIX

Dec 21, 2013 46:22

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For the one-hundred third edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle a variety of subjects. Two_Drews emailed audio feedback. wolrab shared a Road Caching story about "Nicosia V, Ochi" (GC1G71C). neonride93 emailed about the future of Waymarking. The last feedback was emailed by murfster. Next up was an article from The Verge about cellphone unlocking in the U.S. Then it was on to the Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector. The Verge also posted an article about Google's location gaming platform. Meanwhile users can now add their own streetview images and add Google Maps to their website. BioLite's thermoelectric fire pit was next, then finally the PowerPot X project on Kickstarter gives owners the chance to charge their devices while cooking. Congratulations to 4freds for the winning submission for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! Please also remember to fill out our 2013 GeoGearHead Audience Survey if you haven't done so already. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 102: Disney Parks' Location Games

Dec 14, 2013 40:40

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For the one-hundred second edition of the GeoGearHeads we're joined by Ricky Briganti of "Inside the Magic" to talk a little about the various location games within the Disney Parks. Nighthawk700 and JerseyEric shared some of their experiences before we moved into the "Agent P's World Showcase Adventure" (formerly the "Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure"). Other games mentioned were the "A Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas," "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom," "Fantasyland: Break The Curse," and "Menehune Adventure Trail." Congratulations to Bumble! for the winning submission for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! Please also remember to fill out our 2013 GeoGearHead Audience Survey if you haven't done so already. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 101: Road Caching II

Dec 7, 2013 49:21

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ItMustBeJames and hokiecachers join in for the one-hundred first edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about their geocaching on business trips. subwaymark and WoodenRadio pitched in with their travel caching – including a story about "Thing Sites: Thingvellir Lögberg" (GC3W68R). Thanks to Nighthawk700 for connecting us with ItMustBeJames and hokiecachers, and for his questions (most of which we didn't have time to ask these guests). Congratulations to DeCoyote for the winning submission for this week's question. Thanks to Cache At Night for their donation of this week's gift! Please also remember to fill out our 2013 GeoGearHead Audience Survey if you haven't done so already. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 100: Randomize XVIII

Nov 30, 2013 47:46

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For the one-hundredth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 handle a packed agenda of random topics. First was feedback from [Team D]Benignsource (through his blog post), subwaymark, KristaWalks, Nighthawk700, CodeJunkie (through his post on a regional forum), wolrab (through his blog post), and BananaForce about their promotion of the GeoGearHeads. Next was the announcement of the "2013 GeoGearHead Audience Survey," where one lucky entry by the end of the year will receive a Magellan eXplorist GC (listen to the show for more information). "Giz" called in about a premium activity at the Greenbrier Resort which lead into discussion of Geoteaming. ds8300 contacted DarrylW4 about getting a GeoGearHeads Show unique. Geosphere 3.1 was the next item on the agenda. Then The Bad Cop got into the modular phones with the announcements from Motorola and ZTE. They also talked a little about GPS Tracklog's First looks at the Android-based Garmin Monterra. Next was articles about new mobile devices – "The Verge: Spec Sheet: Motorola shakes up low-cost smartphones with the Moto G" and "Android Central: Tegra Note 7 review." Some more information about T-Mobile's 200MB of free data for tablets came out. Engadget and The Vergewrote about a Google Glass Explorer who received a ticket for wearing Glass while she was driving. Finally was some discussion about the rule changes to flights in the U.S. and the E.U. allowing personal electronics in all stages of flights. Here are some links to articles on The Verge for more information: "FAA officially approves using electronics during all phases of flight" "Delta and JetBlue become first airlines to allow electronics during takeoff and landing" "American Airlines now allows personal electronics use throughout entire flight" "United becomes the latest airline to let customers use electronic devices gate-to-gate" "US Airways joins list of airlines allowing electronics during all phases of flight" "Southwest Airlines now lets you use electronics during takeoff and landing" "Southwest Airlines now offers Wi-Fi access even when planes are on the ground" "Virgin America now lets you use electronics during takeoff and landing" "EASA guidance says Europeans can use personal electronics during flights" "Europe approves 3G and LTE networks for in-flight use" The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 099: 3D Printed Caches I

Nov 23, 2013 35:21

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BloodHoundsGeoCache are the guest for the ninety-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about 3D Printing and Geocaching. They've set-up a little business printing 3D Cache containers as well as signature and trackable items under the name BH3DCaches. We also heard from YRAFT and iHam (with his blog post) about how they've been spreading the word on the GeoGearHeads shows. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 098: Caching Space I

Nov 16, 2013 44:11

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For the ninety-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 discuss geocaching and space. This discussion was prompted by the "Geocaching in Space" events and hype from Groundspeak marking the return of Geocaching to space (Rick Mastracchio carried "International Space Station Travel Bug II by the 5th Grade Class of Chase Elementary School-Waterbury, CT" to the International Space Station). The Bad Cop attended the "Geocaching in Space - A Geocaching HQ Event!" event at the Pacific Science Center, hosted by Geocaching HQ. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talked about ways for civilians to get into space through Virgin Galactic, Novaspace, XCOR Aerospace, Armadillo Aerospace, and World View Enterprises. None of those options will get you to the "International Space Station" (GC1BE91) cache, and only seven civilians have flown to the ISS. There are geocaches and traveler here on Earth that have been to space. On GGH Beta.27: Orbiting Cache I we spoke with e6c about his caches launched into space – "PINELAND: Sputnik 2010: A Geocache Odyssey" (GC2JPJJ) and "PINELAND: LEIF MMXII: Geocache From Space!!" (GC3P578) – and some travelers (including our own Cache-A-Maniacs in Space!). Also mentioned was Gogo's partnership with Glympse for in-air location sharing and Gogo Text & Talk. Thanks to Listener "Giz" for his voicemail on how he promoted the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 097: Smartphone Cache II

Nov 9, 2013 34:10

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 revisit geocaching with a smartphone for the ninety-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. Smartphone geocaching was last featured during "GGH Beta.13." They tackled feedback, tips, and questions from iHam, JerseyEric, and Wet_Coaster. For iHam, look for the new epsiodes of "Caching In The NorthWest" each week. Wet_Coaster might be interested in the Trimble Juno T41 Family and Trimble Juno 5smartphones built for GIS. The list of some geocaching apps was also updated from that last show; Geocaching Live Apps a:Drake (Android) CacheSense (Android & Blackberry) CacheBox (Android & Windows Mobile) Caches (iOS) CacheMaid (Android) GeoBucket (iOS) Geocache Navigator (Blackberry, Nokia, & feature phones) Geocaching Droid Army Knife (Android) Geocaching with Geosphere (iOS) GeoHawk (Android) Geooh Live (Android) GeoScout (Windows Mobile) Neongeo (Android) Locus (Android) Looking4Cache (iOS) PocketDrake (Windows Mobile) Tracky (Android) Official Geocaching.com Apps (Android, iOS, & Windows Phone) Unofficial Geocaching.com Apps GeoBeagle (Android) iGeocacher/iGeoPad/CacheLight (iOS) c:geo (Android) Non-Geocaching.com OpenCaching (Android & iOS) The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 096: Road Caching I

Nov 2, 2013 42:17

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For the ninety-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads Robert Lipe returns to talk about geocaching during business trips. (He was previously on GGH Beta.30 and CAM229.) He shared a story about needed seven stitches during one of his business trips. We also heard from Astronut who called in about his geocaching while on business trips. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 095: Randomize XVII

Oct 26, 2013 39:26

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For the ninety-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle a range of topics (mostly from the audience). The new GeoGearHeads YouTube channel was the topic before we started on the meat of the show. Please head over to subscribe and check out all the old shows. First was feedback from scrapcat about her blog post from last week's show with our tip for getting the degree symbol (°) on iOS. Next was a follow-up by f1drivr about his question from GGH090. We pointed him to the "Report a Map Error" link from Garmin. wanzong emailed about a couple topics – information on filtering logs on Geocaching.com and questions about WallaBee workflows. [Team D]Benignsource connected through Google+ about a question he saw on CacheFace. We went through the hardware (WAHOO KEY, Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, PROTKT BIKE MOUNT & CASE FOR IPHONE 5/5S), software (GeoBeacon), and a live demo of using a Garmin Chirp with an iOS device. Sh@rpey asked via Google+ about shows for caching with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Check out "GGH Beta.13: Smartphone Caching I," "GGH Beta.17: Android Apps I," "GGH 056: NeonGeo," and "GGH 070: Geosphere 3 Tips & Tricks" as some good starting points, but there were several other shows with good information for smartphone caching. The Upgrades to Intercaching (featured on GGH075) were mentioned before moving on. Rich Owings's excellent "Good satellite days and bad satellite days" article was the subject of conversation for several minutes and a good, quick read for geolocation users. Next was a brief conversation about the new Garmin tactix GPS watch. Finally they suggested those interested in smartwatches check the "Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches" article from the Verge. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 094: Getting Good Coords I

Oct 19, 2013 48:10

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 take on methods to get good coordinates for the ninety-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show kicked off with a question from JerseyEric about adding waypoints in the Official Geocaching app, CacheSense for Android, c:geo, NeonGeo, Geobucket, Geosphere, and Looking4Cache. Then we heard from StevensAdInfinitum and Nighthawk700 about how they get their coordinates for geocaches. Articles from Garmin and Trail Tech on waypoint averaging were mentioned. Groundspeak's article "1.2. Convert Decimal Coordinates to DDD MM.MMM" was also used as a good reference about conversion of expressing the values. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Thank you to Cache-Advance.com for their support of this episode. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 093: History of Podcasting

Oct 12, 2013 39:29

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Podcast Observer and Participant Rob Walch joins us on the ninety-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. Through his work on "Podcast411," "Today in iPhone," and at LibSyn he's been involved in Podcasting since its early days. (More background and the history of podcasting is available through Wikipedia.) Darryl ran through a list of when some of the notable podcasts on Geocaching began (including the late "CacheCast" show by pdantic – interviewed on CAM105 – which has since podfaded and slightly most recent SLAGA by konopapw – interviewed on CAM019– which was retired many years ago), but also the current list of English-based shows: Cachers Corner Caching in the Northwest The Chicago Geocacher Podcast Geocaching Podcast GeoSnippits Reboot Geotalk Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show The Podcache Show Podcacher Twin Cities GeoCaching PodCast UK Geocaching Podcast sseegars also shared that the first podcasts to which he subscribed were the "Home Town Tales" and "Nocturnal." For Geocachers looking to get into podcast creation Rob recommends the bossjock studio iOS app and iRig MIC Cast as an ease mobile solution. He's also setup "Podcasting How To" information on his Podcast411 site, including a PDF for those looking to record through Skype. He also recommends his "Podcast411" and the LibSyn "The Feed" shows for people interested in creation of podcasts. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Thank you to Cache-Advance.com for their support of this episode. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 092: Night Caches I

Oct 5, 2013 47:09

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John Robb (of Cache At Night who caches under teamvoyagr) returned on the ninety-second edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about Night Caches. He's also one of the hosts of the upcoming "BFL Boot Camp Illumin8" (GC420YB) event November 9th in the Toronto, Canada area. One of his favorite laser-based night hides was "BFL VI - ...in a galaxy far, far away" (GC35FHF) by The Cacheketeerz. His company now offers the "Light Loci" and "Laser Loci" (with a limited time discount on the "Laser Loci" for GeoGearHead Viewers/Listeners) for creating the night cache stages without building your own electronics. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 091: Halloween Events I

Sep 28, 2013 28:43

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Noted Geocaching Event Host Monkeybrad talks to us about his Halloween Events for the ninety-first edition of the GeoGearHeads. This year's events are "8th Annual Loyal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC4MN75) and "11th Annual Haunted Halloween Caching Evening" (GC4MN7M). Their previous events include: Halloween Caching: "31 and Halloween" (GCH4Y1) "2nd Annual Haunted Caching Hayride and Cookout" (GCKNPA) "3rd Annual Haunted Caching Hayride and Cookout" (GCQ2E3) "4th Annual Haunted Hayride & Caching Cookout" (GCY9AT) "5th Annual Haunted Hayride & Caching Cookout" (GC15QEE) "6th Annual Haunted Hayride & Caching Cookout" (GC1GJQ4) "7th Annual Haunted Halloween Caching Campout" (GC1ZRG9) "8th Annual Haunted Halloween Caching Campout" (GC2EFKX) "9th Annual Haunted Halloween Caching Campout" (GC33Q8Z) "10th Annual Haunted Halloween Caching Evening" (GC3WHKY) Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights: "The Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GCY6RB) "The Next Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC148VP) "The Third Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC1GR0V) "4th Annual Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC1Y41K) "5th Annual Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC2E23G) "6th Annual Royal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC33Q7N) "7th Annual Loyal Order of the Sleepless Knights" (GC3WHKF) CITO: "The Morning After the Night of the Living Dead" (GC1HA6F) For more on Monkeybrad check his 2007 interview on "CAM Ep. 055: Monkeybrad." The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 090: Randomize XVI

Sep 21, 2013 49:47

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle a seeming complete random series of topics on the ninetieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show kicked off with feedback from both DudleyGrunt and Ed2Ed about c:geo and it's use of the Geocaching.com Friends feature. Then the Bad Cop shared news from PhoneBloks about a modular smartphone system they'd like to create. Of course the iPhone 5S release had to be mentioned and the M7 processor and 64-bit A7 were the topics of interest to location-based Gamers. The Bad Cop also upgraded his iPhone 5 to iOS 7 while DarrylW4 recommended (and has been) waiting a couple weeks for the App updates to catchup. Some articles of note they mentioned were; "How to stop iOS 7 from destroying your iPhone's battery life" (from TUAW), "iOS 7 Locks Stolen iPhones to Prevent Resale" (from TidBits), and "Apple details security fixes in iOS 7. And there's a ton of them!" (from iMore). DarrylW4 brought up the release of a new memory card format – CFast (see also the Engadget Article). Wet_Coaster also mentioned the Sumsung Rubgy as an option for Geocachers and DarrylW4 mentioned a few others recently shipped (including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Kyocera Torque, Sony Experia Z1) he found encouraging. A question from f1drivr on Ingress triggered some discussion on the changes in the game (see Engadget's "Google's mobile MMO Ingress gets badges for monitoring player progress") and how its important to connect with fellow players. He also asked about Garmin map updates and using GPSFileDepot maps. JerseyEric asked about using the official Geocaching.com App for marking waypoints as well as other options (most of which will be talked about in the future "Getting Good Coords" show). Wet_Coaster asked in the Live Q&A about a GPSR with an emergency phone function. While neither the Bad Cop or DarrylW4 knew of a device doing both functions they suggested the SpareOne, Spot Messanger, or DeLorme InReach depending on needs. Finally Superted asked about getting a GSM SIM for use in the U.S. DarrylW4 recommended using the AT&T network as they have better coverage overall than the other large GSM carrier in the U.S. – T-Mobile – but not necessary to use AT&T itself. Two MVNOs offered as options were GoPhone and StraightTalk. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSS StitcherSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 089: Tips From the 2013 Race I

Sep 14, 2013 48:42

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For the eighty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 discuss some of the tips and tricks posted to the entries in the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race." We were excited to try out the new "Live Q&A" function for the first time during this recording with the assistance of f1drivr. The first of the traveler tips mentioned were from lafitefl's "Sea Cache Horsing Around" and "Cache Patrol" and a couple tips in their logs from gflyer. NoNameYet202 "GGH TB Race Technology Tag" was the next up along with bonus tip from EttaKrewe in its logs. 4freds's "QR-Code Travel Beetle" shared a tip seemingly learned from first-hand experience and a tip in the log from TheMoiety. globaltreckers mentioned GGH Beta.13 and the usage he learned about using NeonGeo (also check GGH056) on "email us plz if you grabbed thnx." Joe.small shared some tips on flashlights (check GGH066 for more on flashlights for Geocaching) on his "Shine a little light GGH 2013" traveler, which also picked up a tip from The Small Ball Crew in its logs. Minnesota Boy's travelers ("Goofy," "Rumpelstiltskin," and "US Flag History Geocoin") managed to collect the most tips on their logs including ones from gravitybear, cdnilpog, Jensentravels, and EvilRhino. Meanwhile debaere released a series of themed travelers into the race – "Top Gear(UK) - The Stig," "Top Gear(UK) - Jeremy Clarkson," "Top Gear(UK) - James May," "Top Gear(UK) - Richard Hammond" – each with its own tip. The "GeoGearHeads 2013 Evernote Racing Coin (II)," "GeoGearHeads 2013 QR Racing Coin (II)," and "GGH 2013 Race Traveling Tip Exchange" travelers from our own DarrylW4 received a little discussion again, but the add-on tip from scrapcat got more air time. Tips on those travelers from Poppa's Chick and peeknseekjr were also mentioned. "Doin' It Old School" by TeamOrville mentioned the "Log Them All" site. Finally for this week, Team Shiney's "Caching Friend" shared two more tips. Our thanks again to GXProxy.com for supplying many of the gifts for the participants!The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 088: Randomize XV

Sep 7, 2013 47:08

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle a variety of subjects on the eighty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads, the fifteenth installment of the Randomize show. juris1c wrote in wanting an iOS app to merge Geocaching, Munzee, and WallaBee notifications. Then we heard from TheWinterTrio who was hoping we knew something more about Geocaching.com's "Your Friends" feature (in short, no). Then the news that Microsoft killed their tags and the smartwatches out of IFA (Qualcomm Toq and Samsung Galaxy Gear) wrapped up the show. The "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" is over, and we mentioned the three leaders in that race. Next week we're going over those tips.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 087: Insights From the 2013 Block Party

Aug 31, 2013 52:53

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Quadsinthemud (previously featured on CAMC008) joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about things they learned from the 2013 Geocaching Block Party on the eighty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Bad Cop collected audio interviews with Bryan (Vice President/Co-Founder of Groundspeak) and fox-and-the-hound (noted designer Chris Mackey who works with GCProxy) while manning the booth in the Podcaster Studio. Bryan shared some insight into the Block Party and the HQ GeoTour. Fox-and-the-hound talked about his start in geocoins and experience with Moun10Bike, along with his day job at Aura Design Group.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 086: Leave No Trace

Aug 24, 2013 34:01

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Jason Grubb of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics joins us for the eighty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He shared some information about the organization and tips for Geocachers (available in this PDF) along with the GeocachingPolicy.org/ and Tread Lightly sites. Also mentioned was the Geocache Reference Cards they sell.Note: Jason wrote that he misspoke when talking about the amount of material carried out of the Petrified Forest National Park. It should have been "3.4 million pounds," not tons.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 085: WallaBee

Aug 17, 2013 52:34

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Ben Dodson (CEO of WallaBee) joins TheBadCop and DarrylW4 on the eighty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He shares some insight about the iOS location-based game including is history and future. Ben tackles some emails from juris1c, Superted, and wolrab before we start gifting the "GeoGearHeads Show" unique card to those who emailed during the live show. Listen to the show for instructions as to how you can get your own through the end of September 2013.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 084: Tech Changes Caching I

Aug 10, 2013 42:34

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ClayJar (last on GGH071) for the eighty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. Among the many things discussed were coord checkers "Certitude," "Evince," "Geocheck," and "Geochecker." Also mentioned was the price drop on the Sero 7 tablets and The Bad Cop's booth at the Geocaching Block Party 2013. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 083: New From Munzee

Aug 3, 2013 39:58

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For the eighty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk with Rob of Team Munzee. The covered features of the new Munzee 2.0 app (highlights are available in a YouTube video). Also mentioned was the ongoing GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 082: Randomize XIV

Jul 27, 2013 46:43

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For the eighty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk about a variety of subjects. This time it mostly covered Android tablets and wearable computing. Nighthawk700 shared his thoughts and experience with the Hisense Sero 7 Pro. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talked about the New Nexus 7 and Chromecast announced recently by Google. They moved on to wearables and the Pebble Watch. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 081: State of GPSR I

Jul 20, 2013 46:47

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For the eighty-first edition of the GeoGearHeads we're joined again by Rich Owings of GPS Tracklog to talk about the current state of GPSRs. The panel talked about the Garmin Oregon 600 series, Garmin Monterra, Rand McNally Foris 850, and the Earl. They wrapped up with their current picks for Geocaching GPSRs; Rich Owings: Garmin GPSMap 62 The Bad Cop: Garmin Oregon 600 DarrylW4: Garmin eTrex 30 The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 080: Geocaching.com Premium Features

Jul 13, 2013 44:26

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For the eightieth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 discuss the Premium Member Features of Geocaching.com. Those include Instant Notifications, Pocket Queries, Caches Along a Route, Lists, Premium Caches, Stats, Advanced Maps, and improved Live API access. Also mentioned was Google's closure of the (mentioned in GGH 078: Caches Along A Route I) and the release of Munzee 2.0 for iOS. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 079: Caching Solo I

Jul 6, 2013 47:20

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talking about caching by yourself for the seventy-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show kicked off with feedback from and StevensAdInfinitum. Following the feedback from Team Geofrog they talked a little about headsets and referred to GGH Beta.06: Podcatching for those looking for more information. Darryl mentioned a "Women Caching Alone" bookmark list he found interesting and asked for others to send in any other references like it. Also, information from the GGH Beta.22: Social Media Safety I episode applies to your actions on the trail. Several smartphone apps were mentioned; Glympse, Google Latitude, Moby, echoecho, and iCloud Find My Friends. They also mentioned the satellite-based options of the DeLorme InReach and Spot. For an emergency, backup mobile phone they also talked about the SpareOne Phone.They started with a brief schedule of some dates from Groundspeak to promote getting out for some Geocaching. One show – GGH 072: Streaking I – seemed especially helpful for those attempting to cache the entire month of August.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 078: Caches Along A Route I

Jun 29, 2013 36:27

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Geocaching.com's Caches Along A Route is the topic for the seventy-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk through using the tool (more official help can be found in Groundspeak's Help Center under "1.4. Trip Planner: Caches Along a Route"). They referred back to previous shows — "GGH Beta.22: Social Media Safety I" and "GGH 060: Ontario Trails Project" — for more information relevant to their conversation.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 077: Bicycle Powercaching I

Jun 22, 2013 46:20

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mtrax (he was previously on episode 87 of the original Cache-A-Maniacs series) The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the seventy-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about powercaching by bicycle. Some of the information from GGH Beta.23: Gear Your Bike I (including show notes) was briefly mentioned again in this show. Some other suggested tools were Celly, Glympse, and Google Latitude.Darryl also heard from one of the creators of HoneyBlend with some clarifications about WallaBee.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 076: Randomize XIII

Jun 15, 2013 50:11

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk over three location-based games for the seventy-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads, our thirteenth Randomize episode. The show started by answering some voicemail from JerseyEric about Munzee. WallaBee has been making the rounds through the Geocaching circles thanks to a post by previous guest Adrian Faulkner (a.k.a. figures). Finally, Ingress has undergone some changes making it a very different game than it had been when last mentioned on the GeoGearHeads. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 075: Intercaching

Jun 8, 2013 35:42

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For the seventy-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads we're joined by ChileHead to talk about his Intercaching service. Some examples of the service in use are the "GC44E92: UK's First InterCache" (GC44E92), "Fellow's Workout - Intercache Edition" (GC49Y8M), and "Intercache: Frolic In Fairport" (GC34DQ3). We also heard back from wolrab troubles with the Geocaching App which he solved by using Geocaching with Geosphere (featured on GGH070). Due to technical problems during the Google+ Hangout On Air broadcast no YouTube video is available this week. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 074: goblindust

Jun 1, 2013 31:36

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goblindust is our guest for the seventy-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about his geocache hides. The Bad Cop talked a little about his finds on several of the caches -- "Go for a BLOW " (GC30EHC), "The SUPER Pages " (GC3863H), "GOAT" (GC2Q1RT), "13467 Sea-Tel Blvd." (GC41T5F), and "DR. Who." (GCW6EM) -- plus the "Pirate High Seas Adventure" (GC395WZ) event.globaltreckers also submitted some audio feedback about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race."The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 073: Randomize XII

May 25, 2013 30:43

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goblindust is our guest for the seventy-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about his geocache hides. The Bad Cop talked a little about his finds on several of the caches -- "Go for a BLOW " (GC30EHC), "The SUPER Pages " (GC3863H), "GOAT" (GC2Q1RT), "13467 Sea-Tel Blvd." (GC41T5F), and "DR. Who." (GCW6EM) -- plus the "Pirate High Seas Adventure" (GC395WZ) event.globaltreckers also submitted some audio feedback about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race."The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 072: Streaking I

May 18, 2013 35:04

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kcsmiths joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 on the the seventy-second edition of the GeoGearHeads. He wrote the "A GeoYear Streak" post for the "Trip's GeoAdventures" blog after wrapping up more than a year finding a geocache each day. Ed2Ed emailed his experience on an FTF-a-month caching steak and his use of the Project-GC web site. DudleyGrunt called in his streak across multiple geolocation games. Three members of the GeoGearHeads audience shared their support of the show this week. RSWinter and 4freds left reviews on iTunes while TheWoodenRadio emailed about the links he's included on his "Weakly Thoughts" blog.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 071: Scubacaching I

May 11, 2013 31:15

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For the seventy-first edition of the GeoGearHeads ClayJar joins us to talk Scubacaching. One of the caches mentioned in the show was "The Deep Dam Cache" (GCK9PV). Also mentioned was the ongoing "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" and the opportunity for one of the great prizes donated by GxProxy.com and ourselves. This show was dedicated to Murfster and Karl Witsman for their PayPal donations to support the show.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 070: Geosphere 3 Tips & Tricks

May 4, 2013 39:01

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The Developer of Geosphere joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for seventieth edition of the GeoGearHeads to share some ways to get the most from the latest version. Those looking for more information should check the Geosphere Documentation and Support Forum. He was also on the Geocaching Podcast 295 for an overview of version 3.This show is dedicated to Minnesota Boy, TheWoodenRadio, and an anonymous donor for their PayPal donations since the last show. Those donations have helped offset the hosting bill which is due shortly.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 069: 13hache

Apr 27, 2013 44:51

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For the sixty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads we talked with 13hache about his creative geocaches. He only has six hides ("Widdle Widow Maker," "Zero Xylem," "Skin Crawl," "Snake Eyes," "'W', n cross section," and "Barn View") but each is a high-quality cache with multiple favorite points.We also heard from several audience members. First JR and Juju weighed in on Wherigo. We also heard from The Puffin about a SD Card Camera Connection Kit for iPad. Minnesota Boy and TeamBuxton also commented in the Google+ Hangout On Air during the recording about a couple more issues mentioned at the end of the show.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 068: Your Gear I

Apr 20, 2013 44:47

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The topic for the sixty-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads is the gear used by our audience members. We spoke like with TheWoodenRadio who mostly uses his Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx with some help from his iPhone/iPad and Geosphere. Minnesota Boy also contacted us about his use of a Magellan eXplorist GC and iPhone. The Bad Cop, DarrylW4, and TheWoodenRadio also talked about the Rove (available through indiegogo), the Garmin Oregon 600 and 650 as to how they might change workflows for Geocachers in the future.Also mentioned in this show was the virtual discovery policy for Geocaching.com trackables (discussed in length during the April Cacher Coffee show on the Geocaching Podcast) and how it relates to "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race."The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 067: tPod

Apr 13, 2013 46:46

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The sixty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads took a little turn from the Geocaching-focus to talk with Rich Harmon about the tPod line. The Program Manager at Tellurex told us about the Smithsonian's "Design with the Other 90%" and his World Pot concept. The tPod1 was funded through a Kickstarter Project but is available to purchase and ship now. The beta version of the tPod 5 is available now, but Rich shared information about the redesigned version which they hope to bring to a Kickstarter project within 6 weeks and deliver about October 2013. He also talked about their special Battery Pack designed to be charged by the low, variable voltage of the tPod1. He also shared that a single teacandle in the tPod1 only yields about 700mAh – only about half a charge for most common smartphones.The Bad Cop also talked about debaere's (formerly interviewed for "CAM Ep. 246: debaere" and now co-hosting "GeoSnippits Reboot") "TB Race Entries Ready" blog post on the GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race. DarrylW4 mentioned being honored by the Michigan Geocaching Organization with their 2013 MiGO Silver Geocoin Award (more information is available in his blog post).The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 066: Caching Lights I

Apr 6, 2013 52:52

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John Robb (of Cache At Night who caches under teamvoyagr and was last on "GGH 058: Caching by UV Light") for the sixty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about lights for Geocachers. Before that discussion began we heard from NativTxnabout her favorite weatherproof labels: Avery 15510 (1" x 2-5/8") 15513 (2" x 4") 5526 (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") 5522 (1-1/3" x 4") 3M 3800-B (1" x 2-5/8") 3800-S (2" x 4") 3800-V (3-1/3" x 4") The Bad Cop also mentioned the "Weather Proofing Munzees" video by Cache Continuum and the vinyl Munzee stickers now offered in the Munzee Store. Following some great information from John Robb he recommended their blog for more information about flashlights, headlamps, and more. For those wanting to get into a little more serious information the Candle Power Forurms is his recommendation.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 065: Randomize XI

Mar 30, 2013 37:57

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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.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 064: Future of Location-Based Gaming I

Mar 23, 2013 43:45

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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.The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 063: Tools of the Trail I

Mar 16, 2013 46:27

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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. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 062: AirRaidFan

Mar 9, 2013 46:47

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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. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 061: QR Codes 1

Mar 2, 2013 48:41

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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: Android QR Droid My QR Code Generator QR Code Generator iOS QR Code Maker QR Code Creator QRReader for iPhone QRReader for iPad Linux qrencode Mac OS Aztec Code Generator QR Factory - Professional QR Code Creator QRBeam Windows Yeblon QR-Code Generator APP for Windows Windows Phone QRCode Generator Windows Phone Lynkee Free, Web-based Options QR Code Generator QR Stuff GOQR.ME QR Code Generator by Delivr 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. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 060: Ontario Trails Project

Feb 23, 2013 30:22

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northernpenguin joins us again (he previously joins us for GGH Beta.28: Caching Cameras I) to talk about the "Ontario Trails Project" the sixtieth edition of the GeoGearHeads. We also talked about the start of the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race which starts on the first. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 059: Randomize X

Feb 16, 2013 36:12

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are back for the fifty-ninth edition of the GeoGearHeads and the tenth Randomize show. We kicked off this show with a voicemail from Superted about last week's show and his attempt at his first UV cache -- "Spot to Spot!!!" (GC45BCA). We also heard from previous guest jeepin_idaho about an article of an interesting application of QR codes. Next was more discussion about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" which starts on March first. Info and instructions are now posted so get your travelers entered early so they can get out early and earn more point! Xpunkx, host of the "Geocaching Podcast," talked about the new Garmin GGZ format. We also read the comment from Robert Lipe, previously on "GGH Beta.30: GPSBabel," on the GPSTracklog article. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race

Feb 15, 2013

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Welcome to the GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race! We've partnered with TB-Run.com to power the first GeoGearHeads sponsored race. The goal of these travelers is to meet as many Geocachers as possible along their travels while sharing Geocaching tips and tricks between March 1, 2013 and September 1, 2013. Each traveler earns a point for each unique cacher who submits a log to it. Since this is intended to be fun for everyone (as well as sharing some Geocaching knowledge) you are encouraged to submit multiple travelers, each with its own tip or trick. We hope you're able to participate by either moving a trackable item or releasing one yourself. Perhaps you'll be fortunate enough to do both! Here's how to enter the race; Acquire and active your Geocaching.com traveler. You can use a travel bug tag, geocoin, or any other Geocaching.com trackable (provided it can be set free and isn't already in another race), new or old. Fill in the traveler information. You may use any name you like, but please include the following for the mission;This traveler is a member of the "GeoGearHeads 2013" race and would like to meet as many Geocachers it can while encouraging the exchange of tips and tricks. Include your tip or trick (perhaps something you use frequently or something picked up from the show) and the following HTML in the description (click on the "source" button before pasting in this text);

Please try to keep this traveler moving! Discoveries and events are highly encouraged as this traveler earns points for the number of logs from unique geocachers. If you have a favorite tip or trick please include it when you log this traveler. We love sharing tips with our fellow Geocachers to help improve the game and inspire the players!

Information about the GeoGearHeads 2013 is available through the Cache-A-Maniacs website. Standings are available through the TB-Run.com service which powers this race. Add a photo. Though not required, we’d like to see a photo of your traveler. (Instructions) Login to the TB-Run.com site. (If you've not created a TB-Run.com account, you will need to create one.) Add the traveler to the race. Make note of the traveler's ID (that "TB" number, not the tracking number) and add it to the "GeoGearHeads 2013" race. You will receive a confirmation page from TB-Run with the traveler's information. If that information is correct click the button to confirm. Attach a note or tag with the traveler's mission. We've created some optional tags to print and include with your racers. These PDFs are available in two sizes and two versions:Business Card Size: Color B&WGeocoin Insert Size: Color B&W Release your traveler. Being that this traveler wants to meet Geocachers an event might be the place to set it free. Discoveries are highly encouraged! We want these travelers to move so please don't keep the traveler. This race was started simply to have fun among the GeoGearHeads audience. No prizes are expected but contribution of prizes are welcome. If you would like to contribute prizes please mail them to: Cache-A-ManiacsPO Box 1144Troy  MI 48099-1144 If you have a prize which requires other arrangements (e.g. electronic delivery) please contact us at GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com. The prizes donated to the race will be distributed to the leading traveler owners based on the score for top travelers as determined by TB-Run.com. Each traveler owner is eligible for one prize regardless of the number of travelers entered. Our current Prize Pool includes: From Cache-A-Maniacs: 5 - Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoins From GXProxy.com: Discovered: Memoires of a Geocoin Designer Limited Edition Brite Light Torch Waldgeist is Watching Coin Set Wild Ones - Dragonfly Trackable Wild Ones - Turtle Trackable 4 - TrekTag Trackables 2 - PackStrap Trackables 4 - Ready2Go GxProxy Coins 5 - Travel Shield for Trackables The current standings can be found through the GeoGearHeads 2013 page on TB-Run.com.

GGH 058: Caching by UV Light

Feb 9, 2013 52:39

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On episode fifty-eighth of the GeoGearHeads we talk with John Robb (of Cache At Night who caches under teamvoyagr) about geocaching with UV lights. For more about UV and IR caching check the "Ultra Violet and Infrared Night Caches" on their blog. For those looking to get into night caching, check the BFL Boot Camp hosted by the Toronto Area Geocachers. 4freds and the "Code Travel Beetle" were also mentioned as being the first entry into the GeoGearHead 2013 traveler race. You can add your traveler to that race through TB-Run.com (quick tip; login to TB-Run before clicking through links). Our thanks go to GxProxy for their donation of prizes for the race. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 057: Tech for Event Support I

Feb 2, 2013 45:51

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For the fifty-seventh edition of the GeoGearHeads our hosts (The Bad Cop and DarrylW4) talked about using technology to support Geocaching events. For loading GPSRs during events they spoke about "" (check our show Beta.30) and "GSAK." We also talked about getting the information to smartphones including use of services like "DropBox" (check our show Beta.50). DarrylW4 generally recommends attendees use "Geo Bucket" or "Looking4Cache Free" for iOS (though he prefers "Geocaching with Geosphere") and "CacheSense Demo" or "Neongeo - Demo" (check our show 56).We also received word from Groundspeak related to our topic of show 55. Thanks to Wet_Coaster and his question for kicking off the conversation in this show about the use of NFCs in Geocaching. We also talked about the GeoGearHead 2013 traveler race starting next month. You can add your traveler to that race through TB-Run.com (quick tip; login to TB-Run before clicking through links). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 056: NeonGeo

Jan 26, 2013 01:10:15

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For the fifty-sixth edition of the GeoGearHeads we're joined by AZtech, forum moderator for NeonGeo. The Geocaching app for Android devices is available from the Google Play Store as a full, paid version or in a trial version. AZtech provided several screenshots used during this show's recording and we suggest watching the YouTube for the visual as he talks about the features. He also answered questions from JerseyEric and Nighthawk700 in the 70 minute long show. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 055: NFC I

Jan 19, 2013 23:02

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For the fifty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads we spoke with Bells Angels about NFC and his "Can you NFC me?" GC3QBN7 cache. He recommends Android users check out the "NFC TagWriter by NXP" ("NFC TagInfo by NXP" for reading) and "Tasker" apps. More discussion about using NFC can be found in our previous Beta.47 and Beta.48 shows. We also heard from TheWoodenRadio on last week's discussion of wool socks. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 054: Randomize IX

Jan 12, 2013 38:39

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Our ninth Randomize edition played out for the fifty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. We started with the news from Garmin of their new Oregon 600 series GPSRs. GPS Tracklog included some video in their CES 2013 – Hands on, videos & reactions post. Next we covered options for TeamOrville who was looking to read a GPX file on a Mac. We mentioned running GSAK (her usual program on Windows) through Apple's included Boot Camp virtual machines (e.g. VirtualBox, Parallels Desktop for Mac, and VMWare Fusion). We also mentioned loading through GPSBabel (featured on GGH Beta.30). Then there were two options through the Mac App Store; Geocache Manager (publisher website) and iCaching (publisher website). We also heard from UnNamed Mike asking about Geocaching.com Reviewer tools. Then we wrapped with a question about hiking boots from Nighthawk700 and a response from debaere. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH 053: JJBarretts2

Jan 5, 2013 41:05

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Noted hider JJBarretts2 joins hosts The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for the fifty-second show. He's also created a FaceBook group -- "Cool Geocache Creations" -- to share some creative caches. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com

GGH Beta.52: Earthcaching I

Dec 29, 2012 51:45

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ClickChik returns to talk about Earthcaching for the fifty-first beta show. First, we mentioned a couple of things from the previous edition of the GeoGearHeads, including the iOS version of Base Camp and the TUAW article on iOS 6 upgrade rates. A couple events were mentioned in the course of the show; "2nd International EarthCache Event" (GC3JG9V) and "International EarthCache Day" on October 13, 2013. ClickChik also recommends getting a Geocaching.com Premium Membership and checking out Earthcache.org and National Park Service. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.51: Future of Location I

Dec 22, 2012 39:17

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Episode fifty-one is a discussion about the future of location tech and gaming. The session opens with a very complimentary voicemail from smile makers (who had been featured on episode 257 of the original Cache-A-Maniacs). We also heard from Ed2Ed about the TB-Run and TB-Rescue sites. The real conversation starts with former guest (Beta.08) Rich Owings's "GPS Predictions for 2013" article from GPSTracklog. Later on we're joined by debaere for a discussion about location-based gaming, mostly Ingress and Wherigo. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.50: DropBox for Cachers

Dec 15, 2012 32:56

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For the fiftieth beta show The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk about how Geocachers make DropBox (referral links for The Bad Cop & DarrylW4) work for them. Before we got into that topic we had a voicemail about the new "gadgetcaches" YouTube channel by WVTim (featured on Beta.41). We also heard from darkman2371 about the Google_Map_V3 macro for GSAK. NoNameYet202 also wrote to remind us of the Geotribes site and how he uses DropBox to sync his GSAK databases. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.49: Randomize VIII

Dec 8, 2012 46:10

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For the forty-ninth beta show The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 continue with the random selection of topics from Beta.48. A voicemail from DudleyGrunt following up from last week's discussion on cross posting. Next we heard from ripperjack369 about a quality series of caches. TheWoodenRadio contacted us about carrying bags to perform a little CITO and help with camo of your caching activity. Nighthawk700 asked about caching games. Next was a question from UrbanGeo53 about printing a map with a list of caches (we had a discussion on Google+ as well). Our last question came from kenna4u about UV materials. We also talked about Groundspeak retiring Geocaching Challenges, the article on Mobile Apps 4 Biz titled "Salvage That Water Damaged Phone" as a follow up to Beta.40, the new Communities on Google+, and Qualcomm's new battery efficient NFC chip. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.48: Randomize VII

Dec 1, 2012 39:45

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Beta episode forty-eight contains a broad range of subjects submitted by our great audience! The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 kicked off the show with feedback from Will IB Ready. They also mentioned the Samsung Ad brought up in Beta.47 and the GeoGearHeads on the new CacheFace network. We also heard from Lafitefl about his luck in being routed near some caches by WVTim, then their efforts to find "The Library" (GC2WCV0), "Gadget Cache" (GC333J2), "Widget" (GC2WX5B) and others after hearing him on Beta.41. WVTim himself then emailed us about Beta.46 and how he's been busy since his show working with fellow Cachers about building their own Gadget caches. *TnT* shared his though on making NFCs as a shortcut for a puzzle cache, making it accessible to just about everyone. We had another story about an accidental find from lookforgeo. JR and Juju emailed about their use of DropBox to keep their GSAK databases up-to-date. Both schnider and debaere wrote in to ask about the "Beta" tag for GeoGearHead episodes. After the drawing, NoNameYet202 asked about stats packages like FindStatGen, BadgeGen, MyGeocachingProfile.com, and cachestat. DarrylW4 added the cross-platform GCStatistic tool. xpunkx called in to ask about possible tools to handle geotagged photos and tied them with logs. Though neither The Bad Cop or DarrylW4 knew of a solution, DarrylW4 mentioned the GeoJournal Mac app as the closest thing to meet xpunkx's desire. Next we heard from Ed2Ed by email about the "Cat Friends - Lucky" (TB4999F) traveler which was showing up in the wrong cache. Lastly we had a voicemail from JerseyEric about cross-listing caches. During this show we also drew the winners of the Happy Caching Days Giveaway. Our thanks again to Magellan for their donation of an eXplorist GC, and to Brand 44 Colorado for their donation of an Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.47: Gifting Gear Guide

Nov 24, 2012 34:40

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The crew from the Geocaching Podcast join in for the forty-seventh beta show. The Bad Cop, DarrylW4, HeadHardHat, and xpunkx talk about considerations when giving gifts to geocachers (or potential geocachers). This show doesn't talk so much about gift ideas, but things to consider before giving that person their gift. The Geocaching Podcast goes an annual gift guide, scheduled this year for episode 280. They begin with feedback from Nighthawk700 about a posting by Bruce of Cachesense about pricing. The demo version is free to try, while the full version is currently only $5US in the Play Store. An audio comment from jeepin_idaho prompted some discussion about NFC (and likely a full show in the future). This weeks contributors were entered into the holiday giveaways. Thanks to Magellan, listeners all over the world have the chance to win an eXplorist GC. Brand 44 Colorado was also kind enough to provide a Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache for those within North America. Along with those four awesome gifts, the hosts of the GeoGearHeads will be pitching in a few items themselves to be given away through a drawing on Episode Beta.48 (November 29, 2012) (details available here). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.46: Totally Tubular with Dayspring

Nov 17, 2012 31:59

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The Geocacher known for the "Totally Tubular" hides joins us for Beta.46. Dayspring's series includes; Totally Tubular! (GCNDTN) Totally Tubular II (GCNYKE) Totally Tubular III (GCP9G9) Totally Tubular IV (GCQ88R) Totally Tubular IV (GC12FGE) Totally Tubular IV (2) (GCWQET) Totally Tubular V (GCR0TZ) Totally Tubular VI (GCR2NY) Totally Tubular VII (GCRXY4) Totally Tubular VIII (GCW9Y6) We also heard from several Cachers about last week's GSAK & PQs episode. NoNameYet202 called in about his "autoupdater" macro. TheWinterTrio emailed to suggest working with fellow cachers (including the GSAK forums) and using the "PlacedPQ" macro to help select the date for your PQs. searchjaunt suggested GSAK users who want to take their GSAK databases into the field look at "GDAK," "GSAK addon for Locus," or "IGeoKnife." Our last bit of GSAK feedback came from Hakuin who suggested Mac Users might look at "iCaching" as a native alternative to GSAK. This weeks contributors were entered into the holiday giveaways. Thanks to Magellan, listeners all over the world have the chance to win an eXplorist GC. Brand 44 Colorado was also kind enough to provide a Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache for those within North America. Along with those four awesome gifts, the hosts of the GeoGearHeads will be pitching in a few items themselves to be given away through a drawing on Episode Beta.48 (November 29, 2012) (details available here). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.45: GSAK & PQs I

Nov 10, 2012 31:56

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vbpad joins hosts The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 forty-fifth beta show to talk about GSAK and Pocket Queries. vbpad had previously been a guest on the Original Cache-A-Maniacs series, episode 221. He will also be teaching at the Advanced Geocaching: GSAK & OpenStreetMap" (GC3Y78A) event. This show was inspired by "Hakuin's question on loading caches into GSAK. debaere also emailed about the possibility of GSAK being made available on other platforms. Based on the item 17 from the GSAK FAQ, and some conversation, the panel decided it wasn't likely. Finally, a voicemail from Anteaus asked about favorite GSAK Macros. This weeks contributors were entered into the holiday giveaways. Thanks to Magellan, listeners all over the world have the chance to win an eXplorist GC. Brand 44 Colorado was also kind enough to provide a Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache for those within North America. Along with those four awesome gifts, the hosts of the GeoGearHeads will be pitching in a few items themselves to be given away through a drawing on Episode Beta.48 (November 29, 2012) (details available here). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.44: Earthcache Gear I

Nov 3, 2012 38:38

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Our forty-fourth beta show talks about Earthcaching and the gear to help you. Before we talked with ClickChik we had a stack of feedback to address. yraft kicked off the feedback mentioning the Tread Lightly campaign in response to our Beta.42 show. debaere called in to let us know that the Google speech recognizer runs on the phone as of Android 4.1, a correction to DarrylW4's comments in Beta.43. Lafitefl and Nighthawk700 shared their stories relating to that show as well. Finally we fielded questions from TeamOrville and *TnT* on CacheSense for Android. Moving into Earthcaching we started with some questions by Lafitefl which we answered using "3.2. Logging of Non-Physical Geocaches" and "5.4. Creating an EarthCache: Additional Tips" of Groundspeak's Help Center, and "GSA EarthCache Guidelines." We also heard from kristaandgeoff and Nighthawk700about what's in their Earthcache Kit. All seven of our contributors have been entered into the holiday giveaways. Thanks to Magellan, listeners all over the world have the chance to win an eXplorist GC. Brand 44 Colorado was also kind enough to provide a Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache for those within North America. Along with those four awesome gifts, the hosts of the GeoGearHeads will be pitching in a few items themselves to be given away through a drawing on Episode Beta.48 (November 29, 2012) (details available here). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.43: Randomize VI

Oct 27, 2012 42:36

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 gab without any guest for the forty-third beta show, the sixth Randomized edition. They started with a topic submitted by Brightblades about finding containers in good hiding spots. During a conversation about Siri's odd pronunciation of "Geocaching" they talked about The Travel Bugs and their song "To Whom It May Concern." They talked about using QR Codes to simplify logging of trackables and caches. Of course the new iPad mini was discussed as a geocaching tool. As were reports by Android Central on 32GB 3G Nexus 7 pricing, the Verge on the manual for the unannounced Nexus 10, and SKUs for the unannounced Nexus 4. They also talked about the release of the Microsoft Surface and its possibility of being used for geocaching. This week only one contributor was entered into the holiday giveaways. Thanks to Magellan, listeners all over the world have the chance to win an eXplorist GC. Brand 44 Colorado was also kind enough to provide a Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache for those within North America. Along with those four awesome gifts, the hosts of the GeoGearHeads will be pitching in a few items themselves to be given away through a drawing on Episode Beta.48 (November 29, 2012) (details available here). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.42: Gear Your OHV

Oct 20, 2012 45:53

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We're joined by jeepin_idaho of the 4x4 Podcast to talk about gear for Geocachers and their Off-Highway Vehicles. He a couple of posts -- "Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit" and "Ram Mount for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Installation" -- from his podcast site. Some of the products he suggested were the dual battery kits, gravity water filters, Reliance Aqua-Tainer, Chuck Box, Fun Treks guides, and EveryTrail. We heard from TheWinterTrio again about using the GPSR for Munzees. We talked a little about that and the three GSAK macros for bringing in Munzees; "MyMunzeesCSV," "MyMunzeesV3CSV," and "WGETmunzeecaps." Perhaps the most interesting mention in this episode was about a new set of giveaways we kicked off as of this recording. Thanks to Magellan, listeners all over the world have the chance to win an eXplorist GC. Brand 44 Colorado was also kind enough to provide a Geomate.jr with Update Kit, Geomate Large Log Cache, and a Geomate Gnome Cache for those within North America. Along with those four awesome gifts, the hosts of the GeoGearHeads will be pitching in a few items themselves to be given away through a drawing on Episode Beta.48 (November 29, 2012) (details available here). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.41: Gadget Caches with WVTim

Oct 13, 2012 32:21

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In the forty-first beta show hosts The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are joined by WVTim. He's worked some of his ideas with fellow cachers (including Dayspring) and shared some details about building "Gadget Cache" (GC333J2), "Up, Periscope !" (GC3NQW0), and "Hi-Tech Cache" (GC2WCA2). Some other gadget caches by WVTIM are; "Widget" (GC2WX5B), "The Library" (GC2WCV0), "The Quick and the Dead !" (GC37YH6), "Take a Deep Breath" (GC3QQGD), "Faster!Faster!Faster!" (GC3NE22), "Eat Mor Chikin" (GC3V5KN), and "Evolution of the Rest Stop !" (GC33NAZ). WVTim enjoys exchanging ideas and helping fellow geocachers build more interesting hides. Contact him through his profile on Geocaching.com. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.40: Wet Device Recovery

Oct 6, 2012 46:06

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Technology journalist Andy Ihnatko (of the Chicago Sun-Times, TWIT, and The Ihnatko Almanac) joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 for a discussion about recovering electronic devices after getting wet. Andy tested several technique in his article "Salvage Techniques for Wet Electronics" including use of Fresh Step Crystals and the specialize The Dry & Store device. In that discussion we mentioned comments on Google+ by Adorfer about recovering his gear dunked while "...walking in high waders inside a former factory for aggricultural fertilizers in the basement of the sulfur storage...." We started with news that Cachesense for Android now supports Munzees, then followed up with a call from Superted (also featured on "CAM Ep. 162: Superted"). Listener Tom suggested through Google+ the use of a device like the Portable Picture & Data Backup Hard Drive while quadsinthemudd (soon to be featured on Cache-A-Maniacs Connections) offered some thoughts including use of Contour Maps for Garmin GPS (also note that The Bad Cop misspoke while reading his comments - the Oregon 300 supports 2,000 geocaches, not 200). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.39: Randomize V

Sep 29, 2012 45:17

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Our thirty-ninth beta show is another Randomize edition with hosts The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 covering a number of issues. The first item was feedback from xpunkx about using GSAK to load images into the Magellan eXplorist units. Next was a topic submitted by CraigRat -- distracted driving. We talked a little about AT&T's new "It Can Wait" site and "DriveMode" apps for Android and Blackberry. We also mentioned the "Griffin Drivesafe" app for iOS users which contains information about driver laws in various locations. Our hosts moved to discussions of Munzee including the new NFC Tags for Android Users, the dfx.at Munzee to GPX converter, and the CacheMania post "Garmin Will Buy Munzee.com." The new HTC 8X and 8S Windows Phone 8 devices were mentioned, along with the new Nook HD and Nook HD+. The hosts also talked a little about some of the tear-down information on Apple's new Lightning Connector and the chips required in the cable. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.38: Waypoints vs. POIs vs. Paperless

Sep 22, 2012 43:13

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Steve of TheWinterTrio joins The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about waypoints, points of interest, and paperless caching for the thirty-eighth beta show. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.37: Randomize IV

Sep 15, 2012 48:31

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Hosts The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are back talking about a variety of topics. We started out with feedback on GSAK. We mentioned some detailed instructions from listener TheWinterTrio on using the field notes from Geosphere in GSAK;"Instead of 'Uploading' directly to Geocaching.com (how I did it before GSAK v8), I select 'Export.' On the next screen, choose the 'Geocachingz.com/Garmin' format, and then I choose 'Email' on the next screen. I'm guessing you could also do the 'Save to Shared Files,' but I usually do this as soon as I'm done logging for the day to make sure I get them off the phone ASAP to protect me from a phone crash. I also mark a new waypoint at the cache site in my 60Csx, so if I need it, I have a backup that way as well.Once on my laptop, I open the FieldNotes.zip file and save the text file to a separate directory. I also download all the Pics for the day and put them there as well. In GSAK, select the 'Publish Logs' from the 'Geocaching.com Access' menu. On the Publish Logs screen, right-click and choose 'Fetch > From File.' Select the FieldNotes file. It will load all the caches into the window and then you can tweak the found text, add pictures, TB Drop/Visit/Retrieve logs, whatever. You can also setup templates (similiar Geosphere) to add stuff automatically. I only have a simple one that says 'Thanks for the Smiley.' If you don't have an automatic template set, it will automatically put in the text from your field notes. Since I record all the Puzzle/Earth/Virtual notes in there, I didn't want them to get accidently published. I don't put anything like found counts for the day or anything else, so the template is only to protect me from publishing spoiler information. The most we've done in a day is about 25 caches, so maybe when we hit more I'll play more with the templates.Once you've tweaked all the text and things, you just hit publish and away it goes. It is much quicker than anything else I've tried. I never like'd doing the real log in the field via the "official app". I will only use that if I need to log a dropped TB or a quick FTF message. Everything else waits until I get home.If I only have a couple caches to log, I usually do the upload directly to Geocaching.com instead, but I'm going more and more to GSAK even for those.I recently went down to Oregon for a week for a Star Party and up to Canada for a week to visit family. We cached on the way there and the way back. I got about 60 caches on the first trip and 30 on the second. Each day I sent a file to email and processed it at night. When I got back home again, I had all the logs in GSAK ready to publish and just hit go. I don't do any logging except TB drops while on vacation. (we're just paranoid about logging out of state caches while not home.)" "One thing I forgot... With Geosphere, since you are 'Exporting' and not 'Uploading' you need to clear the upload flag yourself after you export the field notes. It doesn't do it automatically. GSAK can freak if you try and import a field note a second time..." We also mentioned some of the new products announced in the smartphone and tablet space. Those were the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPod Touch, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Motorola RAZR HD, Motorola RAZR MAXX HD, Motorola RAZR M, and the updated Amazon Kindle Line. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.36: Dataless Caching I

Sep 8, 2012 28:56

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Hosts The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talk about using smartphone and tablets for Geocaching without mobile data service on the thirty-sixth beta show. Above all else, we talked about the importance of the Pocket Queries which are only available on Geocaching.com to Premium Members. The Official Geocaching App (from Groundspeak) is available for Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone. Other specific apps we mentioned for iOS users were Geosphere, Looking4Cache, and GeoBucket. On Android, cachers will want to check out c:geo, CacheSense, and NeonGeo. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.35: Why Use GSAK?

Sep 1, 2012 37:43

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For the thirty-fifth beta show we talk with Adrian Faulkner (a.k.a. figures) about why Geocachers should use GSAK. He wrote the article "5 Reasons Every Geocacher Could Benefit From GSAK" on GPS Tracklog. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.34: Going Smartphone from GPSR

Aug 25, 2012 44:07

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We bring on some special guest hosts for the thirty-fourth beta show to talk about moving or adding a smartphone to your geocaching. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are joined by HeadHardHat (Geocaching Podcast, Geosnippits, & RVNN's Geocaching World) and xpunkx (Geocaching Podcast). The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.33: Brand 44 Takes on Geomate

Aug 18, 2012 27:12

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Brand 44's Ed O'Brien joins us on the thirty-third beta show to talk about the Geomate Jr. acquisition and more Geomate products.Also mentioned in this edition was the latlon.info URL shortener by former guest CraigRat which supports multiple Geocaching services. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.32: Going GPSR from Smartphone

Aug 11, 2012 38:49

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We bring on some special guest hosts for the thirty-second beta show to talk about moving or adding a GPSR to geocaching when you've started on a Smartphone. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are joined by HeadHardHat (Geocaching Podcast, Geosnippits, & RVNN's Geocaching World) and xpunkx (Geocaching Podcast).Also mentioned in this edition was the coord.ch URL shortener to multiple Geocaching services. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.31: Randomize III

Aug 4, 2012 31:17

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For the thirty-first beta show we cover another spattering of random topics. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 start with information about Groundspeak's URL shortening service for Geocaching.com and Waymarking.com at coord.info. They moved on to the viewer suggested topic of hiding a first geocache. The Bad Cop also talked about Apple's Podcasts app for iOS. The show wrapped after DarrylW4 talked about the PowerBag Sling by ful he's reviewing, and the Backpack by ful and Messenger by ful he purchased. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.30: GPSBabel

Jul 28, 2012 35:22

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 are joined in their Google+ Hangout On Air by Robert Lipe, Creator of GPSBabel -- the engine behind many of the programs we use as Geocachers. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.29: One Year of Munzee

Jul 21, 2012 27:18

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The Bad Cop return (from a car driven my WitzEnd) for the twenty-ninth beta show to talk with Snicker from Munzee. DarrylW4 and the Bad Cop, both whom use Munzee, talked about some of the changes since they started playing the game and got some info about Munzee. It's currently available on Android and iOS but coming soon to Windows Phone. You can follow Munzee on FaceBook, Google+, and Twitter. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.28: Caching Cameras I

Jul 14, 2012 40:21

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While the Bad Cop is away Witzend (the Bad Cop's cohost for Caching in the NorthWest) fills in as we're joined by northernpenguin for a conversation about cameras for geocaching on beta show twenty-eighth. You can find northernpenguin's work on Flickr, 500px, tumblr, and GregoryPleau.com. Some of the other sites referenced in this episode were Darryl's Photography4Cachers blog posts, Peak Design, and Trey Ratcliff's Stuck in Customs. Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.27: Orbiting Cache I

Jul 7, 2012 28:29

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We talk with e6c about the two caches he sent into space for the twenty-seventh beta episode. We spoke with him for the original Cache-A-Maniacs series on episode 233 as he was preparing for this second launch. That second launch took place at the Geocache in Space "L.E.I.F." MMXII Launch Party! (GC3M45Z) where he included the www.CacheAManiacs.com in Space! (TB4QENA) traveler (which will be joining the Bad Cop at a couple of events before going free somewhere in Washington). Video from this launch is available on YouTube and HeadHardHat also did a video on the event. e6c used a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger 2 as the onboard tracking device for the vehicle. The payload also included the Drift HD170 Stealth, Kodak Zi6, and Garmin Foretrex 101. The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube (WARNING: connectivity problems caused The Bad Cop's audio to be poor and delayed). Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.26: Our Gear I

Jun 30, 2012 45:26

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Special guest HeadHardHat returns for the twenty-sixth beta show to talk about the gear we personally use in our caching. Before that discussion we talked about an interesting conversation on Google+ about the Microsoft Surface and the potential of the Google Nexus 7for Geocachers. Below are links to the gear currently used by our panel: The Bad Cop Apple iPhone 3G S Geosphere The New iPad with LTE Geocaching Geobucket Garmin Oregon 200 HeadHeadHat Magellan eXplorist 720 HTC Droid Incredible Geocaching c:geo GeoCache Calculator Catch Garmin Nuvi 200 Apple iPad 2 Geosphere Geobucket DarrylW4 Apple iPhone 4 Geosphere Geocaching Wherigo Energizer AP1201 Evernote Navigon North America The New iPad with LTE GeoBucket Looking4Cache Free Evernote Garmin GPSMap 62st The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.25: Randomize II

Jun 23, 2012 34:20

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This week we talked about several smaller topics on the twenty-fifth beta show. We started with talk about the new Apple iOS and Google Maps. Then we got into the news of new Surface tablets from Microsoft. Finally we discussed some new battery and charging options (including the Portable Energy Station, Mophie, Monoprice, nPower PEG, and tPOD1).The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.24: Gear Your RV I

Jun 16, 2012 31:25

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We're back with a Google+ Hangout On Air for the twenty-fourth beta show with HeadHardHatto talk about gear for caching with your recreational vehicle. Some links mentioned on this episode were: Apple iPad 2 with 3G and iPad LTE Bad Elf GPS Dual XGPS150A GeoBucket Navigon RAM iPad Mount Garmin Nuvis Garmin Smartphone Link for Android Garmin Montana Magellan Roadmates for RVs TomTom Thule Yakima Cradlepoint Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.23: Gear Your Bike I

Jun 9, 2012 35:51

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The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle some of the accessories for bicycling cachers on the twenty-third beta episode. Of course handlebar mounts and cases are a must. RAM Mountshas options for most devices and vehicles. Some options discussed for smartphones were: Biologic Bike Mount for iPhone 4 ReeCharge Case for iPhone Bike Mount for Android iBike iBike Phone Booth iDash CC POWERHOUSE Delta Cycle Smart Phone Caddy The Joy Factory StormCruiser for iPhone 4/4S Topeak Phone DryBag RideCase Ibera We also talked a little about Herchenroder's questions on charging via the bike's motion. Some of the dynamo hub options mentioned were Biologic's Joule II Dynamo Hub 20" Wheel Set and ReeCharge Power Pack, the Bike2Power, and the Schmidt Maschinenbau products. An interesting posting titled "Bicycle iPhone and USB Charging" is an interesting read for those interested in converting their bike.This show was our second test of the Google+ Hangouts On Air feature. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.22: Social Media Safety I

Jun 2, 2012 23:35

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For the twenty-second beta episode we performed our first test of the Google+ Hangouts On Air with special guest ACFever. He works for the Bloomington Illinois Police and is a member of the Central Illinois Geocaching Association and joined us to talk about safety considerations when using social media. Some of the links mentioned in the show or are useful references are: I Have Timeline Mashable: Girl Posts Pics of Money on Facebook and Attracts Robbery The Telegraph: Most burglars using Facebook and Twitter to target victims, survey suggests NorthJersey.com: Twitter post leads to burglary in Wallington C|Net: Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare: Tools of the modern burglar? Allstate.com: 5 Social Media Strategies to Deter Burglary, Theft Fox Business: Nine Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook Bing Maps We also heard from Nighthawk700 about the "ICE: In Case of Emergency" app he uses on his Droid. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.21: First Aid Apps

May 26, 2012 18:47

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We're talking with sparrows_gold (of Maribell Associates, Inc.) about First Aid Apps on the twenty-first beta show. Here are some of the apps for both Android and iOS we found: Android Pocket First Aid & CPR $1.99USD First aid by British Red Cross Free GotoAID First Aid Lite Free WebMD Free BHF PocketCPR Free MEDIC First Aid Passport Free iOS Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association $1.99USD Hands-Only CPR Free First aid by British Red CrossFree GotoAID First Aid LITE Free WebMD Free iFirstAid Lite Free Everyday First Aid LITE Free PocketCPR Free First Aid - Facing Accidents Free Free MEDIC First Aid Passport Free Check the American Heart Association's website for some classes first aid available within the United States. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.20: Eric of Groundspeak

May 19, 2012 30:09

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Our twentieth beta show returns to Groundspeak for the last interview recorded at the Lily Pad. This time we're talking with Eric who most geocachers will recognize from the Latitude 47 blog. He's also responsible for their social media (Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube) presence. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.19: Vehicle Navigation GPSRs & Apps I

May 12, 2012 32:13

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Our nineteenth beta show looks at vehicle navigation GPSRs and apps. We started with some feedback from OBXGeek about events beyond the GC101. We also heard from Nighthawk700 and Yawppy on the Vehicle Navigation GPSRs and Apps. We mentioned the Griffin DriveSafe app for iOS in the show as a good, free resource for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users as to local laws on mobile use. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.18: Randomized I

May 5, 2012 23:57

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We try something new for our eigteenth beta episode -- a random assortment of topics submitted by Listeners. Nativtxn shared more on the Columbus app from last week, and on CacheSense and their YouTube tutorials. automattack shared some of the features of Neongeo he likes. jeepin_idaho wrote in with a little information about outdoor clothes for professional outdoor guides. K9 Crew asked for some discussion on cache placement. Bear_Left replied to some of the Google+ comments about tech clothing and cache hints. Team Monkeyboy wrote in about the new Geocaching.com site updates and the changes to the guidelines. Our final contribution came from Lafitefl asking about how much hint is too much hint, and issues with loading TOPO maps onto his Oregon 450. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.17: Android Apps I

Apr 28, 2012 27:32

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For beta episode seventeen we're joined by CraigRat of Android Cachingto talk about Geocaching Apps for Android. Some of the many apps available are: a:Drake c:geo - opensource CacheDroid CacheDroid (Donate) Cacher CacheSense CacheSense Demo Columbus GCC Pro - Donate Version GCC - GeoCache Calculator GeoArmy GeoBeagle: Geocaching Geocaching Geocache Finder Geocaching Droid Army Knife Geocaching Helper Geocaching.su GeoCompass Geodroid GeoFormel GeoFormel Lite GeoHunter Geooh Live GeOrg - Geocaching Organizer GeOrg - Opencaching.de GeOrg BCaching Connector GoldDigger Pro (Geocaching) GoldDigger (Geocaching) Find Geocaches Locus Pro Locus Free Locus - addon Geocaching Locus - addon GeoGet Database Locus - addon GSAK Database Neongeo - Geocaching Neongeo - Demo OpenCaching OpenCaching for Android Pocket Query Creator WhereYouGo Thanks to David_Wright, EagleScout1968, and Nighthawk700 for their input on the apps they use.We also heard from lafitefl on Geocaching 101s and Trackables. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.16: Hosting Geocaching 101s II

Apr 21, 2012 29:04

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We're joined again by Lookout Lisa for our sixteenth beta release on Hosting Geocaching 101s. We received several items under feedback this time including juris1c with "raumbezug - Interaktive Karten - OpenStreetMap - Garmin" as a source for European OSM Garmin support, jeepin_idaho talking about "Glympse," Team Nine Lives on FRS/GMRS, and M-T-P with the True Utility Telepen Telescopic Pen. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.15: Travelers with Moun10Bike

Apr 14, 2012 24:10

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This week we return to Groundspeak's headquarters to talk with Moun10Bike about trackables. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.14: OpenStreetMaps I

Apr 7, 2012 17:16

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Our fourteenth beta show talks about OpenStreetMaps. We suggested listeners interested in becoming involved in the community check out their Beginners' guide and video tutorials. For those looking to install OSM on their GPSRs, they have a couple pages for Garmin and Magellan users. Listeners looking for more on OpenStreetMaps might also want to download episode 245 of the Geocaching Podcast. Nighthawk700 recommended OpenCaching North America users on Android check out the Columbus app. A comment from rDLr also brought up the topic of location mapping of WiFi hotspots and Google's Opt-Out (_nomap) Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.13: Smartphone Caching I

Mar 31, 2012 28:15

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For the thirteenth installment of the GeoGearHeads we talk about some basics of caching with a smartphone. We listed some of the apps available for geocachers, including: Geocaching Live Apps a:Drake (Android) CacheBerry (Android & Blackberry) CacheBox (Android & Windows Mobile) CacheMaid (Android) GeoBucket (iOS) Geocache Navigator (Blackberry, Nokia, and other feature phones) GeoScout (Windows Mobile) Neongeo (Android) Locus (Android) PocketDrake (Windows Mobile) Official Geocaching Apps (Android, iOS, & Windows Phone) Unofficial Geocaching.com Apps GeoBeagle (Android) Geocaching with Geosphere (iOS) iGeocacher / iGeoPad / CacheLight (iOS) c:geo (Android) Non-Geocaching.com OpenCaching (Android & iOS) We also provided some tips for getting the most out of you phone while caching. The highlights are: Turn off WiFi Turn off BlueTooth Disable 3G/4G (when not downloading or out of range of those services) Download all caches over WiFi before departure Close all background apps Carry a backup battery (check GGH Beta.2) Plug in while in the car CReduce brightness Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.12: Field Communications

Mar 24, 2012 27:50

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We're back in our home studios for beta release 12 to talk about communication in the field. Some of the technologies discussed were Family Radio Service (FRS), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Short Message Service (SMS), and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). We also talked again about the DeLorme inReach which had its own show on Beta.03.We also drew the names of the lucky commenters to receive the either a pair of donated Android Mittens or USB battery packs. Each of those selected (nativtxn, jeepin_idaho, Nighthawk700, and Dudleygrunt) have been contacted and will receive their gifts shortly. Thanks for the donation of those gifts and the feedback we shared with other GeoGearHead Listeners! We're continuing to reward those who submit their feedback through the end of April with a new prize. We'll be selecting one comment used in each of those shows to receive either a Travel Bug Dog Tag or a Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoin. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.11: Geocaching Live API

Mar 17, 2012 15:34

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Our tenth beta show was recorded from Groundspeak talking about their Geocaching Live API. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.10: Hosting Geocaching 101s I

Mar 10, 2012 26:08

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We talked with Lookout Lisa (who had been interviewed in the original Cache-A-Maniacs series on episode 123) about Geocaching 101 events for our tenth beta episode. Some suggestions for resources helpful in your prep of a Geocaching 101 event are Geocaching.com's "Geocaching and Education" and "Introduction to Geocaching Presentation," Geocacher University, SlideFinder, and slideshare. We also received feedback from Rothallo about his issues with Evernote. He's also tried Nocs and Trunk Notes which sync through Dropbox (a GeoGearHeads favorite service), and NoteMaster (there is also a free NoteMaster Lite) which syncs with Google Docs (another GeoGearHeads favorite service). He, and the others who sent us comments this time, will have their names dropping into the drawing for a couple pairs of Android Mittens or a couple of USB battery packs. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.09: Evernote

Mar 3, 2012 29:30

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Beta episode nine hits the feed with a conversation about Evernote in Geocaching. We're joined by fellow Podcaster XpunkX of the Geocaching Podcast and . He also created a GSAK Macro titled "Export Mystery Caches to Evernote."We graciously received the donation of a couple pairs of Android Mittens which will be given along with a couple of USB battery packs to some of listeners who submit their comments over the next several shows. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.08: GPS Tech I

Feb 25, 2012 21:40

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For the eighth beta release we grabbed Rich Owings of GPS Tracklog to talk about the technology of the GPS. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.07: Software Updates

Feb 18, 2012 23:09

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We release beta episode seven of the GeoGearHeads talking about dealing with software upgrades. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.06: Podcatching

Feb 11, 2012 22:59

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The need for the beta tag starts slipping away in our sixth release as we've been able to clean up much of the production and received all the music for the show. We talked about Podcatching (downloading and listening to podcasts) this time with several software options and method for listening to those podcasts in the field. We referred to an article on Wikipedia as a good reference for software options which can be kept up-to-date. On the desktop we mentioned iTunes, Juice, and Zune. One multi-platform option to listen to podcasts is Stitcher. Android users might try BeyondPod, DoggCatcher, or . On iOS, podcatching options include Instacast, Podcaster, and Podcatcher. Bluetooth A2DP headsets were discussed, includings the BlueAnt T1, BlueAnt Q2, and Plantronics Voyager PRO HD mono headsets. Stereo headsets mentioned were the Plantronics BackBeat 903+, Motorola S10-HD, Motorokr S305, and Sennheiser MM 100. We also mentioned the iHome iDM12 and Jawbone Jambox, plus the Ford Sync and Toyota BLU Logic systems for cars. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.05: Memory Cards

Feb 4, 2012 30:22

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Our fifth beta episode starts with feedback from Nighthawk700 about NeonGeo, then Geekboy.from.Illinois on using the zoomIt, and xpunkx of the "Geocaching Podcast" on exporting GPX files through Geosphere. Then we got into our main subject of memory cards with guest WitzEnd of "Caching in the Northwest." We also heard from DudleyGrunt about NativTxn's Diversified Cacher Contest. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.04: Tools for Power Caching

Jan 28, 2012 22:15

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Our fourth beta show takes a first and quick look at several tools Geocachers can use to improve their power caching experiences. Several Geocachers on Google+ had sent us their tools of choice. debaere mentioned making use of the Pocket Quaeries from Groundspeak, Google Maps, and Google Earth. VATechnoteacher and Quadsinthemudd mentioned their preferrence for GSAK, while acfever added his favorite Cache Raid GSAK Macro to the conversation. DarrylW4 and The Bad Cop also mentioned Geocaching with Geosphere for iOS, Bookmark Lists, Field Notes, and Maps on Geocaching.com, and Microsoft Streets and Trips. Please call or write in your experiences with tools for Power Caching to share with the rest of the GeoGearHeads audience! Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.03: DeLorme inReach

Jan 21, 2012 28:31

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For our third beta release we talked with Chip Noble of DeLorme about 2-way messaging in the field without a cellular data connection. We talked about their inReach both for their Earthmate PN-60w GPSR and for Android devices. He also shared that Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry of the Eddie Bauer/First Ascent Kayakers are using the inReach as they challenge the Zambezi, Kufue, Cunene and Kwanza rivers in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Angola. He also mentioned the "global encounter" where Toby and David use the inReach to provide tracking to their website. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.02: Battery Power II

Jan 14, 2012 30:52

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Once again we're releasing a beta episode of GeoGearHeads without music or a finished logo. While we continue working cleaning up our productions our conversation about battery power options continues with talk about available products. Our selection of products for this show consists of more common, unique, and those we used ourselves, but there's far too little time to collect and mention all options within the confines of our little show. Links to the products we mentioned in this show are: AA/AAA Batteries: Alkaline: Duracell Coppertop Duracell Ultra Power Energizer Rechargable Alkaline: iGo Batteries & Chargers Lithium: Energizer Advanced Lithium Energizer Ultimate Lithium LSD NiHM: Eneloop Lite (AA=1000 mAh, 2000 cycles) Eneloop (AA=2000 mAh, 1500 cycles) Eneloop XX (AA=2500 mAh, 500 cycles) Duracell Rechargable StayCharged (AA=2000 mAh, no cycle ratings available) Rayovac Ready-to-use (AA=1400 mAh, 500 cycles) NiHM: Duracell Rechangeable (AA=2650/2450 mAh, no cycle ratings available) Energizer Recharge (no ratings available) Rayovac Platinum (AA=2100mAh, 300 cycles) Portable USB Power Packs: USB AA Packs: Build your own 4 x AA Build your own 2 x AA (Minty Boost) Maker Kit Tekkeon TekCharge MP1550 (800mA) Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 (1000mA) ZAP Portable Energy Rechargable USB Packs: Duracell Pocket USB Charger (500mAh) Instant USB Charger (1150mAh) Powerhouse USB Charger (2000mAh) Energizer Energi to Go AP650 Portable Smart Phone Charger (650mAh) XP1000 (1000 mAh) XP2000 (2000 mAh) XP4000 (4000 mAh) Monoprice External Battery Backup w/built in AC Adapter (1400 mAh) Universal External Battery Backup (1700 mAh) Mophie juice pack reserve (700 mAh) juice pack boost (2000 mAh) juice pack powerstation (4000 mAh) Sanho HyperJuice Micro (3600 mAh) HyperJuice Mini (7200 mAh) Zagg Sparq 2.0 (6000 mAh) Fuel Cell: Horizon Minipak EVU-1 myFC PowerTREKK Battery Cases: Energizer Energi to Go AP1000 (iPhone 3G/3G S | 1000 mAh) AP1500 (iPhone 3G/3G S | 1500 mAh) AP1201 (iPhone 4 | 1200 mAh) AP1202 (iPod Touch | 1200 mAh) Incipio offGRID for Apple iPhone 4 (1450 mAh) offGRID for Samsung Infuse 4G (1700 mAh) Monoprice 1800mAh Backup Battery Case for AT&T iPhone 4 Mophie Juice Pack Air iPhone 3G/3G S (1200 mAh) iPhone 4/4S (1500 mAh) iPod Touch (1000 mAh) Juice Pack Plus (iPhone 4/4S | 2000 mAh) Juice Pak Plus Outdoor Edition (iPhone 4/4S | 2000 mAh) PowerSkin Apple iPhone 4 (2000 mAh) Blackberry Bold 9700/9780 (1150 mAh) Curve 8520/8530/9400 (1150 mAh) HTC Amaze 4G (1500 mAh) Desire HD/Inspire 4G (1500 mAh) EVO 4G (1500 mAh) HD7/HD2/HD7S (1500 mAh) myTouch 4G (1500 mAh) Sensation (1500 mAh) Thunderbolt (1500 mAh) Motorola Droid X/X2 (1500 mAh) Samsung Galaxy S 4G/Vibrant/i9000/i9003 (1500 mAh) Galaxy S II i777/i9100/i9103 (AT&T and International) (1500 mAh) AT&T Skyrocket (1500 mAh) T-Mobile (1500 mAh) Nexus S 4G (1500 mAh) Third Rail Mobility Slim Case System for iPhone 4/4S (1250 mAh) Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media:

GGH Beta.01: Battery Power I

Jan 6, 2012 23:58

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Our first beta episode hits the feed without music or logos, and gets technical as we talk about battery technologies for our consumer use. The technologies discussed were: Disposable Dry-cell: Heavy Duty (zinc-carbon or zinc chloride cells) Alkaline Lithium Rechargables: NiCd (nickel-cadmium) NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) LSD NiMH (low self-discharge nickel-metal hydride) LiOn (lithium-ion) LiPo (lithium-ion polymer) Lead-Acid We also talked about an upcoming technology for field use -- Fuel Cells. Subscribe to the feed: iTunes RSSSocial Media: