Category Archives: Education

Why You Should Wait Before Placing Your First Hide

I read in one of the forums and how-to guides on Geocaching way back when that you should wait until you have at least 20 finds before placing your first hide.  This was to give the new player time to … Continue reading

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To log check or not to log check

I do, log check that is.  This is the practice of checking the signatures on paper with the online logs, deleting those that don’t have a signature to match.  It’s not popular and most people would rather be like the … Continue reading

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How’d You Do That: Printed Routes Episode

A primer on setting up a Geocaching route using Garmin’s Mapsource software. Continue reading

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Wherein I Learn A Lesson About Geocaching

I love reading the logs.  One out of 100 logs is just a side splitter.  Today I found one. I called Calipers to ask him about one of my caches and the moment he answers I know he’s already read … Continue reading

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Geo-Trash

I’ve had some junk clogging up my computer over the past few days, preventing me from doing any writing at all.  I lost a complete post in all the muck yesterday, which was very nearly the same experience I had … Continue reading

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Planning for a “Crush” Event – Part 2

Part 2: T-Minus 3 Months, What Are We Looking For? So you’ve been Geocaching for a while and you think you are just insane enough to try for “100 caches in 24 hours!”, “As many as we can get before we … Continue reading

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Adopting a Geocache is Easy…Really

It is.  The problem is you have to search the knowledgebase every time you want to adopt a geocache because they don’t link to the process from anywhere you might think, intuitively, this would be a good idea.  So before … Continue reading

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Sharing the Love With GSAK

I’m not a big GSAK user (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife).  That probably makes me a GSAK bigot, but I am here to change all that. Many people who use GSAK are familiar with its ability to rapidly review cache lists, … Continue reading

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Abbreviations 101

[Update 1/19/09: added GZ] [Update: for all you folks arriving from Google, this is Geocaching Abbreviations 101] I actually got surprised yesterday.  Somebody asked me what “LPC” meant and I actually started laughing.  Thank goodness I was reading an e-mail, … Continue reading

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