Sat, 26 September 2009
Listen to our interview with Ashallond of Ft. Smith, Arkansa. Though he knew of Geocaching first, he didn't begin caching till he bought an iPhone 3G and downloaded the iPhone Geocaching App. To round out the phone as a geocaching device he also added MotionX-GPS and iGCT Geocachers ToolKit. His favorite find so far was "Making the Connection" (GCHNF5). He dreams of caching in the Northwestern United States, Western Canada, Ireland, and Scotland. He was surprised to find that his "9-9-9: The Cache!" (GC1YBXW) cache which was posted to commemorate 9-9-9 was found 9 times on the 9th. In his little free time he enjoys playing "The Kingdom of Loathing." As for movies, "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" are favorite series. A favorite TV show was "Battlestar Galactica."
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener Clubmud1:
"When looking for a difficult cache in the woods and you run out of ideas where it could be, look for a branch or log that is slightly out of place, such as barkless, log from a different type tree or a sawed log, where others aren't. I have had a number of finds this way when I have exhausted all other ideas to find a difficult cache."
Sat, 19 September 2009
Listen to our interview with Pumpkinking27 of North East Pennsylvania. He starting caching with a TomTom One but added the Garmin Venture HC quickly after that first attempt. He uses the Geocaching iPhone App on his iPod Touch for paperless, but loads EasyGPS to load the eTrex. He dreams of caching in Italy and wants to return to Disney World in Florida for all the Virtual Caches. He likes movies by Tim Burton. "The Office" and "Seinfeld" are his favorite television shows while Alkaline Trio and Weezer are a couple of his favorite musical acts.
Also mentioned were the Geocaching 12 of 12 September 2009 Submissions.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener rstefano52:
"More often than not, most caches are not too far off of established trails in the various parks that they are hidden - it is BEST to stay on the trail until you get within a few hundred feet of GZ before you go off of the trail."
Sat, 12 September 2009
Listen to our interview with auburnfan99 of Birmingham, Alabama. He got his start through a gift and the experience of his co-worker pallet2005. That gift was the Garmin Nüvi 200 but he has added a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. He loads the GPSRs through GSAK and uses the Geocaching iPhone App for his paperless caching. As for his favorite cache, that's "VIEW CARRE '" (GCE02C), a well know hide in New Orleans. Given the opportunity, he really wants to find the "International Space Station Travel Bug" (TB27AH8) placed on the International Space Station by LordBritish. The only event he's attended was the "Pilot Knob CheeseBurger" (GC1RXR9), part of the "Summit Cheeseburger Quest." Favorite movies include "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Godfather," and the "Star Wars" series. On television he enjoys "CSI" and "Law & Order."
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener Crew of Misfits:
"When performing a multi-cache in which you are discovering the written coordinates to the next stage, don't just write the coordinates down. Take a digital picture of the coordinates in the event you may need to validate what you wrote down or loaded into your GPSr. With a little zooming in on your camera's LCD display, you're back in business without having to double back to the previous stage."
Sat, 5 September 2009
Listen to our interview with kkooll2 of North West Indiana. This geocacher does not own or use a GPSR but rather Google Maps (which he prints) and other paper-based means to find the containers. He's a volunteer instructor with Livefree. As for his musical tastes, his favorite performers are no longer recording, including the Beatles
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener chico_valdez:
"Often when we are out in the woods searching for a cache, we seem to get pitch or sap on our hands after we've touched a tree trunk or branch. Inevitably the sap gets on everything including our GPSR, clothes, or PDA and its really annoying. Trying to wash it off your hands with water just doesn't work. In our caching bag, we carry a small bottle of alcohol based hand sanitizer (like Purell) and we've found it dissolves pitch instantly. Give it a try - you'll also find it very useful for a post bathroom cleanup should the need arise!"