Sat, 31 October 2009
Listen to our interview with jeffbouldin of Tennessee. He's currently dreaming of upgrading to a DeLorme PN-40, but currently caches with a Magellan eXplorist 500. He started with the Magellan eXplorist 210 before being upgraded to the Magellan Triton 300, then going to the Magellan eXplorist 300. He uses GSAK to load them, but has worked paperless through CacheMate (first on Palm, then on Windows Mobile), followed by GCz, and now BlackStar on the Blackberry. His favorite location has been the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, but he looks forward to caching in Alaska, Australia, Oregon, and Washington. As for entertainment, he likes the "Star Wars," "Star Trek," "Monty Python," and "the Princess Bride" movies. On television he enjoys "Stargate SG-1," "Stargate Universe," "Monk," "Star Trek," and "Criminal Minds."
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener capytone:
"Ammo cans, lock-n-locks, and film containers are wonderful. But remember that containers are only limited by your imagination."
Thanks to Cache Advance for their donated gift package (Green 3.5" x 6" Medium Cache Sticker, Vehicle Travel Bug -Static Cling, & Yellow Rite in the Rain 3" x 5" 393-M Pocket Notebook).
Sat, 24 October 2009
Listen to our interview with WitzEnd of Tacoma Washington. He and The Bad Cop (interviewed on CAM136 started caching together about five years ago. As for WitzEnd's favorite locations he's cached to date, that would be Hawaii and Japan. Eventually he would like to cache in Antarctica. His favorite hide was the Digital Communication (GCMC4D) which used a container he received as a gift. On television he enjoys Chuck, Dirty Jobs, and MythBusters. As for movies, Galaxy Quest, Star Trek, and Star Wars are notable favorites.
Sat, 17 October 2009
Listen to our interview with StinkyMillers of Lincoln Nebraska. On his brother's recommendation, he purchased the GPSMAP 60Cx to start caching and still uses that today. The favorite location he's been caching so far was Australia. He would like to cache the remaining five continents he has not yet found a cache (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, and South America) to have cached on all seven. He enjoys "Lost" on television, older movies by Steven Spielberg like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Jaws." As for his music tastes, he enjoys AC/DC and U2.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener dcarbone:
"Quite often cache titles are a play on words that describe the location or what the container may look like. When reading the cache title, take the time to read between the lines as there may be more to the cache title then you think."
Thanks to Cache Advance for their donated gift package (Dr. B's Urban Cache Repair Kit Refill, Green 3.5" x 6" Medium Cache Sticker, & White Geocaching.com Lanyard).
Sat, 10 October 2009
Listen to our interview with Influence Waterfowl Calls of Mayfield, Kentucky. He started his caching adventures with a eTrex Camo, but has since upgraded to the GPSMAP 60CSx. He also uses the nüvi 200 and loads them through GSAK. He uses CacheMate and a Tungsten E2 for paperless. His favorite location to cache to date has been the St. Louis, Missouri where he found the "RT66:IL-MO - Above the Trees & Mississippi Cache" (GC2258). He'd like to cache just about anywhere there are caches to be found, but the Seattle, Washington area, Antarctica, and Brazil are stand-outs. He favorite hide was the now archived "Behind The Castle Gate!" (GC14Y4J) unknown cache. Some movies he enjoyed were "Shooter," "Fast & Furious," "Find Me," and "GPS the Movie." He's also been watching "America's Got Talent" on television lately.
Also mentioned in this episode is CacheBerry, CacheMate, Caching, Geocaching iPhone App, Geosphere, , and iGeocacher.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener DaveJustTyped:
"When paperless caching with an iPhone or an iTouch, sometimes there is no wireless signal in the bush. By pressing the power button along with the menu button, you can take a screen shot which is then saved to your photo section. By taking a screen shot of your maps, hints and the like, they are all right there in front of you - even without a signal."
Thanks to Cache Advance for their donated gift package (All-Weather Standard Clicker Pen - Black Ink, Green 3.5" x 6" Medium Cache Sticker, & Green Rite in the Rain 3" x 5" Notebook).
Sat, 3 October 2009
Listen to our interview with Hamilton Family of Durham, New Hampshire. Dave and family began caching in 2003 with the eTrex Legend, which they had problems finding caches while in the woods. Earlier this year they attempting finding a cache with the iPhone and found they were actually able to locate those caches in the woods. Shortly after they bought the Geocaching iPhone App and love the convenience of caching without all the prep. They still use that old eTrex for the kids though, loaded through MacCaching. Their favorite cache so far was found in Naples, Florida. At a loss for ideas of dream locations, Darryl and Drie suggested New Zealand and Australia, and the upcoming Oz Mega Wagga Wagga Mega-Event. Dave and his friend John host the "Mac Geek Gab Podcast." The family enjoys attending concerts and this year the kids enjoyed their first Phish concert. A movie they recently enjoyed was "Instinct." He and his podcasting partner used to enjoy "Mystery Science Theater 3000." on TV during their earlier years.
Also mentioned in this episode is the Midwest Meetup (GC1YRRG) and the Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoins.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener dougswass:
"I am from north of Toronto Canada, and have a tip for 'northern' n00bs. I started in early April, and was able to find a number of caches that would have been much harder in summer time, caches in trees and bushes are a lot easier before all of the trees are in bloom, and the wild grass grows up around them. I was able to find them at a much faster rate because of the easier terrain rating of spring time. In Canada (and probably the northern states too) you can probably reduce the terrain rating by .5 or 1 in spring and fall. Finding a number of caches that seasoned geocachers had DNF'd fueled my now unsatisfiable obsession. I attribute some of the finds to the lowered terrain rating. (Another bonus is mosquitoes etc are not a nuisance in the spring, making it more enjoyable). So my tip to folks thinking of starting geocaching, starting in the spring or fall in the northern half of the continent makes the introduction more rewarding."