Sat, 28 November 2009
Listen to our interview with Crimson Dragons of Cincinnati, Ohio. He started caching with the Garmin eTrex and is now using the Garmin Colorado 400t. His favorite unit is still the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. To load the units, he uses GSAK. His favorite location for caching is Louisville, Kentucky. He dreams of caching in Germany some day. His favorite hides are the "Boardwalk" (GC1133Y) and "Park Place" (GCZDGN) caches. Favorite movies include the "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" series, and movies by "Tyler Perry." His favorite television shows are "Amazing Race," "Crimal Minds," and "CIS."
Also mentioned in this episode is the coming "Cachercon 2010: Metro Detroit" (GC2158P) event.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener mojave_rattler:
"I have found a few caches in the past were the cache was hidden under what looks like a real berral cactus. On some cache hunts I do what I call the cactus kick to check the local cactuses if they are real ones or not. Now I don't give the cactus a full blown kick but a nudge."
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Date Recorded: November 1, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Sat, 21 November 2009
Listen to our interview with vertigo84m of Houston, Texas. His favorite GPSR was actually the one with which he started -- the Magellan 2000XL. Since then he's used the Garmin eTrex Vista, Garmin eTrex Legend, and now the Garmin Oregon 200. His favorite caches are "Oh Bother!" (GC294D) and "Geo Fast food" (GC1BN2N). He enjoys listening to Jimmy Buffet and watching "The Great Escape" and "Wizard of Speed and Time."
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener bripod:
"When rolling up logs for nanocaches lay a piece of string (approx 3") across the log and roll it up halfway, then fold one side of the string over to match up with the other side of the string and continue rolling until you're done. Place the log into the nano with the string sticking out and tuck the string under the cap. This will provide a 'handle' for future cachers to easily remove the log. I frequently use waxed dental floss for this."
Sat, 14 November 2009
Listen to our interview with river dwellers of the banks of the Pend Oreille River about 60 miles north of Spokane, Washington. They started caching with the Garmin Rino 120 but upgraded to the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx for the improved reception. To load both units he uses MacCaching. His favorite location to date was Hawaii and dreams of hitting Australia. His favorite hide was Ruby Ferry (GCYM9B). One of his more memorable hunts was for Camels Prairie Stash (GC25) during an event. For other entertainment he likes the Lord of the Rings movies, 24 on television, and listening to Michael Bublé.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener wademercer:
"When you come across a cache that is damaged or in need of repair, add a maintenance log to alert the owner. I have found that most owners will send an email back, and usually will give a time frame as to when they can make the repair. If they have moved or are far away (and you are close to the cache) you might offer to replace the cache container for them. This will get the cache up and running again for other cachers, and also earn you brownie points!"
Thanks to Cache Advance for their donated gift package (Cache Advance Hat, Green 3.5" x 6" Medium Cache Sticker, & "Abomination - Rock Harbor" by Colleen Coble).
Sat, 7 November 2009
Listen to our interview with Geldhart of Regina, Saskatchewan. This Cacher got his start using Trimble's Geocache Navigator on his Blackberry. Since then he has switched to the eTrex Legend HCx for the GPS, Cacheberry on the Blackberry, and GSAK to load both. His favorite hides are From Edmonton with Love (GC1VX7A) and lrae (GC1VX7R) which require cachers in two cities to work together to claim each of the caches. His musical taste includes the Arrogant Worms, Slim Dusty, and Weird Al. On television he enjoys watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Mythbusters.
Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener TeamZebra:
"Always remember when you are putting trackables or swag items in caches that kids are often the first to open the container. I've found some items in local caches that I shudder to think of in the hands of a young child. Items such as pocket knives, box cutters and lighters are never good ideas for trade items or TB hitchhikers. Before you place something in a cache, ask yourself if you'd feel safe letting your kids (or someone else's kids) play with it or hold it."
Thanks to Cache Advance for their donated gift package (Cache Advance Hat, Green 3.5" x 6" Medium Cache Sticker, & Yellow Rite in the Rain 3" x 5" 135 Pocket Notebook).