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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.

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Category:GeoGearHeads -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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.

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Direct download: GGH059.mp3
Category:GeoGearHeads -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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;

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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);
    <br><br><b>Please try to keep this traveler moving!</b> 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!<br><br><i>Information about the <a href="http://cacheamaniacs.com/geo-gear-heads-2013-traveler-race">GeoGearHeads 2013</a> is available through the <a href="http://www.cacheamaniacs.com">Cache-A-Maniacs</a> website. <a href="http://www.tb-run.com/show-race.php?run=GGH1">Standings</a> are available through the <a href="http://www.tb-run.com/">TB-Run.com</a> service which powers this race.</i>
  4. Add a photo. Though not required, we’d like to see a photo of your traveler. (Instructions)
  5. Login to the TB-Run.com site. (If you've not created a TB-Run.com account, you will need to create one.)
  6. 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.
  7. 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&W
    Geocoin Insert Size: Color B&W
  8. 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-Maniacs
PO Box 1144
Troy  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:


The current standings can be found through the GeoGearHeads 2013 page on TB-Run.com.

Category:GeoGearHeads -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

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.

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Direct download: GGH058.mp3
Category:GeoGearHeads -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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.

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Email: GeoGearHeads@CacheAManiacs.com
Direct download: GGH057.mp3
Category:GeoGearHeads -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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