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GeoGearHeadsDanno of Team_Pugatch talks about keeping your two-wheeled caching vehicle on the trail on the one-hundred sixty-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads. He asked a live question about the peanut butter wrench for a special prize pack he assembled which went to Nighthawk700. A couple resources for cycling repairs are the "The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair" book by Todd Downs and the Sheldon Brown website. They also talked about a few bike mounts, including the Arkon SmartPhone Mount, Biologic, and Nite Ize HandleBand. Some of the tools mentioned included NewLeaf Fabrications Tool Roll, Pedro's Multitool, Pedro's Tire Levers, Topeak Road Morph Pump, Topeak Alien II, and Velo Orange.

SkipOkane also launched a contest for the GeoGearHead Wallabee players.

Congratulations to Billy Robson for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer (author of the "Geocaching Puzzle of the Day") from teamajk answers questions about puzzle caches from the GeoGearHeads audience. The first questions came from tjarrard and Astronaut about what makes a puzzle cache different from other caches. A.Demshar wanted to know opinions about puzzle cache logging etiquette. Limax wanted to know how to determine the puzzle type when looking at the cache for the first time. Anteaus recommended "How to Puzzle Cache" book and wondered if there might be an extra book with more tips and tricks. Jennifer added a "Puzzle Solving Toolbox" post with resources she collected for solving puzzles. A.Demshar then asked for help through the Live Q&A with a play fair cipher while scrapcat wanted to know about a one-time pad. Thavia wanted tips for creating a puzzle cache, to which Jennifer provided a link to information from her recent talk. CraigsOutside called in about using a keyword as a passphrase in his cache. Then LeofricH asked about the process of submitting a puzzle cache to the Geocaching.com Reviewers. billy robson asked about an easy way to find the cache description in the HTML from the cache page. Team_Pugatch asked about the average difficulty rating for puzzle caches. TAZ427 wanted tips for solving puzzles in a foreign language (he's planning to visit last remaining APE cache – GC4ZGHZ). Jennifer suggested using Cryptocrack as it does work in multiple languages. Brilang wanted a tool to determine the steganography encoding, to which Jennifer suggested "Jeffrey's Exif Viewer." Next graywolf5 asked for image search tools. FauxtoPro wanted an opinion about single- or multi-stage puzzles, as well as container expectations. Lastly dsvmusic wanted tips about the container itself.

Congratulations to Astronaut for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred sixty-third edition of the GeoGearHeads we talk with Russell Atkinson (author of the Cliff Knowles Mysteries) about ciphers. Some resources he suggests are;

A couple of tools to solve the ciphers are;

Google+ Users are encouraged to join the Recreational Cryptanalysis community. Then some puzzles geocaches on which you can practice are;



Congratulations to RatNKids for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift!

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GeoGearHeadsFor the one-hundred sixty-second edition of the GeoGearHeads the panel (debaere, TheGCDoc, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4) talks over several subjects from the audience and news. The discussion kicked off with a question about GSAK from Misha. Next was a question on trackable visualization from PatientRock. Aside from the Geocaching.com tools they panel also suggested checking out geotrib.es. Then it's on to the news with a story from Engadget about Engergizer's first high-performance battery made with recycled batteriesEcoAdvanced. Next was the Engadget articles about Garmin's new Vivoactive, Fenix 3, and Epix. Nighthawk700 shared the Skink GPS Android app which allows Pebble watch users to navigate with their watch. Engadget's "This power pack can charge your iPhone 6 in 15 minutes" post generated some discussion about rapid charging. And of course we talked with TheGCDoc about winning the MichelinQuest contest.

Congratulations to afishoutawater for submitting the winning response for this week's question, and to Tha Duh Feez for winning the live drawing. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift!

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