Enter Your Geocaching Video into GIFF Geocaching is ripe for one more acronym. Move aside BYOP* and TNLN** —get ready for GIFF. It’s the Geocaching International Film Festival. The finest videos from the global geocaching community will be showcased as part of the 2013 Geocaching Block Party in Seattle on August 17. You’re invited to submit up to two entries. All entries should be one to five minutes in length. The GIFF final entries will be judged by geocaching organizations around the world. They’ll vote on winners in five categories, including Most Instructional, Best Cinematography, Most Inspirational, Most Adventurous and [...]
Geocache Maintenance in Two Acts Each “Needs Maintenance” request has two acts. One act delivers a red wrench, the other act takes that red wrench away. A red wrench attribute on a geocache page means the geocache most likely needs maintenance. The geocache container could be cracked, the log book could be full or the geocache contents might be soaked with water. Or a giant plant may have eaten it (see image). Act 1) The Geocacher. If you come across a geocache that needs some repair, post a “Needs Maintenance” log on the geocache page. This will notify the geocache [...]
Customize Your Geocaching Experience with your Location If you’re seeing new nearby geocaches and nearby Event Caches listed in your weekly mailer, you’re already a geocaching mastermind. You know that by pinpointing your location in your profile, the Weekly Mailer becomes your personal geocaching assistant. If you’re not seeing new nearby geocaches or Event Caches, simply go to the Manage Location page and move the arrow to a nearby location or type in your home address. This will enter your “Home Coordinates.” Each week Geocaching HQ will serve up the newest geocaches around your location. We’ll also tell you about [...]
Share Geocaching: Build a Friendship It’s time to pack along more than just your phone or GPS device on your next geocaching adventure, bring a friend along too. Geocaching is best shared with others. It’s also easiest to explain geocaching when you’re actually out in the field searching. Looking for a friend to take along? It’s easy to connect with other geocachers and share the adventure at a Geocaching event. Check out the Geocaching Event Calendar. There are hundreds of Event Caches planned around the world just this month. By logging an “Attended” on an Event Cache, you’ll not only earn a smiley, [...]
3 Little Geocaching Letters that say “I Care” You’ve looked. You really have. The geocache is not a container magnetized under the park bench. It’s not that funny looking rock, and of course it’s not under the lamp post cover. You’ve checked the previous logs and the hint. The geocache could be there, but you can’t seem to find it. You give up (for now). Geocaching doesn’t stop there though. Here’s what you do. You log a DNF on the geocache page. It’s “Did not find” and it means, “I care.” When you log a DNF, you’re telling geocachers that [...]
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