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Nov. 19th, 2016


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Russian antigeocaching

Die Artikel deutsch
http://antigeocaching.livejournal.com/2280.html
http://antigeocaching.livejournal.com/1340.html

articles in english
http://antigeocaching.livejournal.com/7250.html
http://antigeocaching.livejournal.com/3343.html
http://antigeocaching.livejournal.com/3239.html
http://antigeocaching.livejournal.com/1661.html

The rest of the text in russian.
If necessary - will be translated in English and German.
Welcome

Dec. 26th, 2015


allaboutweather

Intro

I'm not sure who's still active on here but hello to whoever's reading this.

I only recently begun to get into geocaching, i did it once as a kid and only now i'm starting to get into it. It seems really interesting and cool.


However, i have yet to go geocaching (besides the one time as a kid) though i was supposed to last month. What are a few recommendations when starting out?

Aug. 18th, 2014


chinhbui

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Chinh


chinhbui

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Chinh

Jul. 27th, 2014


shauntellee

Introduction

Hi all,

I only started Geocaching just over a month ago, but its definitely a new favorite hobby! I have only found 9 caches so far but have moved across the country also within the last month from a big city to a very very small town.

Anyways, I have made and published two Geo Caches and am working on my third. My first Geo Cache had a trackable Geo Coin all the way from Norway, in Saint John Canada! I placed it out here in Manitoba with me when I moved. That was a very cool first Geo Caching experience.

I am also a part of the Manitoba Geo Caching Association, which is neat because they feature caches of the month, Geo Cacher of the month, groups, etc.

Not sure how active this community is, but I will write and post interesting and favorite caches!

Mar. 12th, 2014

cesca50

introducing myself

Last week I discovered Geocaching, and have already been out on two trips already. I live in a major city in Canada, so practically all of my caches will be in the urban jungle. Also I like the idea of the virtual caches as I find it much easier to look for information than it is to look for micro caches.
Anyway, my first trip was a bust. I posted a DNF, but it is a micro and someone else did find it on the same day. So I'm thinking that maybe it was a lot smaller than a film canister? Because that is what I was looking for. I will try again when the weather improves.
My second trip was a success. I found my very first cache. And I got a very pretty provincial souvenir on my GC account page. Mind you, I have no GPS unit, and no cell phone. I used Google maps, Google earth, and I read all the previous logs, looked at all the photos and read the hints before I went.
I'm thinking that maybe I might have to get a GPS unit for my birthday - which is coming up soon.
I have just joined LJ today, so I dont know how busy this community is, but I thought I would introduce myself anyway.

Nov. 19th, 2013

Cute Neal

rainbow_goddess

GPS recommendations?

I have been using a Magellan eXplorist GC for my caching adventures, and I like it, but I've never tried any other kind of GPS. I was thinking of buying my boyfriend a GPS for Christmas in order to encourage him to go caching with me more (when we do go together, we wind up arguing over who gets to control the GPS), and I was going to get him an eXplorist, but some of the reviews I've read say that other brands are better. Do the members of this comm have any recommendations?

Oct. 8th, 2012

harvest moon

rainbow_goddess

Puzzle caches

I've been geocaching for a little over a year now and have found 89 caches. I've never done puzzle caches before, but I thought I ought to give them a try, or I'll be missing out on many caches that are not of the traditional type.

My question is: how the hell do you solve these puzzles without giving yourself a splitting headache?

I looked at the geocaching.com website for the puzzle caches that are closest to where I am (well, technically, the ones that are listed as being close before you solve the puzzle, I guess.) I downloaded a few geocaching puzzle-solving apps for my iPod. Then I tried to solve the puzzles.

The first one said, "What kind of cipher is this?" and posted a series of what appeared to be gobbledygook. It wasn't any kind of letter-number substitution because it was made up mostly of symbols. It didn't show up on any of the cipher pages I looked at either on the net or in the apps, and I Googled a lot of puzzle-solving/cipher-solving pages. The logs for the cache were no help; they just mainly said, "A-ha, got it!" and that was it. It looks kind of like this: MMMMMM.++++H02U2Q++....U+DA00Y%$%$%2QA$%%$+D%......... but goes on and on and on and on for an entire page. I got no results from Google when I fed it into the search.

I gave up on that one and moved to the next one. Well, that one looked easy enough; it was just a series of questions related to NASCAR, and once you got the answers (numbers) you did the math and got the coordinates. I started feeding the questions into Google, and soon found that some of the questions appeared to have more than one answer. For example, one said, "What position did Joe Blow start in at X race on X date in X year?" Some websites said he started in first, but others said he started in second. well, I think that the person who posted that puzzle should look up their answers before using that as a question, because I have no way of knowing which answer is correct.

Another one gave a question that I have absolutely no clue how to solve, as it requires you to actually find the cache in order to solve it, apparently: "Well, if you were at the cache site, you would find that the minutes of the longitude (i.e. 123 xx.xxx) were .417 less than the minutes of the latitude (48 xx.xxx)."

I'm beginning to wonder if there is some sort of secret code among local geocachers that enables them to solve puzzles like this, because I just can't wrap my brain around these or any of the other puzzles I've seen. I thought all I'd need would be a few geocaching cipher-solving apps and I'd be good to go.

I will add that I have a learning disability that makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for me to be able to solve some things, but when you give me a lot of gobbledygook I think that it must be some sort of joke that I'm not in on.

May. 20th, 2012

King of England

captain_phil

Geowoodstock

Anybody going?

May. 14th, 2012

cat door

rainbow_goddess

Is that a bomb? No, it's a geocache!

I just heard on the radio that someone found a "suspicious object" in a tree near a local recreation centre. They called the police. The police took pictures of it and sent the pictures to the bomb squad. The bomb squad said, "Well, it doesn't LOOK like a bomb, but better safe than sorry," and advised the police to call the military. (We don't have a bomb squad on our Island, so the military takes care of most explosive things.) The military came out, took a look and said, "That's not a bomb. That's a geocache."

I'm wondering what that geocache looked like to make someone mistake it for a bomb.

ETA: Link http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Treasure+hunt+package+sparks+bomb+alert+Colwood/6612573/story.html

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