Put Your Geocaching Search Here

Loading...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 072 - Geocaching Boy Scout Merit Badge



Would love to have all new geocachers who start in our activity to go through the same requirements as the Boy Scout Merit Badge... Watch the show and you will see why..

In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the importance of the Boy Scout Geocaching Merit Badge and how going over it can help geocachers of all ages learn fundamental basics.

Plus this is the last week for getting your entries in for the Cache-Advance.com give-a-way of an Garmin Etrex 10 GPSr and a hint for our Patron Contest starting in August. This and a whole lot more coming at you tonight...

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:05PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET.

Come join in the fun!




If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube Link:
http://youtu.be/L_tfMtpaxLg

Here is the audio version of this weeks podcast:


 -------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Geocaching Podcast - Episode 361 - Travel Bug Hotel Etiquette

Streamed live on Jul 23, 2014

In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

Geocaching Travelers and Travel Bug Hotels have become a hot geocaching topic recently and the gang thought it would be a good time to go over some Travel Bug Hotel Etiquette thoughts with retrospect from the TB Geocache owners, The TB owners and the geocaching finders.

Come on by and see what Darrylw4, Scott Berks, Corey Stevens and me The HeadHardHat bring up on the air waves in regards to geocaching.

Be sure to check it out!

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!


If you cannot see the viewer above please use this YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/qbIWMLFdC8k
The audio version of the Podcast is here:



-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Friday, July 18, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 071 - Building A Geocaching Bird House

In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss some creative bird house ideas you can use for making your own unique geocaches.

This plus our extra give a way for the GeoSnippits Cache Stash and we are half way into our Cache-Advance.com Etrex 10  GPSr Giveaway.

Don't forget our ever growing pre-show and more tonight on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:05PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun!



If you cannot see the viewer above please use the You Tube link below:
http://youtu.be/k8qYFeSx1XU

Here is our audio podcast of this episode:
-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Geocaching Podcast: Episode 360 - The Glympse Geocaching Experiment

Streamed live on Jul 16, 2014

With the latest episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

The guys try an outdoor experiment LIVE by having Scott Berks and StevensAdInfinitum try to find geocaches while using Glympse and being directed in studio by HeadHardHat and Darrylw4. We have no clue what is going to happen but it should be fun to see what does...

Be sure to check it out! http://www.geocachingpodcast.com




If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube Link:
http://youtu.be/pflSndJCSv4
-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Friday, July 11, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 070 - Tick Awareness / August Challenge ...

In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss more in-depth with the Geocaching Trackable Challenge, Tick Awareness and prevention and the brand new Geocaching.com's Earn The Seven Souvenirs of August. It is going to be a fun filled, entertaining and hopefully enlightening show tonight.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:05PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun!



If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/Jj9d0wtWMMY

Here is our audio podcast version of the show:



-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Geocaching Timeline Trends: Sizes of Geocaches Based By Date Placed

In a very interesting fact filled episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Episode 359 - Shrinking Geocaches. Hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith, Darrylw4 and StevensAdInfinitum discussed some fascinating revelations with regards to the entire geocaching timeline and the trends of geocache size at placement. The data was collected from Project-GC.com for the countries of Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K., and the U.S. Note - Data is only available through June 2014.

Below are the graphs for each country. Special thanks to Darrylw4 for the data correlation and graph creation.

We recommend to watch the video-cast or listen to the podcast for all the insights and observations given by the show hosts.



If you cannot see the video above please use the YouTube link below:
http://youtu.be/DCeCXu3j8vs

The Audio version of this podcast is here:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current Active Geocaches


Australia: Geocache Size % By Date 


Canada: Geocache Size % By Date 


Germany: Geocache Size % By Date 


United Kingdom: Geocache Size % By Date 



United States: Geocache Size % By Date 



-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat


The Geocaching Podcast Episode 359 - Shrinking Caches

Streamed live on Jul 9, 2014

In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast. Darrylw4 gets his hands on some interesting geocaching data leading from the very beginning of recorded geocaching to present day which includes all the geocache sizes and how many of each existed during the entire timeline. This gives all of us a rather interesting understanding of geocaches within the entire time line. Be sure to check it out!




If you cannot see the video above please use the YouTube link below:
http://youtu.be/DCeCXu3j8vs

The Audio version of this podcast is here:


-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Friday, July 4, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 069 - Telling Your Geocaching Story

In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the ins an outs of telling your own geocaching story. We live in an age of information and digital sharing so how are you telling your geocaching adventures? Want to know your options plus ideas of lettings others know what you do when geocaching? Tonight is your night. 

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.  
See you tonight - Hurricane Arthur permitting :)



If the video is not available above please use this YouTube Link to view:
http://youtu.be/vo-xG5tCWJk

Here is the audio version of the show:



-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Episode 358 - July Cacher Coffee

Streamed live on Jul 2, 2014

Tonight's episode of The Geocaching Podcast the guys do what they do best in our Cacher Coffee episodes and find interesting off the wall subjects about geocaching and then hash the concepts out. Tune in and find out what the discussions will be about this week.

We meet up at 9:30PM ET on Wednesdays at www.geocachingpodcast.com/live to see the show recorded LIVE and join in the chat room.



If the video is not available above you can use the YouTube video below:
http://youtu.be/XYkhbMHKn20

-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Monday, June 30, 2014

Displaying Your Geocaching Skills By Creating Your Own vLogs - Part One

Back around the year 2008 you could do a query on YouTube using the word geocaching and you would find a couple thousand videos based on this amazing  activity. Today there is close to 200,000 geocaching videos ranging from a few exciting moments of the find to complete tutorial examples of what to do and not to do while geocaching. With the convenience of modern technology including smartphones, geocaching applications using built in GPSr signals, video cameras and the willingness to explore geocachers can now document their adventures with ease.


So what is a geocaching vLog and what are some of the basics you would need to know to create one?

A geocaching vLog is a Video Log showing one's details while out geocaching. This can take many forms and impressions based on the person making the vLog. So for starters let's go over some of the back themes a geocaching vLog might take. For example:

* Try to make your vLog as entertaining as possible. You want other viewers to enjoy your experiences as much as you do.
* Informative - There are several tutorial based geocaching series on YouTube like GeoSnippits that give needed help and advice to geocachers.
* Funny - If you really want to pump up the views try being funny in your vLogs, viewers love episodes like The Geocaching Vlogger or The Geocaching Doc. It's one thing to show the geocaching experience from a normal point of view and another when you can really make someone laugh doing it.
* Interesting - Geocaches bring the opportunity of acknowledging history, scenic points of interest and other fun facts. When you make your vLog and come upon these examples be ready to show them to your viewers as well.
* Something to catch your viewer's attention - Always try to start off with something of interest that will pull your viewers into wanting to watch the rest of your video. This will help with viewer retention.

Now that you have an idea in the back of your head of the theme to your geocaching vLog let's take a quick look at the equipment you may need to create repeat watchable videos. The main concern will be your budget and what you can afford. If you can come up with some of the basics you can start making your vLogs with a minimal amount of cash.  <-- Note pun and did not spell it cache.... just saying.

Starting out, if you can get either a smart-phone with a good camera/microphone built in or a single shot camera with video mode you are on your way with starting your vLog career. Most modern day smart-phones come with a camera or even a front/back camera with built in microphone. These are great - not perfect of vLogs and we will explain why in a moment but good enough to get your video shot at least. The reason we do not say they are not perfect is because most smart-phones have a poorer quality camera and sound quality than say a single shot or digital SLR based camera that also usually does not have the best steady-cam feature which keeps the video from shaking when you hold the camera. Many smart-phones do not have a tri-pod shoe which is a huge help in certain shots you may want to take. Again smart-phones are at the very least a good start.



Quality of a vLog can make it or break it. Here are some examples you may want to consider:

Video Quality (16:9) HD Resolution (720 or 1080 for best)

* Smart-phone video - poor quality, shaky, sound problems, but is a camera that is always with you.
* Single shot camera - varies in sound and video quality, can have steady shot, other features available like wide angle. Portable.
* Video-Cam - Extra equipment to carry. Usually requires tripod, sound quality better. Not great for just holding the camera up in front of you.

Audio Quality

* Smart-phone - poor quality
* One Shot Camera - fair to good quality
* Video Recorder - good quality
* Portable Microphone - best quality - A Zoom Recorder with lapel mic or boom pole with mic help tremendously

Other Equipment Things To Consider

* Batteries - Depending on your equipment and how much you want to shoot. Having spare batteries are a must. Even if that is keeping your smart-phone topped off.
* SD Cards and extra storage when on trips or longer shoots. Depending on how much you really get into creating vLogs will determine how much storage you are going to need. If you are doing a standard four to seven minute vLog you can get away with a 16Gig SD card in your phone or camera but to be safe I would go 32Gig or higher these days.
* Tri-pods, gorrilla pods (holds onto trees, etc.), mono-pods. When you need more than just holding your camera out at arm's length a good tri-pod can save you a lot of aggravation.

Part Two - Conducting Your vLog Shoot - Coming Soon

This is part one of a three part series for Creating Your Own vLog from geocacher HeadHardHat. You can watch or listen to his complete podcast based on this subject by going to http://geosnippitsreboot.com/gsrp-ep-062-creating-your-own-geocaching-vlog.

-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat


Sunday, June 29, 2014

HeadHardHat's Geocaching vLog - Geocaching The Pond

In today's geocaching vLog,

HeadHardHat and Wife Amy the Headhardhatress do some geocaching in an area around a newly constructed mall. Even with all the parking lot spaces, modern lighting and the sounds of traffic they still find a tranquil pond of which to explore. Come now and see what hidden caches they can find.



If the viewer is not above please use this link to YouTube:
http://youtu.be/MJi9M2S7kok

 -------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Attending A Geocaching Whereigo Event

Had an amazing day helping to create a little history for the up coming North Carolina Civil War Geocaching Trails. The event was designed to get information in key areas around the Battle of Bentonville. Which was the largest battle in North Carolina during the Civil War. The actual whereigo cartridge will be a part of the state wide trail system.

Thanks to Tatortott for putting this all together.

Friday, June 27, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 068 - June Mish Mash Episode

TONIGHT on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast it is our June Mish Mash Episode! So anything geocaching is up for grabs. What fun, controversial, interesting and or need to know subjects will be part of the discussion?  Our wonderful viewers and listeners chimed in and you can too when we record the show LIVE!

We record the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast on Thursday nights at 8:30pm ET with our Patron Pre-Show at 8:10pm ET. You can see it all recorded live and join in with our world wide chat-room all during the show. Be sure to bring you geocaching subjects and they just might make the show!  Head on over to www.geosnippits.com and join the GSREBOOT PODCAST by clicking the menu link.



If the video does not appear above please use this YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/-Av_phnbF7k

Our Audio Podcast Version:

-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Episode 356 - Geocaching Rants

Streamed live on June 18, 2014

Tonight the gang at The Geocaching Podcast take the lead from host Scott Berks as they voice out some geocaching rants. Scott was recently a guest on the Oh Beep Podcast which brought on tonight’s theme..

We meet up on Wednesdays at 9:30PM ET at www.geocachingpodcast.com/live to record LIVE. Come view our YouTube live stream and join in our chatroom to take part in the show.



If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube Link:
http://youtu.be/4ekpynb3_EM

Our Audio Version of the Show:




-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Episode 355 - Geocaches We Wish We Could Hide

Tonight on the Geocaching Podcast. The gang kind of take a devil's advocate approach to geocaching hides.  In other words they discuss all the different types of geocaches they would LIKE to legally hide but for one reason or another cannot at this point in time. What inventive and reflective ideas will they come up with? What are some geocaches you would like to be able to hide?

Find out tonight at 9:30PM ET and watch us record live by going to www.geocachingpodcast.com/live and see the Live YouTube feed and join the chat room as we discuss this interesting topic.

See you there!







If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube link:

 http://youtu.be/JWFyHc523ck

The Audio Podcast:


-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Monday, June 9, 2014

HEADHARDHAT FEATURED ON EPISODE #160 OF THE GADGET PROFESSOR

HHH on Gadget Professor
 Hey Fellow Geocachers,

Here is the episode of which I was featured on The Gadget Professor with Don Baine.



If you cannot see the video above please use the link provided below:
http://www.techpodcasts.com/gadget/130305/tgp-160-geocaching-with-andrew-smith/

Here is the audio podcast version:

It gives a really nice overview of our favorite game, sport and obsession in which I hope we get a whole new audience interested in our activity. Want to thank Don for having me on and looking forward to being on the Gadget Professor in the future.
-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat


Sunday, June 8, 2014

HeadHardHat's Geocaching vLog: WWFM XI - World Wide Flash Mob

Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy attended the WWFM 11 Flash Mob in Raleigh, NC on June 7th, 2014. Where they enjoyed meeting up with many local geocachers, received very cool pathtags and participated with all the coolness of this very special geocaching flash mob event.

This particular event was GC54W26 - USA NC WWFM XI: Dragon Flash.
The geocaching event was duplicate all around the world and is the project child of Sonny and Sandy from the Podcacher Podcast.



If you cannot see the video above, check out the YouTube video link here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4iBmcFue1M&feature=share&list=UUGpb47bmcMcqafCdlUwFusg

 -------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Friday, June 6, 2014

Doing Some Geocaching In Apex, NC

Had to drop something off to wife Amy at her work. Decided to go out and do some geocaching while still in Apex North Carolina. Doing fairly well with a couple of DNFs but having a great time anyways.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Episode 354 - Geocaching Apps for Beginners

Streamed live on Jun 4, 2014

Tonight on the Geocaching Podcast. HeadHardHat and the gang go over different geocaching applications available to new geocachers. There have been rumblings about the Geocaching Intro App, did the GCPC find out something you should know about?

Be sure to Tune in at 9:30PM ET on Wednesdays at www.geocachingpodcast.com/live to watch the live recording and join in with our chat room.



Here is the audio version if the podcast:



-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Friday, May 30, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 065 - Geocaching Father's Day Ideas

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 065 - Geocaching Father's Day Ideas



On tonight's GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast. We have a very unique but a must have list of Father's Day Geocaching Gift Ideas. These 10 items are not your everyday geocaching items but I guarantee the Father's out there are going to want these!

Plus we are giving away #3 of four WWFM11 geocoins as our weekly GeoSnippits Cache Stash prize.

Check it out!

We meet at www.geosnippits.com at 8:30PM ET the pre-show starts about 8:10pm or so. Watch our LIVE YouTube Feed as we record and join in the show by entering our World Wide Chat Room with geocachers from around the planet...

See you there.




 If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNwdmW6KUg&list=UUGpb47bmcMcqafCdlUwFusg&feature=share 

Our PRE_SHOW Podcast
http://geosnippitsreboot.com/geosnippits-reboot-pre-show-patron-podcast-for-episode-064-2

Our Audio Podcast for Episode 065
http://geosnippitsreboot.com/gsrp-ep-065-geocaching-fathers-day-ideas


-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

An Ode To The BulletProof Geocache

Way back in March of 2011 I placed a cool geocache nicely named BulletProof.

HeadHardHat with BulletProof in 2011












It was an unusual heavy duty container designed to carry military powders including the explosive types. So needless to say it could take a beating and smile right back at you. Indestructible right? Well not quite.

The geocache was getting a nice amount of finds and favorite points, at least until about October in 2012.  Since the road going to the trailhead was pretty rough certain times of the year I didn't think too much about the lack of finds. So when I was in the area today I thought it was about time to go see how it was actually doing. Was I surprised.

Pretty sure the geocache is missing at GZ
 

Not only was the geocache missing but the entire section of the woods was missing.


Heading towards Ground Zero. Not Looking Good.
It is such a shame because the walk to ground zero back when the geocache was placed made for such a nice walk in the woods. Now not so much.

Ground Zero 

When I finally found Ground Zero it was pretty clear that the geocache has gone bye-bye so I had no choice but to archive it.  This is a really good example of why you need to periodically check out your geocaches to see how much the terrain changes over time.

If there is any good out of this is it gives me a really good excuse to go get another bulletproof container and make another equally good hide. Military Supply Store here I come...





-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat


Friday, May 23, 2014

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 064 - May Mish Mash Episode (+playlist)

This weeks episode on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast.

We are having our May Mish Mash Episode in which we will be giving away two of these fantastic WWFM 11 geocoins. One as our weekly prize and the other to a lucky member of our live audience.

To watch our show recorded live be sure to go to www.geosnippits.com. Tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time or just see the pre show at 8:10 p.m. Eastern Time. Join our worldwide chat room where we have geocachers from around the planet and also watch our live YouTube stream as we record.

Good luck to all the contestants and we'll see you there.



 If you cannot see the video above please use this YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyDRcmdqxY4&list=UUGpb47bmcMcqafCdlUwFusg&feature=share

Here is our audio version:
http://geosnippitsreboot.com/gsrp-ep-064-may-mish-mash-episode
-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

GeoSnippits Reboot Pre-Show Patron Podcast for Episode 064

cropped-Cool-GSRP-Background-1000.jpg      
 Hello and welcome to our GeoSnippits Reboot Pre-Show Patron Podcast. 

Our Pre-Show is not normally included with our audio podcast and is now being provided for our Patron supporters.

This is an example of Episode 064's pre-show for you to enjoy. We provide this extra content as a way of saying thank you to all the Patrons who help support our show. 

To become a Patron and receive these mini-podcasts plus access to other Patron related Contests - all you have to do is go to www.patreon.com/headhardhat and make a total donation of $25 or more. This can be done in increments as low as $1 a week or a lump contribution.

You will then receive an email each week giving you the URL to each week's mini podcast.  That's all there is to it. You can get all the details and more by going to our www.geosnippits.com website and again we say thank you for become our Patron for our show.

 And now we are pleased to provide this weeks GeoSnippits Reboot Pre-Show Patron Podcast.

http://geosnippitsreboot.com/geosnippits-reboot-pre-show-patron-podcast-for-episode-064
  Patreon
-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Episode 352 - So Many Geocaches, So Little Time

Streamed live on May 21, 2014

Well everyone is gearing up for GeoWoodstock XII in which geocachers invade an area for one of the largest geocaching events of the year. With that being said, How do you plan the geocaches you are going to try and get while attending a large event like GeoWoodstock and what about all those possibilites on the way there and back? Tonight the Geocaching Podcast gang ponder such quandries and more.

We meet up weekly on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM ET at www.geocachingpodcast.com/live where you can watch the live YouTube feed as we record and also join our chat room.

Enjoy the show and be safe out there!



If you cannot see the video above, please use the YouTube link below:
http://youtu.be/HyDRcmdqxY4

The audio version of the show is here:
http://geocachingpodcast.com/episode-352-so-many-geocaches-so-little-time/
-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat

Friday, May 16, 2014

HeadHardHat's Geocaaching vLog- Geocaching In Wilmington, NC

In today's vLog Andy HeadHardHat Smith is out and about geocaching whilst wife Amy is attending some work based classes. Watch and learn frrom all the cool finds HHH as he enjoys a beautiful day of geocaching adventure on the east coast of North Carolina.. 



If you cannot see the video above please use the link here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxcshoZL1Bk

-------------------------------------------------------


Where Technology and Geek Meet
http://www.headhardhat.com

Our award winning, geocaching based blog:
GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/

Get our RSS feed for this blog here:
http://feeds.feedblitz.com/geocacheimnotobsessedright/

The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast
http://www.geosnippits.com

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos Website at
http://www.geosnippits.com

Twitter me at
@headhardhat

Friend me at Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/HeadHardHat/

Google+
http://gplus.to/headhardhat