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Thursday, March 28, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 011 - Where To Look For A Geocache - Recorded LIVE


We are recording the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast LIVE at 8:30pm EST. We are broadcasting now and the preshow starts at 8:15pm EST.

Tonight's show is Where To Look For A Geocache and will be a lot of fun to watch.

If you are watching us after the broadcast then sit back and enjoy the show too. It will be worth the watch!


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Tonight on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast : Where To Look For A Geocache


Tonight on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Debaere and I discuss one of the most common questions of a new geocacher - Where To Look For A Geocache?

We go over many of the more common places to hunt and the types of containers you may find. Tonight at 8:30pm EST everyone meets up for the LIVE YouTube feed and chat room via www.geosnippits.com. We also give away our prize from last week's GeoSnippits Geocaching Cache Stash and have a new question for this week. Plus we find out what Dave's bottom third quote of the week is going to be.

That and so much more.

 See you tonight.
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Pulling My Garmin 60Csx Out Of Moth Balls

  

My girlfriend Amy told me recently that she was interested in trying Geocaching. I am thinking, sweet, she wants to get outdoors more and having someone get into the same interest as me is an awesome way of spending time together. So it occurred to me that she is going to need a decent handheld GPSr unit besides her phone. She agreed with me that dropping her new smartphone into water or crashing it on a rock may not be the best thing to have happen. Today I pulled out my faithful friend the Garmin 60Csx and took it for a test spin. I was very happy to see it start up right out of the gate. It took a while to acquire the satelites but after a quick calibration fixed all that. The next thing I knew I was on a nearby greenway and it was taking me right to them. So now Amy can feel confident that she will be able to get those Geocaches like a pro. Note - I am really hoping she gets hooked and that friendly competition of finding Geocaches kicks in. To me that is so much more fun when you yell out "Found It".  You know I will be hearing it way more than saying it, still awesome!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

There Be Dragons Here: Resin Hardening

So far so good but i am concerned that the resin will not stick well enough to the plastic ammo box.  May have to spray the whole thing down with enamel paint. Some plastic paint for a finishing touch should be nice.

More to come...

The Geocacher's Creed


Every year and no matter on what show I go out of my way to make sure that the Geocacher's Creed is discussed.  I can't help it really, there is just way too much information held in those words and examples to be ignored. Sure it is a voluntary premise that geocachers do not have to follow. No one is holding a weapon on them making sure a order of standards are obeyed. On the other hand in a world of fast park and grabs plus everything is about the numbers. It really couldn't hurt to shout out loud some common sense every once in a while. 

During the recording of The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 010 - Geocacher's Creed we all found out that when the website for the Geocacher's Creed went down that our good friends Cache-Advance.com took it upon themselves to take over and keep the site alive. We would personally want to thank Lisa and Cache Advance for keeping the Geocacher's Creed going! 

So take a couple of minutes and think about what the individual parts of the Geocacher's Creed can mean to you. If you want to learn a whole bunch more about it be sure to listen to our GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast or watch our show on you tube. Just search for GeoSnippits or Headhardhat.

Enjoy!


The Geocacher's Creed
http://www.geocreed.info/

When placing or seeking geocaches, I will:
 
Not endanger myself or others.

Observe all laws & rules of the area.

Respect property rights and seek permission where appropriate.

Avoid causing disruptions or public alarm.

Minimize my and others' impact on the environment.

Be considerate of others.

Protect the integrity of the game pieces. 


Monday, March 25, 2013

There Be Dragon's Here: Geocache Series - Phase Two



Hey all,

Working on the next phase to my "There Be Dragon's Here" geocache series. I really do not know how well this is going to work but that is part of the fun of creating cool caches. Sometimes it is glorious and others, not so much. This is going to be an expensive series so it better turn out right - I say to myself.

Anyways, the dragons were glued to the ammobox with Fusion glue then the hole where the handle resides gets taped with Gorilla duct tape so we can make a holding area. Then we filled it half way up with resin and fish gravel. Finally we poured the resin on top of the fish gravel to hopefully solidify everything including the dragon permanently in place. They will be spending the better part of the week in the shed to completely dry and keep the fumes out of the house.

Well we will just have to wait now and see what happens.

More to come.

-HHH
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

There Be Dragons Here - Geocaching Series



  The ammo boxes have arrived for geocache series I want to make based on dragons. Here is a shot with them on their respective homes. I like the way this turned out because I will be able to attach them to the handle and not have to drill into the top of the ammo can.

Going to get resin and fish gravel for next phase. 

More to come.

HHH

Friday, March 22, 2013

Some After Work Geocaching And A Scout Master


Went to pick up my girlfriend from work and picked up some geocaches before hand. 

Yes i told her first... 

Had two nice finds and a DNF letterbox. 


On the way back to the car from my second find I just happened to  meet up with scout master Paul. He heard me talking about geocaching to my recorder which then stroke up the conversation. We talked about the geocaching merit badge that is available to scouts and also his pet peeve with scouts who do not learn how to use a manual compass. This too is one of my wishes for geocachers to too learn how to use a manual compass correctly for those circumstances where their smartphone or GPS fails them and they know how to get back to their car. We talked for quite a bit and Paul had explained to me that their is actually a training course in a nearby park that is used for manual navigation. I was intrigued and so hopefully in the not too distant future will have Paul on the show to talk about manual navigation. Can't wait.


















Now I need to get Amy before I have to geocache in the dog house.

See you out on the trails...

HHH

The Latest Episode: 010 - Geocacher's Creed of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Now Available

Recorded LIVE at the GeoSnippits Studios in Raleigh, NC on March 21, 2013

Tonight's show -- The Geocacher's Creed. Both Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Dave Debaere go over this amazing reminder of geocaching sportsmanship so that the geocaching community can understand the importance of such a creed. They also learn an interesting fact about the geocaching creed and it's tie with Sponsor Cache Advance and their role. Geocachers are encouraged through the creed to take common sense to heart while geocaching and have available answers when the question of "What should I do in this situation?" arises.

It is an episode you do not want to miss.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions for the show you can call our voice-mail at (919) 341-9519 or send a voice-mail for free from anywhere around the world by going to www.geosnippits.com and clicking on the Send Voicemail tab on the right side of the screen.

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GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.



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Thursday, March 21, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 010 - Geocacher's Creed

Tonight at 8:30PM EST the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 010 - Geocacher's Creed

You can see it LIVE when the preshow starts at 8:15pm EST or watch the show after we are finished broadcasting.



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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

GeoSnippoits Reboot Podcast: Episode 009 - Geocaching Trackables

Here is episode 009 of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast.

Recorded LIVE at the GeoSnippits Studios in Raleigh, NC on March 14, 2013

Tonight's show -- It's the hitchhiking guidelines of our favorite geocaching game pieces the travelers (travel bugs, travel tags and Geocoins). Host Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Dave Debaere discuss a full hours worth of geocaching insights dealing with travelers. So what are they? What do they do in the geocaching world? What makes the difference between travelers and geocaching swag? All of this is discussed and more. So everything you want to know about travel bugs, travel tags and geocoins and so much more.

It is an episode you do not want to miss.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Episode 009 - Geocaching Travelers

Last night's GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast was recorded live on 3.14 2013. Which many has designated as PI Day and to make sure we celebrated it correctly both Dave Debaere and I had ours ready. It was a fantastic show where the chat-room was smoking with Geocaching chatter, we talked everything that dealt with Geocaching travel bugs, travel tags and Geocoins.  We gave away not one but two prizes from the GeoSnippits Cache Stash and to top it off we had pie!

Thanks to Cache-Advance.com, CoinsAndPins.com and RHPromos.com for being our Sponsors.

It's an amazing show any way you slice it... So choose your favorite way of enjoying our show either audio or watch video they are all available for you right now. Just select the link below.

Have fun and send us a voicemail of what you think of the show!

-HHH




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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Packing Them In B Umstead State Park, NC


You know that everyone gets the spring fever the first sign of a 65 to 70 degree day rolls around. I was amazed as we pulled into the B Umstead State Park and there was not a single spot available. People were starting to park along the side of the road which is what we did. Within minutes there was not a single place to park anywhere and people were parking outside the park - Crazy.

I love long shadows when doing photography.
Plenty of sites and sounds once we hit the Loblolly Trail which goes for 2.7 miles and is considered a moderate difficulty terrain. There was some good stream crossings due the the bridge being out and it was actually more green the deeper into the hollers you went.
Andy HeadHardHat doing some rock jumping over a stream.

The lower into some hollers the cooler it became but also more green.
Had a great time hiking today with girlfriend Amy. There were only a couple of geocaches that I have not already found in the park and they were on the other side. So today's adventure was getting good shots with the camera and enjoying the company.
Saw this little guy warming his wings in the sun.

Amy showing her little known tree bending skills.

All in all a great hike with a lovely lady. I planning on doing much more now that the spring time weather is coming back.

-HHH
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me

Okay I had to get just one more geocache before I go get my car worked on and this one was so cute. It is so nice to have the weather finally turning more towards spring. Looking forward to finding some more geocaches really soon like let's say  tomorrow.

This Is HeadHardHat Checking In

  

I couldn't help it. The Geocaching bug was stronger than the head cold I have been fighting and I had to go for some Geocaches today. The sun was out the sky is dark blue and I have my Ful powerbag all charged up for a day like today. So as I finished up a DNF ( Did Not Find ) on my last attempt. Oh did I mention how I hate holly bush hides especially when the GPS is pointing to an old and rarely existing working phone booth AND there are several ten foot holly bushes that could be where the geocache is..  Running sentence apology. Needless to say the fun factor ran out quickly and so I stopped to update my blog, get something to eat and recharge my phone on my powerbag. If you are wondering the juice from the car is not enough to recharge the phone because it shuts off after 10 minutes with the car off. So it is much more productive to plug the phone into my Ful bag and let it recharge there. If you want to learn more about my Ful bags let me know and I will do another review.

Anywho, already picked up a handful of Geocaches and I should be able to pick up a few more before my cache mobile oil change later today. I was kind of hoping to get a 3/3 in a nearby park but unfortunately the park was closed due to construction which normally is not a big deal except they went out of their way posting no trespassing signs while the park is closed so we will just look elsewhere. 

Wil fill you in on more as I get going but thought it cool to do a quick check in. Hope your day is filled with Geocaching wonder as well.

-HHH 


Friday, March 8, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 008 - Types Of Geocaches On Multiple...

Debaere and I had a fantastic show last night with tons of viewers in the chat room, great discussion about the multitudes of geocache types, a new sponsor for the show and of course the GeoSnippits Geocaching Cache Stash.. You are not going to want to miss this one!


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tonight, Episode 008 of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast



Tonight, Episode 008 of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - Types of Geocaches with Multiple Listing Sites. 

We record LIVE at 8:30 PM ET (GMT-5) and everyone meets up at www.geosnippits.com. We have the Live Feed there and a smoke'n chat-room of geocachers from around the world.

GeoSnippits Cache Stash Prize for Tonight is a CoinsAndPins.com 10 Hides trackable geocoin and pin set.

Will we have a second prize for our viewers in the chat-room? It's now March will have to wait and see.

Great sponsor coupon codes, a new sponsor rhPromos.com and insights from HHH and Debaere.

An episode you won't want to miss.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast Sponsor: RHPromos.com

Hey All,

Please be sure to check out our newest GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast sponsor: RHPromos.com!

If you use the promo code: SNIPPIT you will get 10% off your online order. Tell'm HeadHardHat and Debaere sent ya :)

You can go directly to their site by going to www.RHPromos.com

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