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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Munzees I Place 19 Months Ago Still Looking Good



I placed this particular Munzee on a nearby greenway about 19 months ago and after all this time the plastic strap holding it looks a bit sun worn but the Munzee itself is in great shape. I used a standard printer and business card lamination to create this series. The secret was making the Munzee small enough to fit and have enough room for a punch hole that would keep it's seal and not be anywhere near the actual paper of the Munzee.

I will most likely be putting more out in the not too distant future.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

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An Afternoon Geocaching With Amy

Bison tube hanging from fishing string in storage drain.

On Saturday I was able to go out for the afternoon with my fiance Amy and do some geocaching in the Clayton, NC area. This was a real treat for me and also a good way to introduce geocaching to Amy. I really wanted to see if she was going to be interested in this same game, sport and obsession as I was.

For that very reason we did not go out for the numbers, I wanted the geocaching experience to be a pleasant one for Amy. So I particularly looked for geocaches that were larger and easier in difficulty. I also added in geocaches with favorite points as well.


Amy signing a log from a pill bottle geocache.
We started out with some easy park and grabs to warm up which went really well. Amy "discovered" my automobile travel bug so that was a first for her that day as well. Then we hit something unexpected. A geocache that was labeled with a terrain as 1.5 and it turned out being much more like a 3.  We pulled up to an area that was under development and looks like it stopped for quite a while. As we walked to the edge of  the nearby holler I thought to myself that she was not going to want to do this. Much to my delight she wanted to give it a try. So hand in hand we followed what only could be described as a deer trail that wound down the steep and highly overgrown grassy side. That was part one.  Part two was more of a challenge which took a very steep 50 foot drop deeper into the expanse. It was at this time I suggested I go down and if I find it I will show it to her. She happily agreed to this.

To be honest I had wished I brought some rope for this one because most of this downhill climb I did sliding on my butt. As I was heading down the thought of getting back up the muddy slope was going to be a challenge for me but on to the geocache.


Beautiful stream setting at the base of the holler
The find for the geocache once I got down there was actually very easy. It was hidden under a root structure and plainly visible when you looked in that direction. So that was easy. I took a bunch of pictures while down in the holler and to be frank it was a very scenic spot and down right tranquil. Just wish I knew what I was getting into before going in. Happily the climb back was not as bad as I had thought. I slipped in the muddy sections but was lucky enough to have my hiking pole and some well placed smaller trees to help pull myself back up. Only took a few minutes and I was back with my fiance. She was all smiles and apparently found great humor watching me tackle this obstacle. Good to know she would have shot it all on video if it was deemed worthy.
That's Amy via the dark spot in upper left corner.
We moved on in our afternoon adventure and found a few more geocaches before taking on a greenway. It was really nice and the couple of mile walk was scenic and well worth the time together. We ended up finding four other geocaches and one DNF. I showed her how two other people also did not find that particular one and how to review such things on her phone app.


One small section of the greenway. Plenty of room for more geocaches.


It turned out to be a perfect geocaching adventure and it is my hope to be the first of many to come with Amy. She had a great time and is getting a kick out of how much fun geocaching can be. I can tell she is just itching to get the bragging rights of finding the next geocache before I do. Once that happens - look out HHH.


HeadHardHat and Amy geocaching.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Met HillbillyHermione Looking For A 22 Favorite Point Geocache

Geocache Owner HillbillyHermione and HeadHardHat
On Saturday, Amy and I went for a geocache known as Hotel Illness which has 22 favorite points and now i know why.

After arrivimg near ground zero we scoured the area for about half an hour with no apparent spot around big enough to hide a large lock n lock box. We needed a little help on this one. Fortunately cache owner HillbillyHermione happened to be nearby and was very gracious to point us in the right direction. After making the find we got to spend a few minutes to talk and it was very cool to meet her and see this excellent geocache. Its GC36NA5 if interested in learning more.
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Friday, April 26, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights - Episode 015 - Planning Your Geocacaching Trip


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Tonight's show — You our viewers asked for more advanced episodes with the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast and both HeadHardHat and Debaere deliver. Discussed is many of the things you should consider when planning a geocaching trip. Pocket Queries, Generating a Geocaching Route and other most talked about topics are discussed.

To have a successful geocaching adventure it is important to be prepared and plan accordingly. All of this and more is talked about in only the way HeadHardHat and Debaere can do. You will be informed and entertained at the same time.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Be Sssssafe Out There...



Found this little guy sunning itself on the greenway during my lunchtime walk. Just shows snakes are active and to be careful out there. They don't have to be venomous to bite.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 014 - Make Your Own Geocache and Quality Placement


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Tonight's show — Hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Dave Debaere pull out all the stops in this very informative episode of show and tell while demonstrating how to create clever geocache hides. Not only do they go over five different geocache containers they also give great wonderful suggestions on how to make a quality placement as well. HeadHardHat also gives a detailed accounting of how he made his brand new "There Be Dragons Here" geocaching series. This is something to see and then try yourself.

It is an episode you do not want to miss.


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Friday, April 12, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 013 - Geocache Maintenance and Swag Now Available - See Here!

Our latest episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Episode 013 - Geocache Maintenance and Swag in now available for all your video or audio podcasting needs.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

I Do So Love When I Get New Geocaches In The Mail



Muhahahaha, Lookie what just was delivered to my door. Found a really great deal on pill container micros and nanos recently. Ordered five in green, black and cammo plus some more nanos. Just luv'n it!

-HHH
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

My New Portable Podcast Mixer Is Here!


I just unboxed my new portable sound mixer.

Just now testing it out and it seems to be working absolutely perfect. This will be the unit I will be taking with me when I go to GeoWoodstock 11 this year.

 I like it because it's small and portable enough that I can do a podcast remotely and leaving my much larger X1832 unit in the Geosnippits Studio.

 Awesome.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - Next Episode: Understanding Geocache Difficulty/Terrain and Attributes



Tomorrow's Episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast both Dave Debaere and I will be talking about Geocache Difficulty/Terrain factors and how to make a more accurate assessment of a hidden geocache and for your own new hides. Also Geocache Attributes - what do they mean and finally we find out that Debaere is NOT FROM CANADA! What planet is he really from? Are we giving away a second prize for our LIVE viewing audience?

 Stop on by www.geosnippits.com Thursday 4/4/2013 at 8:30pm EST and find out! 

 See you there.

 -HHH
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Attended an April Fool's Geocaching Event and a Surprise Milestone

The event was hosted by NCBiscuit (standing)

Had a great time meeting up with some old friend when I attended an April Fools geocaching event
(Caching Fools, Unite! (V)) yesterday. Also met some new geocachers as well who also came to visit with all of us.

The event itself was extremely nice and the idea was simple. After having some tasty treats including deep fried pickle wedges, buffalo wings and other bar foods (no to mention a thrist quenching libation).  Everyone who wanted to participate told geocaching stories. The winner won a new LockNLock geocache with a Dodo bird glued to the top and is crowned this year's Caching Fool.

It was a great get together and I can't wait until next year to come back and try again.

MILESTONE!

I was checking out my finds and realized when I attended the Caching Fools event that I reached my 1400 geocache milestone. YAY!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Getting Some Grub Before An April Fools Geocaching Event



There is a Geocaching event that will be happening in about 90 minutes and is only two miles from work. An April fools get together that I just couldn't pass up. So I am doing some after work / Pre event blogging and having some NY style pizza to boot. Normally I would be Geocaching before an event but this is my work playground and any new Geocaches are now going to be my lunchtime finds once the weather cooperates a bit more. It's been way too long since I did an event so I am looking forward to meeting up with everyone.

Now for some pie...

-HHH