Dec 15, 2013
This week we're discussing ways to get your geocaching mojo back.
Have you ever had moments when you just don't have any motivation for going out Geocaching? If you have, then this show may be of use. The tips we discuss are:
Before we get in to that, we've had some feedback on last weeks show - Urban v Countryside Geocaching. You can find the show notes for that episode at www.ohbeep.com/7. The debate between Cache Zilla and Doctor D got very heated, so which side was the winner? Urban or Countryside?
Corey Stevens on Google+ said "During the cold spell I like the urban caching better because I'm closer to my car, but when it's warm enough, I would rather be in the good ol' outback!”
Darryl Wattenberg on Google+ The coffee shop thing mentioned in that show was one of the points I liked. There's nothing like grabbing a hot beverage on warming up in the shop (especially if they have a fire place!) on a cold caching day.
With the feedback we mentioned in the show and the above comments, we'd say it was a draw.
On episode 6 - What to do when you can't Geocache - Doctor D and BananaSource turned the simple task of reading out events and news in to, well, lets just say it didn't run smoothly. We received some unexpected feedback on that:
Message from Yorkshire Yellow:
I'm just listening to your 'news' section on podcast - the one with all the 11-12-13 events.
I never knew two people reading a list of events and nattering could be so entertaining!
Keep up the good work guys.
We try not to mess up too badly, but we're glad it's entertaining when we do. We'll be hearing a bit more from Yorkshire Yellow, later in the show.
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We try to look at least a week ahead on events - to give you chance to plan if there is something that grabs your attention. The week we're focusing on is 23rd to 29th December, so its understandably a little light on events:
by Santa's Little Helper | GC4V8ZR | Eastern England, United Kingdom
Bahh Humbug ... Its a BAD
by SantaJax | GC4V5TT | Southern England, United Kingdom
Elsewhere in news. If you're a regular listener, you'll know we do like our nature ewe's. Have you ever been caught short when out Geocaching? Then you need to Peebol by Shewee.
The Peebol is a disposable urinal bag which converts liquid into a deodorized non-spill gel within seconds.
The bag can be used multiple times, holds up to one litre and can be disposed of in a regular waste bin.
This was seen in an article on the Construction Enquirer website. It was represented as a solution for desperate crane drivers, but it looks ideal for Geocachers too. The Peebol can be bought direct from the Shewee website, the sell at £10 for 8 bags. Or you could just wee in the woods.
Creative Geocache Hide by Vinnie 181. Clever cache, connected to an underground pipe.
Have you lost your Geocaching mojo? Is the cold weather making going Geocaching less attractive? Did you go on an extended streak, after the big month of geocaching in August, and are now finding yourself cache fading? Well, fear not, we have some tips that may help you get your mojo back.
We enjoy geocaching, but life and weather get in the way sometimes. We even had a point last year where we'd gone mad in August and Geocaching had stopped being fun.
Geocacher Yorkshire Yellow e mailed, summing up some of the reasons he cache faded. He says:
"I feel like I've lost my geocaching mojo somewhat of late. It coincided with my August Streak although may just be down to what else I've got going on and a turn in the weather."
All this is very good, BUT WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT, you may be asking. So, on to the tips:
We'd like to thank Yorkshire Yellow, for his input in to this discussion. When planning the show we'd drawn up a list of tips, Yorkshire Yellow came up with similar points but also added some examples. We used some of those examples in todays discussion.
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Cache Zilla went to the Curve in Leicester
Doctor D Did nothing, apparently.