Apr 27, 2014
Our interview with www.cachegeek.com appeared on the Opencaching North America Blog
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How did our puzzle solving go?
GC4R5N3 MVP by StanleyPopTart
Next puzzle... sent by Mark Pickard
GC3QHMG Tree Beard by Miners Daughter
moan-a-lot says "because of geocaching I learnt Mam Tor was a hill and not a mountain"
From Dave DeBaeremaeker
So I just listened to the latest episode about travelling with
kids, while biking into work. Lots of good tips, but I think you
missed some important ones related to travelling with really small
kids. I thought I'd share some lessons learned while travelling on my
own road trips.
For reference I have a 4 year old son named Zeke, and a 2 year
daughter named Abigail. I started both on long road trips when they
were 4 weeks old, and at this point both have been on many multi-week,
multi-thousand mile road trips.
So some tips:
1) Add extra time for kid maintenance. I used to call this
in the schedule. Young kids, especially newborns, require frequent
feeding and diaper change stops. So I always added in a half hour to
the schedule for every 2 hours planned on the road.
2) Know your kids nap schedules, and plan accordingly. Young
function best when they stick to a schedule. Both of my kids liked to
nap at around 2PM for a couple hours, so I tried to plan my day so
that we'd do the touristy things like museums, parks, hiking,
geocaching etc. during the morning, and planning on simply driving for
a solid 2-3 hours in the afternoon. This let the kids burn off energy
and have fun in the mornings, and sleep at normal naptimes in their
3) Limit distance. I try to limit the drive time to 5 hours a
As they get older this gets longer, but in general 5 hours allows us
to get some distance in, and still lots of time for doing things along
the way. We have done 8 hours at a stretch, but those were days where
we knew we'd not be back in the car for a few days.
4) Keep spares handy. Spare diapers, spare change of clothes,
towels for wiping up spills. Nothing sucks more than having to pull
over on the side of the road to change your 2 year olds cloths because
he had an accident, and having everything buried in the bottom of the
luggage pile in the trunk. I kept spare towels, diapers, and clothes
in a bag under their seats so I never had to go digging for things.
5) Keep a lot of toys handy. Between the front seats in our
we kept a box of toys and books - a lot of em - 10-15 or so. Young
kids have small attention spans, and they drop things easy, so having
a large supply of things at hand to pass to them keeps kids happier
6) Same for snacks. I keep an extra sippy cup and some snacks
front of the car that can be passed back at need. Even a 1 year old
in full tantrum has trouble resisting a cookie.
From DarrylW4 - Should I post a "Needs Archive" log if I can't find a Geocache and I'm sure its not where it should be?
YIPPEE 10k. LET'S CELEBRATE
by The Inbetweeners | GC52A50 | East Midlands, United Kingdom
Welcome Back.........The Wanderers Return
by the griswalds n dogs | GC4ZGAK | West Midlands, United Kingdom
HC CITO: HARBOROUGH LITTER-PICK
by Harbcache | GC4CYMG | East Midlands, United Kingdom
Mr Darcy pt2
by cooper troopers | GC51NBZ | East Midlands, United Kingdom
by The~Don | GC52EA0 | Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Meet, Greet and Cache at Croome Park NT
by Croome Cachers | GC52H3R | West Midlands, United Kingdom
by Wirral Gnome Society | GC4YX8Z | Northwest England, United Kingdom
by The Magna Defender | GC52P6E | Northwest England, United Kingdom
BBH#77 Bordering on the Puddings... Mmmm
by Bozoid | GC53BD6 | Eastern England, United Kingdom
Abusing Cheap Flights #2: The Bullring Beckons
by THE_Chris, Goldcircle & sarahmur | GC50YEP | West Midlands, United Kingdom
been bloomin' ages!
by Bobo Frett | GC52FF4 | East Midlands, United Kingdom
by Barny Wol | GC5391B | Eastern England, United Kingdom
KT 36 "The Cacheless KT at the Cat"
by KhoomThropp | GC51ARV | Northwest England, United Kingdom
by Avanclan | GC53BP5 | East Midlands, United Kingdom
This week saw the launch of a new website www.cachepads.com
Cachepads is a website where you can search an area for places to stay, Geocache friendly places, some owned by other Geocachers, who are offering you the chance to stay with them in their homes, whilst visiting the area.
Each host will offer different facilities, but all will be 'Geocacher friendly' and be able to give you a bed for the night and some local knowledge to enhance your Geocaching experience.
TerraCaching.com announced their new Community page this week, you can find it at community.terracaching.com. There's a bunch of stuff on there including sections for users to submit ideas, questions and make requests. There is also a resources page with a lot of information ranging from how to geocache to sneak previews of the new TerraCaching.com site.
Geocaching.com announced the newest cache type this week, on their blog.
A Giga-Event Cache is an event that is attended by 5000+ people. These events are similar to Mega-Events and may include activities, could last several days and are usually held annually. Since Giga-Events are so rare, they attract geocachers from all over the world.
You can find out more about Giga events at the FAQ page set up by geocaching.com.
Hidden Puzzle Cryptex Geocache by Geocachespoilers
All the videos mentioned in the interview can be found at The GCDocs YouTube channel
The Geocaching Vloggers videos, mentioned in the interview can be found at
Svens videos, aka Geocachespoilers, can be found at
The Troublemaking Spy GC3BNZG