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We recently asked: What do you like best about multi caches?

After reading all the answers, we found that what cachers like the best are the adventures they’ve had while doing multi caches. So here’s what we heard:

  • Kari on G+ Shared: I like multis that offer something that a regular cache cannot. Field puzzles, hiding coords in creative ways, bringing you to interesting locations that might be closer than 0.1 miles apart. This is why I don't care much about the loss of virtuals. You can bring people to to any spot/object by making it a stage of a multi.
  • Spencer on Facebook shared: The thing about multi caches that I find interesting is that there are typically several stages and once you have found all the stages than you can feel like you have accomplished something unique. Although there shouldn't be too many stages for multi caches. less than five seem appropriate. More than five, might be a bit too many. Just my opinion.
  • Jim agrees. He shared: They are usually more of an adventure than traditionals.
  • Kneel More on Twitter shared: Creative stages, learning history, adventure.
  • Jeremy shared: I like the field puzzle part the best.
  • Tony shared: When you're on a streak & can only get one geocache a day a multi provides you with more geocaching fun on a nice day.

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: What do you like best about events?

After reading all the answers, we found that the top favorite thing about events are all of the other cachers! Second favorite thing was getting intel on puzzles and DNFs. So here’s what we heard:

  • Axel on Twitter Shared: Meeting and talking with other cachers
  • Tony shared: Socializing with other people who actually understand my geocaching addition.
  • Douglas on Facebook shared: Meeting cachers that I have not met before and chatting with both new and old cacher friends
  • Schwan's man shared: I love meeting and socializing with people. But I love getting hints on my DNFs most
  • Andy shared: For me, geocaching is mostly a solitary activity, so I really enjoy events to swap stories and have a few laughs with others who share my passion for geocaching. And we welcome the noobs here on Long Island, NY!
  • Sandi is all in! She shared: It's my social life! I love my Geo-buddies!!!
  • For me, I like everything about events. Like Sandy, geocachers have become my social life too. I love big Megas, fun meet & greets, CITOs, and small trailhead meet-ups too. I remember being hesitant to go to my first event. Sure glad I did, I had a blast, and always do.

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We recently asked: What do you like best about earth caches?

After reading all the answers, we found that the top favorite things about earth caches are learning something new at cool places, and no actual cache container to find.

So here’s what we heard:

  • Tom on G+ Shared: Many earth caches are in locations where a traditional cache just would not work. I can only think of one that I have logged was not in a scenic location and that one was in a museum because of the subject matter). The other great thing about earth caches is that you don't need to worry about muggles!
  • Sandra on Twitter shared: Going somewhere really interesting and learning new things. I know about iron sand, rivers, sedimentation .... now lol
  • Tony on Facebook shared: It's hard to choose. I love learning new things… and I love the great places they take me – sometimes places right under my nose that I've never noticed.
  • Yosemite Debbie shared: One more type of cache to give the sport variety. If you love 'em, go do 'em. If you don't, go do something else.
  • Brent shared: no wet logs… ok maybe location location location

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We recently asked: How many webcam caches have you found?

After tallying all the answers, we found that on average cachers have found 8.6 webcam caches. So here’s what we heard:

  • Tom on G+ Shared: Exactly one. It's not something we are going to chase, because so few are still active.
  • Kari shared: One, many years ago. It was quite the ordeal back then.
  • Fen on Facebook shared: 17 so far... I will actually go quite a bit out of my way to get a Webcam Cache these days.
  • Brian shared: I have found 6 of them. Fun fact: There are 304 remaining webcams in the world. Down from 307 a week or two ago
  • For those wondering, I’ve found 20 webcam caches. Like Fen, I’ll go out of my way to try to do them. They are a dying cache type, so I encourage you to do them while you still can!

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We recently asked: Have you ever hosted a CITO event?

After reading all the answers, we found that about 20% of cachers have hosted a CITO over the years. So here’s what we heard:

  • Heidi on G+ Shared: Not at all, I leave it to the pros who wouldn't stress like I would.
  • TwoTrack on Twitter shared: Yes. I have hosted 5 on local environmental lands.
  • Michigan on Facebook shared: Yes, I hosted a garlic mustard pull at an area arboretum. We worked hard for 2 hours and barely made a dent in it - it really gave me perspective on how big a problem this is.
  • Brad has some variety in the CITOs that he hosts. He shared: 2 (by) water, 3 (by) land
  • Jason shared: No, but I will host my first on April 29th!
  • For those wondering, I’ve personally hosted 2, and helped organize many more with our local club, the Inland Empire Chapter of the Washington State Geocaching Association.
    • I would like to encourage more cachers to host CITOs throughout the year. All you need to do is pick a spot, connect with the land managers, and publish the event. Be sure to have drinking water and tools for the clean up, like bags, and a plan for disposal afterwards. Many land managers are eager to help with all of this!

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We recently asked: How often do you do maintenance on your caches?

After reading all the answers, we found that it all depends. Some cachers do maintenance 1 to 2 times a year, often spring and or fall. Other’s as they get 1 or more DNFs or requests. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jo on G+ Shared: If the cache is visited frequently with nothing amiss in the logs, we let it be. If an issue comes up or there is a string of DNFs, we get out as soon as we can. Everything else gets checked once a year unless there's something else going on that would make us want to visit (bad weather or other factors that may endanger the cache).
  • Geocaching Jangie on Twitter agrees: I do maintenance once a year, once the snow melts, and then if I receive 2+ DNFs or a note.
  • Derek on FB shared: Used to be only when someone reports a problem...after replacing four containers and six logs last weekend, it's gonna be a lot more often! I would say at least once every six months.
  • Lee has worked his maintenance into some great family time. He shared: I do maintenance every year during my daughter's Thanksgiving visit from WI. She looks forward to it every year as a daddy-daughter bonding moment.
  • Most of my caches have been out a long time, and are in more remote areas so I check on those about every three years, unless there’s been a forest fire near the cache. Others I’ll check on as DNFs start coming in, depending on the difficulty rating of the cache, and the experience of the cacher that DNFed it.

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We recently asked: Have you ever found a geocoin in a cache?

After tallying all the answers, we found that most all cachers have found a Geocoin, but not so much lately. So here’s what we heard:

  • Scott on Facebook shared: Not yet, but still looking.
  • Tom on G+ shared: Yes, several times. I always include a photo of the coin (with tracking # blurred out) out so the owner knows that, at that point, the actual coin was still circulating, not a proxy.
  • Jo shared: Yes, but it's been awhile.
  • William shared: Yes, I've found some really nice ones and moved them along, only for some of them to be subsequently stolen by geo-thieves! Arrghh... I have geo-coins of my own, and I will not release them except by proxy. People are less likely to steal a piece of laminated paper. A sad reality of today's game.
  • Limax shared: Yes. I've also left some that have disappeared right away.
  • Mark on Twitter shared: When I started caching in 2009, I found them in every other cache. As of lately I seldom find a coin.
  • Like most, I don’t often find Geocoins in caches these days. I do remember the first one that I found: it was about a dozen years ago in a puzzle cache hidden by Moun10bike! Inside was one of his coins. I thought it was really cool, but as I usually don’t trade, I left it for the next finder. If only I knew then what I know now…

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Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: Do you belong to any geocaching organizations or clubs?

After tallying all the answers, we found that in general, or 87% of cachers, are joiners, and there are probably hundreds of clubs out there. So here’s what we heard:

  • MUDac shared: not I'm a official group but I try to co-host monthly events in our area to build the community.
  • Tomer on Twitter shared: I am a member of not 1 but 3 organizations. Israeli Geocachers, Association Geocaching Quebec and of course PodCacher.
  • YosemiteDebbie on FB shared: Santa Clarita Valley Cachers, Antelope Valley Cachers, San Fernando Valley Cachers, San Gabriel Valley Cachers and probably a few others. Geocaching can be a solitary or very social pursuit as you choose.
    • Well said Debbie, I agree 110 percent!!

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Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: What is your favorite TOTT for finding caches?

After tallying all the answers, tweezers, sticks or poles, and wives got the most mentions. Coming in next is GPS, Phone, flashlights and dogs. So here’s what we heard:

  • Tick Magnet on Twitter shared: My favorite TOTT would be hiking boots. They take me to amazing places.
  • Whoo shared: my phone ... its my gps, my camera, my torch, and my sos in case of trouble.
  • Randy shared: a stick ~ generally clears critters and snakey creatures before my hands go in. It's usually my walking stick.
  • Sandra shared: the dog as he is great as sniffing out where people have been.
    • ELJ adds: and dogs make excellent decoys! No one thinks twice about someone out and about with a dog!
  • Tom on G+ shared: My wife. 🙂 Seriously, I often leave looking for the cache to her while I scout nearby photo opportunities. If she doesn't have it after a few minutes, or if I photographically write off the location, I may join her. Once we find the cache, she signs the log so that it is legible, and she may do minor maintenance (add a dry log, replace a baggie, etc.). No question, she's the best TOTT I've got.
    • Robert on Facebook agrees. He shared: My wife. We call her "The Bacon Saver" because she finds the caches others can't.

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Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: Do you usually log your cache finds in the field, or later back at home?

After tallying all the answers, we found it often mattered if the cacher was using a GPS or phone, and what the situation was. In general it was tied 40% each of cachers that log in the field or at home. But for another 20% they do both, and it really depends on a few things. So here’s what we heard:

  • Agent Questermark on G+ shared: I usually log them in the field, explaining the condition of the log and container and something about why I'm at that particular cache.
  • Donna on FB shared: In the field? GASP! Why would I do that!! lol. I like to go home and write about my finds, I keep notes in a notebook so I can remember them all. And I used to always post at least one picture, but I've slowed down. Sigh.
  • Hot Rod 205 on Twitter shared: a 'hybrid' approach. Log as a field note in my phone app in field. Then finish it at home later.
  • Kari shared: Usually log DNFs in the field but finds are always logged at home.
  • Nathan shared: On big runs, I send field notes and log later. Otherwise, I log in the field.
  • Tom shared: I'll drop a short note in the field, then expound on it later from a real keyboard. Anything more than a sentence or two with a touchscreen is just taking time away from other things I could be doing.
    • Tom, a lot of cachers, myself included, agree with you! I do have a great solution for trying to tap out great logs on a tiny screen: stay tuned for a blog post on this very soon!!

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