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We recently asked: What is the coolest thing you've ever found in a cache?

When I am teaching a geocaching 101 or just explaining what geocaching is, this is a common question that I get. For me the swag isn’t that important so I always have a hard time answering this! I’m a little more into the journey and achievement of each cache. But finding something cool is always nice! So here’s what we heard:

  • Alicia on FB shared: I've found some cool, sometimes valuable stuff on rare occasions, but oddly enough my most prized piece of swag I took was a painted rock. I just really cherish it for some reason!
  • Shawn shared: A voucher from the CO for a bottle of Templeton rye whiskey as a ftf prize. Wow!
  • Cleve shared: Probably my first TB. I was like wow this is a Kool idea.
  • Mike shared: I get excited when I find a fifteen year old logbook. No kidding –those oldie logbooks are awesome to read!

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We recently asked: What type of cache was your first find? (traditional, letterbox, multi, etc)?

After tallying all the answers, we found that about 95% of us found a traditional cache for our very first find. Although there were a smattering of other types too! So here’s what we heard:

  • Kari on G+ shared: Did three caches our first day out. The first was a traditional but I never would have cached again if we hadn't found the third, which was a really cool multi.
  • GeoTruckr on Twitter shared: traditional, log only, found without any navigation system other than me! 2 blocks from my home, near historic marker!
  • Bruce shared: Traditional. Took two tries. First gps wasn't very good.
  • wh00_KZN shared: mystery cache ... my wife introduced me to geocaching by taking me to GC2JVRB as she knew i loved puzzles history and nature.
  • TwentseMug shared: It was this puzzle cache that transformed me from muggle to geocacher.
  • Robert on Facebook shared: A small traditional I found under a few feet of snow in the middle of winter in Michigan. I still have a little trinket that I grabbed from it.
  • My first find was an ammo can in the woods of north Idaho. Hillside, deep tree cover and a cheap GPS… but I finally found it and felt like a kid on Christmas morning, and was instantly hooked.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about everyone’s first find stories –there were way too many cool stories to share! Catch them all, if you-

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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.

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We recently asked: Did you get your Earthcache souvenir last weekend?

After tallying all the answers, we found that just over half, or 53% of cachers, did not get their souvenir last weekend. So here’s what we heard:

  • Heidi on G+ shared: Nope, we had very bad weather here this past weekend
  • Shawn on FB shared: No. For the first time in many years I missed this souvenir. I was busy moving. It will never happen again.
    • Shawn, I can so relate!
  • Fen shared: Yep! Got to learn about the volcano that used to be over near Snoqualmie Falls!
  • Dawn shared: Yes! Took us to a park we haven't been to in a long time
  • Tony shared: I still need to log it… but yes.
  • I did get mine, as there was an event near an earthcache that we were able to attend. It was a nice little hike too!

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We recently asked: Which geocaching statistic of yours are you most proud?

After reading all the answers, we saw that, as I’d thought, most cachers take pride in many different things and ways to enjoy caching. The only stat that was mentioned the most was the Jasmer Challenge, and that only came up 3 times. So here’s what we heard:

  • Eric shared: That's like asking which of my children I love more. I'm proud of all of them equally!!
  • Ruth on FB shared: I'm not proud of anything to do with statistics. I'm proud of the friends and connections I've made along the way. Stats are overrated.
  • Emma shared: Countries, all the Beautiful places had visit thanks to this hobby.
  • Kari on G+ shared: They are not very impressive overall but I do like the fact that over 25% of our finds are puzzles.
  • Jerry on FB shared: Completing the Jasmer Challenge (finding one cache published in each month since May 2000)...it took a long time, and I had to work it in when I was traveling somewhere nearby, but it also got me to look for and find so many historic caches along the way. A good long-term goal for anyone, but start as soon as you can to take advantage of opportunities anywhere you go!
    • Coincidentally 5 years ago today, or October 9, 2011, I finished the Jasmer challenge! It was an amazing journey to find so many oldies across the country and read the logs too. I know I had an advantage as I started caching in August of 2002, but it was still challenging to fill all those months!

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We recently asked: Do you post geocaching pictures or stories to your Facebook account?

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After tallying all the answers, we found that about 99% of cachers do share about their adventures on FB. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jo on G+ shared: Absolutely!
  • Jim on FB shared: Sure do! Why else would I be in those amazing places in the first place?
  • Tomer on Twitter shared: I post pictures only if I think they have added value (funny, location etc). I do post pic's & stories on FB Geocaching groups.
    • Glad you mentioned FB groups –there are bunch of great geocaching groups out there and I’m active on quite a few.
  • Ryan shared: I usually post pics of hikes we take with the kids. Don't post the caches themselves unless they're cool or a milestone find.
  • Matt on FB shared: I used to post every few days, but I've now decreased the frequency so as to create the illusion that I have a life outside of geocaching.
  • Mike shared: Sometimes. Depends on what it is. I have cacher friends on FB, but most of my friends have no idea why (in my right mind) I'd be hanging out in a drainage pipe covered in muck with a 5 gallon bucket in my hand.
    • Mike, never fear, us cachers know exactly why you’re hanging out in the drainage pipe, and many of us have done this too!!

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We recently asked: Have you ever adopted someone else's cache?

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After tallying all the answers, we found that nearly 2/3s of cachers, or 63% have adopted at least one cache. So here’s what we heard:

  • Bailey shared: I haven't but I’d like too.
  • Dell has tried. He shared: I've offered to adopt a few caches near my home that appear to be orphaned, but none of the COs have responded.
  • Jo shared: Yes, a few when a friend moved out of the area.
  • Chuck shared: Yep. I adopted the first cache I ever found.
  • Brent shared: I probably have adopted 30 caches , from co's who were moving out of the area , didn't have time to maintain any longer, and in exchange for giving up some trail caches to make way for a new series to come out
  • I’ve adopted a few caches –mostly good oldies from 2001 and 2002. And technically through my company profile, I adopted all the caches in the Filmed in Spokane GeoTour. Having them all under one account makes it easier for our GeoTour team to manage them all.

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We recently asked: Did you attend an International Geocaching Day event last weekend?

Nearly 3 out of 4 cachers, or 74%, did attend at least one event! So here’s what we heard:

  • Matthew didn’t make an event, but sure made it a great day. He shared: Nope, as I was travelling. But I did find 77 caches in a geoart, and had my 4000 milestone on International Geocaching Day.
  • Spencer shared: No events nearby to attend, so just found a couple of caches.
  • Carlo on FB shared: Yes! Not only that, it was in a foreign country with a number of people from other countries too. A truly International Geocaching day! At this spot in Reykjavik, Iceland!
  • Mark shared: Yep. Attended our first APE event. Mark, I think I saw you there!
  • We volunteered at the APE event last weekend, since we didn’t have a Block Party to Vend at this year. We had a blast providing part of the refreshment booth, staffing the trackable booth, and then we hiked through the Tunnel of Light! It was Kidvegas19’s first time through, so that was a lot of fun for us.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching events, and you can too, if you-

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We recently asked: Did you earn your souvenir last weekend?

Cachers were out in force last weekend! 84% of us did get the multicache souvenir, and many more sure tried hard! So here’s what we heard:

  • Albert had some weather related problems. He shared: No, storms and flash flooding were predicted all weekend and the only multis in my area that I had not logged were in deep woods.
  • Kari on G+ shared: Tried, but DNFed the only active one I could get to. Multis tend to be poorly-maintained in my experience.
  • Bill got his, but was frustrated. He shared: Yep, and it sucked. 6 stage, 2 missing, needed PAF to get final. CO admits coords are off and doesn't bother to fix, no reply
  • Tom shared: Yes. It was on a cache that we DNF'd a number of years ago. We ran into the same issue as last time, with a lot of geo-bounce at the final. But several years of experience gave me the tools to overcome it.
  • Susan on FB shared: Found an awesome library multi on a rainy day. Brightened our moods despite the gloomy weather.
  • We got our multi cache in Port Orchard. We were there for the Pirate event on Saturday and really enjoyed strolling around town on Sunday grabbing some caches.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching adventures, and you can too, if you-

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

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We recently asked: Have you geocached outside of your home country?

Geocachers do like to travel! 72% of us have cached in different countries, while 28% have not…yet. So here’s what we heard:

  • Seemyshell on Twitter shared: nope, but I have a trip planed for October.
  • Tony on FB shared: The only time I've been outside the country was before geocaching existed.
  • Danno on Twitter shared: geocached in Germany and unfortunately all DNFs.
    • Oh no! My husband, Kidvegas19 had the same situation on a business trip to Mexico.
  • Jo on G+ shared: Yes, Canada and a few island nations while on a cruise.
  • Wayne on FB is quite a traveler! He shared: We have 39 countries and picking up 9 more in October and 3 more in January.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching and travelling, and you can too, if you-

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Cache 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 most recent recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.  This week we go back in time to replay some of our older questions and found this one about GPS units.  

Last year we asked: What GPS unit (or phone...) did you use to find your first geocache?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that the majority of cachers, or 62%, found their first cache with a handheld GPS. But, nearly 1 in 5, or 19%, used a Smartphone. Maps, compass and hints only came in at 12%.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Terry on G+ shared: First geocache was found on a windows mobile back in 2008.
    • Jerry on FB was an accidental geocacher. He shares: the 'first first' was an accidental find, so none. The first after I registered? hahahaha a Tom-Tom!
    • Lee on FB shared: The first cache I found was by the description only. I did not have a GPS yet.
      • I’ve cached with Lee many times and this doesn’t surprise me at all! He’s a natural.
    • TSMola01 shared: Garmin Etrex Legend with no base maps. Smartphones weren't even a thing yet, let alone a caching option when I started.
    • Like TSMola01, I found my first cache with a Garmin eTrex Venture with NO maps. I used that for my first 500 finds. Upgrading to color maps was like a whole new world! Pretty amazing how far the tech has come.

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Got a NEW answer to add after all this time?  Please do in the comments, we'd love to hear it!