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

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 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: Geocaching Question of the Day: How far is your Find Farthest from Home?

Geocachers definitely like to travel! Lots of interesting travel and holiday stories were shared. So here’s what we heard:

  • Kari on G+ shared: 1600 miles. Nothing is very far when you live in the middle of North America.
  • Tom shared: You got me beat, Kari, but not by much. 1,528 miles here, and for the same reason - I'm near the middle of the continent. Getting much farther away requires travel to remote places with extreme climates, or crossing an ocean or two.
  • David on Twitter shared: 1,376 miles from home while in Jamaica on a cruise.
  • Dora shared : 7,903 km (from BC Canada to Osaka Japan)
  • Don on FB shared: 9,249 miles from home, between my home in the U.S. and a cache I found while on a trip to Australia. BTW, on another trip I have another in which I found 2 caches that were 9,226 miles apart... ON THE SAME DAY.
  • Guy shared: 7417.31 Miles away found while I was deployed to Afghanistan –thank you for your service!
  • My furthest is 4851, a virtual in France. I was chaperoning my nieces on a European trip in 2005 and also got my furthest North find in Northern Scotland about a week later!

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

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

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 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 Facebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Any tips for teaching geocaching to beginners?

We received lots of great tips and suggestions.

Here are just a few:

  • Tom on G+ shared: Make sure you can cover the most basic items in the first 2 minutes. If it takes longer than that, you've lost them already..
  • Jo adds: Leave a lot of times for questions and think of many different ways to explain the same thing.
  • Dave recommends that you: Take them to quality caches you've previously found and and determined are still in good shape.
  • Kari shared: Make sure each person has their own GPSr to use. It's more fun than looking over someone's shoulder.
  • Dawn on FB likes a quick hands-on approach. She shared: Show while you go. Give a basic run down then get moving! Having 2 people and splitting up a large group might help.
  • My favorite tip for teaching is using the ‘see and walk away’ method for finding. Before they start looking for the cache, you designate a spot near GZ for them to go once they have seen the cache container. This gives everyone in the group the opportunity to find each cache.

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

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

GQotDPinterestHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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: How many Letterbox Hybrid caches have you found?

After reading through and tallying all the answers, we found that on average cachers have found 34.8 Letterbox Hybrid caches.

So here is what we heard:

  • Heidi on G+ shared: None yet, but sure have found quite a few letterboxes near the caches.
  • Robert on Facebook shared: I've only found 30 but I've hidden 33
  • Eric had a good reminder. He shared: It's not really about the numbers is it? But 55 for the record, now I must find more!!!!
  • Brent on Facebook shared: 15, not a lot around my area , and still need to go find one for the June #GeoChallenge
  • For those wondering, I have logged 47, and of course I’ve probably found a good dozen actual letterboxes near geocaches.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about Letterbox Hybrids, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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Do You Filter for Certain Terrains?Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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 filter for certain terrains often?

After reading through all the answers, we found that it generally depends on what your geocaching goals are, and your limiting factors, such as equipment or physical ability.

So here is what we heard:

  • Sandi on FB shared: Depends. If I'm on a road trip I might not want to stop for T3.5 & up. But if I'm on a caching road trip then I will include them all.
  • Bart shared: If I am running a PQ for a night caching run and I don't know the area well I will filter out anything over a 2.
  • Nora shared: of course ! I have trouble with my hip and knee so I try not to do much over a 2- 3 T . I know if I push to hard I'll end up visiting my doc a few times that week after. I don't need to damage my body further. I f I'm having a bad week I don't do harder than 1.5.
  • Mike shared: No. Unless I have a particular goal in mind.
  • Jo on G+ shared: Yes.  We used to only do that for caches along a route so we'd only grab "easier" ones on a road trip.  Now we do it more frequently since we have a 3 year old.

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

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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GQotDPinterestHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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 have any geocaching shirts?

After reading through all the answers, we found that only about 4% of us don’t have at least one geocaching shirt. In fact, some of us have quite a wardrobe!

So here is what we heard:

  • Matthew on Facebook shared: Despite being an "avid" geocacher, no, I have zero and that's how I plan on keeping it. A hat with the logo is the only visible branding that I sport. Just not into that kind of thing.
  • Mark shared: I do now! Got one on Saturday upon completion of the Clackamas Community College geocoin challenge.
  • Chad shared: Dozens of them between Michigan Geocaching Organization, MidWest Geobash and the Geocacher Enough Road Rally events
  • Sandi has a great idea of what to do with all of her geocaching shirts. She shared: A few dozen! Want to make a blanket out of them.
  • Personally, I have dozens of shirts as well collected in my 14 years of geocaching. In fact, so many that I rotate them from year to year into my everyday wardrobe, while safely storing the majority of them for another year.

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

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about cache icons, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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Are Geocache Icons Important to You? Geocaching Question of the DayHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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: Are geocache icons important to you?

After reading through all the answers, it really was a mixed bag, and really depended on your geocaching goals.

So here is what we heard:

  • Jim on Facebook shared: No. But they do come in handy when I want to ignore or filter.
  • Danno on Twitter shared: they are not anymore. First two years I cared about icons and numbers now I just want to have fun.
  • Jo on G+ shared: Yes and no.  It's great to see those statistics and to try to find more of a type that is under represented.  But at the end of the day, we'll go after pretty much anything.
  • Tom shared: If I'm using the map, yes. If I'm looking for what to find, yes. Otherwise, no.
  • Michael shared and interesting way to, well, ‘profile’ another cacher. He shared: Not important to me, but when I look up another cacher it is the first thing I look at to see what they are interested in.
  • Irene on Twitter shared: Yes they let me know what kind of cache I am trying for & there are challenges where you need different icons.
  • Don on Facebook shared: Yes, to help me identify the different types of caches in an area. I will make a special trip for a type of geocache.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about cache icons, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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GQotDPinterestHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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 snack while out geocaching?

We really enjoyed reading all the different kinds of snacks that cachers enjoy.

So here is what we heard:

  • Dave on G+ shared: whiskey and rib eye.
    • I like how you think Dave!
  • Tom shared: I don't know about during caching, but a visit to Two Scoops Ice Cream in Anoka, Minnesota is our favorite after-caching snack. Or after heavy yard work. Or after a day of shopping.
    In fact, it's just our favorite snack..

    • Tom, you had me at two scoops!
  • Eric on FB wants to know: Who has time to eat when you're caching!!??
  • Kip agrees. He shared: No time to eat! Must hunt-must find!
  • Like Kristine on Twitter shared, we had lots of votes for: Jerky and of course Trail Mix, also known as: gorp. Remember gorp? It stands for “good old raisins and peanuts”
    • OK so now that I’m really hungry, I think I just might go pick up some gorp.

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

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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Do You Activate All Your Trackables?Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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 activate all of your trackables?

After tallying all the answers, we found that it, well, really depends on what you plan to do with your trackables.

So here is what we heard:

  • Terry on FB shared: I did not activate coins previously but I just went through and did proxies of all the coins and set those free. So now, yes, I do. A year ago...no
  • Adam shared: Previously I didn't activate my personal coins. Recently I decided that didn’t make any sense since the whole point of them is that they ARE trackable. So now my coins are active but in my collection so they can't be moved.
  • Kathleen shared: I am trying to get them all activated. Some I've been waiting to see what I'm going to do with them (TB tags).
  • Another Adam shared about his coin collection. He said: Not all of them, there are a few that I keep to sell or trade with. Usually these are duplicates that I own that are popular. Unactivated coins come at higher value in trade even though you can adopt coins that are activated. Strange concept that I understand. Like most collectors I keep my coins, Activated and unactivated in pristine condition in a private collect to be admired by friends and family.

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

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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GQotDPinterestHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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

We recently asked: Did you attend a CITO (Cache In Trash Out) event last week?

After tallying all the answers, we found that 44% weren’t able to attend, but 56% of cachers did attend CITOs, and some more than one!

So here is what we heard:

  • Debra on Twitter shared: I hosted my first one!
    • Way to go Debra!
  • Kathy on FB was a go-getter! She shared: Four on Saturday, then one on Monday!
  • Ben shared: Yes we did. It was so close to our house we could walk along the creek to it.
  • Kip didn’t attend one, but he was doing it regardless. He Shared: Unfortunately, no. Not one in my town, the town I was in over the weekend had theirs mid-week. I did CITO while hunting though.
  • Dave shared: No I am recovering from knee surgery.
    • We hope you’re feeling better quickly Dave!
  • I attended our local CITO and we had great turn out. There were some rock climbing classes going on that we worked around, and they all thanked us for our cleanup work.

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

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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Do you prefer to hide or find geocaches?Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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.

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.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Do you prefer to hide or find geocaches?

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that the majority of cachers, 70% prefer to find, while 18% prefer to hide, and about 1 in 10 enjoy both equally.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Doug on G+ Shared: Find. I find there's a lot of pressure in hiding, and the saturation of the area means that the only place open for new hiders (since I've hidden none) are LPCs, and who needs more of those?
    • Jennifer on FB spoke for many when she said: Find. I've had too many issues with my hides so now my only "hides" are events I host. –Speaking of events:
    • Stale on FB shared: I love to hide and arrange events. My geocache #900 is in the reviewers queue right now.
    • Andy on G+ shared: I do a lot more finding - because hiding a good cache can be a lot of work.  But I think hiding is much more rewarding, when you see a list of positive comments in the cache logs.
    • Joan shared: The find- especially after a DNF was just logged on that cache!

As always we really enjoyed hearing about hiding and finding geocaches, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

Don't forget! Tune in for the #GQotD every week on the Podcacher Podcast!