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

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

We recently asked: Do you carry a first aid kit while geocaching?

After tallying all the answers, we found that 18% of cachers do not carry a first aid kit, and the other 82% either carry one or have one nearby while out caching.

So here is what we heard:

  • Stacywilson00 on Twitter shared: No, but I will be soon for our local 4-H club, it will be a year long project!
  • Fishgirl27 shared: Only when we don't end up needing it. Get injured more going after P&Gs
  • Kari on G+ shared: No, don't think it would be necessary unless I was in deep wilderness. Not much of that where I live.
  • Ry_Too_D2 shared: I cache with two kids. A first-aid kit is a necessity!
  • Chad on FB summed it up for most of us. He shared: It depends. A deep hike in the woods w/ my Geo-backpack is a yes. Short hikes no. Urban caching, I've got a first aid kit in the car.
  • And Scott shared: No. But now you've got me to thinking that I should.
    • Good to hear Scott, and stay safe!

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WatchlistsHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  Today we're going to flashback to replay some of our older questions and found one about watchlists.

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 Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching. 

Earlier this year we asked:  Do you use watchlists for geocaches or trackables?

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that most all cachers do use watchlists for both caches and trackables.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Laura on FB shared: yes I do. Mostly for caches that are on my list of wanting to do.
    • Kurt on FB shared: Both, its a great way to see where TB's/coins reappear after 'disapppearing."
    • Chris on FB was our only dissenter. He shared: No lists. If I find one, I like for it to be a total surprise.
    • Austin on G+ shared: I use watch lists for caches I can't find, that way I can later see if it was my fault or if other cachers can't find them either. So either an "argh!" or an "I knew it was missing!"
    • Dano on G+ shared: I watch every cache I DNF so that once people find it I know to go back and who to email for an extra hint.

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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.

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 onFacebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: How many geocaching events have you attended?

After tallying all the answers, we found that cachers have attended 63.5 events on average. I’ve found that once a newer cacher attends their first event, they are usually hooked and go to as many as they can. And we can be a pretty social bunch!

So here is what we heard:

  • Adam on FB shared: As of today I have attended 2 Megas, 40 Events, and 10 CITOs. I go to events as often as I possibly can! It's always a great excuse to meet up with my friends who seem to primarily be cachers these days
  • Maryann really hit the ground running. She shared: we have attended 15 in the 6 months that we have be caching.
  • Peter shared: 151. But we don't log our own events, as some do. So it might be more...
    • Today we asked about logging your own events –very interesting reading!!
  • So for those wondering, I have 271 events logged, but as usual I’m a little behind in my logging so it should be a tad higher. Yes, as a professional cacher, it is my job to attend events. What can I say?

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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.

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 onFacebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Do you have any geocaching goals for 2016?

Lots of cachers have some far flung challenge caches in their sights this year, such as the Jasmer and the Fizzy challenges.  Others are looking at their area Delorme and county challenges. A few shared their finds goals, including getting a find on Leap Day, and some even have hiding goals for the year. Many others, well, they just want to have fun.

So here is what we heard:

  • Darrel shared: To complete our D/T grid, as we finished our calendar last year.
  • Aleisa shared: My one year anniversary is March 3rd of geocaching so my goal is 365 in the first year. I stand at 255.
  • Bart on FB shared: Just to get out and do more caching this year.
  • Don really summed it up for most of us. He shared: To go out and have fun with the game and the people I meet along the way. Keeping it simple and easy this year yes I will work on jasmer and placed dates throughout the year but realistically if they are not complete by 2017 it does not matter it’s the trip along the way that matters and the memories that will be made.
  • My goal is to get in more hiking this year, and hopefully some great caches along the way. Our winter isn’t helping much so I am predicting more hikes this spring and summer!

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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.

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 Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: How many Souvenirs do you have?

 

After tallying all the answers, we found that on average cachers have 63.4 souvenirs.

So here is what we heard:

  • Jim on FB has an interesting viewpoint. He shared: Too many and I keep having to hide more and more of the stupid ones that have nothing to do with a location based game. Foolish waste of server resources..
  • Allan shared: Interesting question - more than I thought - I'm at – 63
  • Dale shared: 124 so far. We are not collectors of them either they just seem to happen. Lots of event souvenirs.
  • Jody shared: 75- I'm kind of a sucker for them. Kind of like Girl (or Boy) Scout badges.
  • Karin shared: 115 total. 49 are states & countries, rest are special icon days or events. Will we go get a cache on Dec 31& Jan 1 just for the icon? Yes indeed.
  • And for those of you wondering, I personally have 130 souvenirs. Although I’m a tad behind in my logging so that may be off. And since I’m helping to host events New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, that will go up!

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GeocacheHey 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.

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

We recently asked: Are there certain geocache attributes that you avoid when seeking?

After tallying all the answers, we found that about a third of you don’t avoid any particular cache attributes. The main attributes that most cachers avoid are: Needs Maintenance, Front Yard Caches, Tree climbing, Boat and Scuba required.

So here is what we heard:

  • Jo on G+ shared: Not overall, but sometimes we'll exclude certain attributes during a specific trip.
  • James on FB shared: .. I go for every cache I can get my hands on
  • Kim shared: I'll at least take a stab at all of em.
  • Jerry shared: Nope. (But if the last log says the unforgivable "I hid it better", I pass.)
    • Probably wise Jerry!
  • Barbara shared: I don't go if it says I need a boat. Also think twice about a cache on someone's front yard.
  • Lori shared: Disabilities cause me to look in advance. Wish some cachers would use them. Its so disappointing to get to a cache and see that there is no way I can get to it . Side note: if you claim a t-1 it better be handicapped accessible, more times than not I can't get it.
  • Gene shared: I gave up tree climbing for Lent many years ago and I only go after water caches if somebody has a canoe and wants me to go with them.

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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.

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 Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.  On the weekends, we go back to replay some of our older questions and found one about Pi Day 2015!

Earlier this year we asked: Are you planning to attend or host a Pi Day event on 3.14.15?

  • After tallying all the answers, we found the overwhelming majority, 87%, are attending or hosting a Pi Day Event. Some more than one!
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • CallahanMat shared on T: Absolutely. Would never miss a chance for a souvenir.
    • Louis on G+ shared: Since I can't make any events during the day time, I took the easy way out and am hosting an event at 9:26 pm.  "I want my (Pizza) Pi Souvenir!”
    • April on FB shared: Heck yes! I know it's a math celebration but almost always there is PIE! How do you say no to that?
    • And speaking of Pi, we sold out of our 2 geocoin Pi Day versions (pumpkin and radioactive) in just a few hours last week. We are still taking pre-orders at our website for another minting. Unfortunately due to the Chinese New Year holiday we won’t get them in before Pi Day, but it’s still a really cool coin to get!

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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.

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 Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: When you are not geocaching, what other outside activities do you do?

Beyond the good handful of “Huh, wait, there’s more to do outside than geocaching?”, we heard a good variety of things. The main other activities that geocachers do include hiking, biking, camping and canoeing or kayaking. And outdoor photography was an honorable mention.

So here is what we heard:

  • Kari on G+ shared: Hiking, cycling, camping, canoeing, motorcycling. My wife also does triathlons (so add swimming and running to our team activities).
  • Charlie on FB shared: Hiking, biking, storm chasing, and just general touring. And, all the while, looking around and thinking "Hmmm, that would be a good place to put a cache."
  • Robert shared: Though I do have other interests and hobbies none of them are outdoors. Thankful for geocaching as it has helped me to keep fitter and healthier by encouraging me to enjoy more of what our beautiful country of New Zealand has to offer.
  • Sydney shared: I've been going camping since I was about a year old. In fact that's what brought me to find out about geocaching
    • Sydney you reminded me that I found my first geocache back in 2002 on a camping trip in the Idaho Panhandle. That was a ton of fun, and an ammo can in the woods too!

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Have an answer to add?  We'd love to hear your comments below!

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.

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 Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: What is your on your geocaching wish list?

We just published a blog with our top 10 geocaching gifts, so it was really fun to read through everyone’s wish lists. I am going to do a top 4 list for you, based on everyone’s responses:

  • #4 on this list was gear and gadgets to help with geocaching
    • Mike on FB shared: Just got a kayak on black friday, hoping to get an action video camera like a gopro for better quality YouTube videos.
    • Mark shared: Ammo cans and good rain pants for caching in western Washington.
  • #3 on the list is Geocoins.
    • Tony shared: I have a list of geocoins I'm hoping to get.
  • #2 on the list is a Cache Crate Subscription!
    • Josh shared: Cache crate with the added Trackable option would be great as well! I watch the unboxing videos by the GCDoc. Very cool stuff! --Well thanks Josh!
  • And #1 on geocachers wish list is: More time to geocache
    • RJ on Twitter shared: more money and time off to go caching.
    • Darryl shared: More time off work so we can travel and cache more.

While we at Cache Advance probably can’t help you with more time off to go caching, we can surely help you be prepared with all the gear, Geocoins and Cache Crates, so you’re prepped and ready to go when you do find time to caching! And be sure to check out our blog for more gift ideas.

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Do you have any wishlist items to add?  Share them in the comments below!

Geocache-GQotDHey 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.

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

We recently asked: Do you use a shorter version of your geoname for micro cache logs?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found about 98% of cachers do use a shorter version on micro and nano logs.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Dano on G+ shared: Nope, I can write small!
    • Robert on FB shared: As my caching name is only 6 letters I can sometimes squeeze it and the abbreviated date on one line
    • Dane shared: Yes. I abbreviate from [Don't Call Me Sir] to [DCMS] so as not to take up half the little strip of paper, but I write the full name out on logs that have more space available.
    • Dawn on FB Shared: Yes. I can only write so small....
    • Rebecca shared: Yes, The Fossillady becomes TFL
    • I first used “LL” for shorthand, until a good caching buddy started using “LOL” for me a few years ago. That has stuck and other cachers even use that in person with me!

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

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