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 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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GQotD-RecapHey 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.  This weekend, we went back to replay some of our older questions and found one about challenge caches.

We recently asked: Have you completed any challenge caches yet?

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that everyone who replied has completed at least one challenge cache.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Louis’s comment on G+ was a shared by many. He says: Several.  And there are several more on my "Grab it when I'm in the area" list.
    • James on FB had a different opinion: I've done quite a few over the years but my attitude toward them has changed over time. Back when they were few and far between, I took on most of them. But now that you can't hardly swing an ammocan without hitting one, my usual response to a new one being published is "meh". I'll do them if I've already qualified (making them essentially just a traditional cache) but otherwise, my interests are elsewhere and I don't usually bother with them.
    • Kevin on FB shared: Yes, I like the variety of caching they can encompass. I'm actually working on a meta-challenge (100 challenge caches found)
    • Don shared: Yes, plenty. They add a lot more interest to geocaching than just doing individual caches!

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

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GQotD-RecapHey 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.  This weekend, we went back to replay some of our older questions and found one about puzzle/unknown caches.

We recently asked: How many puzzle/unknown caches have you found, and what is this % of your total finds?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found the average for puzzle caches is 9.7% of cacher’s total finds.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Chad on FB shared: 229 (12.7%) - that will spike to over 300 between now and Pi Day as we're doing a couple puzzle series runs.
    • The Boxman Crew shared: 1288 puzzles found, 21.52% they are some of our favorites.
    • Terry on G+ is new to geocaching and shared: 0%  hoping to find my first one on Pi Day.  I've only found 21 caches so far.
    • Callahanmatt on T shared: 64 or 2.62% but hopefully more now I have the 'How to Puzzle Cache' book!
      • I hear that is a great book!
    • For those wondering, I have found 429 puzzle caches, for (5.58%) of my total. I’m a bit behind in logging but this shouldn’t change too much. Time for me to get my thinking cap back on!!

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

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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.

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.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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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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