Some image hosting websites are no longer allowed to be used on your cache pages, due to violation of Groundspeak’s non-commercial rules. Sites like Photobucket and TinyPic display ads and therefore cannot be linked to your cache page. There are ad-free alternatives available, however, image hosting sites can change/disappear, possibly causing your cache page to ‘break’ in future, That’s why, in … More How Do I… Add an Image to my Geocache Description?
Below are some answers to How Do I…? questions that I have seen asked several times on various geocaching social media pages. Note that any questions marked with * are premium member only features. 1. How do I… get notifications of new caches?* On the right-hand sidebar of your geocaching home page, scroll to premium features and click … More How Do I…? 11 Useful Navigation Tips For Geocaching.com
Whergio™ is “a platform that allows you to build location based GPS experiences on your computer and play them in the real world.” The platform was created by Groundspeak and released in 2008. In order to find a wherigo cache, finders must download a ‘cartridge’ to either a smartphone or a compatible GPSr device. There … More Exploring Other Cache Types VII: Wherigo
So you’ve found some geocaches and you’ve uncovered a great location to hide a geocache of your own. There are no rules regarding how many caches you must have found before placing a cache. In fact, you need never have found a single cache before hiding one. However, the general consensus is that people who have found … More So You Want to Hide a Geocache: A Guide for Prospective Cache Owners
Update: As of 9th March 2016, the Geocaching Intro App is now called the Geocaching® App and the paid app is now called Geocaching Classic. This renaming has one important addition to the unpaid app. I have added this info to the bottom of this blog post. The Geocaching Intro App is free to download on … More Geocaching Intro App for iPhone: A How To Guide
Pocket Queries (PQs) are custom searches that you can download to your device, whether it be a GPSr or a smartphone. They are an extremely useful tool to use when planning a day of geocaching. Please note that pocket queries are a premium member only feature. I hope this blog post will serve as a ‘how-to’ for … More Mind your Ps and Qs: A How To Guide on Pocket Queries
Letterboxing is another form of treasure hunting that uses clues and orienteering skills instead of GPS coordinates to find a hidden container that contains a notebook and a stamp, usually personalised. The hobby has been around since the mid 19th Century and originated in Devon, England. Letterboxers carry their own notebook with them and use the stamp found … More Exploring Other Cache Types VI: Letterbox Hybrid