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In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss more interesting geocache containers found on Pinterest.com.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

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In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss more interesting geocache containers found on Pinterest.com.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast
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I have some podcast playing almost non stop when I am in my office at work... And my students know if we have a road trip that will be what we listen to in the car! Captive audience!
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Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
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Have you ever performed a "dunk test" to see if your geocache hide was waterproof before you placed it?

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Tonight on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast we give away the complete GxProxy.com -Legend of Davy Jones Geocoin Set to one lucky winner.  Also our last Large Goody Bag from GxProxy.com for the GeoSnippits Cache Stash... 

Check it out Tonight! Preshow starts at 8PM ET with the Podcast Starting at 8:30PM ET. Tonight is our Geocaching Quiz VI. Plus a whole lot more.

Go to http://geosnippits.com/ for our main website and http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ for our Chat Room and Live Video Feed.

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I hope it went well and the winner was happy. The coins are stunning. I purchased six large coins of equally stunning design and sent them around the world on different missions. Five of the six have disappeared. They exist in locations on the system but are not in those locations. And it is coming up on a year and a half since they all went AWOL.

Even though the coins are not set for collectible, I guess some people have a burning desire to possess their "precious" , like Gollum and the One Ring.

I hope that does not happen to the winner of your contest, Andrew.

Cameron
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Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
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Have you ever performed a "dunk test" to see if your geocache hide was waterproof before you placed it?

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I had a dive cache out until a hurricane decided to remove it. That one required multiple dunk tests as it was a dry box but wanted it to be somewhere close to neutrally buoyant. I had a bucket of brackish water from the sound side of OBX that I kept testing by adding weights to the container until it would just slowly sink. Then it got to hang out in the bucket for a few days to make sure that the seal was still good before it was placed.
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Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
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Have you ever performed a "dunk test" to see if your geocache hide was waterproof before you placed it?

Please Share With Others....
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What Is A Geocache Dunk Test?
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Sure have! I dunk, run under the tap and the dishwasher test. However, living in Canada and getting as cold as it does here, any container is susceptible to cracks and breaks. I always use zip locks as added protection for the logs. I think dunk tests should be mandatory for all caches before placing them in the wild. If you sunk it when you dunked it, junk it! 
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Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
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Where do you watch and or listen to geocaching podcasts the most?

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+Ryo Cook I don't have a iPod and listen to podcacher. 
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For This Week's Geocaching Podcast Show
Scott Berks did a periscope video this week where he had to replace multiple geocaches because someone was stealing ammo boxes in the Chicago area. What are your thoughts as to why? Where has this happened before? Are we in another geotrash cycle?

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"Another geotrash cycle" you mean there is cycles to this?  Oh this sounds bad...very very bad.
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Tonight on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast we give away the complete GxProxy.com -Legend of Davy Jones Geocoin Set to one lucky winner.  Also our last Large Goody Bag from GxProxy.com for the GeoSnippits Cache Stash... 

Check it out Tonight! Preshow starts at 8PM ET with the Podcast Starting at 8:30PM ET. Tonight is our Geocaching Quiz VI. Plus a whole lot more.

Go to http://geosnippits.com/ for our main website and http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ for our Chat Room and Live Video Feed.

See You There!
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Ever test to see if your geocache hide was waterproof?
 
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever performed a "dunk test" to see if your geocache hide was waterproof before you placed it?

Please Share With Others....
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - www.geosnippitsreboot.com
#Geocaching   #Podcast   #Geocache   #GeoSnippits   #Video  
48 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Yes
38%
No
56%
What Is A Geocache Dunk Test?
6%
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New container types got the "deep end of the pool test" A day in 2.5m of water under a brick or two separated the waterproof from the water resistant! 
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Have you ever hidden a geocache?

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I make them, hide them, and most of all maintain them.  Seems like a lot of people forget that last part.
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Education
  • Washtenaw Community College
    MIS, 1980 - 1989
  • Anchor Bay High School
    Graphic Arts, 1977 - 1980
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TV and Podcast Host, Producer, Geocacher, Software QA Engineer, Blogger, Geek and Believer of the Big Guy Upstairs.
Introduction

HeadHardHat's Award Winning Geocaching Blog "Geocache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?" is a geocache treasure trove of geocaching information. HeadHardHat's GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos can be seen on You Tube and Michigan Magazine TV (RFDTV). HHH is now Host of Internet TV show Geocaching World (RVNN.tv) and also Co-Host on the Geocaching Podcast. Geocaching the outdoor treasure-hunting game which the participants use a GPS receiver to hide and seek containers called "geocaches" or "caches" anywhere in the world. Follow HeadHardHat as he ventures into the world of geocaching and brings his knowledge, tips and experiences to you. Andy has been obsessed with geocaching since early 2008. To date he has found caches in North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan. HeadHardHat is frequently asked to do reviews and GeoSnippits videos on geocaching related applications and hardware. His geocaching tutorial series GeoSnippits is now featured on several company web sites and is featured on Michigan Magazine Television. To read his blogs or view his GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos, GOOGLE headhardhat blog or headhardhat geosnippits.


Bragging rights
Host of Internet TV show Geocaching World (RVNN.tv), Creator of the GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos Series (YouTube), Creator and Host of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast and co host on the Geocaching Podcast
Work
Occupation
Software QA Developer
Skills
Geocacher, Television / Podcast Host, Producer, Content Provider, Sr. Software QA Engineer,
Employment
  • GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos
    Owner, 2008 - present
  • Railinc
    Sr. QA Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Geomagic, Inc.
    Sr. Software QA Developer, 2009 - 2010
  • Sterling Commerce
    Sr. Support Specialist, 1994 - 1996
  • Sterling Software
    Support Supervisor / Manager, 1996 - 1998
  • Kmart International Headquarters
    Store Support Specialist Level II, 1989 - 2004
  • Image Process and Design
    Sr. QA Developer, 2004 - 2007
  • Revlon
    QA Developer, 2007 - 2009
  • Sterling Commerce
    Lead Support Specialist, 1998 - 1999
  • Sterling Commerce
    Sr. Internal Trainer, 1999 - 2001
  • Sterling Commerce
    Sr. QA Automation Developer, 2001 - 2004
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Currently
Garner,NC
Previously
Raleigh, NC - New Baltimore, MI - Ann Arbor, MI - Dexter, MI - Madison Heights, MI - St. Clair Shores, MI
Andrew “Headhardhat” Smith's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
GCPC EPISODE 423 - Fall Cache Maintenance
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Humor With Geocaching – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 133 | GeoSnippit...
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GCPC EPISODE 420 - Distinguishing A Geocache Size, Terrain and Difficulty
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Streamed live on Sep 30, 2015 Our You Tube Video Link: https://youtu.be/SJh-qjb8cL8 In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys

GCPC EPISODE 419 - The Geocaching Stump The Host Quiz
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Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com Streamed live on Sep 23, 2015 In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Headhardhat as devised a geoca

September Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 128 | GeoS...
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Cully Long – How to Puzzle Cache – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 127 |...
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19 Ridiculously Creative Geocaches - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 126
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Streamed live on Aug 27, 2015 In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and W

19 Ridiculously Creative Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 126...
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:21 — 58.9MB) | Embed. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS. 19 Ridiculously Creative Geo

Good Food, Family and Fudge - Frankenmuth, Michigan
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On Saturday (7/4) we spent some time with my sister Vicki, brother Scott and his family. What better place to meet up and eat up than Franke

A Geocaching Adventure In HELL
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Yup I can honestly say that I have seen Hell Freeze Over. No the Detroit Lions did not win the Super Bowl and i am not speaking the place of

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Geocaching Fun With Favorite Souvenir Is Now Available
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Wife Amy and I had a rather sweltering time going for our Fun with Favorites Souvenir this last weekend. In North Carolina the temps have be

GCPC EPISODE 406 - Tips For Responsible Geocaching
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Streamed live on Jun 17, 2015 GCPC EPISODE 406 - Tips For Responsible Geocaching In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The hosts d

Win Thor's Hammer Geocoin - Patreon Contest
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GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast THOR'S HAMMER GEOCOIN PATREON CONTEST Donated by GeoSwag.com and Oakcoins BECOME A PATRON OF OUR SHOW TO WIN! DET

Understanding Geocaching Mobile Apps – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 1...
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GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast : Geocaching Insights | Educational Geocachin...
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 115. June 13th, 2015 – WWFM12 The Great Thwacker Attack Flash Mob – HeadHardHat and the Headhardhatress's event http:

WIN THOR'S HAMMER GEOCOIN CONTEST
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THOR'S HAMMER GEOCOIN PATREON CONTEST BECOME A PATRON OF OUR SHOW TO WIN! DETAILS BELOW. Starting Thursday June 11th, 2015 with the drawing

GEOWOODSTOCK HEADHARDHAT INTERVIEW! with THE GEOCACHING VLOGGER
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GEOWOODSTOCK HEADHARDHAT INTERVIEW! with THE GEOCACHING VLOGGER It was an extremely nice day for pre-registration of the largest USA geocach

Geocaching Quick Tips: Placing A Geocache BEFORE it is Published
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Geocaching Quick Tips: Placing A Geocache BEFORE it is Published I have found this to be a truly newbie geocache issue. Filling out and subm

Geocaching Quick Tips: Multi-Tools
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If you are new to geocaching, one of the first items I would suggest to you to add to your "Must Have" list is a good multi-tool. Why you ma

I have been to several other Andy's and this particular one is tired and run down. The food is okay but they have shrunk the portions and the staff don't exactly act like they even want to be there. Shame it used to be a favorite spot of mine.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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If you hit the wait staff on a good day it goes well. However, there tends to be a lot of mistakes. Food is always good.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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