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LETTERBOXING.  Have you ever found a "pure" letterbox (not a LB-hybrid cache)? On purpose? Accidentally, while hunting for a cache?  

You'll recognize them as a letterbox since they will have a stamp that letterboxers use to record their finds.  Normally, they will also have a logbook that finders "sign" with their personal stamp.  These stamps are not swag and are often meticulously hand carved.  Apparently, the letterboxing community has some level of trouble with geocachers finding their boxes, thinking it is either the cache they were looking for or some other unknown cache, and signing the log and trading swag for the cool stamps.  I figure that the main issues is education and the majority of geocachers not being familiar with letter boxing.

http://www.atlasquest.com/about/wiki/faq.html
Overview. What is letterboxing? Where are letterboxes hidden? What do I need to letterbox? What is a signature stamp? Do I need a trail name? What's the difference between a trail name and an alias? What kind of logbook should I use? Where can I acquire letterboxing supplies?
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Groundspeak is the 800lbs gorilla of geo-located games, but like any jungle, there are more than one animal.  We have no lack of bio-diversity in this space, tho some animals are more elusive than others.
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Be sure to join us tonight!
 
We're talking about #geocaching by yourself in just over 6 hours. Tonight's panel includes DudleyGrunt, NativTxn, The Bad Cop, and DarrylW4. Please join us live to participate in the Live Q&A and help shape the show.
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Wondering if anyone has a solution I have missed.  

How can you get a GPX file of all your Groundspeak hides (including archived ones), without having to individually download one for each cache. I suppose you could build a Bookmark List of all your hides, but shouldn't there be a better way?  +OpenCaching North America offers that capability.  Am I missing something with Groundspeak?  I would like to see them add a My Hides PQ like the special My Finds PQ.

Even if you don't know how, is this something you've ever wanted.  I'm looking to load it into GSAK to run stats on and search.
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+Dave DeBaeremaeker Book Mark List
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Garmin has killed their geocaching site.  The URL, opencaching.com, now just redirects to a generic page about geocaching GPS units.

https://twitter.com/GarminOutdoor/status/631485436683268096?
“On 8/14 we will officially shut down http://t.co/zzSu9G4nHc, but our devices will continue support geocaching.”
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I thought they did that years ago.
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OpenCaching North America will be featured on Caching in the NorthWest podacast tonight! DudleyGrunt will be their guest to discuss the site and what OCNA has to offer.

http://cachingnw.com/
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Going Caching in Rome, GA this weekend?  Be sure to attend obxgeek's Forging Community event.  This is an +OpenCaching North America  &  +Munzee event.

When: Friday, October 16 5pm - 6pm
Where: Near the Space Coast Geocaching Store booth.

What: Get together and take photos with various caching group banners.  Come sign the log, get some pictures, capture some munzees, and show that all games can #CoExist.

Also what: Collecting food and monetary donations for Action Ministries, the Food Bank that services the Rome, GA area.  For every 5 food items or $5 you donate you will receive one of the Forging Community Pathtags.  

http://opencaching.us/viewcache.php?wp=OU0887
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Can't make it to the event but would like to support a great cause and get a cool pathtag as a thank you?

This is the same pathtag that we had in Boonsboro in May for the first Forging Community event. To make an online donation here is what the pantry has provided:

How to Give:
Text FEEDROME to 41444
Donate online at www.actionministries.net/donate (Please specify the Rome Program)

A great fact about the group's work.
In 2014: 1.6 million lbs of food distributed; Over 8,000 families assisted!

If you are unable to attend and wish to donate use the link above and make your donation. Then forward a copy of the donation receipt to fc_rome@obxgeek.com and make sure you include the mailing address. I'll cover the postage to you. Online donations will be set aside but will not be able to be mailed out until after returning from the event.
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Interesting event to be held in Laurel, MD on November 14.  

APLCachers cordially invites you to attend Geocaching Symposium 2015, hosted at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the birthplace of satellite navigation.  Our goal is to advance the knowledge of all geocachers, in the interest of continuing to raise the bar and create a superior geocaching experience for all geocachers in our region.
An Event Cache is a gathering of local geocachers or geocaching organizations. Use a smartphone or GPS device to navigate to the provided coordinates on 11/14/2015 to attend the event.
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I (DudleyGrunt) am starting a new series of events in Savage, MD on September 27 - Going on a Cache Hunt. These events will be set up specifically to guide folks on huts for, primarily, OpenCaching North America and TerraCaching hides. I'm hoping this will be a good way to introduce folks to the alternative caching sites or to help those along who are aware, but haven't quite known how to get started. The initial event will be listed on both OCNA and TC. I'll be hosting a GC meet and greet afterward, which might prove a good opportunity for anyone who attended the first event to talk about their experience. Both events are currently pending, but I'll share the links as soon as they are published. These events will be "sponsored" by Geocachers Unlimited.  Thoughts?
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TerraCaching listing (pending)...
http://www.terracaching.com/Cache/TC89SB
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Whether you are an active member or have never used the site. Come celebrate +OpenCaching North America's 5th anniversary and win prizes.
 
Full details announced for OCNA 5th anniversary contest in our new blog post.
Everything you need to know about the OpenCaching NA 5th Anniversary Contest, hosted by OpenCaching North America, the entire month of August, 2015.
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Caching in the NW #101 - OpenCaching North America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO2rZyaiPxU
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I (+Dave Self)  would love it if some of our Geocachers Unlimited members would try to join me for the next 3 episodes of the +Geocaching Podcast.  I'll be a guest (co)host on 401-403.  Tomorrow (May 6) I'll have the opportunity to talk about the new Challenge Caches on +OpenCaching North America  (I'm an OCNA admin) and about +TerraCaching efforts to support two fine charities thru matching donations for logs on the respective Cyber Caches.

Hope you'll join me +Andrew Smith, +Chad Courtney, and +Corey Stevens as I gingerly attempt to sit in for +Scott Berks.

http://geocachingpodcast.com/
An Informative Weekly Geocaching Show
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For geocachers who don't limit themselves to one listing site.
Introduction
This group is for anyone who is a "true" geocaching enthusiast and NOT simply a fan of ONE geocaching service.

Does it frustrate you when people think that "geocaching" is synonymous with one particular listing service? Do you think the idea of competition and variety can only improve the overall hobby? Are you just intrigued by the fact that there are more caches out there that you weren't aware of?

Even if you haven't yet used more than one caching site, this group may still be for you.