The Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast

The Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast is a family created show. We cover news, events and discuss geocaching related topics - all in a light hearted style. Hosting are Doctor D and Benignsource. Come for the Geocaching, stay for the offensiving.

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This Week...

Dannon, from Team Pugatch, joins us for discussion about Geocaching, his youtube channel and beer. Plus a lot more.

Check out Danno's Youtube channel, Get Lost! with Team Pugatch https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsXnx4NLwibRXFB9lgfo4Q/videos

Danno did a brilliant video advertising his appearance:

https://youtu.be/ghXOorrVFj4

Follow Danno on Twitter at @dannopugatch

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Back in October 2013 the GeogearHeads podcast (www.geogearheads.com) did an episode about the History of Podcasting (www.cacheamaniacs.com/ggh-093-history-of-podcasting). This episode featured Rob Walch, from media hosting site Libsyn.

Without the above podcast episode there would be no Oh Beep! After hearing it, we had a "we can do that" mentality.

To take things full circle. Back in April 2016 DarrylW4 conducted a series of interview with geocaching podcasters. Profiling each one and why they do it. Those profiles were never released to the GGH feed.

This episode is the audio from the Oh Beep! session. The hope is that someone hearing this will have a "I can do that" moment and start their own podcast.

We'd like to thank the GeoGearHeads and DarrylW4 for all they have done to help us over the years.

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Another out and about episode. We attempt an 8 stage multi geocache, with the aid of the Geocaching Buddy app.

The Geocache:

GC3MZRH Jubilation by kitty baily.

 

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This week's show is recorded entirely out and about, whilst we're geocaching. Doctor D was given the task of find three geocaches using only screenshots from Google Earth.

First Geocache GC6GNJB - VS #635 Castle Donington A cache by rr300tdi

Second Geocache GC5W2KD REALLY SideTracked - Castle Donnington A cache by stuarthowe11

Third Geocache - GC5JVPZ Little Bridges #394 - Gloucestershire Homecoming by Teamtriplet 

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This Week..

Geocaching in Turkey

Pokemon Go

Last Week..

Geocaching in war torn Turkey 

The geocaches

GC5E5DH - T Kara N Kierons Olu Deniz Beach by blokiebloke

GC58WPV - Kieron N Karas Living Statues Fethiye by blokiebloke

News..

Georgia man gets lost while 'geocaching' in the Everglades (from www.nbc-2.com)

Ask Dr D..

Geocaching or Pokemon Go?

Dumb Stuff Oh Beepers Do..

What country were we in?

Negotiations with market stall owners

Feel the wrath

Dr D’s Facts of the Uselessness..

The Obligatory Doctor Who Bit..

Tom Baker joins cast of Star Wars Rebels animated series - www.doctorwhonews.net/l

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This Week…

Dr D shares his feelings about people with no pens

Live recording of Dr D tasting his number one rated hot chocolate

Last Week..

Geocaching with StaticJay and Moan-A-Lot:

GC5CRB6 Molten Glass Arrangement A cache by KaosCL

GC66CQA Prestwold Amble by PlasmaWave

The series consists of 27 caches in total including two mystery bonus's

Also attempted the Gravely Hollow series and StatocJay attempted GC32REK Cold War Cache by jacaru:

GC50YGN Gravelly Hollow #01 Bright Eyes A cache by glamrockangels

News..

Changes to the placing of caches/events in the UK (From forums.groundspeak.com)

Another bomb scare (From www.ketv.com)

Dr D’s Hot Chocolate Review...

www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

Dumb Stuff Geocachers Do..

Get stuck (From Geocacher Rescued By Fire Brigade marcusmaximi.com)

Archive “classic” caches without considering putting them up for adoption.

Here are the steps to transfer the ownership of your geocache:

  1. Log in to your Geocaching account and visit the adoption page.
  2. Enter the GC code (GCXXX) and click "Lookup"
  3. Enter the username of the new owner and click "Go"
  4. Click on "Send Adoption Request"
  5. The potential new cache owner will receive an email.

Where to list your caches for adoption www.adoptacache.guilduk.com

Ask Dr D..

From ScrapCat…

How does Dr D feel about people who "forgot their pens" so they didn't sign the log but claims the find?

GGH Tips…

When approaching a Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Bureua for support of your #geocaching event or trail, have numbers ready for how it can help the local businesses. Craig of the West Bend Chamber of Commerce shared their experience on GGH196 and that's a good place to start. You can find that through the link to the show notes below;
http://cacheamaniacs.com/ggh-196-community-partnership-i

Cache Or Trash…

A logbook (bit of paper), in a plastic bag, wedges into the crack of a wall.  No container.

Challenge Dr D…

He didn’t place a cache for the visit of StaticJay

What’s Murphy Been Up To…

Met some new cow friends.

Dr D’s Facts of the Uselessness…

 

The Obligatory Doctor Who Bit..

Dalek sells for record 38k (From www.doctorwhonews.net)

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The weeks show features Dave DeBaeremaeker, worldwide geocaching legend and Canadian. We discuss his road trip across Canada.   

Check out his blog Only Googlebot Reads This Blog at debaere.blogspot.co.uk.

Dave defines the Canadian phrase hoser

Bob & Doug, ice rinks, depression siphon

New Top Gear or old Top Gear - has to be old for Dave.

Discussion about Dave's photography during the trip.

The zombie geocache:

GC3DYQY Z.E.S.T.

Discussion about Lego minifigs

Relevant links:

debaere.blogspot.co.uk

geosnippitsreboot.com

www.geogearheads.com

www.bricklink.com

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This Week..

Whereigo in Nottingham

Dr D thinks like a lady

Last Week..

Found our 900th geocaching GC5R2HJ Pandora's Puzzles #1: Magic Box by kelex

https://ktch.tv/7wv4

https://ktch.tv/7wvY

Whereigo GC5T15F  Robin Hood Adventure by SkyBluesBazza & Spire67

News..

Nerdfitness.com How to Build an Active, Outdoor Lifestyle With Your Kids  also the book levelupyourlife.nerdfitness.com

"Bomb" in the tree turns out to be Geocache (From www.wiesbaden112.de)

Feedback..

From Seb Mya

Hi! I have a request for advice.

I'll be in the area Lincoln-Sheffield-Nottingham. Any caches worth recommendation? Any I must do?

GCG0G7 Lady Chatterley's Cache by BountyHunter1

GC27063 CASTLE ROCK EARTHCACHE - NOTTINGHAM by northking

GC3BRKM Nottingham Central Library by jacaru

GC32REK Cold War Cache by jacaru

GCMJKZ Fairey Battle by Fleetwinders adopted by John + Carol

GC2024 Major Oak by Lozsing & Richard

Ask Dr D..

Hey guys! Doc Firewoman here. I had a question I thought would be good for ask Dr. D. I'm sure I'm not the only lady geocacher out there who geocaches alone a lot of the time.

And that got me to thinking about safety.

So I'm curious what tips for women geocachers Dr. D might have to stay safe out there.

Saying hello from Arkansas.

Thanks y'all

I'm going to the whoop the hell plumb outta you

GeoPauls Video Of The Week..

GEOCACHING IN RED ROCK CANYON

Geocaching Kaity

https://youtu.be/cHKViNtbVsU

Cache or Trash..

Is this a real Geocache.

Hidden in a spy restaurant in America. You need a password to enter the building. Once in you get to explore hidden passageways, bookcases that are doors and sections of the Berlin Wall. The Geocache container itself is an ammo can.

https://youtu.be/DjR6OZw25_U

https://youtu.be/iCQEc736GO4

GGH Tips..

One of the tips on "GGH 202: Randomize XXXIX" was the option to lock your trackables. Scrapcat shared that tip which prevents any further logging of a trackable you own (like when it's number gets posted to social media and you're flooded with logs). Read more in her blog post (follow the link to the show notes) and check out that episode for many more tips.
http://cacheamaniacs.com/ggh-202-randomize-xxxix

Challenge Doctor D..

January - Find and log on geocaching.com 5 geocachee

February - Find and log at least one geocache from an alternative listing site

March - Get rid of his new trackable, at an event/geocache and NOT at the bottom of the River Trent

April - Hide a geocache for StaticJay to find when comes over later in the month

Dr D’s Facts of the Uselessness..

The Obligatory Doctor Who Bit..

The BBC has announced the cast for the new Doctor Who Spin off, Class, as the series begins filming today.

The eight part series will star young new talentsGreg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkinsand Vivian Oparah.

They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.

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This Week..

Geocaching and zombies

Scotts geocaching bag tips

BananaSource does something dumb with an “archived” geocache

Last Week..

Scott warned us that after so many episodes podcasting would become a chore.  After so many episodes it wasn’t podcast that became a chore, it was geocaching. Very little of note is happening in this space anymore. How can you tell?

News..

Geocaching mentioned on IZombie

Everett Geocache Hunt Finds Explosives (From http://myeverettnews.com)

Feedback..

Apparently Chicago and Detroit aren’t US states - thanks to Marcus Maximi and DarrylW4 for point this out to us.

Lucie Melen adds to the list of Doctor Who related Geocaches for Doctor D’s world tour.

I found a cache in Cardiff at the weekend that you would have liked!

GC1A119 - Who Was Here 3: The Runaway Nan-O What A Liberty

Another of the caches that take you to filming locations for the Doctor Who series, though in this case it was actually a Christmas Special (The Runaway Bride).

Ask Dr D..

Hello Dr D

I hope that you've enjoyed the Christmas season and that you got everything you ever wished for.

Well here's the thing. I was lucky enough to be given a brand new geocaching bag. My old one had served me for 5 years and had finally fallen apart, not helped by driven over by an idiot when I was out recently but that's another story.

I think that is is the time to have a good clear out of my old bag and only put into it things which I really need when I'm out geocaching. So here's my question, what should I put into my bag to ensure that I a) travel light but b) have everything I need?

Look forward to hearing intelligent, well considered input.

Thanks

Matt

Bingothebountyhunter

Dumb Stuff Geocachers Do..

From Marie Pickard

Dumb Stuff Geocachers do: leave a biro pen in their trouser pocket after a days caching = a load of washing ruined by ink!

Also..

BananaSource dumbly didn’t check a Geocaches status before deciding it was part of an archived series. Turning a short walk into a long walk, as he had to go back to put the cache in its hiding place.  GC4CT99 part of The Kids Collection in Diseworth

GeoPauls Video Of The Week..

Geocaching With My Dad by GeoPat92

https://youtu.be/jveO8QSaNTM 

The Obligatory Doctor Who Bit..

Series 10 begins filming in May

Matt Smith is open to doing some Big Finish Doctor Who audio plays

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Intro…

StaticJay rant about Moan-A-Lot

Moan-A-Lots new FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509075679399447/

Countries we’ve experienced?

Before you go -

In date passport -  Miss Watto’s ran out before we went to Ireland

Do you even need a passport?

Think about what you wear when when travelling, it can cause an inconvenience at the airport.

Mobile data - after breathing and a passport, the most important thing for most modern travellers.  Jamie got a good deal on his. I used EE add on (#5 per day for 100mb of data)  3 feel at home PAYG 15 quid top up, has went up to 25 I think. But 20GB data good calls and text packge. Need to check country's available. In a previous conversation with DW4 he mentions that in the states you roam to T-Mobile with it and they are shit out of the city.

Travel insurance - compare the market sites are ok, but there is a reason that cheapest deal is so cheap. This is one area I won’t skimp on.  I use my bank acc. Most people forget to check if their bank offers this as part of their acc and end up paying for a service that have already paid for. E1 11 form.

How much luggage? Can you get away with travelling light; ie, one carry on bag with a few bits of clothing in? Remember who you are travelling with. When I travel with Miss Watto, I know we’ll need to pay the extra for putting luggage in the hold.

Be aware of how much you can take, weight restrictions and size restrictions.

Consult the locals -

It’s an internet world and we’re geocachers, it’s a small but mostly friendly community. Find a FB group for the area you’re visiting and get as much local knowledge as you can.  Not only about Geocaches, but also places to visit, eat, stay etc.

Geocaching -

Pick out some of the more interesting caches in the place you are going.

Pre-load them on to your GPSr - CHECK that the GPSr is working BEFORE you leave home (mine wasn’t).

GoPro have linked up with Periscope

Be aware of any rules for the place you’re visiting. In Cuba GPSr’s and phones with location trackers are illegal.

Geocache in North Korea GC2BE9D GC2BE9DОва е дел од текстот кој ќе се Test

Coming up on the show

Scott Berks stands in for Doctor D

Dave Dabaere talks about travelling west in Canada

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