Geocaching in the News: Geocache Container Scares

Geocaching in the News: Geocache Container Scares

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Sometimes those not familiar with Geocaching tend to overreact to the smallest thing.  They tend to find a threat in anything they don't understand. If a geocache looks suspicious, or if the geocachers unwisely choose to make their cache look like a pipe bomb, then extreme reactions are understandable.  There was a recent scare at Outer Banks North... [Read more]

Geocacher Finds Rare Artifact

Geocacher Finds Rare Artifact

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Dave Kurr, a resident of Scottsdale Arizona, was geocaching near the Pine Mountain Wilderness Area, in the Prescott National Forest, when he found a rare native American artifact. Kurr left the artifact in place, untouched, noted the GPS coordinates, and reported the find to Kelley Ann Hays-Gilpin, an expert on Northern Arizona pottery who teaches... [Read more]

Intelligent Geocaching – Use Common Sense

Intelligent Geocaching – Use Common Sense

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One would think that someone smart enough to use a computer, the internet and a GPS to searched for geocaches, would also be smart enough to avoid causing a bomb scare. The recent rash of bomb scares that turned out to be geocache containers, is a serious blow to the geocaching hobby. These reports not only give the wrong impression about geocaching,... [Read more]

GPS Services May Be Interrupted

GPS Services May Be Interrupted

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From DefenseSystems.com GPS constellations have outlived usefulness By William Jackson May 08, 2009 New satellites may not be ready in time to prevent interruptions The Defense Department's space-based Global Positioning System is essential to U.S. national security and critical to the success of our military operations around the world, the commander... [Read more]