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How Do I… Add an Image to my Geocache Description? | The Geocaching Junkie

Updated: February 2018 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,… Read More How Do I… Add an Image to my Geocache Description? | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching Souvenirs: What Are They? | The Geocaching Junkie

You may have seen people on social media talking about ‘souvenirs’ that you can earn for geocaching. These are basically virtual badges that are displayed on your profile on geocaching.com. You can find what souvenirs you have already earned by checking your profile: How do I earn souvenirs? Souvenirs are earned in four ways: 1.… Read More Geocaching Souvenirs: What Are They? | The Geocaching Junkie

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11 Steps to Becoming an EarthCache Owner | The Geocaching Junkie

Those who regularly read my blog will know that I love EarthCaches! I can’t say that I always had an interest in geology. It was only when I started geocaching and ECs were leading me to some amazing locations, that I really developed an appreciation for the physical structure and origins of our little planet. To date, I have developed… Read More 11 Steps to Becoming an EarthCache Owner | The Geocaching Junkie

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What's in Your Geocaching Maintenance Kit? | The Geocaching Junkie

If you’re a cache owner, it can be a good idea to put together a maintenance kit, so you have all the supplies you’ll need to maintain, fix or replace your caches in one handy place. I’m sharing my maintenance kit with you, in case you’re looking for inspiration. See below the image for a detailed explanation of… Read More What's in Your Geocaching Maintenance Kit? | The Geocaching Junkie

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How Do I…? 11 Useful Navigation Tips For Geocaching.com | The Geocaching Junkie

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?* Click on to your profile and on the left-hand sidebar, scroll to premium features… Read More How Do I…? 11 Useful Navigation Tips For Geocaching.com | The Geocaching Junkie

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15 Things You May Not Know About Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

1. We have Bill Clinton to thank for the GPS accuracy we need to go geocaching Well, kind of. On 1st May 2000, President Clinton announced the US government’s decision to “stop the intentional degradation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) signals available to the public.” This ‘degradation’ feature was called Selective Availability (SA) and the ending… Read More 15 Things You May Not Know About Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Other Cache Types VII: Wherigo | The Geocaching Junkie

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… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types VII: Wherigo | The Geocaching Junkie

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So You Want to Hide a Geocache: A Guide for Prospective Cache Owners | The Geocaching Junkie

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… Read More So You Want to Hide a Geocache: A Guide for Prospective Cache Owners | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching Intro App for iPhone: A How To Guide | The Geocaching Junkie

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… Read More Geocaching Intro App for iPhone: A How To Guide | The Geocaching Junkie

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Mind your Ps and Qs: A How To Guide on Pocket Queries | The Geocaching Junkie

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… Read More Mind your Ps and Qs: A How To Guide on Pocket Queries | The Geocaching Junkie