The OpenCaching NA Diversifed Cacher Contest

Coming in August! Lots of great prizes!

Open Caching Logo V2BTo celebrate our 4th anniversary (Aug. 18) and the month of International Geocaching Day (Aug. 23), we will be running a contest for the entire month of August, which encourages people to use alternative Geocaching websites (Us and the OpenCaching Network, Terracaching.com, GPSgames.org, Geocaching Australia and Navicache.com), as well as the smartphone based GPS games Munzee, Sighter and Monster Cache. This contest is inspired by two similar “non-official” contests run in the past by one of our admins, NativTXN, as well as a local “alternative to the frog” contest run by Termite Hunter during May and June 2014 at the Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club website. Prizes include a brand new in the box GPS unit from Terracaching.com, multiple premium memberships and multiple “virtual packages” from Munzee.com, a Sighter T-Shirt, Cache me if you can Geocaching board game, Monster coins from Monster Cache, and much, much more! Need details? Have questions? Read on.

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The HikerJamz Geocaching Talk Show: July 12th, 2014



OCNA Blog Note:  HikerJamz has an announcement during this show, episode 069. But since it pertains to this blog too, we will give you a heads up that the announcement is there will be no HikerJamz Geocaching Talk Show for two weeks, and the show will return on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. However, he will still be doing his pre-recorded show After-Cache those two weeks, and we will be posting that instead.

Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show is a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network. We have a new episode every Saturday at 3:00 pm. Eastern (New York) time here on Blog Talk Radio. We will discuss news, events, different types of caching tips and tricks and from time to time we will have a special guest visit our show. Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show is sponsored by CacheFace.com which is a dedicated social network for geocachers to connect and share in their caching passion globally and in real time. All Geocachers are welcome to join for free. To learn more about Geocaching, go to geocaching.com/guide and find the Q&A’s on what geocaching is all about. Thank you in advance for listening to our show. Host: Hikerjamz from Ohio. Don’t forget to like us on our show page!

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Finders Keepers: A Geocaching Novel (Kickstarter campaign)



When evidence linked to sadistic murders shows up in Geocache holds, a detective must play the killer’s deadly game to catch him.

Above is the promotional video for Finders Keepers, A Thriller/Crime/Mystery Novel in which Geocaching plays a primary role. Author Devon Pollard currently has a Kickstarter.com crowd funding campaign underway to help finance the publishing of the book. He is hoping to raise $7,500 through contributions, and there are only 10 days left as of the date of this blog post! Devon was nice enough to answer some questions for us on this project, including giving Geocachers more detail about how their hobby is involved then is given on the Kickstarter page.

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The HikerJamz Geocaching Talk Show: July 5th, 2014



Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show is a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network. We have a new episode every Saturday at 3:00 pm. Eastern (New York) time here on Blog Talk Radio. We will discuss news, events, different types of caching tips and tricks and from time to time we will have a special guest visit our show. Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show is sponsored by CacheFace.com which is a dedicated social network for geocachers to connect and share in their caching passion globally and in real time. All Geocachers are welcome to join for free. To learn more about Geocaching, go to geocaching.com/guide and find the Q&A’s on what geocaching is all about. Thank you in advance for listening to our show. Host: Hikerjamz from Ohio. Don’t forget to like us on our show page!

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Canada’s new oldest unfound cache now also found!

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You may remember that just over a year ago, this blog was very interested in the 8 day canoe trip by Stormgren X and his non-Geocaching partner to find the World’s (and obviously Canada’s) oldest unfound cache. We did 3 blog posts on it, and mentioned it in a fourth. When that cache was found, another cache obviously took it’s place as Canada’s oldest unfound cache. That would be a virtual cache, SK Extreme 01, on an Island in a Lake in remote Northern Saskatchewan. Placed on July 17, 2002, SK Extreme 01 requires you to “find” a  Canadian Topographical Survey benchmark on this unnamed Island in Brabant Lake. On June 19th, a party of 4 cachers (pictured above with usernames) claimed the FTF on this cache! We contacted the first person to log the cache, sasktravelbugs, and he and another member of the party, Scratch1, were happy to collaborate on some questions we sent them.

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The HikerJamz Geocaching Talk Show: June 29th, 2014



Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show is a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network. We have a new episode every Saturday at 3:00 pm. Eastern (New York) time here on Blog Talk Radio. We will discuss news, events, different types of caching tips and tricks and from time to time we will have a special guest visit our show. Hikerjamz Geocaching Talk Show is sponsored by CacheFace.com which is a dedicated social network for geocachers to connect and share in their caching passion globally and in real time. All Geocachers are welcome to join for free. To learn more about Geocaching, go to geocaching.com/guide and find the Q&A’s on what geocaching is all about. Thank you in advance for listening to our show. Host: Hikerjamz from Ohio. Don’t forget to like us on our show page!

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