October Geocaching related Kickstarter campaign updates

KickstarterMediumWe’ve interviewed the creators of two current Geocaching related Kickstarter campaigns here on the OCNA Blog in October, 2014. Most recently was Steve, the man behind The Travel Bugs band, and their campaign for their proposed new album of Geocaching related songs “Pimp Your Cache“, on October 16th. Clicking on the image will take you to their campaign page. As of the date of this post, Halloween night, they are only 7% funded with 13 days to go in the campaign. Can you help them out? They could really use it. It’s a very worthy project, and as those of you familiar with Kickstarter campaigns  know, they will not receive any of the pledged funds if their goal is not met.

bae76dd2f0bc476d2221be3aef25b9b7_largeThe GoCache Geocaching Card Game, which we blogged about one week earlier on October 9th, has been extremely successful; it was funded the first day, as you can see by this little badge they earned for their project page from kicktraq.com. This project is currently 281% funded with 8 days to go. They have also reached 4 of their 5 so called stretch goals (which we didn’t cover in our interview with them). These are basically “upgrades” on their finished manufactured product; for example, when the 100 backers goal was reached, all GoCache games were upgraded to high quality linen cards. There is still time to help them reach their final stretch goal!

So we here at the OCNA blog would like to end the month by saying best of luck to Steve and The Travel Bugs on their Pimp Your Cache project, and congratulations to Tortoise and Hare Creations on their GoCache project. Please consider giving both of these projects another look while they’re still active, especially the Pimp Your Cache album by the Travel Bugs.

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HikerJamz After-Cache: Episode 18



OCNA Blog note: Should CrazyCritter1966 become HikerJamz’s permanent co-host? Vote on Facebook, or send an email to radiotalkshow2013 at gmail.com!

Hikerjamz After-Cache is an internet radio show on Spreaker.com. We discuss geocaching stories that you, the listener, send in about your favorite geocaching adventure of the week. Listen in to find out how you can contact us with your favorite stories and finds with your Host: James (Hikerjamz) From Ohio, USA. Here is the link to send a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/hikerjamz. sponsored by cacheface.social http://www.cacheface.social.

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OCNA Blogger does Washknight’s interrogations

yuckbackThe OpenCaching North America Geocaching blog is the blog for an alternative Geocaching website of course, but it’s no secret that other than guest content, it has always had one Author, known on most Geocaching websites as Mr.Yuck, pictured here with stylish army coat, sweatpants and backpack. We’d tell you more about him, and let you see his face, but all you have to do is read on, as this weeks post is him doing the Washknight interrogation. What exactly is that? Washknight is a Geocaching blogger from the UK, who in late September sent out 20 questions to a few fellow Geocaching bloggers to “interrogate” them. This then went sort of viral world wide, at least by the standards of the small Geocaching blogging community, and has become sort of a challenge. As of the date of this post, 18 other bloggers have taken the challenge, with a few more working on it. We ourselves first heard about it via Dabaere’s Only Googlebot reads this blog, and decided to give it a try.

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HikerJamz After-Cache: Episode 17



OCNA Blog Note: Introducing CrazyCritter1966!! A female Geocacher from HikerJamz’s hometown, she sits in with him for the duration of this episode.

Hikerjamz After-Cache is an internet radio show on Spreaker.com. We discuss geocaching stories that you, the listener, send in about your favorite geocaching adventure of the week. Listen in to find out how you can contact us with your favorite stories and finds with your Host: James (Hikerjamz) From Ohio, USA. Here is the link to send a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/hikerjamz. sponsored by cacheface.social http://www.cacheface.social.

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Pimp Your Cache! Kickstarter campaign for new album by The Travel Bugs



Following on the heels of the highly successful campaign for the GoCache Card Game, this week we have our second consecutive blog post on a Geocaching related Kickstarter campaign; Pimp Your Cache! – New Geocaching Album by The Travel bugs, which has went live the day before this blog post, Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, and has been chosen as a staff pick by Kickstarter.com. The Travel Bugs released their first album of Geocaching related songs, “Found it”, in 2010, and are hoping to finance their second album, obviously titled “Pimp Your Cache!”, with this Kickstarter campaign. We were able to get Steve Weeks, the man behind the band, to answer some questions for us about himself, the “group”, and the campaign.

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The GoCache card game (Kickstarter campaign)



Above is the Kickstarter video for the GoCache geocaching card game, by Tortoise and Hare Creations. The Kickstarter campaign for this geocaching themed card game was just launched today, Thursday, October 9th, 2014, at 4:00 Eastern Time; just a couple hours before this blog post. You can see they are already well on their way to their $1,500 funding goal to make this game a reality. Before the campaign kicked off, Tortoise and Hair Creations (hereafter known and THC), were nice enough to answer some questions about the game and the campaign for this blog via email.

10/14/14 UPDATE: Geocachers have been showing the GoCache Kickstarter campaign some serious love! Their initial goal of raising $1,500 was reached in an amazing 6 hours. Note the “stretch goals” they have set, about about 1/3 down their Kickstater project page. Over $2,000 has now been raised, and the first stretch goal (a custom icon for the trackable on Geocaching.com card) has been attained. There are still 25 days for you to get in on this very popular Kickstarter project.

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