2nd Annual TravelFleas Gift Certificate Holiday Giveaway


Happy Black Friday, shoppers! Actually, we’re posting this Thanksgiving evening, but Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday. Our November/December 2013 TravelFleas Gift Certificate Holiday Giveaway went pretty well, so we’ve decided to make it an annual thing. So once again, we’re giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to TravelFleas.com, and we want to insure that the winner has plenty of time to get theirs ordered, manufactured, and shipped before the holidays; as TravelFleas make a perfect stocking stuffer for that Geocacher in your life!

The crew at TravelFleas are great friends of this blog and our website via social media. In case you’re not familiar with TravelFleas, they are personalized tags (they can accept up to 20 characters) measuring 1/2″ x 1 1/4″, which can be attached to a Geocaching trackable, or placed in a Geocache as a signature item. They are available in 12 colors, and you can buy them in the TravelFleas Store on their website. Note they have other items for sale, including TravelFleas logbooks, necklace kits, and license plates (a moot point for the blogger, who lives in a 2 plate State). Or you could learn more about them by reading the interview we did on this blog with John from TravelFleas on June 27th, 2013, or the interview The It’s not about the numbers blog did with Mike from TravelFleas in 2012.

To enter The TravelFleas Gift Certificate Holiday Giveaway, fill out the form below with your name (as it says, “Geonick” is fine), and a valid email address. We will never use your email address, and the Google Document storing all the entries will be deleted after the contest.  There are rules, of course, which appear below, in italicized text above the entry form. Don’t forget to check your spam folders, to see if you won!

Rules: To enter, provide your name and email address in the form below. One entry per person, and one entry per email address. There are no Geographical restrictions, contest is open to anyone in the world. The contest begins upon publication of this blog post on Thursday, November 27th, 2014, and ends at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries received. Winner will be notified via email, notification being sent from the email address opencachingnorthamerica at gmail.com (be sure to check your spam folders!), and must respond within 48 hours, or the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be chosen. Once accepted, the prize will be delivered directly from TravelFleas.com.

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Interrogating WashKnight; Geocaching blind

2013-12-08 RFC1149 Paul Climbing Tree
Paul climbing a tree

Many of you may remember the OCNA Blogger, Mr.Yuck, did a “WashKnight Interrogations” blog post last month. He answered 20 standard questions about his caching antics, thought up by Geocaching blogger WashKnight, as did many other Geocaching bloggers all over the world. We linked to WashKnight’s Geocaching Blog, and some of you might have clicked the link and checked it out. But did you notice the title of the blog? WashKnight – Geocaching Blind? WashKnight, AKA Paul Weston, is a legally blind Geocacher. Above you see him climbing a tree while Geocaching. He says “Yes, that is me climbing the tree. Being blind doesn’t mean you can’t do dumb stuff like everyone else.” We thought it was very interesting and inspirational that Paul is a blind Geocacher and blogs about it as well! We asked him if he wouldn’t mind being interviewed about it, and he was happy to take the time to answer our questions. 


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OCNA Admin DudleyGrunt on The Geocaching Podcast

Our longest tenured admin, DudleyGrunt AKA Dave, was on The Geocaching Podcast on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He went under the geocaching microscope on episode 377 in his bid to possibly become their fourth host. What interesting and fun facts will be find out about this very influential geocaching entity? There was plenty of talk about OCNA and alternative geocaching sites. Watch the video version of the podcast above. And be sure to check out The Geocaching Podcast every week, which airs live on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM Eastern Time, as well as host Andy “HeadHardHat” Smith’s other weekly show, The Geocaching Reboot Podcast, which is recorded live on Thursdays at 8:30 PM Eastern Time with his co-host Amy HeadHardHatress.

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HikerJamz After-Cache: Episode 20

OCNA Blog notes: HikerJamz and CrazyCritter1966 talk about the Geocaching Creed this week, amongst other things.

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

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