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Human Trackable and Social Media

bigbugI’ve been working on my oversized trackable tag that I’m taking to the Midwest Geobash this Saturday. It’s made of a special plastic that looks like brushed aluminum and measures 23″ x 11.5″. I’ll be walking around like a human trackable. I’ve been looking forward to this event all year.

Facebook, Etsy, Instagram and YouTube
I also just launched my Thanks For The Hide Facebook page for people who are into geocaching. If you’re reading this … that means YOU! With this Facebook page, I will be keeping track of everyone who “Likes” the page and entering their name into monthly drawings for FREE products that I am selling on my Thanks For The Hide Etsy site. For the month of August 2015, I will draw one name per week to receive a free product. Starting in September, I’ll have monthly drawings for a free product. If you haven’t Liked the Facebook page yet, be sure to do it soon to be entered in the drawings. There is NO purchase necessary! If you have Instagram, please follow me at Thanks for the Hide and I will gladly follow you back. Instagram allows everyone the opportunity to share a moment of life with people having common interests. I really enjoy seeing photos from geocachers from all over the world, and right here in the US. If you don’t have an account, I would encourage you to open one. I’ve learned how to create specialty caches that I might not ever have found in my area. Go see what your caching friends are up to…

Whenever I get ambitious, I will shoot video while we’re out caching and then try to edit something worth watching. Here at the T4TH YouTube page, you can see some of the videos I have made. At some point, I really need to put together a blooper reel for all the screw-ups that have occurred while shooting the videos.

Where Geocaching takes us…

I shot this video a couple weeks ago, merely to reinforce my statement that, for us, it’s all about the experience of geocaching, and not so much about the numbers. This isn’t to say that geocachers who enjoy racking up their number of finds is wrong – not at all. The idea of heading out for the main purpose of increasing my count isn’t out of the question – and while I have tried doing just that, inevitably, our purpose is diverted by an interesting town to explore, reading the text from old headstones at a cemetery find, or just taking in the sights of the surrounding area. Maybe it just comes down to the fact that we’re easily distracted.

The bottom line is, geocaching means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I welcome the chance to talk to other cachers, which is the main purpose of this blog. As always, I encourage your comments and enjoy hearing from others around the world about their experience with geocaching and what it means to them.

It was still pretty gray when this video was made two weeks ago, but with a few rains since and the temperature getting warmer, the trees have been budding and it’s starting to green up already here in Ohio. I’m looking forward to a great caching season – I look forward to your comments.

Making it Memorable – Related Video

My earlier post spoke about the events surrounding the dropping of a geocoin and making that experience memorable for the owner of the coin. As I have repeatedly stated on this blog, for me, the fun with geocaching is not about racking up the number of finds. I know that some people enjoy that aspect of the game, and to those players that love that – I support your viewpoint. Regardless of how you get your enjoyment from this activity, the importance lies within the activity itself. Bottom line – it’s a whole lot of fun.

My enjoyment comes from visiting places I have never been to before, or learning about the history of the location of the cache. This is probably a big factor why I have so few finds in comparison to other players. It doesn’t happen with each find, but I do seem to linger for awhile at each location to either read the sentiments on a few gravestones at a cemetery cache, or take in the local highlights of an unfamiliar town.

With the visit to the Ohio Renaissance Festival, I was hoping for a great photo opportunity for the geocoin, but also enjoy the day and whatever it may bring. I hope you enjoy a quick video I shot of the festival. We will come back next year, and afterward, log in a few additional caches from the area.

Geocaching Near Historic Locations

While out geocaching on March 12, 2011, we ended up locating a few caches near the Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio. Historical places like this are what makes caching enjoyable.

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