Friday, January 11, 2013

Surviving with a broken phone... or GPSR

Have you ever broken your smartphone and lived to tell about it? Believe it or not, it is possible despite what your middle school children may lead you to believe. But what if you're in the wilderness when your smartphone goes down? That's different, right? Before you eye up your geocaching companions to decide which one looks the tastiest, consider these tips for using your broken phone parts as survival tools. Some of these tips would probably also work with parts from a handheld GPS receiver. Let's hope it never comes to that.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vote for The Weasel

Here's an opportunity to show your love for a fellow Iowa geocacher. Tim -- aka The Weasel -- is in the running for Geocacher of the Month. Have you voted yet? You can do so here.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Geocaching year in review videos

I just viewed the new Geocaching Year in Review video from, which is nicely done. You can view it here: 

Also nicely done and closer to home is this video from Cache Continuum. Many of you will recognize Iowa geocachers Team Gamsci in these shots.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

List of land management policies for Iowa geocaching

Did you know there's a handy list of links to geocaching policies posted by state, county and municipal land managers in Iowa? You can find it in the Wiki at this link. If you know of additional policies posted by land managers, please let me know and I'll post the information in the Wiki site.