10 June 2005: What On Earth Is Geocaching
Broadcast on ABC Western Plains Radio
- This is all you need to go geocaching...a GPS device to tell you where to go
- Well...we think it's a sport, or at the very least a hobby.
- It involves the planting of an item in a specific location...known as a cache.
- The localtion is published on the internet and people have to find it using GPS technology.
- It's really just a huge game of hide and seek.
- Once you find the cache you fill in the log book to say you were there and swap trinkets.
- There are over 1300 geocaching teams in Australia and it's played in over 200 countries.
- Dubbo will be hosting a huge geocaching event this weekend with twenty teams taking part.
- The trick, I'm told it to find a picturesque location so that geocachers get something extra from the experience.
Forum discussion: The Bronze on ABC Radio
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28 May 2005: Active Geocaching
Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum Magazine (pg 32).
Mind Socket took a couple of buddies geocaching for an introductory article that was published with one of his photos. Contains a minor cache spoiler (cache not named).
22 May 2005: The Treasure that's Hidden in Lost Places
The same article reprinted in the Sunday Tasmanian
8 May 2005: The Treasure that's Hidden in Lost Places
Published in The Sunday Telegraph This is a reprint of the previous article for NSW readers. Includes photos of Mind Socket, EcoNic and EcoDave.
5 May 2005: Richary's interview on 891 ABC Adelaide breakfast
Forum discussion Richary on ABC Radio
The 6 minute interview - 700k MP3 file
1 May 2005: Global game of Hide and Seek
Published in The Adelaide Sunday Mail and online at Escape.
- HUNTING for hidden treasure, David Jones found himself abseiling into a narrow Blue Mountains gorge, past moss-covered rocks and ferns to the trickling stream far below.
- They are everywhere - in fact you may have walked right past one. Dozens of caches are tucked away around the world. To get started all you need is a hand-held GPS (ranging from $200 to more than $1000) and access to the Internet. On geocaching websites you'll find the longitude and latitude and, in many cases, cryptic clues as to their location. And then there's the backpack of must-haves: torch, compass, first-aid kit, a camera for recording the event and a calculator (many of the puzzles have a mathematical bent).
- There are three rules to caching:
- take something from the cache
- replace it with something of similar value, and
- write about your visit in the container's log book.
Forum discussions: Article in "Escape" and Adelaide Sunday Mail Article on Geocaching 01-05-2005
19 February 2005: Adult Hide and Seek Catches On
Published in the Illawarra Mercury and a few days later in MX:
- An increasingly popular game of grown-up hide-and-seek is leading adventurers on high-tech hunts for hidden treasure.
- It's called geocaching, and all you need to play is a portable Global Positioning System, access to the internet and a sense of adventure.
14 December 2004: The Australian
Forum Discussion: geocaching.com.au in The Australian
November 2003: Dubbo City News
8 July 2003: Canberra Chronicle
An accidental find by a Canberra resident, unviels Geocaching to at least one current cacher. Cache-chasing creates excitement in Canberra