Category Archives: guidelines

What is this Geocaching Thing Anyway?

So you just got a new smartphone, and you’ve heard about this gee-oh-cashing thing that sounds like fun. You download the app (not the free one which kind of walks you through, but the paid app because you don’t need … Continue reading

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Going Premium Member Only

Well, I did it. After nine years of caching, I set all of my hides to ‘Premium Member Only’ earlier today. I didn’t really want to. It just seems friendlier to place caches that are available to everyone. But . … Continue reading

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“New and Improved” Indiana DNR Guidelines- now all natural without artificial colors or flavors!

Thanks to Deermark for the head’s up on the official page with the new Indiana Department of Natural Resources Geocaching Guidelines.  It looks like on or around November 6th the big red button will be pushed and all caches on … Continue reading

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New IDNR Guidelines Go Into Effect November 1

Hello This letter is to let you know that as of November 1st 2012, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will be changing its geocaching policy. What does this mean for you? If you own a cache on IDNR … Continue reading

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A Good Deed Goes Wrong

Dear Emily, I replaced a missing container for a cache owner and thought I was being a good citizen, but instead I got an email from the owner asking me not to replace any of their containers in the future. … Continue reading

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A Primer on Cache Size & Location

When creating a cache many people, after reading & memorizing the guidelines for their specific state, may have problems deciding what kind of container to use.  I’m one to place a nano as the final to a puzzle, and Sue’s … Continue reading

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Indiana DNR Geocaching Update

On March 21st, I was one of several representatives from the geocaching community to meet with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources with the purpose of discussing and reviewing the current Geocaching guidelines. We feel it was a very successful … Continue reading

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Geocaching Outlawed in State Parks- Naturalists Issued Shoot on Sight Orders for Anyone Suspected of Geocaching

Now that I have your attention there seem to be a number of rumors (crazy and not) flying around about the future of geocaching in Indiana State Parks and DNR property. I don’t know all the answers, I don’t even … Continue reading

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Sad Lack of Common Sense in Some Newer Cachers

ook. I was distressed on Thursday when I received an email through geocaching.com. The email was a request to please remove my caches located on mall property here in Central Indiana. I have checked and my caches are not in … Continue reading

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Reviewer’s Notes Soon to be Required When Hiding a Geocache

This just in from the “Mad Reviewer” on Facebook: Pretty soon it will be a requirement that a reviewer note be added to every cache submission. There has been a huge jump in the number of cache containers being found … Continue reading

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