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December 11, 2011

X-mas is almost upon us!

Christmas is fast approaching and much of my time has been dedicated to finding decent gifts for the wife and kids.  That coupled with the cold weather we've been having has certainly slowed me down in terms of geocaching.  I'm hoping to pick things back up after X-mas though and do some winter caching.

What exactly am I hoping Santa brings me?

November 24, 2011

An Exciting Week in Geocaching for Me

Greetings everyone!  I have had a somewhat exciting week in Geocaching with a few firsts for me.  On monday of this week I had a first find of this particular sometimes overused hide.  It was a skirt hide, or Lamp Post Cache as some may call it.  Quite a typical hide of its type but it was the first one I had ever done.  Lucky for me there aren't an over abundance of these in the area or I might have rolled my eyes as I pulled into Ground Zero.

November 20, 2011

Cemetery Caches: Cool or Creepy?

Made the trip an hour south today to go grocery shopping as we usually do twice a month.  We save a great deal of money over our local grocery store so it makes it worth the drive.  Another great thing about driving an hour south is the opportunity to hit a couple of Geocaches that are a bit further from home.  Today was no different.  I ran a quick pocket query to find caches along the route only looking about 1 mile on either side of Interstate 93.  I spotted a cache near Exit 23 that was located in a cemetery.  I had just completed a bookmark list of cemetery caches in New Hampshire a few days ago so I thought I'd go ahead and check one of them off by going after this cache.

November 19, 2011

Safety for Fall Caching

Geocaching in the Fall can be hazardous to your health, especially if you venture into popular hunting areas.  There are a few precautions that you can take to stay safe and enjoy caching in the fall.  The single most important thing about caching during hunting season is to wear Blaze Orange.  I would recommend at least an orange hat like the one pictured below.  Adding a vest to your ensemble makes you that much more visible.

 A little bit of research can help you stay safe as well.  Many people who don't hunt have no idea when hunting seasons start and ends.  Knowing what seasons are open and when will key you in on when you should be wearing your blaze orange attire.  Most states have a booklet of some type at the local hunting store, or even Wal-mart that will list these dates.  Alternatively this website contains the webpages for the wildlife agencies of each state.

November 18, 2011

Introducing "The Pirate's Booty"

I've decided to jump into the Blogging community.  I've long resisted the Blogging movement, I think mostly because the word itself was unappealing to me.  Blog, what a strange word.  However, I'm older and wiser now and realize blogging can be fun, and it's a great way to give back to the hobbies, sports, or communities you are involved in.  The purpose of this blog is to give back to the Geocaching community.  I'm relatively new to this hobby only having about 2 months of "caching" under my belt but I feel strongly about this hobby.  It's a great way to get out and do something.  It's too easy to fall into a routine of work, eat, sleep.  Geocaching is about getting out and enjoying the adventure, whatever it may be.  You can choose how easy or hard to make it, or how long you want it to take.  So join me in enjoying the outdoors and the hunt for The Pirate's Booty!