FTF Magazine

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Geocaching

I recently “discovered” FTF Magazine, a Print Magazine for Geocachers. It looked interesting enough to spend a few bucks to get a subscription. With the subscription you get a nice Geocoin that is trackable.

They also send a Discoverable tracking card. I had never seen these until I did some caching down in Ohio where they seem pretty common.




Geocaching Degree

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Geocaching

Well I was not able (yet) to be awarded a Doctor of Geocaching, but I was successful in getting my “Bachelor of Geocaching“.

Just a little fun thing that “Folboter JAF” does as part of his challenge hides.

You can look them up on Geocaching.com.

GC5CRR1 Bachelors = Got it okay.

GC5CRR2 Masters = Might be possible, at this time I have 29 of the 50 “credits” needed to graduate!

GC5CRR3 Doctors = This is a real challenge for sure. One I possibly will never qualify for… but then who knows.


Playing Games – Snag the Tag

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Geocaching

I saw a notice on the Geocaching home page about a program called “Snag the Tag“, so I investigated. On the home page was a link to purchase the “Hider Kit”. There was originally two types available, a large and a small. Since the large was sold out I grabbed a small right away, which was good since they sold out shortly afterwards. This project seems to be in a limited state so far, with maybe 600 (??) tags hidden on this “Mission Mammoth” project. Unlike geocaches these are one time hide/find. The owner hides the tag, some one finds it, takes it to claim online, and it is done. No logs to sign.

Shorty thereafter I received my tags and started to see how to do this. Not so hard.

  • Think of a location to hide the tag.
  • Put the tag in a container.
  • Hide the tag
  • Take some good GPS readings at the location.
  • Go to the website and put the information into the form provided.

To help they have some FAQ’s:

The very brief instructions that come with the coins.
The Front Side of the coin. I believe this is what you receive if you send away for the coin after making the find. It’s free, but there may be shipping charge.
The “Back Side” of the coin with the tracking ID.
The front of the “Game Piece” that is hidden.

The rear of the “Game Piece”. Note the magnets to attach it to the main piece that you send away for.
This is the coin with the Woolly Mammoth magnetically attached to the “Front” of the coin shown above.