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  1. I think geocaching is neither dead nor in danger: "Does this have an impact on me? To make it short: No, it won't. You're still going out caching, there'll be plenty of stuff to do and in your daily play-time you probably won't notice a difference." I started 2003 in Germany and people have always taken up caching later in their lifes. Let's face it: When you're young, things like climbing, rafting, mountaineering, kayaking, MTBing and adventuring in general are far more tempting than a low-impact hobby like geocaching Yes, yes, I know there are adventurous caches but just go to the usual geocaching event and then compare the audience to the average climbing gym audience. If that doesn't convince you let me know when you found the GC equivalent of Matilda Söderlund, Hazel Findlay, Danny MacAskill, Leighan Falley or Sasha DiGiulian. GIFF vs. Radical Reels
  2. That's correct, the 50,000+ accounts had 1 or more logs in the calendar year (Remember: It's only Australia). It's also true that a large portion have found two or more caches however if you reverse above data 95.3% of the Australian cachers have found 100 or less caches in a year. That alone doesn't mean much in terms of growth/decline of the game since we all know there are a very few, very crazy cachers and then it tapers off (it's an exponential function - see Top 10k Finders). The question is how many of the low-find geocachers leave or stick to the game? If you're interested in the low-find population, have a look at the blog-post about Geocaching Stickiness. It is a bit older and focuses on Australia however it gives you an idea what is happening The data is sourced from project-gc.com Although my credentials have been verified (Thanks Jon ) you shouldn't take me serious until you fact-checked what I'm suggesting. My old reviewer account on the other hand would look a bit dodgy.
  3. Upon request by L0ne.R here are the blogposts: Is Geocaching Declining? (post from September 2016 > the answer is yes) - http://www.hiking.melbourne/2016/09/its-going-downhill.html Possible reasons why this is happening - http://www.hiking.melbourne/2016/09/quo-vadis-horreum-terrae.html Recent Revisit of the numbers if you're really keen on stats - http://www.hiking.melbourne/2017/10/the-nosedive.html ... and some charts from the linked posts: Players in Australia 2015 vs. 2016: Loss of cachers year to date 2017: Google Trends Chart - Outdoor activities in comparison:
  4. Hi there Yes I know - there's already a thread (Is Geocaching Dead?) however I only quickly scooped over it and didn't read the 404 posts. A year ago I wrote two blog posts about The above question - http://www.hiking.melbourne/2016/09/its-going-downhill.html (the answer is yes) Possible reasons why this is happening - http://www.hiking.melbourne/2016/09/quo-vadis-horreum-terrae.html There's also a follow up post to revisit the numbers if you're really keen on stats - http://www.hiking.melbourne/2017/10/the-nosedive.html - but I'm interested what everyone else is thinking: Do you agree with this assessment and if yes what's your theory why this is happening?
  5. Hi there I wrote a blog-post about declining numbers of cachers >> you'll find it here The Nosedive What do you think? True detached from reality?
  6. "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience." (awesome idea I did ride along with Matt on his Life Cycle tour for the first few km - I am the yellow guy - http://www.fox.com.au/shows/mattandjo/gall...ike-ride-photos - and yes, Martina and I also donated some $$$)
  7. Based on this you would have to call a lot of geocachers Mundanes ... just have a look at all the uninspired caches around you
  8. For no. 2: If that would be the case you could ram anything into the ground >> pushing something into the ground isn't allowed as well since whatever you push is a pointy object (although it's kind of accepted by many cachers)
  9. I always use google to get exchange rates: http://www.google.com/search?q=20+aud+in+usd
  10. I just rechecked the shipping: $20 is the cheapest rate for registered post. If somebody want's to dare unregistered post for $4,30 I am happy to mail it. I don't want to make money out of shipping - if somebody shows me a cheaper way I'll use it.
  11. I did: GCA German Green Hell and most important: nightcaching.org
  12. ... feat. HöpsHöps the roo:
  13. now that's interesting: http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.p...45&p=163821 (theUMP is one of the aussie reviewers)
  14. I heard there is something in the pipeline which should replace Wherigo ... just a rumor.
  15. It's not. The huge difference to a Wherigo, boat, T5, whatever cache is that you have to buy a product of a certain brand to find a Chirp-cache. It's basically the same thing as placing a cache in an amusement park where you have to pay to get to GZ. As soon as someone provides a solution for the iPhone or any other non-garmin device, it would be a just another special equipment cache.
  16. The iPhone 3GS and 4G actually uses ANT to communicate with Nike+. In theory the hardware is there to talk to either a Oregon or a Chirp. So far nobody made it work.
  17. ... and if you go to Germany there is http://nachtcaches.de ... also includes the ossie / nz ones
  18. Huntleigh suggested to include NZ - so I did: maps.nightcaching.org Cheers Philipp
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    Thanks - I just included an update
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    Talking to people there is no script or search-tool which works
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    changed some things - might work now
  22. just an early beta - have phun http://maps.nightcaching.org/
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    I'm using Earwigo and it works Already got my first Wherigocache online. Awsome. Thanks Nick for all the work.
  24. Another thing: at higher speeds you've higher transmission-slip. We checked this with a TT: The speedo showed 240 km/h but both GPSr only showed 210 km/h
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