Dj Storm Posted September 25, 2008 Share Posted September 25, 2008 (edited) I am pretty new to geocaching, but I have some ideas regarding this TV series. First thing, don't use all your ideas in the first episode. The bushwhacking, wrong coordinates and depleted batteries seem to be all that can go wrong, except injury. They have their place in geocaching, but use them simultaneously. Another thing that many commented doesn't pertain to geocaching: the snake. Many cachers, myself included, try to avoid close animal encounters. It's nice when you see rabbits, deer, other non dangerous animals, any kind of birds, and get them on film, but handling them pushes the limit too much. Also, get a camera (you have the filming crew behind, but most hikers/cachers don't, and they use the camera for picture taking). Regarding more or less dangerous animals, they might be interesting from a distance, like seeing a bear or buffalo from a quarter mile away (you could use the telephoto to take a picture of them), but not on the first episodes. I like finding (and eating) wild berries (in my area - raspberries, wild strawberries, bilberries, blackberries), and collecting mushrooms. I also refill and drink water from streams. For urban folks this may seem more like surviving, for me is extra fun. You could include a plant per episode, with short description, how to recognize, etc. Mushrooms are more tricky, use them later on the show, or leave them out completely. Geocaching is (or was) all about location. Research the caches beforehand, go to the scenic/interesting ones. Try to alternate between different terrain types and cache types. Go to an event (like Geowoodstock) or organize your own event. Educate by example about CITO. Help moving trackables around (be careful about how you present them, to avoid starting muggle waves). You could try (later in the show) a night cache, or a two day hike with the night spent in a tent. From time to time introduce some new piece of equipment into the show. You could start with the GPSr and printout of the cache page, and add camera, hiking stick, extra batteries, flashlight, raincoat, PDA and/or other electronic gadget, water filter, solar battery charger, camping gear, cool things like the hiking stick that converts into a tripod, etc. If geocachers are the target audience of the show, then I subscribe to what the others said: go to out-of-the-ordinary places, with scenic views and/or historic value, or where specialized equipment (scuba, boat, rock climbing gear) is required, try to meet some famous cachers (if they agree), go to Geowoodstock, the APE cache, the oldest/highest/remotest cache in a specific area. Edited September 25, 2008 by Dj Storm Quote Link to comment
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