You’ve got to be in it to win it

The purpose of this post is to increase my chance of winning a new GPSr – the Garmin Oregon 750T. Our current GPSr (a Garmin GPS 60, which we bought back in 2007 when we started caching) has served us well and is continuing to do so. However, I couldn’t pass up the chance to win a brand spanking new GPSr.

The competition is being run by the Podcacher podcast, which I listen to each week. They provide a great program with lots of stories, tips, and contests. To help ensure that they’re able to keep producing their show each week, I’ve signed up as a supporting member to help with their costs.

Their current contest simply involves filling out a form on their website to get an entry in the draw. In order to get additional entries you can tweet about the contest, visit their Facebook page, or write a blog post. At the moment there are nearly 1,500 entries (with 22 days left in the contest), so there’s plenty of interest. Hopefully I’ll be drawn as the winner!

Our geocaching resolutions for 2017

Well, it’s a new year which means it’s time to make some resolutions for the next 12 months. On the geocaching front, there are a couple of things that we’d like to achieve this year. The main one is to finally reach 500 finds. We made it to 400 in January last year and are currently on 431. Ideally we would like to get there by 20th May, which is our 10 year cache-a-versary.

To help with reaching this milestone, we’ve set ourselves the goal of averaging at least one find a day for the month of January. That will get us to at least 449. We’ve done well so far (13 finds after eight days), so hopefully we’ll stay on track.

It should be a year for family geocaching milestones for us. Our youngest son should reach 100 finds (he’s currently on 95), and our eldest should get to 200 (he’s on 186 at the moment). I don’t think we’ll be able to synchronise our finds for the same cache, but it will be nice to celebrate three milestones this year.