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Geocache Types and Sizes – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 217


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GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast : Geocaching Insights

Andy HeadHardHat Smith

Raleigh, NC

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Geocache Types and Sizes – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 217

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss geocache basics 101. Geocache sizes and types. Plus some new information from Geocaching HQ.

Meet up at or go to and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

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Geocache Types and Sizes – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 217
Part One:
Message Center now accepts additional file types

There are many good reasons to make use of the Message Center, because there is so much to talk about when it comes to geocaching:
It’s a great way to plan geocaching outings with your friends.
A good way to ask a friend for suggestions about the best geocaches in your area.
You can get a hint from the cache owner for an especially tricky hide.
And, because the Message Center is available in the Geocaching® app, you can submit your answers for Virtuals and EarthCaches right in the field.

We know that geocaching is better when players communicate with each other so we wanted to make that easier. The challenge, after all, should be in the adventure and not in the tools you use. That’s why we took some time to update and improve the Message Center.

With the latest update, you can now send file types such as pdf, doc, or docx* in addition to images to other geocachers. We also cleaned up the look to make it all about your content. If you like even less clutter, you can clean up your inbox by hiding any message.
*This functionality is currently not available in the Geocaching® app.

We added the ability to forward all messages to email. By toggling this setting “on,” messages you create in the Message Center on and in the Geocaching® app will automatically be forwarded to your email. Forwarding messages to your email makes searching for previous messages much easier. To enable email forwarding, select the settings button in Message Center and check the Forward messages to email box.

Additionally, we made the Message Center a lot more reliable by fixing several bugs. There had been some irregularities with message being displayed as unread, that were read, and conversations out of order. These have all been addressed with this release.
Now you can concentrate on the content of your message – rather than the bugs. Let your friends know about the updated Message Center by writing them a message right now.

Part Two:
Containers Explained


Micro (XS)

Small (S)

Regular (M)

Large (L)

Other (–)

Part Three:
Geocache Types:

Traditional Geocache

Mystery or Puzzle Caches



Letterbox Hybrid

Event Cache

Cache In Trash Out Event (CITO)

Mega-Event Cache

Giga-Event Cache

Wherigo™ Cache

Geocaching HQ Geocache

GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit

Lab Caches

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