Author: Martin Pedersen

What Makes Someone a Real Geocacher?

Like any activity, especially one that has so much variety within the activity itself, geocaching has some good natured snobbery associated with it.  There are many definitions of what makes someone a ‘real’ geocacher and what ‘real’ geocaching is.  Here are some of the opinions I have encountered. A real Geocacher is: Someone who has found a lot of caches. … Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 113

I need to make sure I am sticking to the diet I want to follow.  As outlined in the Geocache Diet – Day 81 we are using Asian and Meditteranian diets as the base for our healthier long term eating plan.  I decided that I should put my desired menu for the next 7 days into a blog and try to follow it closely… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 110

Annika has been joining me on more geocaching days lately and there is now a noticeable change in the way she views the activity.  In the past when Annika joined me geocaching we always had fun but she never really got too involved as she was constantly being distracted by puddles, bugs, leaves, and other things you may find on the… Read more →

Terrible Twos Will Travel

Lately we have been talking a lot about the terrible twos since this life phase has been front and center in our daily lives.  First I wrote – Terrible twos times two – where we introduced the struggles and then Lisa wrote – Staying Calm and Low Stress – Ya Right – which looks at the emotional impact of dealing… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 107

  This month Geocaching is celebrating its 10thAnniversary and I only have one question:  Why did it take me so long to find out about this?  I learned about geocaching about a year ago and I found my first geocache only 11 months ago as geocaching was heading into its 10thyear of existence.  I thought I was pretty aware of… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 103

Even for a quiet shy fellow it is nice to be noticed once in a while.  When you are doing a weight loss challenge around geocaching, it is very nice to be noticed by the group who run geocaching.  It was fantastic when we received an e-mail from the fine folks at Groundspeak/ to express an interest in what I… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 98

I am making a few tweaks to the Geocache Diet to make it more efficient.  The main change is that I have relaxed my rule where I can only count the distance walked while geocaching.  In order to walk 2500km in the year it means that I have to average around 7km each and every day.   My daily geocaching routine currently involves driving to… Read more →

Surviving Terrible Twos (Times Two)

We have a serious case of the terrible two blues.  Our inefficient, over sensitive, and emotionally fragile twins are taking over the house and it is starting to get out of hand.  Our older daughter, now 5, never really went through the terrible twos.  Sure there were some challenges but nothing like this.  The twins have now realized that they… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 94

278 Geocaches Found – 634km on foot – 24lbs lost! Some more thoughts and observations along the geocaching trail: Walking in the rain when you are feeling good is the best.  You can really push yourself without getting too hot and when you return all wet and muddy you feel like you accomplished something.  When you walk in the rain… Read more →