Geocache Diet – Day 124 – Geocaching Movies I Would Like To See

Did you know there was a movie that features Geocaching?  It is true. Ok, maybe it isn’t a summer blockbuster or an Academy award nominee but it is an actual movie nonetheless.  Splinterheads is about an unmotivated young slacker who becomes infatuated by a girl who works in a travelling carnival who unleashes her trapped adventurous spirit through geocaching.  This teenage aimed romantic comedy has its moments and just the fact that I was able to watch the whole movie without falling asleep is saying something.  If it was not for the geocaching scenes, which played a larger role then I thought they would, I probably would have not made it though the painful dialogue.

Even though Splinterheads was a forgettable movie I think that geocaching showed pretty well.  This got us thinking; what other movie could geocaching be featured in?  Here are some sequels to some popular movies that I think should be made to feature geocaching.

Avatar 2 – Humans have returned to Pandora and have learned about a weakness of the Na’vi which they are ready to exploit.  They are addicted to an activity based on finding small items hidden all around the forest  that are found by determining positions by reading the stars (No satellites orbiting Pandora).  The humans go out and plant thousands of these Pandoran caches which distract the Na’vi while the humans go about exploiting the planet.  Will the Na’vi be able to see what is going on and fight back or will this obsession be the downfall of their civilization?

Precious 2 – The heart-warming sequel of Precious who is clawing to get her life back in order.  With a renewed sense of adventure she is introduced to geocaching where she spends hours wandering around the city finding caches and discovering the hidden gems of the city.  Geocaching becomes a part of a new healthy lifestyle and she loses a lot of weight on the road to becoming the star she wants to be.  A real classic tear-jerker which will renew your faith in mankind (unlike Avatar 2).

Toy Story 4 –   Bullseye the horse is getting brave and decides to wander outside to explore his surroundings.  He gets discovered by a child who has been looking for something to turn into a travel bug.  Bullseye will work perfectly and starts jumping from one cache to another meeting friends along the way.  Woody & company discover Bullseye’s predicament and start along the geocaching trail to try and rescue their friend.

For an original movie you could chronicle a boy who is picked on and always down on his luck.  Some mysterious stranger gives him a GPS and guides him to the geocaching website.  In an inspirational story, against all odds this deadbeat nobody claws his way to the top and becomes the greatest geocacher of all time.

The movie going on in our house at the moment is ‘Attack of the terrible twos’ which we have mentioned a lot on familynavigation.com.  Our twins can turn a fantastic day upside down when they decide that they are going to get upset with everything.  I have mentioned before that I am an emotional eater and I have not been doing well through these tough times.  Last night was a struggle but at least it was not my night to put the kids to bed.  I hadn’t gone out for my hike of the day so I snuck out to do some geocaching.  It was a pretty stormy night and even though I walked 5km I came up empty handed on the 2 caches I went looking for.  I called Lisa before I came home and she mentioned that she could use some Ice cream to get her mind off things.  For the first time in 4 months I had a bowl of ice cream with her as it felt like it would help with the emotions of the day.  Instead it gave me a sugar rush before bed which made it difficult for me to go to sleep (along with the feeling of guilt).  While I have to continue to work on having to feed my emotional lows, I really do hope that our twins will get over this frustrating phase soon.

  6 comments for “Geocache Diet – Day 124 – Geocaching Movies I Would Like To See

  1. huddler
    May 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    CSI used geoching in an episode. Demonstrated the geocache concept well. Have you ever told us what GPS you are using? I know that you probably don’t want to promote any specific brand. Mrs huddler took her class out geocaching and had fun. We are thinking about a GPS to add to our summer fun our kids. What are some of the features that you find important?

    • May 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      CSI episode…very cool. I also discovered that there was a thriller called ‘GPS the Movie’ a few years back which was also about geocaching. Our GPSr is the Garmin Oregon 200. This was a Costco special including topographic maps bought last year. We really like ours and even though there are fancier models we manage fine with ours. There are also less expensive models that would work fine for geocaching as well.

      Features we like for geocaching on our GPSr are: geocache specific mode. This allows information from geocaching.com to be transferred to the unit so you can go paperless. Otherwise for more challenging caches (ones you need more info than just the waypoint) you would need to print up the info sheet before you. We also like the topographic maps as it gives you road and terrain info to help you plan your route better. Again, I will not call myself an expert so I would recommend looking at online reviews including the geocaching.com forums. If you have any specific questions or would like an opinion on particular units let me know and I will see if I can give you more info. Before you buy new you may want to look at Kijiji, Craigslist, or others and see what you can find used.

  2. May 22, 2010 at 12:24 am

    A horror movie could involve Geocaching and a serial killer??
    Last summer here in the UK there was a murderer who cut up a body and dumped and arm, a leg, and a head in various places around the countryside. Some of the pieces were quite local to me.
    I decided not to go caching for a couple of weeks.

    • May 22, 2010 at 7:18 am

      Gee Thanks…This is what I will be thinking about the next time I do my next night cache. Good idea but I don’t think I will be watching that movie. Congrats on your 100th find!!!

  3. Angelcheeks
    May 21, 2010 at 7:34 am

    you can’t feel guilty about an icecream. While treats are better when you plan to have them; guilt will get you nowhere. I did the same thing with chips yesterday at teh end of a stressful day of work; but you let it go and start the next day

    • May 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

      You are correct that I cannot let a weakness bother me. I just need to find a better way to solving the days problems then by eating junk food. Getting out hiking is one way but not always possible when you have to stay with the kids.

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