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OHMIKY's cache page. One of my pasttimes these days is caching - that is using a Global Positioning System receiver (GPSr) to look for hidden packages - think of it as a kind of electronically-assisted treasure hunt.

OHMIKY's cache page

Using the handle OHMIKY (for OHio, MIchigan, and KentuckY), I currently have several caches hidden around the Highland County, Ohio area. I also have begun hiding caches in the Lexington, Kentucky area. Most of my caches are listed on geocaching.com. GC1M2NP A Lesson in Ciphers # 1 (Unknown Cache) in Missouri, United States created by TripCyclone. This cache series is designed to give you an introduction to the world of ciphers.

GC1M2NP A Lesson in Ciphers # 1 (Unknown Cache) in Missouri, United States created by TripCyclone

It will not cover every type of cipher out there, instead focusing on a small variety of different ciphers. Hopefully, you will walk away from solving this series with a new set of puzzle solving skills. And maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to go to that puzzle that's always bothered you and begin to see it with a new pair of eyes. I have designed this series such that you will not be able to solve them all in one swipe.

How you may ask? Cryptography is defined as the practice and study of hiding information. Bookmark Lists > Puzzle Solving 101 Series. The caches in this series will give you the skills to get out there and solve your local puzzle caches.

Bookmark Lists > Puzzle Solving 101 Series

"Keep up the fantastic puzzle caches....especially the ones that require alcohol consumption. " "As I approached the cache site, I laughed out loud. Very appropriate!! " GC45YP9 Coordenadas Musicais (Unknown Cache) in Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal created by teamf2. Coordenadas Musicais A música (do grego μουσική τέχνη - musiké téchne, a arte das musas) é uma forma de arte que se constitui basicamente em combinar sons e silêncio seguindo uma pré-organização ao longo do tempo.

GC45YP9 Coordenadas Musicais (Unknown Cache) in Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal created by teamf2

The music (from Greek μουσική τέχνη - musiké techne, the art of the Muses) is an art form that largely consists of combining sounds and silence following a pre-organization over time. A música pode ser considerada uma língua apresentando as suas próprias letras, frases, entoações, pontuações, poemas, prosas etc. que pode ser lida da mesma forma por pessoas em diferentes partes do mundo, embora cada um com a sua própria leitura. The music can be considered a language presenting their own letters, phrases, intonations, scores, poems, prose, etc.. that can be read the same way by people in different parts of the world, though each with their own reading.

Há evidências de que a música é conhecida e praticada desde a pré-história. A Cache N 32º 43. W 016º 47. Geocachers of the Bay Area. GC2YXEF Tools of the Trade (Unknown Cache) in Michigan, United States created by Keenan Crew. School is back in session, so it's time for another puzzle cache, right? For this one, though, I thought maybe I'd offer some assistance to fellow puzzle solvers by sharing some of the tools and tricks that I use to solve other geocaching puzzles. These tools and ideas may or may not be of any help to you, depending upon what types of puzzles you work on and whether or not you already have techniques like these (or better ones). There are already several puzzle tutorial caches out there, including an entire series in Florida and a cache in Lansing that covers most of the basics of geocache puzzle solving like viewing the HTML source, handling basic ciphers, and basic encodings like Morse and binary. So for this one I figured I'd show some tools I use to solve some of the more difficult cache puzzles.

You know the kind. The intended audience for this puzzle and the techniques it covers are those that are already somewhat familiar with basic geocache puzzle solving techniques. Text Image. Progeocaching. I'd Rather Be Caching. Introduction A puzzle cache requires the finder to solve some type of puzzle at home or in the field to determine the actual hide coordinates.

I'd Rather Be Caching

These listings usually start with a disclaimer indicating “The cache is not at the posted coordinates! “. The listed coordinates are usually within a few miles of the actual hide, but the puzzle must be solved to get the actual coordinates. GC25WQJ How Do I Solve All These &#$@! Puzzle Caches? (Unknown Cache) in Michigan, United States created by The Allen Cachers. This puzzle cache is for all those cachers out there that have been appealing to us for some assistance with all the new puzzle caches that have been popping up around Lansing.

GC25WQJ How Do I Solve All These &#$@! Puzzle Caches? (Unknown Cache) in Michigan, United States created by The Allen Cachers

More experienced puzzle cachers may find this really boring - sorry in advance. Don't expect to be able to solve a lot of four- and five-star puzzles after going through this exercize, but the two- and three-star puzzles should start to fall before you if you use some of the tools and techniques we will go through. For a much more extensive lesson on puzzle caches, I would recommend the Puzzle Solving 101 series, although you have to travel to Florida to actually find the caches (which might be a good excuse for a trip next February).