Has anyone ever read or does anyone currently subscribe to FTF Geocacher Magazine?
I am curious to see what is in it and if it is a good read. I don’t see what there can be to read in a paper magazine that isn’t available in dozens of places on the internet like this website, geocaching.com or Facebook groups. I would imagine that any current issues would be old news and any caches discussed could be archived or gone by press time. I do think it would be a good place to discuss people and places to cache but other than that everything else has been hashed over hundreds of times in forums and other sites. Talking about a cacher’s numbers or years of caching is irrelevant as the numbers are based on how much time a person has to commit to geocaching and longevity (once you have found a few hundred) does not make any difference for the most part either. I find it hard to come up with stuff to talk about in the podcast and on here at times but publishing a magazine seems difficult to come up with new stuff every two months.
I am not a hardcore geocacher that spends everyday online or out finding caches like some people and as much as I enjoy geocaching, a magazine seems a little much for me. I have no problem with it at all and I wish them well, it has been around for a while and I think it was out of print for a while but in today’s world of instant information, printed media seems to be “old fashioned” to me. This is just my opinion and I realize some people would love it.
How about you, what are your thoughts on it.