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  2. being a tb owner I feel your pain. I have not had any luck with either of the TB'S I have released both had a goal to travel rte 66 one never made it out of state the other ended up in Germany and then was logged as missing by the tb hotel owner.
  3. What's going on with Planetary Pursuit today (April 21, 2018)? The score was "reset" on the 16th, and is accruing points again this week.
  4. Leave No Trace was a general rule long before there was a website and an organization. In its original and purest form geocaching would be definitely breaking that rule. I'm glad there's an actual website and people promoting it, and that they understand and appreciate geocaching, but technically it really doesn't belong in nature. Once again, just playing devil's advocate, but there are purists out there like I mentioned in the OP that think like this.
  5. That's not true as the actual Leave No Trace principles go. They have a Geocaching section on their site, hand out plastic Geocaching cards, and get invited to Geocaching Events, so that cachers can consider ways to reduce environmental impact.
  6. Lol. It just goes to show that stuff like that isn't black and white though. I'd say geocaching brings people who would not normally go hiking and adventuring out into nature and helps them appreciate it, but I could play devil's advocate and say that hiding tuppoware containers full of paper and pens in the woods is littering. Just saying.
  7. I buy real "LOCK&LOCKS" (actual brand), but also some knock-off brands that seem to work OK. I've been ink-jet printing my Geocaching labels and taping them inside the container, so the label shows through from inside. When that label wears out, it's about time for a new container. On cool advantage of buying them from geocaching.com is the Geocaching label is integrated into the plastic of the container. It would be quite expensive to make a one-off container with a permanent label like that. If the OP is seriously trying to place the ideal container for a site, those may do well (depending on the hide style).
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  9. Leave no trace regarding what? Geocaching? Or stacking cairns? If geocachers adhered to Leave No Trace then geocaching would not exist.
  10. Just to clarify what niraD stated, you can't hide a physical stage but you can include a virtual. That would be something like finding a date on an information sign and using a number from that to point to the next stage of the cache. If it's an interesting place to take people then it might be worth thinking about doing it that way. Multis can contain a mix of physical and virtual stages.
  11. No. And what happened to Leave no trace?
  12. Thanks everyone. I will probably select another location to put the cache.
  13. I have seen some written articles which were against geocaching but the reasoning based on incorrect information.
  14. You might want to edit your Temporary Disable Listing log.. in my experience, calling the landowner names won't win you any friends or convince them that you are the kind of person they want to work with in order to make geocaching a safe hobby on their land. We had an instance where a farmer took offence at being called names by a CO and Groundspeak archived all geocaches within a mile radius of the one the landowner complained about - including many which were long-standing placements which had permission. Far better to respond in a friendly / rational manner to see if they are willing to compromise.. and if not, you should archive the cache without drama or insults.
  15. I'm not referring to people who don't want geocaches hidden on their property or public officials who may want certain geocaches removed. I'm talking about those who know what geocaches are and are against them on a fundamental level across the board for whatever reason. They don't like them, they don't want them in nature, they think they're dangerous, they don't want to see them, or any other similar reason. Anti-cachers would fall into this category. Those that know what geocaching is and deliberately take or destroy them for personal reasons. I have not met any in person but I have seen and spoken to them online. Generally I've found it's a belief that geocaches don't belong in nature and detract from the purity of the outdoors. They're very open about stealing or destroying any caches they find and don't seem to want to talk about or discuss it. I've encountered something similar with rock cairns I stack along hiking trails occasionally. I enjoy making them and I've been told people enjoy seeing them (a few times people have stopped walking to watch me make them in fact) but they never seem to last more than a day or two on one particular trail. A passerby told me that he had seen kids kicking them down before, which for some reason didn't bother me too much. I looked it up online though and saw a similar type of people to anti-cachers who don't like seeing any cairn in nature because they go into nature to get away from civilization and cairns are a reminder that other people had been there (a mode of thinking I can understand partially which is why I'm mindful of where I make them now.) Have you met, spoken to, or seen online any people like this? People who know what geocaching is and flat out hate what it is and do not think it should exist? Is there any way to change their minds? What do you say to people like this?
  16. Perhaps it's a bit late now but I think a better approach would have been: 1. temp disable the cache immediately with a simple comment along the lines of: 2. write back to the "loser" telling them that you've disabled it in order to prevent anyone else looking for it, and ask them if there's anything you could do to make it acceptable to them, if it genuinely is health and safety that they're worried about then they might be happy with it being moved a short distance from the "danger spot". 3. If they still want it removing, then remove it, and archive it without making any rude/unhelpful remarks, which would then leave the door potentially open for dialog and opening the area back up in the future. I would still advise the OP to remove the text in the archive log, and just change it to a plain "archived due to access issues" as the "loser" might not have seen it yet and the situation might be recoverable...
  17. Interesting speculations, but not the answer: I'll add that 'what the Romans did for cachers' is UK specific and a tangible thing rather than an idea ... and it's BAD ...
  18. Ja widzę ją w statystykach. Podejrzewam, ze ponieważ jest to skrytka premium trzeba mieć konto premium i zalogować się do geocaching.pl, aby to zobaczyć
  19. You can make your own. It should have "Official Geocache" on it someplace (you can make or buy stickers or other identifying stuff). The containers from geocaching.com have all that in place already, but it's easy to make your own as well. For some of our hides, it HAS to be our own container - they are very customized.
  20. You can use most any container. As you find caches, make a note of what seems to endure, and what does not, and use what works well.
  21. Think maybe it's one of those if I can't nobody can things from a sore sport?
  22. If someone is watching we go over and talk to them and tell them exactly what we are doing. This is especially useful when caching near private private property. It also has a side benefit of keeping the cache from being muggled.
  23. When I'm asked about 'coattail' logging on any of my hides or puzzles, I ask one question. "Did you have fun!". If you did, then please log them with my compliments. I put them out for people to enjoy with no expectation the EVERYONE will be able to solve them or retrieve them.
  24. Like everyone else said, it is ultimately their land and if they are concerned with the safety of the park visitors then they have every right to ask you to move or remove it, a request you should honor. That being said, I personally would have spoken to a park ranger or sent a letter to whom it may concern at the park stating why you believe it should stay. Begin by reassuring them that if it is the park owner's wishes you will remove it, but respectfully plead your case. Inform them that your geocache has a disclaimer advising cachers that they take on any responsibility if they choose to attempt your geocache (or assure the park you will add this if it isn't already there and it is allowed to remain) as well as the difficulty and terrain ratings on the cache page adequately detailing the cache. I would also emphasize the fact that it has been there for 8 years and as such has become a part of the park itself, possibly being a destination spot for cachers and potentially even increasing tourism for the park (you could cite historic caches such as The Spot and how many people have visited and love that geocache.) Basically, plead your case respectfully but assure them they have the final decision. They should at least hear your side of the story. You must also be careful of how you interact with them, though, like other cachers said. You represent us all as a community when you speak to these people. You have the power to make geocaching very positive in the eyes of these people, or very detrimental. Please try to keep geocaching as a whole in mind when you are in situations like this.
  25. If there is a compelling reason to put it there and it wouldn't interfere with the other cache then you could ask your reviewer for a variance. Although a variance isn't often granted, on occasion they are.
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