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simpjkee

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  1. When I hike I use my 3 Liter Camelbak and carry other stuff in my cargo pants. If I'm caching around the city, I carry a little zipper bag kinda like those zippered bags that businesses use to take money to the bank.
  2. I've place 3 new caches in the last 2 months. 2 are ammo cans. 1 is a decon container. I replaced one of my caches in the last two months. I used a small Otter Box. Have not had any finders nor have I checked on it since so I don't know how its holding up so far, but I'm sure it is fine.
  3. Found it! MichelleB108 Figured it out by listening to her interview on podcacher.
  4. Seeing as though a feature such as this one was never implemented back then (and still isn't), I imagine Jeremy posted something like 'there are no leaderboards in geocaching so mind your own logging practices and who cares if others want to log events multiple times', right? You gotta link to the post of his views?
  5. I can't think of any reason why this should not be implemented....or at least a warning to users that they are logging a found or attended on a cache they already logged a found or attended.
  6. If you were to do the E.T. highway it would take you and extra 2 hours if you spent 5 seconds on each cache writing the date. I write the date in most caches with the exception of nanos, Also when I did route 66 I signed each cache with just an "R" to save time. yeah, so? If you're strapped for time, why do you try to do so many caches? Well, for one that would be 2 hours less of burning gas so assuming someone is going to do the E.T. highway would you want them to do it as quick as possible to minimize emissions? I'd rather people hike the ET Powertrail to minimize emissions.
  7. Maybe I'm a newb, but in my 2 puzzle caches, I actually told cachers how to solve it on the cache page.
  8. As to what kind of picture is acceptable is really up to the cache owner. Every cache owner is different. That said, if you find one of my caches, please feel free to post any and all pictures (of the container/hide or otherwise)! I have a multicache and some people posted pics of the final location. I thought it was cool and look forward to the day that someone will try to skip the first stage and find the final based off the picture. I would get a kick out of that kind of detective work, but it still hasn't happened yet....that I know of.
  9. As to what kind of picture is acceptable is really up to the cache owner. Every cache owner is different, but there is general ettiquette on pics that people above me have already posted. That said, if you find one of my caches, please feel free to post any and all pictures (of the container/hide or otherwise)!
  10. I am able to view the comments in the geocache visits text file that Starbrand mentioned. That is the only way I have found to view the comments. I can upload the file in to the field notes page on geocaching.com, but it does not load the comments. I keep the text file open on my pc and upload it to the website at the same time while logging my finds online.
  11. If you were to do the E.T. highway it would take you and extra 2 hours if you spent 5 seconds on each cache writing the date. I write the date in most caches with the exception of nanos, Also when I did route 66 I signed each cache with just an "R" to save time. yeah, so? If you're strapped for time, why do you try to do so many caches?
  12. That used to be my preferred method, but I have since switched to tweezers. I just use my fingers to roll up the log. I've had a lot of practice rolling papers.
  13. No, I suppose writing the date is not necessary, but just do it. It's not too much to ask. Are you in such a hurry that you can't take 5 seconds to write it? I know its gunna sound crazy, but I hand write, in pen, the date and my whole username on the log of every cache I find.
  14. BINGO! Just because you and i strongly disagree, doesn't give you the right to misquote me by taking three words out of context. FTF means a lot to some. Nothing wrong with that - it's one aspect of the game. I say keep FTF meaningful by not having pre-publication finds. That reeks of unfairness. Edit: The beta-testing is commendable - it helps avoid glitches in coords, cache description, etc. But the pre-publication finder had no competition for FTF. Think of the consequences of Josh's view - if FTF matters to someone, they have much less incentive to seek out your cache when published, knowing the log already was signed by the CO's buddy. but it is meaningless. ok, what if I place a cache and someone stumbles upon it and signs the log before the reviewer gets around to publishing it. did the person not get FTF? What if my great grandpa put out a geocache 100 years ago and hundreds of people have found it. I decide to submit it on gc.com and it gets published. Is the next person to find it the FTF? I think you are confusing 2 different things. Being the first to find a geocache and being first to find a geocache after it is published on gc.com. You can claim you were first to find the cache after it was published on gc.com, but if someone found it before you (as in the op's case), you are not first to find. The first to find is the person who found it first regardless of when it was published on gc.com. To suggest that the prepublication finder was cheating or something is absolutely ludicrous.
  15. The OP is first to find. The second cacher who came along is second to find, but if he wants to claim it as a FTF for himself then he can do that even if he is wrong.
  16. If the onwer can't maintain it, they shouldn't own it. In my area, many countryside caches are far far away from anything. Then you're talking about a 2-3 hour hike in the mountains just to get to the cache, making maintaining a cache a full day trip. A few weeks ago I went for a cache that was over three hours hike from the nearest transport (a ferry that sails twice daily), and four hours hike from the nearest road. It's normal for me to have a basic cache repair kit with me. Usually not empty boxes, but at least a spare log book, some plastic bags, and I have a few self made log rolls for nanos and picos (replaced several full or near-full logs over time). I think it's very reasonable to spend three minutes cleaning up a container, instead of asking CO to spend a whole day to do just that, which is going to take a long time usually before they can schedule the trip, and in the meantime other cachers come to a cache that could have been in much better shape. Myself I own over 70 listings. Many are really remote or on high mountain peaks, and get a few visits a year (or less). I'm very happy to know that most cachers here will do some maintenance if they find something wrong with the cache that can be fixed easily. And otherwise I'll just put a maintenance visit on my to-do list, and usually get to it within a few months. A bit longer if waiting for autumn/winter to arrive. I have 5 caches that are 'out in the countryside' by your description. I am more than happy to maintain them if needed. I could have many more, but I don't know I can commit to maintaining more than that right now. I would expect someone who places a cache (in the countryside or not) to be willing to maintain their caches. It sounds like you are. Thanks for that.
  17. If the onwer can't maintain it, they shouldn't own it. Drying a log is not maintenance, it's courtesy. If you can't dry a log you shouldn't cache. I was referring to the "what if the owner lives to far away" part. Not so much the drying out the log part. However, if the log is wet, its a pretty clear indication that the cache needs some maintainence. You can dry it out, but until the owner maintains it, it will just get wet again.
  18. Underground bunker? Definite guidelines violation!
  19. I suppose it happens from time to time. The cache should be replaced as found however. You're wondering how I 'use geocaching in relation to digital literacies for learning'? I'm not sure exactly what you're asking... What are some of the practices you use? Do you think that spending time in an affinity space is beneficial to learning? An affinity space? I have no idea what you're talking about.
  20. ... and trackables logged. ...and no notes logged....or pictures
  21. Sometimes I consider changing my username, but I'm sure the username I want to change to is taken so I keep this one.
  22. I like bison tubes. I'm not a fan of anything smaller than that. The smallest cache I've found is one of those in the pic AZcachemeister posted.
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