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  1. LOL, Very good question indeed. I didn't think to ask that.
  2. I agree with about the ALR for this cache hider. If he's requiring specific logs, according to the rules it should be Mystery cache. Also, as a cache owner, and a newbie, I and my wife REALLY enjoy longer posts. It means a lot to us, especially when they include feedback, both the positive and the negative. It lets us know what we're doing right(Great camo, love the fresh ideas, thanks for getting me back into caching, etc), and what we're doing wrong(MIS you usually have good coordinates but these sucked, your magnets broke, Your camo broke). IF we just got XNSL, or TFTC all of the time, we would have stopped hiding after our first cache. Different strokes for different folks.
  3. I'd just keep the name of the cache, and the Waypoint code out of it, then you'd be best off. IMHO
  4. Made this one for a friend who wanted something to blend in with a wooded area
  5. oh, the printing is because you can get wet location, and dry location. wet location ones come with a foam seal that helps keep out the moisture. it's more expensive, but necessary almost all over this state. If you actually LOOKED at it, you can see it doesn't resemble any electrical equipment. That and the fact that it freely moves when given a push or a pull. Also I haven't painted them, so they REALLY stand out against the brown background, but still people ignore it, go figure.
  6. Its a gang box extension. I took it, and added the cover plate. Works great for caching, because most people don't notice its impracticality unless they know or have done any electrical work. My friend who is an electrician laughed so hard when he saw it. But hundreds of people walk by ours every day without even noticing it. I've seen people standing right beside it, never giving it a second glance.
  7. Our urban style, ver 2.2 Although not as impressive as many of the cache containers listed here, this style seems to be very well liked by the cachers that have found it. Either that, or they were just being nice because we're newbies to the game. I didn't realize until someone tried to do it, but it can hold coins and small TBs. Our version 1.0 was problematic at first, until I figured out the right type of glues/epoxies to get desired effect+strength. The newer version takes quite a bit more abuse, and is much more weather tolerant. I have 4 other CCCs that I will post once they have been found a bit. Don't want to spoil anything. Since this style is well known by locals to be one of our common urban cammo jobs, I don't mind posting it now.
  8. If I thought people would buy it I would do it. LOL I'd actually put it in a container with a little bit of airflow, otherwise you end up with a bunch of mold growing as well. Which works for some people. But some arent' keen on the idea of touching a moldy cache. LOL
  9. Ever had your phone ring while trying that? Was going to mention that parking sign dismantling, but I figured someone else would.
  10. So, the question in my mind is, does this friend geocache now?
  11. Yes... If you are in Canada get a GPS. LOL
  12. Urban was a poor word choice... "lots of man made stuff to key on" is more accurate but more words to type. I just added a note with the map to the page. The marker doesn't copy over but it's on my screen. Remember this is for part one of the multi, not the final since all I have are the coordinates to the first stage. I know lots Orienteers in Washington that can read this photo, but as far as I know they are not geocachers. cascade orienteering club has a course set up throughout NSP
  13. No waypoint? Give us map readers a chance at it... in the meantime here are the directions to your archived one.... so I'm not giving away any deep secrets. Sometimes things look different once I get there, and I'm forced to change my attack method but here is how I would expect this one to go. Go to the SW corner of the parking lot. (BTW my photo shows the lines so I could pick my parking spot ahead of time) Take the short pathway west.. looks like it is probably paved, about 50 feet or so to a corner and turn south on that pathway.. probably also paved. Don't go SW as that curves around to a large circular field divided into quarters.. three for baseball and the other is just grass. .. or maybe it is an old missile site The fields were mowed just before the photo was taken. Baseball fields were mowed from SW to NE but the other one was mowed SE to NW. Cross a narrow trail and continue to a wider dirt trail heading west. You will have passed 4 larger trees and other brush along the way. Take that trail west about 90 meters to a faint trace heading SE and follow it 30 meters to something small and white. Could be a rock or a chunk of concrete.. whatever, I'll recognize it when I get there. It's not more than a couple feet across. The cache is about 15 steps to the NE of that spot near the second big tree as you come southeast from the E to W trail... I'll grant this one is basically urban rather than woodland, but the natural features are clearly visible and the trails would not be necessary for finding the cache. Wouldn't expect many muggles since the photo was taken about 4PM and the lot is empty. LOL wow, I just noticed this. Uhm, I'd love to have you give a local geocacher nothing but an aerial photo, and those directions. BTW this cache was definitely not urban. The park is extremely overgrown, almost all photos are pretty useless in NSP. I would love to see someone trying though. If you find someone willing to, let me know. I'll meet up with them. I can even place a cache at that old cache site.
  14. We had a number of issues with our first urban cache. The magnets kept breaking the bonds of the glues. Tried: Superglue - what a joke Epoxy - Nice, except the extreme cold made it brittle - cracked, and magnet broke free Gorilla Glue - Good, but wasn't strong enough. back to drawing board. Decided to give the magnet a base. So I cut some wood to become a backing for the magnet, to give it support and more of a surface. Glued container, to wood with Gorilla Glue, glued magnet to wood with gorilla glue, sealed entire area with epoxy. Woo! Success! Basically, what it comes down to is three things. Materials to be glued, Surface area, and stresses required to endure. The final container has become our new standard for our future urban caches. But what works for us may not work for you.
  15. The bulk of the DNFs and Delayed Finds, on our last multi "A Walk in the Park - NSP (Final) (GC17QA6)"came from this container. So I guess that means it worked. Of course, now I have to make a few of these style for some other cachers. lol I'm currently working on a version that stores a small locknlock. I'll try to post pics when I'm done.
  16. Just wanted to say it's very encouraging to see the attitude and help of you guys. =)
  17. going back to the original topic. Speaking as someone with experience in placing a poor cache that had to be archived way too soon... I would urge you to find more caches, before making a hide. I have only been caching a short while as well. Believe me, the extra experience from locating different finds will greatly increase your chances for having a successful hide, as well as educate you as to how to avoid some of the problems you'll find with caches you manage to locate. But that's just my $0.02 worth.
  18. Here are the soft coords to my house. I mean, it's only off by a little bit. N 50° 39.636 E 149° 51.935
  19. Well, you could always come up and try to find my caches with google maps. After you swim out of the lake, that's not on the map, tell me how that worked out for you.
  20. Just wanted to add a few notes about this. When I used to teach a class on network security, part of the class field trip was to go out wardriving. This was of course well before it was popular, back in the early netstumbler days. I had warned my students that anyone who was so inclined, could set up a honeypot. So do use caution, many "hackers" have set up these "unsecured" networks, only to enable promiscuous mode on their system and capture everything from a foreign MAC address. If you use a system that is not your own, you run the risk of falling victim to this type of attack. I'm amazed as what people will send over an unsecured network. If you do decide to use these, you do so at your own risk. The odds are extremely unlikely that this would happen to you. When I open up my network, it is set up to capture all foreign MAC traffic and store it to my fileserver.
  21. Sounds great, thanks for the extra support!
  22. I'll have to agree I am a bit leery about those as well.
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