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  1. I admit I am a newbie. I have been caching for a little more than a year. Since I live in the desert, I have found some interesting and subtle caches. Some are nearly 10 years old, others are relatively new.


    I like to plan my finds ahead of time. I look for a cache, see how hold it is, and then look at the last time the CO has logged in. If it is an old cache and a CO who has been absent for a couple of years, I go prepared with a new container, swag and log sheet.


    What troubles me is the "crap", for lack of a better term, that past finders have left behind. CO2 cartridges, bandaids, shotgun shells, ketchup packets, dead batteries. My God, I could go on. My question is, why? If you have nothing, leave nothing. There is no law saying you have to leave anything. Don't dig through your car until you find something.


    I have some suggestions for cheap and easy swag to carry around. Guitar picks, our local guitar store has guitar picks with Jimi Hendrix, or the Doors. They are cheap and easy to store. Polished rocks, buy some in bulk and hand paint your own logo on them. Again, they are cheap and easy to store in any car. Inspirational cards. You can buy these at most Christian bookstores very cheap. They bring happiness and are easy to haul around. Pokerchips. Just like polished rocks, you can take a pokerchip and paint a unique logo on it for others to find.


    Swag doesn't have to be expensive. But it needs to be meaningful.


    Thank you for letting me vent my spleen


    Your venting is noted and I agree with you! I have several caches and I always try to keep children in mind when I purchase swag. I have found the best swag (and least expensive) is party favor's. I like to go to party stores and buy yoyo's or small playing cards or action figures,or mini cars and they are generally very inexpensive. For FTF's I might put something a little more desirable, but that is only one item. I also keep this type of swag in my cache pack to exchange or just fill up poorly stocked caches. It doesn't have to be expensive and it's more fun for the next cacher to find. I am amazed at some of the garbage people throw in caches. I have a couple of a caches close to a golf course and I always seem to be removing old golf balls, cacher's have found on their hike in, as swag. I have requested that they refrain from placing in my cache, I'd rather they leave nothing than discarded items they found along the trail. My only exception would be fossils. Anyway, that's my 2cents! Happy Caching!

  2. I'm the owner of an Alien geocoin.

    It's been on it's travels for over a year.

    It was picked up by Icwl Shpwnkey on the 13th of June.

    I sent a polite email asking when he would be moving the coin on.This was ignored.I've emailed twice further since then.These mails were also ignored.


    What's to do next?


    I don't want to lose the coin and this guy lives over 200 miles away so going to pick it up it not an option.


    Any suggestions please?






    I wouldn't give up too soon! I have had a few of my geocoins go missing after only the 1st cache they were placed in! But I have also had some re-surface, one after a year of being out of circulation! I'd give them more time, and if possible, try to watch and see if the person holding your geocoin might have logged a cache with another cacher. If so, appeal to their fellow cacher to see if they might persuade them to move your coin along. Other than that, there are not to many other avenues. Good Luck!

  3. Hello fellow geocachers. I have a project where we need to send out geocoins to all the corners of the world. 50+ geocoins are ready to be sendt out. Is the some kind people who can help me deployng a coin in there home city. Please send me an email with your home coordinates and and geocaching nick to my email stale@savalen.no. If your location is choosen, I will contact you for your mailadress and I will send you the coin.


    I will gladly help you to distribute your coins! Sent you an email!

  4. Why does it have to be embedded rather than simply linked to?


    I agree. If it's part of the puzzle then one of the steps could involve discovering the link hidden somewhere on the cache page. Embedding an audio file would mean that would get played every time the cache page loaded. For those that might be looking at cache pages while at work :rolleyes: that could be embarrassing if you forget to turn your speakers off.


    The wav sound would have had nothing to do with solving the puzzle...it was only going be on there for a "whimsical" factor...that was all. It isn't needed for finding the solution. So since it's not possible, that's fine, the puzzle cache page will be fine without it.

  5. I was only asking because of a new puzzle cache I am presently working on "Does a Gnome Fart in the Forest?" I just wanted a little "Fart" wav imbeded in the page. So now that I know that it is not possible I will just have an animated Gnome farting. Thanks for the input!

    I hate to be the one to give you the bad news, but you'll have to host your animated gnome elsewhere and link it, too. (you can make it show on the page.)

    On the contrary...my animated embeded "Gnome, elf, dwarf, leprechaun",HTML code, is working just fine! :laughing:

  6. I was only asking because of a new puzzle cache I am presently working on "Does a Gnome Fart in the Forest?" I just wanted a little "Fart" wav imbeded in the page. So now that I know that it is not possible I will just have an animated Gnome farting. Thanks for the input!

  7. okay...this is interesting!

    3 jeeps that have been out of commission for 5 to 6 years that were held by the same person who had the ones that were recently sold on ebay, have now been "Picked it up for the Jeep Recovery Project." Were these sold or what?

    The jeeps in question are: TB138QA, TB13600, TB1307F

    anyone know what's going on?

  8. Once again, he has posted another jeep on ebay - He is making a killing on these;


    item #221115323094


    The White Jeep TB that was sold is #TBM5E2

    the Green Jeep is TB13455

  9. When i click on 'bigger map' i can scroll in and out and see all the geocaches, but if i click on one of the caches to find out more about it then all that happens is the map gets bigger, why?

    I occasionally have the same problem (using Firefox). Hoovering over the icon doesn't generate a "tool tip" and single clicking on the icon doesn't bring up the information box. If I zoom in or out one level, that usually solves the problem. After a while, if I zoom back to the original magnification, everything seems to work well again.

    Well I am finding that "Maps" isn't working AT ALL! I just get a big white screen!

  10. I see he now has a white jeep posted for sale... I looked into reporting the item, but the only violation that this fits in their given choices would be selling stolen property and apparently you have to be a law enforcement officer to report stolen property on eBay....


    I reported it a couple times on Ebay. I reported it as a "fraudulent" sale as the item did not belong to him and he had no right to profit from it!

    It obviously made no difference to "the powers that be" at Ebay! They are only interested in collecting their fees!

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