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Manville Possum

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  1. 1 hour ago, dastoryteller said:

    Not only this, but the muggle placed the original, tupperware container inside of the ammo can, included a knife and bullets in the cache, and left a slightly rude note. How do I get this cache back to its original owner?


    It could be two different geocaches from the same park. Without the owners information, I'd just keep it or donate it.

  2. 20 minutes ago, garyo1954 said:

    Yeah, there was a time when carrying a knife wouldn't raise an eyebrow, but you never know what people are thinking, who you're going to offend, or how they are going to perceive your intent.


    I guess that depends on where you reside. B)

  3. 1 hour ago, garyo1954 said:

    Definitely thinking of getting a hiking stick. Just up the road a woman killed a couple of copperheads a week or so ago. I can see where going where few travel could make a stick a good investment.



    I'd never consider killing a snake because I encroached upon it's home. :( A hiking staff for geocaching is used for locating tupperware or ammo cans by the sound when poked.

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  4. 25 minutes ago, garyo1954 said:

    Maybe I should have said what do you take that is most useful?

    For example one blog I was reading the guy took a single chopstick for poking and prodding.



    Boots and a 60 inch hiking staff for poking and prodding, but I cache in snake country. :)

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  5. 16 minutes ago, coachstahly said:

    I see that as a different issue though.  That's not PMO related, but rather the advent of what Lone.R likes to call the PT mentality, which draws both basic and premium members. .


    Actually, I don't recall seeing basic members with the PT mentality. You made a good point. :) I'm just not seeing new players joining in my area, not ones that last anyway. ;)

  6. 31 minutes ago, coachstahly said:

     As mentioned on various threads, the game has changed from its roots (affiliated with hiking and getting outdoors) and evolved into something more nebulous, with urban caching and smart phones being at the forefront of what new cachers are introduced to.

    You're correct in your assertion that less types of these caches mean it's less likely that newer cachers will encounter them.  However, that doesn't mean that cachers are going to place hides like that, just because they're out there.  What about those cachers who DON'T like to hike but find them in a group outing?  


    The group cachers around here travel in a pack and post canned logs. That was just another turn off seeing a canned find about how they replaced the log and containers along their trips, and the fact that it was my EarthCache made it worse. That cache type was the first that I archived. :)

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  7. 16 minutes ago, arisoft said:

    Now I fully understand why there was so small number of visitors. I think that you never expected great popularity.


    I chose quality over quantity and brought people to interesting locations that they would normally not know about otherwise. I still have an awesome Wherigo in a State Park, but it gets few actual visits too. 

  8. 2 hours ago, coachstahly said:

     I'm just fortunate enough to live in an area that has thousands of caches to choose from, and basic members have lots of opportunities without very many limits available to them, without having to revert to a premium membership to be able to find more caches.


    Take a look at Kingsport, Tennessee. I'm just across the State line in Virginia. Let me know what you think. The best of the best are PMO, and I know that from finding many of them. Best locations, most interesting, boat access only, ect. 

  9. 15 minutes ago, arisoft said:

    If I understand you correctly you archived your premium caches because they were too easy to maintain due to small number of visitors per year? I can not follow your reasoning that lead to this result. Maybe you could explain it more detail.


    I removed the PMO status to allow more people access, but many of my listings were 5/5 DT rated in remote locations and just no longer being attempted.

    I'm just no longer interested in being a cache owner, so I removed them from the site and picked up the containers. That is the example I set, as a responsible geocacher and not just follow the normal and leave my junk for others to deal with in the future. 

    But please consider that 9-10 years ago I was a very avid and active geocacher placing my version of history caches in historic locations and working with State Parks in the area with their geocaching policies and programs to promote this game. B) 

  10. Let me clarify, I meant PMO excludes non-paying members from joining the game to seek PMO caches, and when I removed my listings from PMO status I saw an influx of more new players that were basic members. 

    My belief is with more PMO listings there is less to offer for basic members and makes the game less attractive. Just my view as a former cache owner that supported the game with PMO listings in the hundreds. 

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  11. 1 hour ago, Viajero Perdido said:

    I don't care what the spirit of geocaching was meant to be.


    PMO is effective at excluding non paying members from joining the game, and I believe it helped in the decline in my area. Finds did pick up when I removed mine from PMO status.

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  12. 21 minutes ago, aer72 said:

    might help though.


    It does seem to be worse now after the app, but I don't see anything that could help. I sure enjoyed buying and collecting geocoins, but I quit placing them in caches after losing several. I feel so cheated now finding those laminated proxies. 

  13. 19 hours ago, cerberus1 said:

    Unknown to him, one cache maggot we caught with an ammo can on the trail also had a cacher as his landlord.  When he wanted to move with his mommy, the "landlord" had to keep his calm in the walk-through, as in the basement were numerous bookcases and storage racks of containers (ammo cans mostly),  and rows of trackables.  Christmas tube-lights on shelves, and some had candles in front and pictures of cachers from the site behind them.

    This guy was a freak !  I don't believe he's in my state any longer...


    A shrine to the God of muggles? :o Now I'm wondering about the kid in my area that hoards every trackable dropped in a cache. :)

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