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  1. I was GeoCaching out of state yesterday and the description of the container was "NANO". Can anyone tell me what that is?? I dnf it and I am curious in case I come across this again.

     

    Thank you

    Most of the Nano containers I've seen are magnetic and are about the size of a pencil eraser. They have a tiny scrolled up log book inside. Sometimes, it's easiest to bring tweezers to replace the log book once you've unravelled the log. These containers are often hard to locate so since you're new at this, this may be a hard one to find when you're starting out. I'd try to look for small or regular sized caches to start. Have fun!

  2. Wow! A cache within walking distance of your house! That's a great way to get started. When I first started there were two in my town, and not walking distance. Have fun. I geocache with my kids and they (usually) enjoy it.

  3. Thanks for Clearing it up for me. That kind of cache sounds cool I might want to hide on of them. :ph34r:

    Patty556

    Great!

     

    I've seen locked ammo cans where you have numbers to solve the combination. I've seen them with the key hidden nearby, and I've seen a lock that instead of numbers, it was letters so a word solved the combination. It was a 5-stage multi cache, and each stage gave you the coordinates to the next stage and a letter for a 5 letter word that opened the lock. All were fun caches!

  4. Kid friendly to means that the trails are nice. Fore example, if the trails are very rocky or have a lot of roots many kids trip over that stuff. I think kids aren't designed to watch their step because there's too much else to look for. Now, I've brought my kids on plenty of trails like that, I just don't know if I'd put a kid friendly attribute on the cache if that was the case. I've also been down plenty of trails that are fairly even terrain and have hills. Perhaps the trail was an old fire road or something, so it's wide and reasonably free of "trip" hazards.

     

    Another thing to consider if you use the kid friendly attribute is that some might be pushing strollers through.

     

    I agree that kid friendly should mean that there's some interesting features along the way like a big rock, a cool bridge or boardwalk, a playground or birdhouses (anything really).

  5. I'm sure this has been beaten to death, but I wish to add my input.

    I recently made a trip to D.C. Most all caches there are virtuals. I am now a firm believer that virtuals should be brought back to Geocaching.

     

    I know that Waymarking was suppose to be the new place for virtuals and locationless, and I am all for leaveing locationless out of this site, but Virtuals have value as Geocaches. I had a cache that was moved over to Waymarking and I'm not really sure it fit into any category, but once ownership was removed and switched over to group management I wanted nothing to do with Waymarking.

     

    I wish to own my caches and own my finds. To take pride in them. Locationless do not take you to a place, they are more like a collection of things you come across, but Geocaches and virtuals do. The whole idea is that you use your GPS technology to lead you to a coordinate. Where it takes you and what it shows you is where quality caching comes in. I could care less if there is junk at the end or not, but I do care if it provides some value. The virtuals I experienced in DC did that. Waymarking never has.

     

    Sorry, nice try on the new site. Maybe others will use it, but I for one would like Virtuals returned.

    I'm excited that D.C. is what prompted this post. I'm going to D.C. in August and I hope to find many of the virtuals while there. I enjoy virtuals myself. Many have taught me very interesting history lessons, and have stopped me and prompted me to read over monuments and such that I would have otherwise just glanced at.

  6. Right. Muggles is a word from the Harry Potter books. A muggle in the books meant a person not part of the magical community.

     

    In geocaching, a muggle is anyone you encounter while geocaching whos not part of the the "magical" geocaching community. When a muggle is near, you usually suspend your search because your "abnormal" behavoir of searching through bushes and under rocks may be suspicious to a muggles eyes.

  7. I agree with everyone. Wait at least a couple of days because the people may be on vacation and away from the internet. If you see them logging caches past the date you found the TB's and not the TB, then go ahead and grab it. Sometimes people just forget. Here's a link to the main page of GC that tells you all you want to know about trackable items:

     

    trackable items

  8. You probably mean travel bug.

     

    Here's a link to GC's front page, where you'd click on trackable items to get more information. Some people buy items that have trackable numbers and then they can give their item a mission. Other geocachers will move the travel bug around for you. There's also geo-coins that can do the same thing.

     

    trackable items

  9. We have a local hider who likes to hide a "fake" cache in a real obvious place near the real cache. It's nothing fancy. Just a small container, so you do a happy dance thinking you found the cache, then open it to find a note saying "No-not this one!". It makes me laugh every time.

  10. I often geocache with my kids. It's a great family activity and while it may be possible to see some of the items you mentioned, I see it as more of a rare occurance. I've never seen needles, although a couple of times I've seen condoms, especially where parking is off in the woods a bit. I don't think my kids even noticed it, and while I noticed, I just made sure to steer clear of the area.

     

    Once I took them to an urban style cache, and got back in the car and left without searching because of all the trash.

     

    Mostly, though, I've been able to show my children amazing things outside like beautiful waterfalls, beaches I never knew of, beautiful nature preserves, many species of birds and butterflies, and other wildlife. I see it as a great way to spend some quality time together!

  11. I thought this was a new L.P.S. thread. Last Post Standing. Wait until AV sees it.

     

    As far as LPC---they're ok. I've only found a few thus far (and hid one after a trip to Florida and at the time thought it was a unique idea). They're not that common around here, so once in a while it's nice to just get a quick and easy one.

  12. I recently learned that there was a forest fire near on of my caches called Alternate Parking. Luckily, it was in a big clearing, so the whole forest didn't go up. The place where my cache is hidden is about 50 feet from the fire. I was out there recently and could still see the evidence of the fire, although the Boy Scouts did a good job clearing it.

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