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  1. There's an CO near me who is known for hiding very difficult caches (along with some easy ones of course) that require a lot of searching. Many of the CO's caches have 4+ DNFs in a row, but then someone will find it. So no, there is no amount of DNFs needed for a cache to be archived.
  2. I only own two caches. I would be fine with that.
  3. First of all, always ask for permission when hiding caches on private property. As cerberus1 said, this raises the question: Did you get permission for any of your other caches? To answer your original question: No, don't put a nail into a tree. That could be considered as defacing property. Not to mention that you don't have permission to hide a cache there! If you get permission, you can always use a sturdy cord to tie the cache around the tree. L0ne.R provided an excellent example of this.
  4. Thanks for the suggestion. I've been looking to hide another cache, and I might use this idea. It's a park that has many large trees. If I hide a cache like that there, it'll definitely be tricky. Nice to always have some unique caches.
  5. Definitely. Most of the caches near me are just LPCs or magnetic nanos. However, what makes geocaching fun is that handful of gems. For example, I recently found a cache that was camouflaged extremely well among a lot of ivy plants. It took me a few minutes to find, and was definitely an interesting find.
  6. The lid of the container is flat, so I'll first try to laminate the label and glue it to the lid. If that doesn't work, I'll try the Avery labels. Thanks for your help!
  7. From the perspective of a new geocacher: Geoaching isn't just about swag, trackables, cool containers, fancy logbooks, etc. (In fact, I've yet to trade swag or drop/grab a trackable). It's about the places that it takes you. I have found several LPCs and magetic nanos on street signs. They aren't really "role model geocaches" IMO. I have hidden one cache. I tried to place it in an area that had some historical significance (in this case, a park in a historic neighborhood) and make it a bit interesting - not just an LPC or a magnetic nano. What is the point of placing an LPC? What's the point of trying to find geocaches just for numbers? In my opinion, the point of geocaching isn't just the container - it's the cache location. Geocaching is supposed to bring us to interesting places. Not Walmart parking lots. The more interesting caches we hide, the more people will think Geocaching is an interesting hobby.
  8. Hi kunarion, The container is not completely transparent. It is translucent, so you will be able to see the contents. However, it's not transparent enough to see specific details clearly, such as letters. The lid is completely opaque. Thanks for responding!
  9. Hi, I am planning on hiding a small or regular size cache soon. Since the cache container (a clear plastic container) will be of a good size, I want to affix the "Official Geocache" label to it. At first, I decided to print out a large sized label with "Official Geocache" on it, and use clear tape to attach the label to the container. However, I am concerned that clear tape may not stick to the plastic container well after being exposed to water when it rains. Any suggestions for a reliable way to attach the label to the container would be appreciated. Thanks.
  10. I always read the description. Sometimes the CO will include an area for parking that is better than the parking area mentioned on Google Maps. Other times, there will be a description of the history of the area.
  11. This experience was when I was hiding a geocache, not finding one. I was walking along the sidewalk that separates a residential street from the park. It's a pretty quiet neighborhood, which is why I was surprised when I heard a car pull up and stop next to where I was walking. I continued to walk along the sidewalk toward the park. I hid the geocache. As I'm walking back to the car, someone says "Excuse me". At first I thought they were going to ask me what I'm doing walking around a park with a container in my hand. But instead, they ask me for directions to a nearby store. I tell them how to get there, and walk back the the car. That's the only experience I've had with a muggle while caching.
  12. I replaced the cache today. I decided to hide the cache in a tree. You can walk around the tree a hundred times without knowing there's a cache there. I won't say exactly how it's hidden, as someone might see the hint in a post and find it immediately. I did use one of the suggestions that was mentioned in this topic by a member. Thanks for the help everyone! Hopefully this cache will last for a long time.
  13. I've created a container that I'm sure will be interesting to find. I should be re-enabling the listing and hiding the container again within the next few days.
  14. The only issue is that this park has no evergreen trees. However, I could probably hide a well-camouflaged lock-n-lock in one of the large maple or sycamore trees in the park. I could easily place one 6 - 8 feet up in the tree. Thanks for your help! I'll probably be enabling the cache and replacing the container soon, so all of these ideas will come in handy.
  15. Thanks kunarion. The reason I'm using a micro is because there is no place in the park to hide a well-hidden cache larger than a micro. (Of course, if you have any suggestions on how to hide a cache larger than a micro in a park like this, that would be great.) The park is small, being less than an acre in size. It is also in the middle of a neighborhood close to downtown. The park is rather open, with a few trees. Attaching a micro to a tree with low-growing branches seems to me to be the best idea. Muggles in the park tend to go directly across the park, so I've decided to hide it off the main path and in an area where muggles rarely go. After having the original cache go missing, I've decided that this time it must be extremely well hidden so it will last for years. In case you would like to see the park on google maps, it's called Fletcher Park, 1429 E Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201.
  16. Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Unfortunately, the park has many muggles that use it as a short cut to a factory building across the street. The birdhouse will probably be stolen. I like this idea. I'll probably attach something to a tree that blends in well. There are no conifers or evergreens in the park, so I'll probably just attach a micro covered with fake leaves to a tree , or I'll attach it to one of the sculptures in the park.
  17. Hi, I own a geocache in an urban area in a very small park. Recently, it disappeared from its location, and I temporarily disabled the listing. The park has several trees perfect for hiding geocaches in, but I was looking for any suggestions for a micro container that is not the ordinary bison tube attached to a bush. Something that geocachers will remember, unlike the many LPCs that are near my geocache. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
  18. If the land owner wants you to remove the cache, remove it and thank the land owner for allowing you to place the cache for that period of time. Simple.
  19. Thanks everyone. I will probably select another location to put the cache.
  20. Hi, Is it possible for me to hide a stage of a multi cache within 528ft of another geocache? There's a really interesting place I'd like to hide a stage of a multi cache in, but I'm wondering if it's okay to hide it there because it's within 0.1 miles of another cache. This would most likely not be the first stage of the multi cache. Probably the 2nd or final stage. Thanks.
  21. The owner is active, and owns over 400 caches. D rating is 3. Here's the log. Ones at the top are the oldest. Found (???) Published DNF FTF DNF (a few minutes after FTF) DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF Found it DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF I think I might try finding this cache. There are tons of places where it could be hidden, and it's a micro with no hint. I may ask the owner to verify it's still there before going to find it.
  22. I have seen this at a cache not too far from me. It has been found three times since 2015. It's in an urban area near a lot of other caches. There are 12 DNFs. 5 DNFs since the last find, and 7 DNFs between the three other finds. I have a feeling the cache is still there, but it just harder to find.
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