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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.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Pigeon Party said:

    Basically, can you do it? if it's already 'dead' surely that's alright? I can't be bothered trying to get in contact with land owner(s). I know I probably should... I think it's just the fear of rejection or being laughed at. Surely 1 little nail won't be frowned upon.


    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.

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  3. I found this shotgun shell pushed into a drilled out hole.  If it was placed with the hole down I would have taken a lot longer to find it, noticed the metallic striker fairly quick though. 

    Under a tree, in a field in a huge park.  Plenty of muggles around. 


    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.

  4. 50 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

    What you'll very quickly find about geocaching is that of the hundreds or thousands you find, you'll always end up with a handful of gems that make it all worthwhile. We don't necessarily go geocaching for the amazing experience of every single geocache, but we look forward to those unexpected times when we stumble upon a wonderful, a beautiful location, a friendly fellow cacher, or a unique personal experience.  We cache for those moments, not every single smiley (at least most of us do after a while, I think ;) )

    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.

  5. 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.

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  6. Hi kunarion,


    Stick it on the inside of the container so that the label shows through the lid or the side.

    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!


  7. 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.


  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

    If you think it won't be messed with by muggles, then maybe a small birdhouse hung from a tree branch with a container inside the house to hold the logsheet.

    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.

    Also, I've seen an "apple" in a pine tree (a pineapple!). Or "acorn" in some non-oak.

    My first cache was a cloth leaf covered photo canister with googly eyes on the lid and a hook to hang on a branch. It got 28 favorites before the tree was cut down.

    A more subtle version of this is the wrong kind of cone in a conifer tree. For example, a fir cone in a pine tree, or a spruce cone in a redwood tree.

    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.

  13. 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.


  14. 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.



  15. 2 hours ago, L0ne.R said:

    What's the D rating? Is the owner active anymore? 

    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 (???)




    DNF (a few minutes after FTF)






    Found it







    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.

  16. On 4/18/2018 at 10:31 AM, kunarion said:

    This is a real effect.  Once a cache develops some DNFs, more DNFs can follow, especially on "easy" caches, since the hunters have a reduced expectation to find it. I have used this to make one or two of my own caches a little more... fun. B)

    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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