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  1. I have a tiny trak 3 built INSIDE a Delome tripmate. Then use a Kenwood TR7400a for 2 meters. I like using a junky radio for dedicated packet. I hate the thought of using a $100+ radio with 100 channels only on 1 freq.




    My APRS page

  2. Somehow I'm not sure how....he has "regained owner ship" on these two caches and that is fine with me as long as he is an ACTIVE owner.


    But I'm a little concerned because I also got and email (i wish i didn't erase) from "him"  that was almost a threat that if I didn't release his caches back to him Minnesota is not that far away to to "hijack" my caches. I'm also concerned because I find it hard to believe that he is still and ACTIVE cache owner!!!

    MMmm.... Sounds like my son that has a toy he never plays with, but doesn't want to share it with his sister, or put it out for the garage sale. It just there and he owns it.



  3. A show of hands: Would this be counted as a find?

    My log entry before Zoejam72's:

    June 5 by TwentySeven (101 found)

    Out caching with ZoeJam72. The Whole area is flooded! I was afraisd the cache was gone, but no! Tina saw it floating in a "safe" area. If the water goes down slow enough it may just 20-30 feet away from the original hide! It may not get relocated like some river caches this year. We didn't feel like swimmng or we would have retrieved it. Zoejam72 took a picture. They will get it uploaded soon.


    My previous find of said cache:

    April 25 by TwentySeven (101 found)

    Visited this one while dropping a cache off in Walnut Grove and making a virtual cache in Sleepy Eye. Traded Bubbles for a metal Scottsman. Nice hide, I kept walking past it looking in the "obvious" places! Thanks for the hunt.


    Thanks for your opinion. I personally had no problem with the find and when I talked to the cache owner he thought it was funny.



  4. It bumps up their find count.  The practice is called "counting coups".  Its a lame development of the stats system the game is played under.  Should be banned for wasting bandwidth.

    So, if my bug came into this "feeding frenzy" and 20+ people log my bug to get #s up. What would happen if I deleted all the touchy feely people's logs and only left the picker upper and the dropper's logs? Not from the server/website point of view, but the users.



  5. I was looking for a "memorable" 100th find. So I was sitting on 99 for a week. But King Boreas put a cache 1/2 a mile from my home. I had to act! The shame of not being a FTF in my backyard! I almost missed it. Then I saw that another local signed the cache log but not the website. At least I was beat by a local cacher 1/4 mile from their house.


    So my 100 find was the CITO day by MNGCA. My son and I cleaned up our newest hide Operation: Liberty. Clean up efforts are posted. We found a e-machine 333 in the woods 50 ft from the dirt road :unsure: . Then Made the King's cache 101.




    P.S. For those that like to go off topic. Make a new thread. 200th find, 300th.... Ect..

  6. The wife and (2) kids love to go! This is how it works. We all go to the area, normally a park, the kids run off the the playground. The wife accompanies me to where the "pavement ends". Then:

    • I go bushwhacking
    • Find the cache
    • Take it to the wife to sign the log
    • Holler, "I got it!" to the kids
    • Kids come running
    • Kids dig for goodies
    • Kids run back to playground with new toys
    • I add my trade
    • Place cache back in place

    If there is no playground we all go for the hike. But after pulling 100 ticks off each other in Le Sueur County, MN and Walnut Grove, the kids shy away from the woods. I can't wait for the mosquitos :) !



  7. My method would not be cumulative, there would be no score, no total, no points. 


    If you liked the cache, you select the normal smiley face we use now.  :D


    If the cache needed attention (wet log, no pencil, whatever) you select a neutral face.  :D


    If the cache was clearly one of the better if not the best you’ve done you select the ecstatic face.  :D


    There is this thread that has a rating system too. But I like yours better. Just what the finder thought and that's it. Nice and simple. You have my vote on it.

  8. While I'm not saying this would happen to you, but unfortunately, some people who are driven by stats lose focus on a very important element of the hobby--cache integrity.


    Please, always make sure you are not observed retrieving and replacing the cache, that you are the one to actually find the cache or at ground zero when your group finds the cache, and the cache site is left as if no one had ever been there.


    With that said, have fun.

    I agree! People Yell I Found It! with muggles abound


    I could care less about the numbers. Some people need the numbers. They would go to a crappy cache that is a piece of paper taped on a manhole downtown to get 1 more. Some do the quick "me too" or "LOL" in forums at EVERY post without any additional thought to the thread just to get over 2 million posts. My brother, case in point.


    My personal opinion is this. When you log a find, you are able to rate the difficulty and terrain. Then it can average out with what the hider put. I have been to a 1/1 cache and it was a 3/3 to me. Then there was the opposite. A very easy one to me was rated 2 or 3 stars.


    One of my current caches I put a 2 1/2 difficulty because if you follow the arrow on the GPS it takes you from the parking lot, across a creek, thru woods, and over a fence. But if you take the bridge that is in front of you when you park, and follow the trail, you will walk right up to it. With me knowing that, I would rate it a 1/1. So it would be nice to find out how others would rate the difficulty and terrain.


    Now a 1-10 or 100 rating on the cache itself is subjective. For example: Some people love 3 mile walks to a mountain top and would give it a 10. I would give it a 1 because it was too far of a walk. I would give a 10 to a multi that would involve a canoe and 10 miles of river. My wife woud give it a 1. Those are kind of extream, but you know where I'm going.

  9. I thought that making a marker to hide in the cache location while I have the cache might be useful. Something about the size of a hockey puck made of casting plastic with a plastic disk embedded in it. The disk would say something like "HI! You've found the location of a geocache. I have it for logging but will be returning it in about 30 minutes." The marker would serve two purposes. One being the topic here, folks that are looking for the cache while it has been relocated. The other would be as a place-holder so I could return the cache to the exact location where found.


    I recently did cache maintenance and spray painted the white tupperware lid black. White was bad idea in a dark wooded area. Anyway I put a note in an altoids tin placed it in the hiding spot to say what I was doing, and that I was in the east parking lot. I wouldn't want someone to drive 50+ miles and come up empty.

  10. The cross has significant religous meaning to me but it doesn't have to be a religous item. I wouldn't see anything wrong with that in a cache. Our money says "In God we trust" on it and its not considered a religous item.


    I do agree with RC on removing condoms, cigarettes, and religous tracts.

    Like he said, so since money has "In GOD We Trust" you are going to stop putting where's george dollars in caches??

    GOD is a general term to a supreme being for many religions. A cross is a symbol to a specific religion. Like saying car (general) and ford (little more specific.) I came across an eraser that said jesus saves, in the first part of a 3 part multi. I think that was solicitation. I just let it go and continued with the hunt.


    I like the shrinky dink idea! now I need to get artistic.

  11. I created my 2nd and 3rd cache yesterday. I drove 100 miles to walnut grove Minnesota to place On The Banks Of Plum Creek. I thought this would be a real quality cache. Not just for the find, but for viewing a historical area. With that said, I can see if there is a problem with the cache, I need to make a special trip to fix it. I thought that was quite a distance. I have seen caches 250 miles apart with the same hider. I could not imagine keeping track of 50+ caches. I will probably get to 10 hides and leave it at that. I say that now...


    I have been to a couple of "quick stash" caches and was inimpressed. There is a nice little park in my town that I would love to place a cache in but decided against it. For a rural township there was grafitti on some trees, rusting 55 gallon drums from 30 years ago, and a 75 ft tunnel that gets really dark walking thru it and grafitti on it. I was thinking, would I want cachers from out of town to come here and see this? NO WAY. So I passed.


    Look up King Boreas he has 452 hides and 274 finds 2:1.

  12. I saw this poll and clicked on "What the hell is it?" It took me here and now I'm hooked! The family too! I can not believe I haven't heard on this until now!! I do APRS, and have had 4 gps' over the years. Oh well, someone needs to be the late bloomer.


    Shane, WØNKA

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