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  1. I don't think I would ever call up a friend for help on a puzzle cache, mainly for the reason that I geocache because it's such an individual activity. I don't rely on anyone but myself to hunt down that cache.


    If I was the solver of a puzzle far, far away, like Clan I would post a note maybe saying something along the lines of "solved it, too bad it's so far away"


    If I was the CO, I think I would let it slide, I don't usually get too upset about little things like that. If that's how you play, that's how you play.

  2. i'm clueless about at least three of the pictures (without any googling). four of them i know or can probably guess. a geochecker would be useful.


    right, i put a link to the geochecker on the cache page, it's just not active yet and i needed some feedback


    but this is what i wanted to hear, this is good and i'm going to activate this baby


    thanks for your feedback

  3. I'm about to launch a puzzle cache and I just wanted some feedback as to how difficult it might be. I wasn't really going for "mind-boggling difficult" but more of a "5-10 minute difficult" puzzle. I realize the concept of the puzzle I'm using has been used before, but currently I believe there are none that I know of in the area that I live.


    So below is the image I'm using on the cache page and I hope it's simple enough for cachers like me who like puzzles but don't enjoy spending hours on end staring at the cache page puzzling over it. It's pretty straightforward, or at least I hope it is.



  4. A Lock n Lock or waterproof container inside the treasure chest would be very suitable. The treasure chest may weather a bit, but if it's sturdy, you don't need to worry about anything.


    Thank you for your help, that's what I had originally thought thanks


    Like this one?


    It is a private cache. 1"x2" held together with waterproof wood glue and wax polished.

    I occasionally bring it home and pop it in the oven at gradually ramping up to 150 and add more wax.

    I have not tested it to the elements during the winter but it held up to the cold.

    I figure another 2 or three oven treatments plus a L-N-L and it will be ready for public usage.


    That is awesome! I can only hope my cache will look half as nice :)

  5. I was wondering what everyone's feelings are about treasure chest caches. I have a multicache that would end quite nicely with a cache in the form of a treasure chest, but I am worried about durability with the elements and whatnot as it's going to be in a wooded area. Is there anything I should look for? Is there a way I can take one of those plastic chests found in dentists' offices and fix it up so it can last longer outside? Your help and advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

  6. I have a book like that. I bought mine already cut out, but you apparently did the work (whew!!) by hand. But what is that inside... an ancient digital recorder, or what?


    Yeah, a really old video recorder. I know someone who has some hollow books that she bought, and they look really nice, but I thought it'd be cool to make one myself for the hide.

  7. Go through with it! I've only been geocaching for a short time, however, I feel like the caches where I have to work rather hard to find them give me much more satisfaction in the end, compared to bridge hides where it takes a good minute to find it, log it, and hide it again.


    I've actually been planning to create a multicache with this sort of difficulty, because all the caches in my area have been found by pretty much all of the local geocachers. I want to make something difficult, and memorable for these seasoned veterans.


    Again, there is much more fun involved, to me, solving puzzles and searching for clues to find a cache instead of grabbing the coords and heading out (which is still fun, don't get me wrong).


    Good luck!

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