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  1. Is it just me, that feels guidelines are perfectly exceptable, in that Groundspeak or GAGB don't want to deter people from caching by being over formal. Yes guidelines are in place and reviewers use these well, and are able to enforce them. I think if you change the guidelines to DO's and DON'Ts it could have a larger impact. At the end of the day it, most of the guidelines are common sense and give a good but not over bearing thoughts on what not to do.


    Also this is just a pastime not the Olympics.

  2. I think it's acceptable for one member of a group to retrieve the cache and pass it to the others to sign, as long as they all are physically present at the cache site. If it's a tree climbing cache, should each person in the group have to climb the tree, open the cache, sign the log, replace the cache, climb down, let the next person climb the tree, open the cache, etc., etc.? I think not.

    I think so. Why? Because it's pretty obvious to me that that was the original intention of the cache owner. If he/she had wanted it to be an easy cache then he would have put it in that hole at the bottom of the tree, not 20ft (or 120ft) up it! :D ... and would have given it 1*T instead of 4* or 5*



    If I pull up to a lamp post cache at WalMart, does each member of the group have to individually lift the skirt, retrieve the container, sign the log, etc.? Again, I think not.


    A very different situation: Are all the individuals in the group easily able to lift that skirt and remove the cache? Would they all have guessed where the cache was hidden? If so, then of course they can all log it without going through the skirt-lifting procedures.



    Some caches require a special tool or technique to reach...a ladder, or a boat, or the ability to climb, dive, whatever. I am not penalized for using these techniques (as it was obviously what the CO had in mind) nor am I penalized if I devise another technique to retrieve and sign the log (as I have met the requirement for logging a find, i.e., signed the physical log). So my "tool" of choice happened to be a taller/more agile cacher :)


    Everyone plays the game their own way. As long as you and the cache owner are happy that you found the cache, then all's well. Different players play be different personal rules. :)




    In that cache, did they both climb up the ladder :S. sounds extremely over dangerous than it should have been. Especially the fact it was windy lol.

  3. I think this has gone a little off subject, however I always do try and give a individual log of a cache, sometimes it's just one line, or sometimes it's a paragraph of the trouble I had finding it, like one on Saturday, doing a night cache and got stung on the head by stinging nettles (which I still logged a DNF for lol) or my 4 year olds first cache.


    I hope to think my misfortunes put a smile on somones face, looking back it certainly does put a smile on mine.

  4. I have just seen a lenser P7 in blacks, looked on amazon £34.90. Will be ordering when I get paid tomorrow I think.


    Try 7dayshop or play.com they are under £30 quid, with free delivery :)


    Those are selling at £40.99 an £38.99. But thanks for the heads up anyways


    Sorry, I should have said, go for the "Police Tech Focus". It's the P7 under a different name.

    Compare spec on LED Lenser's website.


    Ok yeh I've seen it, for the extra few quid, I will go for the P7 still for double the lumens. It means I can show my magalite freind how rubbish they are (after using one to go night caching).


    Thanks for the help anyways :)

  5. Hi all, I'm sure this has been brought up many times, but I couldn't see it.


    I'm after a torch, I heard single LED 3 watt are the best. Right so now I would like to know what sort of lumens will get the job done? I saw in Halfords tey do a 60 lumen Cree LED torch for about £18 I think. I was wondering whether this would do the job or not?


    Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I wouldn't like to spend more than £30 as I won't be using it all that often, just when the evening light becomes a little too dark and if I decide to do a quick night cache.


    Thanks all :)

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