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  1. I have two caches placed. The first is set in a nice park that I didn't know about and I was surprised others didn't also.

    It was a nice cammo'd lock and lock with some nice trinkets in it. The second was a micro in a spruce tree.

     

    I love to find ammo cans while on a hike but sometimes I like to find caches while I am "working".

     

    I will try to give back what I get.

     

    (still carrying around a nice ammo can stocked and ready to go in the back of my SUV. Just need a good spot to put it. You know... historical and such)

  2. I don't feel guilty. I do my best to avoid muggles and to rehide the caches well. If they are discovered after me - I still know I did my best to protect them.

    I just found a cache that is in the V where a very busy street splits. The cache itself was on a utility pole, right next to the street where cars were whizzing by almost non-stop.

     

    While I tried to act nonchalant, there's only so stealthy you can be when about a few hundred people have seen you poking around a completely open strip of grass, right next to the street.

     

    I'd feel bad if someone got curious about what I was doing and came along after me and messed with the cache, but there's only so much you can do on some caches.

     

    Indeed, I feel the cache safety is a 50/50 split between the cache owner and the cache finder.

     

    I will do my best to not be seen and hide it back where I found it. You do your best to make sure that is possible.

  3. I just remembered the very first cache I hid. No, it wasn't a geocache, but it was a cache.

     

    The year was 1965. I was 14 or 15 years old. My father found a new job several hundred miles from the house that I had come to consider my home in a life that involved moving roughly every five years. I went to my room and gathered my "treasures". I don't remember most of what I gathered up, but I do know that there was an Indian Head penny and an equally old nickle that I had once found in a cold air return in the old house. I put my "treasures" into a cigar box and buried it outside, between the house and the garage.

     

    I have since been to that little town in the U.P. of Michigan. The house is still standing, and I remember exactly where I buried my cache. I can see the general area from the street. I am so very tempted, next time I'm up that way, to ask the owners if I can try to dig it up, now 45 years later. Wouldn't that be fun?

     

    I might even be tempted to not even ask the owners of the house and just go look for it.

    Of course you said it was between the house and garage so they might notice someone in the middle of the night digging there.

    Ya, your way is probably the best.

    But then if they said no, I would wait till they left the house and go for it.

    And probably end up in jail.... as is my luck.

  4. My first cache was hidden in a Frito's bag in the side of the yard at the house where I lived when I was 9. It contained money. LOTS of money (from a 9 year old perspective).

    My sister and I made a pact that we would dig it up in a month.

     

    Well, a month went by and I bugged my sister to go dig it up but she kept coming up with excuses why we should wait. Finally after a week or so I went and dug it up without her and the Frito's bag was empty. Yup, I was conned by my sister.

     

    That makes me cry on the inside but laugh on the outside.

    I hope you got to share the Frito's though.

  5. My nickname and my drug of choice lol.

     

    Darn... I coulda been "BruceHeroin."

    Actually, with your avatar, and your location, you could have been "Bruceki"

     

    Already my nickname among friends unfortunately. (not only because of avatar and location. I am also part Russian and part Ukrainian)

     

    I had no idea what your name meant until someone mentioned it and I looked it up. Kinda cool. I may read further.

  6. Try to submit a cache that is too close to another or is buried beneath an active railway line that runs over a bridge near a government office.

    They will contact you.

    (kidding!)

  7. I was going to sa Copy and Paste "TFTC" about a hundred times, but this is better.

     

    Or log in

    big font size,

    with only two

    or three words

    per line...

     

    How long

    do they want

    the log?

     

    :blink:

     

    I would recommend neither. Take the high road.

     

    *** I don't always follow my own advice even though it is usually good.

  8. Or you could put Ipecac on it...

     

     

    Just kidding. Sorry to see that some wildlife liked your bird too much :rolleyes: Such a cool container!

     

    I used to have a neighbor that mixed Concrete powder with bird feed and put it in a bird house.

    The idea being that it would harden in the birds stomach and block the digestive tract.

    I was horrified. I daily removed his bird houses from his yard until he moved away.

     

    And I don't even like birds.

     

    Oh that's sick... I was joking about the Ipecac. What an awful thing for your neighbor to do!! Glad you removed the birdhouses.

     

    I knew you were joking. Sorry if my post implied you were an animal hater.

    As I said.. i don't even like birds but he was an a - hole

    And no animal should die that way.

  9. TFTC, TNLNSL, DNF, LPC, NIPS, and CO, are but a few examples of this language.

    :) What does NIPS mean??

     

    You know how sometimes you get cold and there are two things on your chest that poke out?

     

    I was gonna say that but I was afraid to go to banned camp again. :cry::P:)

  10. Or you could put Ipecac on it...

     

     

    Just kidding. Sorry to see that some wildlife liked your bird too much :) Such a cool container!

     

    I used to have a neighbor that mixed Concrete powder with bird feed and put it in a bird house.

    The idea being that it would harden in the birds stomach and block the digestive tract.

    I was horrified. I daily removed his bird houses from his yard until he moved away.

     

    And I don't even like birds.

  11. I'm scratched up, scarred, battered and rash-covered -- I've never had this much fun before! :)

     

    Indeed. It would take a paralyzing accident to slow me down. (note: I said slow me down, not stop. I am already slightly handicapped (no, not mentally))

  12. Don't tell other folks how to enjoy geocaching. If you think FTF's are important, super go get them. If you think FTF's are silly, fine let someone else break their neck attempting to be FTF. If you think a difficult hike with breathtaking vistas are the only caches you want to persue, do so. Some others like quickie urban ones. If you dont think newbies should attempt a hide, note how many caches the CO has found and dont go after his or her hide. If you hate micros (that would be me, lol) don't look for them, others love a good micro. I could go on, but you get the idea.

    +1

     

    My old signature comes to mind "if this cache is so lame, why are you here?"

     

    Yes but sometimes you don't know something is lame until you do it.

     

    ***I know this because I have an ex-wife

  13. Before I got an iPhone i was caching about once a week. Now that I have an iPhone, I cache almost daily.

    I am a courier and drive about 9 hours a day in a very cache rich city and surrounding towns (about 200 KMs a day).

    If I have a few minutes to spare I fire up the phone and search for nearby caches and go for them.

    I try to find at least one a day but some days I don't have the free time or DNF.

    Other days I find 2-6 in one day while working.

     

    That's the solution! Become a courier and wait for a slowing down economy so you have free time while working! (the working for commission part kinda hurts but meh)

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