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  1. ROFL! I completely forgot about this feature. Just recently started caching by bike and even though I have a mount for the GPS, I still stop when I think I'm close to check. Had turned off the audible notification after about cache #2 because it was annoying... 7500 later, looks like there really is a use for it.
  2. only saw 3 other cachers there. so, by count, only 4 people total should have the souvenir.
  3. name them in a public forum. lay waste to their reputations.
  4. I know a streak is "over" when I start seeing logs of groups of people caching together and one person is intentionally logging on different days from the group. that's one of the ways I know the streak is "over". I also know it's over when I know his wife is having a baby and he's logging a virtual 200 miles away on the coast. there's other ways.
  5. a few years ago we were living in texas. released a TB with no goal of "return to us". life happened. we moved to within about 10 miles of Modoc Stash (GCF4) . we were barely here a month and someone dropped our TB in the cache so it went from "get to it in the next couple of months" to "get to it this afternoon".
  6. I guess eating isn't an event with which you partake. duly noted.
  7. so basically, any geocaching event that would include eat/drink would not be a geocaching event, since most all of us eat and drink without a "geocaching event cache" and therefore should not be published as an event. will await the mass unpublishing of all events where eating or drinking is listed.
  8. There was once a cache released near the house late one night. The cache owner said there were all sorts of goodies in the cache well above the normal "swag" and that he didn't mind if anyone swapped swag without using the "of equal value". The area would have been difficult to get in and out of at night without causing a confrontation. There were quickly 10 or so watchers on the list for that cache. I decided to wait for dawn. In that same time, other caches came into existence. Pre-dawn, I got up and saw all the available unfound caches and made my route. The last stop would be the "swag-laden" cache. I would get there just as daylight broke and hopefully be first (not to swap, but cuz I love me some blank logs). I think that day I got 3 other caches "first" and headed to this one. As I pulled up, someone was walking briskly out of the wooded area with a pillow case. I didn't recognize him, but he introduced himself. He was so happy to have been "first" and now be able to make it to work on time if only he sped off. He did. I didn't bother to go look in the cache, because I could tell he had a bag full. However, I did wait for his log. It was entertaining to say the least... something to the effect of "I saw all that swag and I just couldn't help myself, I took it all!!!" I was pretty well disgusted with just that.... I did have fun with it though on several levels. So much more to the story though that makes it much more entertaining. Long story short though, I wouldn't put a bunch of hand crafted necklaces into a cache unless you were explicit on the cache page and using a premium designation - or at least one that requires a decent amount of effort to get to either through a puzzle or terrain rating.
  9. I suppose it's a good thing you aren't near san marcos. when we started caching, most of the caches there were much more favorite spots for muggles to swap items in and out of caches.
  10. I like those logs. I have used the walmart one a time or two. when I feel like I have time and I want to mess with someone in particular... I might just go on a random log like that. sometimes I can sneak a hint in too when it looks like the community is having a difficult time finding a low rated cache.
  11. I don't mind telling anyone who'll listen. I've brought work into my caching world... or caching into my work world previously via CITOs (I was in charge of the facility's community outreach) by blending park adoption with CITO event on Earth Day (and other days). New company and I'm looking to do something similar as they've expressed an interest in doing something more than the food pantry. When we have corporate training functions and we are requested to do the introductions with 1 interesting fact, geocaching is the thing that gets buzz. We used to do scouting. It was a given that we would find a way to tie caching into many activities. I was a fan of orienteering long before the satellites were public, so it's always been in me of sorts. What I do not like doing.... is explaining to LEOs what caching is, because if I am getting caught it means I'm having trouble finding the cache. that's never a good way to introduce it to someone... "sorry, I cannot find it right now, but if you follow me to the walmart parking lot..."
  12. as close to a stalking target as I have been was a few years back. someone who I had never communicated with previously saw that I was going to attend an event. I got to the event and these two guys were sitting there that no one recognized so they were introducing themselves and asked "which one of you is bulldogblitz, we came just to talk to you" heh...it was a question about a cache in another part of the country and they were visiting my home area (not that they drove 700 miles to meet me... but it was convenient). they happened to be from the town where I grew up so we had much more to talk about than a single cache 100 miles from them and 600 miles from me.
  13. I can't add another dummy account. 4 is too many to keep up with.
  14. seems like a lot of time spent online stalking. maybe the police should get more involved in cases where online stalking was obvious and open.
  15. uh oh. I'm guilty of this. yesterday i was in a tandem kayak with my 8 year old. we paddled up to a tree, i aimed us for the most reasonable spot and told him to stand and look in "that hole". he did, and it was there. he logged for both of us as i sat 5 feet away.
  16. I once knew an infamous CO who was notified that several of his recently placed caches were in waist deep PI. When told of this at an event, he laughed, said "well I am not allergic to it so I never even noticed... and no I won't move them". I actually started looking specifically for PI in areas where he hid tough caches because it was more than likely hidden in between the vine and the tree. It was a successful and risky endeavor for me many times. Saw a different CO archive a cache after it was noted 1 time that there were fire ants making a home at his cache.
  17. I had a combination lock puzzle once. It was fun. For the most part people were honest with it. The FTF even pointed out that he "could have" reset the code to something else (as I was already aware). No one ever did, although I'd have immediately thought of a very short list of jokesters. When we were moving, I went to pick it up. Sometime in the last three finds, someone decided that using the combination was for suckers and had pried it open. Other variations on this theme have met with the same fate. When someone really wants in they will get in. I'd rather them false claim the find rather than destroy the object.
  18. I have yet to meet him, but there's a reviewer that is opposed to geocaching.
  19. it all depends on those involved really. I've seen a CO host an event "under that tree" so that one person could shimmy up and pass the log around below. I've seen a CO volunteer to meet potential seekers AT the cache WITH equipment. I've also seen ominous warnings on the cache page that the only way to get your name on the log legally was to do the climb --- of course this isn't really enforceable at all as I've been both the climber/signer and person on ground. of course, I have been the CO in one instance and caught someone signing for another person who was clearly 500 miles away at the same time. most of my T5s are boat anyway as gravity has a greater effect on me, so I'm more apt to trade a puzzle solution for a tree climber.... to each their own. of the higher d/t combos, most seem to come by challenge caches at this point in the numbers, so at this point many of our stats are skewed to show us much more physically inclined than we really are.
  20. I did just recently. Was driving from here to there, remembered someone famous was from Jasper, AL. it was George "Goober" Lindsey. Pulled up geocaching to see if there was a cache in the cemetery, alas there was not, but did see his gravesite.
  21. tangent to that.... inconsistency with cache reviewing based on geographical acceptances. There are certain parts of the country that do not accept certain hides/locations and it seems built into the particular reviewer's preferences (flaunted as "the rules").
  22. The free app folks who seem to be able to create an account and log caches on gc.com without ever validating an email seem to be the main deterrants for me in placing a cache as premium only. As for the fear that someday geocaching.com will be pay only, i'll wait for the black helicopters to stop circling my house before i offer an opinion there. i wouldn't mind if they made traditional caches "free" and all (or some) of the other cache types PMO.
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