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  1. On ‎5‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 4:45 PM, Touchstone said:

    I have a bike mount for my GPS, and I set the proximity alarm to notify me when I get within a certain distance.  That way I can concentrate on controlling my bike, and not getting distracted looking at the screen.

    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.

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  2. 11 hours ago, The Snowdog said:

    Several of us noticed that an out-of-state cacher, with a very high "Found It" count, recently swept through our metro area and logged over a hundred caches - all owned by inactive COs and several of which we know are be missing. This cacher did not log a single find by an active CO.


    What would you do?


    name them in a public forum.  lay waste to their reputations.  :drama:

  3. 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.

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  4. 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". 

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  5. 1 hour ago, hzoi said:


    Your pedantry would almost work, except you trimmed out the part that makes your post nonsense.



    It's pretty clear that the word "activity" you quoted in Keystone's post refers to "an existing non-geocaching event" and not any activity other than geocaching.  You keep splitting them hairs, though.  Just don't try to publish a hair-splitting geocaching event, 'cause by your own argument, you can't.  :laughing:

    I guess eating isn't an event with which you partake.  duly noted.

  6. 10 hours ago, Keystone said:

     A good rule of thumb is:  if there was no Geocaching Event Cache, would the other activity still take place?  If the answer is yes, then it's not really a geocaching event.



    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.:P

  7. On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 6:24 PM, garyo1954 said:

    Reading different threads has caused me to question how many, and if, I should put these in a cache. They were out for people to take, but it would disheartening to go back, find a couple scribbles in the log and everything gone, and/or the cache trashed or missing.

    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.

  8. 12 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

    Sorry, but I can't get myself to say "Of all the walmart parking lot hides I've ever found, yours was the best!", "The No Trespassing sign directly in front of GZ was a nice touch", or  " As I was doing the bee dance to finally find this guard rail hide 40' away, actual bees were dancing with me.  What fun!"    ;) 

    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.


  9. 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..."

  10. 5 minutes ago, Team Microdot said:

    I wonder if looking at someone's profile(s) in a bid to ascertain how many accounts they have would be classed as stalking :ph34r:

    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.

  11. 14 hours ago, hzoi said:

    Looking at someone's profile to view the information they have publicly posted is not stalking.  That's why it's there. 

    If you don't want people to know you live in the 706 and not Madagascar, stop logging your finds online, hide your stats and souvenirs, and create a dummy account for your hides.

    I can't add another dummy account.  4 is too many to keep up with.  :P

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  12. 7 hours ago, Z_Statman said:

    We have a similar issue here wrt paddle caches; It's hard for me to understand that there are those who "sit and watch" then log the cache as if they actually performed

    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.

  13. 5 hours ago, hzoi said:

    Yup.  For that reason, if I find a cache close to nettles or poison ivy, I try to say so in the log to give the cache owner and other finders a heads up that those types of plants are intruding.  Often enough, the CO wasn't aware, either because of gradual encroachment, or simply because the cache was hidden in winter and the CO didn't realize that the hairy vine on the tree nearby was poison, not English, ivy.

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. On ‎4‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 0:22 AM, corindi said:

    Below is an email I received today from National Parks in regards to gc1f302.

    We’ve had a few concerns raised about the fall risk to users of your geocache in Sherwood Nature Reserve near Woolgoolga. A council engineer has also inspected the site and noted the risks. Increased visitation to the site through the geocache raises the likelihood of public safety risks. To reduce the risks to users, and to comply with the agency geocache policy, could you please relocate it outside the nature reserve boundary.

    Should I remove it? 


    it's there prerogative.  it is a shame you took offense.

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  16. On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 10:44 PM, Doc_musketeers said:

    This has probably come up before but is hard to search for.

    What’re the opinions regarding etiquette when it comes to high terrain caches that involve a final climb? Our team of three signs logs as a single user (Doc_musketeers) but if we were caching with others, and one cacher climbed the cliff, bridge, tree, whatever ... and the log or entire cache was removable, could they hand it down for all to sign? Or should everyone take turns scaling the obstacle? Any sympathy based on age or other physical limitation?


    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.



  17. On ‎3‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 3:00 PM, TerraViators said:

    Do you ever see a cemetery on a television show or movie, make out a name on a marker, search for the name in Find A Grave, locate the cemetery based on the set location and look for geocaches in the cemetery?  I do.

    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.

  18. On ‎3‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 1:16 AM, SwineFlew said:

    Self righteous wanna be mod or reviewers.

    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").

  19. 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. :ph34r:


    i wouldn't mind if they made traditional caches "free" and all (or some) of the other cache types PMO.

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