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BigChiefS4

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  1. That's an acronym I haven't heard since Desert Storm. A bunch of Airborne Rangers came to my gate (I was an MP) and started giving me crap about being a REMF, leg, pog and about 10 other names. I told him that I have the keys to the kingdom and control who gets through or not. They started running their mouths and rather than just wave them through, I gave them and their vehicle an hour long inspection to ensure there weren't any bombs or contraband. Boy, was their CSM pissed. I had to constantly remind him not to confuse his rank with my authority. Don't type out the "R" acronym!! I'm quite sure it was coined in Vietnam. My brother (63 years old) knew it from there. He called me it, as a matter of fact, when I joined the Army almost 20 years after him. I like the story. Why would you give an MP crap about being "that" and the other names? Knuckleheads. Infantrymen are kind of bone-headed sometimes. They think that you aren't squat unless you're lying in a dirt bed engaging the enemy in close-quarters combat. However, we all know that without the other soldiers "in the rear with the gear", the Army would cease to function. I used to be a tanker and my best friend is in the infantry and we used to fight like cats and dogs, but deep down, we both have a deep appreciation for what the other does for the Army. After I left Germany, I was an MP, then Signal Corps. Over the years, I quickly learned not to insult those who hold the keys to something that you want or need.
  2. That's an acronym I haven't heard since Desert Storm. A bunch of Airborne Rangers came to my gate (I was an MP) and started giving me crap about being a REMF, leg, pog and about 10 other names. I told him that I have the keys to the kingdom and control who gets through or not. They started running their mouths and rather than just wave them through, I gave them and their vehicle an hour long inspection to ensure there weren't any bombs or contraband. Boy, was their CSM pissed. I had to constantly remind him not to confuse his rank with my authority.
  3. Like this one? http://coord.info/GC6557 That one is at least mildly interesting (I learned something in my email exchange with the owner). This one is the lamest of the virtuals I've found. The view from the area is kind of nice, but the name of the virtual and what you have to do to claim the find are completely different. It doesn't make any sense. What did you learn?
  4. Like this one? http://coord.info/GC6557
  5. Yes, I used my iPhone when I first started and I would log them in the field. Part of me wanted to leave a longer log, but the other part wanted to get away from the mosquitoes and back in the car. I picked up a shiny new GPS a few months ago, so I do all my logging at home now, after I'm done caching for the day. That helps me be more verbose in my logging.
  6. I only get insulted by this if it's the only thing they put in the log. I usually see this from newbies, and I admit I did it when I first started. I have since started to put more info in the logs because as a CO, I like reading about the adventure. It's almost all newbies, and it came out of nowhere like a 2x4 to the back of the head in 2010. No offense, but I don't know why you at the time, or the current "noobs" do that. I mean they must see the paragraph or longer logs that most vets leave on most caches. Generally in my experience, 90%+ of acronym only logs come from players who have never themselves hidden a cache. Everyone plays the game their own way. Most of them don't know any better. I didn't read all the logs when I first started, I just found the caches. I used to leave only a sentence or two. Now, I try to leave more than that...even a little back story, like "just picking up a few caches after work to keep my streak alive" is better than just "TFTC". More irritating than that is the one person who regularly find my caches but leaves comments like "It's not where I would've hidden it" or "terrain needs to be increased because I'm short". Snide comments like that make me wanna hurl something.
  7. I only get insulted by this if it's the only thing they put in the log. I usually see this from newbies, and I admit I did it when I first started. I have since started to put more info in the logs because as a CO, I like reading about the adventure.
  8. All of those need exact coordinates, just like traditionals. Letterboxes are the only exception. Letterbox hybrids are cross-listed and should have exact coords on the GC cache page, but I've run into a couple that don't.
  9. BCS4, Actually I think my numbers compare quite nicely to your own. I have only logged 67 caches, however I have a full-sized ammo can cache that is maintained and has been for 8 years. I looked at your caches and most of them are micros and very new. The effort needed to place a micro is minimal and IMO that is the value they carry. Placing a real cache that will last for more than a few years is not as easy but is much more valuable to the community. Another poster here is also defending small caches, however his one and only cache is described as "Not much inside,just log paper". That is pretty weak. All I am suggesting to people is that they put a little more effort into setting up long-term caches. Quantity is greatly exceeding quality right now and I personally think many new GC'ers will quit after finding a few tiny caches. Don't compare my apples to your oranges. You haven't seen my hides, so your opinion is based purely on their size. How many favorite points does your one cache have? Zero. I have many, so obviously people enjoy finding them. Also, I have put much more thought and effort into my hides than you think. My point about your low find count is that you haven't found enough caches to form an informed opinion. The first few I found weren't all that great, but as I found more and more caches, I found some truly awesome caches. Some were micros, some were smalls, some were regulars. What makes yours so special? If all you're going to do is complain about the size of the caches and do nothing about it, then maybe you need a new hobby.
  10. After finding a total of 67 caches, that's hardly enough to complain about what you think is a good cache. If you want people to make better caches, then lead the way and set the example by placing a few of your own. As others have already stated, use GSAK to filter out micros and smalls because it's apparent you don't like smaller containers. Never leave a TB on the ground. That's a surefire way to make sure it goes missing. IMHO, it's not the size of the container that makes a good cache, it's the cache owner that makes a good cache. I have found micros and smalls that I thought were totally awesome and others that weren't so awesome. I have found regulars and larges that were awesome and some that weren't. It has nothing to do with the size. It's the care that the CO puts into making it. I know of a few CO's in the Twin Cities that take the extra effort to make every cache that they place unique. That makes my day interesting and makes me want to find more of their caches.
  11. There's one exactly like this in Minneapolis. I won't put the cache name here because it could be a spoiler for anyone that hasn't found it (figuring out the frequency is part of the puzzle and yes, it's an Unknown cache type). If you really want to know, PM me and I'll send you the cache link
  12. I'm also from MN and have no problem providing a hint for someone who is looking for a cache I just found. Why not ask the CO? I'll give you two reasons - A. I don't have the phone number of the CO and it's deep in the woods and wouldn't come back to this area for a long time. B. Caches tend to migrate from their hidey spots. The cache may not be in the same place the CO put it. The last finder would know that. What bothers me is when I ask someone for a hint and I get just that - a hint. Then they use me for PAF and expect me to tell them EXACTLY where it is, what the container looks like, how many leaves I had to move to get at it, etc etc etc.
  13. Keep an eye on that. That's the first sign of Lyme disease. If it looks like a bulls-eye and is about as big as a baseball, that's it.
  14. There's one in St Paul that is ON the building that is used for a daycare. I know it's not a school, but the kids are even younger. I don't know how it ever got published. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC1G3AJ
  15. Okay if this is true, how someone started in 2002 can get over 10000 in their first 3yrs of caching? No power trails back then. How did somebody who started in 2007 get over 20000 in 8 months? There were no power trails back then, either, but there was much more cache density than there was in 2002. That one is right across the river from me...
  16. A. Put the Rubik's Cube inside a container. That will keep it dry. B. It will have to be an Unknown cache because it's a physical puzzle. C. Expect people to destroy it trying to take it apart to "solve" it. They're cheap. Buy a few and expect to replace it fairly often.
  17. I have 4 sets of ACU's that were treated with permethrin. They have a slight pink tint to them. I think I'm gonna start wearing them when I'm out geocaching.
  18. I was thinking of that same quote. It's Ricky Bobby though. Actually, Reese (the dad) said it to Ricky when he was a kid, but Ricky was the first to say it in the movie.
  19. Good luck keeping up with him. He literally runs from cache to cache and doesn't like to be slowed down. But I have seen his name on more caches than I can count so I have no reason whatsoever to doubt his numbers. He's a machine.
  20. Groundspeak does not officially recognize FTF, even though they make our lives easier by letting us set up notifications. Therefore, I don't foresee them doing anything to help YOU get FTF and not somebody else. What would you like them to do? Notify you and nobody else? "If you're not first, you're last" - Reese Bobby (Talladega Nights)
  21. Yes, his name is Bobcam and he's from MN. He has over 43,000 finds. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting him in person yet, but I've exchanged emails back and forth and he seems like a nice enough guy.
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