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  1. I wouldn't be surprised if the same reviewer is covering more than one of the Blatic Nations, considering the relative low number of caches in Latvia.

    I've always wanted to visit the Blatic nations. :unsure:

    touche. fixed it.


    Blat!! There is no fixing. You have been quoted. :lol:

    BLAT!!!!! :angry:

  2. I wouldn't be surprised if the same reviewer is covering more than one of the Blatic Nations, considering the relative low number of caches in Latvia.

    I've always wanted to visit the Blatic nations. :unsure:

    touche. fixed it.

  3. As a female who caches alone, I would not knowingly hunt a cache in or near a homeless cache, or even in a shady part of town. Is log it NA.

    Yes, but just because you wouldn't cache in a shady area of town doesn't mean it's not an enjoyable cache for some. To me the issue is adequate warning. Here is an example of a cache that is in crack central but still gets good logs and fav points My link

  4. I actually wouldn't say that poo means the cache needs to be archived, but a warning on the cache page would be nice since I wouldn't want to look for that kind of cache!

    I've found caches near homeless camps before, and not had a problem, but then, I've never encountered anything quite like what you did, so I don't know.

  5. Umm, you did get an email that contained this text when you submitted the cache right?


    Listings are published by volunteers and you can usually expect this to be reviewed within 3 days. Unpublished caches cannot be viewed by the general public. If you wish to view or edit your cache listing in the meantime, please login and use the URL above.


    I'm betting large quatloos that it hasn't been 3 days since you submitted this one?

    Chill out dude.

    Yeah, but how long is that in Latvia?

    One Latvian day roughly equals 2.36 American days, depending on the position of the planet Venus in relation to the temperature in Stephen Colbert's living room of course. (Sorry, couldn't resist)


    Seriously though,

    I wouldn't be surprised if the same reviewer is covering more than one of the Baltic Nations, considering the relative low number of caches in Latvia.


    edited for untimely typo

  6. you do know that reviewers don't get paid right? They review caches in their spare time. They usually have day jobs, and families.

    There is a wait time because they are busy with lots of caches, and they don't review full time.

  7. What are some things you use geocaching that you used before you got into the sport/game/addiction?



    When I was a girl guide I HATED Orienteering! We used a map and compass, as I don't know any troupe that could have afforded gprs in the late 80's/ early 90's

    I'm glad I stuck it out though, as I use those skills on many multi's and mystery caches especially. It also makes me appreciate my garmin.

  8. The entrance I came in was The main one, at the front. I used turn by turn directions to get me there. That gate was attended by a guard.


    However, the reviewer told me that after looking at Google Maps you can take another, smaller road, to the side of the community. Now, that road leads to another gate, at the side of the community. This is the gate where the cache is. That gate is also locked but no guard. Cars that live there have a code to get in that way.


    That's where the cache is. It is next to that gate, under a light. So you can drive up that way but you'd still be poking around the gate, outside the private community. The cache itself is inside the gate but in arms reach from outside.


    Golf cart security drives around. This is a retirement area of Florida and gated and over 55 communities are very "close knit" or nosey.lol. This specific community is on a very nice golf course and expensive.


    The review is cool, and thanked me for mailing her. She will be watching the logs. At the very least, the CO needs to write in the cache page not to follow the GPS and tell seekers which back roads to use to get there.


    Ultimately, it will be gone because the home owners will not allow people searching around a locked gate. That's almost certain. It's just a matter of time.

    I would be frustrated too. Sometimes, we on the ground can see issues that the reviewers can't see from their position, this is one of those cases.

    As you said, it will be gone. A few more cachers will complain about issues, and perhaps the cache will be muggled by concerned community members. These things sort themselves out.

    Your log will prove helpful for future seekers, so your experience was not in vain, even though I'd be wishing more was done as well.

  9. I don't understand all the people who think that the cache name MUST reference the location or hide style. The name is completely up to you. However, the suggestion above will add a little more flavor than just the team name.


    My biggest pet peeve with series is having the series name appear in the title first. For example if you had called that cache Road to the World Series: NL East Mets. This makes it hard to tell the difference between caches on your GPS because the only distinction is the last word. So I am glad you did not do something like that.

    I agree. We have a series here that I did called "Pacific Marine Circle Route Series Number 1(2, 3 etc)"

    They all look the same on my GPS, I wish the number was first, especially because the shape of the circle route means that the nearest cache as the crow flies isn't necessarily the next one you will approach on the road.

  10. That is a good question! I would not want someone to change out my log because of the history on it but can see helping someone out. I did find a container that was broken. I had one similar to it so I switched it out and left the old container there if the original person wanted it. I have also added logs to ones that were full. I have had people fix mine up and that is great just not sure about changing out logs if you cant leave the original.


    If I find a full log, i leave the full one and put the fresh one in next to it.

    The only times I have removed logs have been when they were wet, in which cases I have taken them home, dried them out and offered to return them to the co. No CO has ever taken me up on that offer, so I have just added them to the box where I keep my own full log books.

  11. I also grew up loving scavenger hunts!

    My dad would take me hiking, 4x4ing, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and all that jazz when I was growing up. Dad was my biggest source of knowledge on the skills I now use to cache including using a GPS, and waterproof containers even though we didn't know about caching then.

    I was also a girl guide (canadian version of girl scout) and a pilot rider for blind cyclists when i was a teen, both those taught me things I use today in my caching adventures.

  12. I often run into muggles that look like they are caching.

    This one stands out in memory...

    The bf and I were in a logging town, pop <200, no paved road in, in the middle of nowhere. There was a car with out of country licence plates stopped at a road sign where a geocache was hidden. A man was literally right in front of the cache "tying his shoe" as we approached. We said "hi" waited for him to leave, and then we grabbed the cache. There was a signature in the log from that day. Fast forward to a couple hours later, when we run into the same guy in a park about 45 mins from the last spot, also right at a gz. We figure this is too big a coincidence, so we flash our GPSr's and ask if he found it, and were met with a very confused stare. Turned out that it was just a strange coincidence.

    Share a story of a muggle you were sure was one of us?

  13. The office supply store carries many options for name tag making.

    They carry printable sheets so you can type it up in a word processor and print it for those less artistically inclined. They also carry plastic holders for them with either a pin, or a lanyard. You could also go the self adhesive, one time use route.

  14. People hide things and post the coordinates online. Anyone can use a GPS to navigate to those coordinates to find what they hid. How long does it take to explain that? <_<

    forever! In my town people won't just nod and smile when they hear that, they want all the gory details

  15. I'll admit I'm guilty of not being the most talkative guy in person. Even at caching events I often spend my time in one place and let people circulate to me -- I sort of envy those people who just walk up to other tables or groups and start talking away as if the person is their newest best friend.


    I've been "busted" so many times when caching that I've actually gotten tired with explaining the game to people (and getting one of these :blink: ) so I'll often go out of my way to avoid mention Geocaching when I'm out and about.


    Now, once I get to know you and I let my guard down then you can't shut me up. Adding beer does the same thing -- unless you are a pretty woman in which case I end up tripping all over myself. :anibad:

    That's another good point.

    It usually takes forever for me to explain what geocaching is to someone, most of the muggles I encounter don't even know what a handheld GPSr is. I usually end up frustrated, because when I finally successfully explain what the game is, they don't understand why I bother playing it.

  16. Just noticed the cache was archived... Why? If I hide a 5/5 and someone dies because they made a really bad decision while going for my cache (Like rock climbing freehand.) then I would post a note saying that you should not climb free-hand and allow the cache to live. I'd be upset if I couldn't get a find if it was a cache I've been eyeballing for a while.

    because the family member requested it, the co chose to archive it. It would be pretty bold to not archive it at the direct request of the family members. It's just a respect thing

  17. this was the first review on the page


    I don't think these will stay watertight if left outdoors (e.g. when used as geocache containers). It won't take very long for the plastic to degrade under the sun, and anyway I'd bet the foam disc seal inside the cap will fail sooner. Adding a rubber gasket or silicone O-ring may help.

    Very nice to store tidbits at home though."

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