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  1. Do you consider micro caches then? You have a strange philosophy. I would think only large container with items inside are "real" caches to you. Interesting.

    I have yet to find a micro that could not contain a log. If I did then I would not claim a find because a container has to contain something to be called a cache by the definition of the word.


    It also helps that I can place my signature legibly within an eighth inch square, add the date and I still take less than a quarter inch square.


    It isn't a philosophy, one can call frog legs chicken all they want but it doesn't make them chicken.


    Ok, that makes sense. I didn't know what your definition of a cache was. I thought you were going way old school and wanting to have it as the original stash was.

  2. For spontaneous caching or T1 through T1.5 I use my Android to cache. Any higher T and I use my Garmin. No way I'm risking damaging my $250 phone in the wilderness. Handheld GPS battery lasts longer, it is more durable and is less likely to break or get ruined from a fall on land or water.


    As well though, I log all my caches using my Android and c:geo, I use Google Navigation to get me to the area, I use Google Maps to look at trails, waterways and the terrain.


    My smartphone and Garmin are both needed for me to geocache. Each has their special purpose. :)


    I used my BlackBerry and an Otterbox Defender case to find over 150 caches. BlackBerry phones aren't smartphone though. They are to be laughed at. Get with it. :)

  3. Some of my hides are within controlled burned areas. For those, I use ammo cans. they hold up VERY well. They generally make it through burns. I have seen burned ammo cans in great shape.


    Sometimes, like in Myakka Forest, I'll hide just near enough the trail to avoid the burn, but conceal from mugglers. Then I'll use a peanut butter jar.


    Lastly, some caches just have to be replaced because they were melted. There are a bunch ot caches here at the Charlotte Harbor Preserved that are disabled until the CO can replace melted ones. It happens.


    I've hunted caches right after a burn. It's fun and smells good. The charred area is cool. Vegetation grows back super fast too, so no need to archive the caches.

  4. If I dids em, I logs em. Doesn't matter when for me. It's not about time, its about the event.


    To me geocaching and challenges are about the experience; that's what I value most.


    Not numbers, not containers, not timeframe, not integrity, not rules, not wet logs. I don't care.

  5. As of now, there are a bit over 5000 votes to remove the numbers from your overall find count. However, each person can allocate up to 3 votes, so as few as 1700 members may have actually voted. GS is monitoring the topic, so if you are in favor of challenges completed being included in your finds, please go there and post a comment but DO NOT VOTE. Remember: "the squeakiest wheel gets the most grease". Don't allow changes to be forced on the majority by an organized, vocal minority!


    I do not think that it is a minority. Try to see what happens if you open a new feedback thread and propose to keep counting completed challenges towards the found count (if such a thread does not yet exist - I have not checked) and see how many votes you will get. I'd surprise me if you reach a comparable number of votes as the proposal to change the way challenges are counted.


    I am a fan of virtuals and yet I prefer the challenges to be counted separately. So your theory is wrong.




    Has someone created an opossig thread? Link? I'll go vote.

  6. I would assume that completions would be shown separately in stats. They aren't finds.



    I would assume so too, I sincerely hope so anyway. And I totally agree, they aren't finds, and so shouldn't be included in the grand total of geocaches found.


    When I look at my Geocaching Stats on my profile page, the three challenges I have completed are NOT reflected in the stats. It says I have 5361 caches on the stats page, and it says I have 5364 when I go to my Geocaching summary page.


    So, no need to worry about the stats page being off at this time.


    Issue resolved. We are at peace again.


    I don't see the big deal some are making.

  7. LOL, my PQs are out of date also. That's funny. In any case, old guidebook always have the main landmarks. I buy updated guidebook and you can get them on Kindle now too.


    I see what you're saying. But if geocaching went all virtual or challenges, I don't think I'd continue.


    I would also stop eating so much peanut better. :)

  8. I won't do it. As far as I'm concerned You can't complete a challenge before it was a challenge.


    I challenge you to complete 1st grade.


    Invalid challenge. It has to be: I challenge you to complete 1st grade in Red Hill, Pennsylvania.




    Ohhh, SNAP!

    Unless Red Hill has only one elementary school and bans homeschoolers, then it's still not location-specific! :huh:


    Double ohSNAP! :)


    There is only one school though. Haha.

  9. I've done an "adults only" geocache hunt and easter egg hunt on my private property. I never listed it on the site for obvious reasons and it was by invitation only.


    By adults only, my definition was twofold. (1) There were items in the containers that only adults should have such as booze, sexy underwear, knives, certain unmentionable toys and other items of adult interest. (2) The terrain wasn't kid friendly either. Even if it was, the adults were in a race and kids could have gotten hurt.


    The adults had a great time and only a few injuries were reported. lol. In any case, that's the only type of hunt that would be appropriate only if it's on your own property and it's a private event. It's not something that I'd ever want to see on the general geocaching site.


    Can I get an invite please? :)

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