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  1. One cacher thought it was bad form to take a TB and not leave one. I thought it was okay to take a TB and move it to another cache without leaving one - I didn't have one to leave. Please comment on the proper procedure - are you suppose to exchange or can you just take one to move it on?


    There is nothing wrong with taking TBs and not leaving others in return. TBs are not exchange items, they are meant to travel. And if you see a cache where the cache owner stipulates that you have to leave a TB to take a TB, you should take all the TBs and move them along. TBs belong to the person who released them, not the owners of the caches they rest in.

  2. I had a new cache published and a local got FTF all is well, the next finder smashed the caches to sign the log

    and then complained to the geocaching.com as I had deleted there find log.


    they did not find the cache in the way it was intended to be found but smashed it just to sign the log and then complain to me that it was too hard to get out. the cache is here if you want to see who smashed it as I am not allowed to delete there log so you can see who done it...




    As I don't see anyone who entered that they smashed the cache to get to it, I can only imagine that you saw the person doing it. Since you were there to see it happen, why didn't you tell them to stop? Or are you jumping to conclusions?

  3. So I thought I was just doing my job logging a few NM an NA logs. I logged one NA log for a cache I could not find which hadn't been found in over 1.5 years and had 2 other NM logs with no CO response. He wants to know why it should be archived. I thought I made it clear in the previous NA log in which I stated "no CO response and hasn't been found in over a year and a half"


    This guy is a well-respected cacher in my area and I don't want to develop a bad rep among him and his peers, but I just thought I was doing the right thing


    I still consider myself a newbie but please give me your input. rolleyes.gif


    Is this everything? Wanting to know why a cache needs to be archived is hardly flaming.

  4. I just started using my Explorist GC and I have noticed that the last 6 caches I have found are 15-20 feet off of gz. I upgraded from a Gamin GPS V and I was always within a few feet of the cache. With the GC it's off by more than I'm used to.


    is there anyway to calibrate the unit so accuracy is better? Or is there an accuracy meter like some have that tell you accuracy is like 18 feet, etc?

    I also just purchased an Explorist GC. One thing I do strongly recomend is to go to the web site and make sure you have the most updated firmware. When I upgraded mine some issues I was having went away.

  5. I guess we could have left him in Yuma and let him find his own way home...but we didn't do it because we did not think that was the right thing to do. I know I was wrong...I got it. But he agreed not once but twice to pay half of the deductible. As far as the conditions if I just would not have changed coarse and just follow the existing car tracks we would have been fine. He was also iritated that it took the tow truck and hour and a half and that was time we were not caching. He was a very difficult driven cacher...probably like some of you.


    I think I would also agree to many things if my driver was "thinking" of leaving me stranded in the desert.

  6. Completely true!! But, the c/o will prolly go and check on it after a couple of DNF's no matter who it's from. I know I do w my caches. :) Also, I'd space those DNF's out a few weeks apart. ;) just sayin'


    As the c/o hasn't checked on it in over a year, after a couple of DNF's he'd likely just archive it.

  7. On Feb 23rd it had not yet been moved and I hadn't heard from the person/group that picked it up so I emailed a basic "hope you haven't forgot about blah blah coin".


    I didn't get any response and I looked into said person/group I saw that they have 8 trackables in their possession, 7 from the same weekend ours was picked up and 1 from 5/20/10. (3 TB's and 5 Coins)


    So I emailed again on 3/7 since I still hadn't heard from them, making sure to not come off accusatory or threatening. I basically said that i was writing again since I didn't get a response to my first email and was concerned that maybe they had misplaced them.


    Also keep in mind that in many parts of the world it has been cold and snowy. Where these coins and TBs are/were located could have had a warm few days where the cachers went out found a number of caches and travelars while the weather permitted.


    After a couple of days, that geocacher had failed to log that cache nor the three travel bugs that I gave him, so I sent him a reminder to ask him to do that. He failed to respond. I sent three more e-mails over the next week, but he never responded to any of them. After waiting another two weeks, he still never responded to any of my e-mails, nor did he ever log the travel bugs. I sent him another e-mail earlier today and I am still waiting for his response.



    After two or three days days you sent this guy four emails in the course of a week. Are you really surprised that he didn't respond to your hounding him? I would at best have been creaped out.

  9. Come on cachers these coins only have 1. Bid on them for 9.99 they r worth more then that. I really need the money. Thanks for looking


    If they are only worth $9.99 to one person, why should I bid more on it just because you need money?

  10. . . . it is impossible to use as a GPSr for caching . . .


    If this is even close to the truth, why do so many people use an iPhone to cache?


    Well, lots of people buy mobile phones. To try and get you to buy coffee from your nearest retailer, many of them have gps, digital compasses, wibbly wobbly web access, maps and an app store full of toys (some of them probably still make telephone calls? :D)


    It's kind of an obvious step from having the capability as part of something else to trying it out I suppose.

    I think the first time you see it in action it looks quite amazing. Google Street view that reacts to the way you're pointing the phone?


    After all phones are new, and perhaps car sat nav is old hat, but maybe just as being able to walk around and make a phone call amazed people in the early 90s (late 80s if you were a yuppie) I'm guessing walking around with something that tells you where you are is a novelty for many people.


    And how does this address the supposed imposibility of using an iPhone to cache?

  11. I have one in my front yard and the folks that do it seem to like it just fine. Mine is a bit different then some others I have seen, I have a big front yard (for the area) with the cache closer to the road then the house and the family next door knows all about it.


    Just curious, what happens when a cacher trips and sprains his/her ankle on your property while searching for the cache? Most people really aren't sue-happy but there's always a couple out there.


    People who are prone to sue will do so without a cache in your yard to attract them. Avoid them in your yard and you might run into them (causing grievous mental, emotional and physical harm in the process, natch) on the street.


    I agree that people who are prone to sue will do so however, now that you have invited them on your property to find a cache they are a guest and not a tresspasser. Your legal obligations toward a guest are significantly higher than that owed to someone who is tresspassing.

  12. I have one in my front yard and the folks that do it seem to like it just fine. Mine is a bit different then some others I have seen, I have a big front yard (for the area) with the cache closer to the road then the house and the family next door knows all about it.


    Just curious, what happens when a cacher trips and sprains his/her ankle on your property while searching for the cache? Most people really arn't sue happy but there's always a couple out there.

  13. I'm not a big fan of them. I always feel a bit creepy and paranoid that the CO didn't really get permission.


    It's just a bad idea in my area. The few times people have tried, there have been problems. Straight to the ignore list for me.


    The only one I've gone after turned out to be in the neighborhood I grew up in which did make it interesting. While I did find and log that one, following lawn caches I just ignored. Just feels too creepy going on someones property.

  14. I have moved a few travel bugs and what i am wondering is if you have the travel bugs with you when geocaching, should you let them visit each cache so they can get more milage on them?

    How would you want your travel bug treated?


    I have a couple bugs where a person who found them moved them from cache to cache. One had over 30 entries over two days but only traveled a total of 60 miles. The other, the person moved it over 700 miles over the course of a week or so and dipped it several caches along the way. The first one kind of annoyed me as what is the point, the second one while the miles were a little on the fake side did actually get moved quite a distance.


    My point is that while both meant well it seems there should be point if you are going to just dip it in many caches.

  15. As a point of interest, while some were sitting at their keyboards, whining about not being able to get FTFs, I just went out and got 2 this morning, one was a simple puzzle cache.


    That's the way you do it. :laughing:


    That's just not fair and very rude to those of us who did not want to leave our computers. :laughing:

  16. Ok so if FTFs shouldn't go to the fastest and most dedicated and often most available cache hunters then how do you decide who is entitled to get the FTF? Also, how long are the fastest/dedicated/available cachers expected to restrain their searches? Perhaps they should wait until everyone else who is interested in FTF catches up?


    Hold on though, now in that group of not quite as fast FTF hounds, there will still be some people who are getting FTFs faster than others. Should they now be required to stay home as well so that still slower people can get the FTFs to which they are entitled?


    My head is starting to hurt here.

  17. For a larger list (There are about a dozen coins that were already traded/sold from the list)


    Anything that isn't red (less a dozen or so) was put into the bundles.

    There are also several coins that weren't on that list that are in the bundles as well. But it gives a good representation.


    Quick easy way to begin your collection, or get some traders.

    As stated earlier I think everything is 2008 and earlier minting, when 500 coins was a huge run, and 100-250 was much more common.


    Are pictures available somewhere on the internet?

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