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  1. There are a lot of TBs around these parts. Stuff going missing it part of a game unfortuantely. Caches get muggled too. The tbs that I watch that seems to be the logest lived are ones in memory of someone or something

    It may be a reality of the game, but it certainly isn't a sanctioned part of the game. If it were a recognized part of the game like infractions in football, then there would be penalties for those infractions. "Holding TB too long on TheAuthorityFigures! 5 smiley penalty!" "Retrieving TB from cache without loging, mesillywoohoo, 10 Smiley penalty!" "Giving in to Childs demand to keep TB, FamilyTryingThisGameOutForTheFirstTime, automiatic game ejection!" :laughing:


    Of course it's not a sanctioned part of the game. But this is real life and people suck and you've got to accept reality and stop being bitter about it. Your TB disappears. Release a new one. They aren't super expensive. Or make a replacement for the lost one. It's not hard.


    The fact is a lot of people start geocaching but don't keep with it. They get bored or burnt out and just never do it again. Or they die. My friend's tb ended up with a lady who got hit by a car and killed. She knows because the lady's brother found the tb and contacted her. It's unfortunate but that happens. Then if you have a cache somewhere where it floods and your tb was in there? It's lost.


    They might turn up years from now they might not just like any buried treasure which is what this game is about. Finding things hidden.

  2. I have several that I only dip. A Found it, a DNF, an EarthCache and others. Sure it's weird, but isn't geocaching kinda weird? :laughing:


    I have a special memory bear that travels with me and I think I'll connect the whale cachkinz on her and she'll come with us to caches.

  3. I've actually never made it past trying to understand why anyone would increase their stats. I guess I've always looked at stats as a byproduct or incidental of the hobby. Whatev's :laughing:


    I don't understand stat counters like that. I've been doing this since 2011? And only have found 55. Not because I don't love it but because I'm in a wheelchair and finding easily accessible caches local when I rarely go anywhere is hard lol.

  4. The ones in the parks by here are maintained by both the park employees and by geocachers in some massive statewide team effort. Park employees are educated about the various aspects of the game. In the parks here they don't lead trips. They give instructions and rent out the GPSr units to people. You can talk until you're blue in the face to people about travel bugs but when they're already overhwlemed about having to do a multi in the park with this unit they barely know how to use any/all information about something as trivial as a travel bug is in one ear and out the other.


    The caches in our park were put in by just other geocachers from how it looks. A Different name on each cache and some of them own a multitude of caches all over the state. And going from logs they maintain their own cache too

  5. Here's what my tags for my 'special' travelers say.






    I printed them up from a .pdf file someone here gave me.


    I think in the future for T.B's with non specific goals I may use a travel buddy tag I like those

  6. I think it's a rule that doesn't take into account that people have families, can't geocache every weekend, or are disabled.


    I likely will not reach 100 caches until I've been here a year or longer. I cannot winter cache due to disabilities so when November hits and it gets cold I'm likely done caching until Spring.


    The idea that I would not be able to hide a cache until I had 100, which I cannot do because of my physical limits is appalling.

  7. So when I get an email that my T.B's have been picked up I've been sending a message to the user thanking them for picking it up. I know some geocachers don't like to move bugs so I really am appreciative when other's pick them up

  8. It was a medium sized lock and lock and all the stuff inside is geared towards people who are caching with littles. (it's a park) I included about 7 bandaids, a pack of tissues, 2 stuffed little hearts, a pair of brand new socks for a little, a chapstick, and tinkerbell pen that someone can wear around their neck and my log book and pencil.


    It's near my house so it will be very easy to maintain and hopefully keep the cache nicely run B)


    Good water-tight container, good size, nicely stocked, and a CO that's keen to maintain their nearby cache. Couldn't ask for more. Kudos. :D


    Thank you! I wasn't sure exactly what to place in it. So I thought about stuff we wished we'd had when our littles came with us

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