Posts posted by mesillywoohoo
Does your T.B. get miles for 'visiting' a cache. Or do you have to log it and then retrieve it
Thanks for the responses! I feel better about taking it now, and will move it along.
Thank you on behalf of that T.B owner and every T.B owner out there...... TB prisons are horrible things
I'm not sure what kind of links are allowed on the message board, but you can check me out at www.pleasantlydemented.com And welcome to the "using multimillion dollar satellite equipment to find tupperware in the woods" addiction!
Can I use that as a FB status!? That's great!
I too am new. I'm disabled and it's nice to have something I can get out and do easily without adding injury to myself (most of the caches I find are in city limits)
Before I find the perfect big enough cache today I will likely be finding quite a few micro caches. My T.B will be traveling with me while we search for the perfect cache. Can I log my T.B in and out of these caches since it did 'go' there? Or is that against the rules?
Thank you worstcaster! <3
Go you 'Your Profile' and scroll down. Under Account Options it will say 'Find Another Player' and you search for their username and it should pull it up
If they are already your friend click 'View my Friend' under Account options
I wanted to share! I'm so excited!
I'm launching it tomorrow
I pulled the zip ties so tight you can't slide them off the keyring even if you try. I gave it to my hubby and had him try
I also made sure to drop the keychain about 6 times outside to make sure it didn't break
Thank you for all the info you guys! The cache being placed is somewhere I can visit very regularly for maintenance and keep it looking good until I can get an ammo canister
And I just got the email a second time. I must be special!
Oooooh!! You get EVIL Cookies of Doom for that!
There is a guy who is taking geocaches in the northwest to try to stop geocaching.
Maybe it's the same guy.
I was wondering this too. I saw his blog linked in the travel bug section
In a ravine! We had this problem today and decided to come back later with better equipment.
The cache was under a bush on a VERY steep decline
Sometimes the police want to know what you are doing...the time they spend asking you questions is considered "detained". Sometimes a Muggle will call in thet someone is acting unusually, and sometimes they just ask on their own. You are right that this person is overblowing a couple of simple stories, and trying to stir up trouble.
oooooh I see! I thought 'detained' meant jailed and I was thinking 'REALLY? That seems far-fetched'
Having to tell a police officer I'm on a gps led treasure hunt isn't enough to put me off caching lol
I got an email from this member fuzzbuket
That statesYou should be aware that geocaches are often located on private and public property without proper permission.
Groundspeak has no way of verifying that proper permission has been obtained. Instead they rely on "adequate"permission asserted by the hider of the cache.
There have been a number of instances where geocachers have been detained by law enforcement.
Recently there have been several of instances where property owners have come to the forums to alert geocachers to caches placed on their property without their permission.
Before you continue in this hobby you should question the legalities of this activity.
The whole thing seems very 'fear mongering' and the person who sent it is obviously a troll'ish person because they joined on the 18 and just sent me this message now on the 19th
Is the bolded even true?
So I went to try and find a lock and lock because the places I can afford a small ammo box from are sold out. Would a rubbermaid lock-it container hold up for a couple of months until I can get an ammo box? We're going through a really dry spell in our area right now and haven't had rain for months.
Thanks for any help
We have a business building here with massive pine trees with limbs that are very low. I contacted the business about putting a cache there and received a reply this morning that it's ok. This is still allowed here right? Should I put on my cache info that it's on a business property with permission?
The ammo can we found in the park yesterday had mostly junk. I went to the dollar tree and bought a pair of socks in each size because my little girl (4.5) fell into the creek on the hike up there and I think it's probably happened to other little kids and hiking with smooshy socks sucks. So I'm going to go find that can again tomorrow and put something useful into it
I just ran across this... I would put this on the DO NOT attach to travel bug list.
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That is in really poor taste .... I would not even want to pass that along
Premium members usually opt to get emailed with new cache listings. Standard members just have to check to see if something new has been published.
Ohh ok that makes a lot of sense! I was trying to figure out how some people just seem to know there is a new cache!
Also thank you to Keystone for moving this! I'm sorry again
I meant to post this in Getting Started! I'm so sorry! If someone could move it that would be great
how do people know when new cache's have been posted? I'm very new and I found a perfect cache place that is currently untapped. When it's all placed and my listing has been reviewed. Will it just show up when people search their area? I'm not sure how that part of it works?
I've decided to release my TB with an angel keychain and a keychain charm with a photo of my daughter. I've also decided to include a tag that statesThis is a Travel Bug. Please do not take it and keep it. It’s meant to be moved cache to cache and location to location. It was launched in memory of my daughter Calypso who died in 2007 at 23 days old. This TBs goal is to visit as many seaside locations all over the world as possible by June 14, 2012 which is the date of Calypso’s 5th birthday. Please help us by logging this find on Geocaching site and then moving her to the next location.
If you know nothing about geocaching and find this little treasure and tag please please get on www.geocaching.com and ask for help to get this little one continuing on her journey.
No idea if it will stay alive for more then a week but I'm giving it my all !! <3
I would try the rice and see if it helps but you should put a note in the cache that the rice is to stop condensation
You can buy silica gel packets in bulk too though
Is the container in the upper image made of glass? If so, the guidelines warn against using glass containers. They can break or shatter in the wild, leaving glass shards at GZ. Just so you know.
I'm not sure if the one pictured is glass but they make them exactly like that in plastic also but that was the only photo of the brand I could find via google (I kind of suck at googling)
Thank you worstcaster! I've ordered my TB and will go ahead and work up a little tag for my plushie and get it laminated
What should new geocachers know about trackables?
In the log of the cache you simply choose 'visit' on your TB