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  1. Saw this show once, pretty fun I thought.


    Put the date up online for when it airs when you know, because I really want to see this, I really see them matching you with a 500lb lady and you guys going on a geocache with a terrain rating of 5.


    Any publicity is good publicity.

  2. Make your coordinates fit the rule.  I check a 40' ring around the 0' reading, and so do other most likely, so having coordinates off by 20' wouldn't hurt.

    Really, REALLY bad advice. :)

    What he said.


    If its not out in the open then move it, if its a micro, coords need to be dead on or you will get complaints and bad logs.

    If it's a micro, I agree, if it's a 50 caliber ammo can, which I assumed the OP meant because I'm a one-track minded person from SW Pennsylvania where micros are scarce in my area. An ammo can can be off, because hiding spots can be spotted from 60 feet away sometimes. Micros NEED to be dead on, as I've found out from the few I've found.

  3. Really bad advice? Today I found a cache off by 150 feet, and the accuracy was on 20 feet at one point. I still checked the circle because when I got within 20 feet of the coords I bumped a satellite. If your accuracy is 15 feet, and you make your coords fit the 528' rule even though the cache is 520', the margin of error plays in, and the next person to find it, might find the coordinates were right on with their GPSr unit's reception. I would move it the extra 20' feet out, but this person wants to know if they just have to get it to fit, but doesn't want to move the cache.


    I'm closing myself from this topic, since I don't think I'll ever cross a path that this problem will occur. Just finishing off my first 2 cents that got shook up.

  4. Micros are really evil caches. They are usually very well camoflauged small containers that people pass everyday but do not "see" it. If you're new, get some big ones below your belt and read up on micros so they don't get you. Some micros are easy although, just look for diffuculty of 1 until you get the hang of it.

  5. Seems like I have been doing a lot of caches recently that have major trails leading right to them. Sometimes part of the adventure is being able to read the subtile forest hints. The bent grass, the twisted fern, the scraped bark, all keep us in the right direction until finally we reach the little pad of packed soil where they sat to sign the log. ....but when it becomes more of a herd path ending at a hollow stump with gum wrappers and water bottle lids on the ground isn't it time to move the cache? Maybe not archive it... but at least move it a couple hundred feet and adjust the coordinates?

    Wouldn't moving the cache to another place, just destroy the plantlife of that area too? Geotrails are hard to stop from forming if your cache is off trail. Sometimes they are of help to newbies as well, who aren't as good at finding as most. Some clever caches still give you the idea of "Where is it?" after you pass through the geotrail because there are many hiding places in the area.


    For trash, consider putting a CITO logo on the cache page. But, moving caches just make them a pain, because people revisiting the same cache 200 feet away, doesn't give the sense of adventure, and may just be a reason for people to "double-log" on the cache itself.

  6. I support handicap caching. I just recently placed a very interesting handicap accessible cache in a place where they are EXTREMELY scarce if you do your research for the surrounding area. I feel they should have caches that are available that aren't guardrail caches. I spent alot of time for a good caching experience for those with limited mobility.

  7. It might have something to do with your computer and not the site.  I've had problems with viruses that change my information on sites.  Maybe you should considered getting McAfee Virus Protection.  Since I got it, no problems at all.

    Wow, that's really interesting. Which viruses did McAfee find on your system? :D

    Mostly trojans, and one that made me reformat my computer all together.

  8. I hid a micro in a "natural" hole that is made by an eroding on the ground. It really isn't a hole in the ground, but it was done for the "don't want it to be muggled, stepped on, or washed away" reasons. Rocks are a good options sometimes.

  9. Right? There isn't really any caches out there! :D


    Ok, I found the first one by accident, that's how I got started, so I really do believe in caches, but I'm about to give up too!


    I tried a couple near my home yesterday. I realized I needed to search around as the coordinates aren't totally accurate. It was in a field where there wasn't many places to hide. I search for an hour...no luck.


    I tried another one nearby, searched for an hour... no luck.


    The next day I brought hubby along to the second one, still no luck.


    We both tried a nearby third one, but there was no way we were going to crawl through those brambles! ( We tried approaching from a couple of different directions.)


    We went home frustrated and dissillusioned. Guess we just aren't cut out for this hobby. (anyone want to buy a slightly used gps?) :D

    My first couple caches I went to hell and back trying to find without luck. Sometimes you need a local veteran to take you under their wing and show you the "basics of finding a cache once you get to the destination".

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