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A & J Tooling

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  1. I'd take those hides anyday over a typical Tupperware container!! I don't see anything wrong with that!! Because now everyone will start digging stuff up looking for a cache.
  2. Ohhh so dirty. HEHEHE... But its safe enough that kids wont get it. Where is your mind at? It didn't seem dirty to me.
  3. A is the 1st initial of my daughter and J is the 1st initial of my son and I meant to type tool king because I own more tools then any other man on this planet but I typed too fast and screwed it up.
  4. Of course any way you attach it to a tree, unless you inspect it yearly, the tree will eat it. A nail never hurt a tree. It might of hurt a few saw blades and people running that wood through a mill (something I do) but it never hurt a tree. I collect about 12 lbs of metal I find in wood each year in wood I mill.
  5. They'll never post a safety message like so many here want because then that will become a admission of guilt. Ever hear of Sawstop? The tablesaw that will freeze the sawblade by slamming a aluminum brake into the blade and stop it from cutting flesh? It actually works but do you see them inside of any woodworking businesses? Not any big ones because then you're admitting that the danger is there and you just opened yourself up to all kinds of lawsuits. As a Small business owner, I'd never have a safety warning like you guys ask on my site.
  6. I've found that one in the middle a couple of times and it was full of swag and a few bugs too. Was it easy to get the stuff out? Most importantly, could you get the logbook out without cramming it? I have a set of hook removers/long nosed needle nosed pliers that'll get anything out of anything so, I had no trouble but yes, the log book was rolled up and some of the swag needed a tool to retrieve it.
  7. I've found that one in the middle a couple of times and it was full of swag and a few bugs too.
  8. I've been finding a lot lately in bushes, hanging, in cemetaries. I've yet to come across one that needed maintenance.
  9. Umm, okay. You're entitled. But you just gave a very good near miss-report. It doesn't matter that you gave a similar scenario. Each near miss is still unique to the user and very valuable. In fact, we are already illustrating a pattern of at risk behaviors (just 10 posts into the thread) to the folks who care to read this thread and learn from the mistakes others have made. This is going off topic but where I work, there are areas with a lot of vehicle traffic inside a building so everyone in that area must wear an orange vest. Now, because everyone in the building needs to walk through that area every day, everyone wears an orange vest. An orange vest dose not stand out any more. We also HAVE to identify and report one near miss daily to our superiors. They figure, this way, we'll get rid of all the bad behaviors in the work place. Nope, now it's just a pencil whip to satisfy the requirements. No one cares any more.
  10. I don't agree with the near miss idea (there is such a thing as too much information), but I too ran out of water when I went for just one more. It was so hard to get to the area, I wasn't going to grab just one so an hour later, I run out of water, hottest day this year in Michigan. I keep going and start eating all the black berries growing along the trail. I finally realize just how far I am from my car and I attempt a cross country trek and not follow the trail. So, brambles will slow you down and tire out your legs quickly. I make it to my car, drink about 3 quarts of water and on the way home, I have to stop a few times because my legs and back are cramping up. I contiunue to have heat cramp related issues for about 3 days. I never had to utilize the restroom after all that water I drank, that is how much my body needed it. I have since started carrying a camelback with me on all my country treks.
  11. I enjoyed it. Jeremy is a decent public speaker. But come on Jeremy, "If you don't have something go wrong, then there's no story," is a bit PC. Just come out and say that it doesn't get fun until you bleed a little for a find. Those are the best stories. BTW I STILL have a working LVD player and 300+ LVD's. Anyone wanna buy 'em? I have an old betamax VCR. 600 bucks new.
  12. So the 1st person that ever hid a cache was wrong? Silly people. It's only a game. You will never change anyone that dosen't want to be changed.
  13. I wake up every morning, turn on the computer while grabbing breakfast and then see if any new ones popped up along my commute. If I don't get my one-a-day fix, I might just lose it. If I see a new one that's easier to access on my way to work, I leave early to nab it at 0330'ish. I have to get them early because the one day I chose caching over getting the kids off of the bus, was a day I don't care to revisit.
  14. As long as I can get a location to park legally and I'm not going onto private property, that is all I ask of the owner. Be off on your co-ordinates, no hint, no attributes, nothiong else is required. I get to spend time with my kids exploring and the longer it takes, the more fun we have.
  15. Get permission from whomever owns the property and hide some caches near the police station. Pretty soon they'll all know you and know what you're doing. All the stations near me have a lot of caches near them. Seems it's a common practice.
  16. I haven't found a lot yet but I think I've found everything pictured here quite often.
  17. Play the game your way. Let those of us who sign logs play it our way.
  18. To be able to find one a day and keep my little spree going. Yesterday I had to drive through 8 inches of snow to find an LPC. Of course the snow removal crew felt the need to bulldoze all the snow in the parkinglots onto the posts so after driving through the snow, then you have to dig.
  19. Some from a local cemetary near here...
  20. My dad used to call us maggots. As in, "Alright, you maggots, get in the car, we're leaving." So in that sense, I see it as a term of endearment. I passed the tradition on to my day camp kids back when I was a counselor. Maybe it's context-sensitive -- I am a maggot, so I can use it, but it's bigotry if you use it to refer to me. As for the cache thief in question -- definitely report it to The Frog, see what they advise. Cache thieves are a pain -- just ask folks in the Pacific Northwest, or Maryland, or Rome, New York. I called a lot of fine young men (and a few not so fine), maggots for 2 years. If anyone else called them maggots, there would be problems. They were my maggots while under my area of operations. As for the thief, remember, it's only a crime if you get caught...
  21. Welcome and your find percentage is better then mine and I don't use a GPS'r either. Why make it easy? Enjoy this fun activity.
  22. Eerr...thanks I guess. I meant that some of us don't use a GPSr to find caches at all. That would be too easy...
  23. I pre-stock all the caches my kids go for (that can hold swag). In a year or two, if they continue to show interest, I'll release them and they won't need me to verify all is well, beforehand.
  24. I just read all of your blog. You knida' mentioned you have to use a GPSr. That isn't entirely true. Might need one to hide a cache but you sure as heck don't need one to find one. Keep up the good work.
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