Caches and Bomb Squads in Geocaching topics Posted March 7, 2002 quote:Originally posted by brokenwing: o-do person places a bomb or what have you in one of these things. While it is certainly possible that someone could do this, we have to be realistic and not live in fear. If someone wanted to hurt other people, where are plenty of better ways to do it than placing an explosive device in a box that may or may not ever be found again. Besides, the possibility also exists that someone could place a bomb in your car while you are in the grocery store. Shall we all stop leaving our car unattended because of it? Do we all start checking the car out for bombs before we get in? No, there is little point. You are much more likely to die on the highway in a car accident than by a car bomb. It just is not very likely someone would do this kind of random act. There are much better ways to terrorize people and cause mass causalities. Public places are much more likely to be bombed than a container in the woods. In reference to your idea about "Strict rules, and perhaps a governing body", I fail to see how this could make any difference at all in whether or not such a thing ever happened. Can you explain how this would help? Remember, malicious people don't follow rules. Thanks. ------------------ Brokenwing _http://www.cordianet.com/geocaching_ I am not living in fear nor do I plan to stop geocaching. Like it is often stated, 'if we stop doing such and such, then they win'. I do think I am being realistic however. Someone planting a bomb in my car specifcally is targeted at me, or it is a random act. since there are far more cars than geocaches, little worry. However, there are geocacher haters and it is drawing attention to itself. Some weirdos like seeing their name in the paper. It's random but targeted at the same time. Kind of like arson. i'm not suggesting we all live in fear or even be any more vigilant than we are. I'm merely stating that I believe it will happen and I think it sucks that I am pessimistic about be even more so because I have reason to be. How is it any different than dropping cinder blocks from bridges or spiking Hallowe'en treats? It happens, all to often. I too fail to forsee how a governing body could make any difference. That too, doesn't mean it will not happen. MajBach You can't have everything. where would you put it?