New Caching Record in General geocaching topics Posted May 30, 2006 Boy what a weekend. I’m bushed. The first 24 hours was the hard part but then I pushed another 12 and made it 36 hours without finding or even hiding a cache. Personally I think a lot of people are going to vie for this record and so we need to get the ground rules down. Based on other ways of finding discussed in the forums I propose these find rules for all 24 hour no find record runs. 1) If the cache finds you have to sign it. No bogus non finds. If you are at the strip club and your buddy buys you a lap dance and she has a pocket cache, your record attempt is over. 2) Moved caches count. If someone left that Iraqi cache on your table and you trip over it. You have to sign the log, and count the find. You can’t bypass moved caches. 3) Archived caches. Even if that cache is archived you have to find it. After all if it’s good enough for others, you can’t just ‘say no’. 4) No signing tricks. Anyway you sign the cache is going to count as a find. If you sign the container and not the log, It’s a find. If you forgot your pencil, bleed on it. No excuses. 5) If you inadvertently walk by where the cache used to be and the owner says you can claim the find. You found it. 6) If you find an unlisted cache and later learn it was an event only cache for an event that you didn’t attend. Tough, you have to log the event as attended to balance your finds. This will disqualify your record run. 7) If your buddy thinks you would have found the cache even though it’s not there, that’s a find. Heck since some people think a DNF happens when you leave the house and don’t get there, if your buddy thinks that had you left the house to look you would have found it, it’s a find if you move like you are heading towards your front door. 8) If you normally cache in a team and your teammate finds a cache while separated from you during the record run, it counts as a find and you are disqualified. 9) If someone moves one of your caches and you have to find it again while doing maintenance, it’s a find. 10) If you go to drop a TB in a cache you have already visited. It’s a find. 11) If you help your buddy place a cache, it’s a find. 12) If you are trying for the geocaching.com 24 hour record and you find a cache listed on another site, you have to log an archived GC.com cache and so it’s a GC.com find and you are disqualified. Vice Versa also works. 13) If you are surfing the internet or podcasting and accidentally stumble on the cyberspace cache or radio show cache...That’s a find. 14) If any of the above happen while you are asleep tough, it’s a find. If you are sleeping during #1…you don’t deserve to set a record. That’s all I can think of. With all the way people are finding caches now it’s only going to get harder to make it 24 hours without finding a cache. So while it’s still easy I’m going to press my claim as the first person to hold the 24 hour no finds record. What if I'm too short to reach it, but can see it. Do I get a smiley?