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  1. How's about this one? Anyone who caches in New Hampshire, I'd like to ask you not to check it out so as to keep the surprise in case you decide to look for it. I still have about another week before it goes public, but here's a sneek peek for everyone else:



    I'd like any comments or suggestions, but if it is something that would spoil it for others, maybe you could email or PM me. I've been working steadily on it since early February and will be happy to finally, officially launch it :anibad:

    SWEET! :D Is that in your yard or??? Great job on such an outstanding cache and piece of art! I only wish I lived closer to go see it. If you don't want to reveal it's location, can you PM me. We may be headed that way later in this fall and could possibly try to catch it.

  2. Well lucky for you, I archived it.

    Bigg Daddy, the geo-world is a lesser place because of the archiving. Personally, I find that cache to be one of those incredibly clever micros that raise the bar for all others. You could've plopped a film canister in there and some folks would've been tickled pink. Instead, you went above and beyond, actually creating something that really fit in the environment. Kudos, Sir!

    I agree. I think it is totally cool, frustrating yes, but very creative. Wish where I lived something like that could stand up to the elements, I might have copied it and made something similar! :grin:

  3. What a beautiful picture! THANK YOU! I will definitely try to get to that, and go when the roads are less busy - probably after sleeping in late and midday. I also appreciate the reassurances about snakes, I am really not afraid of snakes, just wanted to be prepared should I run into any since I am not used to that.

  4. QUOTE(joranda @ May 23 2008, 06:16 AM)


    "Not all events even place caches for the event. Some are just a straight up event to go there and mingle with the other caches. I'd love to go to a event where they place 100 caches."


    Come to Wisconsin on 8/16/08, we are working our tails off to place 50 NEW permanent caches! GC1AW6D, a whole weekend of three events.

  5. I am going out there to do some gem finding and also geocaching. Not familiar with the area, and since it is mountainous - can you tell me if there are snakes or any other nasties :laughing: I need to worry about. Any caches that are particularly good in that area? Thanks! :laughing:

  6. My vote is that this is a big NO-NO....
    I guess this leads into a question of how to handle this. I am not a complainer and don't want to run around pointing fingers and emailing reviewers (even though some in the area are). The couple times I have run across things like this I just privately contact the cache owner, mainly because of pride or somehow protecting the integrity of the game. I know some people just blast the owner in a log and write the reviewer... not my style. How do you all handle these things, especially when they are just borderline?

    I would log a Should Be Archived note and let the cache owner explain to the Reviewer why he doesn't have to follow the guidelines.

    I totally agree. Unacceptable location with all the stuff going on now days, just will give geocaching a bad name if the authorities get called out.

  7. Only point I'd make is that stickers fall off after a while. Some of these may be picked up by other cachers, but my observation is that signature items tend to stay in the caches where they were left. Unless you use high quality stickers which resist heat and humidity (and I don't know how to tell), you will go back to the cache in 2-3 years and find a poker chip and a sticker in different parts of the cache. Many log books I've seen where I can read the color from a signature sticker even though the sticker has long ago dropped off the book.



    I agree. In order to help prevent this and keep your hard work dry, go buy some of the small craft bags they sell at hobby stores - they come in 2x3" size - 100 for I think around 2 bucks. Keeps them zipper sealed and less of a chance of them getting ruined. I also place a sticker INSIDE the baggie so people know who my trade item is from. I would love to find one! :)

  8. Before I realized how bad the swag was (I dont really care because like I said its about memories so its not really 'bad') I had wanted to do lego keychains (my husband and I are very big into legos). I realized that at least for urban this wouldnt be a good idea. The regular price for them is between 2-4 and even though we have already done 10 caches it would be at least 20$ worth. I havent given up completely if I can come up with my own design and buy pieces in bulk and 'build' my own keychains rather than doing the minifig ones they sell thats an option still, I just have to come up with a design!


    BTW I love the friendship bracelet idea and I would totally grab one if I saw it.

    I just did a bunch of caches that each had a lego piece in them and I think I know the cacher that leaves them. I thought - hmmm nobody will take that, but I guess there are people who love Legos too. By the way, have you ever thought about going to some rummage sales and buying Legos for your keychains (they would be cool by the way!)? Most parents can't wait to get rid of 'em. I know we must have hurt our feet on about 1000 of them when our kids were younger! :laughing:

  9. I have to ask, is it only for the swag that you go caching?


    I ask because going out to make the find should take you to places you've never been, look outside the box and enjoy what the CO wanted you to visit.


    *Prepairs for the snark.*



    Is the swag what gets me out caching, yep. ;) I admit it, I LIKE IT! (I like it alot :lol: ) I like lapel pins, keychains and signature items including pathtags. I also like enjoying new places too, but there is nothing like finding a new "treasure" for me to bring home. I in return leave "good" stuff too at least I hope it is good to somebody.

  10. I think somewhere something does say that a GPS is pert-near required for geocaching... now, thats not to say that every cache requires a GPS, but it seems it would be an important part of cacher gear. I wouldn't give hints, except maybe... "A GPS would be useful."

    Probably mostly needed, but I don't think it is a rule that it is "required." The one family is

    a single mom with five kids ;) who decided to get them involved in an activity and get them out of the house. She cannot afford a GPS. In some ways, I kinda admire her creativity and she has a harder search on her hands than most with a GPS so I guess if she finds it without one or an additional hint - kudos to her!

  11. Here is a trend I have seen where I live. People are going to the gc.com site, using the Mappoint feature and finding caches without using a GPS. I have had three people in the last month e-mail me for additional hints because they don't have a GPS and can't get specific enough with the satellite picture alone. Since we have had trouble with caches and coins getting muggled, I am now starting to mark the ones that are seen easily from the Mappoint site as premium.

  12. We are giving out some large prizes and decided that they are eligible based on if they have an account, they can claim tickets for the prizes. So now I think some parents are considering setting up accounts for each kid. :huh: which I guess is okay, maybe we can get Mega status that way! Since we did not place an age limit on it from the onset, I guess we can't say much now. Just double checking what Groundspeak's "rules" are on it.

  13. If it is a picture attached to a log you wrote - click to edit the picture and then click the trash can to delete.


    If it is a picture on somebody eles log on a cache of yours - you can only delete the whole thing and not just the photo. Best to ask them to edit it first.

    Well now that's the weird part. It is my picture, I posted it. When I put my pointer over the delete/trash can icon I get nothing. It won't delete. On ANY pictures in my gallery, not just mine. :):):P

  14. Well lets see every time we leave home we plan to go caching, but actual trips planned this summer, we live in Northern Wisconsin, so we will only list "trips" outside of Wisconsin.


    1. Lazy Hayes Days Event in June (Lower Michigan) about 7-8 hour drive.


    2. MWGB (Northern Indiana) about a 10 hour drive


    3. Camping trip to the Kewanaw Penninsula of Michigan (4 hour drive)


    4. MiGO Fall Fun Day - Sault Ste. Marie, MI (5 hour drive)


    5. Turkey Trott 5 - Manistee MI (10 hour Drive) even though its only 160 miles as the crow flies but Lake Michigan is in the way.


    We will add to this list if other thing happen on free weekends


    Barry and Valarie of sweetlife

    Hey Sweetlife - hope to see you and any others at our event - West Bend $1000.00 Cache Ba$h 8/16/08 GC1AW6D - should not be too far of a drive for you!

  15. It was orginally built as a sanctuary also for sea life as well as for scuba enthusiasts. There are several like it including places where they are rebuilding reefs. If you watch the video, it is kinda neat... well in a morbid sort of way I guess :ph34r: At least I am not making myself into a traveling cremated travel bug - although I did think about it... ;)

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