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  1. I'm planning on placing my first cache. But I got a question to ask and I know its going to develope into a "I got this really unusual thang in a cache."


    I'm planning on knitting up a scarf for the ftf prize for the first two caches I'm going to place. I have a location for one, but not the other. I've seen the chain mail balls from one cacher. What others have been found or placed?

  2. with law enforcement or children, I try to be truthful.


    Although I love

    I'm using billion dollar sattelites to hunt tupperware.


    I asked one guy what he was up to, cause I swear he had a gps in his hand, and he said he was just playing with his pda. Next thing you know, he and I are talking about our kids (D2 was hanging out in her sling) and he offers to help me find the cache because its at the 6' mark and I'm only 5'4. I show him where I've zeroed out the coords and have been looking and about how antsy I was about the syringe and he offers to find it for me. He climbs into the same area I was at, turns around, looks up - the one place I hadn't looked - and grabs it. I show it to his daughter, and sign it, offer to let them sign it but they said no.


    The best part of it is that I think I made a convert of him and his girl.

  3. I found a syringe when I was out on friday.


    I carefully took a few steps back. Almost lost the find cause of it


    Let me guess... was this in Central Park in Burnaby? I found a small bag of about 10 needles stuck in a tree root. Thanks god all of them were capped otherwise I would have poked myself when I pulled the bag out.

    &%*&*%^ Druggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    No, actually. Horseshoe Bay. The "Waiting for ferries" one. I have a friend who owns a building in that area and have permission from him to plant a cache, but got beaten to it. blerg.

  4. DS - 3 - sorta likes caching. He can get out into a park and run. That's what he likes. But what he really likes is grabbing stuff from a cache even if I don't want to trade. He's grabbed a teacup, a bouncing ball and a fish thing.


    DD - 17mo - if she's allowed to walk, she loves that part. She's too young to understand but loves being outside too.


    DP - 39. The man had a heart attack in 2004. The excercise is good for him. (I can spell tonight)


    DF - -7mo - is along for the ride and has no choice in the matter. Makes caching interesting too. Everyone I cache with is all "you shouldn't be doing that... here let me" even though I am (currently) perfectly able to do it myself!


    DL - me! 33 - gravidy sucks. but at least I'm allowed to do "low impact" excercises without having to get a note first.


    I can post pics later. maybe.

  5. Just because an "owner" isn't around to "maintain" a cache doesn't mean its inactive. If anything, because the cache is visited, you could say it is being maintained by the caching community.


    Extrapolating on that and you could also see how every visit to a cache is also a maintenance - make sure it hasn't been muggled, that the contents are dry, that it hasn't been removed by parks or police...


    But yes, there should be a way to switch ownership, including a way to open the ownership so that you don't have to ask the original owner permission to adopt because it has already been given.

  6. Oh my giddy aunt. I just spent the last several hours going through all 20(!!!) pages of this topic. but boy have ya'll given me some good ideas, eh!


    I still don't have a gps yet (that's the next plan - researching what I want is the plan currently) but I have modeller's flocking and other... things I can use for some caches here. The scary thing is that I can think of at least 10 places in my complex I could hide things, three just around my townhouse without having to go more than 5' from my door!


    You people are truly evil!

  7. I've tried twice to log into the 'Wack Geocacher's Board (Chilliwack BC area) and I got denied twice. The second time, I got this for a reply:


    Dear mamid,


    Our staff has opted not to approve your account, and therefore it has been removed.  The following reason was provided for why your account was not approved:


    Along with the changes made to Proboards v.4, options to "log in to view forums" have been made so that sites do not get hacked or permit guests to post anonymously. Several Proboards out there have had this happen, only to find that their board was removed due to a violation of the Terms of Service. To reduce the possibility of this happening, the requirements to become a member at 'Wack Cachers are that you must be approved as a member verifiable via an identity that is known to others and/or have a recognizable caching name. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.


    So, what am I supposed to do to get an account there? Its not like I could fill out all the fields. I don't put messenger information into my accounts till I've gotten access to a forum and I have a specific email I use for forums because I've been stalked before and I can kill it at a whim if I feel threatened.


    I am a newbie to Geocaching. I don't even have a GPS unit yet, but an online friend has offered to go with me as soon as she replaces hers that was stolen. I have been drooling over Geocaching for over 5 years. I have decided that I was going to get a GPS unit by summer so I could take my kids with me on walks in the park, and finding the geocaches. I was certain I could have found a cache that last year when I saw pics of where one was, I tried to find it without a GPS unit because I knew the cross streets where the pics was taken. Never did find it, but just looking for it was fun and exciting. And the walk did me good.


    I am furious. I wanted advice on GPS units. I wanted to know where I could pick one up. I wanted to know if there were second hand units available for cheap. My DS is notorious for breaking electronics and I didn't want to fork out hundreds of dollars that he'd break within minutes. I feel like because I have not been on any of the other boards so far, I'm persona non grata and therefore don't deserve any help from my local group.


    If they are at the "outdoors show" this weekend, I plan on giving them a piece of my mind. I won't be rejoining the forum any time soon.

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