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    At some events the organisers do try to record trackables as they're brought to the Trackable table or box, and they ask cachers to sign their name against each one they take.




    I have never been to an event but was just wondering...


    are trackables logged in the normal way by the cacher before attending the event?


    is the method you mention just an extra way of keeping a record of what ones were actually at the event for others to pick up?


    is there a limit to how many trackables one cacher can bring or take from an event?


    what happens to any that do not get picked up?

  2. The humble TB isn't treated with the care it deserves.

    I would never take one to an event to swap.

    Even worse is the proliferation of TBs at Mega Events that just go missing.

    The organisers don't catalogue TBs and Coins efficiently.

    Just look how many are left HERE some 6 months after the event.



    That is shocking!

    I guess even at a Mega Event there will still be newbies and lazy loggers though!

  3. Imagine if the main tab of the geocaching.com profile page listed a count of others trackables that are in your possesion along with a list of each trackable and how long that it has been in hand.


    This public "shaming" would encourage the more lazy of the active cachers to not sit on trackables for weeks and months. Many go missing to newbies but I see a lot of active cachers with hundreds, and even thousands, of finds holding on to trackables for months.


    I like the idea of this in theory but I wonder if it would just end up with people never logging trackables in or out of their inventory?


    At events a lot of people take their TBs to help further their missions. If you're holding a TB that wants to go abroad you could either leave it in a cache and hope someone picks it up, or take it to an event and ask if anyone is going to the desired country.


    Events are also places people check in their own personal collections of geocoins for others to discover - these coins move from event to event and are never released into the wild.


    I took a look at a couple of event lists and although there are some that want to go abroad the majority have regular missions.

    This is why I wondered if collecting up TBs to take to events was just something that was a part of the event attenders fun, kind of like a status thing? I dropped 10 in, how many did you bring?

    Having a large pile of trackables to help yourself to at an event would be something that I would find appealing were I to attend, so maybe that is something I will do try in the future, I will however guarantee that I would log them all correctly!


    I had not thought about peoples own personal collections, that would add to the event list, but it was more the lack of trackables in my local caches that I was referring to than the size of the event list.

  5. I have just looked through my nearest 200 caches to see where all the trackables are and there are hardly any in the caches, some of those that are listed are actually not in the cache, when you check the date they were dropped in and read the logs from then onwards they are stated as not being in there.

    I am wondering do they get picked up ready for up and coming events? Events always seem to have plenty on offer.


    All well and good but EasyGPS isn't designed to show very darn much of the information found in a PQ.



    Lol....you have forgotten that I am a computer dummy!

    Every time I make a new PQ and try to get it onto my GPS I get myself into a muddle :rolleyes: why would I need anything more to confuse me? :)


    Thanks everyone for the help, I have learnt how to do this now!!!

  7. Firstly I am hopeless with computers so any help needs to be explained in a child friendly version then I may have a chance of getting this sorted!

    I have EasyGPS on my computer but when I create a PQ it goes to Adobe Reader which cannot decode it, I have a vague memory of clicking an option to have the PQs always to be sent somewhere and I probably clicked the wrong place! :rolleyes: how do I redirect it?

    Thanks for any help :D

  8. I am now obsessed with clip lock containers! I cant go shopping without checking out the sizes, shapes and quality of containers on display, sad I know!

    haha I'm the same! Actually Mrs eusty came back from shopping the other day with a 'little present' for me, when I looked in the bag it was a couple of containers from Morrisons :)


    Are they good quality from Morrisons? I will have to have a look!!!! :rolleyes:

  9. When I started caching in the dark I didn't have a decent torch, so I decided to get one.....which has led to a addiction!


    These are what I have so far with the lumen's they give out in bold.



    • Thrunite Ti (80)
    • Nitecore SENS CR (190)
    • Led Lenser P3 (15) x2
    • Led Lenser P7 (220)
    • Xtar TZ20 (820) x2
    • Fenix TK35 (820)
    • Thrunite TN30 (2800)

    So what has geocaching done for you?


    Ha ha, that is a bit geeky!! You could say that caching has brought new light to your life!


    I am now obsessed with clip lock containers! I cant go shopping without checking out the sizes, shapes and quality of containers on display, sad I know! I have only placed 4 caches so far but have about another 20 in the making, they are in various stages of preparation, most are still as I bought them but some are painted black and others are being taped black.

  10. Where rivers, streams, lakes or canals are involved then I think cache owners should be keeping a close watch on the safety of thier caches, I recently temporarily disabled 3 of my caches whilst the water levels where so high, I would not want anyone to risk thier life going for one of my caches. That said, I also think that posting what the conditions are like on the day you visit a cache is all part of the story that cachers should be adding to thier log anyway.

  11. I went caching on Dartmoor yesterday and whilst searching for caches came across about 12 maybe 15 letterbox hides. I was shocked by just how many letterboxes are now 'littering' the Tors, as a family we went letterboxing about 15 years ago when our kids were young, the boxes were not easy to find and most were well maintained, dry, contained a dry log book, stamp and pen, however things have obviously got out of hand. ALL of the boxes I found were in very poor condition, NONE had all the requirements to make them a good game piece and most were not really hidden, just openly placed. I found 2 letterbox hybrids and the contrast between these and the 'normal'letterbox hides was vast, they were well maintained, hidden out of view and just what I would want to search for and find!! Well done cachers!

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