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  1. If you are near Gladstone, Carorica would be the go. 100mm tube, about a metre long.
  2. Been caching since 2006. I still have 20 spaces to fill. I didnt even know this was a thing. Meah, Im not worried.
  3. I have a PVC cache, thats around 14 years old, never been DNFed, never been off line for maintenance, never needed maintenance, fairly easily found, about 100 metres off a busy main road. Large enough to be a TB motel for all but the very largest TBs. Container is 100mm PVC pipe about 1 metre long. Mind you, an ammo can is not the be all and end all for cache container, as I have seen one rusted out completely due to its proximity to the beach.
  4. I dont think I have ever lost a cache to bushfire, and I have had plenty of caches over the years. One has been active for around 14 years, (I just looked, in play 14 years tomorrow, 20/10/20) never been muggled, disabled, or DNFed. Original container still in play. Original log book still being used. Its certainly not in a remote area, being about 5km from Gladstone Qld, and you can drive to within a metre of GZ. And its quite large, about a metre long and 100mm in diameter. https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCYZ1H_carorica-gladstones-tb-motel?guid=eb0162f7-2e4b-4ecb-a4ca-c7c9118e1370 I dont have a rigid maintenance scheme for my caches. I attend to them if an issue arises, and when time permits. Consider the placement of your new cache. Try to place it somewhere that it wont get burnt, if fires are a problem in the area. A rocky or cleared area, with no fuel load, would be ideal.
  5. What's this, people don't like nanos? That's terrible. They're fun. The smaller the better. The challenge is making a log scroll small enough to fit. Those magnetic things they sell as nanos are just too big. Check out one of mine. Log book inside the tyre valve caps on one of the wheels. https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCZ4D8_heeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy?guid=a4a7708c-1322-467a-bee0-3b4a9eb2ad44 I have finally managed to secure a few little nanos, whole container is smaller in diameter than a pencil, and about 1/2 inch long.
  6. Happened to have just heard from GC support. Change of password was suggested.
  7. Yes, getting notifications and messages through GC.com. Not getting notifications of me placing a new log on a cache. Nothing as yet from GCHQ. 5th log found when I checked my account and found caches through the dashboard.
  8. Password changed, phone scanned. A fifth log discovered and deleted. No fake logs made in the last 12 hrs or so.
  9. Cheers for the replies. Stuck at work at the moment, so will get onto GC.com when I get a chance. The logs look genuine, even used my avatar, but were missing the "Cheers" in the sign off, which I always use. I became aware of the issue when a mate who owns one of the caches concerned, rang me to ask why I had only done the one or two. I usually smash an area when I get there. Its all about the numbers, after all, but only genuine numbers that I have found, not fake ones. Cheers Bundy
  10. Seems my Geocaching account may have been hacked. This morning I was made aware that I had logged a find on a cache owned by a mate. I was at work at the time, and no where near the cache in question. Checking my found caches list, there were 4 caches in the area that were "found" by me this morning, all while I was at work. Fantastic, remote control caching. No. I have gone in to the individual cache pages and deleted those false logs, but they still show up as smileys on the app map, rather that green unfound containers. How can i get this rectified, and is there any way GC.com can track who has published the false logs? Cheers Bundy
  11. Talking about bellringing. I used to play the bells at St Andrews, Lutwyche, Brisbane, when I was much younger. The peal is 13 bells, a full octave of 8, plus 5 others (sharps and flats). These bells are not played in the "traditional" way, of one person per bell, pulling on a rope attached to the bell. This peal is played via a large keyboard, by one person. Each key it attached to the clapper, so the bells stay stationary. Its been nearly 40 years since I played them. The belfry is behind the small windows above the main front doors. https://kedrontoday.com.au/christmas-carols-and-church-bells-to-fill-the-air-at-st-andrews-anglican-church-lutwyche/
  12. Well, I wouldnt want to get my hooks into you.
  13. 275 is our best effort for one day, in reality it was about 9 hrs. I drove to, got out, found, signed and replaced, every one of those caches. My wife would have simply brought the next one up on the GPS. I remember that, back in October 2006, I held the record, for a brief time, of the most amount of caches found in a 24 hr period in my state. A grand total of 62. That was a huge effort back then. No paperless caching, no phone app, I dont even think I had GSAK. That was all paper based, each cache page printed out, and the coordinates for the next cache hand entered into the GPS60.
  14. Google Soxsavers. https://www.workwearhub.com.au/dnc-cotton-boot-covers-6001-khaki.html
  15. It's all good to read up on a heap of caches you might do, but when you have no set itinerary, and multiple route choices, then it becomes a bit pointless. My recent trip away, 7500km over 3 weeks, 613 finds. The thing was, during the trip, due to weather considerations, our trip home was via a route a thousand or so km to the side of the way we had planned to head home by.
  16. Golden wattle, if your up/down that way, check out https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC7VYNP_benny-brown-nose?guid=371c9bab-29e5-4bcf-8e0c-c31a62fc36f1 although its listed as a Mystery, I would count it as a letterbox due to its construction. No, it doesn't have a stamp, which is why its probably not officially a Letterbox cache.
  17. Although one of these looks even more interesting for a night cache container. https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-330mm-solar-powered-pest-control-owl_p3041144
  18. GW, if you want glowing eyes, try some of those colour changing LED solar garden lights. For the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree, I modified one of those plastic garden gnome owl bird scarers to have glowing, colour changing eyes. Pulled apart a couple of those solar garden lights, extended the wires, drilled holes into the owls eyes, and fitted the LEDs into the eyes. Good enough to look interesting at anything over a couple of metres. One of these----- https://www.bunnings.com.au/41cm-brown-owl-bird-scarer_p3040634
  19. Nope, I don't bother with Earthcaches anymore, as the "find" is purely up to the decision of the cache owner. After doing a few, and having a couple of finds rejected because we didn't give the EXACT answers that the owners wanted in order to log the find, even though, both times, we have supplied photos to prove our attendance at the location, I just cant be bothered expending the time, energy and data to get more rejections. So nope, its a big fat NO from me towards earthcaches. I have the answers to an earthcache that we visited just on 2 years ago, never bothered submitting the answers to the owner. I DNFed a traditional today There is an Earthcache at the same location. I didn't even bother opening the cache page.
  20. No mate. I would have to look up the logs for the DNF log. https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC7NKY4_bus-stop?guid=31863039-4c66-4305-9457-05ffcb5d7d92
  21. Not when caching, but I have been involved in the search for, and retrieval of, quite a few dead bodies as part of a volunteer emergency group. Its the ones that have been in the water for an extended period of time that are usually the worst. We used to have a stretcher frame fitted with chicken wire, to strain them when getting them out of the water. If you grabbed an arm or a leg, it usually came off in your hands. I was allocated the head end of a body once, that had been ejected out of a piece of heavy machinery as it went over the side of a cliff. When we went to pick him up, my hands disappeared into the back of his skull, he had lost the back of his skull, and we didn't realise it. One really bad car accident I was involved in had parts of human scattered over a very wide area, skull and brain fragments thrown at least 300 metres from the site of impact. Nasty stuff.
  22. I have had 2 interesting experiences on our recent caching trip away. Down NSW somewhere, I gave up on a hunt when turning a piece of wood over revealed 2 of the biggest Red Back spiders I have ever seen, each was about 2cm across the body. And a hunt in Caboolture Qld saw me raking my hand through some leaves in the fork of a fig tree, to then see a snake scurrying away. Errr, nope. Otherwise, depending on the location, mossies, sandies, and bush flies can be the worst. I have had encounters with big buck roos, no pigs or crocs as yet, but they are out there. Its usually the smaller things that you don't see are the worst. The big stuff cant really sneak up on you.
  23. There are a whole heap of caches near Denmark, Western Australia, The series is called BYOB (Bring Your Own Battery) and the cache pages specify you need to bring your own 9 volt battery. GC21C09 is the first in the series. For those worried about reversing polarity, they only connect one way. The connections are non reversible.
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