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  1. Interesting location, history, story. Creative camo. A cache where someone obviously put effort into it. Caches that can hold TBs or swag. I actually forget about favorite points because they didn't exist when I started caching so not something on my mind.
  2. "There sounds like there is more story to this" Why? Because I didn't tell what what made me angry about it?
  3. I had a CO send me an unsolicited offer for a hint on one of his particularly hard caches that I'd DNFed quite a few times. Oddly enough he said "I could give you a hint but it won't help you." (Would that even qualify as a hint?? ?) Anyway, I politely declined and said I was stubborn and wanted to figure it out on my own. I continued to agonize over this cache not understanding why I couldn't find it. I research his hint, I studied logs, I poured over every inch of the area. (Others were DNFing it too). And then out of the blue I got an email from a fellow Cacher who much to my surprise outright told me where it was! My initial irritation at the helpful casher turned to anger at the CO. I have not gone back to the cache since even though I now know where it. It was a huge disappoint for the time I put into it. *smh*
  4. Thank you for the clarification. I knew the stages couldn't be near separate caches. It was stages I was confused on.
  5. I am so confused on this! MANY years ago I placed a multi and interpreted the guidelines to mean each physical stage of a multi had to be at least .1mi apart. So that's what I did. Several years later I found a 3-stage multi where S2 and S3 were only about 80 ft. apart. So I posted here about that and was told by An Important Person that yes, stages had to be .1mi apart. I think she provided a link to the guideline. OK. That's what I thought. So here it again...no minimum distance between stages?! Which IS it? I'd really like to know a final, official answer. Thanks in advance for clarity.
  6. I cache alone 95% of the time. I broke my ankle while caching. No one around, cold (February), raining, didn't really know where I was. I was laying in wet grass and mud in a cold rain. Called 911 but couldn't tell them "the address of your emergency." I guess they pinged my phone which was almost dead. Took awhile but eventually the cavalry came and rescued me. (Bless every EMS worker ❤️❤️❤️.) I had to log a DNF. ?? But I reckon it didn't stop me from caching alone.
  7. I could have sworn that 3 NMs triggers a notice to a Reviewer for potential archiving. Maybe it’s an old rule that has gone away? Otherwise, couldn’t a cache rack up 5, 10, 15.... NMs and still be active?
  8. I log NMs. Because it’s SUPPOSED to be a help to the CO, not a punishment. And usually it’s ignored. I even posted a photo of the destroyed remains of a cache...and nothing. After almost a year another Cacher replaced it (but at least he asked permission first). I’ve seen caches with 5 NMs logged plus a photo of the container in shreds...cache was still active. I thought caches were supposed to be archived after 3?? Aaanyway, it’s usually a fruitless endeavor but I do it because that’s what you should do.
  9. Wait...I’m a Platinum member. Aren’t y’all??? ???
  10. I haven’t even gotten to start yet. ? My life sucks.
  11. Haaaa! Ummm...errr....uuuuh...let me think about that. Maybe I have no shame. But maybe I do. Lol. (There’s a hint in that paragraph somewhere.) ?
  12. I avoid those caches like the plague!! They give me the heebeejeebies. Make me fee so uncomfortable. I had been working on a puzzle cache (I’m NOT a puzzler!). I was shocked and proud when I actually figured it out!! Wow! THEN it turned out the cache was in the owners yard. :-( I was crushed. But I decided “I solved it!—I’m going for it dammit!!!” So I went...and hit their mailbox (UGH,,,but no damage!). While I was molesting their shrubbery UGH this little old lady came out on her porch and started calling over “HEY LADY—-have you lost your caaaaaat?? Have you lost your caaaaasaatttt???!!” I shook my head, found cache, signed log and FLED!!
  13. If it’s been a looong time since you have cached, you are in for a surprise. I don’t use the GC app any more. It used to good and now is, in my opinion, awful. It doesn’t even follow tradition terminology. I’ve switched to another one and I’m much happier with that. Welcome back!! You can make your hunts your own and have fun.
  14. Interesting stories y’all. :-) I had had been out of town and was just getting back. I needed to call a friend about dinner plans and since I don’t talk on the phone or text while driving, I pulled into a parking lot to make my call. Made my call and then thought “Well, let me just check and see if there are any nearby caches.” The closest one came up... about 6 feet away! It was an LPC and turns out of allllll the empty parking spaces in the lot, I’d parked right in front of a cache. All I had to do was step out of my car. From reading the listing to find was about 1 min. I have another one buuuut.....it’s kind of embarrassing. I’ll have to think on whether to tell that one or not....
  15. I have seen quite a few half to mostly buried preforms. I would have thought that was a violation. I guess either the reviewer didn’t know or nobody cares.
  16. I use Sawyer and it’s worked great for me. I treat two sets of clothes (hat to shoes) for the woods. I took a tick that was crawling on my arm and put it on my shirt. The tick immediately started crawling around in circles and it’s legs curled up. And my shirt had been washed several times. I’m a tick magnet so it’s really reduced tick bites. I mark my treated clothing with a discrete X so I know which ones are treated. Unfortunately I did get a tick on the back of my head. Apparently when I pulled it out the mouthpart must have been left in. Since then that spot swells and itches over and over and over.... It’s been many months. I think it’s called a granuloma. Probably didn’t have my hat on that day. But I love my Sawyer!
  17. Just make sure your container is water-tight or you will forever be getting logs saying “log book/sheet is wet [or mush].” Ammo can are tops followed by brand Lock n Locks in my opinion. Everyone loves a dry cache.
  18. I would put the TB in another cache. Technically there is no such thing as a TB hotel. It’s a cache name only. So any cache that will accommodate the TB’s size and that gets found reasonably often would be fine. I would worry that a cache in nettles or PI could have a lower find rate. And it sucks when a TB sits in a cache for a long time. Personally I don’t understand placing a cache in briars, PI, nettles, blackberry, etc. (unless there are ways to get around the stuff to retrieve). Why inflict discomfort on a fellow cacher? That’s just me. I have trekked after a cache only to find a vast ocean of PI. DNF. Smiley not worth it.
  19. I don’t particularly care about souvenirs but I did put some extra effort into this promo because it was “planetary.” Normally I just have my own “special days” I want to log a cache for. I got further than I thought I would since I don’t have a lot of free time to cache. And I solved a Puzzle (which I normally ignore)! (It was an easy one :-/ ). I wonder how this promotion was viewed by GS. Was there an uptick in caching activity? More activity on Mystery or Earthcaches? More cheating than normal (hard to judge that I guess). I got far enough to wave at Starman in his red Tesla as he drives through space. :-D
  20. By doing cache maintenance. My caches don’t get found often because they are old timers, but I still check on them regularly.
  21. In that case, I would hope one of a few things: 1) the cache finder would understand something is wrong if they found a T3.5 just laying on the ground and notify CO that something is off 2) CO does cache maintenance and puts the cache back in place or 3) readjusts the placement and then edits his/her listing to reflect any D/T differences. I personally don’t feel a CO owes anything to another cacher’s stats or grid. You owe only to reasonably accurately reflect what a cacher will encounter when hunting for your cache. Hunt. Find. Log. Have fun. :-)
  22. The cache ratings should accurately reflect the difficulty/terrain of the cache. If something about the cache changes and they need to be adjusted, then adjust them. It’s about the actual cache, not other people’s statistics.
  23. You have too many caches when...you can’t maintain them. Strings of comments on wet logbooks, water in caches, logbooks full, NM logs, broken containers... I see that a lot. I use the NM logs but people seem reluctant to do that.
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