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  1. No it's not just a problem in your area. It happens everywhere. I'm not exactly clear when you say "in a stream". Is this cache somehow tethered in a moving stream? Is this an intermittent stream like we have here in Arizona? Most of our "streams" or rivers are nothing but dry gulches for 360 days out of any given year that only periodically flow during a heavy monsoon (flash flood!). Nearly all CO's down this way know this and avoid placement in a gulch because it's not a matter of if, it's only a matter of when the cache will get washed away. Anywho... I for one would love to see the particulars of that cache submission form for a cache in an active flowing river. Just to satisfy my own curiosity.
  2. I don't even understand how they think a DNF is a threat - like if you can't find it, that's on you buddy, not the CO ... I prefer people to log a DNF on my caches if they can't find it, it lets me know that the cache might have gone missing ... honestly, if someone asked me for a hint and threatened me, I'd tell them to hop off haha I'm all up for asking for hints but I would never threaten someone for a hint! though usually I'll suck it up, log my dnf and look harder! As I previously said, I'll only ask for a hint if i've visited the area for two long looks that both equal up to at LEAST over an hour, depending on the dificulty, sometimes well over 2-3 hours. I'll only ask for a hint if I'm positive I'm 100% stumped! though usually the CO I message tells me the exact location of the cache instead of a small lead ... can I join in on the 'bah, millennials' train if I ask for hints like them? I don't think these issues are confined to millennials. I find baby boomers just as poorly behaved, if not worse. Actually, they are often worse, because boomers have more difficulty comprehending modern etiquette for devices and social media. I've had some astonishingly rude and demanding missives from baby boomer geocachers. I'm a Gen Xer so I'm just too apathetic to ask anyone for a hint at all. I don't doubt it. But at least those rude and demanding missives were properly punctuated and spelled. That skill has gone extinct with millennials.
  3. I've seen quite a few of these types down here in southern Arizona, and for the most part they do just ok. Lids are really flimsy and the sun exposure does a number on them. Believe it or not, we do get a rainy season (its currently that season) in the desert, but things dry out quickly.
  4. If there is a hole in the cache no amount of silica gel will keep it dry. This is the container I use on one of my larger and more remote caches and it's pretty awesome. Dry as a bone. great cache container You can put a lock on it also. You are super generous. Way to go. High five. 2 thumbs up! I have a good container like this in use. I engraved my name on the front, deep into the plastic. That doesn't affect its use as a cache, but makes it much less attractive to a would-be thief. I like that idea. Sort of the make your TB as ugly as possible theory to theft prevention. I think in this case, the fact that it's a bit remote is its best defense. It is chained on the inside of a hollowed out tree, but that's not for theft prevention, at least not of the two legged animal kind.
  5. or you can snap on a grommet so it achieves the same results and prevents fraying of the plastic.
  6. If there is a hole in the cache no amount of silica gel will keep it dry. This is the container I use on one of my larger and more remote caches and it's pretty awesome. Dry as a bone. great cache container You can put a lock on it also.
  7. tag attachment View the gallery pics to see. TB tag attachment method. Works well with objects like this. I use lock-tite on the cable so a "casual" attempt to remove the tags won't work. It has to be cut.
  8. He chartered a helicopter to take him there. Hope his latte didn't get cold while placing that throwdown. The horror.
  9. I might have missed something. Where did it say they left a throw-down? "The cache is now a write in the rain a4 bit of paper and I placed the cache inside a bright yellow pelican type case I had with me for my camera gear."
  10. Btw, he got the code to make the bogus discovery on one of the pictures in the TB gallery. Surprised there haven't been more "discoveries" from Germany before this. I'd delete that photo also.
  11. Does Letterboxing really need a review system? You would think all 10 of them could behave themselves.
  12. Yeah, I've been researching and that's definitely a style I've been warned about. I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with Quad Lock?
  13. I want to mount a cell phone holder (galaxy s7) to my mountain bike to do a few trails in tucson. Anyone here have experience with cell phone mounts and give me suggestions as to which ones to consider and which ones avoid? Hope I posted this in the right forum.
  14. Judging by the description of this cache GC2TJKV, and looking at the inventory, I'd say not many.
  15. It just got dropped off in a cache yesterday and here is the cache description: "Recent quote: "the most overrated cache of the Netherlands (by far)" :-) In one of the cosiest streets of Amsterdam you'll find a small treasure hidden behind a small door in the wall. DO NOT CLOSE THE DOOR WITH PAPER, CHEWING GUM, LEAVE IT SLIGHTLY AJAR, so your fellow cachers don't have to spend hours to pry the door open. DON'T LEAVE TRACKABLES HERE, THEY SEEM TO DISAPPEAR! There is no pen so bring your own. The door is really small, as in Alice in Wonderland small, so don't try to open one of the normal size doors in the street... " So when a cache specifically says DON'T LEAVE TRACKABLES HERE, I guess that means drop your trackables here. I'm not sure as I've only been speaking English for 50 years.
  16. Epoxy two small rare earth magnets on the backside of plate. A small zip-lock bag for small log. Can't help you with the damp log problem, I'm in Arizona.
  17. So the TB is showing as in the possession of "xyz cacher"? If so, then yes, select grab it from current holder (now its in your possession), then log a "visit" to the cache you picked it up in.
  18. I sorta agree, but I'd also like to see the Trackable Owners sharing some of this blame. The CO now has to do extra maintenance because of a side-game he may not have been asked (or interested enough in) to play. We use ammo cans. I'll get to maintenance next year some time... If the TOs helped by keeping track of what their trackable's up to, TB missing threads may well become a non-issue. I couldn't agree more. As a CO and a TO, it is up to me to keep track of my TB's. I have messaged/emailed a few folks who currently have a few of my tb's (for an extended amount of time) just as a friendly request to "inventory" what I have out their. Some are responsive, some are not. I have posted notes on cache logs asking if the next finder could confirm the presence or absence of our tb. But I've stopped short of messaging a CO directly to ask if he/she could inventory their cache for us. If I can confirm one of ours is indeed missing from the listed cache, I don't wait for the CO to mark it missing, I do it myself.
  19. It happens. My seafood paella is a lot of work, and my wife and I think it's delicious, but a friend hates seafood. My roast leg of lamb, ditto, but another friend doesn't eat red meat. My baklava, ditto, but another friend is vegan. And so on. Sometimes you just have to be content with all of your guests finding something they enjoy, even if they can't or won't partake of everything you offer. I've been geocaching for more than 10 years. Back then, people would load PQ data that included only the GC code and the coordinates, and go find caches. They didn't read the cache description. They didn't even read the cache name. But maybe back in the earlier earlier years... The only question that remains is, when am I coming over for dinner??
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