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The Florida Geocaching Association is proud to present the ultimate CITO guide.

 

We feel so strongly about the value of the CITO program/philosophy that we want to provide you with the information necessary to make the process as easy and rewarding as possible.

 

Feel free to download it and share it.

Click here to download the Handbook

Open the Handbook in your browser first then click Save!

 

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the Handbook. Download it here if you don't have it.

 

This is meant to be a living document - Any comments, recommendations for improvements can be posted on the CITO forum on the FGA's website

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Excellant timing! I had done a search at lunch today, looking for this exact thing, and was going to finish up here after work. You've just saved me lots of time from searching - this has everything we were looking for...until we have a more definitive idea of what we're doing!

 

Thanks!

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I would like to get this caution out to all cachers planning to do some CITO:

 

In addition to geocaching, I work at at a nature center. Last week my boss had a scary encounter with what seemed like an unpleasant but ordinary piece of trash next to the road. A closed 5-gallon plastic bucket turned out to contain a VERY strong and volatile acid, and in moments the fumes gave him acid burns on his face and in his lungs. It was probably meth-related, and the hazmat guys told him that if he had opened a bucket of cooking meth, the explosion would have killed him (not "could have" but "would have".)

 

Apparently the latest gig with meth-production is to leave an anonymous looking closed bucket sitting somewhere out in the landscape, in a park, in an overgrown field, even at a fairly remote site that also happens to serve as a school bus stop. That way, if the meth explodes during the several weeks that the ingredients must "cook", it won't take out the house or the van anymore. It would seem that they are also disposing of their unwanted by-products in a similar fashion.

 

Our entire Parks Department will be going through training from the Fire Department's Hazmat Unit, to learn to recognize the more commonly used formats we might encounter. Meanwhile, with CITO events coming up, no matter how much we want to know what weird item is in the bucket, we all need to LEAVE THE SEALED BUCKETS ALONE and call someone with the appropriate hazardous materials training and gear to deal with it. Yes, this is from the woman who picks up dead skunks and bottles of rotting snake as part of her CITO work.

 

We might also rethink the idea of large geocaches looking like anonymous sealed buckets. I think it's time for some clearly visible labeling.

-Donna

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Thanks for the handbook! You've saved us all a tremendous amount of time!

 

Bureau of Land Management

Little Snake Field Office

Craig, Colorado

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Im planning a CITO event for April in our area (Annapolis, Md.) & I came across this handbook put out by FGA. It is great in helping me set this up. Thakns for sharing & we will use it as a guide for our event. Thanks so much. Mother Wolf

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Im planning a CITO event for April in our area (Annapolis, Md.) & I came across this handbook put out by FGA. It is great in helping me set this up. Thakns for sharing & we will use it as a guide for our event. Thanks so much. Mother Wolf

 

Thanks for this CITO handbook, it will help us make our CITO better!

 

I was wondering what the group thinks about this idea...placing a cache in the area to encourage people to come to the CITO

From the FLA handbook:

 

Place and, in your submission for approval, request that the Geocache be

published on the day of the CITO event

 

I was thinking of publishing the cache the day AFTER the event...and giving coords to the cache at signin or at the prize drawing if we have one...this way everyone attending the cache could effectively share a FTF?

Otherwise I could see some FTF hounds finding the cache but not coming to the CITO?

Thoughts?

 

A minor comment, but when we published our event, the reviewer mentioned we should really publish events at least 2 weeks in advance...we were off by a day or two.

 

thanks again

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The Florida Geocaching Association is proud to present the ultimate CITO guide.

 

We feel so strongly about the value of the CITO program/philosophy that we want to provide you with the information necessary to make the process as easy and rewarding as possible.

 

Feel free to download it and share it.

Click here to download the Handbook

Open the Handbook in your browser first then click Save!

 

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the Handbook. Download it here if you don't have it.

 

This is meant to be a living document - Any comments, recommendations for improvements can be posted on the CITO forum on the FGA's website

 

Hola, es posible obtener este manual de eventos C.I.T.O. en español ?

Muchas gracias.

Saludos.

Mr. RA (Madrid-ESPAÑA)

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Hello, it is possible to obtain this manual of events C.I.T.O in Spanish?

Thank you very much.

Greetings.

Mr. RA (Madrid-SPAIN)

 

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