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Does any one know if ANY caches in Iraq are available off millitary bases and available for non-millitray cachers?

 

It would be good to know -as I may be travelling there soon.

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:bad: Some have been set certainly. Whether they are still there I am not sure. We wouldn’t recommend bagging a cache in Iraq just yet for two reasons: the first is that using a GPS to look for a cache may attract the attention of security forces, the second is the risk associated with removing an unattended cache.

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Here's one: Ziggurat of Ur.

 

There may be others, as I know we've had civilian geocachers from Jordan and other countries not involved with the military geocache there. To protect them from getting hurt following their GPS to places they shouldn't go we ask that all caches that are on a base there be clearly identified as such. So... if you read the text of one that says nothing about being on a base it might well be available to you. :laughing:

 

~erik~ volunteer cache reviewer for Iraq

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Thans Erik

 

I found a virtual half way between Baghdad and Kirkuk too - next to a base - but seems to be open.

 

I plan to leave an Earthcache behind in Iraq too.

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Thanks for this. If I get to Ur - it looks like 2 others next door that need some maintenance too.

Will take a few containers with - unfortunately, we may not pass this way - but always hope.

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What about an exception for Virtual caches in Iraq? There are many archeological wonders that could be found by both the military and civilian geocacher.

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Here's one: Ziggurat of Ur.

 

There may be others, as I know we've had civilian geocachers from Jordan and other countries not involved with the military geocache there. To protect them from getting hurt following their GPS to places they shouldn't go we ask that all caches that are on a base there be clearly identified as such. So... if you read the text of one that says nothing about being on a base it might well be available to you. :(

 

~erik~ volunteer cache reviewer for Iraq

 

I hope this one is still available, I got it in 2005 along with tons of pics. Awesome site!

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Here's one: Ziggurat of Ur.

 

There may be others, as I know we've had civilian geocachers from Jordan and other countries not involved with the military geocache there. To protect them from getting hurt following their GPS to places they shouldn't go we ask that all caches that are on a base there be clearly identified as such. So... if you read the text of one that says nothing about being on a base it might well be available to you. :(

 

~erik~ volunteer cache reviewer for Iraq

 

I hope this one is still available, I got it in 2005 along with tons of pics. Awesome site!

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Here's one: Ziggurat of Ur.

 

There may be others, as I know we've had civilian geocachers from Jordan and other countries not involved with the military geocache there. To protect them from getting hurt following their GPS to places they shouldn't go we ask that all caches that are on a base there be clearly identified as such. So... if you read the text of one that says nothing about being on a base it might well be available to you. :(

 

~erik~ volunteer cache reviewer for Iraq

 

I hope this one is still available, I got it in 2005 along with tons of pics. Awesome site!

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I just got back from the area and I wouldn't recommend doing a whole lot of active caching off base in Iraq. Rule of thumb for soldiers is, "if you didn't drop it, don't pick it up or touch it", IED's aren't just on the roadside and sometimes look like everyday objects. Virtuals or earth caches though are a great idea, there are a ton of historical sites all over the country.

 

Good luck.

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It looks like the Tools in Charge have banned geocaching at Joint Base Balad and as such all caches have been archived. Apparently to much fun was being had by all. So far geocaching is still is allowed at Baghdad......

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