+KBI Posted December 23, 2009 Share Posted December 23, 2009 Things that attract me to caching, and keep me doing it: Endless variety It gets me outside I like having an excuse to play with my GPS. After all these years the GPS system is still such a novelty to me I can’t get over it – all that technology and precision, right in my hand! (If you ever want to truly begin to appreciate what we have, read the book "Longitude" by Dava Sobel.) After all these years I still geek out over the very underground-ness of Geocaching. The idea that I can waltz into a public place and help myself to a hidden thingy to which all the surrounding locals are oblivious – how cool is that? I thrill over clever camouflage. I thrill over clever cache descriptions. I thrill over any and every other bit of cleverness cachers invent, and the way that, just when I think I’ve seen it all .... Caches frequently make me laugh. I love solving Puzzle Caches. I have met some wonderful friends. I like placing my own caches. After all these years, I still get a kick out of the fact that this entire hobby is presented by amateurs – people putting out free entertainment for strangers – and that everyone is invited to participate. You get to see everyone’s idea of fun, not just what some marketing team at some company thinks you will like. I like writing my online logs. And I like watching my find counts inch ever-upward. Not just the total count, but also the sub-counts. I am particularly proud of my Puzzle Cache total, small as it is. . Things that do not matter to me one way or the other: Container size. The kinds of junk-drawer scrap one finds in caches. . I have no special love (or hate) for ammo cans, and smaller containers are not a problem just because they are smaller than ammo cans. "Micro" caches have never been a bother for me just because of their size. 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