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TimtheEnchanterr

Adopting Caches

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Hello Indiana cachers! I still have yet to find anyone to help me hide my first cache and show me how its done, so I will try this method :) There are a couple of caches around that have obviously been muggled for a while, and the owner has yet to replace them. I see that there are certain caches that have been adopted. How does one go about adopting a cache? I thought if I adopted one, that I can at least sort of be able to say that I have gotten to hide a cache :laughing: Anyway, if anyone knows how this is done, please help me out. And also, if anyone is in the Knightstown/Greenfield area and would like to show me how to actually hide my own cache, I will be glad to hear from you as well. Happy hunting :laughing:

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Hello,

To adopt a cache, you'll need to contact the current owner of the cache that you want to adopt and have them send you the adoption request. We have several caches that we have adopted over the years that we just couldn't bear to see get archived.

 

Good Luck,

Kelly & Barbie

(Are_we_there_yet?)

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Saw one of your posts on another thread. I would hold off on attempting to hide or even adopting a cache until you can either borrow consistently or purchase your own GPS unit. This is from the Guidelines for hiding a cache

 

You as the owner of the cache must visit the site and obtain the coordinates with a GPS. GPS usage is an essential element of geocaching. Therefore, although it is possible to find a cache without a GPS, the option of using accurate GPS coordinates as an integral part of the cache hunt must be demonstrated for all physical cache submissions.

 

So, I would definitely wait a while for hiding or adopting your first cache. Just my opinion.

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Saw one of your posts on another thread. I would hold off on attempting to hide or even adopting a cache until you can either borrow consistently or purchase your own GPS unit. This is from the Guidelines for hiding a cache

 

You as the owner of the cache must visit the site and obtain the coordinates with a GPS. GPS usage is an essential element of geocaching. Therefore, although it is possible to find a cache without a GPS, the option of using accurate GPS coordinates as an integral part of the cache hunt must be demonstrated for all physical cache submissions.

 

So, I would definitely wait a while for hiding or adopting your first cache. Just my opinion.

 

Thanks. Where is the best place to buy a used one? I hate buying electronics off of ebay or craigslist because you never know what your getting. Is there a such thing as a geocaching gear website? I know there is a main site off of geocaching.com, but they don't sell used stuff.

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