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Statistically which cache container gets blown up by the bomb squad the most?


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I was just reading the "Large Cache" discussion and there's some talk about ammo cans not really being that great a container because they get blown up by bomb squads. Does anyone have any idea or has anyone actually gathered any stats with regard to the type of cache containers that get bomb squad visits? Lately, based on the newsy items I have read via the forums, I would have guessed it was the film canister or pill bottle LPCs that were most frequently blown up by the bomb squad.

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The bomb squads do not seem to discriminate. They have blown up ammo cans in the desert, film cans in guard rails, Lock-n-Lock's that were not painted and labeled, pvc pipes, and even traffic counters. They even blew up Lock-n-Lock's outside a police station that was placed with the permission of the Police Chief. I believe the motto is "You hide them, we blow them up".

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I was just reading the "Large Cache" discussion and there's some talk about ammo cans not really being that great a container because they get blown up by bomb squads. Does anyone have any idea or has anyone actually gathered any stats with regard to the type of cache containers that get bomb squad visits? Lately, based on the newsy items I have read via the forums, I would have guessed it was the film canister or pill bottle LPCs that were most frequently blown up by the bomb squad.

 

Well, someone could manually compile statistics from this excellent bookmark list.

 

There's also this bookmark list which was compiled from about 2002-2006 by a now banned cacher. Then it was adopted by someone else, and shortly thereafter abandoned. But it's very complete from the first ever blown-up cache (whatever that was) up to 2005 or 2006.

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They even blew up Lock-n-Lock's outside a police station that was placed with the permission of the Police Chief.

 

You know, they should have blown it up if they had doubts....

 

Okay, let's pretend. I'm a terrorist. I check for geocache listings at potential terrorist targets. I find one. I take my bomb, and replace your cache, with my bomb. Heck, I even mark the bomb "geocaching"..... Police ignore the bomb because they think it's a geocache... Bomb blows up......

 

that's why the Bomb Squad has to take them all that seriously.

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They even blew up Lock-n-Lock's outside a police station that was placed with the permission of the Police Chief.

 

That would be Erie Pa., 2004, and it was an ammo box.

 

Add to that a micro in Green Bay Wisconsin about a year ago where a prominent Geocacher who was a Green Bay fireman was on the scene, had already found the cache, and still couldn't stop his fellow City Employees from blowing the sucker up. :P

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They even blew up Lock-n-Lock's outside a police station that was placed with the permission of the Police Chief.

 

You know, they should have blown it up if they had doubts....

 

Okay, let's pretend. I'm a terrorist. I check for geocache listings at potential terrorist targets. I find one. I take my bomb, and replace your cache, with my bomb. Heck, I even mark the bomb "geocaching"..... Police ignore the bomb because they think it's a geocache... Bomb blows up......

 

that's why the Bomb Squad has to take them all that seriously.

100% correct and I don't fault them for doing their job.

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