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There is a playground in our local park. It is a BIG playground. To fund this playground slats in the fence sorrounding the area were sold to people and their names were put on the boards so you could show you helped fund the playground. I was wondering if there was a way to incorporate our boards (we have a few side by side) into a cache of some kind. I understand that currently a virtual is not an option. Any ideas?

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Converting certain letters of certain words on certain boards to numbers to be combined in a certain way to reveal the location of the actual container would be my method.

 

Is it a multi-cache, or a mystery/puzzle? I don't have the answer to that, but this gets done both ways successfully.

 

EDITED for speeling.

Edited by AZcachemeister
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Converting certain letters of certain words on certain boards to numbers to be combined in a certain way to reveal the location of the actual container would be my method.

 

Is it a multi-cache, or a mystery/puzzle? I don't have the answer to that, but this gets done both ways successfully.

 

EDITED for speeling.

 

AZ has a good idea. I used something similar on one of my puzzle caches and it gets great reviews. Check it out. It is GC27N2Q. I think it would be an awesome way to give out the cords to a final cache.

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Thanks for the quick replies. We haven't put out a cache yet and I think something like GC27N2Q would fit the bill nicely. The funny (not really) part is this playground was put up by volunteers and donated equipment/supplies. Then someone decided they didn't like it and torched it. It was rebuilt again and it is heavily used. Finding the boards would not be a stealth problem as people are always looking for friends/relatives names. Will have to start working on this before someone else gets a similar idea.

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE choose a location well out of sight of the playground area...or at least far enough away so that an adult male won't look like a pervert while searching for the cache.

 

Thats why I save those caches when its raining and in the dead of the winter when there is nobody in the park. It bugs me when I see a nice park where kids play and I am caching alone and standing out like a sore thumb!

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Multi.

 

Co-ords take you to the boards.

Find the names, and count the number of boards from the left to get the numbers for the new co-ords.

 

If you just make it the last three numbers of each N and W so only six numbers to find, it's a quick-ish and easy multi.

 

And, as others have mentioned, Hide the final FAR from the playground.

 

Not only do lone male cachers get mistaken as weirdo's but caches in playgrounds get found and taken by the kids very quickly.

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Multi.

 

Co-ords take you to the boards.

Find the names, and count the number of boards from the left to get the numbers for the new co-ords.

 

If you just make it the last three numbers of each N and W so only six numbers to find, it's a quick-ish and easy multi.

 

And, as others have mentioned, Hide the final FAR from the playground.

 

Not only do lone male cachers get mistaken as weirdo's but caches in playgrounds get found and taken by the kids very quickly.

 

Not everybody needs to find every cache. If somebody is uncomfortable searching for a cache for any reason--be it muggles, terrain, or whatever--then they should just walk away. How long a container would last near a playground is worth considering, though.

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE choose a location well out of sight of the playground area...or at least far enough away so that an adult male won't look like a pervert while searching for the cache.

 

I usually just bring along a bag of candy for the kids. I call the kids right over and tell them I have to "show them something special". Then I pull out the cache and the bag of candy, they all cheer from delight.

 

 

j/k

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE choose a location well out of sight of the playground area...or at least far enough away so that an adult male won't look like a pervert while searching for the cache.

 

I usually just bring along a bag of candy for the kids. I call the kids right over and tell them I have to "show them something special". Then I pull out the cache and the bag of candy, they all cheer from delight.

 

You sir, are a bad, bad man.

 

Made me laugh though!

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE choose a location well out of sight of the playground area...or at least far enough away so that an adult male won't look like a pervert while searching for the cache.

 

Can't you just borrow someone's dog and pretend your walking it? Or perhaps your neighbor's kid. Then you, too, can go near playgrounds.

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I think this cache does what you're asking about. The posted coords take you to a brick near (not in) the playground, and the final is on a trail in a nearby (but out of sight) wooded area.

 

Well, a brick wouldn't work. The OP was mentioning how to incorporate their boards (stake wise?) to a WP/cache. :D

 

Edited for wording.

Edited by sword fern
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Multi.

 

Co-ords take you to the boards.

Find the names, and count the number of boards from the left to get the numbers for the new co-ords.

 

If you just make it the last three numbers of each N and W so only six numbers to find, it's a quick-ish and easy multi.

 

And, as others have mentioned, Hide the final FAR from the playground.

 

Not only do lone male cachers get mistaken as weirdo's but caches in playgrounds get found and taken by the kids very quickly.

 

Not everybody needs to find every cache. If somebody is uncomfortable searching for a cache for any reason--be it muggles, terrain, or whatever--then they should just walk away. How long a container would last near a playground is worth considering, though.

 

True but caches are meant to be found. If you want your cache to be found and not skipped be sure to place it accordingly :)

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I did not intend to put a cache on or near the playground. The boards are part of the fence (slats) that surrounds the Large playground. There are probably a couple of hundred boards to search for when looking for the right names. People are always there looking at the boards. No one would look out of place looking at the boards. The possibility of putting a cache on or near the playground is not even under consideration. My only quandry was how to best incorporate the names (family members) on the slats as part of a cache. I didn't know if a multi or puzzle cache was the best way. There is a cache withing a couple of miles of this area that is actually on or near the playground equipment. I have driven by there and have not stopped because of the above posters concerns.

GrievousAngel...Thanks for the cache listing. That is bascially what I was thinking about.

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Multi.

 

Co-ords take you to the boards.

Find the names, and count the number of boards from the left to get the numbers for the new co-ords.

 

If you just make it the last three numbers of each N and W so only six numbers to find, it's a quick-ish and easy multi.

 

And, as others have mentioned, Hide the final FAR from the playground.

 

Not only do lone male cachers get mistaken as weirdo's but caches in playgrounds get found and taken by the kids very quickly.

 

Not everybody needs to find every cache. If somebody is uncomfortable searching for a cache for any reason--be it muggles, terrain, or whatever--then they should just walk away. How long a container would last near a playground is worth considering, though.

If the cache owner isn't smart enough to place an urban cache appropriately, then they deserve to have it muggled.

 

:drama:

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