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3 hours ago, L0ne.R said:

Ammo cans with moldy contents, and owners who think because they've used an ammo can it never needs to be checked and maintained.

Certainly a gripe we can all agree with, but let's not excuse the related, opposite gripe: seekers that don't get ammo cans closed properly.

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I thought I was too new to have an "irk" but here it is.

IF people are not supposed to put food or candy in caches (which sometimes they do), THEN why would people think it is okay to put band-aids, or even COVID face masks into caches?

Nobody needs swag like that.

 

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1 hour ago, mysterion604 said:

I thought I was too new to have an "irk" but here it is.

IF people are not supposed to put food or candy in caches (which sometimes they do), THEN why would people think it is okay to put band-aids, or even COVID face masks into caches?

Nobody needs swag like that.

 

Welcome to this odd hobby.   :laughing:     

I place hvy. dty. band aids in tiny zip locks that fit into some distance woods hides, after noticing people were ripping apart our zip-pouch first aid kits left as swag, and just taking the band-aids.   Can't win...

 

I NM a cache a while ago that had a folded (like it was worn at one time...) paper mask inside.

I carry nitrile gloves with me, so signed the log, and in my NM said it may be best to just bring another container.

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On 1/12/2021 at 10:11 PM, mysterion604 said:

I thought I was too new to have an "irk" but here it is.

IF people are not supposed to put food or candy in caches (which sometimes they do), THEN why would people think it is okay to put band-aids, or even COVID face masks into caches?

Nobody needs swag like that.

 

You aren't supposed to leave food or candy because the smell attracts critters AND sometimes the stuff rots or melts. 

 

Band-aids and face masks don't melt or rot or attract critters, unless they have some yummy smell I haven't noticed before.  Maybe the Band-aids wouldn't be a good idea in heat if the Band-aids are the kind with a gel on them.

I haven't left face masks yet (and if I did, they'd be in their own bags).  I have left Band-aids, a number of times.  I get cuts all the time while caching and assume other people do too.  Sometimes you don't have one with you or you use up your supply and it's nice to replenish on the road.  But I either just leave them or swap for something minimal, like pennies or tiny plastic dinos.  Now, if you're swapping a single Band-aid for a stuffed animal, Houston, we have a problem.

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No matter what people leave in caches, I would never take something to use as it's impossible to know "where it's been" no matter how new it looks.

After about a year of geocaching we stopped taking/leaving stuff. Sign the log, take/drop trackables... that's it.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, frumiousb said:


I haven't left face masks yet (and if I did, they'd be in their own bags).

 

The one time I found a surgical mask in a cache container, it was obviously used mask in a muggle-style trail box, where the "I have issues, here's a cry for help" persons find it all the time. I didn't touch anything. There may be dangerous bacteria all over it. If you're so ill that you need to wrap your head, it would be better to stay home.

 

Wait. I guess that guy was cured at that cache. It's a miracle!

 

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