There's a thread under Hiking & Backpacking dealing with packing heat and carrying weapons for self-defense (mostly from wild animals) while "on the trail," which apparently does not include caching "on the trail."   I wonder about safety issues people have encountered while caching, and how they deal with them. I've seen these issues discussed a bit - I've heard about snakes, irate land owners, biker gang turf issues, & a cache in the UK that was archived because the hiding spot was