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Anybody else hate Nano's

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Does anybody out there hate those pesky Nano's as much as I do. I can see the point, perhaps, on places such as bus shelters or the rear of road signs, but IMO, people who put them on artillery pieces or agricultural machinery and the like deserve a special place in the hereafter and shouldn't bother to pack winter undies.

 

The flamin' things are difficult to find, sometimes almost impossible to extract the log without a pair of needle-nose pliers, very difficult to sign the log and don't even ask how difficult to re-roll and stuff back in the holder.

 

I'm rapidly getting to the point of ignoring caches which are indicated as being nano's. What's wrong with the good old magnetic mint tin or key holder?

 

Seriously, to me the whole point of geocaching, is the "GEO". Travelling to places which we may not ordinarily visit, the navigating, often through the bush to the location and then the pleasure (both to the finder and the placer)of signing the log to verify the visit. Spending 20 - 30 minutes crawling upside down in stinking heat or freezing rain, is NOT what I signed up for. There are some people out there (defemation laws discourage naming names, but you know who you are) who seem to take great pleasure in making the actual locating of the container as difficult as possible, and to me that is not the point of the exercise. In addition, some of our kids are interested in geocaching and this sort of thing can make them quickly lose interest.

 

Well, I'm glad I got that off my chest and I feel a lot better for it. I would be interested in hearing other similar or opposing views.

 

Mike

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I'll bet you a years membership, you really don't hate nanos. You hate the style of hide. A boring, hide just out put there, just because. I don't think you'd say no to a well thought out, cool camo'd cache. Perhaps it's as simple as a hockey puck near a hockey arena. Or maybe something that took the CO weeks of work, batteries, a plexiglass box to base it off of a movie like this

 

 

The cache is actually a micro. The way I see it, a boring cache in a boring location is boring regardless of size. Most of the cooler caches I've seen where micros. The one in the video, the cache that was a face in a tree, are two of my favorites. Tell me those are worse than an ammo can just sitting there, because there was room for another cache.

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CO's who consistently state the wrong size container and these are serial offenders that I'm thinking of :mad: annoy me more than nano's. All container sizes are OK in my book, provided they are used in an appropriate place and then the size is correctly nominated on the cache page. :laughing:

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No, I don't hate nanos. They can be tough, but being hard isn't reason enough by itself for me to hate any particular container.

 

It sounds like what you're complaining about is the metallic equivalent of an ivy hide, and, yeah, no one likes those much. But that isn't the container's fault.

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No, I don't hate nanos. They can be tough, but being hard isn't reason enough by itself for me to hate any particular container.

 

It sounds like what you're complaining about is the metallic equivalent of an ivy hide, and, yeah, no one likes those much. But that isn't the container's fault.

 

We've experienced those ivy hides in UK, not mention hawthorn hides - ouch. Lots of blood shed for dicky little film can micros. In the early days I thought I hated nanos becuase everyone else was saying they hated them. But as we became more experienced we just accept them as part of the game and appreciate the ones used cleverly. We have a few out there and I can't recall any negative logs on them. We've also done a few micros on ordnance, no problem, they've been a mix of mint tins, film cans and nanos. If you find them great, if not, then move on.

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I must say I tend to agree with Greyroamer. I don’t mind a clever hide, but I am more focussed on the travel aspect, and am much more inclined to seek out a small or medium cache, rather than a micro/nano. I agree that crawling under things and putting my fingers into arachnid homes searching for a needle in a haystack is not fun. I also get frustrated if I need to revisit the same place two or three times to find these tiny caches – mainly because I’m tracking over old ground and would rather be visiting new places. I also like to leave swappables, which is not possible with the nanos. So while I do hunt for nanos, I am much more inclined to seek out other size caches and will spend a lot longer looking for them when they are well hidden.

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Nope, don't hate nano's.

Any size is OK as long as it's a "worthy" cache. I wouldn't go for a nano at a busstop but then again, I wouldn't go for a Large at a busstop either.

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I must admit, these days, if I see a artillery canon in a park or wherever and that's where my GPSr is taking me, nine times out of ten it will be a nano! So, I say "Thanks but no thanks!!" and move on. Plenty more caches out there to find!

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I must admit, these days, if I see a artillery canon in a park or wherever and that's where my GPSr is taking me, nine times out of ten it will be a nano! So, I say "Thanks but no thanks!!" and move on. Plenty more caches out there to find!

 

ditto. hounding all over a sun drenched piece of iron isn't really fun. we realized the nano/micro was pointless, excluded then from our results(from now on) and enjoy the park on the way to our next cache without even trying for the smaller pointless cache.

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Bison, nano buttons, and centrifuge tube caches are my least favourite container to deal with. And these are probably the most popular cache containers, especially the bison tube. Trying to get the logsheet out, unrolling the tiny scroll to find an empty spot, rolling the long tiny tattered (wet and moldy) scroll back up tight enough to get it back in the container, not dropping the tiny cache into the tall grass. Frustrating. 10x more frustrating in the winter.

 

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No, I don't hate nanos. They can be tough, but being hard isn't reason enough by itself for me to hate any particular container.

 

It sounds like what you're complaining about is the metallic equivalent of an ivy hide, and, yeah, no one likes those much. But that isn't the container's fault.

 

We've experienced those ivy hides in UK, not mention hawthorn hides - ouch. Lots of blood shed for dicky little film can micros. In the early days I thought I hated nanos becuase everyone else was saying they hated them. But as we became more experienced we just accept them as part of the game and appreciate the ones used cleverly. We have a few out there and I can't recall any negative logs on them. We've also done a few micros on ordnance, no problem, they've been a mix of mint tins, film cans and nanos. If you find them great, if not, then move on.

 

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For a moment there I thought I was reading my own response. Hawthorn - ouch. Ivy (ICT) tishoo!!

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No, I don't hate nanos. They can be tough, but being hard isn't reason enough by itself for me to hate any particular container.

 

It sounds like what you're complaining about is the metallic equivalent of an ivy hide, and, yeah, no one likes those much. But that isn't the container's fault.

 

We've experienced those ivy hides in UK, not mention hawthorn hides - ouch. Lots of blood shed for dicky little film can micros. In the early days I thought I hated nanos becuase everyone else was saying they hated them. But as we became more experienced we just accept them as part of the game and appreciate the ones used cleverly. We have a few out there and I can't recall any negative logs on them. We've also done a few micros on ordnance, no problem, they've been a mix of mint tins, film cans and nanos. If you find them great, if not, then move on.

 

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For a moment there I thought I was reading my own response. Hawthorn - ouch. Ivy (ICT) tishoo!!

geez, I must be getting old. I WAS READING MY OWN REPLY THINKING IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE!! :blink: :blink:

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Yup that's me. We have a group of people in our area who have places nanos and micros out bush. I figure it is just because they are too lazy to maintain them.

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Rivets, spawn of Satan. The rest are okay provided they don't leak and the logs are maintained. I don't love them but I don't hate them. Just boring a lot of the time, like the locations they are usually placed.

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I can put up with them in some situations, but generally dislike them. I did a bike path series with my kids in winter, my fingers were so cold I could barely open nanos, let alone roll up the log once signed....

For COs - if you are going to hide nanos, make sure your coordinates are really good first.....

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We have seen a few along rails trails, but thankfully not many in the woods.

Maybe if folks here had many, I lowered myself to find things behind dumpsters and such, or my mitts not doing well with that silly thing that passes as a "log", I'd hate 'em too.

 

- But the past two years or so I haven't been that concerned with the container, if the coordinates lead me to an awesome view, or unique spot.

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Being short of stature, often these little delightful things are often out of reach. Add the affliction of essential tremors having to spend the next 20 minutes rolling up the log. I hate them!

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