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What's an 0815 cache?

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I've found a travelbug and it says "please no 0815 caches" on the instructions... what does that mean?! I don't want to accidentally put it in the wrong place! 

Thanks for your help!

Mel :) 

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2 minutes ago, meljones1 said:

... what does that mean?

 

Usually means lack of quality...

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I had never heard of that phrase either.  What is the genesis?

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Fascinating. Obscure, and fascinating.

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So-so, or boring caches.

Before you it was taken to many 1.5 micros, so that sorta cans that idea.   :D

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Thank you everyone! Surely a boring cache is a matter of opinion! But I'll do my best to find a good one for it! 

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25 minutes ago, RufusClupea said:

Auf Englisch, bitte? :)

The short version is that the MG 08/15 (a light German machine gun from WWI) became associated with boring mediocrity. Now, the term "08/15" or "0815" is used in Germany and some surrounding areas to refer to ordinary mediocre things that are in no way noteworthy.

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Thank you both.  Leave it to the Germans (which I'm half :rolleyes:) to associate boring with a friggin' machine gun!  (Not to mention, what ever happened to fabled German engineering?... B):P)  <Sigh>

I think there's prolly a 420 joke in there someplace, but I'm pooped from cachin' all afternoon.  :blink:

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Thanks for all your help. I ended up leaving it in cache GC58DA1. At 2330m in altitude, there are great views of the Wellhorn and the Rosenlaui Glacier. It's a tough hike, with some parts on ladders and cables. I don't think it's too much of an 0815 cache! :) 

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