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Urban Caching: Tips for city Caches?

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Hey Folx!

I'm hailing from Toronto, and Prince Edward County, ON region.

 

Relatively new to Geocaching.  Noticed that caches seem to come and go rather quickly in the city due to mugglers.

Country caches seem to stay around longer, due to foliage and less muggle activity.

 

Any good tips for URBAN cache disguises and tricks to keep caches out of hands of city muggles?

So far I've noticed MAGNETIC caches are popular for urban hides.

Also came across a cache that was a false electrical panel cover, which is genius!

 

Any other tips?

 

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Places where geocachers can search without being seen are a good start.

 

If the hiding place is exposed, the cache has to be well hidden from non-geocachers, but you don't want geocachers to have to search too long (or that will attract unwantwd attention to your cache).  A good hint can help achieve that.

 

Oh, and fake electrical panels are only a good idea when they are far from real ones, in places where their could not be a real one.  In the proper spot, they are a good example of something only geocachers will notice.

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I've cached a fair bit in NYC.  For the most part, people keep in their own zone, and ignore everyone else.  We were hunting a cache.  Another cacher came up and said:  I'm pretty sure it is there.  Pointed at a sign just behind the heels of a lady waiting in line for a restaurant.  I put down my backpack just behind her.  Fumbled through it, and grabbed the cache.  We all signed the log.  I bent down behind her and tied my shoelaces and rehid the cache.  Nobody saw anything!  My caches in NYC are MKHs.  

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7 hours ago, Harry Dolphin said:

I've cached a fair bit in NYC.  For the most part, people keep in their own zone, and ignore everyone else.  We were hunting a cache.  Another cacher came up and said:  I'm pretty sure it is there.  Pointed at a sign just behind the heels of a lady waiting in line for a restaurant.  I put down my backpack just behind her.  Fumbled through it, and grabbed the cache.  We all signed the log.  I bent down behind her and tied my shoelaces and rehid the cache.  Nobody saw anything!  My caches in NYC are MKHs.  

Niiiiiiiice.  Oh so satisfying when you can stealth cache.

 

Funny how you ran into another cacher.  That's never happened to me yet.

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