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Please don't disable your caches

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Our family is just getting back into geocaching now with everything going on. Yesterday we found two and I didn't allow the kids to touch them and used disenfectant wipes to open them. Then sanitized my hands Going forward if we find them our plan is to not even open or touch them but rather just log where they are and come back this summer to write on the sheet we found them. 

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1 hour ago, mtkiska said:

Going forward if we find them our plan is to not even open or touch them but rather just log where they are and come back this summer to write on the sheet we found them. 

 

I think you'd better not log them online then yet. You might get your logs deleted if the log is not signed.

 

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2 hours ago, mtkiska said:

Our family is just getting back into geocaching now with everything going on.

Yesterday we found two and I didn't allow the kids to touch them and used disenfectant wipes to open them. Then sanitized my hands 

Going forward if we find them our plan is to not even open or touch them but rather just log where they are and come back this summer to write on the sheet we found them. 

Cool.  :)

I wouldn't use wipes to open hides.  Doubtful that the virus would last long on an object outdoors.

 -  And even if it did, what did you do with those wipes ?    You create cross-contamination unless everything's disposed of properly.

I feel you'd have more everyday outdoors mold and mildew issues on a typical cache than this virus thing.   ;)

After you're done signing the log, and close everything up, simply use sanitizer if you feel you need it.

You stand more chance of this virus passing someone on the trail than opening a cache.

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Use hand sanitizer before opening and then after closing the cache and you should be good.        Cerberus 1 is likely right with the people you pass on the trail.

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10 hours ago, mtkiska said:

Our family is just getting back into geocaching now with everything going on. Yesterday we found two and I didn't allow the kids to touch them and used disenfectant wipes to open them. Then sanitized my hands 

10 hours ago, mtkiska said:

Going forward if we find them our plan is to not even open or touch them but rather just log where they are and come back this summer to write on the sheet we found them

 

 

 

But the parks where the caches are located are closed to the public! 

 

You are absolutely allowed to just spot a cache and not sign the log! Just don't log online until you've signed the physical log. Simple!

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