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What's the coolest thing you've found in a cache?


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Originally posted by Natty Dread:

Stunod left a GPS storage bag and I got it! That was my best find so far.


Wow...little does he know that it came free from Magellan when the MeriPlat went in for repairs.

 

As for the coolest thing I've found...it has to be a hand grenade (not live, of course).

 

EDIT: WHOA...simultaneous grenade posts!!

 

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Originally posted by clearpath:

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Originally posted by Stunod:

 

EDIT: WHOA...simultaneous grenade posts!!

 


 

LOL !!! What are the odds?


 

16,777,216 to one?

 

(Maybe not!)

 

My coolest thing was the Magellan Color as well... Most used thing is a compass I hang from my caching beltpouch and use every trip.

 

Enjoy,

 

Randy

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My Wife (Rosco) found the cache and the cool camera bag in the cache on one of her first finds with me. She found it, so I said she could have it, (as it looked like a GPSr carrier!). She immediately plunked the Garmin Summit into the carrier and said "OK, so you said I could have it." GENTLEMEN!... I'm not about to argue!... so she got the Summit and I got to buy a new GPSmap76 (cool) and we're enjoying every minute. She really appreciates gear and really knows how to use the Summit!

 

Dave.

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A couple hundred dollars and gadgets (total value $2000) courtesy of TEAM KFWB GPS. Found this particular cache on Vancouver Island with Canadazuuk and Curios George. We split the FTF prize 3 ways.

 

Another great find was on top of a hill in a snow storm on Saturna Island. I think I got some cash and goodies in there too, also thanks to TEAM KFWB GPS.

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Good thread to redoo...It's funny you should ask......Carrying the umptreenth rock to the truck... tired.... getting grumpy see this hanging off my mirror

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and smile to myself thinking about some hide great cache..etc..I'll be able to do... Just a few more rocks and I can go caching jus t a few...

So Thanks for a great button it's one of my coolest trades........R

 

Without your brain, a map is a piece of coloured paper, a compass is a glorified magnet, and a GPS is a waterproof battery case." " Foothills SAR "

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Originally posted by Pharmadude:

A new "Pocket Analog 5-function Multimeter"

(Now if I can only figure out what to do with it!)


 

Ya, saw that in possibly the same cache too. Thought to myself - wow, now that's cool, but how do you use it? Decided to leave it for someone who could figure it out and use it more than me. icon_rolleyes.gif

 

I have to say that I picked up a Pharmadude button at one of my first caches. Don't know if its the coolest thing I've found, but I have a huge grin everytime I open a cache and see the button there, instantly recognizing that Pharmadude has been there already. icon_smile.gif

 

Along the same line, I will definately grab SylvrStorm's chain-mail if its in the cache. Maybe one day I'll have enough to make something with it.

 

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a fairly large swiss army knife...traded a texas geocoin for it.

 

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I found a propaganda leaflet. (the old definition of propaganda)

It was a sample of the leaflets dropped on Afghanistan. One side showed two families, one in Western clothes and the other in what I suppose is Afghan clothes. There was a graphic of two hands shaking, one pink and the other brown.

There is a lot of text that I don't understand that probably translates to "The Americans are your friends, please don't kill us."

 

Mickey

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Originally posted by Pharmadude:

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A new "Pocket Analog 5-function Multimeter"

(Now if I can only figure out what to do with it!)


 

To which Wet Coast Explorers replied:

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Ya, saw that in possibly the same cache too. Thought to myself - wow, now that's cool, but how do you use it? Decided to leave it for someone who could figure it out and use it more than me.

 

Years ago my dad gave me an old one. He would always use it whenever he came over to the house and was doing any kind of electrical work for me. Otherwise it got no use at all. I never knew what do do with it! At least this new one comes with instructions, so that's a start!

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Originally posted by Natty Dread:

Beats the hell out of a golfball anyday. Cheap B$#@&^%$!


 

Yes. Resistance is futile.

 

Coolest thing I've ever gotten was a prayer flag from Katmandu. A sig item of a local cacher. Close second is the victorymike chainmail keychain. Both very cool.

 

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A bolo tie with a large unusual piece of raw polished jasper on it. I traded about $15 worth of stuff for it thinking that it must be worth about $10-$25. Well, I showed it to a friend who owns a rock shop, in Bullhead City, and he told me that he would give me $100.00 for it right then. icon_eek.gif On the return trip, I put three pieces of Citrine (one large one worth about $20) and a handfull of rare red tiger's eye back into the cache. (about $35-$40 in semi-precious stones) I still traded up, but I felt better. Strangly, only one person mentions the stones that I left in their log.

 

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Originally posted by carleenp:

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Strangly, only one person mentions the stones that I left in their log.


 

They probably don't know that they have value. I would have probably been listing those as a favorite find if I came across them.

 

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You're right. Most people don't know what citrine is, or what it's worth. Heck, I recognized the tiger's eye and hematite in that bolo tie and estimated the value way off, not knowing how unusual the piece was.

 

I revisited a cache 2 days ago to do some bug laundering. A handful of polished (not semi-precious) stones from my previous visits sat at the bottom. They have been there for months.

 

I now have 5 pounds of red tiger's eye to leave (a piece or two) as extra "Kudos" for a nice hide or cache, etc. It used to be arrow heads, but I'm almost out of those. I usually don't log special items that I leave. I want it to be a surprise for the next finder. I've learned not to be disappointed when they don't act surprised. Coolness is so very relative.

 

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Coolest thing I ever found was a full set of Marble chess pieces! (No board, but we have one).

 

I don't know how much it might be worth, but it sure looks great!

 

I leave golf balls because I don't golf, and they're EVERYWHERE!!! I find about 1 or 2 every time I go out geocaching!! I'd rather have them in a cache than being eaten by squirrels (I've seen many a munched golf ball)

 

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Ten bucks. We took the money and went to Amy's ice cream and spent it all!

 

We didn't have any $10 worth of swag on us, so we simply traded one of my cattle dogs for it.

 

She didn't fit into the Ammo can, no matter which way we turned her or folded her legs, so we just chained her to the tree the can was hidden under.

 

Hope someone found her, since we couldn't leave any food (against the rules to leave food in caches, you know.)

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Joe frog, I darn near pottied myself, I laughed so hard!!!!

In michigan we have a bunch of cool sig items, some are;

- Windrose, dreamcatcher

-squirrel nut, 50kaneek

-getting away, inukshuk

-dinoprophet, pin w/ dino

-victory mike, flag pin

and many more, collecting these sig items is our favorite part.

 

it's 5 o'clock somewhere!!

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Austin cachers leave pretty cool stuff in their caches... I have received a $20 dollar gift cert. for being a FTF... of course I don't know what I did with it, and will have to drive to Austin to use it when I do find it...

but it was a cool feeling to find it...and be the FTF

 

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