+Sissy-n-CR Posted April 21, 2003 Share Posted April 21, 2003 There have been a couple, or better, of instances when someone asks if it would be okay to hide a cache in a way that required specialized equipment. The response was it would be okay as long as the required equipment was listed on the cache page. My question to that would be "why?" Why give away part of the challenge by telling them what equipment they will need? Many times that could ruin part of the hunt. For instance, I asked about a cache in a tree that didn't have limbs to climb. The answer was it was fine as long as I said they needed to bring tree climbing gear. Well, that kind of blows part of the hide as most people aren't looking 30'-40' up into trees for a cache. I've got another one that if I said anything about gear it would give away practically the exact location. As it turns out I've got a few DNFs on that cache because some hunters refused to put their hand somewhere that would have been proven safe if they had a mirror. (Hint) I see no problem with listing equipment on some caches. You know, the obvious ones like SCUBA caches. But I feel that should be up to the owner of the cache. To me, showing up to a cache and needing more equipment is no different than a DNF. I'll return to hunt a DNF again. And if I can swing it, I'll return with the proper equipment to get a cache I wasn't prepared for before. But I fail to understand why I should list equipment and give away part of the hunt. Somebody want to help me out? CR Quote Link to comment
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