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Interesting,

 

Another example of someone trying to make money off of the sport. The whole point is to put these things together yourself. I am going to keep an eye on that to see the the price goes up to.

 

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This has been discussed at length in an earlier thread. I would provide a link, but that would be making it too easy for you.

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Originally posted by BassoonPilot:

This has been discussed at length in an earlier thread. I would provide a link, but that would be making it too easy for you.


 

But don't you realize not posting the link is making things too easy for you? icon_biggrin.gif

 

Time is the best teacher; Unfortunately, it kills all its students!

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Hell, I was thinking about the same thing, except I was going to offer a few diferent camo schemes and only seed the box with letter, notepad, and a couple of pens.

 

I, for one, think someone should offer ammo cans at a cheap price so we don't have to come across soaked tuppeware caches. In fact, that's the reason we bought a gross of the 7.62-- to replace failed cache containers. We run into them all of the time.

 

Besides, who cares someone wants to make a buck off geocaching. I'm looking to help support my hobby--there's no need to just continue to throw money at it. People make money off their hobbies all the time.

 

CR

 

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Originally posted by brdad:

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Originally posted by BassoonPilot:

This has been discussed at length in an earlier thread. I would provide a link, but that would be making it too easy for you.


 

But don't you realize not posting the link is making things too easy for you? icon_biggrin.gif

 

_Time is the best teacher; Unfortunately, it kills all its students!_


 

Well, I'm waiting, when are one of you two lazy guys going to provide the link?

 

Alan

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Originally posted by Sissy-n-CR:

 

I, for one, think someone _should_ offer ammo cans at a cheap price so we don't have to come across soaked tuppeware caches. In fact, that's the reason we bought a gross of the 7.62-- to replace failed cache containers. We run into them all of the time.


 

I'd hate to have my Rubbermaid swapped for an ammo can, especially after I had left descriptions of the caches with the "land managers" who gave permission as being "Rubbermaid with a black lid" or some other specifics.

 

Should you ever find one of my caches that wet, would you please leave it and let me know its condition? I'll take care of any maintenance needed.

 

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In fact, that's the reason we bought a gross of the 7.62-- to replace failed cache containers. We run into them all of the time.

 

Let me see if I understand. People lug along empty ammo cans in case they run into caches they're hunting that need maintenance and the containers have to be replaced?

 

What a guy!

 

Alan

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I don't have any problem with someone selling ammo cans that are preped for caching. But I think I like CR's idea better i would rather get the can with a few essentials in it than one filled with someone elses idea of cache goodies.

 

Eeyore

 

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In fact, that's the reason we bought a gross of the 7.62-- to replace failed cache containers. We run into them all of the time. - quote from sissy-n-cr

Maybe you should join up with ski3pin over at Lake Tahoe. They just take the whole cache and dispose of it, since it doesn't meet their standards.

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ok i feel i need to reply on this as no one seem to be reading people post

a failed container is a destoryed container meeing the cashe is open to be dammages i see no problem with moveing the cache to a new container and notifing the owner that it as been done due to dammage

the owner then has 2 choises they can eater replace with what they had and give the can back or leave it as saved

eather way it protects why alot of us hunt

there not takeing it for a good box to put it in the ammo can it only if the box is destoryed as i understood it

slith

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Originally posted by slith:

ok i feel i need to reply on this as no one seem to be reading people post

a failed container is a destoryed container meeing the cashe is open to be dammages i see no problem with moveing the cache to a new container and notifing the owner that it as been done due to dammage

the owner then has 2 choises they can eater replace with what they had and give the can back or leave it as saved

eather way it protects why alot of us hunt

there not takeing it for a good box to put it in the ammo can it only if the box is destoryed as i understood it

slith


 

I think you're saying that, should someone swap my leaking Rubbermaid for an ammo can, I can replace the ammo can with another Rubbermaid then track down the replacer to return the ammo can or I can leave my cache in the new ammo can.

 

The first choice requires additional unnecessary action on my part; the second leaves me with a cache that doesn't match the one for which I have permission.

 

Why is either of these better than my going to my cache and maintaining it myself?

 

(It's all moot, since I see my caches weekly and know if they need work. I just wonder about the answer.)

 

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Markwell: (märkprime.gif webreve.gif l), verb

To cite a thread (or threads) where a topic was already discussed thus putting an end to the need to discuss it again.

Also: Markwelled, Markwelling, Markweller

Example: "I started a thread about Geocaching nude but it got Markwelled!"

 

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[This message was edited by CYBret on October 26, 2002 at 06:50 PM.]

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Originally posted by wcgreen:

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Originally posted by slith:

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the owner then has 2 choises they can eater replace with what they had and give the can back or leave it as saved

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The first choice requires additional unnecessary action on my part; the second leaves me with a cache that doesn't match the one for which I have permission.

 

Why is either of these better than my going to my cache and maintaining it myself?

 

(It's all moot, since I see my caches weekly and know if they need work. I just wonder about the answer.)


 

I agree with both of you. I don't see the harm in replacing a destroyed container with an ammo can as long as the cache owner is notified. I don't think this would create a responsibility for the cache owner to return the ammo can if it is not acceptable for whatever reason. The cache owner is free to remove the can and toss it or keep it or use it to create a new cache.

 

Wendy- The act of replacing a destroyed container by a 'finder' is one of kindness. A random cacher would not know that you do such a good job of maintaining your caches. Many caches are owned by cachers who do not do as good a job.

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I'm honored. I guess.

 

Centaur had to point me back to this thread to see the latest development in the dictionary. I had no idea where this thread had taken a turn. I feel kinda like Ernesto Miranda.

 

It just goes to show I spend WAY too much time here.

 

Markwell

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You're our "Royal Archivist." That's a very prestigious position.

 

At the very least, it's a better term than "Majicmannerism."

 

Bret

 

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.

When a man found it, he hid it again." Mt. 13:44

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Wow, didn't know that anyone would get upset by us taking care of their cache.

 

First, we haven't had to replace a Rubbermaid container. So that point is moot. The ones that we've had to work on or replace are the Ziplock-type disposible containers.

 

Quite frankly, we felt--wrongly apparently--that we were doing the sport a favor by making sure the cache didn't become trash. Besides, none of the owners, save two, has responded to direct emails about their ruined cache. The two that did respond expressed gratitude.

 

Now, I hear that some might even get upset if we tried to better their cache--even liken us to Ski3pin. Sorry, trash is trash. Cache in - Trash out. Containers that will not stay closed, are broken, full of water, growing mildew, logs and previous finder's items being ruined, are quite frankly trash. That doesn't take a genius the figure out. Yes, we have standards and the description I just gave would probably be below 95%+ of the users here. We try to better the cache the best we can and notify the owners. Containers we come across that are questionable we go ahead and replace before the cache is ruined. (It's of much less help to do it afterward.) I think it very much an insult to liken what we do to what Ski3pin did, but I suppose we should have just removed the trash instead of trying to recover the cache?

 

Just let me say this, you get a log from us that we've replaced your container with an ammo can and you don't like it, then just go out with another container to fix it however you like. As for the ammo can we left, throw it in the nearest trash container for all we care.

 

With that said...

 

Happy caching!

 

CR

 

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Oh, and yes, we do carry ammo cans in case the container needs replacing. We carry cache repair items in it and if a container needs replacing we swap contents of each container, clean the cache items that need it, trade for ruined items, and fix'er up the best we can and move on.

 

I understand that now the cache doesn't fit the discription give on the cache page, but is that so terribly wrong? If nothing else, the owner gets a free ammo can out of this deal.

 

CR

 

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Originally posted by Sissy-n-CR:

Oh, and yes, we _do_ carry ammo cans in case the container needs replacing. We carry cache repair items in it and if a container needs replacing we swap contents of each container, clean the cache items that need it, trade for ruined items, and fix'er up the best we can and move on.

 

I understand that now the cache doesn't fit the discription give on the cache page, but is that so terribly wrong? If nothing else, the owner gets a free ammo can out of this deal.

 


 

If park maintenance knows to ignore 'transparent Rubbermaid containters with "Geocache" painted on them in pink enamel paint', then an ammo can will trigger suspicions (and possibly a call to the bomb squad. After all, my caches are hidden in urban/suburban parks.)

 

'A free ammo can' isn't much of a trade if my cache gets investigated or blown up because of it.

 

As I said earlier, should you ever find one of my caches in poor condition, please limit your assistance to a prompt e-mail to me. I'll handle any container issues.

 

If this upsets you, my apologies, but I'd rather be on good terms with the local park managers/maintainers than you.

 

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wcgreen

Wendy Chatley Green

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Originally posted by wcgreen:

 

As I said earlier, should you ever find one of my caches in poor condition, please limit your assistance to a prompt e-mail to me. I'll handle any container issues.


 

No problem.

 

But, until you start putting them in my neck of the woods, there's not much of a chance I'd even run into one of yours, so that issue is moot and we don't have to worry about.

 

That's not to mention if everyone used a quality container, you and I wouldn't be having this conversation.

 

CR

 

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I think it right neighborly to replace a broken down-ain't waterproof-cheapo-leaky piece of plastic with an ammo box....

 

Thanks.

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