+jollybgood Posted March 17, 2002 Share Posted March 17, 2002 I wanted to raise this issue for discussion to see what the rest of you think. Recently I logged two rather unique caches which consisted of a section of PVC Pipe 4 inches diameter and about 18 inches in length). One end is capped with a PVC endcap and the other is fitted with a Rubber pressure plug (which has a huge wing nut which is tightened to seal the 'container'. Very ingenious really and virtually indestructable. I was even thinking of making some cache containers like these myself. Today, however, I logged a cache with such a container which was painted army green. My friend who accompanied me isn't a geocacher and was along for the ride -- when he saw me pull the green pipe from it's hiding place he commented, "Good lord! The dadgum thing looks like a pipe bomb. Are you sure its safe?" I laughed at his paranoia but quickly stopped. You know, it really did look like a piece of army surplus ordinance. Beign so close to the game I hadn't really thought of it from a non-cacher's point of view before. The thing did look very mechanical/dangerous even though it was clearly marked as a "GEOCACHE - DO NOT REMOVE" on the side. To make matters even more interesting this cache is in a hollow tree in a city setting. (Anyone logging it is partially visible by traffic on a very busy street about 100 feet away) I was ready to dismiss any concerns my friend had raised but now I can't shake the feeling that this is trouble waiting to happen.What would happen should someone not involved in geo-caching stumble upon it? I've heard rumors of bomb squads being summoned to blow up caches. Am I just being paranoid? Anyone else have any thoughts on the matter/ Jolly R. Blackburn http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/26453_300.jpg Quote Link to comment
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