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Revisited a cache while hiking today. It had: condom (unused), 3 firecrackers (unexploded), cigarettes (unsmoked) and food (cocoa mix undrunk). If it had booze, knife and porn it would qualify for the "Grand Slam" award.

A new cacher left the condom and firecrackers. I emailed him with this message:". Since you are a new cacher, I just wanted to leave you a note that the general rules are that family items be left in caches. Those items best not put in caches include: fireworks, matches, condoms, food (attracts animals), cigarettes, booze, knives and porn. Sometimes children cache and we do not want them to have too much fun or potentially hurt themselves.

I hope he understands the theory. Any one else have similar finds?

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We had a problem cacher in our area for a while. Thankfully, he lost interest back in May. People who visited after him found rolling papers, prescription drugs, cigarettes, lighters, matches, condoms, porn, bullets, and a beer.

 

In one of my own caches, I had just performed maintenance and went back the next day to drop off a few more trade goods. The "suspect" cacher had visited a few hours before I got back to the cache. He had left white supremicist literature, a bullet, instructions on how to make a silencer, and instructions for making and installing the parts to convert a TEC-9 to automatic fire.

 

Unfortunately he never logged his finds online. He would take pictures of himself with the cache cam but he always wore a bandana on his head, another over his face, and wrap-around sunglasses.

 

I'm glad he found another hobby.

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I remember putting a new cache on hold recently because it contained a knife, a lighter, a tube of Astroglide, and some scented soap. (Granted the soap isn't against the guidelines, but its just as bad an idea as food, for the same reason.)

 

There was also the guy that submitted 3 new caches at the same time. One contained a buckknife and waterproof matches. Another contained a lighter and matches. The last contained a lighter and an exacto knife.

 

My favorite was the one with fireworks AND matches. Hidden in the summertime in an area I know to be full of dry grass. :D

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I visisted a cache yesterday and in it was a "Get Out of Hell Free" card. My seven year old (who can read everything) looked at it and wanted to know why someone would leave something like that in a cache. (Good question, huh?) Anyway, I just wasn't in the mood to go thru the whole 'Judeo-Christian' diatribe, so I just told my son some 'nut job' must have placed it in the cache. And then, you guessed it, he wanted to know what a 'nut job' was all about. I can't win. After my son grabbed one of the McToys out of the cache and left I just looked around the area and said to myself, "this isn't hell, it's Kansas".

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I visisted a cache yesterday and in it was a "Get Out of Hell Free" card.  My seven year old (who can read everything) looked at it and wanted to know why someone would leave something like that in a cache.  (Good question, huh?) Anyway, I just wasn't in the mood to go thru the whole 'Judeo-Christian' diatribe, so I just told my son some 'nut job' must have placed it in the cache. And then, you guessed it, he wanted to know what a 'nut job' was all about.  I can't win.  After my son grabbed one of the McToys out of the cache and left I just looked around the area and said to myself, "this isn't hell, it's Kansas".

A little off-topic, but there's nothing "Judeo-Christian" about Get Out of Hell Free cards. They were created by Randy Cassingham of "ThisIsTrue.Com." There's a cacher somewhere in our area who leaves them as trade items, and yeah, he is a nut job, but for a whole different reason.

 

Bret (another nut job)

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I visisted a cache yesterday and in it was a "Get Out of Hell Free" card. My seven year old (who can read everything) looked at it and wanted to know why someone would leave something like that in a cache.

 

I've found them too, but I really don't equate them with fireworks, condoms, porn, bullets and beer.

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In one of my own caches, I had just performed maintenance and went back the next day to drop off a few more trade goods. The "suspect" cacher had visited a few hours before I got back to the cache. He had left white supremicist literature, a bullet, instructions on how to make a silencer, and instructions for making and installing the parts to convert a TEC-9 to automatic fire.

um... cough... can I get that info sheet on converting a Tec-9?? :D

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In one of my own caches, I had just performed maintenance and went back the next day to drop off a few more trade goods.  The "suspect" cacher had visited a few hours before I got back to the cache.  He had left white supremicist literature, a bullet, instructions on how to make a silencer, and instructions for making and installing the parts to convert a TEC-9 to automatic fire.

um... cough... can I get that info sheet on converting a Tec-9?? :)

Careful there, Doc, you'll shoot your eye out with that thing! :D

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In one of my own caches, I had just performed maintenance and went back the next day to drop off a few more trade goods.  The "suspect" cacher had visited a few hours before I got back to the cache.  He had left white supremicist literature, a bullet, instructions on how to make a silencer, and instructions for making and installing the parts to convert a TEC-9 to automatic fire.

um... cough... can I get that info sheet on converting a Tec-9?? :D

google

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One cache in our area has a FTF prize hidden a bit away from the cache. You will have to hike for like 1 hour to get to the area, and then are a bottle of beer hidden nearby as a FTF prize. Nice...

 

We have found small (you know, the kind of bottles you get on the airplanes) bottle with alcohol in it. We have found cigarettes (a single one).

 

Didn't get upset by this...

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We have a local cacher (not sure who offhand) that we have dubbed the "Axe bandit," because he/she leaves the NASTIEST scented body spray called "axe" in the caches. You can tell when you're getting close to the cache -- you can smell it! Lord forbid if you accidentally spritz yourself....

 

:unsure:

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We have a local cacher (not sure who offhand) that we have dubbed the "Axe bandit," because he/she leaves the NASTIEST scented body spray called "axe" in the caches. You can tell when you're getting close to the cache -- you can smell it! Lord forbid if you accidentally spritz yourself....

 

I swear if I ever find the Axe Bandit, I'm gonna kick his butt. That crap got all over my son at one cache :) The kids and I have personally trashed-out more Axe body spray than you can imagine. Man I hate that stuff :) joefrog is right, we definitely have a bandit in the area :)

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This cache:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...1f-c827de554d82

 

was approved yesterday, yet it clearly lists food items in the cache description. I'm usually pretty easy going, but I did hit the 'This Cache Should Be Archived' button. I understand the approvers are volunteers and really like all those that are involved in approving caches in my area, but if a cache clearly lists a food item, it shouldn't be approved. The cache also is listed as a multi cache but from the description it appears to be a plain-jane traditional.

 

Please note that I am *not* picking-on any of the approvers for my area, they all really rock! To be honest, knives/multi-tools in caches don't bother me, but food items do because they will attract animals, whereas knives/multi-tools don't necessarily attract escaped prisoners :)

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I visisted a cache yesterday and in it was a "Get Out of Hell Free" card. My seven year old (who can read everything) looked at it and wanted to know why someone would leave something like that in a cache. (Good question, huh?) Anyway, I just wasn't in the mood to go thru the whole 'Judeo-Christian' diatribe, so I just told my son some 'nut job' must have placed it in the cache. And then, you guessed it, he wanted to know what a 'nut job' was all about. I can't win. After my son grabbed one of the McToys out of the cache and left I just looked around the area and said to myself, "this isn't hell, it's Kansas".

This makes an excellent case for micros with nothing but a log book.

 

Yep. That's the way its gotta be.

 

Its just not possible to put a trade item in a cache that won't wind up offending someone...

 

So. That's it. No more trinket trading... just log books.

 

OBTW, LOG BOOKS OFFEND ME!!!!!

 

Have a nice day

come back soon

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Worst things to find in a cache:

 

* Flaming molotov cocktail

 

* "Grow Your Own Mad Cow" feed kit

 

* Jimmy Hoffa

 

* Those gosh-darned WMD

 

* Anything that screams when it's exposed to light

 

* An extra pair of "lucky caching socks" (I've worn these to my last 100 caches and found every one!)

 

* A spleen

 

* Osama bin Laden

 

Anyone else care to add?

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I swear if I ever find the Axe Bandit, I'm gonna kick his butt. That crap got all over my son at one cache :) The kids and I have personally trashed-out more Axe body spray than you can imagine. Man I hate that stuff :) joefrog is right, we definitely have a bandit in the area :)

You gots to axe yoself... do yous feel stinky, punk?

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This cache:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...1f-c827de554d82

 

was approved yesterday, yet it clearly lists food items in the cache description. I'm usually pretty easy going, but I did hit the 'This Cache Should Be Archived' button. I understand the approvers are volunteers and really like all those that are involved in approving caches in my area, but if a cache clearly lists a food item, it shouldn't be approved. The cache also is listed as a multi cache but from the description it appears to be a plain-jane traditional.

 

Please note that I am *not* picking-on any of the approvers for my area, they all really rock! To be honest, knives/multi-tools in caches don't bother me, but food items do because they will attract animals, whereas knives/multi-tools don't necessarily attract escaped prisoners :)

Noticed it also listed a lighter as one of the items included.

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We have a local cacher (not sure who offhand) that we have dubbed the "Axe bandit," because he/she leaves the NASTIEST scented body spray called "axe" in the caches. You can tell when you're getting close to the cache -- you can smell it! Lord forbid if you accidentally spritz yourself....

 

I swear if I ever find the Axe Bandit, I'm gonna kick his butt. That crap got all over my son at one cache :mad: The kids and I have personally trashed-out more Axe body spray than you can imagine. Man I hate that stuff :unsure: joefrog is right, we definitely have a bandit in the area :mad:

LOL, Jeff -- tell us what you really think!

 

Of course, I took his threat seriously when I logged one of his caches...

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Okay, so now I feel bad about this. In one of my recent caches (in Alberta, in winter) I left two individual foil-wrapped tea bags. I know not to leave chocolate and whatnot....how bad is tea?

Okay, why leave tea bags? Are you thinking ... someone is going to trade for them? Maybe, someone finds the tea bag and can't wait to get home and brew-up a glass of sparkling fresh tea they found in an AMMO BOX? :lol:

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I left them in addition to something else because after tramping through the snow in below freezing weather, it would be nice to go home and brew up some hot tea, left in factory-sealed foil wrappers, found in a cache.

Alright, I see where you are coming from ... I like hot tea as well ... however, I would never eat, drink, or place anything found in a geocache near my mouth (even if it were factory sealed). But, thats just me ... Most people are probably more trusting than me. :lol:

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We just found some Chiclets (chewing gum) still in the cellophane wrapper in an ammo can cache near the North Shore on Oahu. My wife took one and popped it in her mouth only to discover that it had molded due to the humidity. We threw them all away. Yuck!

I think I might have chewed all of them to make sure they weren't all bad......or maybe not..... :lol:

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So ...

 

in the US waterproof matches, condoms, lighters, pocket-knifes and beer are considered to be inappropriate items in a cache? In Germany people think this kind of stuff is at least amusing. Dunno what's wrong with matches and condoms ...

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So ...

 

in the US waterproof matches, condoms, lighters, pocket-knifes and beer are considered to be inappropriate items in a cache? In Germany people think this kind of stuff is at least amusing. Dunno what's wrong with matches and condoms ...

In the US, we have a habit of hurting ourselves and blaming it on others. It's almost an American pasttime. If someone took a book of matches out of a cache, then lit a forest fire with them, the guy who owned the cache could very likely get sued for "providing" the matches. B)

 

Case(s) in point.

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So ...

 

in the US waterproof matches, condoms, lighters, pocket-knifes and beer are considered to be inappropriate items in a cache? In Germany people think this kind of stuff is at least amusing. Dunno what's wrong with matches and condoms ...

In the US, we have a habit of hurting ourselves and blaming it on others. It's almost an American pasttime. If someone took a book of matches out of a cache, then lit a forest fire with them, the guy who owned the cache could very likely get sued for "providing" the matches. B)

 

Case(s) in point.

Or ... it just could be that Americans have higher standards ... B)

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Revisited a cache while hiking today.  It had: condom (unused), 3 firecrackers (unexploded), cigarettes (unsmoked) and food (cocoa mix undrunk).  If it had booze, knife and porn it would qualify for the "Grand Slam" award.

Hey that was no cache that was my nightstand drawer. B)

Are you sure it wasn't the contents of your purse? Oh wait, your name 's GrizzlyJohn, no way could it be your purse. B)

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