+Pharisee Posted April 12, 2005 Share Posted April 12, 2005 Something’s been ‘niggling’ at me for a while now... The fact that I’m being a little bit hypocritical when it comes to setting and hunting caches. Well... a lot hypocritical if I’m going to be truthful. Does this sound familiar... I’m preparing for a days caching. I check the map on G:UK to pick a ‘cache rich’ area and use GSAK to give me all the caches in... say... a 7 mile radius of the centre co-ordinates. Fifty caches... too many... back to GSAK to filter out virtuals and webcam caches. Forty-five... still too many. Filter out puzzle caches and multi-caches. Now it’s down to thirty... getting better... now filter out micros. Twenty caches... splendid... enough for a comfortable days caching with a couple to spare. Now if any of the local cachers read this they’re going to be leaping up and down shouting “Oii... Mr Pharisee... What about your caches?” and they’ve got me bang to rights. The last cache I set is a strong contender for the most time consuming cache in the country; but looking at the stats for the caches I’ve set, I get the distinct feeling that I’m not the only one who, given a choice, goes for the easier options. Take my Plantation Set caches, these 3 ‘bog standard’ traditional caches have notched up a fairly creditable 113 found logs between them. On the other hand... Take three of my not-so-straight forward caches:- “Wicked Lady”... Been down for well over a year, takes about four hours (but usually longer) to complete, has only been found 12 times, the last time 8 months ago!! “Red October (part 5)”... Once you’ve completed the first four parts, this one takes about 1.1/2 hours, a couple of miles to walk and involves a lot of micros. Just 14 finds in 10 months. “Your Mission”... This one, if I remember correctly, took the fastest finder about 8 days to complete and has just 5 finders. So, you lot out there... this is the question... How many of you setters of fiendish multi and puzzle caches would actually go out and ‘do’ them if they’d been set by someone else? Honest answers only, please Quote Link to comment
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