• geocatching

    From Tim@VERT/WHIZARDM to All on Mon Jan 16 21:39:13 2023
    Anyone ever tried it? I did a long time ago. Gotta do it again. If you

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  • From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Tim on Thu Jan 19 10:20:00 2023
    Tim wrote to All <=-

    Anyone ever tried it? I did a long time ago. Gotta do it again.
    If you

    Yup! Before my son moved back east we did it all the time. I know he's run across some of my trackables back there too. Has been awhile but maybe this summer. I also have a cache but it keeps getting destroyed or muggled....


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  • From Tim@VERT/WHIZARDM to Thumper on Thu Jan 19 19:39:11 2023
    Re: Re: geocatching
    By: Thumper to Tim on Thu Jan 19 2023 10:20 am

    Tim wrote to All <=-

    Anyone ever tried it? I did a long time ago. Gotta do it again. If you

    Yup! Before my son moved back east we did it all the time. I know he's run across some of my trackables back there too. Has been awhile but maybe this summer. I also have a cache but it keeps getting destroyed or muggled....


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    Very cool. I geocached few times years ago. Thinking about doing it again. The adventure.............

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Mon Jan 23 09:10:00 2023
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    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to TIM on Sun Jan 22 2023 07:51 am

    I used to work with someone who was into geocaching about 10-15 years
    ago. They had some app that would export geocache coordinates to
    google maps. I told him of some areas i though would be in the middle
    of nowhere to hide a cache, and we looked up the area and found there
    were already 5 caches in that wetlands reserve. The boat launches in
    my area have little tubes tucked up behind the signs.

    Yeah - I think I did try to find an area, but as you mention - there
    were already caches in that area. I can't remember how far apart
    they need to be.

    Also wanted to make sure it was in a reachable enough area where I
    could maintain it as needed.

    Cougar


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  • From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Cougar428 on Mon Jan 23 10:02:00 2023
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    summer. I also have a cache but it keeps getting destroyed or muggled....

    Anything special required to place a cache? (I realize I can just look
    it up, but wanted to ask someone with experience)

    Thanks,

    I've used various containers and all you really need is a log book in it. I have one I'm working on that I printed out of ABS on my 3D printer. It has a "labyrinth" lock that you have to figure out to open it. It also looks like a log of wood...
    You register it a Geocaching.com with coordinates. They review and approve as long as it's not too close to an existing one.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Mon Jan 23 14:18:00 2023
    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Mon Jan 23 2023 09:10 am

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    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to TIM on Sun Jan 22 2023 07:51 am

    I used to work with someone who was into geocaching about 10-15 years ago. They had some app that would export geocache coordinates to google maps. I told him of some areas i though would be in the middle of nowhere to hide a cache, and we looked up the area and found there were already 5 caches in that wetlands reserve. The boat launches in my area have little tubes tucked up behind the signs.

    Yeah - I think I did try to find an area, but as you mention - there
    were already caches in that area. I can't remember how far apart
    they need to be.

    Also wanted to make sure it was in a reachable enough area where I
    could maintain it as needed.

    Cougar


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    My co-worker would use the capsules mostly, but got into these cching tubes that looked like a threaded end of a bolt, with a not on them. It was magnetic, and were easy to camoflge anywhere with structural iron. Up the roa d from my house he found a rubber bat cable tied to a tree branch with a cache capsule glued to the body.

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Thu Jan 26 06:24:00 2023
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    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Mon Jan 23 2023 09:10 am

    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    My co-worker would use the capsules mostly, but got into these cching tubes that looked like a threaded end of a bolt, with a not on them.
    It was magnetic, and were easy to camoflge anywhere with structural
    iron. Up the roa d from my house he found a rubber bat cable tied to
    a tree branch with a cache capsule glued to the body.

    I have found those before! I looked and looked but couldn't find
    the 'micro' cache until I noticed an asymetry to the bolt patterns
    on a sign post. Lo and behold, when I touched it, it moved.

    The strange thing was that the log was so small as it was rolled up
    inside the bolt, there was barely enough space to put my initials on
    the log...

    It was a fun find though. Not trying to be thick, but what is a
    'bat cable'?

    Cougar


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Thu Jan 26 11:48:00 2023
    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Thu Jan 26 2023 06:24 am

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    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Mon Jan 23 2023 09:10 am

    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    My co-worker would use the capsules mostly, but got into these cching tubes that looked like a threaded end of a bolt, with a not on them.
    It was magnetic, and were easy to camoflge anywhere with structural iron. Up the roa d from my house he found a rubber bat cable tied to a tree branch with a cache capsule glued to the body.

    I have found those before! I looked and looked but couldn't find
    the 'micro' cache until I noticed an asymetry to the bolt patterns
    on a sign post. Lo and behold, when I touched it, it moved.

    The strange thing was that the log was so small as it was rolled up
    inside the bolt, there was barely enough space to put my initials on
    the log...

    It was a fun find though. Not trying to be thick, but what is a
    'bat cable'?

    Cougar


    ... Go straight to the docs. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200!

    ___ Blue Wave/QWK v2.20


    A rubber bat (the flying mammal) fastened with a wire cable or zip tie to the tree branch. It's leg had the capsule attached, like one would tie a note on the leg of a homing pigeon

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  • From Cougar428@VERT to MOONDOG on Fri Jan 27 12:45:00 2023
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    A rubber bat (the flying mammal) fastened with a wire cable or zip tie
    to the tree branch. It's leg had the capsule attached, like one would
    tie a note on the leg of a homing pigeon

    Thanks for the info! Sounds like another cache I found, the name
    was 'Angry Birds' and the cache container was a birdfeeder with the
    cache inside (instead of bird seed)..

    Happy caching!

    Cougar


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Cougar428 on Sat Jan 28 00:37:00 2023
    Re: geocatching
    By: Cougar428 to MOONDOG on Fri Jan 27 2023 12:45 pm

    Quoting Moondog to Cougar428 <=-

    A rubber bat (the flying mammal) fastened with a wire cable or zip tie to the tree branch. It's leg had the capsule attached, like one would tie a note on the leg of a homing pigeon

    Thanks for the info! Sounds like another cache I found, the name
    was 'Angry Birds' and the cache container was a birdfeeder with the
    cache inside (instead of bird seed)..

    Happy caching!

    Cougar


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    Another cache my friend showed me was on the back of a building hidden among electric meters. One of the electrical panels had no conduits coming in or out. It was held on to the side of the shed with magnets

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@VERT/FINALZON to Tim on Thu Mar 9 17:54:00 2023
    Tim wrote to All <=-

    Anyone ever tried it? I did a long time ago. Gotta do it again.
    If you

    Haven't in a while... jimmylogan&b@shful here...




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