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MsChief-Gps_y



Joined: Jan 16, 2004
Posts: 262
Location: Lower Mainland

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Another good reason to Re-Hide properly.... Reply with quote

Besides respecting the integrity of a c/o's hide to keep it from being taken by muggles here's another good reason to teach how to Re-hide a cache:
www.notaboutthenumbers...eocaching/

Cache's are supposed to be discrete hidden secrets. Plainly visible they can scare people who don't know what they are. We need good press not this kind.

We need to go back to what 'geo-sticks' was... a subtle arrangement of natural debris that a passing muggle wouldn't give a second glance to vs the unnatural parallel mis-matched species that screams something is 'going on' it's become.
My heart goes out to the 12 yr old newbie for his inadvertent bomb scare. And all the people worried and inconvenienced needlessly.
And here's an interesting link on bad placements:
www.geocaching.com/boo...1be68a772b

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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 539
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Another good reason to Re-Hide properly.... Reply with quote

Well said MsChief. It takes experience to gain the finesse to arrange cover on a cache. Everyone - even experienced cachers - should practice the coverup-then-step-back-to-make-sure-it-is-appropriately-hidden technique.

I noticed one of the logs in the Toronto cache was:

"I found it a few days ago.Good cache for muggles to not realize that it is a geocache"

Exactly. Sometimes hidden in plain sight is only good for fooling geocachers.
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 481
Location: Nanaimo

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Another good reason to Re-Hide properly.... Reply with quote

This is really too bad that this happened twice in one week.

I feel bad for the Toronto CO, he's only 12 years old.

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