Category Archives: Philosophy

Spam Cache Hides? Say it ain’t so!

Trolling the forums I came across this gem of a topic: LuckyPlan asks… Where we live, there is a cacher who ownes about 2 1/2 thousand caches under his account. Many/most are of very poor quality and of course, unmaintained. … Continue reading

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Follow-Up to a Questionable Hide

About a month or two ago a new hide popped up in the area.  It was in a clearly marked “off limits” area but because other caches had been placed in the vicinity I believe the owner was under the impression a … Continue reading

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I Need Geocaching Advice

Before you say “Duh!” (I’m looking at you, Doug) I must say I’m serious.  I really need help. It’s the new “Virtual Caching” phenomenon that has taken hold.  Some people call it “Armchair Caching“, but what I am talking about … Continue reading

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Interview With Marko Ramius: The Reviewer (part 2)

The Setup In the first article on Re-Introducing the 3rd Player: The Reviewer I just covered a few basics. This time around I have a bona-fide Reviewer who was kind enough to indulge me a few questions on your behalf. … Continue reading

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Geocache Placement Update

I finally figured out how to place a cache in somebody’s front yard safely and creatively.  I’ve also done my homework on a different missing cache in my “Don’t Do This!” series, the annoying mystery cache. Oh man this is … Continue reading

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Some Good Background for the Newbies

And the oldies, too.  Drat19 has some handy thoughts on cache hiding, some of which are just plain good advice no matter how long you’ve been at it.  Try these two for some good reading: Opinions on Geocache Hiding His … Continue reading

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Be Careful Out There

I recently admonished a disbelieving fellow cacher about the need to be careful where one places a hide, lest hider and seeker alike attract the attention of busybodies, worrywarts and overreactive public servants.  You know, the armed ones.  Heck, it’s … Continue reading

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Why You Should Wait Before Placing Your First Hide

I read in one of the forums and how-to guides on Geocaching way back when that you should wait until you have at least 20 finds before placing your first hide.  This was to give the new player time to … Continue reading

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To log check or not to log check

I do, log check that is.  This is the practice of checking the signatures on paper with the online logs, deleting those that don’t have a signature to match.  It’s not popular and most people would rather be like the … Continue reading

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