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Placing a cache or Retrieving one? ;-)
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject: Placing a cache or Retrieving one? ;-) Reply with quote

Place your bets Laughing http://www.ocregister.com/news/tree-323650-stuck-underneath.html
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Brooklyn51
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Joined: 04 Mar 2009

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny! For a minute I was worried as we just received this log on one of our caches that is in a hollow tree trunk:

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As much fun as it would've been to go diving into that hole head over heels, I'm glad you gave us the retrieval device.


Do you think geocaching qualifies as a mental illness?
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That almost happened to me when trying to retrieve an archived cache.
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad he didn't mention geocaching (if that was the case) but if he doesn't have a better explanation...off to the loony.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now who would be crazy enough to do that just to get a cache.... Wink Wink
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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brooklyn51 wrote:
Do you think geocaching qualifies as a mental illness?



Geocachers:

    compulsively hide things from friends
    often get little or no sleep while feeding their compulsions
    have frequent run-ins with the police
    are obsessed with dead trees, street signs and lamp-posts
    drive erratically (sudden stops, slow crawls, distracted by electronic devices)
    use Magellan products
    spend hours with friends examining telephone poles, bleachers, piles of tree debris, etc.
    compulsively buy ammo cans
    eat enough peanut butter in a year to fill a South-American soccer stadium



Survey says: yes!
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dornole
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh No! Too bad he couldn't PAF. Wasn't it Paklid who got carried out of the woods by geofriends after a caching injury in Anderson Lake Park? So much less embarrassing than first responders. Shocked
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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It took me an extended period of time to extract my self from a tree after seeking a jREST cache once. I learned that a big hollow tree with the cache just out of reach can spell big trouble if you're all alone.
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
It took me an extended period of time to extract my self from a tree after seeking a jREST cache once. I learned that a big hollow tree with the cache just out of reach can spell big trouble if you're all alone.


I'm glad I wasn't the only one that got stuck on that one. Wink
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ST11
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I saw this exact thing in the movie Wizard of Oz

I am willing to bet he was out walking and minding his business and the tree came alive and ate him!

Happens to me all the time Wink
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Grey Wolf and Wild Rice
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
I'm glad he didn't mention geocaching (if that was the case) but if he doesn't have a better explanation...off to the loony.


He didn't have to mention geocaching.

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Firefighters were also called for a mental health check.
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pattenclan
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Geocachers:

compulsively hide things from friends
often get little or no sleep while feeding their compulsions
have frequent run-ins with the police
are obsessed with dead trees, street signs and lamp-posts
drive erratically (sudden stops, slow crawls, distracted by electronic devices)
use Magellan products
spend hours with friends examining telephone poles, bleachers, piles of tree debris, etc.
compulsively buy ammo cans
eat enough peanut butter in a year to fill a South-American soccer stadium



I think I might have just found a new signature line....LOL!!!!!!


Thanks for that post!!! Cept, I use a Blackberry, and my husband uses a Garmin...... Confused
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dornole wrote:
Oh No! Too bad he couldn't PAF. Wasn't it Paklid who got carried out of the woods by geofriends after a caching injury in Anderson Lake Park? So much less embarrassing than first responders. Shocked


And, he had to share the FTF!
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sigilwig44
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the film canister in the tree???? I think it's actually one Laughing
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whaleboat+jojo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the cache, but could not sign the log because it was: (circle one)

[Full] [Wet] [Damp] [I Am The Log]
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