Wet Logs/Replacing Wet Logs!
Hi Gang, Yeah, I'm still among the living, but preoccupied right now with family health issues that trump geocaching....and for that matter my available time to do spring maintenance on the 101 caches I have placed. This has been discussed before, and maybe beaten to death, but I would estimate that every third log I read on my caches indicates that some of the logs are wet, damp, or unsignable. I'd say half of these logs cry out " For pete's sake, get the heck out here and replace this friggin' wet log right now!" Ever had that kind of reaction to a log? As I suggested, preached, begged, implored, it's not much of a chore to download spare logs and tuck a few in your pocket or caching pack and replace logs that need replacing. Alternatively, and until I get out and get back in the game, I can simply archive caches or wait until I get the dreaded note from tat. The purpose of this post/thread is to suggest to newer cachers that replacing wet logs is a good thing to do, good for the game and downright considerate. The veterans already know, especially those with a lot of caches placed for other's enjoyment. I hope this doesn't generate and negative commentary as I hope cachers that visit Maine will continue to enjoy the hides I placed.
What goes around comes around
Yup, I have various sized logs in my pack and have been replacing many this year already. Full logs are an easy fix, and yes we also offer to mail them, which is rarely necessary. The wet logs are usually the bigger issue. Baggies help if the water is getting in via a cracked or inadequate container. While I do have a few film cans and bison tubes with me I don't always have anything larger. A fresh baggie will hopefully get the cache by until the CO can get out themselves to do maintenance. In those instances I will post a Needs Maintenance log to alert them. Not for just a wet or full log that I can easily fix. Oh, and sometime the rolls of duct tape I carry will fix a slightly damaged container as well.:p