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    Talking Cache Containers

    Came across this cache container the other day, it is in a place I am sure few of you will go so no hints. The guy had trouble with one of mine, it took him five tries to find it so he decided to give the same type of challenege to others. Under the tree were lots of big rocks and split logs, took us a bit to find it but noticed it was the wrong season for something of that size. The cache container is in the center of the photo and screws open where there was a peanut butter jar mounted in foam filling the center. Very clever I think, never liked the little critters anyway so I stayed as far away as possible until I finally gave in.

    I am not sure how to load photo but it is located here if what I try doesn't work.
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    Interesting........have seen some photos of these and others on the GC.com forums......but wonder about what we are saying to children when we place caches like this. For adults - fine but kids.......well we will let everyone be their own judge on this one.

    It reminded me of when I was caching with both my kids and my adult daughter nearly walked into one hanging in a tree and the real McCoy! Fortunately her brother saw it and told her to steer clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Interesting........have seen some photos of these and others on the GC.com forums......but wonder about what we are saying to children when we place caches like this. For adults - fine but kids.......well we will let everyone be their own judge on this one.

    It reminded me of when I was caching with both my kids and my adult daughter nearly walked into one hanging in a tree and the real McCoy! Fortunately her brother saw it and told her to steer clear.
    I have to agree with Hollera on this one. When I first saw it, I thought, "This isn't a good idea." I'm glad someone agrees. I can just see people poking sticks at real ones to see what happens. I have relatives that are alergic to bees and wasps. It can be life threatening.

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    Default I agree, but only with a condition...

    IMHO, you can't say this is not a great idea for kids (or many adults for that matter), unless you also agree that electrified light poles and other electrical apparatus are also unsafe. In fact, most of the time the former will give some warning, where the latter - you don't know if it's energized or not.

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    Bee Hives, Dog Doo, what's next ... Puke Puddles ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opalsns View Post
    Bee Hives, Dog Doo, what's next ... Puke Puddles ?????

    Fake puke caches would be great around UMO come finals week. LOL

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    Walk Loudly and Carry a Big Stick!!!!

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    Shouldn't parents bear the responsibility for teaching kids that certain things should not be touched or played with? And, if they do bear that responsibility, then they should not hide a cache in a location that contradicts that message: bee hives, electric boxes, and lamp posts. Our sport will survive, even thrive, without caches in any of those locations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msteelee View Post
    Shouldn't parents bear the responsibility for teaching kids that certain things should not be touched or played with? And, if they do bear that responsibility, then they should not hide a cache in a location that contradicts that message: bee hives, electric boxes, and lamp posts. Our sport will survive, even thrive, without caches in any of those locations.

    Very Good Point !!!!!!!!
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    I've reached into gaurdrails before and pulled out hornets nests...
    I've reached into rocks and pulled out some nasty looking spiders...
    I've cached down south and came out with some very unpleasant hitchhikers...

    Does that mean we should ban all gaurdrail, rockwall, and southern caches???

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