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Thread: Does anyone have time to place caches for an event?

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    My calendar's full that weekend I thought maybe I could contribute ahead of time, by placing some caches for the demo component. Who would I talk w/about the specifics of doig that?
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    I can go up and place some this Friday, if you still need someone to place some.

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    kacky i sent you an email saying i was interested in placing all i asked was for the written permission to do so.
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    OK...caught my interest..... So just what is a "demo cache"????

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSDanel View Post
    OK...caught my interest..... So just what is a "demo cache"????
    Oh, Oh . . . I think I know the answer to this one.

    A "demo" cache is what happens to a cache when the Maine State Police Bomb Squad has a report of a suspicious "package" at a telephone booth at an old rest stop/truck weighing area north of Bangor on I-95 . . . the Bomb Squad uses demolition charges to open the cache . . . sending parts and pieces of McToys everywhere in a 50-foot radius. Am I right?
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

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    Camping up that way? preferably somewhere on the water?

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    I thought that at some events there have been temporary "unlisted" caches put out for educational purposes!? Hence my terming them "Demo Caches". Thanks for the laugh FFJ I didn't think of that one .... lol
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    Default Camping in the area...

    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    Camping up that way? preferably somewhere on the water?
    Used to live in the area:
    http://www.riverbendcampgroundmaine.com/

    http://www.beaver-brook.com/

    Both have good reputations...no particular recommendations from me.
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    Ouch!!!! Geez, Jake, I'ved been trying to forget that one... For those that don't know, that actually occurred. A cache was placed (not by me) and when I went to find it there were several guys there playing kick-ball with it. I asked them to please leave it alone and placed it where it was supposed to be. Of course, the next few people trying to find the cache were unsuccessful...the hoodlums had tossed it into the woods. I went back, found it, placed it back again, but evidently was spotted by a trucker (I think) who was also a ways down the parking lot. Well SP was called, possible bomb reported, SWAT team blew it up, and I was notified by Hollora about what had happened. I spent the rest of the day shaking in my shoes thinking I was going to be surrounded by 100 police officers on my way home from work.....thoughts of the ending of the movie Bonnie and Clyde passed before my eyes. One of those stories you just can't make up..... Geez, Jake, you've got the memory of an elephant ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSDanel View Post
    Ouch!!!! Geez, Jake, I'ved been trying to forget that one... For those that don't know, that actually occurred. A cache was placed (not by me) and when I went to find it there were several guys there playing kick-ball with it. I asked them to please leave it alone and placed it where it was supposed to be. Of course, the next few people trying to find the cache were unsuccessful...the hoodlums had tossed it into the woods. I went back, found it, placed it back again, but evidently was spotted by a trucker (I think) who was also a ways down the parking lot. Well SP was called, possible bomb reported, SWAT team blew it up, and I was notified by Hollora about what had happened. I spent the rest of the day shaking in my shoes thinking I was going to be surrounded by 100 police officers on my way home from work.....thoughts of the ending of the movie Bonnie and Clyde passed before my eyes. One of those stories you just can't make up..... Geez, Jake, you've got the memory of an elephant ;-)
    Ah, and to clear my name - how did I become entangled - Well, I had been talking to the SP Tactical Sgt. about Geocaching at an SP event. He knew about Geocaching and we were in a discussion about how people hid things, where they were hidden, permission and stuff like that. He came to know my ID and he had my Geocaching-U brochure in his cruiser.

    When they blew the cache apart - a piece of the log had my ID name on it - and he thought the cache was mine. Ah, not!

    I had found it a bit back - and so seeing my name he called me - as he had my number. It was fun hearing him apolize about the little truck which blew up. Anyway, back then - he explained to me that was not the first film cannister cache which had been taken out this way. Bridges without permission and/or the authorities knowing about the placement are not good places for caches. This is an example of what can happen.

    And I did assure Dan that he was not on any chosen list!

    That rest area too - is now under construction again - interesting what may go in............

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