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Monday, July 28, 2014

Kiss Your Cache Goodbye

exhibit A 
That's right, you may as well just stop putting them out all together. Throw away your swag and use those Lock N Lock containers for storage, because you won't be needing them any more. Forget about that great multi you've been working so hard on and the day's of hissing ammo cans opening are over. This is how the world of geocaching would be for Bloodhounded if it weren't for a few good geocachers who help with emergency cache maintenance.

And you thought I was going to relate this to kissing a frog and/or geocaching.com's new Challenges, right? Weren't you?

I call it "Cooperative Caching" and I have blogged about it before. I've been ridiculed, condemned and some skeptics have even written that they disagreed with me. "It's your responsibility as a CO" I'm told, "get off your lazy ass and do it yourself" says others. Still I follow my own path and shun the negativity knowing that I am a trend setter and "someday" it will become common play. That is if we want the game of geocaching to continue. Quite frankly, if it weren't for these guys/gals who assist it would be "GAME OVER" for a few of my hides. A few here get archived, a few there get archived and before you know it, that little counter on geocaching.com that tells you every minute how many caches there are in the world, starts counting down instead of up.

So, I'm guilty as charged! Yes, I enlist geocachers who have found my caches to gain secret information. Questions like, "how was it holding up" and "is the log full or does it have enough room" or the dreaded "did it have enough swag". You can take the tracer off my bloodhounded@gmail.com account, stop following me and taking pictures, I DID IT! I DID IT! IT WAS MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

exhibit B 
OK, so I saw a log that said the "log is full" on one of my series caches and then I saw a group of cachers (costa84 - robbinsmt - GO TEAM STEAK! thanks guys) who were likely going there because it appeared they were going after that series and they needed that one to complete it! I ASKED THEM TO CHANGE THE LOG, I DID, I DID IT!

YES, YES, YES it was me who lured the helpful, unsuspecting geocacher to one of my caches only to have a hidden agenda for them to pick up a bag of swag at a coord prearranged, to fill up the container because it was noted as "getting light on swag". I DID THAT TOO!

I'm a freak, an outcast to the geocaching community, a user and enabler of geocachers who unsuspectingly answer my emails requesting of them to do the deed that is rightfully mine as a CO (cache owner). I suck, I know and should be banned from anything that even has to do with geo, flogged, dragged through the mud, tar and feathered, kicked in the crotch and worse! An embarrassment to my fellow hiders and a disgrace to the entire geocaching sport!

BUT, I have the most awesome caches, filled with swag, dry logs and some of the most creative hides around my area, so there!
AND, compared to the new Challeneges on GC.COM, I don't look so bad after all, now do I?


WE THE JURY FIND YOU BLOODHOUNDED GUILTY OF FINDING BETTER WAYS TO REGULARLY MAINTAIN YOUR GEOCACHE HIDES, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY FOR YOURSELF?

YES, I DID IT, and I did it all for YOU!


HAVE FUN AND CACHE CRAZY!
BLOODHOUNDED

3 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL. I am guilty as charged myself. But I have also found that if I replace logs or do general maintenance for other cachers and then mention it in my logs, then they are very likely to return the favor for me. Just last week a cacher I barely knew did log maintenance on one of my caches. It happens to be the one furthest away from my house. Then he emails me and says to call him if I ever need maintenance on it again since he knows I have to go so far. WOW!! People are OFFERING to maintain my caches. Nice! Anyway, a couple days later I did one of HIS caches and the log sheet was full. Remembering the favor, I walked all the way back to my car to get a new logsheet to insert for him. So sometimes it does work in your favor!

BigAl said...

Bloodhounded, because you have been found guilty of causing more people to have fun, get exercise, and spend more time outdoors, you are hereby sentenced with the following conditions: 1. You WILL have to place more caches inside of the PA borders. 2. You will have to write more articles about Geocaching, and 3. You will have to take some members of Cachecrazy.com out on a Geocache. This is your community service to the GC.com world. If you do not complete these requirements you will be flogged with a wet noodle and all of your caches will disappear. LOL.

DctrSpott said...

If it weren't for the great help of cachers, most of mine would have been archived long ago...

That being said, I've gladly helped Bloodhounded and keoki_eme many times with cache maintenance. You have to do your part!

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