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Do any of you go geocaching?

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Turtle's Comment
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Well, sorta free. As long as you swap something for it. I got this little turtle mascot from a cache. He's now velcro'd to my dash. 20170704_223135_zpsg1bd935c.jpg

Yes, I've seen all kinds of caches. But there's no limit to people's imaginations, so I still get surprised by the creativity of some people. They come up with some very interesting ideas for cache containers or hiding method.

I came across this one just today. It was a 2x3x4ft box out in a field next to a hiking trail. Not much hiding to something this big.20170704_134305_zpswflfvo62.jpg

And it opened up to this:20170704_134102_zpsghnli7xw.jpg

For me, it's usually more about the location than the cache itself. But it's fun to find ones like this too. I've enjoyed this hobby from day one.

AndMilesToGo's Comment
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Hold on, hold on, hold on...

Let me understand. Is this free stuff? Because we Russians LOVE free stuff. This changes everything!

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The casual etiquette is usually to swap or give even if it's just something random in your pockets. I've seen people get creative and leave doodles drawn on scrap paper. Not every cache is big enough for goodies (or a writing utensil, BYOP) just written logs.

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Pete B.'s Comment
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Hold on, hold on, hold on...

Let me understand. Is this free stuff? Because we Russians LOVE free stuff. This changes everything!

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Damm that's funny.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I've thought about coming up with some sort of TruckingTruth stuff to pass around the country. Like when you have it you take a selfie with it and say your location, then pass it on to someone else who does the same, etc, etc. Over time we'd see who has had it and where they've taken it. That would be pretty funny!

Speaking of, what's the status of the TT store, Brett?

Pete B.'s Comment
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Holy cow that was fun!! After reading this thread I got involved, and sure enough, there was a cache not too far from here. I wasn't prepared to leave anything behind, but I did have a tube of hotel body lotion, that just did fit into the cache bottle. Thanks for starting this thread, Turtle! If you run across a logbook signed by "StopPete," that's me. IMG_1929_zpswgeiig2x.jpg

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Turtle's Comment
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Holy cow that was fun!! After reading this thread I got involved, and sure enough, there was a cache not too far from here. I wasn't prepared to leave anything behind, but I did have a tube of hotel body lotion, that just did fit into the cache bottle. Thanks for starting this thread, Turtle! If you run across a logbook signed by "StopPete," that's me. IMG_1929_zpswgeiig2x.jpg

Hey that's really cool! I'm glad you gave it a shot. You'll always have something to do now, pretty much no matter where you are.

Oh, and you're not required to leave anything behind. Only if you want to.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Turtle's Comment
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And if you ever see a log signed rtlang, that would be me

Errol V.'s Comment
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Holy cow that was fun!! After reading this thread I got involved, and sure enough, there was a cache not too far from here. I wasn't prepared to leave anything behind, but I did have a tube of hotel body lotion, that just did fit into the cache bottle. Thanks for starting this thread, Turtle! If you run across a logbook signed by "StopPete," that's me. IMG_1929_zpswgeiig2x.jpg

I laughed out loud when I read this!
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Welcome to the club! - - VanClan

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Errol V, this club is awesome! After parking my truck for the night at this tank wash in Kankakee, IL, I went out and found TWO MORE geocaches!! One of them I had to grab rather quickly because it was placed in a hole in the base of a tree, and I'm afraid of spiders, and the other hidden in an electrical box. Too cool! I would have searched for a few more, but it's getting dark and I need to temper the growing addiction anyways. I won't keep posting on this thread every time I find a cache, this will be the last time, but I just wanna add that at this pace, I'm gonna catch Turtle in approximately 300 days, or on or about May 6, 2018. IMG_1935_zpsyi5cngr3.jpgIMG_1936_zps4stognbi.jpg

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Turtle's Comment
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Ha looks like you found a couple of interesting ones. Some are easy, some are downright evil the way they're disguised. You'll learn to closely inspect everything, because it may be the cache.

Also, be sure to log when you don't find one (DNF). Sometimes you just can't find it. Sometimes the cache gets lost, damaged, or muggled (found by non-cachers). The cache owner needs to know there may be a problem so he/she can fix or replace.

So far my record is 43 finds in one day. But that's when I was mountain biking on a rail trail, and caches were lined every quarter mile along the trail.

If you really find you're getting into it, I'd suggest upgrading to a premium membership. It's $30 a year, and gives you access to many of the better caches, along with other perks. But by no means is the membership necessary to go out and have some simple fun.

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