Forum: Geocachers Meeting Geocachers!
Topic: Geocaching Partners?
started by: Quinn
Posted by Quinn on July 06 2002,3:59 pmI have seen many people express concern about Geocaching alone in certain areas but at the same time they would like to go to some of these caches.
does anyone else have concerns like this?
I know of a few cachers that would like to team up with others that are into the sport as kind of a buddy system so that they do not always have to go alone. This is a great way to make friends and meet new people at the same time.
If people are interested in meeting up with others but just dont know how to go about it, leave a comment here and who knows...you just might find your next caching buddy
Posted by Hinge Thunder on July 06 2002,5:13 pmI generally cache with just my puppy and I. Though a couple of the caches I have placed, I have have not been alone, and recommend to people not to do them alone for safety purposes (ie Trolls Treasure, Orc's Treasure).
Posted by Scout on July 06 2002,5:25 pm
I'd suggest people go to geocaching picnics and meet fellow geocachers that way. Get to know them a little that way before you agree to go out in the woods alone with someone. That applies even for people you meet on the NaviCache message boards.
Posted by Rob on July 06 2002,8:33 pmOne of my caches (Secret Canyon) happens to be in a corridor used by undocumented aliens coming up from Mexico. That is kind of a hot button issue in our area. The local talk radio shows get hysterical about the influx of migrants and claim they are responsible for all sorts crime and violence. Those reports are exaggerated but none the less, I get concerned when Catherine goes out hiking with some of the neighbor women.
Today I was out by myself in a very remote and desolate area. I have to admit that it crossed my mind that something could go wrong. My one concession is that I always carry my cell phone. I do like to hike alone though.
Has anyone on this forum expressed thoughts on carrying weapons? Guess I’ll do a search before opening that hot topic.
Posted by YardBoy on July 07 2002,3:48 am
I never leave home without my BFG2K
Posted by Quinn on July 07 2002,6:42 amI myself like to think of this as a family sport and have yet to hear anything worldwide where someone has had any problems with confrontations while out caching.
The sport is well over a year and a half old now and I think this should calm some of those "what if's" about Geocaching and safety from danger based on intentional harm do'ers.
I must admit however I do from time to time go caching armed, but it's not for protection based on being worried about other people out there, but instead for the simple reason I don't want to run into another one of them damn Turkey Vultures while caching
Another reason is Gimpy's cache... < (SEE MY LOG REPORT FOR GREENWAY TRAILS) > the next time I have to go to a single cache of his three times just to get my truck keys, I'm gonna plug it full of holes!
Posted by Guest on July 07 2002,11:56 amThe only time I would carry a weapon is when I'm hunting for food like deer, elk, turkeys, and maybe crocodiles! LOL
Other than that, we teach our kids that no weapons are good weapons. If you don't have one, then there is zero chance of an accident. Same as carrying one when caching; if you don't carry it, chances are, there will be no accidents.
You have the same risk of something happening on the trails as you would walking out your front door! You just never know when your number is up.
Of course, people chosing to carry weapons would have to use a little common sense. The only weopon that we use is BUG SPRAY. Those dirty mosquitos! They will mess you up this time of year without it!!!!!!!!
Posted by Bitmaster on July 07 2002,12:16 pmI'd be happy to go caching with other fellow 'cachers! It's kinda like the June geocachers get-together, but much more smaller. I think it would be kinda cool to get with other cachers to "go huntin'".
I am strapped for time in the near future, but once August rolls around, I'll have plenty of time on the weekends to go with other fellow cachers on hunts!
Posted by Hinge Thunder on July 07 2002,12:16 pmAt 6'1" 210 lbs, and a black belt in karate, in many ways (including legally), I am a weapon. I am not claiming to be invincible, but then neither are people carrying a gun.
Posted by Caron on July 07 2002,3:34 pmI am sure Quinn is sick of doing caching with me all the time.(I know this because he s always talking about leaving me in the woods with no gps) But I feel that some of the caches are not meant to be done alone. Like sliding down the river gorge.
Some I love doing alone and others I dont feel good about. I like going with Quinn but I m sure he would like to go with others too. (I dont know why)
Posted by Hinge Thunder on July 07 2002,5:03 pm
He can go with me and Issa sometime, but not sure if he could keep up.
Posted by Quinn on July 07 2002,5:11 pmI wish I could go caching everyday but the family and work need to grab their share of my time as well. I think for the most part 95% of the caches in my area are safe for a single person as long as the right precautions have been taken.
Caron is right though...many times I have done my best to leave her in the woods but she keeps finding her way back out.
Posted by Hinge Thunder on July 07 2002,6:12 pm
Quinn, maybe the woods aren't your answer then. Let me recommend that you take Caron to go after the Orc's Treasure.
Posted by Road Kill on July 07 2002,6:12 pmMost caches I do on my own but whenever anyone asks I'm there with bells on. Most recently it was BalloonPilot, ChickenLips, & WW Gobstopper who got to Huckle-Buckle-Bean on yours truely (something Quinnow hasn't managed to do yet). And then there's the lunch time caches with Woodhauler and Banjo that caught the interest of Doug Emblidge who made Woodhauler and Road Kill stars.
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