Search Members Help

» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: 'Pipe bomb' was geocache container, Know the rules folks< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
PC Medic Offline
Cache Master




Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 1452
Joined: Dec. 2001
    Posted: Sep. 14 2011,7:57 pm QUOTE

There are not a lot of rules to geocaching, but the ones that exist are there for a reason. Such as to prevent incidents like THIS that just occured here in the area. It is important that your container be marked when feasibly possible and that you ALWAYS get permission when placing a cache on private property. For you newbies (and old timers that may have forgotten) , please see the section I want to hide my own cache, Can it be placed anywhere? located on our FAQ Page .

Edited by PC Medic on Sep. 14 2011,7:57 pm

--------------
'PC Medic'
Back to top
Profile PM AOL YIM 
JJW Offline
Navicacher




Group: Members
Posts: 37
Joined: Oct. 2002
    Posted: Sep. 15 2011,5:41 am QUOTE

:rolleyes
Back to top
Profile PM AOL MSN YIM 
DudleyGrunt Offline
Cache Master




Group: Members
Posts: 544
Joined: April 2008
    Posted: Sep. 15 2011,7:23 pm QUOTE

Umm, yeah.  Not good.

--------------
Dave - Happy Trails!
"We never seek things for themselves—what we seek is the very seeking of things."
- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

GeoCachers4Christ
Military Assoc of GeoCachers
Facebook - Geocachers Unlimited
Back to top
Profile PM 
nick_h_nz Offline
Navicacher




Group: Members
Posts: 36
Joined: Dec. 2008
    Posted: June 05 2012,11:03 am QUOTE

Unfortunately, even clearly marked caches with permission may still provoke a bombscare. After one such scare in Yorkshire, the GAGB instituted special urban cache guidelines which had to be fulfilled in order for an urban cache to be placed. These included a copy of permission being shown to the reviewer, and statements on the cache page that "special permission had been approved" and that "the Urban Placement Guidelines had been met".
I had a cache which had always had permission from the town council, and which the gardeners who tended to the flowers at GZ, and the local constabulary were all aware of. When I reactivated it after some absence, I made sure that both the nearby Tourist Information Office, and two nearby cafes were aware of the presence of the cache.
However, I still received an email from a "concerned cacher" who stated that he had asked at the information office and both cafes, and that neither knew what he was talking about. The fact of the matter is that it is virtually impossible to keep everyone knowledgeable. For a start, there is staff turnover. (I am not even sure if the person from whom I originally gained permission still works for the council.) Related to this is how often the information is spread. I told only the managers of the two cafes, and the supervisor at the information centre. I would like to assume that they told all staff, but that is somewhat out of my control - as is their informing new staff members.

(The cache in question was Inner Glow, and once upon a time was quite a cherished urban cache. I received more positive comments for this cache, than almost any other I had placed - purely for its "audacity".)
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
DudleyGrunt Offline
Cache Master




Group: Members
Posts: 544
Joined: April 2008
    Posted: June 05 2012,7:20 pm QUOTE

You're right.  Even taking reasonable precautions can still not prevent all of these issues.  You do what you can, though, and hope for the best.

--------------
Dave - Happy Trails!
"We never seek things for themselves—what we seek is the very seeking of things."
- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

GeoCachers4Christ
Military Assoc of GeoCachers
Facebook - Geocachers Unlimited
Back to top
Profile PM 
4 replies since Sep. 14 2011,7:57 pm < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

 
reply to topic new topic new poll

Quick Reply: 'Pipe bomb' was geocache container
iB Code Buttons
You are Posting as:
Guest
Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code