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    Posted: Aug. 10 2004,6:50 am QUOTE

The contents of many caches get exposed to the weather. Given that, I think it's risky to leave books, new or used, in caches at all. bookcrossing.com is probably a better way to circulate your read books.

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    Posted: Aug. 10 2004,3:12 pm QUOTE

I would probably have to agree with scout here. Even in well sealed containers moderate temerature changes can still cause enough condensation that paper contents in a cache can get musty and moldy if there too long.

I guess perhaps special types of caches (locations) this may make more sense.


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    Posted: Aug. 10 2004,5:51 pm QUOTE

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Leaving books in a cache sounds like a great idea!  I have lots of books that are in great condition that I've read.  Is it tacky to leave books that you've already read?  Shouldn't the books be new?


Gee, I never thought of our public libraries as being "tacky" for harboring used books.  Books have always been a vehicle for distribution of knowledge and entertainment, and should be shared as much as possible.  If you find a book in a cache, take it, read it, and leave it in another cache for someone else's pleasure.  As long as the content is intact (and they don't smell too bad) books don't devalue with use.  

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I would probably have to agree with scout here. Even in well sealed containers moderate temerature changes can still cause enough condensation that paper contents in a cache can get musty and moldy if there too long.


Paper and other moisture sensitive materials can survive well in a cache by simply placing them in zipper plastic bags (double-bag for extra protection).  I make it a practice to bag every item when I place a new cache, and sometimes leave extra bags for swapped-in items.  However, it probably isn't a good idea to leave books (or anything else, actually) in containers that don't seal tightly, like food storage containers (or anything with less than ammo can integrity).  It's revolting to find a cache with the contents floating around inside in a soup of dissolved and decaying "stuff".


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Posted: Sep. 06 2004,12:11 am QUOTE

Quote (PC Medic @ Nov. 14 2003,9:08 pm)
UPC symbols from cigarettes!??? Now there's something I have never come accross. Perhaps someone opened a pack at the cache and did not want to throw the trash on the ground  :thumbs-up  Though I would have to say, the cache contatiner is not the place for it either.  

What!  ya mean y'll don't collect dem der marlborry miles??  Heck, all I need is 2400 more and i will be able to get that marlborogh O2tank fer my ma!


:grinnin

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Seriously, there are some folks out there who are as fanatic about collectting 'miles' as we are about caching.  Value is like Beauty..it is all in the beholder, eh?
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    Posted: Sep. 06 2004,12:21 am QUOTE

Quote (cachekidds @ Dec. 31 2003,11:33 am)
No joke there! I can think of one person over there who is the poster boy for the negative snob.

a Negative Snob???  shouldn't that be an oxymoron??
Perhaps said person is BOT an Ox and a Moron??

sorry for the Bump, all.. back on topic

Books...I do not mind books in caches IF they had been pretty well taken care of AND if proper care has been taken to keep them in the best possible condition.  And if you think I will go out and pay $5 for a brand new book to use as a trade item WITHOUT reading it first, then you are a loonie!
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I have recently turned one of my caches 'over there' into a bookcrossing hybrid.  Along with some little activity books with pictures to color and stickers to play with.  Things that would keep passengers who are NOT riding in rolling cinemas occupied, ya know?  
Who Knows,, I may just cross post it here... Wonder how many Navicachers run up and down I-75 on a regular basis??
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