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Eren Offline
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    Posted: Jan. 11 2009,7:41 am QUOTE

I've been caching for two days and I constantly look over my shoulder to see if anyone's watching.

Do you wait until they leave or just ignore them and do your caching anyway?


Edited by Eren on Jan. 11 2009,7:42 am
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    Posted: Jan. 12 2009,2:09 pm QUOTE

Always best to wait until anyone in the area has left or is not watching.
If it is not a geocacher then after you leave their curiosity may lead them to check to see what you were doing. If they then discover the cache, 50/50 what they may do with it.

If it is another cacher that happened to come looking at the same time as you, then you do not want to spoil the hunt for them.

Just my opinion


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    Posted: Jan. 14 2009,7:07 am QUOTE

Generally best not to arouse suspicion, particularly in urban areas. When searching it's possible to be mistaken for a terrorist or drug dealer, for example, and cause all hell to break loose.

That said, I have attempted a cache that can only ever be done in full public view because it is at a prominent city centre tourist spot. The owner will have known this at the time of setting the cache and has implicitly accepted there is a higher risk of loss, therefore a higher maintenance burden.

I have also been stalked when caching and the stalker made himself known just after we had found the cache. He thought we were trapping animals and was pleased to see our activity was benign.

I prefer to be discreet even if it means passing on a cache because it makes it unnecessary to explain/justify what you are doing and does not compromise someone else's cache.
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    Posted: Jan. 17 2009,1:58 am QUOTE

Quote (Eren @ Jan. 11 2009,9:41 am)
I've been caching for two days and I constantly look over my shoulder to see if anyone's watching.

Do you wait until they leave or just ignore them and do your caching anyway?

Hi Erin...Sometimes the people around you are out there doing the same thing. I remember years ago I was looking for a cache that involved getting to via a canoe...while on the water i passed another boat and we both yelled"Geocacher"? LOL.
But yes...i will always wait until the people around me are gone, if not you risk having the cache taken by curious onlookers after you leave.


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    Posted: May 14 2009,7:31 pm QUOTE

I have looked back at the trail a few times. I have found that when you tell people what your doing they seem to be interested and I have shown them what I was looking for. The last time when my nephew and I were looking for Haiku we told the wife and daughter what we were doing they were very interested . The husband that was with them wasn't very enthusiastic thought :p
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