Joined: Oct. 2002
||Posted: June 09 2003,3:05 pm
I like to find useful items so I try to carry the same. I try to carry fishing items, camping fuel, lights, lightsticks, lantern mantles, CDs, etc.
I have started my caches with things like a hunters safety harness, HP printer cartridge, hats, gloves, tools, etc. I like to leave a few bigger items in the caches to start and when I refresh them to make them worth the extra effort some require. I've left bigger items in others' caches when they've looked depleted.
I try to make my caches (only two so far) worth visiting for the challenge, the hike, the views, and the prizes. We all have different reasons for caching and I want to meet them all!
I have a bunch of brand new wooden dollhouse furniture kits from Xacto that I started leaving but I haven't seen anyone trading them out in the logs so I'm holding back on them for a bit.
I also carry and trade items for the kids like matchbox cars, lightsticks (who doesn't like lightsticks?), unusual toys, pretty bottles, etc.
I only tend to take things for myself if I know I'll use them. I love the monogrammed golf tees and golf balls (new ones..) since I donate so many to the ponds of BCC.
I try to avoid the really cheap plastic junk at some dollar stores and buy the stuff that doesn't look like it belongs in a dollar store. I spend a lot of time at auctions and often find great buys on items that would be far too expensive to leave in the woods if I had to buy them at retail - like the kits and camping supplies.
There are always some cheaper items in my pack to fill things out but I consider them filler.
Of course I don't carry everything with me all the time and end up with a lot of TN/LN logs as well.... the search is usually my favorite reason for going.
"We have such sights to show you...."