Comments for CacheMania http://www.cachemania.com Geocaching Can be Addictive Mon, 25 May 2015 14:52:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Comment on Is It Just a Game? by Lone R http://www.cachemania.com/just-a-game/rants/2011/12/comment-page-1/#comment-3204 Mon, 25 May 2015 14:52:06 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1341#comment-3204 I know this rant article is old (2011) but it is so relevant and more so in 2015.

Lately with the advent of new players and the numbers crowd and the ever increasing delinquent cache owner crowd, the way people play the game is affecting the enjoyment of others. Well, it’s affecting the enjoyment of those who prefer quality over quantity and active, responsible cache ownership.

The latest thing in the past year is many players logging finds on caches they admit aren’t there.

Then there’s the throwdowns. It’s growing and sanctioned/encouraged by delinquent owners. “Found it. The cache is missing so I left a film canister because I appreciate it when people replace my missing caches. And I need this cemetery find to qualify for Carnie’s cemetery challenge.” Followed by a big thank you from the delinquent cache owner who chastised the last player for posting an NM.

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Comment on The End of Geocaching by ABeautifulFind http://www.cachemania.com/end-of-geocaching/associations/2011/09/comment-page-1/#comment-3189 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:36:19 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1314#comment-3189 I couldn’t agree more with all this. I started geocaching last spring and I’ve been preparing to hide my first cache. I have already decided I will never hide a Nano/Micro cache. They suck! How many guard rails on the street can we do? Geocaching is suppossed to be an adventure! Take me where I’ve never been before. Show me something interesting or wild! I feel another probelm that goes hand in hand with the laziness youre describing is people want to make their caches impossible to find as some sort of point of pride so they hide nanos in boring but difficult locations with nothing exchangable inside. Its ruining the community aspect of geocaching

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Comment on 5 Mistakes I Made by CJPC http://www.cachemania.com/5-mistakes-i-made/help/2013/09/comment-page-1/#comment-3186 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:54:59 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1401#comment-3186 Great list! I also found out too late about hiking boots. Now I wear them for my “trail caches”. The dual bag is another thing I’ve learned over the year I’ve cached (I’m new, but loving it!). I’ll definitely add a change of clothes to my big bag.

Another thing I’d add would be a all-in-one pocket knife. I’ve found that the corkscrew is perfect for twisting out the logs in nanos without damaging them.

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Comment on munzee.com crushes opencaching.com by René Baron http://www.cachemania.com/munzee-crushes-opencaching/opencaching/2012/09/comment-page-1/#comment-3183 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:37:43 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1366#comment-3183 For me Munzee versus Geocaching is like Mc Donalds vs. real meals.
Munzee is fast fun without fuzz. But quality of the chosen locations is – a least when it comes to Europe – very, very poor. It is just ways to simpel to put Munzees everywhere without care, without feelings for the environement, without a reason.
I do not understand the race for numbers. Especially not, when it is so easy to cheat!

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Comment on The End of Geocaching by Raybern Towald http://www.cachemania.com/end-of-geocaching/associations/2011/09/comment-page-1/#comment-3182 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:31:39 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1314#comment-3182 WTF you geocachers actual care about the log? I haven’t even visited my geocaches since I hid them, and when I look for others’ geocaches I don’t bother signing the log book or logging the visit on the website. I just find the geocache, leave a cheap trinket in it, and that’s it. It’s fun and easy that way.

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