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beau

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Treasure ?
« on: June 21, 2011 »

Was out hiking Yellow water area in the Mournes,When i sat down on large rock to eat .Something caught my eye hidden in a cleft covered with piece of wood,it was a box rapped in black cloth,Took quick look around my heart beating faster it was hidden by someone why? was it money? jewels?..Or perhaps something sinester? Opened it up a Smurf keyring,coins,a lighter,chewing gum and note book.Thus was my accidentel intraduction to geochaching,Nearly gave me a heart attack :)
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cerbera147

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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011 »

Congrats on your find ;D

However, it shouldn't have chewing gum or a lighter in it  :-\

Food will attract animals and lighters are not for kids. Especially in the Mournes  ::)
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beau

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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011 »

It was just of trail between Yellow water carpark and letrim lodge carpark,lighter didnt work
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011 »

What is the craic with putting stuff in the boxes, do they have any meaning?
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011 »

What is the craic with putting stuff in the boxes, do they have any meaning?

Not really. When the cache owner puts it out he/she may have filled with goodies relevant to the area, etc. I found one near a known fossil location and it had a few actual fossils in it; very cool.

Generally you'd put in what you want to find or in my case what the kids want to find. When I did my cache I filled it full of paracord bits and pieces. Everything was made by me and hopefully others will enjoy ;D



Some people put crap in like McD's toys or a 2p  ::) Although my kids are still happy enough with that. When they get bored with their 'treasure' I scoop it up and we'll use it as swaps :) [Not the rubbish though]
Some folks have unique swaps e.g. a guitar pick with username on it or other items with their name and / or a message on it.

If you have kids and enjoy the outdoors it's definitely worth a try. For me I always wanted a handheld GPS [gadget freak  ::)] but could never justify one. Then I discovered Geocaching  ;D
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011 »

They are well cool.. Can you make me one in pink lol??
 So if you find a cache, do you take an item out and leave one in it's place?
Bought myself a GPS but have never used it.. Maybe it could find some use with geocaching.. Mmm
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011 »

That's pretty much the only main rule; if you take something out then leave something in of greater or equal value :)

Some caches are huge with loads of stuff while others only have enough space for a bit of paper to sign your name  :o

All caches will have a logbook as well for you sign your name. Once you get home you can log your visit on the website.

I think I have pink, I can check when I get home. Are you after a paracord man?
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011 »

Yes please!!! I am worse than a wain..

Also do you make them yourself? Just thinking it might be a fun thing to do with the kids whilst round a camp fire, or when teaching camp craft.
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011 »

Cool; I'll get onto some man knitting tonight then  ;D
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011 »

Awesome!  ;D
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011 »

Ta Da  ;D



Only had Neon Pink :-\
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011 »

I dont think Kayakgirl will mind its neon pink as long as its pink ;D
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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011 »

That's certainly true Lenny..
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beau

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Re: Treasure ?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011 »

Great rope work you must be a sailor or old boy scout :)
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