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#41 KeyResults

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:28 PM

Thank you to everyone. This has been helpful. Anyone have any other items not mentioned yet?


I have to say that I have settled on 6 things that are huge for me:
1. 3 Liter Camelbak hydration pack.
2. A telescoping mechanics mirror
3. A telescoping walking stick (I have come to depend on this so much to poke and prod)
4. A nano cache log roller (an incredibly simple little gadget but extremely helpful)
5. Fisher Space Pen - Military model - writes on wet logs
6. Tactical LED flashlight - 200 lumens very small (expensive batteries but worth it)

As far as the thing bought specifically to go after certain caches: 29er mountain bike
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:26 AM

1. What do you find that most often you don't have in you pack that you need? - GPSr, I leave it at home too often and I use my phone, but I'll run off into dense foliage and be bouncing around for 15mins before zooming in on GZ.

2. What is the most unexpected thing that has helped you find or get to a cache? - Mini saw on Swiss Army Knife - Cache was in shoe up on utility pole. I found a long broken branch but had to do a bit of cleanup before I could wield it well. Awesome hide by the way.

3. What is the most common tool you use in your pack? And, - PEN (toss multiple pens in your pack)

4. If you could have anything in your pack at all, what would it be (besides the coords to a puzzle final)? - A magic phone book w/ every cachers phone number in it so that after 45mins of looking for a muggled cache I could call and ask the owner (I'm sure that would make me a lot of friends ;-) )

5. Adding -- what have you purchased (that maybe you never would have) JUST so you could get a cache? - I haven't done it personally, but I know someone who purchased a gallon of water and some scotch tape. I never thought I'd buy a ticket for entrance to a location to get to a cache, but I've done so in China (twice), The UK and the US primarily (but also enjoyed the locals.)

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

For those of you who have not done Special Tools Required - http://coord.info/GC2MP88  you may want to put it on your to-do list for 2013.

 

I'm sad to report that there is a new subdivision going in where the first few stages are.  The first 3-4 stages will be wiped out.  Ground breaking slated for early next year.

 

Nobody has attempted this one (that I'm aware of) since my last walk-through.  I regularly check on the last half of it and know it's all good.  No reason to think anything is at issue with the first stages, either.   But I will likely do a full run-through this weekend at some point to make sure all stages are good and will post confirmation here after I've done that.

 

With the great spring weather, and the time it normally takes those truly attempting it to do it (without the answers), spring is definitely the time to dust off your tool belts and special devices you use for caching and get on out here. 


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Guess I will be doing it soon.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Maybe there should be another FM event at the beginning to organize a run on the cache. When we did it the last time as a huge group it was a blast.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

Great opportunity for a double flash mob event - one at the beginning and one at the final.

 

The event post will need coords for both locales...



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Maybe there should be another FM event at the beginning to organize a run on the cache. When we did it the last time as a huge group it was a blast.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

I am working on a group now of northsiders to come down in the next week or so. 


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

I am working on a group of north siders to come down and do it in the next week or so. 


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Let me make a complete run though this weekend.  If I can get it done sooner, I will.  I'll poste when done.  Then it will be in tip top shape for anyone coming.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Let me make a complete run though this weekend.  If I can get it done sooner, I will.  I'll poste when done.  Then it will be in tip top shape for anyone coming.

Is a sledgehammer the only tool needed? j/k


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Is a sledgehammer the only tool needed? j/k

 

 

Would only help on a couple of stages.  Maybe. 


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

You can get the location to the final with just a pair of handcuffs and a feather.... used on the CO.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

Is that how you solve so many puzzles?  Not prying into any of your habits or anything, just curious.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

No that's how people solve MY puzzles. The preferred method anyway... :notme:


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I use a cardboard sign.

 

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

My BFF has done this already, but Ive been wanting to go after this forever. I'm definitely in on this deal. Plus, I've lined up the bucket truck and required tool rentals w Pinkys. At least he said he was Pinkys...though he did talk awfully fast and kept asking of I was interested in a watch or a bridge in London. Hmmmm.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

I would go work this cache again. It was a blast indeed!!!


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

I checked all the stages of this today. Everything is in good order except for the second stage. Something is prying or scratching the plate. Not sure if it's a person or animal but the stage is still doable. If anybody has a problem he can text me or call me on my cell phone which is on the HGCS phone a friend list.

Everything else is in good order and I even dropped a travel bug in the final.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

HGCS phone a friend list?


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