Which kind of hider are you?

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When I hide geocaches:

A. I camo them just so muggles can’t find it because I want cachers to find the container. :smitten:

B. I camo them so that geocachers have to look for a little bit before finding the container. :)

C. I have a hundred clear pinky-sized containers, and I’m going to put them out, but can’t be bothered with getting good coordinates. ;D

D. I rate the difficulty 1.5 and hide an itty bitty container in the most muggle crowded area. I don’t want you to find it because I am still angry at the world for not being loved as a child. :knuppel2:

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A lot of folks seem to be of the "D" variety. :coolsmiley:

With a few exceptions, I tend to lean towards the "A" method -- and throw in a decent hint to help nudge my fellow cachers in the right direction.

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I'm with Larry Fines, er, uh, I mean Houston on this one.

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I am a type A or B. Sometimes puzzles make them a bit more complicated :angel:

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:'(

Oh my gosh. D, it is D! I am still mad at my mother for yelling at me to give my sister the tricycle because it was her turn to ride it. I had to share *our* tricycle.

:'(

:2funny:

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When I first started hiding caches, I thought they had to be devilish and unique and I tried to make them both, but then I realized that it was more fun to take people around to interesting places and have park and grabs along the way to make it worth their while to go to these places.

The newer cachers I meet in this area who ask my advice on the subject (!) are told to do the same thing. Instead of putting out a lone evil cache that no one will look for, except a few intrepid people, I tell them to put out 5 or 6 in a remote area and make some regular size, maybe one evil, and the others medium in difficulty or terrain. Makes sense to me.

I also tell them that if they put a lone cache in the top of a tree in the middle of nowhere (Baytown Bert's a crying), don't be surprised if only a couple people come looking for it. Don't expect 50 people a week to drive over from Lubbock. Then there is the fact that some people are simply not physically capable of anything more than a simple park and grab-type cache, due to health problems. Why not accomodate them? Peace.

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Not that I've got a lot of hides, but I definitely lean towards B. I'm not into the extreme high muggle traffic area hides, and I try to hide a bit more than just to keep from muggle eyes as I want finders to put in a little bit of effort. No skirt lifters to date, and if I do it won't be a match stick container tossed in there. I don't harbor ill will towards LPCs, but I won't be doing any LPC hides either, at least not a standard LPC hide.

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Have a hide in the cue. Come find it when it pops and my style should be evident.

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In general I like to hide caches in interesting places more than camo a container. On occasion I like to hide a cache with non-traditional camo techniques though. I'm not sure I can relate to any of those choices except maybe D. :angry:

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I currently tend towards the B option, mostly because I get a charge out of making the cammo, as well as I enjoy finding this type of hide. Once it cools off I plan to start hiding in the woods and finding nifty places to lead cachers....

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I tend to be less about the hide and more about the puzzle or location (or pun).

Not that there's anything wrong with clever hides... I'm just not as good at them as Maxwell's Hammer or Bografan.

For me, I'm not trying to "beat" other cachers. I am trying to make them smile, and one the best way to do that is to make sure they get the smiley.

That said, I am contemplating some containers that will make cachers smile (I hope)!

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I'm not sure I can answer, maybe we need an "all of the above" and a write-in :)

I suppose I like to hide caches that mirror the caches I like to search for. Problem is, my preference changes with the weather.

I'm not terribly demanding. Most often I love to find caches within 30 ft of the posted GZ, with a writable log, that isn't on a Walmart rooftop or inside a "hot" electrical box or on the freeway center divider. Speaking for myself, if these criteria are met, I've never seen one I didn't like. I'm committed to hide similarly.

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I adopted three Aaron Barbee caches today, so now I fall into the last category. ;) Curse you Aaron Barbee (shaking fist at sky)!

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I adopted three Aaron Barbee caches today, so now I fall into the last category. ;) Curse you Aaron Barbee (shaking fist at sky)!

You should adopt his Soda Tube Trials - Do the Shimmy cache, move it down one light pole, (for proximity reasons) then place a cache at Ken Pridgeon's place. Just sayin'... Edited by HoustonControl

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I should! I think Jason Gipson is going to be offered the Soda Tube Trials and I'll ask him.

I adopted three Aaron Barbee caches today, so now I fall into the last category. ;) Curse you Aaron Barbee (shaking fist at sky)!

You should adopt his Soda Tube Trials - Do the Shimmy cache, move it down one light pole, (for proximity reasons) then place a cache at Ken Pridgeon's place. Just sayin'...

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A and B. I don't have too many hides yet (20 something, plus a few more hitting shortly) - I like to make them easy for lots of people to find, a evil hide or two for those who like the challenge, but most take just a little bit of hunting to find. Most of all, I want cachers to have fun during the hunt. Oh, and good coords are a must!!

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I'm option E:

I drive by at 20 MPH and throw out a 35mm Container with a piece of notebook paper in it.

And then use Google maps to give a ballpark idea of what the coordinates might be.

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I'm option E:

I drive by at 20 MPH and throw out a 35mm Container with a piece of notebook paper in it.

And then use Google maps to give a ballpark idea of what the coordinates might be.

What is Google Maps?

Edited by Log Dawgs

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I'm option E:

I drive by at 20 MPH and throw out a 35mm Container with a piece of notebook paper in it.

And then use Google maps to give a ballpark idea of what the coordinates might be.

What is Google Maps?

It's the mapping tool of choice for the majority of PC and Smartphone users. I wouldn't expect an iPhone user to understand :2funny:

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F. I have a wonderful well though out caches that are placed at exact coordinated only to find out that someone has a puzzle cache nearby.

Edited by Great Birds

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F. I have a wonderful well though out caches that are placed at exact coordinated only to find out that someone has a puzzle cache nearby.

That sucks. I wish there was a way to check this ahead of time, but unfortunately such a system could be abused. :notme:

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