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Aloha_Cruiser

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This is my first OB post. I’ve been geocaching off and on for a few years and I love this idea. My thoughts...why make it a competition? Overlanding is about the journey not the destination correct? I’ve spent hours looking for a little plastic container just so I can log my name only to give up. How about, if you know of an awesome local look out, waterfall, trail, etc place the coordinates so one of the members can find it take and IG worthy selfie, log it, and move on. No need a container or an actual cache. There’s usually crap in them any ways. Maybe have a trackable nailed to a sign post for proof or something.
 

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We ought to make it more interesting....roughly 17,000+ members on here, each member chips in $1 and a designated person geocaches a cashiers check in a mason jar somewhere in the US and gives one clue a day until its found.
There’s a book about that...

 
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the government could get in on this...they release a deadly lab made virus and geocache 1 million vaccines and give clues as to where they are hidden
 

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That's the purpose of Geocaching. To take people out to see places of interest is what it's about. I'm not sure Geocaching encourages financial gain as part of their ethics. My belief is that if word got out that money was being hidden in caches, then more and more would be "muggled" (Geocaching term)
I agree that Geocaching would not encourage money be exchanged. I like the idea of an OB coupon or something on those lines.
 

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Rather than CASH, which could create it's own set of problems, I think some CUSTOM SWAG, or tee shirts, or sweatshirts, or camp gear would be better. Maybe a special redeemable coupon to the OB store. This would also keep it in house and more manageable in cost.


EDIT: 06/8/20

I brought this up in post #8 above, in April of last year in response to incentives for those over lander Geo-people who do it. I wonder how peoples opinions have peculated about this subject?

**** Seeing that the 1 million dollar chest was just found,(jewels,gold,precious stones-10 year +) that multiples of people had searched so long for (4 died). My idea above would keep a search more......IN HOUSE, so to speak, and keep it more of a adventure, rather than a monetary quest.

I really like the OB coupon idea. Use a noted serial number to track how many are printed and how many are redeemed and from where (where the coupon was located) :sunglasses:.....make them kind of exclusive, like the challenge coins are....RARE but obtainable:grinning: One of those ADVENTURE IS NECESSARY kind of things used for some motivation if so needed, besides the fun aspect part.:grinning:
Post 61 is cool also,....simple and inexpensive.
 

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I will be traveling down to AZ in a couple weeks and and taking my time, plan on placing some caches along the way and at some other places as we meander along.....
 
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I should be dropping my first cache sometime this week on the NMBDR (New Mexico BDR). I'll start the treasure hunt in one of the forum pages, so if you are interested in hunting for it, keep a watch out for details.
 
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after 18 years and 31 thousand finds, 1390 FTF, 49 states and 7 countries with a min of 7 finds per calendar day, finally got tired of stopping every .10 miles driving down road

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SO cool... never even crossed my mind to overlap geocaching with overlanding... seems obvious now, geez. why not create OB geocache groups through the forums per a given area or state? This would allow people to search in regions that they are realistically willing to venture to, and thus keep the group size more manageable.
 
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