From:
"Bill Jones" <bill@wizard-labbs.com>
Sent: 2/7/2001 4:56:13 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Re: Micro Stash


yes I've read a little about letterboxing. I was really referring to the
possible need to include clues to find a micro cache after going to the gps
co-ord's.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dostal, Jason J"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 5:49 PM
Subject: RE: [gpsstash] Re: Micro Stash


> This is the theory behind letterboxing, which is a treasure hunt that you
do
> based on clues. I've heard rumours of a few small geocaches that have
> nothing more than clues to the real geocache also. I think you can find
> info on letterboxing at this site:
>
> http://www.letterboxing.org
>
> Jason
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Jones [mailto:bill@wizard-labbs.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 4:43 PM
> To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Re: Micro Stash
>
>
> A local radio station has an annual "treasure hunt" every spring. They
> literally hide a very small object somewhere within the county , usually
in
> one of the local sate, county, or a city park. The object is usually just
a
> 8 1/2 by 11 sheet which is folded and folded and folded as small as
> possible and wrapped in plastic wrap. This makes it smaller than a 35mm
film
> canister. They don't use gps but give out clues each weekday until the
> "treasure" is found. The finder's reward from the radio station is $1000
> when the item is brought in to the station. I have participated in the
> search each year for 25 years and have found the treasure 5 times. It is
> really a lot of fun trying to figure out the clues and can be very
> difficult to actually locate the exact hiding place even when you are in
the
> correct local.
>
> I think micro caches with clues included to actually locate the cache
would
> be just as fun even though there would be no chance for any monetary
reward.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From:
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 2:33 PM
> Subject: [gpsstash] Re: Micro Stash
>
>
> > There was some discussion about micro caches on the Groundspeak forum
> > a few weeks ago. Current 'normal sized' caches range from 5 gallon
> > buckets down to sandwich size ziplock baggies. A micro-cache, imo,
> > would be something the size of a 35mm film tin. These would make
> > great caches for urban placement, however, clues to their location
> > would be paramount along with the GPS coords. Logbooks might consist
> > of rolled up paper. Hunters can bring their own writing utensils.
> > Items could be coins, pins, rings, etc. Personally, I think the
> > satisfaction of locating something this small on a planet this large
> > would be a blast.
> >
> > Matt
> >
> > > 2 Liters? Wow! That is BIG!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > The gpsstash page
> > http://www.geocaching.com
> > The GPS Stash Hunt page.
> > http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html
> >
> > GeoCache HQ
> > http://www.braveheart.com.au
> > GPS Stash Hunt FAQ :
> > http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt
> > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
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> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
> The gpsstash page
> http://www.geocaching.com
> The GPS Stash Hunt page.
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html
>
> GeoCache HQ
> http://www.braveheart.com.au
> GPS Stash Hunt FAQ :
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt
> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> gpsstash-unsubscribe@egroups.com
>
>
>
>
> The gpsstash page
> http://www.geocaching.com
> The GPS Stash Hunt page.
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html
>
> GeoCache HQ
> http://www.braveheart.com.au
> GPS Stash Hunt FAQ :
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt
> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> gpsstash-unsubscribe@egroups.com
>
>
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