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"Dostal, Jason J" <jdost223@uwsp.edu>
Sent: 2/7/2001 4:49:13 PM
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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 -----
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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
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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
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