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CacheNoTrace
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Joined: 2010-03-11
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Location: Rothschild

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

labrat_wr wrote:
Pretty certain one of my ammo cans was discovered and taken by a hunter due to its location. I was actually glad they left the contents bagged at the site.

I have a few LARGE ammo cans now but not sure how they will be utilized in the field. Chains, Cables, Barbed wire, C4, Field Camera, Padlocks, big dogs....


I have 2 very huge ammo cans also out there. One is for a multi and another is for a short series. Both ammo cans are locked to a tree.
 
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goirish75
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Joined: 2010-09-04
Posts: 240
Location: Grafton, WI

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm WAY late to the post party on this one, but I had to archive a fun little night cache I placed not too long ago here because someone stole it twice! Both ammo cans gone. It wasnt like someone randomly came across them either. Kinda put a sour taste in my mouth. Grrrrrr.

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rogo63surveyor
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Joined: 2010-09-08
Posts: 32
Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

After reading this I went out and checked my only ammo can hide and yep its missing in Pound. Checked some other caches and there were three more gone. I know that they can go missing, but four with in a 5 mile area not likely. I think Pound got hit.
 
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huffinpuffin2
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Joined: 2009-07-17
Posts: 2630
Location: Puffindoofer

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here's an interesting approach to having a 'big can' (frickin' big, actually) for a container, that seems to be surviving well. It's in the guy's front yard, strapped to a tree. A shocker to come upon, that's for sure.

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sandlanders
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Joined: 2008-01-18
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Location: Adams, WI

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, the camo paint job really works on that one! Rolling Eyes

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Gram and Gramps
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Joined: 2004-01-02
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Location: Waupaca, WI USA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I went through our cache listings and modified the container description anywhere it had been identified as an ammo can. Hopefully they are generic enough that nobody will target them.

cYa, Jim
 
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WStemple
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Joined: 2008-06-23
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Location: Out on the trails.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Just had one that I suspected was taken, found miles from GZ at another cache site up the bike trail. Another cacher found it and thought it was one of the Barn Quilt caches, until he opened it and found papers about the other cache. He contacted me and told me he hid it nearby.

Do not know why it was grabbed and dumped or if they even knew that they left it at a cache site.
 
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dingoagogo
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Joined: 2010-09-07
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

mushroom420 in Beloit just had two ammo cans go missing this week. I know he put a lot of effort into dressing them up, and I hated to see them go missing.
 
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kungfuhippie
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Only ammo can I have out has a difficulty 6 puzzle attached to it Cool

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WStemple
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Joined: 2008-06-23
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Location: Out on the trails.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here is one that I just ran across this last w/e. It is the final to puzzle where you must locate one of 4 keys. Checkout the picture the CO posted on 8/26/12.
The cache is GC3FCKM. Even thought this is not in WI, it shows the extent that muggles will go to to ruin a cache.
 
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Northwoods Tom
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Joined: 2010-12-03
Posts: 632
Location: Washington Island

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

I keep checking back to this post every time someone new posts. This concerns me and makes me nervous. I use ammo cans whenever I can. Although my "can" caches spend more time on the lonely cache list then being found due to their remoteness, I worry. I think regardless, I'll continue to use them though. I know how much I enjoy finding a big old ammo can at the end of the search.
 
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WStemple
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Joined: 2008-06-23
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Location: Out on the trails.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

I do too enjoy an old 'rusty' can at the end of the trail. I just happen to spot this one when I was at a cache and found a key.

Then there are some old ammo can caches that are still around. The Beverly in Illinois is not the original can, but just keeps on going over the years. Over 11 years now!!
 
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Todd300




Joined: 2009-06-05
Posts: 2439
Location: Menominee, MI

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

WStemple wrote:
Here is one that I just ran across this last w/e. It is the final to puzzle where you must locate one of 4 keys. Checkout the picture the CO posted on 8/26/12.
The cache is GC3FCKM. Even thought this is not in WI, it shows the extent that muggles will go to to ruin a cache.


What that CO needs to do is post fake coords and put the actual coords on the TB keychain similar to what Peaches has done with the Lockbox cache in Green Bay.
 
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dingoagogo
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Joined: 2010-09-07
Posts: 16
Location: Janesville, WI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

Magnolia Bluff, the oldest active geocache in Rock County, has just gone missing again after the listing was adopted and the original container was replaced about a year ago. Some contents were strewn about, and the container is gone. Unfortunately, the cache is clearly listed in the description and some logs as being a .30 caliber ammo can.

This thread is bumming me out. Sad
 
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Todd300




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Location: Menominee, MI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Seems like ammo cans are being targeted in these thefts.
 
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