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Joined: 2006-07-02
Posts: 6060
Location: Hayward, WI. USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I tend to shy away from WSQ's just cuz I don't feel comfortable doing them.
On a side note. I do not think I have ever had a HCH container taken... by a human. Bears and critters...maybe.
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Joined: 2010-01-02
Posts: 6972
Location: Auburndale, WI

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I put an ammo can out in the woods last week (GC3VT48), and a couple days later another cacher sent me a set of coordinates. When I got there, I found 3 more ammo cans with my name on them. How's that for an early birthday present?

There are three kinds of people in this world ... the wee, the not-so-wee, and the frickin huge. 
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Run N Search
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Joined: 2010-03-07
Posts: 160
Location: Darboy WI

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We agree with the points made by previous postings namely: Don't hide clever caches in cemeteries, don't place them near headstones or memorials, and never ever disturb visitors, unless they are holding a GPSR unit too.

We did want to share one WSQ experience though. We got to the cemetery, and another car immediately followed us in and then a second car, which blocked our exit. With some trepidation we watched as several other cars pulled in. After a few minutes, people got out of the cars with guns, since they were in uniform, we realized it was an honor guard. We kept our distance but stayed for the public service, the 21 gun salute, and the playing of taps. We were honored to have witnessed the ceremony. After the last person left, we went and found the cache.
Moral of the story, don't search for WSQs on Memorial Day. True story.

Hey, look under that thing over there for me, will ya? 
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Northwoods Tom
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Joined: 2010-12-03
Posts: 487
Location: Washington Island

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:
One of our rural ammo cans got stolen... Confused

Trekkin and Birdin wrote:
One of our rural ones went for a walk a couple years back, too.

NAH, NAH, NAH, NAH, NAH... I'm not listening to you... Rolling Eyes

Seriously, When I discovered Big Arb Ruins (GCD8E) back in 2010, I was sold right then and there about the value of an ammo can cache. A cache placed in 2001, what I believe to be the original cache, looking at the logs, caching history in my hands.
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Joined: 2010-09-22
Posts: 3231
Location: Waukesha

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

We really like WSQ hides. My husband has always enjoyed wandering around cemeteries, checking out the gravesites and speculating about the people below. We have tried to teach our kids to be respectful in the cemeteries as well. That is really disappointing that those hides were placed in such a disrespectful way. I'll add my vote that head-scratching containers have no place in a cemetery.

Not all who wander are lost, some are geocaching.

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Joined: 2009-07-21
Posts: 8145
Location: Berlin, WI

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've been sitting quietly watching this thread and I think there are a couple of other things to consider. I'm not saying I'm for or against, just pointing out some things that haven't been talked about yet.

1) If the cache hint is explicit about the hide container and it's placed appropriately, then I think it would be a great WSQ placement (i.e. themed, less likely to be muggled, etc.)
2) Maybe these containers aren't going to be placed in cemeteries but out in the woods. Think it won't happen? Check out the following LPC:
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Joined: 2008-06-23
Posts: 508
Location: Out on the trails.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

Somewhere, in a Walmart parking lot, there is a naked lamp post!
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Joined: 2006-07-31
Posts: 2527
Location: Weston, WI

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

I agree with most of the comments made in this thread. When cemetery caches first came in to vogue, I avoided them like the plague. However, I was persuaded to try one and much to my surprise I enjoyed the experience. I was able to see for the first time a stone that was a "tree" and the cache was hidden away near the edge of the land in a tree. If the cache had been distasteful, I would have soured on WSQ hides.

The key to a WSQ cache is "RESPECT."

Infinity is a floorless room without walls or a ceiling. 
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Curly Girls
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Joined: 2007-05-05
Posts: 494
Location: Fox Valley/Appleton area

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mathman wrote:

The key to a WSQ cache is "RESPECT."

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