- Greetings everyone!
I've been noticing an increase in the number of "needs maintenance"
log entries as of late. This might just be my imagination. But
anywhoo, I think this is awesome. Cache finders reporting troubled
caches is a great way to keep the sport/hobby/obsession going strong.
It takes quite a bit of the burden of going out and checking on
caches off the shoulders of cache hiders. I wholeheartedly encourage
That being said, I would like to encourage everyone to do a little
maintenance on caches while they are out in the field. I don't
necessarily mean replacing containers or moving caches when they seem
to be in trouble spots. What I do mean is carry some spare log
sheets, log books, zip ties, bread twisties, small zip-lock baggies or
any other small items that might prove useful in making small repairs.
I try to carry a small cache repair kit when I'm out and about. I
would encourage all cachers to do the same. This kit doesn't have to
be extravagant or cumbersome. But these little things can make a big
difference. It helps to further lighten the burden of cache
maintenance on cache owners and the game benefits by improving the
quality of caching by minimizing cache downtime.
I know that a great many cachers already practice this. That is
awesome. My message is not a rant. Just some food for thought.
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Have a great day and happy caching!