Re: [NUTS] Cache sizes
- A lot of new caches (around Chico) are either of the nano or "flat" category. Neither of which has an option to select for size. On occasion the cache owner mentions these sizes in their description but that doesn't help with the filters.Urban caching......more about the hide, less about the swag.Also, I know several cachers that "say" they will add a size and hint after FTF is made. But then they don't remember or take the time to go back and make the changes. Kind of like the hider who says they are going to check on a cache with several DNFs in a row "in a few days". Several months later the cache has not been checked on yet (my pet peeve).This is all my humble opinion......cache on!JK
--- On Thu, 2/11/10, Ed & Julie <nelson143@...> wrote:
From: Ed & Julie <nelson143@...>
Subject: [NUTS] Cache sizes
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 5:29 AM
Julie and I have been out of caching for a while, and are beginning to get back into it. We got iPhones and the Geocaching app, so the descriptions are always at my fingertips.
I downloaded a couple a pocket queries over the last week, and have observed a recent local trend…cache owners not indicating cache sizes on their hides (cache size: “Not chosen”).
I normally do not look for microcaches any more. I will download a PQ, then use either the PQ query and/or GSAK to filter out the micros. What I am getting are a bunch of caches with the size not chosen which usually sound like micros (“bring your own pen”, need tool for log extraction” or even called a micro in the description, etc). When the cache size is not chosen, I can’t filter caches by size.
Just wondering why some cachers are not indicating the size on caches lately? Thoughts?
See ya in the wild…
Ed (& Julie)
- As Jim said, urban caches often do not fall into a neat size category. Some are nanos, some are logs fastened to magnetic or velcroed signs, and others are nanos or micros inserted into a camo container of complex sizes and shapes -- where the container is an integral part of the hide, but the actual log container hasn't room for swag and pencils. What keeps it interesting is finding new and unusual ways to hide a cache in and urban environment already saturated with film canisters! Welcome back to caching, by the way!