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ThreeTs



Joined: 29 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2007 6:10 am    Post subject: Cache Crush 2007! (?) Reply with quote

So, should we have another "Blitz" type event this year and if so, how should we do it?

Last year we had a month of hiding "Blitz" caches and then the rest of the summer to find them. It went better than expected with over 120 caches hidden in the month of May. Many other Associations do similar hiding events but instead have all caches released on a certain day.

What does everybody think? What kind of things would you like to see in a cache hiding event? Should we have more/less prize categories? (as soon as I can find some hiding event examples, I will post them) Let us know by posting your opinions, ideas, thoughts, questions here! Your input is hugely appreciated. After all, this is your Association. Make your voice heard!

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Wagonmaker



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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the success of last year cache-drive, I think we should do another Blitz event this year. Perhaps we should slightly change the name so as not to confuse last years caches with this years? Something like "Bash" or "Craze" or "Jamboree" or who knows what else. Just a tiny suggestion.
I very much look forward to whatever ends up being planned for the summer.
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FoodNinja



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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say go for it, I am booking my holidays accordingly..
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junglehair



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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a good idea too. Especially as a way to promote the placement of more traditional sized caches rather than micros.
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grnbrg



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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Cache Crush 2007! (?) Reply with quote

ThreeTs wrote:
So, should we have another "Blitz" type event this year and if so, how should we do it?

What does everybody think? What kind of things would you like to see in a cache hiding event?


Thought: Cache rally/scavenger hunt.

At the start of the month, a list of requirements are posted. Caches that survive the summer are totaled, and highest points wins.

Requirement suggestions:

  • Place a cache larger than a micro in a pine tree.
  • Place a cache more than 100M from a marked path.
  • Place a cache in tribute to your favourite sports team.
  • Place a cache larger than 5 litres within (any) city limits.
  • Place a "plain sight" micro. (Must be clearly visible from 10M away)
  • etc, etc...

Ground rules, like "Unless otherwise stated, caches must have a minimum volume of 200 mL." might be considered, too.


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burchil



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea of letting caches be placed over a period of time then seeing if any survive. I am not sure if we want many rules - points could be the carrot for good high quality hides.

- Micros - 0 unless in plain sight
- Anything in a 'Pine' tree when it is really a spruce - 0 (OK I could not resist)
- 50gal in plain sight downtown (anywhere) - lots of points.
I think you get the idea.

How about a voting system. Finders get to rank the cache on a scale of 1-5. I am not sure how that would acutally work when logging the cache. It might be more work then it is worth.

Good suggestion for a summer event in any case.
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Oldson



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this be open to MBGA members who live out of province? Our summer residence is in Manitoba...Lake of the Prairies. Caches I put out would be in that area.
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ThreeTs



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldson wrote:
Would this be open to MBGA members who live out of province? Our summer residence is in Manitoba...Lake of the Prairies. Caches I put out would be in that area.


I'm sure we could work that in somehow. It's an event so we can do whatever we want! Wink

You like the idea of having a list of hiding requirements and hiding caches that way or having caches hidden then all published the same day?

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Oldson



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personaly I like the idea of having the caches hidden and then published all on the same day.
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lizardo



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: I vote YES! Reply with quote

I would prefer the caches be released over time.
I like the name Cache Crush. What clever fellow mentioned that name? Wink
Burchil's idea of rewarding an exceptional placement is good too.

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ThreeTs



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldson wrote:
Would this be open to MBGA members who live out of province? Our summer residence is in Manitoba...Lake of the Prairies. Caches I put out would be in that area.


Possibly a contest between Sask & Manitoba for most caches placed? Idea

lizardo wrote:
I like the name Cache Crush. What clever fellow mentioned that name?

Couldn't of been you could it? Do we have a mirror emoticon at all? Lizardo seems to need a larger one.

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Lagavulin



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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would love to participate in this event... how about an evening/weekend couple of hour training session or cash-assembly workshop for us n00bs ?
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A training session is a good idea.


I prefer to have the caches released over time and not on a single day.


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ThreeTs



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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ertyu wrote:
A training session is a good idea.


I prefer to have the caches release over time and not on a single day.


ACK!!! It's a scary day when I concur with ertyu...on both points even! Shocked
I think a training session is a good idea and I personally like the idea of caches being released over time. Otherwise there will be a big huge influx of caching over a short time span for all the hard core caches. But that's just my 2 cents and it won't necessarily be the opinion of the majority.

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dani_carriere



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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a great idea having another caching spree this year.

I also like the idea of having a point system and requirements.

I'd like to see extra points for:

- in the city, placing a cache that's not within 0.5 kms of another cache
- outside the city, placing a cache that's not within 10kms of another cache
- size of cache
- unique hide location
- unique cache container
- interesting log book

Just some ideas ...

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