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teampratt



Joined: 03 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2009 2:38 am    Post subject: cache stuff Reply with quote

Is there a place in Winnipeg where you can buy nanos, coins, bugs etc? I am getting close to putting out my first cache.
I am so hooked , I think I am frothing at the mouth. Laughing
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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
Posts: 687
Location: Ste Genevieve

PostPosted: Aug 24, 2009 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry – there are currently no nano’s available - I can sell you a nice ammo box though Wink There’re a few Manitoba coins around for sale yet (I’ve got some) and Travel Bugs are available from the MBGA. You can usually pick them up at events. There're several MBGA events coming up: GeoVenture 2009 on Aug 29 and 09-09-09 Multi-Event on 09-09-09.

An event is a great place to meet the local cachers and pick up some of the things you’re after. If you can’t make an event, you can contact the MBGA though this link: http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/contact/list

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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2009 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm. I tried to purchase some nanos. Ended up purchasing a couple of 5 gallon pails instead. I think they said that the manufacturer had a problem with the manufacturing process and had to shut down the machine.
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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 374
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 25, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard the Eye of Sauron purchased all the nanos and they are now out of stock (forever!) Lock & Locks, however, can be purchased at your nearest Zellers or the evil empire (Walmart).

Seriously though, good luck with your first hide.
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teampratt



Joined: 03 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx , any good tips on a first hide? How sticky are they on the close to where you cache rule? I do travel a fair amount.
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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2009 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever kind you place, at some point in time it will need maintenance so it should be placed where you can look after it or it will need to be disabled until you can.
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airhogs123



Joined: 01 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Aug 29, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are very sticky about the cache saturation rule. I found that out the hard way.
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 262
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advice for placing a cache is the same advice I received. Thus:

When picking a spot for your cache, ask yourself "Why am I bringing someone here". If the only answer is "to get a smiley", I'd look for another spot. Hence why my 'All Your Base' cache is archived Razz.

But yeah... I like caches that 'bring' me somewhere, be it a park not many people know of, an informational plaque, a fun trail to walk/bike, interesting architecture, a nice place to relax/have a picnic, etc, etc.

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garium



Joined: 08 Aug 2009
Posts: 10
Location: East St. Paul

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like shopping for all my caching needs at http://www.3geeks.ca/
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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 374
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teampratt wrote:
Thx , any good tips on a first hide? How sticky are they on the close to where you cache rule? I do travel a fair amount.


If you are going to place a cache that is far from your home coordinates (more than 100 km say), you will need to add a Reviewer Note to explain how you intend to maintain the cache.

I have several caches in the Gimli/Camp Morton/Riverton area, but my family has a cottage in the area. I also have a cache in Mountain, North Dakota, but my brother and his family live near there. As long as you can provide a reasonable maintenance plan, there should be no trouble getting the cache listed.

Word of advice though - be sure you are willing to travel that far to check on or fix a cache before placing it there. I had one on the TransCanada just past Portage that was muggled several times. I found that I didn't really travel that way very often and it became an annoyance to have to run out there to check every time there was a DNF, so I ended up archiving it.
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IAMSTIG



Joined: 12 Aug 2009
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Sep 01, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick note to say I love your team name Wink
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