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Thread: What to do when a cache loses its home?

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    Default What to do when a cache loses its home?

    I couldn't find a cache today and the hint made no sense. To cut a long story short, 3 men had just taken the cabinet the cache was attached to away.

    I was able to speak to the men and retrieve the cache. So I had a cache with no home and certainly no nearby similar places to put the cache. I therefore decided as the cache was part of a series to put it nearby the next cache and have contacted the owner, giving details of where I placed the homeless cache.

    Question I have is what should I have done?

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    I think you have done the correct thing and I hope the cache owner is grateful for you rescuing the cache.

    I would keep an eye on the cache page and if the owner doesn't disable or find a new location and update the cache page very soon, I would write a note to explain that the cache has moved .... so that others don't waste their time looking for it (if you haven't already)
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    I've adjusted my "needs maintenance" log to make it more obvious to potential cachers. On reflection I probably should have placed the cache a little further from the cache I put it near. Ah well you live and learn.

    Thanks for the response.

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    I got an e-mail not long ago from a cacher who had found one of my caches lying on a canal towpath. He re-hid it close by and let me know. It was a multi and he didn't have time to do it to find out where it should be.

    So I went and retrieved it and re-hid where it was meant to be.

    I think you did the best thing under the circumstances.
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