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    Paul G0TLG Guest

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    Like many others, I've often regarded a new unfound close to home as a challenge to my caching ability - it just has to be picked up as soon as possible. That's fine while it lasts, but then one day you find yourself with only a couple of hours to spare for going caching, and nothing close enough to home that you haven't already found.

    I AM trying hard to go further afield when I've got time, leaving the close-to-home ones for when I'm short of time, but it isn't easy Anyone got any tips on resisting the allure of nearby unfounds?

    (Note: Breaking my own legs or slashing my own car tyres would do the job, but might make further-afield caching a bit difficult as well :lol: )

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    I'm usually in the same boat as you, but I bought a shiney new mountain bike and this has become my new addiction.

    So - the cure - find an exciting new hobby and try running two hobbies. One goes.

    I do have thoughts though about setting a string of caches along one of the routes I do, I imagine myself cycling and slinging caches out like an american paperboy.

    Good luck, I think you are stuck with the problem.

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    heck i try my best to place as many new ones as possible for you both! what more do you want? how about someone placing some new ones for me to find!!!

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    Originally posted by Paul G0TLG@Jun 12 2006, 02:42 PM

    Anyone got any tips on resisting the allure of nearby unfounds?
    Yep, get some small children with little opportunity to race out of the house without notice.

    However, if you're always out finding all these unfound caches then you won't have the chance of getting the small children .......... :lol:

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    Chris n Maria Guest

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    Decide you don't like micros...works for me!

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    Originally posted by Paul G0TLG@Jun 12 2006, 02:42 PM
    Anyone got any tips on resisting the allure of nearby unfounds?

    Usually, I place a cache.

    Then I stand back and count to ten.

    Then there is a dull whooshing sound (or a sonic bang).

    Hey Presto!

    It's Kitty Hawk turning up for another FTF!

    I have this mental picture of him sitting in his car on the driveway with the engine running. A head pops out of his front door and a voice shouts Go Go Go !
    It always reminds me of the grid at the start of an F1 race. :lol:
    Try not to let your mind wander...........
    It's too small and fragile to be out by itself

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    Originally posted by Paul G0TLG@Jun 12 2006, 02:42 PM
    Anyone got any tips on resisting the allure of nearby unfounds?
    I usually wait until I get the cache notification list from GC.com.. By the time I have checked that out there usually no first to finds because they already have.. been found that is.
    Plus I aint as fast as I used to be.. :lol: :lol:
    Moss The Boss... Sorta

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    Originally posted by thekennelat79+Jun 12 2006, 09:14 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (thekennelat79 &#064; Jun 12 2006, 09:14 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Paul G0TLG@Jun 12 2006, 02:42 PM
    Anyone got any tips on resisting the allure of nearby unfounds?

    Usually, I place a cache.

    Then I stand back and count to ten.

    Then there is a dull whooshing sound (or a sonic bang).

    Hey Presto&#33;

    It&#39;s Kitty Hawk turning up for another FTF&#33;

    I have this mental picture of him sitting in his car on the driveway with the engine running. A head pops out of his front door and a voice shouts Go Go Go &#33;
    It always reminds me of the grid at the start of an F1 race. :lol: [/b][/quote]
    heh, that really happened when Brodie Clan released a new cache with a White jeep - I could work out the woods it was in from the jeep icon google earth. I then got Beth on the phone to read the coordinates at the time he said they&#39;d be released.

    By contrast, I bagged 3 FTF in New Zealand in April, 2 set over a year previously&#33;

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    dysdera Guest

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    Dont talk about that bloody jeep&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

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    Kitty Hawk Guest

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    Tee hee, I&#39;d forgotten how hyped up we were about jeeps

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    Originally posted by Kitty Hawk@Jun 19 2006, 09:38 PM
    Tee hee, I&#39;d forgotten how hyped up we were about jeeps
    I have had several white jeeps through my caches, but they have always been grabbed before i could get there&#33; so whats you secret Kitty Hawk..or do you fly in by RC plane attached to a GPS tuned for FTF&#39;s?

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    Originally posted by ROFLMHO+Jun 19 2006, 09:42 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROFLMHO @ Jun 19 2006, 09:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Kitty Hawk@Jun 19 2006, 09:38 PM
    Tee hee, I&#39;d forgotten how hyped up we were about jeeps
    I have had several white jeeps through my caches, but they have always been grabbed before i could get there&#33; so whats you secret Kitty Hawk..or do you fly in by RC plane attached to a GPS tuned for FTF&#39;s? [/b][/quote]

    See my explanation regarding new caches.(above).

    I&#39;m sure that he uses the same method :lol:
    Try not to let your mind wander...........
    It's too small and fragile to be out by itself

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    and now there are going to be green jeeps....


    i long for the release of the land rover equivilents&#33;

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    The answer is ".... drink more beer...."

    Errr.... sorry... what was the question again?
    John
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    Originally posted by Pharisee@Jul 14 2006, 09:55 AM
    The answer is ".... drink more beer...."

    Errr.... sorry... what was the question again?
    I can&#39;t recall the question but I think the answer is 7.678 recurring.

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