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DEEZER
09-25-2007, 05:41 PM
All 4 of the SCCC cemetery caches in Benton have been muggled in one day. They were each found on Saturday and all missing on Sunday. Any suggestions on what I should do? I don't want to put out 4 more decon boxes just to have them go missing again.

cachemates
09-25-2007, 07:41 PM
Sounds like someone does not like cemetery caches, or needed some decon boxes. I would make them all micro's, change the location if possible, and make them harder to find. Not to many people will steal film cans, but there are always exceptions to that. If they come up missing you haven't lost anything. Just keep getting smaller if they continue to disappear.

searcykid
09-25-2007, 07:47 PM
That kind of report is so disturbing to the geocaching community. I don't know what to tell you except some geocachers put out caches and make them accessible only to Paid Members for that very reason.
Of course thieves will be thieves and even the best locks want keep out the very determined.

Or like Cachemates says just put them in film canisters. That sounds like the best idea to me.

HikerRon
09-26-2007, 04:17 PM
my son and i found all four of those caches saturday!! and one was hidden really well...hard to believe it was muggled. i assure you, we replaced all four just as we found them.

The_Griswolds
09-26-2007, 05:56 PM
Man, how frustrating is that.

This was not an accidental muggle. Someone purposely downloaded the coordinates and went out and stole them. I'm sure if he/she is watching this thread he/she is getting a kick out of it.

There is one other possibility however. Someone very new to the game thinks the object is to find and keep the cache container. Highly unlikely IMO.

Lauri
09-26-2007, 06:53 PM
I found all four of these a few weeks ago myself. I agree that either someone wanted the decon containers or, imo, it seems like someone doesn't like cemetery caches. Either way -- it bites. Sorry to hear about it. I still think it's a fun series and wouldn't want others to miss out so I would encourage you, like the others did to go smaller.

oenavigator
09-26-2007, 09:29 PM
:D

DEEZER
09-27-2007, 06:44 PM
Thanks for all the advice & encouragment. I think I will archive these caches and start all over. I plan to replace each one with a micro in a different location. So I think I will just make them brand new caches. We'll see what happens.

OldRiverRunner
09-27-2007, 10:17 PM
I suggest you replace the caches with non-micros (to be consistent with your original intent), maybe put them in a slightly different spot (new coordinates), and re-classify them as Premium Members Only caches. That way, only serious cachers will have access to their location. -- ORR

HikerRon
09-28-2007, 09:24 AM
you could also make them all puzzle caches. :lol:

DEEZER
10-01-2007, 07:02 PM
I have given some consideration to making them Members only caches, but I am hesitant to do so. I like as many people as possible to find & log my caches. I just recently became a Premium Member to take advantage of the Pocket Queries. It is still an option, but only as a last resort. If it happens again, I would probably go that direction. I like the idea of a puzzle cache. I may try that on one of them. That requires a little more time & planning, and my time is pretty limited at the moment. Right now, I am hoping to get them back up & running next Monday, Oct 8th. Wish me luck!

Ltfightr
10-02-2007, 08:03 PM
Parker went cacheing today and looked for "Luck be a (lady)Bug".....

MUGGLED!

So he went to check ours in the same park (There are Otters Where?).....

ALSO MUGGLED!!!!

He also went to another one in Benton (,No Smoking Please) it was a Mirco) and it was gone too. It was also one of Deezers.

We havn't gone to Mills Park yet so hopefully they are all still there. But if anyone is in that area....fill free to check for them.

Diana

HikerRon
10-03-2007, 12:30 PM
oh boy, this aint looking good. when this started happening to me and some other cachers in Colorado, we met to discuss our options. in the end, we just decided that we would place 2 caches for every one that was stolen.
the problem went away shortly thereafter. we never found out who was stealing caches, but assumed it was some kids, and that they grew bored with it after a while. but we dont know for sure why it stopped..just glad that it did.