I think you need to be careful here. I checked the guidelines/requirements and they state that the reviewer may disable a cache if a knife, lighter, etc. are listed as being in the cache, until the cache owner removes them. I used to put small knives AND lighters in my caches when I first placed them (never in urban caches though), but after someone pointed out the guideline, I stopped doing it. Now, whenever I check a cache and find one of these items, I will remove them. Even if the cache is “in the middle of the NF”!
Originally Posted by jclaudii
Caches have a way of accumulating what I call “geo-trash” over time. This includes: broken lighters (as stated above); business cards; food items (like chewing gum); political and religious tracts (sorry, but my cache is not a platform for someone’s expression of “free speech” – do it elsewhere! ); broken ink pens; playing cards (not full decks, just individual cards); junky toys; rocks; broken jewelry; golf balls; etc. Basically, this is stuff that people leave, but no one will take. So whenever I visit one of my caches to check on its condition, I take along some new trade items and I clean out the geo-trash, so the cache is restored to a “new” condition.
Originally Posted by BSA534
The bottom line is that we have no control over what others leave in our geocaches. But we do control what we initially place in them and we have the responsibility to check the caches occasionally and remove any objectionable items. Of course, what is "objectionable" is like art - it's in the eye of the beholder! – ORR
"Wildness is a necessity." -- John Muir
"When you go to hide a geocache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot. If the only reason is for the geocache, then find a better spot." – briansnat