Geocaching Gone Wrong

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  1. Brownie

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    Had to call out the bomb squad yesterday for a potential explosive device. Something plastic with a metal wire sticking out of it was stuffed into a two inch pipe access gate right by the lock. All the sheriffs thought it was a device, and we were discussing all the ways it could be one. The expert finally arrives, takes one look at it, stands I front of it, and pulls it out with some pliers. Geocache he says! What the ..........? Made me think of BCUSA ;)
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    ive only been geocaching for a bit of time, less than a year - havent hidden one myself but have found enough to know you dont hide one that looks as you described.....
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    Am I reading this right? Forgive me if I'm not. You're in favor of false bomb alarms if you can laugh at them?
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    My wife and two kids found a few caches around where I live but I began to think that as Geocaching gains wider popularity, it is only a matter of time before someone with evil intent either hides a cache that is an explosive or finds a cache and switches it with an explosive or other dangerous thing. There seems to be no way to defend against such a thing happening. We have dropped out of geocaching pretty much. Sad world.
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    No worries Max,

    I understand it cost thosands of dollars to bring out the squad, however I value life and I am relieved when the Alarm is not a true device and indeed a false threat.

    We do not need permision to find humor, only the right opportunity. For example I find the instances in this post Ironic.
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    Sad but true. However, You can't live in fear. I personally know a fellow that was in your neck of the woods and got a clip full of go home. He walked into their mary jane patch.

    For me, all I need is one sting and I am done for... or darn close to it. I still go out. I figure if God wants me - He knows where I am and that I always walk ready for him to come. Not that I temp Him or anything, but, still.

    You just have to ballance 2 Timothy 1:7 with Deuteronomy 6:16.

    Live long and well brother. :4:
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    Don't be paranoid. Bombers want big crowds and an audience not one or two hikers and no guarantee the news will even hear the story let alone run it.
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    c'mon , ya gotta chuckle about the bong thing.....
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    I've had a lot of people ask me about such a thing. I don't see it happening though. I refuse to live in fear. I've gotten to the point where geocaching is no longer fun due to all the urban caches on private property ( parking lot and such). I'll stick to the woods when more caches become available.

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