Krazy K Krew wrote:Hi all, I'm Karl Hughes aka Krazy K
I have caused a little bit of controversy on a Facebook forum with a bingo cache Ga5377
It's is a truck tyre from work it fits in a car boot and maybe a little heavy. My intent was a bit of fun something different or Krazy if you wish, it was only ment to last the 2months of the game then I was going to retrieve where ever it may be and despose of correctly.
Now the littering issue has arisen giving me a lot of concern and stress (I have not slept all night) I never wanted to cause anybody any grief whatsoever.
What I need is some suggestions from some more experience cachers than myself, otherwise I am going to pick up this cache, archive and despose of properly.
Thanks for your time Stressed Out K
The question of when is a cache litter seems quite an interesting one. We considered this question when launching several of our caches, one of which is an old tri-cycle we collected from a rubbish chuck-out pile. We originally intended to spruce it up a bit with some new paint and the such like, however we realised the dilapidated state was the perfect camouflage and would make it much easier to hide. I initially hid it on the side of a highway, looking like it had just been discarded. It wasn't obvious but it could be seen if anyone looked. Basically, I disguised it as rubbish. Was that littering? Would it have been littering if it had a bright new coat of paint and was on the side of the road? I'd suggest that in neither case is it littering because it has not been abandoned. There is an identification number, there's a web site where details of ownership can be found. I don't think the actual value or condition is a question, ownership is the question.
If it were otherwise, you could find someone's wallet in the street and keep it on the basis you were preventing all those messy paper notes blowing about! Obviously other factors would come into play with larger items which are affecting other people's enjoyment or usage of an area. I've got a concern like that with another cache. This one takes two people to lift it, and then with difficulty. It can only be shifted on a trailer or large ute. I have to depend on the "hiders" not to place it somewhere silly. My fall-back plan is to monitor where it's shifted to and, if necessary, effect a rescue. It's a calculated risk for two months. It doesn't move much for a Tasmanian cache, although it'd be positively lively in some States!
As long as your tyre is "owned" and is sensibly hidden I can't see you have anything to worry about.