caughtatwork wrote:Does an ammo can gone missing, replaced by a film canister or eclipse tin help the CO or any future finder? Do people routinely carry around all sized suitable replacements? Or do they have a backpack with 10 eclipse thins that they "throwdown" to get the find, even if the replacement is nothing like the original?
One cache in the south was a sea-shell-looking fake rock placed in the dunes among similar seaside debris.
After a string of finds, it then had 7 DNFs in a row, then 2 finds (together), then another 7 DNFs, then was replaced (with "found" log) by another cacher using a film canister.
Ok, there's now another cache at or near the spot - assuming the first one really IS gone - but it's not at all in keeping with the original hide, so why bother?
Disclaimer: before I get jumped on, this is not intended as an attack on the particular cacher who replaced this particular cache, but as an example of the problems with this DNF/replace/find technique.