Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Zap!

Just wanted to send all you geocachers here to a blog post about the dangers of geocaching on/near electrical equipment. It's a good quick read and at one point or another I'm sure we've all found a cache that applies.

It has certainly made me think twice about making any placements near electrical equipment of any kind. Though I can't say I'll be able to stay away from finding said caches ;-P - maybe I'll just bring this post to the attention of the cache owner next time I come across one.

Go check it out and pass it along!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing that link - I really liked his point about how a power company or business would never give their permission to put a cache in or around any of their equipment - around here, lightpost caches are really popular, and I've never felt that safe about snagging those.... Thanks for the heads up.

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  2. Thanks so much for the link. I've forwarded it to my mom. Once went caching in Phoenix and were looking for a cache in a small neighborhood park. The coordinates zeroed in on one of those large green electrical boxes and I had to yell at my mom when she stuck her hand in an opening in it to look for the cache. We didn't find it but later looking through the logs it sounded like that was the correct location. I can't believe someone hid a cache INSIDE an electrical box! Unfortunately I didn't think to report it at the time and now I can't find it again.

    If I have to risk electrocution to find a cache, it's not worth it!

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  3. Great post, thanks for the link Erika!

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  4. Thanks for the link, it is useful!

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  5. Thanks for the link about electrical equipment and also for commenting on my blog!

    Keep on geocaching!
    http://everythingunderthesatellite.blogspot.com/

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