Caching record

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Caching Records

PAGE IN DRAFT as at 13/10/06. Wait a day or so before flaming me please!

A few cachers have an interest in challenging themselves to achieve a caching record. The most obvious of these is to try and find the most caches in a single day.

Most finds in a Day

The record holders for the most caches found in a single day in Australia are:

  • Rabbitto found 33 on 20th November 2004
  • teamkittens found 43 on 1st January 2005
  • Rhinogeo and Facitman found 44 on 8th February 2005
  • Rabbitto found 56 on 12th March 2005
  • Actsyouthgroup found 77 on 7th October 2005
  • HawMorFords found 101 on 16th September 2006

Here's my (Facitman) suggested set of guidelines for consideration and agreement so as to try and setup a standard to be used by all record attempt.

  1. A record must occur on a single calendar day. Midnight to Midnight.
    (ensures all logs are listed on the same date)
  2. Only caches that have a physical container can be included in the attempt, ie. locationless, virtual and webcam caches are ineligible
  3. Everyone travelling in the group is part of the Cache-raid. ie. No designated driver, no numbers man. If a person is travelling with the Cache-raid they are part of the Cache-raid
  4. The Cache-raid (ie All people involved in the attempt) must:
    • Visit every cache, ie. be present at the log signing
    • Not have attempted nor found the cache previously
    • No one can join the Cache-raid part way through the attempt.
    • Participants can drop out but once out they cannot rejoin. (Be nice to let tired people go home without invalidating the Cache-raid)
  5. If a cache has multiple waypoints each point must be visited as part of the attempt, no pre-finding of physical waypoints can occur by any members of the Caching Party
  6. If a cache requires research prior to attendance at the physical waypoints and/or cache then some or all members of the Caching Party can complete this activity. eg completing a puzzle presented on the cache page
  7. Only one member of the Caching Party needs to locate the cache ie. not everyone in the Party needs to independently find the box!
  8. The caching Party may not seek any support for finding the cache, ie no phone a friend calls for hints, locations or even DNF confirmations
  9. A DNF is a DNF, no cache no find. The Caching Party may not place a replacement cache for a lost cache then claim a find.
  10. The Caching Party must sign the logbook, a stamp or sticker can be used but the log must include a minimum of date, team name, find number for the day, time of the find