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Abdicache: (Bear_Left) To voluntarily end a long run of cache finds with a DNF.
BetaTester: (langy) That poor unfortunate fool (or group of fools) that go out and try to be FTF a new multicache that involve lots of tricky maths. This usually involves contact with the hider, arguments, the exchange of photographic evidence and trundling out BODMAS* (or its equivalent).
- BODMAS = Brackets Of Multiplication Division Addition Subtraction - ie order of operations
Blind Freddies: (Rabbitto) Person who discovers that the arrow on the GPS is pointing 500m into the sea then wades straight out without first re-checking the co-ordinates or the clue which says "Under a Bush"
Blitzencaching: (geof) See Maccamob or finding more than 5 caches a day.
Broken Arrow: (Rabbitto) Novice cacher. They follow the arrow to within 10m of GZ then do the "broken arrow" dance as they try to find that elusive last few metres. Usually amusing to Walking GPSers but only the first couple of times.
Cachemobbing: (caughtatwork) (related to flashmobbing) where a number of cachers, independently of each other, all arrive at ground zero at the same time and from different directions, desperate to log the First to Find.
Cache Rash: (Snuva) The scrapes, cuts, bruises, rashes, etc obtained in the field, especially when one is following the GPSr rather than using brain.
Cachemobile: (Rabbitto) Vehicles used to transport geocachers to cache sites. Holds great status in geocaching circles.
Cachemobile Envy: (Rabbitto) The knowledge that your Cachemobile is not as good as at least one other Geocachers. Sure, you can get that abseil cache without getting out of the car but it's still not watertight to 50m like the "___"ers. Reference Point - any of the 50 or so threads dedicated to this topic. Cachemobile Satisfaction: (Rabbitto) The knowledge that your Cachemobile is better than Rabbitto's Magna.
Cachism: (Bronze) The spiritual basis or religion of caching, where you can choose to have your good or poor fortunes explained, and be presided over by one or many dieties. You devise and preach your own philosophies to other cachers such as "A cache in the bush is worth..."; A man with one GPS knows where he is, A man with two is never quite sure (Mix)", "I was was not ment to be, we will find it when it's ready" and my favourite, "If a cache fills with water and no cacher was there to inspect it, did that cache really fill with water?". A typical indicator of a follower is when you say "I converted some muggles this weekend!"
Calamusolatry: (Bear_Left) The worship of the arrow. "The Arrow knows the way. Follow the Arrow. The Arrow is your friend."
Captian Cacheman: (Bronze) A mythical Superhero how is called upon to get you out of the shit with the wife when you get home. For example you three hours from home, it's getting dark you return to the car to find it blocked in by an Astronomy group that is an hour back up the track and you also find 7 missed calls on you phone from the wife and two text messages- 1 saying "Arn't you forgetting something- Your daugher's supposed to be at her best friends B'day party (4.15pm)" and the second saying "Your dead! (4.19pm)". You call on Captian Cacheman to reverse the direction of the Earth, hopefully not taking out any sats while he is at it too send the clock 5 hours backward so you can swap that latest find for you daughters and wifes unending love forever.
Cede and ye shall find: (Bear_Left) The act of finding the cache just as you've decided to give up and go away, usually in a place that you've already searched thoroughly. (Note: it's not possible to use this effect by just pretending to give up; the cache knows!)
Centa-cache Joy (CC Joy): (traineediplomat) The thrill of arriving at your 100th cache...then realising that the maccamob has 1,440.
Cito Reboot: (Geof) When your so one track minded you can't see the cache for looking. You then quit, do a bit of cito then find the cache straight off were you thought you looked before.
CNAFU: (Bronze) Said with a silent C resulting in a 'Nafu' Cache (day) Normal - All F^#*ed Up! Every possible error that can be made has been and after all that the cache was muggled!
crok(s): (caughtatwork) Abbreviation of crow kilometers. As in, the cache is only .5 croks but it will a 2.5 kilometer walk to get to it.
Decoy Caching: (Rabbitto) Method of finding a cache in a heavily populated area. Instead of suspiciously and obviously sneaking around, a large cache bag of goodies is taken to the cache site and unloaded onto the floor. A very open act of looking for something lost within the things on the floor, cleverly disguises the cache hunt.
Freeway Exit: (Rabbitto) The new path leading to a cache from the main track after around a dozen or so finds
geocairn: (caughtatwork) An unnatural pile of sticks or rocks, possibly under which the cache is placed. Sometimes placed with a deliberate intent to lead you astray.
GeoCringe: (Horus) The inescapable feeling you get when you suddenly realise you are a grown male that has been skulking around the same bush for 20 minutes in a park with a playground*.
- Can also be experienced in other areas, but is generally stronger in a park environment.
GeoInjury: (The S's) Generally consisting of a sprained ankle from falling in a hole whilst walking and trying to read the GPS at the same time.
GeoRasher: (Snuva) Someone who follows the arrow on their GPSr rather than using their brain to find a cache. This behaviour often results in a Cache Rash
GeoWanker: (Posspet Boys) See Posspet Boys.
geozumped: (Ideology) When you've laid out your next fabulous brain-bending multi-cache adventure and return home to find that someone has just announced a cache right in the middle of yours!
Gigametre: (Rabbitto) The distance Maccamob need to travel to get to the only 10 caches in Australia that they haven't yet found.
GMZ: (caughtatwork) Ground Minus Zero. When the trail in front of you suddendly descends without warning and you go arse over tit because you were watching your GRSr and not the terrain.
Haystacking: (Unknown) Making a hide (almost always a micro) difficult simply by placing it in a location where there are potentially many, many possible hiding places. There's nothing clever, nothing inventive, nothing interesting about it.
Infinity Factor: (Rabbitto) The mathematical formula that comes into play just as soon as you think you have seen every possible place to hide a cache
Meanderthal: (Rabbitto) A person who won't admit that the cache is on the other side of the river. After parking the car, they follow the river for way too far in the freak chance that the river will meander back and put them on the correct side, causing caveman like behaviour from cachers family and friends who realised this 2km ago.
Mugglican Stand Off: (Rabbitto) Two teams of geocachers arrive at a cache site from different directions at the same time. They both start to pretend that they have no interest in being there in the hope that the other people will go away. Can last hours. An especially fun show for a third party who is aware of the big picture