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On the way home from deer camp yesterday I stopped to visit a friend at his camp some miles away. He was a very unhappy guy. The lumber company had clear cut the back of the property where he hunts and had his stands. It actually improved his hunting but he was upset anyway. He had cached a couple of 50 cal ammo cans full of goods in a grove of woods as a test. Great location and easy to find. Then the company cut the timber and removed every single landmark and left all kinds of debris covering the ground. He considers his goods not recoverable.

Sure is something to think about when we select our cache point. Fire, flood and man can all totally change the appearance of our cache site and surrounding area.

GPS coordinates would seem to be the solution but we can't be sure GPS will be working when we need it.

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We cover this in one of the classes we give. You need to put your cache's next to or near immovable land marks such as rock outcroppings or above flood lines at memorable areas of streams. You need to look for things that can't be moved by man and won't burn.

If you have the technology, you can also submerge caches in rivers or lakes but you need to know how to dive and operate underwater to do this safely.

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Hard Rock is right. Don't sepend on lanmarks that are easily moved or destroyed.
 

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If the place you choose has none nearby find markers to use as waypoints and pace off from them using a compass and pace counter.
 

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