You'll need a computer for this cache - the log is in a 256 MB flashdrive
Hidden by Bernoulli
N 39° 40.824' W 83° 55.849' (WGS84)
Coordinates in Other Systems
Location: United States > Ohio
Cache Type: USB (Dead Drop)
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date Hidden: 01 September 2012
Date Created: 19 August 2012
Last Modified: 08 September 2012
Ohio's First Dead Drop!!!
So I've been thinking a lot about how to handle this type of cache and I think I've come up with something that should keep it safe so that only cachers will find it. And you won't need a supplementary cable. Here's what you have to do:
1. Find the DEAD DROP flash drive. You'll have to "fish" it out of the picnic table. Don't just yank it - use some finesse.
2. Connect the flashdrive to your computer. You will find only two files - open any other files at your own risk. I'm pretty sure most all Windows Operating Systems have notepad, which is the program that will read the files.
3. Open and read the "readme" file. It's like a welcome letter about this type of cache.
4. Open and sign the logbook file.
5. Leave with a big smile on your face and log the cache here on the OCUS website.
Hopefully, if replaced properly, this should be a muggle proof cache. We'll see how it holds up.
05 August 2013 Bernoulli Comment
Thanks Mr. Yuck, for the outstanding write up of this cache on the opencaching blog:
The pictures were great!
30 July 2013 Mr.Yuck Found it
It's there 10 months after the last finders, it's in excellent shape, and works fine! Great hiding spot for this. No one is ever going to stumble on it, and it's well protected from the elements! I suppose it's not the most permanent object, and a City or County worker (whoever maintains the trail) could move it, or even replace it with a new one! But I'm sure the CO will keep an eye on that. Myself and my two 13 yr. old traveling companions stumbled around for a few minutes, before I read the cache page more carefully, and saw that the cache page pretty much tells you where it is in plan text, as opposed to a hint. Of course we checked that, but not good enough on the first sweep. Got it and plugged it in, and it worked no problem. Signed the log, and saved it of course, to the flash drive itself. Thanks for the first find of this type for one of the admins of the website! We are definitely proud of the way this one was done, and hope to see many more of this type in the future!
EDIT 2+ years later to give a recommenation, which is exactly the same as a Groundspeak "favorite point", and copied exactly from The OpenCaching Network.
19 September 2012 Bernoulli Comment
As a follow-up to DJCreekCachers FTF log, their FTF trip for this cache was broadcast on Podcacher, episode #389 (Sept. 16, 2012) beginning at about minute 27 of the podcast. You can listen to the podcast using this link:
By the way, thanks for the "shout out"!
12 September 2012 TommyGator Found it
08 September 2012 Bernoulli Comment
Congratulations to DJCreekCachers on the FTF!!! Including this cache, there are only 4 DeadDrop caches within 6000 miles of this location as of Sept. 8 2012 - and only 3 have been found - this being the third...