USB (Dead Drop)
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Ohio's First Dead Drop!!! - OU0568

 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
 Waypoint: OU0568


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 3 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
5292 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Historic Site Special Equipment Required Listed on OCNA Only Stealth Required 

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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.

Congratulations to DJCreekCachers on the FTF!!!! - in fact, this is only the third FTF on a DeadDrop Cache within 6000 miles of our location!!!!


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3 05 August 2013 Bernoulli Comment

Thanks Mr. Yuck, for the outstanding write up of this cache on the opencaching blog:

The pictures were great!

1 30 July 2013 Recommendation 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.

3 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"!Cool

1 12 September 2012 TommyGator Found it

Mrs T. and I had some business to attend to in Xenia today, I had planned on doing some geocaching afterwards, saw this cache pop up, and brought along a laptop "just in case."

After finishing with our other tasks, we came to the appointed place where it didn't take very long to find what we were looking for, but did take a bit of finesse before the USB stick was finally in hand. Mrs T. looked at me and said, "You're not going to plug that thing into our laptop, are you?"

I carefully examined the object, paused for a few seconds, then "went for it."  Read both files, added to the log, then replaced the stick for the next finder.

This is the first time I've encountered a hide like this----my feelings on it are mixed, as I can see pros as well as cons.

On the "pro" side:

- It makes for a VERY legible log
- I can make a copy of the log for my own perusal (and I did).
- It make use of modern technology

On the "con" side:

- You have to bring a USB device (laptop, etc) to log the find
- You have to have a decent place to use your equipment
(this hide fits the bill)
- If the USB stick gets wet or corrodes internally, it may short out
and thereby short out/harm someone's laptop (we worried about that)

I guess time will tell as to the eventual popularity of this type of hide. I had fun with it, but then I knew to bring a laptop with me----something I rarely do when geocaching. But that's just me---I'll be interested to see what others think.

This was a different caching experience----Thanks!

3 08 September 2012 Bernoulli Comment

Congratulations to DJCreekCachers on the FTF!!!Cool  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...