September 16, 2008

Geocaching for Terrorism

Crossposted from Around Carson

Geocaching as a hobby seems to be getting more popular. It’s where you hide a small box somewhere in a tree or a bush, or under some rocks, and then put the exact GPS coordinates on the internet and other people go out and try to find it. It appeals to gadget hounds who love their GPS, to hide-and-seekers, and to hikers that like to have a goal when they’re hiking. But one fellow in Carson City found out that if you’re going to be placing your own caches, you need to remember a few rules. Be wary of putting them in populated areas, don’t look suspicious, and don’t make the box look like a pipe bomb.

This guy didn’t follow the rules, and as a result his cache got blown up by the bomb squad. Oops!

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