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Birdie's Cache Setting Challange A little competition for a spot of fun

#1 User is offline   Birdman-of-liskatraz 

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  Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:20 PM

The Birdman-of-Liskatraz , from oddly, Liskeard in Cornwall,
has a bit of a reputation for hiding caches in empty 1
Kg sliced peach jars.
Anyway - I have a cupboard full of such jars - empty of
course- but at our “Picnic in the Rain” event in June,I
intend dishing some out to local cachers and offering the
challenge as detailed below. It then crossed my mind that it maybe
rather good fun to open the challenge to anyone in the UK
(or worldwide even!)

The challenge(s) are outlined below:
Using a 1kg or 825 Gm (+/- 11%) plastic fruit jar (Well washed out I’ve had no problems with most of
these), a cache must be hidden before the UK 2nd Mega Event on August 9th 2009.
The challenge will end on December 31st 2009 and two winners will be declared, shortly afterwards - in
the following categories:

The Most Found Cache Award - For the cache found by the most cachers. The cache can only be
found once by each cacher. Bribery is an acceptable tactic - stuffing your cache full of used £5 notes is
just fine.
The Least Found Cache Award - This must be found at least once. Unfound caches will not qualify.
Evil puzzles, impossible locations and clever disguises are all positively encouraged.

To enter:
Set your cache and get it published
Include a photo of your cache container on the cache page.
The cache must be named: BPJC: Name of cache
Send a message to Birdie via his profile once your cache is set.

In the event of a tie
Birdie’s decision will be final.
Preference will be given to cachers showing ingenuity and imagination in cache setting.

Other Rules
Birdie is entitled to enter himself as are members of his family - I have a cracking idea - you don't stand a chance.
A cacher may enter one or both categories as many times as they wish.
Any type of cache is acceptable, Traditional, Letterbox Hybrid, Multi etc - Though Virtual Peach jars are excluded and obviously Peach Jar Event caches (Including Mega Events) are also excluded.

Winners will get.
Something nominal - a framed certificate and a Geocoin (of my choosing) possibly. If any caching suppliers wish to add an item to the prizes, that would be just great.

It's just a spot of fun

This post has been edited by Birdman-of-liskatraz: 20 June 2009 - 02:02 AM


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:28 PM

What if we can't get to your event to get an "official Jar"????

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:36 PM

Most major Supermarkets keep a selection of such items. Morrisons certainly have a range in 825 Gram size. Asda and Tescos keep their own label ranges as well. You'll also find 1 Kg jars with green lids.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:45 PM

View PostBirdman-of-liskatraz, on Jun 20 2009, 08:20 AM, said:

The Birdman-of-Liskatraz , from oddly, Liskeard in Cornwall,
has a bit of a reputation for hiding caches in empty 1
Kg sliced peach jars.
Anyway - I have a cupboard full of such jars - empty of
course


Now I know what to look for when I got searching for Birdie caches :)

Sliced peaches - surely Cornwall has 'fresh and juicy peaches' with all that sun (and rain!) :D

PS - I always think of 'jars' as being glass, so another thing I have learnt today (and wiki agrees) - thanks

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:04 AM

Yep - if you said Jam Jar to me - I'd think glass. But these are like a large jam jar but plastic - so i called them a Jar without thinking about it.

Like you, I've just checked with Wiki "A jar is a large, approximately cylindrical container made of glass or clay, or plastic."

So there we go...

I've seen and eaten fresh peaches in Yugoslavia (and it still was Yugoslavia at the time) - I wonder if they would grow here?

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:58 AM

oooh I'm gonna go find some this week...... and place a birdy cache!!!

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:35 AM

Is a pear jar eligible? My Tescos only seems to have the 825g peach jars but does have 1kg of pears. Both begin with P... :)

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:46 AM

View PostHouseOfDragons, on Jun 20 2009, 01:35 AM, said:

Is a pear jar eligible? My Tescos only seems to have the 825g peach jars but does have 1kg of pears. Both begin with P... :D


Shessh - read the rules! :)


"Using a 1kg or 825 Gm (+/- 11%) plastic fruit jar"

So peach,pears,prunes, pineapple, the mixed one, Morrissons orange segments or Fortnum and Masons Kumquat and Passion fruit are all eligible.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:54 AM

Can one enter both categories?

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 02:03 AM

View Postrutson, on Jun 20 2009, 01:54 AM, said:

Can one enter both categories?

Rules now amended. So yes - you can enter both categories as many times as you wish.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:32 AM

Just to clarify… Do you mean these containers?…

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…obviously with the contents removed and enjoyed beforehand.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:52 AM

View PostTavisman, on Jun 20 2009, 06:32 AM, said:

Just to clarify… Do you mean these containers?…

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…obviously with the contents removed and enjoyed beforehand.

Yes - OR the Supermarkets own label versions - which tend to be slightly smaller...

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 07:00 AM

Can we have more categories to enter? Something like most travel bug visits, most DNFs, or total up all the find totals for all finds.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 07:20 AM

View PostTavisman, on Jun 20 2009, 07:00 AM, said:

Can we have more categories to enter? Something like most travel bug visits, most DNFs, or total up all the find totals for all finds.

No! I'm not organised enough to keep track of more than two categories.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

View PostBirdman-of-liskatraz, on Jun 20 2009, 01:46 AM, said:

View PostHouseOfDragons, on Jun 20 2009, 01:35 AM, said:

Is a pear jar eligible? My Tescos only seems to have the 825g peach jars but does have 1kg of pears. Both begin with P... :D


Shessh - read the rules! :D




why on earth would I want to do that?? :)

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:49 PM

Just done the weekly shop, never bought one of these before.

Quite the wrong time of year for this challenge, what with the fresh redcurrants, gooseberries and raspberries to be consumed. Oh forgot to mention the rhubarb. ;)

We were planning to place a new cache following our fairly recent 1,000 find.

Got the jar, got the cache location, now, got to work the puzzle?

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:44 AM

mwahahaha ;)

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:48 AM

View PostBirdman-of-liskatraz, on Jun 20 2009, 10:46 AM, said:

View PostHouseOfDragons, on Jun 20 2009, 01:35 AM, said:

Is a pear jar eligible? My Tescos only seems to have the 825g peach jars but does have 1kg of pears. Both begin with P... :D


Shessh - read the rules! :D


"Using a 1kg or 825 Gm (+/- 11%) plastic fruit jar"

So peach,pears,prunes, pineapple, the mixed one, Morrissons orange segments or Fortnum and Masons Kumquat and Passion fruit are all eligible.


Now there's an idea...!

Is Birdie offering to act as cache maintainer for those that live a bit too far away?! ;)

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:21 AM

Sounds good ;) I'm in

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:32 AM

View PostBirdman-of-liskatraz, on Jun 19 2009, 11:20 PM, said:

...a cache must be hidden before the UK 2nd Mega Event on August 9th 2009.


Just a bit confused (sorry). Can I submit my entry anytime from reading this post untill 9 August 2009? Do we start the competition from 9 August 2009, or if will the finds be recorded if I get my entry published and found now?

BTW, I bought my containers and I'm preparing my caches. This is a brilliant idea. I have never bought this product before and I enjoyed the pears in juice _ and it's part of 5-a-day _ everyone's a winner!

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:14 AM

View PostTavisman, on Jun 24 2009, 02:32 AM, said:

View PostBirdman-of-liskatraz, on Jun 19 2009, 11:20 PM, said:

...a cache must be hidden before the UK 2nd Mega Event on August 9th 2009.


Just a bit confused (sorry). Can I submit my entry anytime from reading this post untill 9 August 2009? Do we start the competition from 9 August 2009, or if will the finds be recorded if I get my entry published and found now?

BTW, I bought my containers and I'm preparing my caches. This is a brilliant idea. I have never bought this product before and I enjoyed the pears in juice _ and it's part of 5-a-day _ everyone's a winner!


Yes - any time from now until August 9th... so if you're after maximum finds - get it out there! and your finds will start counting straight away...

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:22 AM

Stage 2 has been achieved :mad:

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:49 AM

I'm on stage 3... :mad:
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:53 AM

I've also got a hard puzzle for the 'Least Found Cache Award', but I'm not submitting that until early August (I'm not stupid).

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:43 AM

I've bought my kilo of pears... just need to eat the things now!

I'll be entering "least found" with what should prove an 'interesting' puzzle... :o

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 01:37 AM

View PostTavisman, on Jun 24 2009, 02:49 PM, said:

I'm on stage 3... :)
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Ah but you rushed and mispelt Gamepiece :o

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:39 AM

I'm still eating peaches... feeling faintly nauseous.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:10 AM

View PostMatrix, on Jun 25 2009, 01:37 AM, said:

Ah but you rushed and mispelt Gamepiece :)


Oh, blast, how embarrassing :o

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:02 AM

We're in. :D

Roll up, roll up... Get your free raffle ticket here...

BPJC Gordano services.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:00 AM

Heh - how do you get your caches reviewed so quickly ?? :D :) :)

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:24 AM

View Postkeehotee, on Jun 29 2009, 04:00 PM, said:

Heh - how do you get your caches reviewed so quickly ?? :D :) :)


I think Graculus was on holiday..... eating peaches :) But he was trying, honest :D
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:54 AM

View PostThe Blorenges, on Jun 29 2009, 03:02 PM, said:

We're in. :D

Roll up, roll up... Get your free raffle ticket here...

BPJC Gordano services.


Found it! :) :) :)

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:10 AM

View Postkeehotee, on Jun 29 2009, 04:00 PM, said:

Heh - how do you get your caches reviewed so quickly ?? :D :) :)


I consulted that nice Mr Deceangi first, to make sure that the raffle idea would be OK and then made sure everything else was within the Guidelines :)

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View PostThe Blorenges, on Jun 29 2009, 03:02 PM, said:

We're in. :D

Roll up, roll up... Get your free raffle ticket here...

BPJC Gordano services.


Found it! :D :D :D


Hey! Well done, oh Squeaky One :D

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:52 AM

I think Graculus was on holiday..... eating peaches :D But he was trying, honest :)
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On holiday Mr Graculus Sir?????? :) and we were waiting for caches to be approved for a non-event!!!!
Thought there must be a good reason :)

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:48 PM

Just invested in the Tesco 1kg pitted prunes in syrup. Says on the label that it is one of my '5 a day' I expect, as I am now nearing the bottom of the jar it will be more than 5 for me tomorrow! I'm sure it will all be worth it, must go........................

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:54 PM

View PostCaptain Gore-tex, on Jun 29 2009, 12:48 PM, said:

Just invested in the Tesco 1kg pitted prunes in syrup. Says on the label that it is one of my '5 a day' I expect, as I am now nearing the bottom of the jar it will be more than 5 for me tomorrow! I'm sure it will all be worth it, must go........................


Go? --- I think you'd best RUN!

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:56 PM

View PostCaptain Gore-tex, on Jun 29 2009, 12:48 PM, said:

Just invested in the Tesco 1kg pitted prunes in syrup. Says on the label that it is one of my '5 a day' I expect, as I am now nearing the bottom of the jar it will be more than 5 for me tomorrow! I'm sure it will all be worth it, must go........................


Go? --- I think you'd best RUN!

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:57 PM

View PostCaptain Gore-tex, on Jun 29 2009, 12:48 PM, said:

Just invested in the Tesco 1kg pitted prunes in syrup. Says on the label that it is one of my '5 a day' I expect, as I am now nearing the bottom of the jar it will be more than 5 for me tomorrow! I'm sure it will all be worth it, must go........................


Go? --- I think you'd best RUN!

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:05 AM

The things we put ourselves through for caching......

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:) :D

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:17 AM

View Postkeehotee, on Jun 30 2009, 10:05 AM, said:

The things we put ourselves through for caching......

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:) :D


Gosh - you nutters... is that Pimms?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:22 AM

View PostBirdman-of-liskatraz, on Jun 30 2009, 08:17 PM, said:

View Postkeehotee, on Jun 30 2009, 10:05 AM, said:

The things we put ourselves through for caching......

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:) :D


Gosh - you nutters... is that Pimms?


What else would you drink with peaches :D :D

Actually it's 'Austins' which is the cheap as chips Aldi version of Pimms. And very good it is too!

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:22 AM

When is the "Pimms" Bottle Cache Challenge?

<bounces with excitement>

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:56 AM

Kudos to ya Birdie for inspiring peeps to get out and set something of a decent size. :D :) :D

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:59 AM

We are still eating our peaches, but will get it out before 9th August.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:19 PM

Hey I'm in the race! I guessed that I would need a unique selling point (USP) so I tried several ideas, and they all failed during testing :) (including spelling mistakes :P). I wish I have the creativity of The Blorenges, their idea so fantastic and yet so simple. Anyway, I decided my USP would be to provide a service for travelling hitchhikers (travel bugs and geocoins) _ a TB teleport to Australia. Please welcome into the race: BPJC: A Pie, a Cup of Tea and a Kip.

So far I'm winning The Least Found Cache Award! :P

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

Found the spot, but just need to camo up my cache a little before I can hide it. Hopefully it'll be out by the weekend :)

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:44 AM

When do you take the photo? I want to "camo" mine, it would be a bit of a give away if I post a photo of the finished item!

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:37 AM

sssskenties love this and pears so of to buy a jar etc

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:43 AM

View PostITCHYthirdEYE, on Jul 8 2009, 12:44 PM, said:

When do you take the photo? I want to "camo" mine, it would be a bit of a give away if I post a photo of the finished item!


Depends which comp you're going for. If you go for the most found, i'd have thought posting photos would be a top notch idea! :) <_< :yikes:

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:50 AM

we have brought the above pears do we have to keep bottle as it is etc or can we camfoulage it we are going for the least found

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