The 4th Annual Mid-Winter Flash Mob Event
THEME: Micro Gift Exchange
Note the gift exchange is not required to attend this event. You can show up and participate in the photo if you like and get credit for the event.
DESCRIPTION: Prior to attending the event, hide a Goodie/Gift somewhere within 1.0 miles of the Event Location. The gift can be whatever you like... gift card, unactivated geocoins, TB dog tags, swag items, cache containers... etc. It can have a Winter or Geocaching theme if you would like but that is not required! Be sure you come early enough to hide your gift and make it to the event on time. Gifts should be between $10-$20 in value. The total price should include the value of the container if the container can be used in the future as a geocache container. Place your gift items in a weather proof container (i.e. Ammo Can, Tupperware, lock & lock, gift tin, Film Canister, etc.) and hide it to be found later that day. You may fill the container with edibles, but please be sure the container is critter-proof. BE SURE to mark and write down the coordinates for the location of your hide and include these coordinates inside the Micro container with your geo nick. (These are just coordinates for finding this treasure, coordinates should NOT be submitted or published!) The Gift should be picked up by the recipient directly after the Event. If participating in the Gift Exchange, you must bring a Micro Container to the Flash Mob event with the coordinates of the hidden gift and your geocaching nick included inside the micro for the Gift you hid for this Event. The micro container can be anthing the size of a standard conventional geocaching micro container (Film Canister, Cammo'd Pill bottle, bison tube, etc). The recipient will own the micro container afterwards, so, please note that the cost of the micro should not be taken into consideration of the total gift cost. At the event, the Micro Containers will be placed in a container and mixed up. Everyone who places a Micro container in the bowl will then be able to randomly choose another Micro Container from the bowl. For those families with multiple cachers, you may certainly participate as many times as you would like ~ just bring one Micro Container with coordinates and geocache nick for each Gift you hide. Be creative in your container and in hiding your Gift. Use your imagination and have fun! NOTE: All hides should be Traditional Geocache container hides. No Puzzles or Mystery Geocaches please. You want your geocacher to find the cache. Please hide it, but dont hide it in a way you think there may be a possibility of the recipient not finding it. After the group photo, the event will be over and you should head out to find your Gift. Remember... the entire gift (micro, gift container and gift contents) is yours to keep, so make sure you take everything with you after the find! These containers are placed only for the Gift Exchange portion of the event and NOTHING should be left behind by the finder.
When you log the event as Attended, please thank the cacher who hid your Gift. You may share what your Gift included, if you like. You can even post a picture of the container and hiding spot since this is not a regular cache hide. Remember... the Flash Mob & Micro Gift Exchange is a 15 minute event ~ so don't be late!
PLEASE post a Will Attend and indicate how many people will be attending as well as if you are planning to participate in the Gift Exchange (and how many times, if more than once). E-mail me if you have any questions concerning the rules.
Event Time: 12:00 PM
Photo Time: 12:15 PM
we will have approximately 15 minutes to place all micro's in a holding container at the posted coordinates, register the names of those participating on a sheet of paper, and then step through those names and have each of them draw a micro from the holding container. Come prepared, and come ready to move fast.
Don't forget to check out the other events happening in the area on the same weekend, hosted by other members of the Blueline Geocachers Association.
Cachin' Stories by the Lean-to 2
2012 Mid-Winter Meet and Greet
2012 Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together
Mid-Winter Geo Survival Event 2012
...more to come ...