Krneki 2 ? ali 1001 zaklad
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On the occasion of my little geocaching anniversary (1000 finds within my first year) I decided to hide a new cache. My goal was to give something back to the geocaching community which has provided me with so many pleasant memories in the last 365 days. Therefore, I wanted my anniversary cache to be something really special. The only problem was: I had absolutely no idea.
But then I got inspired by the breath-taking, hair-rising, jaw-dropping and heart-stopping experience that I had with the awesome cache Krneki 1 (http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC54QQ7_krneki-1-kandelaber-ob-taborski-cesti) which changed my perspective on geocaching in a profound way.
Finally, I had an idea for my 1001 treasure. I hereby continue the series with my own little Krneki-cache.
The mission of Krneki 2 is to open the fantastic world of Krneki-caches to a wider audience and make it accessible to tourist and foreign cachers as well. That is why this description is in English only and Krneki 2 is hidden closer to the city center of Ljubljana.
By now, you probably ask yourself: What is all the fuss about and what the f… is a Krneki?
Well, the Slovene expression “Krneki” (also “kr neki” or “k’r neki”) is a colloquial, slang term used to express indifference in conversations and/or dismiss a previous statement in an impolite way. It means something like “I don’t care what you say”or “WHATEVA”.
Speaking of WHATEVER, here is the right background music for this cache: Liam Lynch: United States of Whatever Here is the song.
In connection with geocaching “Krneki” could be translated with “Nothing special”, “Nothing to get excited about” or “Lame, boring, and senseless cache”.
In other words: A Krneki is a cache that leaves you absolutely cold once it is published. The only reason to search for it is to improve your statistics.
In case of a Krneki-cache, being the first finder is actually no honor or distinction, but rather a sign of severe geocaching addiction (in medicine also referred to as “Geocacheritis”).
A good Krneki-cache should meet the following (inofficial) criteria:
It has to be in line with all the geocaching rules for placing a cache (mandatory criteria)! (My cache violates this rule. But I do not care. Rules are meant to be broken ;-) This little swamp is my United States of WHATEVER and here I will do what I want. Listen to the song or WHATEVER.)
The description does only inform about the cache itself and does not convey any other interesting knowledge.
It shall be hidden in an area that has no (!) natural, geological, cultural, ethnographic, historic, scientific, touristic, etc. value.
Ground zero shall be a place that a semi-intelligent human being would not want to visit voluntary (under normal, non-geocaching circumstances) and where she/he would not like to stay any longer than 10 seconds. Okay, it could also be 30 seconds, or a minute, or WHATEVER.
The actual hiding place as well as the box and its content have to be “Krneki”.
Logging the cache shall be an unpleasant experience for the finder. So, it is absolutely desirable that the finder gets bitten by dozens of mosquitos, that the box does not hold a pen, and that the logbook is in a constant moist to wet condition.
A Krneki-box has to be small enough to prevent a satisfying exchange of trade items and trackables.
Preferably, a Krneki-cache receives at least one “Needs-archived log” in the first week after its listing has been published (optional, non-essential requirement).
In case somebody criticizes a Krneki cache or demands “Needs archived”, the owner does not react at all or just answers with “WHATEVER, I do not care what you say”. In case somebody really finds the cache and then demands its archiving, the owner does not react at all or just answers with “Own fault. Blame yourself, stupid. Nobody forced you to search for my cache. You knew beforehand that it was nothing special.” (both obligatory requirements)
The finder of a Krneki-cache leaves ground zero with a feeling of “Krneki” or "WHATEVER" (desirable, but, unfortunately, non-controllable requirement).
For the time being, these are the 10 commandments of placing a Krneki-cache. They are provisional and absolutely subjective.
It is up to you to judge whether my cache fulfills them or not. But actually, I do not care.
Please feel free to continue the Krneki-series. Or, in case your own, already existing cache or powertrail meets most of the 10 criteria listed above, simply transfer it into a Krneki. By doing so you will show that you have a self-ironic sense of humor. Besides you will add some socio-critical value to your otherwise valueless cache(s).
Welcome to the wonderful world of Krneki!
Unexpectedly, my two test finders had a lot of fun with Krneki 2. See attached picture I. But that was before I told them about the fearsome crocodile. A real killer beast that lurks somewhere in the swamp and waits for easy prey like careless geocachers. Don't be fooled by its size. It is small, but its teeth are very, very sharp. So, be aware and better come prepared! I recommend a machete. Learn from the owner how to approach ground zero in armed stealth mode. See picture II.
RAT: Guvax! (vf vg ernyyl jbegu vg?) / Va pnfr lbh jnag gb pbagvahr jvgu gur znqarff: zber be yrff ubevmbagny gerr-pyvzovat (grfgrq sbe n jrvtug bs pn. 78 xt) be jnqvat guebhtu zhqql jngre (abg grfgrq) / Gerr, unatvat, aba-zntargvp / Or njner bs pebpbqvyrf, yvmneqf, fanxrf naq bgure qnatrebhf navznyf! / Svany: nccebk. 60 pz nobir tebhaq, oenapu bs snyyra gerr, frr fcbvyre cvpgher... Naq gura pryroengr, unir n fjvz be JUNGRIRE...
FYB: Yrnea Ratyvfu