The following is based on a true story with the names changed to protect the names of those with fragile egos:
It was a dark and storm night......... (Opps! Wrong log)
It had been a busy day of slaying caches. The duo team of TJGuy and the other cacher who will be referred to as “The Other Guy” were on their way to conquer the evil beast that lives in the lake. Things were going well so far. They had found a cache that had not been found since 2007 and their spirits were high on the possibility of another battle coming up.
As they approached the home of the beast, the canine protection agents were restrained to prevent their possible demise at the hands of the beast, and the duo approached the home. “The Other Guy” removed his camera bag and in the process knocked off his mobile communication device. He watched in amusement as it slid down the steep bank. “No problem”, he thought. “I’ll grab it later.
As TJGuy boiled the pot, “The Other Guy” captured the necessary data to make the final attack on the cache. Great! They had accomplished the first part of their task without waking the monster. Victory would be theirs!
After replacing everything, “The Other Guy” went to retrieve his communication device. “Where is it?” he thought. Then in a moment of incredible horror like that of seeing gasoline prices in Vancouver, he saw the device. The monster had it in its depths! “Oh no! The device must be retrieved!” he said. Looking for something that would retrieve the device, it was decided that “The Other Guy” would have to attack the monster himself! He would have to enter the world of the monster!
Using a nearby guide wire, he lowered himself into the clear, but somewhat cold, home of the beast. He was, after a battle to get the device, able to retrieve it and get it to first aid.
Climbing out of the lake, TJGuy asked about the PDA. “Opps” (Or something similar, but not repeatable in public) was the response of “The Other Guy”. He had gone into the lake without cleaning out his pockets! His PDA was now a paperweight!
This caused a problem. The information to retrieve the cache was on the PDA. The pot had to be boiled again to get the information a second time.
Finally the duo was able to retrieve to their land traveling device and plan the final attack on the cache. Some recon work was done and an appropriate entrance point was found.
From there it was a quick search and slain of the cache. The duo were successful! Cheers and dry clothes were of the order! They had survived and would go on to find two more caches that evening.
Post Note: The mobile communication device and PDA would recover to work again. “The Other Guy” would end up in a coffee shop with WiFi and tell his story thinking that maybe he should have that Icenrye guy tell about it on his video podcast!