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Resuscitator Challenges

The Challenges
My qualifying caches for 1 year plus
My qualifying caches for 6 months to a year
How to find a qualifying cache


The Challenges

These challenges require you to find a cache that has not been found for a defined period of time, usually, but not always, at least a year. I am slowly compiling a list of such caches within the UK and further afield. They are:-

  1. 03/10/2010 Resuscitator - Challenge Cache by Delta68.
     
  2. 01/11/2010 Surrey Resuscitator - Challenge Cache by BaSHful (that's me!).
     
  3. 06/12/2010 Chorley Challenge #1 - Bring it Back by The Magna Defender.
     
  4. 22/03/2011 It's Been A Year - Challenge by Geo Dogs (in Oregon, USA).
     
  5. 16/06/2011 Northants Resuscitator Challenge Cache by flamedodger.
     
  6. 20/11/2011 Cape Resuscitator - Challenge Cache by paddawan (in South Africa).
     
  7. 28/11/2011 Re-Awakening (a challenge cache) by Hobo and Miss.
     
  8. 02/01/2012 The lonely cache challenge by Elmbaek (in Denmark).
     
  9. 08/01/2012 The very lonely cache challenge by Elmbaek (in Denmark).
     
  10. 29/01/2012 Bring Back The Cache Challenge by medic143 (in Ireland).
     
  11. 13/06/2012 THE 555 CHALLENGE by odies-crew (in Ireland).
     
  12. 01/11/2012 North Yorkshire Resuscitator - Challenge Cache by TrainSPLOTer.
     
  13. 22/12/2012 6 Months Resuscitator Challenge Cache (Dorset) by justine time.
     
  14. 04/02/2013 0nly the Lonely (Challenge Cache) by Curly_McWurly.
     
  15. 14/03/2013 BUCKS RESUSCITATOR - CHALLENGE CACHE by osaccip.
     
  16. 30/04/2013 Resuscitator Challenge by Team Hippo.
     
  17. 27/05/2013 Challenge Cache: Resuscitate! Resuscitate! by thisisace.
     
  18. 05/06/2013 10 LONELY LOGS CHALLENGE by odies-crew (in Ireland).
     
  19. 23/06/2013 FIVE FIVE RESUSCITATOR: Challenge Cache by perth pathfinders.
     
  20. 08/07/2013 Give Me Some Cache ♥ Challenge (Canterbury) by TheWanglers (in New Zealand).
     
  21. 01/10/2013 Essex Resuscitator - Challenge Cache by Lennyemmy.
     
  22. 06/10/2013 6 Months Resuscitator Challenge (Reloaded) by justine time.
     
  23. 15/10/2013 Only the Lonely Challenge by AMAZO.
     
  24. 10/01/2014 Resuscitator challenge cache (Hampshire) by Boomshanka.
     
  25. 08/02/2015 The Lonely Cache Revived Challenge by Team Mojo 100.
     
  26. 10/04/2015 Puzzle Challenge: Resuscit8, Resuscit8, Resuscit8 by I'mHiding I'mHiding.

There are individual variations amongst the above caches. For example, some require that a cache used to qualify for one of the above challenges may not then be used as the qualifying cache for any other similar challenges. Some require that the find of the qualifying cache (i.e the cache being resuscitated) be on or after the publication date of the challenge cache.

If you know of a similar cache that is not listed above, please contact me, BaSHful, and I will add it.

To all owners of Resuscitation caches: Please feel free to link to this page.

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My qualifying caches for 1 year plus

Previously Resuscitated Days   Diff Terr Log Cache name Owner
14/10/2006 28/02/2008 502 4.0 2.5 View Dorking by Numbers: Milton Heath and Nower 1 tjapukai
27/01/2007 04/03/2008 402 4.0 1.5 View Dorking by Numbers: Milton Heath and Nower 2 tjapukai
31/10/2006 08/04/2008 525 4.0 2.0 View Dorking's 3Ws: The Wicked Witch of Westhumble tjapukai
03/04/2008 17/05/2009 409 4.0 2.0 View Look Sharp 6 parmstro
15/04/2008 17/05/2009 397 3.0 1.5 View Look Sharp 8 parmstro
14/11/2007 20/09/2009 676 3.0 2.5 View Terse Puzzle 11: New World, New Order? Alboy
25/10/2008 07/11/2009 378 4.5 2.5 View Can you chase the train of thought? tjapukai
01/08/2009 08/08/2010 372 3.0 1.5 View Characters 3 HortonHunter
05/06/2009 21/09/2010 473 1.5 1.5 View Church Micro 381…Chadwell St Mary Falling through time
16/06/2009 14/10/2010 485 3.5 2.0 View Mists of Time 4 HortonHunter
10/09/2006 25/10/2010 1506 3.0 2.5 View Dorking's 3Ws: Westhumble Semiotic Cache tjapukai
15/11/2008 10/12/2010 755 4.5 3.5 View Can you trace the chain of thought? tjapukai
20/03/2010 12/04/2011 388 1.0 3.0 View LQ: Leicestershire - RATAE CORIELTAVORVM Alice Band
13/02/2011 28/05/2012 470 4.0 1.5 View Assist shy stubborn anteater to attic location ... tjapukai
30/06/2010 20/02/2013 966 2.5 1.5 View Angel Of Music Welsh Green
02/02/2013 02/02/2014 365 3.0 2.0 View Bump! =Andy_R
07/03/2013 17/04/2014 406 2.0 2.0 View Steep Marsh #3: Queen Victoria PetersfieldPoodlePosse
26/07/2012 17/04/2014 630 3.0 4.0 View Steep Marsh Harder Bonus PetersfieldPoodlePosse
07/06/2012 21/04/2014 683 5.0 1.5 View River Mole Bonus Cache tjapukai
01/11/2012 22/06/2014 598 5.0 1.5 View A not-so-terse bonus cache tjapukai
24/03/2013 19/07/2014 482 3.0 1.5 View Collecting Counties Challenge - Wales hofficoffi
23/02/2014 31/07/2015 523 3.0 2.0 View A funny thing happened on the way to the forum SimonG
03/02/2015 22/04/2016 444 5.0 2.0 View Dorking by Pictures: Go West Young Man tjapukai
07/06/2012 22/04/2016 1415 5.0 2.0 View Dorking's 3Ws: Westhumble Mole Stroll tjapukai
11/05/2014 14/12/2016 948 3.5 2.0 View Blame this one on Ian Too, too tjapukai
15/04/2015 09/02/2017 666 4.5 1.5 View Screen Stars Puzzle Circuit #10 tjapukai
16/01/2016 17/03/2017 426 3.0 2.5 View Look Flighty F&W Puzzle Cache Circuit 4:9 footsore & weary
07/02/2016 17/03/2017 404 2.0 2.0 View The Field Mr Jimmy O
22/11/2015 17/03/2017 481 4.0 2.5 View RRTB ABBA DABBA BOND HortonHunter
11/02/2016 17/03/2017 400 3.0 2.0 View Fictionalised 0.5: Lingua Anquietas SuperDred
19/02/2016 27/04/2017 433 4.5 2.5 View Beware the Smiling Samurai Flookfinders
05/07/2014 13/05/2017 1043 3.5 1.5 View Who am I? tjapukai
14/03/2015 28/06/2017 837 1.0 1.5 View One Four the Jester Dhinged & Bracketed
09/06/2016 24/09/2017 472 3.5 2.0 View Geocaching Widows HortonHunter
04/09/2016 24/10/2017 415 3.0 2.0 View Small is Beautiful Ho-smith
05/03/2017 13/03/2018 373 1.0 2.0 View Remembering Childhood Days - Bonus BaCas
12/03/2017 13/03/2018 366 2.5 2.5 View Flood Plain Alley TheHurks
06/08/2016 20/03/2018 591 2.0 4.0 View Dash over Betley bridge seaspur
30/03/2013 21/05/2018 1878 5.0 2.0 View The Nemean Lion tjapukai
10/06/2015 18/06/2018 1104 3.5 1.5 View Six of the best for summer 2007 tjapukai
Previously Resuscitated Days   Diff Terr Log Cache name Owner

Notes

Terse Puzzle 11: New World, New Order? was adopted by me after I found/resuscitated it.

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My qualifying caches for 6 months to a year

I've identified over 60 qualifying caches, including those above, but just list a few of the recent ones below (as at late July 2012).

Previously Resuscitated Days   Diff Terr Log Cache name Owner
28/05/2012 17/12/2012 203 3.5 1.5 View Mornington Crescent IceColdUK
06/03/2012 17/12/2012 286 3.0 1.5 View E Uncle E
25/02/2012 17/12/2012 296 2.5 1.5 View Steel Men colinsmudger
15/07/2012 18/02/2013 218 2.5 3.0 View Who needs a path petersym
09/07/2012 18/02/2013 224 2.0 1.5 View Sheep in the Woods water_mad

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How to find a qualifying cache

An existing find

I.e. Identify a cache that you've already found that already qualifies.

This is a possible route to go, though it does have some issues and is unlikely to produce a 100% result.

First you need to be a GSAK user.

Next you need a "MyFinds" database loaded with a "MyFinds" pocket query.

You now need to capture the found log immediately prior to yours. This is the tricky bit. (I believe it is impossible to capture that specific single log.) Trying to capture all logs, unless you have very few finds, will take a very, very long time because of the API restricts how many you can get per hour. Your best bet is to use the "Refresh cache data" API and capture the last 30 logs for every cache you've found. If you have more than 6000 finds you will need to break it down into chunks of 6000 or less and do on successive days. Note: If there have been more than 28 finds of a cache since your find then this method will not capture the necessary log. However, if there have been that many finds then this is not a likely candidate for resusciatation.

Finally, you need to download, install and run the LonelyCaches macro. Note: You are likely to get a message saying that the macro contains deprecated commands. At the time of writing (23/02/2013) the macro still functions. It may not in the future.

Please contact me, BaSHful, if you can suggest any improvements on the above or have an alternative way of identifying qualifying caches.

A new find

I.e. Identify a cache that you hav'n't found but which if you do provides you with qualification.

Here you are in luck. The web site Project GC will identify all possible candidates (and it does much, much more than this!). If you have not already done so, you must register with the site, giving them your GeoCaching name, for it to work for you.

Once registered, in the black bar across the top, click on "Maps" and select "Not found caches" from the drop down menu. Select cache location to suit you. It will accept just a country or you can restrict it to a region and/or county. Alternatively, add the "Center/radius(km)" filter and use that. Most important is to add the "From" filter. This is where you put in a date of one year ago (or six months ago).

The output is a map followed by a list of all the caches identifed. By default the map shows caches you've found with a smiley face. These can be turned off by hovering over the stacked sheets symbol at the top right of the map and unselecting "Found". Your own caches are shown with a star (and can't be turned off).

Beware the page will also display caches that have never been found. Also the web site is never fully up-to-date so always check on the Groundspeak site to see if a cache has been logged in the last few hours or days

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