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MapheadMike

From Norfolk, Virginia USA

Age 53

Joined Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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books registered 4 373
released in the wild 8 462
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releases caught 0 95
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Formerly QOCMike. I haven't been a member of QOC (Quantico Orienteering Club) in quite awhile, so it was time to change my username here.

I found bookcrossing by reading about a crossed book in a geocache. I hate throwing books away, so this site suits me fine. Originally, I made most of my releases in geocaches. But with caches large enough to hold a book becoming rare, I've started to release in Little Free Libraries as well. Since there is nothing exclusive about caching, I list my geocache releases as occurring in the park or other entity that is hosting the geocache. A book in a geocache within a park is just as "huntable" as a book on a picnic table or bench within that same park.

If you want to hunt something I placed in a geocache, and you think you might need a bigger hint than what I've provided in the release note, just send a PM and I'll try to give you more clues. I may be able to give hints to geocaches used by other bookcrossing cachers as well. If you do hunt a book in a geocache (mine or others), remember that geocaching rules apply too. Take an item (another book or a McToy or something else, no food or strong scents) to trade into the cache, be discrete, and rehide the cache well so us cachers can continue to enjoy hunting for that cache.

I’m generally not into the private trading aspects of bookcrossing, such as RABCKs or rays and such. Although I occasionally browse the wishlists of books that are ready to go, in case I decide to make an exception. One of these days, I’m going to leave a book from someone’s wishlist in a geocache near to that bookcrosser, just to see what happens.

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