Do you log your DNF’s? Why you should!
It’s human nature to want to hide any type of deficiencies in your life. And it’s no different with hobbies. Especially hobbies that are as addicting as Geocaching! But, is a Did Not Find (DNF) really a deficiency? NO, it’s not!
Show me a Geocacher with a perfect track record… one who has found every single cache he or she has hunted for and I’ll show you a Geocacher who doesn’t log their DNF’s because it’s simply not possible (unless you do VERY little geocaching.)
Caches get muggled. Caches get moved. Caches get destroyed. And I could go on and on with very realistic possibilities. Possibilities that are a reality for many caches every single day.
So why not just log your DNF’s? Anyone who thinks you’re any less of a cacher just because you have some DNF’s obviously doesn’t understand our hobby, so who cares about what they think of it. And anyone who really understands the hobby isn’t going to think twice about DNF’s.
When people don’t log DNF’s it causes a problem. A problem that I’ve encountered several times with several of my own caches. Caches go missing and since so many people are afraid to log the DNF, it takes months for the cache owner to realize the cache is gone. This is especially problematic with 3+ star caches.
So please, log your DNF’s and help make this awesome hobby even more awesome