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Haha... I was browsing through all the "Earth Day" green products that are being sold online at my work (not trying to advertise, so no links!) and I found this Set of 2 Stainless Steel Water Bottles..... GeoAddict - the first thing I thought was, "Oh, look! Giant Bison Tubes." ;):ph34r:

 

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Anyone else ever do that? See something completely mundane and somehow relate it to geocaching? I bet that's how lots of cache containers come about.

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Yep...

 

Just the other day at Wal Mart I happened to see some containers in the sporting goods section, waterproof even! Almost bought every one they had but they were about $6/piece and not real big. I'd say big enough for most point and shoot cameras.

 

Deep down I know I'll probably still go buy one ;)

 

Then last week my wife came home from a dental convention with some goodies, I saw one and said 'Sweet, a cache container!' She sighed and said 'It's chapstick, let it go.'

 

:ph34r:

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Haha... I was browsing through all the "Earth Day" green products that are being sold online at my work (not trying to advertise, so no links!) and I found this Set of 2 Stainless Steel Water Bottles..... GeoAddict - the first thing I thought was, "Oh, look! Giant Bison Tubes." :):ph34r:

 

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Anyone else ever do that? See something completely mundane and somehow relate it to geocaching? I bet that's how lots of cache containers come about.

 

I am NOT going to try and fish a rolled up log out of that! ;)

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Yep...

 

Just the other day at Wal Mart I happened to see some containers in the sporting goods section caching department, waterproof even! Almost bought every one they had but they were about $6/piece and not real big. I'd say big enough for most point and shoot cameras.

Noobs. :ph34r:

 

Gotta teach 'em everything.

 

 

 

;)

 

:)

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Yep, of course! All my containers are homemade from recycled containers. I've used a Chap Stick and mostly I use stick deodorant containers or pill bottles. I made a micro from a fiber-tip marking pen.... cleaned it out, repainted it and added camouflage. Someone must have really liked it because it got muggled after 2 days. :ph34r:

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So how big is the neck on those 'Giaint Bison Tubes?'

 

Just says:

*(1) Blue 20-1/5oz water bottle

*(1) Red 20-1/5oz water bottle

*Measure approx. 2-13/16" in diameter x 8-1/2"H each

 

I don't think they'd make decent containers because of the small opening, but it looks a lot like the micro tubes.

 

Yep...

 

Just the other day at Wal Mart I happened to see some containers in the sporting goods section caching department, waterproof even! Almost bought every one they had but they were about $6/piece and not real big. I'd say big enough for most point and shoot cameras.

Noobs. :ph34r:

 

Gotta teach 'em everything.

 

Hehehehehe.

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Haha... I was browsing through all the "Earth Day" green products that are being sold online at my work (not trying to advertise, so no links!) and I found this Set of 2 Stainless Steel Water Bottles..... GeoAddict - the first thing I thought was, "Oh, look! Giant Bison Tubes." :ph34r:;)

 

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Anyone else ever do that? See something completely mundane and somehow relate it to geocaching? I bet that's how lots of cache containers come about.

 

You mean that some people might actually not think like this...strange...really strange!

 

And here I thought that it was normal to see caching possibilities in everything!!

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I like it when one of the reporters on the local news is standing near a cache location when they're doing their story

 

My favourite was when one of them was doing the story right near Tiger Lookout (I'm originally from Windsor, and I see these two guys just sort of standing there waiting - I wondered if they were trying to wait for her to leave (or at least get off the air) to try to retrieve the cache

 

But yea - I see cache containers everywhere as ell

 

I was on the bench one game just after a shift where I blocked three shots - One of them hit right in the half inch between the top of my skate and the bottom of my shin pad

 

I was walking around behind the bench walkin' it off when I saw a broken composite stick in the garbage - I thought I should (and I'm still planning to do this) take the shaft, cut it off so that it's smooth and plug the ends - Making a cache out of a broken stick shaft

 

Be a great cache to put behind an arena or something

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Anyone else ever do that?

 

Funny story. Not quite on topic..... but relevant to that container.

 

They suck for anything but fuel.... and possibly geocaching. NEVER ever drink vodka from one.... long story.... ;)

 

Anyhoo, I buried one of those in the recess valley in the Sierra backcountry over 18 years ago. It has never leaked in all that time. The last time I visited that spot was about 4 years ago and it was STILL dry. It's a personal cache. One of many that I had wayyy before geocaching came along.

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I can look at a doorknob and it can turn into a geocache. B)

 

I work with a bunch of engineers for a company that makes custom industrial controllers and some of them geocache.

 

Light sensors, motion sensors, microswitches, all the toys a geogeek could want.

 

So far none of us have has been raiding the stock room. I think. :D It probably is just a matter of time. ;)

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Huh... I found a specimen container in a cache once, but I didn't think of recycling it as a micro, I just got sort of yukked out. Couldn't tell if it was new or used.... Anyway, every sealable container looks like a cache container, and every hollow tree, park bench, lamppost, stand of trees, wooden bridge over a creek, guard rail, oh you get the idea, looks like a hiding spot. ;)

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every hollow tree, park bench, lamppost, stand of trees, wooden bridge over a creek, guard rail, oh you get the idea, looks like a hiding spot. ;)
lamppost??? Oh, dear goodness, say it isn't so!!!

 

I also work in the health field, and the diabetes test strip cases are wonderful--my favorite brand are black and water tight.

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