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Geocaching Fact Sheets - Number 2.


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I thought it would be a useful idea, to collect useful snippets of caching advice, which I'll put together as an A4 page as a PDF which could then be printed out or read onscreen as required.

 

I'm looking for short, useful hints and tips and ONLY on the topic of Cache Containers. (So, just about containers, not about hiding them - that's a separate topic)

 

so something like:

Confucius say "Recycling used Chinese takeaway containers is false economy, they very soon let water in"

(Confucius)

 

Please include your caching name in brackets at the end, so as to make it a single Cut and Paste operation!

 

I'll release the finished articles under a Creative Commons licence, so everyone can use/edit them as they wish.

 

Stands back and awaits a flood of useful hints!

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Lock and lock type boxes are excellent containers, are reasonably priced, come in all shapes and sizes and are available from most major supermarkets in one form or other. MaxKim.

 

Truly magnificent cache box's are Ammunition Box's :anicute: they cost a little more and can be harder to find but always worth the effort... (Gerrits)

 

Always try and places a larger Cache when ever possible (Gerrits)

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Instead of leaving the mandatory Geocaching 'note' loose in the cache where it can get tatty, soggy or even blow away, print it out to the size of your cache container lid and use lashings of PVA glue to stick it into the inside. When dry, paint lots of PVA glue over the printed side also. Now leave for 24 hours (PVA goes goes clear when dry) and you'll have a waterproof note that won't deteriorate, get soggy or go missing.

(Ian1959)

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Lock and lock type boxes are excellent containers, are reasonably priced, come in all shapes and sizes and are available from most major supermarkets in one form or other. MaxKim.

 

The cheap ones from pound shops usually let in water - Especially the pink/red seal ones as the tabs don't pull on to the locking bits enough to make the seal. - You pay for what you get. Remember these containers have to contend with our worst/best weather 365. You don't want to have to continually replace sodden logbooks. Djinnsplace

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Lock and lock type boxes are excellent containers, are reasonably priced, come in all shapes and sizes and are available from most major supermarkets in one form or other. MaxKim.

 

The cheap ones from pound shops usually let in water - Especially the pink/red seal ones as the tabs don't pull on to the locking bits enough to make the seal. - You pay for what you get. Remember these containers have to contend with our worst/best weather 365. You don't want to have to continually replace sodden logbooks. Djinnsplace

 

The cheap lock and locks and screw top containers from P****land (where everything's a pound - yes, a pound!) actually work very well. I've had half a dozen or so out for a couple of years with no problems (so far........) [keehotee]

 

 

Edited to remove name of store where everything's a pound - yes, a pound!

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Instead of leaving the mandatory Geocaching 'note' loose in the cache where it can get tatty, soggy or even blow away, print it out to the size of your cache container lid and use lashings of PVA glue to stick it into the inside. When dry, paint lots of PVA glue over the printed side also. Now leave for 24 hours (PVA goes goes clear when dry) and you'll have a waterproof note that won't deteriorate, get soggy or go missing.

(Ian1959)

 

I disagree. When PVA sets it can become brittle in dry conditions. In damp conditions it can go soggy, slimy and mouldy.

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Instead of leaving the mandatory Geocaching 'note' loose in the cache where it can get tatty, soggy or even blow away, print it out to the size of your cache container lid and use lashings of PVA glue to stick it into the inside. When dry, paint lots of PVA glue over the printed side also. Now leave for 24 hours (PVA goes goes clear when dry) and you'll have a waterproof note that won't deteriorate, get soggy or go missing.

(Ian1959)

 

I disagree. When PVA sets it can become brittle in dry conditions. In damp conditions it can go soggy, slimy and mouldy.

 

Laminate them and then use some good double sided tape to stick them inside the lid or even better make the note the same size as the cover of the log book and stick it on there..

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Lock and lock type boxes are excellent containers, are reasonably priced, come in all shapes and sizes and are available from most major supermarkets in one form or other. MaxKim.

 

Truly magnificent cache box's are Ammunition Box's B) they cost a little more and can be harder to find but always worth the effort... (Gerrits)

 

Always try and places a larger Cache when ever possible (Gerrits)

 

Size isn't everything :anicute: (uktim)

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Instead of leaving the mandatory Geocaching 'note' loose in the cache where it can get tatty, soggy or even blow away, print it out to the size of your cache container lid and use lashings of PVA glue to stick it into the inside. When dry, paint lots of PVA glue over the printed side also. Now leave for 24 hours (PVA goes goes clear when dry) and you'll have a waterproof note that won't deteriorate, get soggy or go missing.

(Ian1959)

 

I disagree. When PVA sets it can become brittle in dry conditions. In damp conditions it can go soggy, slimy and mouldy.

 

Laminate them and then use some good double sided tape to stick them inside the lid or even better make the note the same size as the cover of the log book and stick it on there..

 

On the same idea ... we've used clear sticky backed plastic on the "GEOCACHE CONTENTS HARMLESS" labels which are stuck to the inside of our clear tupperware boxes but so they can be read from the outside, cant see why you couldn't print on bothsides to include a stash note?

 

 

Bag it on the inside not the out!

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If you want great logs then provide a novel container. We build our caches around a story and provide a container consistent with that story e.g. a treasure chest if the cache is there because the story relates to burying treasure. Sometimes we need to provide an inner waterproof container if the outer one does not provide a perfect seal or merely “holds” the waterproof container.

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Instead of leaving the mandatory Geocaching 'note' loose in the cache where it can get tatty, soggy or even blow away, print it out to the size of your cache container lid and use lashings of PVA glue to stick it into the inside. When dry, paint lots of PVA glue over the printed side also. Now leave for 24 hours (PVA goes goes clear when dry) and you'll have a waterproof note that won't deteriorate, get soggy or go missing.

(Ian1959)

 

I disagree. When PVA sets it can become brittle in dry conditions. In damp conditions it can go soggy, slimy and mouldy.

 

Laminate them and then use some good double sided tape to stick them inside the lid or even better make the note the same size as the cover of the log book and stick it on there..

 

We use Self adhesive lamination pouches when we remember ! (MandL)

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