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As much as most hate nanos there is a place for them. GC1M520

 

We found an really cool small corner cemetery with an open iron gate. When placed back properly the nano looks like another bolt head. And it can be found by wheelchair cachers.

 

This is the kind of place I'd like to be brought to, an interesting place that we've driven by many times without ever noticing.

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Finding them is one problem. Rolling up that silly little log in a way that it fits back into that container is maddening in itself. Especially if one puts it back damp before you. And then you're standing out in the middle of the woods trying to hold these two little pieces of metal so they don't go careening off the cliff and you're cold because it's not exactly warm out and you can't feel your fingers trying to roll the worlds smallest thingy and stuff it back in there... It's a small miracle more of these just don't get thrown into oblivion.

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I recommend ebay or the site posted above. I don't know why there is all the hate against nano's. I actually really like finding those. They are the most difficult traditional cache in my opinion. They are pretty evil, but I get more satisfaction finding them.

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Finding them is one problem. Rolling up that silly little log in a way that it fits back into that container is maddening in itself. Especially if one puts it back damp before you. And then you're standing out in the middle of the woods trying to hold these two little pieces of metal so they don't go careening off the cliff and you're cold because it's not exactly warm out and you can't feel your fingers trying to roll the worlds smallest thingy and stuff it back in there... It's a small miracle more of these just don't get thrown into oblivion.

 

Woods? Woods? Why would any right-thinking CO hide a blinkie in the woods? I've seen film cans and bison tubes in the woods, and wondered why they were placed. But a blinkie? That's just wrong, wrong, wrongity-wrong.

 

Although it may explain a couple of my DNFs.

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Woods? Woods? Why would any right-thinking CO hide a blinkie in the woods? I've seen film cans and bison tubes in the woods, and wondered why they were placed. But a blinkie? That's just wrong, wrong, wrongity-wrong.

 

Although it may explain a couple of my DNFs.

 

+2 :rolleyes::D

 

Strongly agree.

 

My ignore list is empty right now, but a nano in the woods would almost certainly change that. I'm not against any specific type of cache container, but I do think that a container should be suited to its surroundings. Urban environments make better use of the nano's features.

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Can't beat $15 for a gross though. But 144 blinkies is gross in more ways than one :D

 

that's for that extra special multi...

 

:D

WOW!!!....... a 144 stage multi.... :D Hmmmmmm................ :rolleyes:

 

Useful for a multi, but I'm probably too devious to use blinkies for something like that - I'll make you wish I used blinkies.

 

I've resisted placing them due to the high maintenance - logs only hold about 24 visits. If I place these somewhere, it's got to be close to home and close to home is already near saturation point for caches. I do have some plans for them, but just not straightforward blinkie on back of a stop sign sort of thing.

 

There's usually a premium to buying things which are advertised as 'caches' where you can save a lot of money by figuring out what they are and a supplier who moves stuff in bulk.

 

Those Therapak Medium Canisters, at about $2.50 (with shipping figured in) a pop are proving to be excellent caches. I bought 30 of them, which were shipped from Fischer Scientific and have camo painted them and hidden them from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. For inspiration - go surf on-line laboratory supply catalogs and let your imagination work out what you can hide and what modifications (paint, insert in bored out wood, etc.) is necessary for camo.

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Finding them is one problem. Rolling up that silly little log in a way that it fits back into that container is maddening in itself. Especially if one puts it back damp before you. And then you're standing out in the middle of the woods trying to hold these two little pieces of metal so they don't go careening off the cliff and you're cold because it's not exactly warm out and you can't feel your fingers trying to roll the worlds smallest thingy and stuff it back in there... It's a small miracle more of these just don't get thrown into oblivion.

 

Woods? Woods? Why would any right-thinking CO hide a blinkie in the woods? I've seen film cans and bison tubes in the woods, and wondered why they were placed. But a blinkie? That's just wrong, wrong, wrongity-wrong.

 

Although it may explain a couple of my DNFs.

A blinkie in the woods is outted pretty fast with a security style wand.

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Woods? Woods? Why would any right-thinking CO hide a blinkie in the woods? I've seen film cans and bison tubes in the woods, and wondered why they were placed. But a blinkie? That's just wrong, wrong, wrongity-wrong.

 

Although it may explain a couple of my DNFs.

 

+2 ;):)

 

Strongly agree.

 

My ignore list is empty right now, but a nano in the woods would almost certainly change that. I'm not against any specific type of cache container, but I do think that a container should be suited to its surroundings. Urban environments make better use of the nano's features.

 

After using numerous hints in the logs I found it using just my eyes and a couple trips out. Nano was stuck to a magnet glued higher up on a tree. Didn't find it remotely amusing as a shorter person and never expected to find it but did (still wasn't amused). Trying to find a nano in moderate tree cover in the woods with the GPSr not enthused about said tree cover was a whole other issue (as in which tree to look in).

 

I thought it was ridiculous. I know people like to put out "hard" caches but the fun was sucked right out of this one for me on 800 levels. Not the least of which was that, even as a girl, I don't have dainty girl hands. I have calloused squatty fingers and trying to manipulate that little lid on that little tube was obnoxious. It was a cold day which made it that much more difficult. And then trying to roll that moist little log back up and stuff it back into said tiny tube was dumb too.

 

There are a million ways to make a cache more difficult to find. It doesn't just have to be small. As such I screen out a lot of caches now that are micros in wooded areas because I just don't think it's that creative or amusing. However, I don't screen out "in the city" micro caches because I understand that in more populated areas (we really don't have "urban" here) that is the way to go.

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... a nano in the woods would almost certainly change that. I'm not against any specific type of cache container, but I do think that a container should be suited to its surroundings.

 

I have many micro and nano capsules hidden in the woods. The thing is, they are only "hidden" in the sense that muggles shouldn't discover them as they are off the beaten path. They are meant to be found by cachers and thus they are placed in plain sight with good coords.

 

That said, I don't particularly care for the blinkie containers. They are not waterproof. Even the ones that come with an o-ring, it is a super cheap o-ring that will break within the first dozen openings. No one can seem to figure out how to put the log in the cap first, so the log gets smashed and the lid isn't shut all the way, thus water gets in and it's all over. Most adults can't manipulate the log well enough to roll it up tight enough to fit back in.

 

I bought several of the good quality ones (built as a cache, not a converted blinkie canister) but I've only placed one of them. They have their place. It's just a matter of finding it.

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As much as most hate nanos there is a place for them. GC1M520

 

We found an really cool small corner cemetery with an open iron gate. When placed back properly the nano looks like another bolt head. And it can be found by wheelchair cachers.

 

This is the kind of place I'd like to be brought to, an interesting place that we've driven by many times without ever noticing.

 

Oh c'mon. People crack a few jokes, and this is somehow equated to "hate"?

 

However, I've always said thank the good Lord above that they cost a few dollars, and have to be mail ordered. REI aside. But it sounds like they ain't cheap there either. Thank you, REI, for that too. :)

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That's why I use a log rolling tool. Makes it extremey easy, and you can find them on ebay.

 

 

Finding them is one problem. Rolling up that silly little log in a way that it fits back into that container is maddening in itself. Especially if one puts it back damp before you. And then you're standing out in the middle of the woods trying to hold these two little pieces of metal so they don't go careening off the cliff and you're cold because it's not exactly warm out and you can't feel your fingers trying to roll the worlds smallest thingy and stuff it back in there... It's a small miracle more of these just don't get thrown into oblivion.

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There are a million ways to make a cache more difficult to find. It doesn't just have to be small. As such I screen out a lot of caches now that are micros in wooded areas because I just don't think it's that creative or amusing. However, I don't screen out "in the city" micro caches because I understand that in more populated areas (we really don't have "urban" here) that is the way to go.

 

LOL. I'm in Alaska. Depending on who you ask, we don't have urban, either.

 

I'd have been peeved with that hide, too. I'm short too, even for a girl. Luckily though, I can usually manage to roll up the logs - except in the wintertime. It's impossible to do with gloves on, and almost impossible with frozen fingers.

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There are a million ways to make a cache more difficult to find. It doesn't just have to be small. As such I screen out a lot of caches now that are micros in wooded areas because I just don't think it's that creative or amusing. However, I don't screen out "in the city" micro caches because I understand that in more populated areas (we really don't have "urban" here) that is the way to go.

 

LOL. I'm in Alaska. Depending on who you ask, we don't have urban, either.

 

I'd have been peeved with that hide, too. I'm short too, even for a girl. Luckily though, I can usually manage to roll up the logs - except in the wintertime. It's impossible to do with gloves on, and almost impossible with frozen fingers.

 

Try bringing pre-rolled logs. Just toss out the beat up crappy log and stick yours in its place. When you log your find online brag about having done maintenance on the cache.

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