+Crafty Turtle Posted May 31, 2010 Share Posted May 31, 2010 I know this a well-thrashed issue, but I am desperately running round trying to find a spot to drop off a travel bug. TBs aren't always teensy: some need at least a 200ml (6 oz) container. So I do a search, and find a "small" cache, and off I go, only to find the actual containment size is barely 40 ml (1.5 ounces), which the TB will NOT fit in. Why is this (and so many others) classed as "small"? It should be micro. Ironically, my first ever find is about 300 metres away, is classed as "small", and is a one-litre (about a quart) container. 25 times the size! According to the guidelines: Cache Sizes These sizes apply to all caches that have a physical container. Micro (35 mm film canister or smaller – less than approximately 3 ounces or .1 L – typically containing only a logbook or a logsheet) Small (sandwich-sized plastic container or similar – less than approximately 1 quart or 1 L – holds trade items as well as a logbook) Regular (plastic container or ammo can about the size of a shoebox) Large (5 gallon/20 L bucket or larger) noting there's a big gap between 3 ounces and 1 quart. So I'm thinking here's the confusion: A CO says "I've seen caches way smaller then this, so I'll call mine small". But around my town, a micro is anything that is only big enough for a logbook and maybe a pencil. It doesn't have to be a pin-head nano, it could be a magnetic key-hider. Now, dropping off a TB is just one reason for wanting a bigger box, and I'm sure there's many more, So how oh how do I filter out "I lied about the size to avoid scaring you off" from genuine decent sized caches? I'm gonna take TBs less and less if I get frustrated with finding caches to drop them off along the way. Quote Link to comment
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