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At Walmart here, they're $1.97 each. I'm hoping for something cheaper as I need to buy at least 30 of them. Less than $1 would be great.

 

Anyone found a good deal for these? TIA.

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Match containers=micro=not a real "cache"=WHY bother

 

as far as Groundspeak is concerned, and myself, a micro IS a real cache

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I picked up a few the other day at my local WalMart for $0.89 each (Louisiana)

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From my experience with my own caches, once the O-ring on these matchstick containers and the Lee Valley bison tubes fail, you no longer have a waterproof container. I began replacing the LV bison tubes with match stick containers and much to my chagrin have found that I need to replace them as well.

 

Just my 2 cents worth.

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From my experience with my own caches, once the O-ring on these matchstick containers and the Lee Valley bison tubes fail, you no longer have a waterproof container. I began replacing the LV bison tubes with match stick containers and much to my chagrin have found that I need to replace them as well.

 

Just my 2 cents worth.

 

we have quite a few of this kind out there and none have failed

 

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A good waterproof micro container that has made its way north of the border is the 'soda tube' cache. These are pop bottles before they're expanded. They are smooth enough for a cache ID sticker and long enough to hold a geo-stick/pencil, which the match containers aren't. They also don't require an o-ring.

 

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A good waterproof micro container that has made its way north of the border is the 'soda tube' cache. These are pop bottles before they're expanded. They are smooth enough for a cache ID sticker and long enough to hold a geo-stick/pencil, which the match containers aren't. They also don't require an o-ring.

 

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I've had one of these in play for almost 2 years now and the log has been dry since day 1. I was at a water bottling plant and they gave me a couple as samples. I might go back and offer to purchase a bulk order and see what they say...

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Message sent to the OP. They will be receiving 50 of my supercalifragilisticexpialidocious containers in the near future(for free). Merry Christmas! To be used only for the forces of Good!

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Match containers=micro=not a real "cache"=WHY bother

 

Because, specifically, I am using these to put inside fake fruits/vegggies/animals, it is a series I am doing.

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In our part of Canada (Toronto, Ontario) we had a new outdoor equipment chain store open called SAIL. Found the match stick containers there for $.98

 

SAIL has a store just east and north of the GTA but I'm sure there elsewhare in Canada too

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In our part of Canada (Toronto, Ontario) we had a new outdoor equipment chain store open called SAIL. Found the match stick containers there for $.98

 

SAIL has a store just east and north of the GTA but I'm sure there elsewhare in Canada too

 

http://www.sail.ca/en/our-stores/

 

GPS coords listed for each location.

 

Quebec: Beloeil, Brossard, Laval, Quebec

Ontario: Oshawa, Ottawa, Vaughan

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Mountain Equipment Co-Op sells the orange ones t4e posted above for under $1.00.

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