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Hiding a new Geocache

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Hey all. Was wondering if in a Cache if I put small pill bottles with paracord and log paper in each and hiding it in a bigger cache if this is a wise idea. Sort of for the person to take and hide. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?

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Ready-to-hide cache containers are fine as trade items in a larger cache. However, you cannot create a "seed cache" where finders are required (or even strongly encouraged) to hide a new cache after finding yours.

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I see such trades often in some areas.

 

However, most pill bottles are leaky and do not hold up well in the long run.

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Is it considered a seed cache if In say a coffee tin I put say 3 pill bottle all painted with some paracord have it as a trade. Not telling them to but having it there for like a new person or a person wanting to hide one.

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No, a 'seed cache' was a cache that required finders to take a container from inside of it and hide it within some fixed period of time in order to log a find.

 

Giving away containers without any expectations of a new hide is just fine.

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Is it considered a seed cache if In say a coffee tin I put say 3 pill bottle all painted with some paracord have it as a trade. Not telling them to but having it there for like a new person or a person wanting to hide one.
No. But neither coffee tins nor pill bottles are good geocache containers.

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im going to put them in a place thats dry. It will be for the summer then during wet season take them down and disable the cache until it drys up.

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im going to put them in a place thats dry.

You'd be amazed how much moisture can find its way into a cache container, even if it's in a spot you think is dry. Temperature and pressure changes can allow air to move in and out of the container, and moisture can condense out of the air inside the container.

 

I don't know what conditions are like in your area, but if you've seen other containers hidden in the same way that are fine, then go right ahead.

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As others have said, your choice in containers is bad, sorry, and not well thought about. Your "seasons" or weather notwithstanding, they are going to get wet inside and turn out as soooooooo many others. Just plain junk.

It takes but one soaking to ruin the log and whatever else may be inside. Have you found any with moldy logs yet? It's a thrill.

 

Sounds tough, but it was meant to be.

Just look through the forums and see how many threads there are about bad cache containers.

 

As far as supplying containers for other cachers, well.... why not try this approach? --

If you have an overload of pill bottles and you wish to use them, put a plastic shopping bag into each one (they most always fit) and leave them in the cache so others would have a bag for CITO and carrying out some trash wherever they go?

 

It's a pretty good use of containers that otherwise are bad for anything but pills.

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