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I'm betting that these will be banned shortly too due to the "No transporting firewood" laws that are starting to pop up like in Michigan.
What the heck? Why can't you transport firewood? How else do you get it from the wood lot to your house? :P
How is cache camo supposed to be firewood, anyway?

 

Personally, I don't believe in laws that could never be enforced, but I'd love to take a read of that one.

 

We have some DNR regulations regarding firewood-no laws yet. From what I read it has to do with an invasive insect - found mainly in Michigan and Ohio. I found this from Maryland DNR.

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Cache cammo isn't firewood, but it could, conceivably, carry the bugs they may be worried about. That's what caused the destruction of many of the Elms around here... Wikipedia says, "Dutch elm disease is a fungal disease of elm trees which is spread by the elm bark beetle. Although believed to be originally native to Asia, it has been accidentally introduced into America and Europe, where it has devastated native populations of elms which had not had the opportunity to evolve resistance to the disease."

 

I'm agreeing with ImJustAGirl--it's about the bugs, not the wood. (I posted my reply before I finished reading to the end.)

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I'm betting that these will be banned shortly too due to the "No transporting firewood" laws that are starting to pop up like in Michigan.
What the heck? Why can't you transport firewood? How else do you get it from the wood lot to your house? :P
How is cache camo supposed to be firewood, anyway?

 

Personally, I don't believe in laws that could never be enforced, but I'd love to take a read of that one.

 

The State of Michigan is trying to stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. You can read about it here. I haven't heard of anyone being pulled over and checked but I have seen the state police checking vehicles at rest areas and at the Mackinaw bridge. You can be fined $1,000.00 to $250,000.00 for transporting ash wood outside of the quarantined area.

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Cache cammo isn't firewood, but it could, conceivably, carry the bugs they may be worried about. That's what caused the destruction of many of the Elms around here--

 

Per Wikipedia: Dutch elm disease is a fungal disease of elm trees which is spread by the elm bark beetle. Although believed to be originally native to Asia, it has been accidentally introduced into America and Europe, where it has devastated native populations of elms which had not had the opportunity to evolve resistance to the disease.

 

I'm guessing it's about the bugs--not the wood.

That's correct. It is the bugs. The Emeral Ash Borer is a big problem around here right now.

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Cache cammo isn't firewood, but it could, conceivably, carry the bugs they may be worried about. That's what caused the destruction of many of the Elms around here... Wikipedia says, "Dutch elm disease is a fungal disease of elm trees which is spread by the elm bark beetle. Although believed to be originally native to Asia, it has been accidentally introduced into America and Europe, where it has devastated native populations of elms which had not had the opportunity to evolve resistance to the disease."

 

I'm agreeing with ImJustAGirl--it's about the bugs, not the wood. (I posted my reply before I finished reading to the end.)

 

I agree with you, but knowing some stunts DNR pulls in this state I would not at all be shocked if given the opportunity would take a cache like this if it violated the firewood rules.

 

I haven't read through the DNR listing, not sure what they are actively enforcing or not enforcing, but I could see them saying essentially "call it what you want, it's firewood in my eyes".

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Cache cammo isn't firewood, but it could, conceivably, carry the bugs they may be worried about. That's what caused the destruction of many of the Elms around here... Wikipedia says, "Dutch elm disease is a fungal disease of elm trees which is spread by the elm bark beetle. Although believed to be originally native to Asia, it has been accidentally introduced into America and Europe, where it has devastated native populations of elms which had not had the opportunity to evolve resistance to the disease."

 

I'm agreeing with ImJustAGirl--it's about the bugs, not the wood. (I posted my reply before I finished reading to the end.)

 

Besides, Dutch Elm disease gives us those delicious morel mushroom!!

 

(just kidding... NOT worth the tradeoff!)

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OK, I've had this one sitting around the house for at least a year. I've asked enough cachers around here for ideas of where to place it that even if I did find a place, half of the local cachers would recognize it on the spot. But more importantly, I really don't think that I'll ever find an appropriate place to hide this delicious little nugget, so I'm finally going to show it here. I found this gauge on the ground while looking for a cache nearby. I immediately recognized the possibilities (but not the problems finding a place to hide it) and stuck it in my pocket. Here is the result.

 

The front:

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The back:

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The secret (a nano log is under the red "button". Two supermagnets hold the faceplate in place.):

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(If anyone seriously thinks that they have the perfect place to hide this, drop me an email and we'll discuss it)

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hey

just a suggestion

that cache would blend pretty well near a fountain or fake river or something like that

stick it on the end of a short pipe and secure it near a pump of peice of equipment and it would really blend

 

Thanks, but I've had plenty of speculative ideas... which is why I created it in the first place. The problem is finding a real place where it really blends in, and where you can really put a cache. Very few public places around me have any equipment like that in them.

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Thanks, but I've had plenty of speculative ideas... which is why I created it in the first place. The problem is finding a real place where it really blends in, and where you can really put a cache. Very few public places around me have any equipment like that in them.

Am I correct in assuming that you are seeking a cacher that knows of a specific place that they CAN and WILL hide it, and that you would send it to said person, after you have assurance of its placement in such a location?

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I've spent the last week browsing through this thread, and I am still only on page 20.... less than half way through!

 

My question is has anyone ever tried cutting a railroad tie? I was thinking of cutting the top inch, lengthwise off a railroad tie, and hinging it. Then using a router or something similar to hollow out a cavity. My woodshop is pretty limited, though, and I am wondering if the creosote in teh tie would render it almost impossible to cut/router at this point? Does anyone know if this would require a special saw? The router bits that I have seen don't seem like they would dig a deep cavity. I'd like to hide a "large" cache along a local Rails-to-Trails, but there isn't much to hide it in... and I don't want to make it ridiculously simple.

 

Thanks!

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I've spent the last week browsing through this thread, and I am still only on page 20.... less than half way through!

My question is has anyone ever tried cutting a railroad tie? I was thinking of cutting the top inch, lengthwise off a railroad tie, and hinging it. Then using a router or something similar to hollow out a cavity. My woodshop is pretty limited, though, and I am wondering if the creosote in teh tie would render it almost impossible to cut/router at this point? Does anyone know if this would require a special saw? The router bits that I have seen don't seem like they would dig a deep cavity. I'd like to hide a "large" cache along a local Rails-to-Trails, but there isn't much to hide it in... and I don't want to make it ridiculously simple.

 

Thanks!

Speaking from personal experience(not a good one) I worked with a railroad tie, hollowing it out(to use as a planter). I became very very ill due to the creosote.

plus creosote is bad for the environment, so i'll be staying away from it and logs/ties treated with it, in the future.

We've had a number of problems up here in the pacific nw with creosote logs washing up on shore in the sound, and causing issues.

so yah, I'd stay away from them, but that's just my opinion. you may get others.

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I can't seem to figure out the html required to post images here, but below is a link to an image -

 

Funniest cache I have yet found - Great Pumpkin - very realistic imitation pumpkin except how out of place it looks in Florida scrub maritime forest near the marsh and ocean.

 

Any help with proper formatting to post images will be appreciated.

 

Hops

 

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Here are a few Decon Containers I camouflaged:

 

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Kit, what kind of glue have you had success with on your decon kits? One of my more recent attemps involved cutting up camo burlap into 1"x3" strips, and attaching them in layers with a hot glue gun, so the upper layer(s) overlap the lower layer(s) and hang free. After it hangs outside for a week or so seasoning, I pluck out several rows of the horizontal threads. I haven't experienced it personally, but someone I know mentioned the hot glue will get brittle.

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Hi Riff - knothead64 did a bunch of camo'ed decons using burlap - similar to what you've pictured. They aged in nicely, but the flexing of the decon and the rotting of the burlap means they have about a 1 seasons life expectancy.

Although the assorted crud that remains on the decon supports mold and misc fungi, so they're still camo'ed. A couple of them still out (3 years). Just not as originally camo'd. He was using a glue gun.

His bark creations failed fast. The bark just won't flex enough - and cachers have to grab the body and work the lid off....

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OK, I've had this one sitting around the house for at least a year. I've asked enough cachers around here for ideas of where to place it that even if I did find a place, half of the local cachers would recognize it on the spot. But more importantly, I really don't think that I'll ever find an appropriate place to hide this delicious little nugget, so I'm finally going to show it here. I found this gauge on the ground while looking for a cache nearby. I immediately recognized the possibilities (but not the problems finding a place to hide it) and stuck it in my pocket. Here is the result.

 

The front:

5e701955-fb5c-40e8-ac7c-348fb2a92200.jpg

 

The back:

15766e07-9c03-479b-bd4f-a87209798c06.jpg

 

The secret (a nano log is under the red "button". Two supermagnets hold the faceplate in place.):

409d9fe0-41c7-498d-8feb-8affc386e747.jpg

 

(If anyone seriously thinks that they have the perfect place to hide this, drop me an email and we'll discuss it)

 

Very intersesting.

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(If anyone seriously thinks that they have the perfect place to hide this, drop me an email and we'll discuss it)

Just thinkin' out loud:

Grind off the threads, then drill out the base and insert/glue another rare earth magnet into the hole. Find one of those big pipes that seem to blossom around strip malls. The 12" pipe that comes out of the ground, goes to a valve, then returns into the ground? Those things typically bristle with odd, dead end fittings that you could slip that gauge into.

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5e701955-fb5c-40e8-ac7c-348fb2a92200.jpg

(If anyone seriously thinks that they have the perfect place to hide this, drop me an email and we'll discuss it)

Just thinkin' out loud:

Grind off the threads, then drill out the base and insert/glue another rare earth magnet into the hole. Find one of those big pipes that seem to blossom around strip malls. The 12" pipe that comes out of the ground, goes to a valve, then returns into the ground? Those things typically bristle with odd, dead end fittings that you could slip that gauge into.

 

How about just a piece of PVC U shaped into and out of the ground...looks kind of like a gas pipe...with the guage right at the top in the middle...could place that anywhere!

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hey

just a suggestion

that cache would blend pretty well near a fountain or fake river or something like that

stick it on the end of a short pipe and secure it near a pump of peice of equipment and it would really blend

 

Thanks, but I've had plenty of speculative ideas... which is why I created it in the first place. The problem is finding a real place where it really blends in, and where you can really put a cache. Very few public places around me have any equipment like that in them.

 

The problem is that the threads would need to have the appearance of being connected to something. Unless the container was made to fit in with some scrap heap or junk yard kind of scenario.

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The problem is that the threads would need to have the appearance of being connected to something. Unless the container was made to fit in with some scrap heap or junk yard kind of scenario.

 

Yeah, we have this old gas station in town with a couple rusted gas pumps and other things around that something like this would blend in with nicely without even needing to attach directly to something...it's privately owned, so would have to see if I could get permission.

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Here are a few Decon Containers I camouflaged:

 

th_Decon-Containers.jpg

Kit, what kind of glue have you had success with on your decon kits? One of my more recent attemps involved cutting up camo burlap into 1"x3" strips, and attaching them in layers with a hot glue gun, so the upper layer(s) overlap the lower layer(s) and hang free. After it hangs outside for a week or so seasoning, I pluck out several rows of the horizontal threads. I haven't experienced it personally, but someone I know mentioned the hot glue will get brittle.

 

Sorry I have not followed this thread in quite awhile. I used Liquid Nails.

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I have a hide called "A Micro in The Woods". This post will pretty much give away the secret, but that's the way it goes...

 

Here's the "micro" container:

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Now that is far more interesting than donating it to the recycling place. :o:D:laughing::laughing::P:P:D

 

im gonna have to make one of these puppies

thats too awesome!

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This is a particularly disgusting moving cache I have on some other listing place:

 

N00DF4 - It Rolls Downhill

 

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It is made of sculpey clay (www.sculpey.com), painted with rust-color and black automotive primer. The texturing was done using a ball of aluminum foil.

 

The design, well my two dogs helped me with some prototype ideas out in the backyard...

 

:laughing:

 

Disgusting yes but I don't think anyone will mess with it. :laughing:

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