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You know those pine cone caches with a nano in them, hanging in a pine tree? :)

They usually take us forever to find!

 

Well, here's my version that I hope will make folks smile.

I think I'll even reveal in the cache description that it is a dreaded "pine cone" cache. :rolleyes:

 

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Pop can is for size reference.

I still have to paint the end of the bison tube, and tether it to the pine cone.

My plan is to have it suspended high on mono filament line that you would have to find in order to lower it.

 

I don't know how it will stand up, but time will tell.

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This is what I started with:

 

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I epoxied the magnets to the inside of the switch box, and I drilled a hole in the front plate so it will swing open. I epoxied a small strip of metal to the base to act as a stopper for the swinging plate.

 

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Cool idea but isn't there a rule that says caches cannot simulate or be placed on electrical equipment?

 

Can you provide a link to this rule?

 

If there is a rule about this type of container or other hides in & around Electrical Boxes?? Then there is a crap load on CO's in our area in a heap of trouble,,lol

 

Even if there isn't a rule, these types are not necessarily a good idea. What's to stop a kid from poking around in real electrical boxes that have live wires attached to them? Me personally, I wouldn't want that possibility on my conscience.

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THIS THREAD IS ABOUT COOL CACHE CONTAINERS.

 

WHILE I RESPECT AND ABIDE BY Groundspeak POLICY, WE DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT REHASHED HERE over and over again everytime someone posts what they percieve as a cool container. So please keep your opinions about electrical hides, buried hides, this hide, and that hide, to some other thread.

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THIS THREAD IS ABOUT COOL CACHE CONTAINERS.

 

WHILE I RESPECT AND ABIDE BY Groundspeak POLICY, WE DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT REHASHED HERE over and over again everytime someone posts what they percieve as a cool container. So please keep your opinions about electrical hides, buried hides, this hide, and that hide, to some other thread.

 

THANK YOU :rolleyes:

 

I'm torn on this one. On one hand I'd not like to see endless debate in this thread. On the other I don't want to see someone come in here and think "Wow! What a cool cache. I think I'll copy it." only to find out later that there are known issues that will cause them trouble.

 

What would be more helpful would be if someone posts a cache that has some debated issue or is a violation of the rules guidelines post a link to a thread that details the issues. Problem is that there is no way to get everyone on board with it and it won't be left at that.

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Here is one I've been working on. This is not deployed yet. For the description, I was just going to put something like, "log book is in camo film container..."

 

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Don't mean to be a negative nelly, but I think I would probably skip something like this. Just my opinion.

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So, you really, really mean to tell me that if you had gone through whatever it took to find the cache, if you saw something like that you'd just turn and walk away?

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Well my thought of walking away, is alot better than the guy who would change the location of the log, and then report it as needing maintenance. But yea honestly, I would chalk it up as a nice hike, which I like to do, and leave it as is. Something like this just wouldn't be fun to me. This isn't really even creative. And again, just my opinion. If this is your thing, thats great. hehe

 

I had a similar cache with a 4' 4" x 4" and 100 containers, marked 1-100, attached. It was called Lucky Number. People would find the log and replace it in their lucky number. (My lucky number was 3.) It was listed as a Micro, and perhaps a few people did NOT go looking for it because it was a micro...but I heard great things from everyone who found it. Truth is, there's no pleasing everyone. But I appreciate the effort they went to making this! Well done...

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I put out a cache in a neat unexplored cave I found. It was themed around Indiana Jones and The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. The cave is pretty big. 25 feet deep and 5 feet wide and 25-30 feet long. We had to lower the cache in from the roof with a rope. There are a few ways in.

 

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I put out a cache in a neat unexplored cave I found. It was themed around Indiana Jones and The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. The cave is pretty big. 25 feet deep and 5 feet wide and 25-30 feet long. We had to lower the cache in from the roof with a rope. There are a few ways in. <images snipped>

 

 

Thats awesome!

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i live about 5miles from an old air force base that has since become a public area. when they decomissioned the base and opened it to the public, they left alot of the aiplanes that were on display standing. i really wanted to place a cache near the f15 thats on display. i happened to be with my father the day i was placing it, and he use to work on f15s in the air force.

 

he showed me all kinds of cool hidey holes ON the f15. so needless to say, i have an f15 geocache container now. :D

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THIS THREAD IS ABOUT COOL CACHE CONTAINERS.

 

WHILE I RESPECT AND ABIDE BY Groundspeak POLICY, WE DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT REHASHED HERE over and over again everytime someone posts what they percieve as a cool container. So please keep your opinions about electrical hides, buried hides, this hide, and that hide, to some other thread.

 

I hear your point of view, but I don't agree with it, neither do I agree with your authority to tell us what to post or not post.

 

I agree with GOF, that it is important for people who see these containers to know the issues involved with them.

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As an electrician for almost 22 years now,it is nearly impossible to open anything electrically energized(powered up) without tools. You can not open an electrical panel to exposed wires without tools and turning the panel or equipment off first.

 

I guess everyone hasn't seen this yet.

 

http://johnnygeo-blog.blogspot.com/

 

It's a blog by an electrician talking about the dangers of caching around electrical boxes.

This is just meant so people can be aware and therefore be safer.

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THIS THREAD IS ABOUT COOL CACHE CONTAINERS.

 

WHILE I RESPECT AND ABIDE BY Groundspeak POLICY, WE DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT REHASHED HERE over and over again everytime someone posts what they percieve as a cool container. So please keep your opinions about electrical hides, buried hides, this hide, and that hide, to some other thread.

 

I hear your point of view, but I don't agree with it, neither do I agree with your authority to tell us what to post or not post.

 

I agree with GOF, that it is important for people who see these containers to know the issues involved with them.

 

Your claim that I am acting as an authority is laughable. My post was a request in order to keep this thread alive. If you see a container that may come with issues, please do spin off a new thread articulating your point of view.

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Wow!

 

Let me tell you if I found this I would be favouriting it.

 

Couple questions

 

First: Did you place this there?

 

Second: If you did not repurpose an abandoned artifact in situ, where does one go to find things of this sterling character?

 

Third: The child looks a bit too large for the cache to comfortably wait to be found, I have read about the leaving of hamsters which may also be frowned upon same as leaving children, though maybe not as confining.

 

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Wow!

 

Let me tell you if I found this I would be favouriting it.

 

Couple questions

 

First: Did you place this there?

 

Second: If you did not repurpose an abandoned artifact in situ, where does one go to find things of this sterling character?

 

Third: The child looks a bit too large for the cache to comfortably wait to be found, I have read about the leaving of hamsters which may also be frowned upon same as leaving children, though maybe not as confining.

 

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Child not included

 

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Dang I wish there was a like button here!!

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Found an excellent cache that is brand new to our area (and from a pretty new cacher) that is absolutely gorgeous. I have seen some examples of it in this thread but this was the best one that I have ever seen. It is GC2MD8E Hangin Out On Matheson, I won't post a pic out of respect for the CO, but if you can make the visit to this cache, it is worth it just to see the craftsmanship!

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We were driving home the other day and came across this guy, obviously a cacher, transporting his cammoed cache container to its hiding spot. Followed for a little while but had to turn off. Wonder where he intends to hide it.

Probably under some bridge.

 

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THAT'S THE BIGGEST DANG BISON TUBE I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!!

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Some of this is just amazing......fake poo...eeew...fake books, fake rocks, cache machines, I am just in awe I don't even know if I want to encounter this type of creativity, bolts hidden for example could be a very frustrating cache to find or lamented leaves....you peoples are just scary hehehe.

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Now that I've had a few finders, I'll go ahead and post some pics from my latest cache.

 

-------- SPOILER PICTURES IF YOU'RE HUNTING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS --------

 

(there, you've been warned)

 

Hopefully the bomb squad won't be called for this one. :rolleyes:

 

What seekers find at the coordinates:

 

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Then once they look around a bit, they see this in the tree:

 

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A view going up:

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And with it open:

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It's been getting nice reviews from the folks who have found it so far.

 

coolest thing I have ever seen I just had to say, that is awesome.

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This is not a cache of my own, nor is it a cache that I have found. I read about it here in the forums a number of years ago, and until today, had forgotten about it. But I think that it is too unique to let it get lost in the archives!

 

The now archived cache was a multi-cache called Baby Talk (GC41E2). From what I think I remember reading, the first stage was a bell on or near a fence. When you rang the bell, a pair of llamas came wandering on over to see if there was any yummy treats to be had.

 

Around the neck of one of the llamas was the next stage:

 

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I hope the information I've given is reasonably accurate, but, of course, I'd welcome any corrections or additional information.

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That llama looks like a guy I went to Iraq with.

 

I've delayed putting out my fake skull geocache in the spot I found for it, because the little boy who was murdered by his stepmom in the area has yet to be found, and I don't want to upset searchers by having them find a geocache that looks like a skull.

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This is not a cache of my own, nor is it a cache that I have found. I read about it here in the forums a number of years ago, and until today, had forgotten about it. But I think that it is too unique to let it get lost in the archives!

 

The now archived cache was a multi-cache called Baby Talk (GC41E2). From what I think I remember reading, the first stage was a bell on or near a fence. When you rang the bell, a pair of llamas came wandering on over to see if there was any yummy treats to be had.

 

Around the neck of one of the llamas was the next stage:

 

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I hope the information I've given is reasonably accurate, but, of course, I'd welcome any corrections or additional information.

 

I read about someone finding that somewhere around here. It seems to me that there was a bucket of "Llama treats" to use to attract them. Interesting way to get someone else to feed your animals :P

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Wow!

 

Let me tell you if I found this I would be favouriting it.

 

Couple questions

 

First: Did you place this there?

 

Second: If you did not repurpose an abandoned artifact in situ, where does one go to find things of this sterling character?

 

Third: The child looks a bit too large for the cache to comfortably wait to be found, I have read about the leaving of hamsters which may also be frowned upon same as leaving children, though maybe not as confining.

 

First: Yes, this is mine

Second: It helps working for a municipality that is replacing these with stainless steel ones and doesn't mind donating a few. Yes, I acquired them legally.

Third: Although the child was initially a tight fit after a few days of not eating he fit in quite nicely.

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