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Birdsong-n-Bud

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Okay, this is something I've been wanting to ask for months.

 

If I have a container that is technically a micro (film can or even smaller) but it is tucked inside a container (say, a rubber toy or doll--- or the traditional rock cache) that is the actual item someone has to find...

 

is this a "micro" or a "small" container? My heart of heart wants to call it "small"?

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Good question. Do we care about the size because we want to know how big the item we are looking for is, or is it because we want to know if we can fit certain sized trade items in it?

 

I'd say the former is porbably the more important factor for most people, so I'd call it a small, but put a note on the page saying that only very small trade items will fit, or that its a log only.

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Ditto. I use container size to visually edit possible hiding spaces. If you say micro, and I see something larger, I may not check it out. I would call in a small, with no room for trades. A local cacher has hidden "a pint-sized container with no room for trades." I'm thinking it is squished, but still haven't found it. :laughing: But I know it isn't a micro.

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Does that then mean that if you hide a micro in a tree that you call it a large with no room for trades?

 

I think container size is the container size, not the size of whatever you hid it in.

But in your case, the container is the micro, not the tree. Picture it this way, i take a film can and coat it in concrete to make a fake rock. Finished, it's the side of a small tupperware container. Now the cache is "small" because the whole thing is what's hidden (in a big rock field for instance) but there's no room for trades because the cavity in it is just the size of a film canister.

 

I'd list it as small, with a "no room for trade items" or "log only" or something similar on the cache page.

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When i see 'micro' I figure it's hidden in or on 'something', so I look for places I would hide a micro size container. If I see 'small' I'm looking for places a small container would fit. I'd more than likely ignore a small rock if I thought I was looking for something larger than an altoids tin.

It is a good question, and so far, I seem to be in the minority.

 

Wulf

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When i see 'micro' I figure it's hidden in or on 'something', so I look for places I would hide a micro size container. If I see 'small' I'm looking for places a small container would fit. I'd more than likely ignore a small rock if I thought I was looking for something larger than an altoids tin.

It is a good question, and so far, I seem to be in the minority.

 

Wulf

That's what I was going to say. If it were small I'd looks in a hollow tree, under a pile of rocks, or in a log. If it were a micro I'd look in much smaller places (like lodged in a rock).

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Call it a "container inside container" small cache. We found one of these this weekend-- it was two film canisters inside a small box that was very cleverly camouflaged. On the cache page, the owner had described it as a "container in container" cache, so you'd know you wouldn't have room for small-cache trade items, but that you also weren't looking for a tiny tiny cache.

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