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==Small Containers==
==Small Containers==

Revision as of 03:35, 15 August 2006

There are many different types of containers used to create geocaches. These containers can be categorized into four different groups, depending on the cache size: Micro, Small, Regular and Large.


Micro Containers

There are many different types of micro containers used in hiding a cache, some of these include:

  • Film cans
  • Bison Tubes
  • Magnetic Hide-A-Keys
  • Altoids tins (note that these have a nasty habit of leaking)
  • Pill bottles
  • Pill vials & holders
  • Tic-Tac containers
  • Breath-strips containers
  • Magnetic strips
  • Match holders
  • Others....

Small Containers

Cache containers that are not quite a micro container, nor as large as a regular sized container, are categorized as a small cache. Some small containers include:

  • Small Tupperware containers
  • Military decon containers
  • Small Lock-n-Lock containers
  • Small Rubbermaid containers(Seal-n-saver is best)
  • Small peanut butter jars
  • Others....

Regular Containers

Regular containers are containers that are large enough to hold a logbook and still have plenty of room left over for trade items. Some examples of regular sized cache containers are:

  • Ammo cans
  • Large peanut butter jars
  • Lock&Locks
  • Rubbermaid Plasticware
  • Others....

Large Containers

There are some cache containers that will not fall into any of the other categories because they are very large. Some examples of large cache containers are:

  • 5-gallon buckets
  • Rubbermaid Action-Packers (24 Gallon)
  • Abandoned Railroad Box-Cars
  • Abandoned Bomb Shelters

Cache containers to stay away from

Unused sewer pipes

These containers are quite prone to leaking when they are cooled down in the winter, and then thawed out, creating a vacuum which sucks water into the pipe. Also, these containers resemble pipe bombs, and may create quite a disturbance if discovered by a muggle

Leak Prone containers

There are some containers that just will not keep the water out. Some of these are:

  • Altoids tins
  • Tic-tac or Listerine containers

Glass containers

You should not hide anything in a glass container. Glass containers can crack or shatter if they get frozen, dropped or stepped on. The broken glass is then potentially dangerous to animals and cachers.

Food containers

Food containers smell like food, and critters will nibble on or otherwise disturb them. Even if you wash them really well, they still smell like food to animals.

Good cache containers

Ammo cans

These containers are dry, rugged, cache containers from heaven. They have been known to survive floods, fires, tornadoes and everything else Mother Nature can seem to throw at them. They come in lots of different sizes to suit your caching needs.


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