Geocaching World: Creative Geocache Containers Harness Creativity for Geocache Fun
Geocaching creativity comes in many shapes, sizes and hiding styles – all made to entertain and delight the geocaching experience.Shapes -
- The sky is the limit when it comes to the creativity of geocachers. Geocaches are constantly being created with items of all shapes.
- Finding yourself looking at the container instead of what is in the container to see if it would make a good geocache.
- Are there good and bad shapes for geocaches?Sizes -
- From the teenie tiny to the absolute humongous, there seems to be no real limit to how big or small a geocache can be.
- Smallest geocache that contains a notebook. I refer to as the mini-nano. It is the clear container with cap that sometimes comes inside bison tubes when you buy them.
- Largest geocache I have seen are big enough to walk into. The largest I have actually found was a huge tough stuff locker which was camouflaged and placed in a wooded area.
- Are there actually bad sizes when it comes to geocaches?
- I would say if the geocache does not fit the area or environment of which it was placed then yes. Otherwise whatever size that works and still maintains the hiding ability of the geocache works the best.
- Why are nanos or bison tubes so hard to find sometimes? – “Geocachers perspective”.Hiding Styles
- There seems to be no limit to the kinds of creative geocaching hiding styles out there. Once one is placed and then found the process of how the geocache has been hidden becomes open knowledge. If it is creative it will be duplicated by someone else. Just the nature of the beast when it comes to geocaching.
- Hiding styles tend to be geographically based. In other worlds people tend to hide things very similarly to other geocachers in a particular area. It is usually not until a geocacher goes somewhere out of their normal area do they see other techniques.
- Hiding styles always seem to reinvent themselves. One person comes up with an idea and other geocachers take the idea and conform them to what works for them making even more creative hides.Container Components-
What makes up different types of interesting and creative geocaches?
- Waterproof is key
- Geocaches made to not only withstand the elements but to fulfill the requirements of the hide itself.
- Materials used may take some time to get it right. Testing you idea first is key to knowing how well your geocache is going to do and how long it will last.Decorating To Hide – Camouflage
- What does it take to hide a geocache well with camouflage?
- Hiding a geocache in something (host)
- Making it as transparent as possible to the environment the geocache is placed
- Using materials that give the best possible aspect of blending the geocache in.
- Paints – textured and color
- Materials – Cloth, Netting
- Natural Coverings – Bark, Dirt, Sand, Leaves and Sticks, etc
- Man-made Outer Coverings – Cement, Resin, Plastic, WoodDecorating To Delight – The Wow Factor -
- Hiding In Plain Site – Making your geocache very obvious to a geocacher that it is indeed a geocache
- Fairy Doors
- Ceramic Items
- Geocaching Symbol or markings on geocache
- Unusual items attached to the geocache
- Putting the geocache host inside a particular item (Rubber spider)
Geocachers are some of the most creative people on the planet. You have to be when seeing all the different and amazing ways geocaches are hidden. New ideas and techniques are being invented every day and that is one of the many reasons why geocaching stays so exciting to play.