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Spence-_-Man
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cache idea..

Post by Spence-_-Man » 26 April 18 6:42 pm

Hi all! I have made a cache... its a camo painted PVC pipe with end cap and screw cap on top. I have purposely made a smaller version of it so slide inside which carries the log book etc. I have done this to add another element to the cache to make it more 'fun' as you cant put your hand in to get it out. I want a challenge for the smaller logbook container to come out. I am thinking of having the main PVC fixed somewhere so it cant be tipped upside down and put a magnet/metal on the top of the logbook container inside to retrieve it with another magnet. (I have spare wooden rod I can glue a magnet to the end)

I just wanted more of a gadget cache idea..

What are my options with this cache?
*Do you think I should just attach the magnet tool to the back of the PVC to hide it as a traditional?
*Or when people unscrew the top cap and realize they cant retrieve the logbook container, I have co-ordinates for the tool or hints to the tools location near by? and then would I have to submit it as a Multi?
What are you guys thinking I should do with this? :)

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Re: cache idea..

Post by J_&_J » 26 April 18 7:09 pm

It sounds like a good candidate to be listed as a Gadget cache to me: https://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Gadget_cache

It would be up to you where you hide the tool. If it was me, I'd hide it a short distance away, say up to 50 metres away, as people will have to return the tool after logging. You could write the coordinates for the tool under the lid of the outer cache, or just provide hints as to where the tool is located.

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Re: cache idea..

Post by Spence-_-Man » 26 April 18 7:34 pm

J_&_J wrote:It sounds like a good candidate to be listed as a Gadget cache to me: https://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Gadget_cache

It would be up to you where you hide the tool. If it was me, I'd hide it a short distance away, say up to 50 metres away, as people will have to return the tool after logging. You could write the coordinates for the tool under the lid of the outer cache, or just provide hints as to where the tool is located.
Thanks! yea I will have a look at the link and have a look at the requirements. Thankyou for your help and I was thinking the same thing to not put the tool too far away as people will have to go back to return the tool. :)

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Re: cache idea..

Post by Sambuccasam » 30 April 18 12:43 am

Spence-_-Man wrote:
J_&_J wrote:It sounds like a good candidate to be listed as a Gadget cache to me: https://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Gadget_cache

It would be up to you where you hide the tool. If it was me, I'd hide it a short distance away, say up to 50 metres away, as people will have to return the tool after logging. You could write the coordinates for the tool under the lid of the outer cache, or just provide hints as to where the tool is located.
Thanks! yea I will have a look at the link and have a look at the requirements. Thankyou for your help and I was thinking the same thing to not put the tool too far away as people will have to go back to return the tool. :)
There is a similar one in Brisbane.
https://geocaching.com.au/cache/gc67m6d..this one is conduit pipe, and the tool is another piece of conduit but fits onto the top and has a curve piece of pipe with a magnet attached. this pulls off and then you run it down the pipe if memory serves me correct.

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