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Cache Supplies - Any Good Idea's

Post by luckdogscrew » 12 June 07 11:05 am

So we were currently planning a few caches and am busy looking for a few items that many geocaches have used.

I thought that we could share any good products, and places to get products from. For instance exactly where do you buy magnetic key holders? Or where do people get good strong magnets from? Any
unusual containers people have used? Oh and I could add the favourite where do you get ammo boxes from (But this has been done a bit).

There is a great combination lock with Key Holder (Ie enter combination to unlock key holder and lock) which would be great for a secure cache (But at $40 from bunnings) its a little expensive, anybody seen anything similar but cheaper?

Fire Tacks -
http://www.addictions.com.au/component/ ... /Itemid,1/

Celcast A4 Magnets Pk 2 - We use these for waypoints and FTF certificates
http://www.officeworks.com.au/
(Search for Magnets).

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Post by luckdogscrew » 12 June 07 11:08 am

So we were currently planning a few caches and am busy looking for a few items that many geocaches have used. I thought that we could share any good products, and places to get products from.

For instance exactly where do you buy magnetic key holders? Or where do people get good strong magnets from? Any unusual containers people have used? Oh and I could add the favourite where do you get ammo boxes from (But this has been done a bit).

There is a great combination lock with Key Holder (Ie enter combination to unlock key holder and lock) which would be great for a secure cache (But at $40 from bunnings) its a little expensive, anybody seen anything similar but cheaper?

Fire Tacks - http://www.addictions.com.au/component/ ... /Itemid,1/

Celcast A4 Magnets Pk 2 - We use these for waypoints and FTF certificates
http://www.officeworks.com.au/ (Search for Magnets).

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Post by MrsMix » 12 June 07 11:53 am

Mix get's the magnetic key holders from Super Cheap Auto.

His ammo cache tins (in various sizes) come from Aussie Disposals

NEWCASTLE
4/14 NORTHCOTT DRV Kotara 2289
(02) 4965 5500


For other locations see - http://www.aussiedisposals.com.au/

Good strong magnets are from the insides of old computers :lol:

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Post by trail_geek » 12 June 07 3:55 pm

I used an 'Eclypse' mint container as a micro cache, painted it, and glued two magnets to the back, nice and cheap.

Saw it used my Everlasting on one of her caches...thanks everlasting

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magnets from computers.

Post by luckdogscrew » 12 June 07 4:40 pm

OK, I may have an engineering degree in computer systems. So this is a bit embarrasing, but where are there magnets in old computers?

Oh I hope that was not a joke.

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Re: magnets from computers.

Post by Shifter Brains » 12 June 07 4:48 pm

luckdogscrew wrote:OK, I may have an engineering degree in computer systems. So this is a bit embarrasing, but where are there magnets in old computers?
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In the hard drives :D

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Re: magnets from computers.

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Re: magnets from computers.

Post by Team Rubik » 12 June 07 5:21 pm

Shifter Brains wrote:
luckdogscrew wrote:OK, I may have an engineering degree in computer systems. So this is a bit embarrasing, but where are there magnets in old computers?
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In the hard drives :D
If scalvaging hard waste is fine in your neighbourhood then this is a great source for old hard drives. I have also collected busted drives from a local computer store (the only condition being that I destroy the hard drive component with a hammer for privacy reasons), and occasionally the IT guys at my school deliver old ones to my desk!

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Hard Drives

Post by luckdogscrew » 12 June 07 5:49 pm

Should have thought of this, Have plenty of them around here, And some computers that should be in a musuem :wink:

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Post by JackHenry » 12 June 07 6:43 pm

I'm glad you put your team name at the end of the post.

I thought it was Luck Dog Screw and was a bit concerned what it meant :shock: :oops:

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Post by unbreakables » 12 June 07 6:50 pm

JackHenry wrote:I'm glad you put your team name at the end of the post. I thought it was Luck Dog Screw and was a bit concerned what it meant :shock: :oops:
I too was thinking along the lucky of should that be Happy Dog? Line!!

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Post by Facitman » 12 June 07 10:54 pm

Harddrive magnets are great but if you want something more industrial

Aussie Magnets

Facitman is not affiliated to this business in any shape or form, but he does live nearby

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Post by Mr Emu » 13 June 07 12:03 am

Facitman wrote:Harddrive magnets are great but if you want something more industrial

Aussie Magnets

Facitman is not affiliated to this business in any shape or form, but he does live nearby
I went to the Aussie Magnets store last week and made a small purchase to test some ideas I have. They have an amazing range of rare-earth (and other) magnets at what seem to me to be pretty reasonable prices. They also have an on-line store.

Two words of warning:
One, the woman working in the shop the other day behaved like the most officious and obnoxious know-it-all I've ever had the displeasure to meet. I think I was supposed to feel privileged to be allowed to spend my money in the store.
Two, if you check out their on-line catalogue (http://www.aussiemagnets.com.au/Merchant2/merchant.mv), you may eventually recover from the bleeding eyeballs the horribly-coloured page induces, but please do not mention it to the company. Apparently they have NEVER had a complaint about it (obviously - one look, and all but the most persistent will run), and I was told that their website designer said it was "perfectly fine" :?: I suspect Jakob Nielsen (http://www.useit.com/) would have a fit.

All right, I feel better now... :evil: I'm not saying don't shop there - just leave your self-respect at the door.

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Post by Facitman » 13 June 07 12:10 am

Oh dear, I knew that they think geocachers are a bit odd but I hadn't heard of this sort of poor service. :( :(



Yes the website is shocking...

Their magnets are cool but :lol:

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Post by rhinogeo » 13 June 07 12:21 am

I've bought all my rare-earth magnets from the local auto-transmission specialist :)

Check your local guy out... he might have some too :wink:

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