Caches-What containers do you use??

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Caches-What containers do you use??

Post by Camstal » 02 September 07 6:45 pm

What types of bottles do you use??

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Post by wombles » 02 September 07 7:54 pm

I saw a great one yesterday, it was a Moxie tin (Feminine hygiene product) sanded and painted black, a great size and the lid fits well.

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Post by Team Wibble » 02 September 07 8:13 pm

I have waterproof tested moxie tins. They don't hold up well, not watertight in the least.

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Post by Knot_gillty » 02 September 07 11:25 pm

Cant go past an ammo box!!

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Post by CraigRat » 03 September 07 8:45 am

I prefer Sistema Clip Lock containers for the Tassie conditions. Also common here (unfortunately) are second hand lunch boxes which are not very watertight (if at all)...avoid them wherever possible!

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Post by wombles » 03 September 07 5:49 pm

I've only seen the one moxie tin and it was quite dry but will scrathc them off my possible container list!

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Post by Smelly Boot » 05 September 07 3:22 am

We've used quite a few of those screw top fruit containers. They hold about a litre so are good for small swaps and TB's. They seem to hold up quite well to the weather around the Central West area of NSW and we've seen a few around south of here.

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Post by zactyl » 05 September 07 3:50 am

wombles wrote:I've only seen the one moxie tin and it was quite dry but will scratch them off my possible container list!
They'd be great for a well sheltered spot such as under a park bench.

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Post by pprass » 05 September 07 3:00 pm

Smelly Boot wrote:We've used quite a few of those screw top fruit containers.
And you get a sweet aroma surprise when you open the lid :)

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Post by CraigRat » 05 September 07 3:05 pm

Smelly Boot wrote:We've used quite a few of those screw top fruit containers.
Here in tassie there are a fair few of these...quite lot of them end up getting nibbled by the critters (doesn't seem to matter how well you clean them, the native animals still find em tasty!)

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Post by fehrgo » 05 September 07 7:36 pm

A magpie dismantled my plastic rain gauge a few months ago just for kicks, so I wouldn't doubt if they muggle the occasional cache :P He removed a 4x5 cm chunk of 4mm thick HDPE from the corner of it, which must have been no small task.

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Post by Bundyrumandcoke » 09 September 07 12:11 am

Camstal, I have to say I would doubt the watertightness of some of the caches out your way. I may be wrong, but would not like to see them after heavy consistant rain.

Oh thats right, it doesnt rain out there, except last Monday morning when I was passing through on the bike.

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Post by J_&_J » 09 September 07 12:35 am

We are using 100mm stormwater fittings these days, although the screw top lids can be hard to undo.

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Post by Camstal » 09 September 07 12:52 pm

Bundyrumandcoke wrote:Camstal, I have to say I would doubt the watertightness of some of the caches out your way. I may be wrong, but would not like to see them after heavy consistant rain.

Oh thats right, it doesnt rain out there, except last Monday morning when I was passing through on the bike.
It has poured in Emerald and my caches have withstood that rain!!

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Post by Bundyrumandcoke » 09 September 07 1:41 pm

Fair enough then Cam, not a problem.

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