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Cache or Credit – Winging It

October 30, 2010

Another week, another payday …

Before that hard-earned cash flies out of your wallet, take a look at my top picks for feathering your geocaching nest:

1. Flocked Pigeon Cache

Realistically coloured with a solid peg mounting; includes a 10ml tube and logbook.

£5.50 from Geotees

2. Geobird

GeoBird

Finally back in stock … This former hunting decoy now features a built-in clip for attaching to any tree limb and a ‘Rite In The Rain’ logsheet. According to the vendor: “This is easily a Difficulty 5 cache container.”

US$10 from Crazy Caches

3. Fake Bird’s Nest

Fake Birds Nest Cache

Inside are three fake eggs, one of which contains a small plastic vial housing the logsheet.  You’ll also get a spare log in a ziptop bag.

US$5.99 from Caching Containers

4. Chicken Farmtagz

Chicken Farmtagz

You’ll cackle in delight over the newest FarmtagZ. Like the other trackable creatures designed by the owners ofwebstore Geocachingshop.nl, it comes with a unique tracking number and custom icon so you can watch the chicken cross the proverbial road or even an ocean on GC.com.

£5.25 from Geotees

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Simon permalink
    October 30, 2010 9:03 am

    The birds nest should be banned…
    Some Cachers should at least keep the little bit of respect for the environment they have left!

    The Geobird is really cool though.

    • October 30, 2010 5:01 pm

      An interesting and valid point Simon! And to explore the issue further we’ve added a poll in the post about that one.

  2. GSV permalink
    November 1, 2010 11:36 am

    I’d have to say it’s not a good idea: clever but may lead to damage by inexperienced/impatient cachers n real nests. I’d lump it in the same boat as fake electrical gear: encourages dumb searching activity.

    But I’m against a ban: that’s knee-jerk legislation thinking. The onus should be on the cache placer: think about the location, type, and consequences of every hide you place. most of the guideline ‘rules’ have come about from people not using their common sense. [/rant]

  3. kjwx permalink
    November 1, 2010 8:34 pm

    Nicely put, GSV … As with real estate’s “Location, Location, Location” mantra, I firmly believe caching’s should be “Placement, Placement, Placement”.
    Even our so-called standard ammo cans can cause problems if hidden in the wrong spot, though mainly of the bomb scare variety. Obviously a fake bird’s nest should NEVER be located in a breeding sanctuary or similar avian-friendly spot but that isn’t to say it couldn’t delight and confuse even seasoned cachers in the right environment.

  4. November 20, 2010 6:30 pm

    I only like the birds nests or bird house caches if the description or hint is pretty clear that the nest/house it what you’re going for. Otherwise it sets a bad standard (which would be “Check every birds nest/house you see!”

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