Cache or Credit – Down On The Farm
They rise before dawn, don their gumboots and get to work cultivating a flock or harvest.
You rise before dawn, don your gumboots (when necessary), and get to work cultivating another FTF or smiley.
Yes, farmers and geocachers have a lot in common. Just to prove my point, this week’s Cache or Credit offers up a bumper crop of rural related goods.
Another brainchild of New Zealand’s No 8 fencing wire mentality perhaps?
Farmers would probably call it a fence wire tensioner, however us city folk with all our fancy gadgetry would soon spot that it’s been modified by vendors Geocachers NZ to hide a matching nano with logsheet.
Webstore owner Kevin Swain says his new design has been trialled in Auckland over the last few weeks, confusing many a cacher.
Typical logs read: “2nd go today with help from xxxxx. nasty hide. I got pretty tense.”
And on a DNF, “I had a good idea what I was looking for here and I strained my eyes trying to find it, oh well I will try another day …”
(Courier delivery or store pick-up only)
If you’re always churning out new hides, check out this World War I German Army-issue lard container … Made of aluminium, the waterproof ‘Fettbüsche’ features a locking mechanism and plastic-coated interior. It measures 4 inches across and 1.5 inches high when closed.
* Geocaching’s own TV personality Head Hard Hat blogged about finding a similar military artefact – in his case a Swedish mess kit – earlier this year. http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/2010/04/hhhs-lunchtime-gotd-name-that-geocache.html
You’ll have fellow cachers questioning “What’s up Doc?” when they discover this cute, themed container. It comes with a RITR paper logsheet in a plastic bag.
Start your own travelling farmyard with these Cache Critters geocoins from American maker Oak Pins. Apparently designed by an Australian vet, the cartoon-style series also includes a pig, horse and a black-and-white cow – all of which have blue eyes.
- Useful Grab Bags for the Geocacher (brighthub.com)
- Anti-c … limax (itsnotaboutthenumbers.wordpress.com)
- Unique Geocaches (brighthub.com)