Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Crawling with Nano's

Today we have a quick but fun cache design for kids. This plan was brought up in a previous post, but without build details.  This ended up being a prize for a kid at a recent event in my area.

Needed Supplies
  • A fake insect
  • A nano
  • Weatherproof paint
  • Weatherproof glue or epoxy
  • Drill or dremmel

Once you have the supplies, figure out how you want to place the nano into the insect.  In this example, an Ant was used.  You'll need to drill a hole to fit a nano.  Drill it deep enough to fit the nano but allow room to grip and unscrew the lid.  Using a weatherproof glue or epoxy (something that can handle cold temps and possible moisture), apply a small amount of glue to the inside of the hole.  Then push the bottom of the nano in and get it set in place.  Allow time for the glue to dry.

There you go.  A quick, easy cache build.  Find a good place to put it and enjoy the logs.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WOW Factor

Time to get back to this blog.  I got burnt out of blogging in the last quarter of 2010.  But I saw a cache that I just had to post about.  And this cache features something I might consider the WOW Factor.  It's not a new concept, but the WOW Factor basically means a cache that makes your jaw drop.  It's cool.  It's creative.  It's something you want to show your friends.  It's the cache you don't forget.  A previously featured cache, Dr. Who is an example of a WOW Factor cache.  So is this one.  By the way, I'm not providing the name or GC Code for this one as I haven't talked with the owner.  But at the moment, it is an archived cache so you'll just have to do with drooling over what you missed.

Now, you might be asking yourself, "Why was THIS archived?" The exact answer hasn't been made public as far as I'm aware, but it wouldn't be hard to guess. The partial burial is partly to blame. If permission was obtained, burial would likely be allowed. This one probably doesn't have the permission of the property owner. At least, that's my guess. There are indications that if that is obtained, it might be unarchived. This one deserves to be seen. It's unfortunate that it got archived, but it's also a good example of why permission should be obtained before placement of a geocache, especially one of this caliber.