One of the fun aspects of hiding evil caches during the winter months in eastern Pennsylvania is visibility. You very quickly learn what to see when there is no ground cover. In other words, the pole base hidden by all that tall grass suddenly turns a transparent brown in February So I find winter to be the best time to hide a cache: if you can’t see it very well when the temperature is cold enough to freeze water, you won’t be able to see it at all when the weeds are growing all over the place.
Today we start with these simple items purchased at craft store (you know, the kind which sells cloth and beads):
Here we see a few simple items: a blue pencil-case, some rubber cement and random twigs. I didn’t buy the twigs; this time of year they are all over the place. In warmer times it might be difficult to find them, but I’m sure you could manage.
The rubber cement is poured over the top of the pencil-case:
Next, we begin to add the twigs one at a time. Do not attempt to create a pattern. A friend of mine who endured army ranger school informs me the key to good camouflage is to break up the pattern.
A few more minutes of attaching the twigs now produce:
But what is wrong with this cache? Can you guess? I’ll tell you: the pretty translucent blue color which makes it attractive to schools all over America is going to stick out. Like an alien monster without its disguise kit. Our precious little cache will be found too quickly at best or, at worst, be compromised by CHAOS agents. We must take action!
Which leads to:
A quick hit with a can of flat black spray paint. Easily purchased at most hardware stores for under $5.00. The evil cache can hide sinisterly in the undergrowth free from enemy agents until a geocacher with a GPS reciever finds it.
And this fiendish cache was made for under $20.00!
I placed it two weeks ago and it’s already been found twice.