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Friday, April 15, 2016

Leaving The Nest (so others can find it)

It's DIY Week at CacheCrazy.Com!

A DIY Geocache container by:
Bloodhounded

Notes from the author: This is a neat little cache that you can set low for easy access or high for a difficult climb and get great log results either way. It’s easy to make and fun! Why not make one of your own?




Today we will look at an unusual geocache container of sorts. Not your everyday find and fun when you do. It's a birds nest cache and you can put it in the low shrubs for folks in a wheel chair or high atop a tree for that daring 4/4 or so. First you have to spot this cache and you would think that would be easy, right? Wrong! For some reason folks kind of struggle with a birds nest. After all what cachecrazy character would put a geocache in a birds nest anyway?  


Let me tell you about a geocache that I own. I can't reveal the name so as not to spoil the fun but, I will tell you, I own it. Folks love it! The logs are fun and everyone thinks it's real until they reach inside (which in itself is weird and scary). How inhumane and ecologically irresponsible are you Bloodhounded, you may ask? None at all! The nest is man made and no birds, peeps, eggs or humans have been harmed (so far anyway, lol). I did have a varmint who wanted to make it his inheritances after he chewed up the cache container and he kept throwing it out of the nest! I can see why! What a beautiful location. Yes, this is a cache to be proud of and it will hold up amazingly well through even the worst weather.  


I am going to show you the basics of making one however you can add your own little twist on it if you like. The materials you will need are:
  • A small plastic salad bowl
  • Gorilla Glue (this stuff is the secret ingredient and so tough) 
  • Some hay, sticks, dirt, yarn, stuff like that
  • Brown acrylic spray paint
  • Craft wire
  • Krylon clear coat
  • Latex gloves 
Tools needed are a drill and wire cutters

As you can see in the picture above. You will need to drill three holes in the bottom of the bowl for drainage. Attache the bowl to a peice of wood in a vise if you have one. This will aid in using both hands while attaching the "debris" to the bowl. In the picture at the top, I already have my first pass of dirt. I did this by rubbing the glue all over the bowl (wear latex gloves, this is a "hands on" project) and then just rubbing on some dirt and twigs. Let it dry a little, add more glue and do another pass with more sticks and hay. Hay works great because it's flexable and fills in nicely. You'll also want to go in a circular pattern "around" the nest  just like a bird does when they build theirs.

Have you ever watched a bird build a nest? It's pretty cool how fast they can put one together. Yours on the other hand will take a few days to dry before your ready to go to the next step. In the end you want to end up with something like what is in this picture above.

If it looks a little rough, that's ok, it doesn't need to be perfect but it does need to be totally intact and glued on very well. I use a lot of glue, it moistens the material and makes it easier to work with. Then it dries like iron. That's when it's time to paint it. Brown acrylic spray paint is my choice. I just give it a quick coat to conceal any outstanding imperfections. 


Once the paint dries I break out the craft wire and make two connections. One, I thread through the drain holes and leave two strands about 15 inches long. With my pocket knife I pierce two small holes in the side and thread another strand through them of the same size (TIP: Bring the craft wire with you when you place the hide in case the tree is larger or something goes wrong). Your just about ready to hide this baby but first give it a good coat or two of Krylon clear coat. This will help seal the project and add months to its longevity.
Find a small, watertight container that fits inside the nest without popping out of the top. You want to make the seeker have to reach inside to "feel" if there is a cache in there. Place the cache just high enough where an average person would have to get on their tippy toes to reach it. Or, you go easy on them by putting it in hedges or shrubs (this would also make it accessable to cachers in wheelchairs). Or, make it real tough by putting it up near the top of a tree. First of all the seeker has to "spot" it and then climb that bugger to get to it and, what if it's not the geocache at all?


 if you choose to put it in a tree please keep the trees well-being in mind. I moved this cache because the tree it was in had to be climbed and it was taking it's toll on the poor tree. We don't want to leave an impact like that, right? Right. And please, don't remove and use a real birds nest! Not only is that a bone head move that will get negative logs and rightfully so but, it can never hold up to the elements. You'll be changing it out every three months. Can you say, "archived"?

So that's about it, you want to wrap it snug but not cut into the bark of the tree and just tight enough around the base and the under branch to provide a sturdy support that will really hold up. It should not be immediately visible and out of the way of pesky muggles who love to "look in nests" to see if there are any eggs or peeps.     

In the end you'll have a cache to be proud of and seekers will reward you with words of praise and thanks for the very cool and unique cache container!

Remember, just have fun! Everything else will fall into place. Make a family project out of it. Make one and give it to your favorite geocacher as a gift. They will love it. Make one for yourself and like me, enjoy the rewards of ownership of this neat little geocache. Have fun!

9 comments:

CrazyCris said...

That looks insanely fabulous! You sure put a lot of work and imagination into your caches!!! :o)

Scudds Harrison said...

Lovely! You really have some good cashes here:)

Thanks for dropping over my blog and the lovely comment. I am your newest follower.

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Cindy Diane said...

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My Name is Cindy Diane currently living in Ohio, USA.. This is my testimony about the marvelous work Dr Eboehi did for me. My husband abandon me and the kids and went to stay with another woman who he just met. And the woman did spell on him so that he will never have nothing to do with me and my kids for that, my self and the kids has been suffering and it has been hell of a struggle, but I decide to do all means to make sure that my family come together as it use to, then I went on-line there I saw so many good talk about this spell caster called Dr Eboehi on his web site. So I had to contact him and explain my problem to him and in just 48hours as he has promised, my husband came home and his behavior was back to the man i got married to. I cant thank the spell caster enough for what he did for me, i am so grateful and i will never stop to publish his name on the internet for the good work he has done for me, once again thanks Dr Eboehi email: ( eboehispellcaster@yahoo.com ) .. You can contact him for any kind of problem i know he is there to help you. Website: http://eboehispellhome.bravesites.com


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Shannon Smith said...

!How I Got My Ex Husband Back...........

I am Shannon by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address Makospelltemple@yahoo.com , have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 2 days that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. Thanks for Dr.Mako. His email: Makospelltemple@yahoo.com OR. his phone number: +2348108737816.

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