When you don’t know what you are looking for, the idea of finding “something somewhere” can be a little intimidating….but once you get the hang of a few types of geocache hides and geocache containers, then it becomes much easier. We call this getting you “geosense” (could we be as brash as to call it the 7th sense?). This geocache blog post goes into more detail about a classic hide.

 

One of the classic geocache hides is in a pile of rocks. We are fortunate enough that there are many piles of rocks from little stones to large boulders out there, and if you know what a rock looks like then you are off to a good start.

The container that is used in these rock piles differ based on the size of the rock pile, the amount of swag the geocacher has to hide, and what container they actually have. A common container in larger hiding areas is the ammo box (a 0.5 Gallon metal container used by the military)

Ammo Box How to find a Geocache: The Classic Ammo Box

The ammo box is filled with stuff and a log book that allows people to write they found the geocache. Then it is hidden in the pile of rocks. Here is a photo of a local geocache hide GC226Q9 The Lost Element. that you will need to solve a puzzle to find….

 

geocache example How to find a Geocache: The Classic Ammo Box

If you are really excited and and want to hide your own ammo box hide, here is a link to buying an ammo box from Amazon.

 

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4 Responses to “How to find a Geocache: The Classic Ammo Box”

  1. […] Other common geocache hides include the lamp post geocache hide and the Ammo Box. […]

  2. […] you liked this one, you might also like the very common lamp post geocache hide and the Ammo Box […]

  3. lucy says:

    same for me. hubby loves to delve into the ammo can and see what it holds….and then we collect all those little chat-ski items from tradeshows to put in these ammo cans now

  4. Honestly, I think these are my favorites… really its all about whats inside one of these boxes, and because its so large I always conjure up notions of buried treasure. Its also why nanocaches don’t do it for me as much.

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