20 February 2011

Tiny Cache

Today's day was fairly uneventful mostly due to the weather being a dick. So here I present you with a picture from my archives in lieu of today's photo.

The days of carving "... was here" into benches and bonnets will most likely never be over, however not even this fascinating game of marking one's territory is safe from being turned into a high-tech variant.
The Euro Cent coin is 16.25 mm in diameter. In case you were wondering.
Precisely. I am talking about Geocaching. People arm themselves with little GPS-enabled gizmos and load them with a list of locations (or rather, vague oracles) of hidden containers. Containers like this, for example. Easily mistaken for a rubber-sealed bolt or a screw, this thing sticks to its surface with a magnet and holds a strip of paper for you to add your Geocaching nickname.
The awkwardness of a telegraph AND the speed of Royal Mail. Genius.
Of course, I will not disclose where I found this little bugger.

5 comments:

  1. Geocaching is always something Ive wanted to get into. I guess youre not allowed to take anything?

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  2. I've always wanted to get involved in Geocaching.

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  3. @UncommissionedArt
    Correct. You should leave the place and the cache as you have found it so that your Geocaching fellows can enjoy the same fun hunting and finding the little treasures as you did. However, if the cache allows, you may leave an object with the message to take it and store it in another cache. Little teddy bears have traveled around the globe that way. You should check the many pages on Geocaching and register yourself with the community to get your nickname and access to the location databases.

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  4. Geocaching is a fun idea, I've looked into it before, I'd just need a better way of locating stuff once out in the field. But who doesn't like a good scavenger hunt!

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