Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching Containers

In my search for geocaching containers hidden in the wild, I was curious about the types that exist. There are a variety of sizes from micro/tiny to large, and a bunch of unique types that will surprise beginners.

Tiny or Micro Geocache Containers

Micro Ammo Can

This is one micro container that can basically be hidden anywhere. It’s tiny enough to sit in the corner of a branch or inside the knot of a tree.

  • Uniqueness: 2
  • Easy to find: 3
  • Size: Micro
  • Waterproof: No
  • Camouflage: No

Magnetic Nano Geocache

 

As a package of four micro containers, this magnetic unit might never be found. Imagine this stuck under a park bench or the side of a garbage barrel.

  • Uniqueness: 3
  • Easy to find: 5
  • Size: Nano
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Camouflage: Yes

 

Magnetic Bolt

This magnetic bolt can be stuck anywhere, and it’ll look like nothing more than a bolt that’s fallen from a piece of equipment. This will stump many experienced geocachers. 

  • Uniqueness: 4
  • Easy to find: 5
  • Size: Micro
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Camouflage: Yes

 

Toy Soldier Geocaching Containers

When you see these little guys out in the wild, you might be fooled into thinking that a child mistakenly left one behind. But it’s a clever geocache container design.

  • Uniqueness: 5
  • Easy to find: 4
  • Size: Micro
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Camouflage: Yes

 

Medium Size Geocache Containers

 

Metal Hinge Tin

Comes in a set of three for bulk hiding. This is a medium size geocache container. A small log can be folded and hidden inside.

  • Uniqueness: 1
  • Easy to find: 1
  • Size: Medium
  • Waterproof: No
  • Camouflage: No

 

 

Cache Advance Rock Geocache

This realistic rock will be hard to unearth as a geocache. There’s a small cavity under the rock for a logbook and treasures.

  • Uniqueness: 4
  • Easy to find: 4
  • Size: Medium
  • Waterproof: No
  • Camouflage: Yes

Large Geocache Containers

 

Large, Red Rectangle Geocache Reflector

While you might think the micro geocache containers would be harder to find, this one is sure to be hard to find, too. It’s a reflector and can be stuck in plain sight.

  • Uniqueness: 5
  • Easy to find: 5
  • Size: Large
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Camouflage: Yes

 

Lock’N’Lock Geocache Container

This comes in two different colors, so they can be hidden in two areas without being seen. They also come with a log, so they’re ready to go. Geocachers can add trinkets and items to this generous container.

  • Uniqueness: 3
  • Easy to find: 3
  • Size: Large
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Camouflage: Yes

After seeing all these geocache types, I’ll be on the lookout for all kinds of tricky containers! When I decide to hide my own geocache, I’ll be using one of these, or I might use a container that’s even trickier because I am a little evil.

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