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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HHH's GotD: Ammo Boxes

Small Cami Ammo Box Geocache
Everybody has their own preferences when it comes to geocaching. Maybe it is the number of geocaches one can find in a day. Others enjoy being out in the fresh air and experiencing something other than a work cube or other enclosed space. For me it is the geocaching containers themselves that gets me going and one of my personal favorites are Ammo Boxes. 

I don't know if it is because there are so many possibilities of things an ammo box can hold or if it's the pirate within I just have to open up the chest to see the booty inside. I always seem to move just a little quicker when I now the size of a geocache is a regular. You just never know what types of treasure you may find.

Open Ammo Box
Sure most of the time the 'treasure' is dollar store swag but the principle of treasure hunting is still there. For added excitement throw in the kid factor. Watch and you will see their faces light up like a holiday morning. It's infectious and you can feel their excitement. I know because I feel the same way. What can I say, I'm obsessed.

So let's talk a bit about these sturdy geocaching containers. An ammo box is usually metal and was used at one time or another for holding and transporting ammunition or other important items. They are extremely rugged, water proof (or at least really resistant) and above all inexpensive. A small ammo can can run you $4 to $6US. A large around $15 to $18US. There are many places to purchase them but my favorite is at our local Army surplus store.

There are several sizes of ammo boxes: There are the smalls that have a single lock on the side and a handle on top. The mediums that can very in height and width. I have seen them tall and skinny and short and stocky. All depends on what they were used for. Then my favorite the larges. Usually they have a lock on each side and can carry a ton of stuff.

Ammo boxes are great fun to find. Because of their size the resourcefulness behind the hide can be quite unique. It is always based on the creativity of the hider. Many people simply cami up an ammo box and hide them under the proverbial 'tee-pee of sticks' others have more in-depth hiding places. All are filled with the anticipation of geocaching goodness.

Until the next geocaching adventure...


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Angela said...
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HeadHardHat said...

Excellent Idea! In fact I am going to go out and get some of this and see what I can do with it.. Let you know what I find out.