Monday, February 23, 2009

How To Make Your Own 35mm Geocache Containers Tutorial Video

I woke up this morning with about ten different ideas for what I wanted to do for my next GeoSnippits Tutorial Video. I reached over and started reading my emails via my blackberry phone. Isn't technology wonderful?

One of the first was an email from a very fine grandfather known as obxnomad a.k.a. Bob.
He mentioned how his grandson and he loved watching GeoSnippits and reading my blog. He also mentioned how it would be great if I made a tutorial on how to put together and place a geocache. It took me about half a second to think of how I would do it and what a great suggestion that it was. Needless to say thanks to Bob our latest and greatest GeoSnippits is now live on youtube.

Here it is:

I liked the idea so much that I have decided to do an entire series based on the viewpoint of putting out each size of geocache for the first time. In this video we concentrate on 35mm containers. We show how to cammi them up and some great suggestions on where to hide them in the wild. The next video will be on the small size but instead of concentrating more on the making of the geocache (which we will go over) but instead we will focus on finding good places to hide that size geocache. As we progress up through the sizes you will gain more and more information until you are a well informed geocacher.

You can look forward to the future episodes in the weeks to come. Keep checking on our GeoSnippits website at, this blog or on youtube.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

GeoSnippits: How To Paint Geocaching Ammo Boxes

We have so many ideas for doing different types of HowTo tutorials for GeoSnippits we can hardly contain ourselves. Today is an absolutely glorious day outside and the first thing I though of was "Lets make a video on painting Ammo Boxes!", yeah I am a little strange that way but I have been asked by so many to do this particular GeoSnippits I just had to. Besides it was finally back in the upper 60s and the paint would dry the way it was supposed to.

Here is the end result and we hope it provides information to you and inspires the makings of your own geocache.

What you will need to paint your own Ammo Box Geocache:
  • At least one ammo box (any size) - you can get them at just about any Army Surplus store.

  • Cleaning materials to insure box does not have any dirt or rust.

  • Primer spray paint - preferably a color that will blend to the surroundings of the hide.

  • Secondary paint - (optional) - Used to two tone the geocache and help hide it in surroundings. We recommend a textured paint for added effect.

  • Stencil and contrast spray paint - All geocaches need to be labeled. Using our stencil approach gives you an option for correctly marking your geocache ammo box.

Let us begin... Enjoy the tutorial.

Link to the movie if not shown above:

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