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Thread: Where to get supplies for caching!!!

  1. #1
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    Where to get supplies for caching!!!

    i have often pulled up to a cache and said hey that container is cool or a string of caches that you end up thinking why did they use a $5 nano when they could have used a free film container or a pill bottle. With that being said, i want to start a thread that we can fill people in on good finds or deal for supplies, containers, coins, ect.

    so here is what i found today!

    deer season is approaching and fire tacks are in a big supply at Gander Mountain NLR. They are in the back by the Lodge on an end cap facing the back wall. $2.99 per 50 and they have white and orange.

    I was there trying to get a donation for door prizes for the cache bash. They don't do donations now BUT i did find out that we can use their conference room called the Lodge any time as long as you schedule it. you are allowed to bring in lunch and it has a projector and screen, DVD player and VHS. not sure about the internet connection. this would be a great place to do another GSAK meeting in the future.
    I use multi-billion dollar military satellites to find Tupperware in the woods, what your hobby?

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    I started using 15mm polypro test tubes from U.S. Plastic Corporation a year or so back. They're cheap $22.70 per 100 and totally water proof. I used a lot of them on the Ferndale to Paron series and haven't had a problem one with them. I usually paint them black and then on some I wrap them with camo duct tape. If interested here is a link to the webpage: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...5547&catid=923

    For the log, I cut a cheap drinking straw to the length of the tube and tape a log to the straw, roll it up and put it in the tube. Works great.
    Last edited by ronwhite; 08-02-2012 at 07:12 PM.

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    http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/test-tubes has baby soda bottles. They are the Best. Cache. Container. Anywhere! the only problems I have encountered is cachers who do not reseal the bottle after signing their name. Some of mine have even had cachers leave the cap off?! I use a dowel rod cut to the size of the container and paint them with Krylon Plastic Paint. I try my best to tether all my bsb's to something to help keep them in their original location. The plastic paint works well and I've had no problem at all with painting them.

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    Drives Cache Closet out of Mesquite, Texas http://www.drivescachecloset.com/ We've used this place for cache containers and even given them ideas and low and behold they have come up with what we asked for....like tools and logs for nanos, etc. We met the drives team several years ago when we found some of their Famous People caches in Dallas, which are awesome. After we wrote our logs, they contacted us and wanted us to join them for dinner and we had a great visit and a geofriendship was formed. They've been to several Arkansas events and brought friends to Arkansas to cache.

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    Ark Geo has some baby soda bottles for sale. We have plenty available!!!!

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    Sorry FFC, I should have specified the large BSB, or does ArkGeo sell those as well? I was thinking they just had the small BSB.

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    We have a lot of the small BSB's. I can't remember if I saw any of the larger ones or not, maybe a few.

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    I bought the last pack of larger BSB's in Paris in January. I don't think we have any left. Got a billion small ones though.

  9. #9
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    Supplies

    At one time, people were discussing a massive group buy on ammo cans. Well, there are going to be some on sale soon, if anyone is interested.

    http://www.govliquidation.com/auctio...&convertTo=USD

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    I bought 35mm film cans for 0.43 from http://filmcanistersforsale.com/

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