"Scout" <>
Sent: 6/29/2006 5:18:28 PM

Suggestion for hide

Here's an idea for hiding a geocache. Prepare a container with a
secret compartment. Fill the non-secret compartment with trinkets and
a fake log book. Put the real log book and the real trading items in
the secret compartment. Hunters will find the container, thinking they
found the cache, and quit looking. (Alternatively, prepare two
containers and hide one, the fake one, in an obvious spot, sure to be
discovered first.)

You still have to prevent the hunter from logging a find. Require the
finder to supply a secret code to log the find. Put that in the secret
compartment. This works better with those listing sites that support
secret codes (like or, which calls it a
confirmation codes), but it can work with any site just by announcing
the requirement to supply the secret code in order to log the find.

I suppose some hunters will insist they found the cache and the code
is missing. If you are willing to p*ss off a few people who won't
accept your insistence that they really did NOT find the cache, this
idea could make for a devilishly hard find.

Let me know if you try it, or know of cachers that have tried this
already and how it worked.