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Geocache hiding place

A hiding spot that’s a hard nut to crack even for geocachers
Author: I.H., Zwickau, Germany
Online since: 13/10/2011, Number of visits: 48176
I use your magnets for my geocaching hobby.
For geocaching, it is up to the owner of the cache (i.e. the person hiding it), to artfully camouflage the container in such a way that it blends into the environment so muggles (i.e. non-geocachers) can’t find it and cachers have to search for it.

Muggle-proof hiding spot

I built such a hiding place. It is a long wooden wedge underneath a playhouse tower that swings out of the way. The wedge is held in place by a hidden hinge in the back and a disc magnet type S-15-08-N that sticks to an iron carriage bolt. The cache itself is embedded in a recess in the wedge.
The disc magnet was glued into the wood and completely encased in the glue to protect it from the elements. It sits so deep in the wood that the bolt head also fits in the hole, and nothing is visible when the wedge is closed.
Disc magnet, embedded in the wedge and sealed with glue
Disc magnet, embedded in the wedge and sealed with glue
Carriage bolt, screwed to the underside of the playhouse tower
Carriage bolt, screwed to the underside of the playhouse tower
From the outside, the whole thing looks like a regular piece of wood. But a geocacher may find the shape of the wood suspicious :-)
The design has already been highly praised by many geocachers. Of course, I want to pass this praise on to the supermagnete team since this cache would not have been possible without your magnets.
You can find other interesting tips for geocaching in our FAQ "Which magnets are suitable for geocaching?".