- Small metal container about 1/2 inch tall. Usually magnetic and found in really small spaces.
- Round tube container usually about 2 inches long. Most of the time these are hung from a branch or sign.
Loc N Loc
- Tupperware style containers with tabs that lock down the lid to the container. These can range from 2" x 2" up to 12" x 12".
- These are plastic 35mm film canisters from when people used cameras with film.
- Typical pill bottle you get from the pharmacy. Usually containers are camo'ed with tape or paint.
- Old military containers with a lid that snaps on. These are about 4" long, 3" wide, and 1.5" deep.
- Newer container that looks like a bison tube but much bigger. They are 4" long and about 2" diameter.
Specimen (DNS Tube)
- Small tubes about an inch long and diameter of a pencil.
- Large military containers. Usually metal cans that are the size of a shoe box.
- A magnetic bolt that is hollowed out. They stick to metal and look like a regular bolt.
Metal electrical face plates
- A metal face plate with a magnet glued to it and stuck to metal electrical boxes or poles.
Tools of the Trade (TOTT's)
- Very handy tools for night caching and when looking into dark holes
- Good tool used for getting logs out of nano's and bison tubes.
- Used for reaching things hung high in a tree or on a sign.
- Needed to reach those caches hung high in trees or on buildings.
- Harder caches can involve UV pens and paint. A UV flashlight is required to read the needed information.
- Tool used to reach containers down in a hole or to grab something hanging.
- When dealing with a metal container a magnet can be used to hook on to the container to retrieve it.
- When climbing high into trees or on bridges it is recommended to use climbing gear.
- Gloves help when searching in the dirt and when around thorns.
- Many caches are out in wilderness area and bugs can be really bad in the summer time. Bug Spray helps repel ticks and mosquitos.