Introduction: The Ultimate Geocache

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This is a little project I have been working on with the goal of being an infamous five star geocahe. I used a hacksaw to cut the base off of a dead tree and cut the cap. I hollowed out the log with a drill press, creating a hidden space for the film canister and SWAG. Finally, I epoxied some mossy bark to the stump to give it an aged appearance and hide the cut line. Now all I have to do is find an appropriate spot and plant the stump. For those unfamiliar with Geocaching, take a look at this Instructable.


Rotten194 (author)2009-07-27

Nice! Looks very cool. And for a 5 star geocache, I have an idea.... "Geo cache is hidden near where a river meets the lake. It is very difficult to find. Hint: Bring scuba gear"

badwooki (author)Rotten1942012-02-21

been done near Springfield ma....not the exact wording but scuba gear needed

Battlespeed (author)badwooki2014-06-06

IMHO, caching that requires searchers to have scuba gear (or a helicopter, night-vision goggles, jackhammer, etc) makes it a bogus cache.

cmclaren1 (author)2012-04-21

My "Uncle" Rick has found all of the Geocaches in our town. This is the perfect way to stump him and others looking for it, this is something i will definitely try!

badwooki (author)2011-10-11

very cool

mcarrell (author)2011-07-01

Good one. Very much like one of my caches at Lake Silverwood near Hesperia, CA.. I found a burned sign post in a forest fire area and cut it in half, hollowed out the center, and glued in a wooden tube in the middle to hold the cache. With gloves, put the two halves back together.. and returned it to near where I found it with cache on board. Few would give it a second look! :)

Galonii (author)2011-03-18

awwweeee man, that is sooo mean! your gonna have people looking for months for this one! LOL nice cache!

jeff-o (author)2009-01-10

Now that is clever. Much better than hiding your spare key under a rock!

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)jeff-o2009-01-10

Hahaha, thanks!. My friend's house was broken into once. The guy kicked down the door without realizing that the key was in a plastic turtle right next to it.

eulaliaaaa! (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2010-04-10

I see he was intelligent...

Wazzu Wolfe (author)2009-07-07

Sorry to hear about the mulcher accident with the cache. I was never able to go out and find it, but I hope you are able to make a better one someday and place it away from pesky construction workers

Wazzu Wolfe (author)2009-06-20

Have you placed this geocache? I saw from your last geocache that you were only 9.4 miles from my home coords so if this one is close too I will def have to come out and find it. I have a slight leg up though since I'll know what I'm looking for. :)

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Wazzu Wolfe2009-06-20

Yes, here is the cache page:

The cache is pretty beat up, though.

Wazzu Wolfe (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-06-20

Says the cache is unpublished :( what is it called? I'll just search it that way.

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Wazzu Wolfe2009-06-20

That's odd. It's "The Root of All Evil" (GC1KP6Z).

PKTraceur (author)2009-04-09

Nice! I made one similar to this, however it has about a one litre to two litre capacity! Thank for the tips -PKT

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)PKTraceur2009-04-09

Thanks. Cool! Do you have any pictures?

PKTraceur (author)2009-04-09

Where do you get that moss? Is it artificial? -PKT

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)PKTraceur2009-04-09

I just collected loose moss and bits of bark that had fallen to the ground.

mrmucox (author)2009-01-13

This has to be one of the meanest geocache hiding devices I've ever seen! No simple pile of sticks or a dead log for you! Though I have seen the film cannister in the bottom of a log trick before, your's will be even more disguised!

waffleman (author)2009-01-10

if thats weed, can i buy some from u?jk, very good instructable....

Sunbanks (author)2009-01-10

So are you going to hide it soon?

Weissensteinburg (author)2009-01-10

haha..very cool!


NachoMahma (author)2009-01-10

. Great idea. Great execution. Great pics. . Where's the freakin' iBle? heehee

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)NachoMahma2009-01-10

Unfortunately, I wasn't sure if this project was going to turn out. The last time I attempted to finish a project based on a wild, spontaneous idea it failed miserably. I built this stump with no forethought or plan, so I didn't take pictures until success was certain. I guess I could reenact the process and take pictures, then write an iBle. This cache sure is a step up from my previous one:

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