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.
Rotten1946 years ago
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"
been done near Springfield ma....not the exact wording but scuba gear needed

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

cmclaren13 years ago
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!
badwooki3 years ago
very cool
mcarrell4 years ago
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! :)
Galonii4 years ago
awwweeee man, that is sooo mean! your gonna have people looking for months for this one! LOL nice cache!
jeff-o6 years ago
Now that is clever. Much better than hiding your spare key under a rock!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  jeff-o6 years ago
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.
I see he was intelligent...
Wazzu Wolfe6 years ago
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 Wolfe6 years ago
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 Wolfe6 years ago
Yes, here is the cache page:

The cache is pretty beat up, though.
Says the cache is unpublished :( what is it called? I'll just search it that way.
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Wazzu Wolfe6 years ago
That's odd. It's "The Root of All Evil" (GC1KP6Z).
PKTraceur6 years ago
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)  PKTraceur6 years ago
Thanks. Cool! Do you have any pictures?
PKTraceur6 years ago
Where do you get that moss? Is it artificial? -PKT
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  PKTraceur6 years ago
I just collected loose moss and bits of bark that had fallen to the ground.
mrmucox6 years ago
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!
waffleman6 years ago
if thats weed, can i buy some from u?jk, very good instructable....
Sunbanks6 years ago
So are you going to hide it soon?
haha..very cool!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Weissensteinburg6 years ago
NachoMahma6 years ago
. Great idea. Great execution. Great pics. . Where's the freakin' iBle? heehee
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  NachoMahma6 years ago
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: