Today is my blunder post. We’ve nabbed a few caches in the past few days—which has been nice—but in the pursuit of another park and grab, I made a mistake. Fence post caches are pretty neat spots but there’s only a few ways you can hide a cache on a fencepost. Yesterday I approached a cache location, saw a fencepost and knew immediately it was one of these three ways: hanging inside, attached to the lid or magnetically affixed.
This cache was one of the “inside the pipe” hung-by-a-hook type, and I spotted it immediately. I set down my PDA, reached for the cache.. and promptly dropped it. It fell all the way down the pipe to the bottom. Great. I logged the find but gingerly left the cache and posted a note as to my mistake. I came back later that evening to try and extricate it with a hanging magnet but I hadn’t thought that through either as the magnet would (duh) cling to the side of the pipe instead of gently being lowered to the metal hook. I had another idea to remove it, but It occurred to me that I was going through far too much trouble for a hanging micro.
So I’m going to open my cache box at home and see if I can fashion a suitable replacement. If not, I will offer to upgrade the owner’s cache with an Army decon container.