Geocache containers come in just about every shape and size. Some were made specially for Geocaching, some were made for the military and adopted by the sport and others are just everyday containers like Tupperware.
It would be nearly impossible to list every single Geocache container possibility, but I will list those that you are likely to find more often than others.
1. Film Canisters & Medicine bottles – These are definitely two of the most common types of Geocache containers. I’ve come across these so many times I almost get sick of them. However, they do make an excellent cache container because they are small enough to be hidden in public, but large enough to fit a log and even a small item or two.
2. Magnetic Key holders – These are also very common. You’ll find these primarily under light post skirts and on guardrails, but anywhere there is metal these can be attached.
3. Ammunition Cans – Basic, Military ammunition cans are used very frequently in wooded area and anywhere that one can get away with hiding a large cache. Just about any time you find an ammo can, you can be pretty sure that it will be full of small toys and trinkets and in many cases coins and trackables.
4. Nanos – A nano is a very small container, about the size of a pencil eraser, made specifically for Geocaching. These are always fun to find and since they have a small magnet in them, they can be attached to anything with metal.
5. Lock & Lock – A lock & lock is basically a Tupperware container that has a locking device on each of its four sides. These are fairly common as well and and great for many cache locations.
6. Decon Container – A decon container is a green container that is made for the military, but adopted by Geocachers because of it’s rugged material and tight seal that can withstand just about any weather condition. These have a “hook” attached to them, which is actually there to connect to Soldier’s flack vests.
7. Bison Capsules – These are your standard bison tubes. These are excellent to hang inside of a fence post or on the limb of a tree. They aren’t extremely fun to many though, as only a log can normally fit inside.
So there you have it. As I mentioned before, Geocache containers come in all shapes and sizes, but what I’ve listed above are the most common container types that you will come across in your Geocaching adventures!