This is another one of my favorite types of geocache hides. The sneaky utility cover. Now like most types of caches these can be commercially purchased but for me making the cache is all part of the fun. Really they are easy to make and you will save allot of money making it your self
A few things to keep in mind before you begin. Allot of the custom geocaching hides you will be making will require some sort of glue. It is very important to get the right type of glue for the job. It doesn’t hurt to ask someone at your local hardware store what type of glue they recommend, a good idea to avoid normal household or school paste. Keep in mind longevity, your cache may be hidden for years in wet, cold, hot, snow and many extreme environments so a good glue is key.
Now there are many variations for this project so you can pic the one that works best for you
What you will need : utility plate, glue, elastic band, magnets and a good thick small ziplock bag.
Glue the screws that come with the utility plate in the corresponding holes, make sure they are well secure because they are also what will be holding in the log book Glue the magnets to the back of the utility plate, this is so you can attach it to metal surfaces. Strap the rubber band on the screws in the back, this will be used to tuck the log book in behind and secure it in place. Place a small logbook in the ziplock baggy and tuck it in behind the elastic band…..and your done
Now i have seen them made with out the elastic band and they glue the ziplock bag right to the back of the plate. This does work as well. Now go out and find a good environment to stick it to. Metal street light poles are my favorite.