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Devious Hides

Rattlesnake cache container

Rattlesnake cache container

I spent some time today with MacKenzie Martin,proprietor of CachingBox and creator of cache containers. Martin specializes in inventing devious receptacles hidden in ordinary objects like pine cones,light switches and even rattlesnakes. His favorite container is the bison tube,a tiny watertight container that can be easily adapted to almost any hide. Martin embeds bison tubes in almost anything you can imagine. In the case of the rattlesnake,it’s glued to the bottom of a realistic ceramic snake created by a local native American artist.

Martin recommends that hiders think hard about longevity. Caches are subject to all kinds of abuse by rain and sun,so you need to find glue that resists both. He likes SuperGlue because it dries quickly and resists all kinds of abuse. Consider weather resistance when choosing paint,too. The cheap stuff will wear off in a couple of years,leaving your beautiful hide looking pathetic. CachingBox’s most popular container is the pine cone. The growing business is on about a $45,000 annual run rate,but that’s the triple the run rate of when it started early this year.

2 comments to Devious Hides

  • B. Horn

    Some weeks ago I ordered 2 cacheboxes at cachingbox.com (owned by MacKencie Martin,see above) –do you know him –is he serious? –I am scared that I dont get the goods ordered there. I dont get answers to my emails and it’s no longer possible to login on his homepage.
    B. Horn,Switzerland

  • We have corresponded with him several times and he has always proven to be reliable and prompt. I have no reason to believe you’ll have any problems,based on our experience.

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