Nano Caches – Are they REALLY That Bad?
I’m sure 90% of my audience HATES nanos. Are you one of them? I’ve never understood why so many people dislike them so I thought I would write a quick post to start a discussion on the topic.
I do realize we all have our own reason why we enjoy Geocaching. Some like easy caches, some like hard caches, some like micros while others like large caches. So I’m not at all trying to say you SHOULD like them 😉 BUT I can explain why I personally don’t have a problem with them at all.
I don’t have a problem with nano caches because:
1. They aren’t as difficult to handle as most people make them (see the video below.)
2. They open up many more possibilities for hides. With large, medium and even some micros you’re greatly limited to where they can be hidden. But you can hide a nano almost anywhere!
3. Most micros that are nanos clearly state on the cache page that they are nanos. No, not all of them do, but in my experience many do. So if you don’t like them just don’t hunt for them.
4. They are much less likely to be muggled because they’re so small and they look similar to large screws and/or rivets.
Having a few nanos myself out there I’ve come to the conclusion that nearly all of the cachers who write in the logs their dislike of
these containers are fairly new to Geocaching and/or hate having to roll them up and get them back into the container.
I’m 6’0″ with fairly large hands (not huge, but probably larger than the average person) and I have absolutely no problem with this. So I just put together a quick video how how to open, sign and close a nano cache (below.)
So what about you? Do you have a problem with nanos? If so why?