So a wise man once said to find 50 caches before you hide a geocache. It wasn't really spoken to me personally as words of wisdom as much as it was an angry "you kids get off my lawn" complaint about someone else that I took to heart... Anyways, I happen to have found 50 and I think I am ready to build and hide my first cache. I want it to be something helpful for beginners that teaches them some basics and common hides. I have a limited knowledge but I think I could pass on what little I know and, more importantly, pass on the passion for caching. This starter series was something we were looking for that wasn't readily available in our area. Also, I want the cache not to suck as I have found some stinkers in my 50 that really were nothing but a micro/nano hidden in some random spot that I drove 15 minutes to get to.
This series won't get the family out in the bush but will be something that is meant as a training tool. The location won't be the purpose and it won't get them into nature but hopefully will spark a passion and get them excited as they all pile out of the minivan and go through a quick 30 minute series. Think GC101 boot camp that packs as much info about geocaching into a 30 minutes as possible.
So I need some ideas from the group as to what type of hides you think are appropriate and the types of containers I should use. If you could list 5-10 containers that make up 80% of your finds what would they be?
Should I do a multicache or 5-10 separate caches with a bonus at the end with the swag gift and something that points them to this community and others?