Back in 2007, Bucket & Boomer were on a routine scouting patrol in the Bullhead, Arizona area for both gold and new film locations.
While roaming the hills in a rented Polaris Ranger, we experienced a double flat just outside of a cave entrance out in the boonies. Well, we were in a hell of a pickle at that point because although smart enough to bring a plug kit, we forgot the pump in which to pump up the tire’s. So there we were, doing “rock, paper, scissors” to see who would have to hike the 10 miles back to camp, when we spotted a quad about 100 yards up the wash. While I plugged the tire, Boomer went to locate the owner knowing there couldn’t be three people out here, stupid enough to not have a pump.
After 15 or 20 minutes, Boomer and the quad’s owner came up. His name was David and what a friendly and cool guy he was. So we chatted for a bit and question got around to what exactly he was doing out here in the hills. He stated he was “geo-caching”. Well, we weren’t too familiar with that so we asked him to indulge us further and explain this geo-caching thing.
He said that regular folks like us come out and hide things in and around the hills and washes for others to come out and find. The first thing I asked was what the value of these items are ( being a prospector, you’re out there to make money ).
David said the items are usually worthless, just trinkets like small toys and hotwheels and such. Well this didn’t make any sense at all to me, so he kind of broke it down for us and said “the fun of it is in the hunt”. So we got our tire pumped up, we exchanged phone numbers ( because we’re frequently up in that part of the Zona ) and went on our way. Needless to say, before the weeks end, the Polaris literally fell apart on us, (it was obviously used and abused long before we rented it)but we gathered the information and saw the locations we wanted to see.
Back in Santee, California, we started checking into this geo-caching thing and we were quite surprised to find out how huge this hobby was. It’s massive!!
Although we weren’t interested in hunting for caches ourselves, we were interested in applying this new found hobby into our videos. So we came up with the “Geo-Box”. It’s a small handmade box that we filled with Bucket & Boomer’s apparel, such as B&B hats ( both beanie and boonie styles ), t-shirts, tank tops, etc..etc. Now keep in mind that with geo caching you’re not allowed to bury anything so we needed a new set of rules…Bucket & Boomer rules, so here they are……Rule #1–We hide or bury the geo-box anywhere we want and you watch our video and based of the clues in the video you go out and find the Geo Boxes. Rule #2…..is, rules suck so there’s only one. We might bury the box a foot deep or we might hide them in a cave you never know. Over the years, the boxes themselves have gotten quite nice looking, so when you find one, the box and its contents are yours for the keeping.
We will hide ten more geo-boxes in our 2011 video, then we will move on to a game we call “Geo Extreme” where we will make some handcrafted and CnC machined, very intricately carved designer boxes with some very expensive gear inside. These boxes will be out in extreme locations and are very difficult to find. This game is for the “Apex” cachers…not the urban cachers. So if you think you got more game and are willing to hike further and longer than the next guy then this might just be the game you’ve been waiting for. We are still working the bugs out…but its coming so be ready.
There are 7 hidden Geo-Boxes left, in the “Last Chance Canyon” area of Randsburg, CA waiting to be found! So get the video and get to searching. Click on map for Icons to the location of the remaining Geo-Boxes. If your lucky enough to find one, please leave the rest in play for others to find……Thank you.