The Spice of Life

A cache by IowaBeaver Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/30/2007
In Iowa, United States
3 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The listed coordinates are great for a picnic before or after the cache!

This cache consists of micros which are Tupperware® salt and pepper shakers modified with cammoflauge to become cache containers.

Answer questions, do some simple calculations and you’re on the way to finding the final ammo can.

Be sure to read both sides when you find "salt" and "pepper"!

This ammo can is a ready made cache won at the 2007 Oldtimer Weiner Roast. This cache has a bit of the old “oldtimer1” flair so beware of briars!

Here is the process for determining the coordinates to start with:

1. Answer the question.

2. A=1, B=2, C=3, ..., Y=25, Z=26

3. Multiply all the numbers in the word.

4. Divide by 100,000.

5. Drop the whole number.

6. Use this number and follow the directions in the cache.


Folklore says that if you anointed yourself with this herb you would dream of your future spouse. What is it?

1. The answer is "MARJORAM"

2. M=13, A=1, R=18, J=10, O=15, R=18, A=1, M=13

3. 13 * 1 * 18 * 10 * 15 * 18 * 1 * 13 = 8,213,400

4. 8,213,400 / 100,000 = 82.134

5. .134 (Dropped the "82") = A

To find the salt shaker go to N 41° 42.949+A W 090° 32.162+B where B can be calculated after answering the following question:

This spice was used to keep chickens and lovers from wandering during the Middle Ages. What is it?

Coordinates for the pepper shaker can be found in the salt shaker.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur rnfl jnl gb trg gur "Fnyg" vf gb tb nebhaq gur pbeare naq gnxr bar bs gur jryy qrsvarq qrre genvyf!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 4/27/2017 8:29:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:29 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum