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Skinnarilan panssariesteet

A cache by elpuri Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/27/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Peruskätkö Lappeenrannassa yliopiston liepeillä
A traditional cache in Lappeenranta near the university


Kätkö esittelee palan Salpalinjaa urbaanissa ympäristössä. Salpalinja on talvi- ja jatkosodan välissä rakennettu 1200km pitkä puolustuslinja. Salpalinja oli ja on edelleen Suomen historian suurin rakennustyömaa. Rakennustöiden ollessa kiivaimmillaan, hankkeen kimpussa puuhasi 35000 miestä. Kaikkineen Salpalinja tuli maksamaan 2,5 miljardia markkaa sen aikaista rahaa. Suomen valtion budjetti vuonna 1941 oli noin 22 miljardia markkaa.

Salpalinja koostuu betonisista tai kallioon louhituista kantalinnoitteista, puisista kenttälinnoitteista ja erillaisista esteistä. Kiviestettä, jollaisen lomassa kätkökin sijaitsee, löytyy Salpalinjalta noin 200 km:n matkalta. Noille 200 km:lle mahtuu noin 350000 keskimäärin 3 tonnia painavaa kiveä.

Kätkö on reilun puolen litran lock 'n lock purkki, johon geokolikot ja järkevän kokoiset travelbugit mahtuvat mainiosti. Kätkö peittyy talvella lumeen.



The cache shows you a part of Salpalinja. Salpalinja (translated latch line) is a 1200 kilometers long defensive line built between the winter war and continuation war during the second world war. Salpalinja is still the biggest construction effort in Finland's history. During the peak of the effort about 35000 men were working to make it happen. All in all it has been calculated that the total cost of Salpalinja got to be about 2,5 billion finnish marks. To put the figure in perspective, the budget of the republic of Finland was about 22 billion marks in 1941.

Salpalinja consists of concrete and rock fortresses, trenches and all sorts of blockages designed to stop or slow down the enemy. The cache is located in middle of such a blockage made of stones. There is 200 kilometers of similar blockage in Salpalinja. Those 200 kilometers consist of approximately 350000 rocks that weigh about 3 tons each.

The cache is a half liter lock 'n lock container that has plenty of room for geocoins and reasonably sized travel bugs. The cache gets covered by snow during winter time.

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