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Why I will never place another travel item out in the wild
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I get the record for miles? .5

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1379712
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
Do I get the record for miles? .5

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1379712


Check with GeoFeet. I think he took it. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
Do I get the record for miles? .5

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1379712


I like the coin goal..
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But this is more obvious:

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=326605
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
But this is more obvious:

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=326605


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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pfalstad!!!
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
Do I get the record for miles? .5

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1379712



This is the other coin that went with it:

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1378883

Somebody sure got a nice set. Both caches were "muggled" right after the coins were put in...
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hault-Denger
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Why I will never place another travel item out in the wi Reply with quote

My perspective on trackables may be a little different. I consider whatever I spend on geocoins, trackable tags, cache containers and swag to be a legitimate investment in my hobby, much as a model builder buys glue and paint, a rocketeer buys engines, a SCUBA diver buys air for dive tanks, and so on. In other words, these items are (ultimately) expendable.

The fun is in the release and tracking of these items. The good feeling one gets from sharing them with other people and helping enhance the sport for them really justifies the cost, in my mind. There will always be those who don't "get it" or who just don't care: it is sad, but the negative reflection is on them, not on trackables or the multitude of diligent geocachers who release and move them on in good faith.

Some of your geocoins have had incredible journeys and very interesting log entries!

To quit releasing trackables just because they may eventually get muggled would be like a model rocketeer refusing to ever build another rocket because they could not recover a rocket they had launched after an altitude record-breaking flight (believe me, it happens -- all too frequently!).

Good luck, and happy caching!


bflentje wrote:
Obviously, I don't own quite the inventory some of you do. But if some of you are having the luck that I am, I pity the cash you've paid for your items. Of the 15 items I have out there, I can only account for about 5 of them. And three of those items are virtually dropped and sitting on my desk...
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Nitro_R/T
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put my second TB up as MIA today. That puts me at 0 for 2 on TBs that I have sent on their way. On the upside though, this one saw 3 caches before vanishing.
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that I have been fairly successful with my bugs, and I am shocked. I released a Mystery Tag (a keychain that explains I am keeping the actual coin to show at events but the number is on here so that it can travel) about six months ago. It now has about 14,000 miles already.

I did this for a few coins so that I would have some coins to show at geocaching classes and every coin that I have done that with had been EXTREMELY successful. The only downside is that the company that made these went out of business.
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joboo
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is why i'll continue placing travelers out there. check it out...........
http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=483965

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andrewmcc
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last weekend Bobcam grabbed a coin in Iowa that I set loose in Scotland. It's goal was to get to one of my caches! He is bringing it home!
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rosebud55112
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The person who took my geocoin was polite(?) enough to admit that they were going to keep it...

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1801375
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rosebud55112 wrote:
The person who took my geocoin was polite(?) enough to admit that they were going to keep it...

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1801375



WOW that's pretty funny. I bet if he had better training that wouldn't have happenened. Wink I hope he puts that back into play.

Good Luck!
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rosebud55112 wrote:
The person who took my geocoin was polite(?) enough to admit that they were going to keep it...

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1801375

I'd be emailing him weekly reminders to put it back in play...
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