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Woodduckdawg

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  1. Is there a way to revisit my past caches to include a travel bug I want to keep so I can map the places I've been?

     

    I recently put a travel bug sticker on my vehicle and would like to track my caches via the trackable system. My hope was to log the bug when I started caching thinking it would be an easy fix, but nothing ever is these days. I just to show how many miles I've traveled doing this.

     

    BUT I do not want to revisit these caches and relog them all. Is there easy way to do this?

  2. Good ideas, I like to log caches using a smartphone, but it drains the battery. I would not be doing a crazy amount of caches, but hopefully more than I can remember.

     

    I use the GC and still have a lot of learning to understand it fully. Never thought about using the GPS and using it to accomplish this.

  3. I am hoping to make my first cache run soon and I was wondering if you make a "cheat sheet" or something to help as you check off caches. I figured I would just make a table using Word or Excel, but wondering if there is a better/easier way you use when hoping to do a lot of caches at once.

     

    I've made a pocket query of my possible route, but trying to think of an easier way to keep track with the caches I encounter.

  4. This might be a silly question, but I really don't know where to look to buy stronger magnets. I know a magnetic key holder can get the job done, but where can I go to buy magnets strong enough to support a small locking container.

     

    Any help is appreciated.

  5. I've noticed a lot of backgrounds on cache pages have custom backgrounds? How does one go about doing this? I would like to customize my Civil War Geocoin page (even though the coin hasn't moved in a month!) and even a cache once I finally decide to hide it. . . .

  6. I will also say congrats on your first FTF!

    I had a FTF with one of my earlier finds and really didn't think much of it. As I get more finds and see the same names that get FTFs, I know know that being the first is a big deal to some folks. So congrats, coFTF or not.

     

    My personal story is that I signed the log first and even logged in first, but some other guy on his log says he was FTF, to each is own I guess....

  7. I just released my first trackable into the world. It was a Civil War geocoin. After hearing some responses and seeing logs where trackables suddenly "disappear", is there any advice for someone new to the game regarding watching this trackable?

     

    **Assume it will not move quickly?

    **It may get stolen or not logged?

    etc?

  8. I always knew Fall would be a slow time for me to go caching, but do you ever feel discouraged because it seems like you do not have time to go geocaching? I think about it often, but it seems like I need to plan a day for searching vs. the few park and grabs I can get on the way home.

  9. It is a geocoin with a code printed on it. So you are saying that after I activate it, the coin and the code printed on the coin is all another needs to use for tracking purposes?I'm confused because on the package there is a place to write an additional code, and I figured one would need it for logging reasons.

     

    Thanks for the input.

  10. I think I am ready to release my first trackable into the world. I picked up an unactivated geocoin recently and have now activated it, I just haven't put it in a cache for someone else to get and send worldly.

     

    Question: Is there a technique to keeping the code on the trackable from smearing or becoming erased in the elements? I used a Sharpie pen on the plastic coin holder, but fear it will eventually erase. Should I use a better pen or computer printed code attached to the coin.

     

    Just another noob question.....

  11. For time reasons, most of my finds would be considered urban in nature. Would have to plan a day to hit the nature caches. I've noticed that hand sanitizer would be great to have regardless the location of the cache.

  12. I still consider myself new to the game, and I'm sure this topic has been asked before. But what other supplies or items do you normally take on a cache run? With micros and nanos, I've learned that having tweezers would certainly help . . .and a pen of course. But what else do experts carry when geocaching?

  13. So I finally bought an actually GPS unit instead of using an app on my smartphone. The Megellan unit says I get a free month of premium membership, only thing is that I go to the geocaching free trial site and it asks for a code.

     

    So . . . anyone know where this mystery code can be found?

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