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We've heard about MIA TBs, what about those with stamina?


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I recently received a batch of TBs and am getting ready to release them. I've read the numerous stories about bugs going missing. And I've read the suggestions for attaching clear instructions to the bug. But I seen few success stories of bugs that have achieved their goal, and no stories of bug that were released last year and are still travelling actively. I don't care about bugs that have travelled 7,000 miles - that can happen with one airplane ride - but if it has travelled more than 100,000 miles, that would be interesting.

 

And what did you do to bless your TB with such longevity? Instruction manual? (what did it say?) Viagra? Luck? Emails to finders?

 

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Geoffrey made it to his first of two destinations. The Superfriends are alive and well. Scooby and Shaggy (pre-bug travellers) came home after a year and some 3500 miles of random travelling.

 

So far none of my bugs have gone permanently missing except the first iteration of Shaggy and Scooby. They were swallowed by the Chicago River, not taken by ill-informed cachers.

 

Make sure your bugs have added information tags on them. It seems to help immensely.

 

Markwell

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Hi,

 

Our Moon Man was set loose last October, and went missing for a while. We released him with instructions in a ziplock bag. He wandered around Colorado, disappeared and reappeared in Southern Utah. He reappeared in a travel bag! icon_biggrin.gif

 

It's almost time to swap cameras (yep he was released with a camera, and still has it)! It appears that he is in a race to get to Cape Canaverial, FL!

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Hi,

 

Our Moon Man was set loose last October, and went missing for a while. We released him with instructions in a ziplock bag. He wandered around Colorado, disappeared and reappeared in Southern Utah. He reappeared in a travel bag! icon_biggrin.gif

 

It's almost time to swap cameras (yep he was released with a camera, and still has it)! It appears that he is in a race to get to Cape Canaverial, FL!

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quote:
Originally posted by The Artful Dodger:

I have 4 geomonkeys that are trying to get to New Zealand ...

The hardest part is getting the little dudes to leave the friggin' country!!! Any country overseas will do for now ~


A fellow cacher from New Zealand (RedIguana) is currently in DC until November - if you can get a geomonkey into a cache near him (that is not virtual!), and let him know, I am sure he will keen on trying to uplift and bring back.

Cheers

Nick.

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This thread has three consecutive posts repeated, complete with same dates and times, starting with The Artful Dodger's post on 16 July 2002 8.38pm.

 

First time round, they're in the right date order, then they reappear after a post on April 1 this year. But still with the original dates and times.

 

Anyone know what's happened there?

 

Bill

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In May of this year, I released a TB called Br'er Bear, he had a laminated tag attached to him saying he wanted to go on an adventure. For almost a month, he sat, then he started to move, visited three or four caches in the states and then recently spent five weeks in China visiting, arrived back to the states only to go to Germany for a short visit a few weeks later. Right now he is in Houston, waiting to go on another adventure. So far there have been several notes and pictures posted and hopefully it will keep up and he will arrive back home on time. :lol:

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<A HREF="http://www.geocaching.com/track/track_detail.asp?ID=511" TARGET=_blank>Shrunken Head</A> was released on November 11, 2001 and is still out there, trying to remember what his goal was before they shrunk his head.

OK - so that is not a full year, as was asked for in the first post, but that's still not bad: 8 months in circulation!)

 

You must be present to win.

The head continues to amaze me:

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