+South_Stander Posted July 9, 2019 Share Posted July 9, 2019 I've only recently restarted geocaching again, and only have 30 something logs, so I am still new to the game. I did geocache for a while about 10 years ago, and I seem to recall there was a lot more 'signature' swag about than I am seeing at the present. Either people leaving toys in a theme (I remember a local cacher used to leave little toy frogs everywhere) or home made jewellery and friendship bracelets. Neither appealed to me really, but it was cool to see and interesting to work out who was dropping what. It gave a personal feel to the swag I guess. Now it seems to be mostly bashed up toy cars with doors missing, used pencil erasers, pebbles or used hair bobbles. Is it just my local area? Am I looking back with rose tinted spectacles? I did come across a cache recently that was loaded with homemade gifts all labelled up. It was a pleasant surprise, even if I left them all after inspecting them. I have a stock pile of Lego figures and keyrings (well, they are actually decent chinese knockoffs of StarWars, Jurrasic Park, Marvel and DC comics, Simpsons and Ghostbusters figures) from when I used to sell them at markets and car boot sales, so I have been dropping them into caches as swag, although I never take anything out. I do it indiscriminately too. If the cache is large enough to hold one, a mini figure goes in the box. I am using them for a few reasons too. I am a keen Adult Fan of Lego so they reflect my personality, kids and grown ups love them, they are a cheap (I'd pay about 20p per unit) but fun, and i have a stockpile gathering dust. What kind of swag or swaps do you drop in a cache? What signature items do you drop, and who do you aim them at? Do you actually swap or just drop swag? Tell me a little about your swappable or swag story. Quote Link to comment
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