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You see i got a few TB for Christmas and i am scared to put them out in the wild becouse i dont want them to get muggled. what should i do? Should i add a tag saying not to keep and that it is not swag or should i keep it as it is?

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5 minutes ago, BabyYodaGeocaches said:

You see i got a few TB for Christmas and i am scared to put them out in the wild becouse i dont want them to get muggled. what should i do? Should i add a tag saying not to keep and that it is not swag or should i keep it as it is?


You likely will never see them again in any case.  Sure, extra info might help educate some finders.

 

But you can’t control them in the wild.  If you don’t want them lost, keep them.  You can use the Tracking Numbers in many ways as mentioned in this Forum. 
 

Good luck! :)

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i added some more things to make seem more like a Travel bug and not SWAG.  I think it will go well and if you want to see the Travel bug i will put the Tracking Number here: TB9T8A7

Also i think this Travel bug will go far we just have to hope!!!

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3 minutes ago, BabyYodaGeocaches said:

i added some more things to make seem more like a Travel bug and not SWAG.  I think it will go well and if you want to see the Travel bug i will put the Tracking Number here: TB9T8A7

Also i think this Travel bug will go far we just have to hope!!!


That’s pretty cool, with a cool icon, too! :D

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4 hours ago, BabyYodaGeocaches said:

You see i got a few TB for Christmas and i am scared to put them out in the wild becouse i dont want them to get muggled. what should i do?

Should i add a tag saying not to keep and that it is not swag or should i keep it as it is?

 

Travel bugs used to say "Don't keep me" already on them.  They don't anymore ?

Obviously the wording didn't deter too many folks from helping themselves...

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I attached tag with TB mission to some of my trackables but some people just igonore it. Even if the tag says "if you can't meet the requirement please don't take me". I'm not discouraging you to attach a similar tag, just don't be surprised not everybody respects this even if clearly stated.

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What I've done with all of mine is kept the metal tag at home and sent out a proxie instead - either a cheap aluminium tag I mad myself or a laminated bit of paper. This way, I'm not too fussed if that TB goes missing, and if it's MIA too long I can simply re-launch it.

 

20 hours ago, kunarion said:

You likely will never see them again in any case.

 

Yes, this. The chances of a TB returning home are really low - so you should have the mindset of "I'm launching this out into the world, let's see where it goes!" rather than having a sentimental attachment to it. When I bought my first TB I was very attached to where it went and what happened to it, now that I've bought a bunch more I'm less stressed about how they individually perform. Note: I'm not an employee nor do I have a financial interest in people buying TB's! :lol:

 

Best of luck to your TB, may it travel far and wide! :wub:

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1 hour ago, Unit473L said:

Yes, this. The chances of a TB returning home are really low - so you should have the mindset of "I'm launching this out into the world, let's see where it goes!" rather than having a sentimental attachment to it. When I bought my first TB I was very attached to where it went and what happened to it, now that I've bought a bunch more I'm less stressed about how they individually perform. Note: I'm not an employee nor do I have a financial interest in people buying TB's! :lol:

 

Best of luck to your TB, may it travel far and wide! :wub:

 

I hardly ever get any logs on my Trackables anymore, and certainly haven't seen them.  One day I placed a Geocoin with the intent of it going to Germany (supposedly, Trackables circulate there forever).  It arrived in Germany, and a couple weeks later it was back here in Georgia in its first cache.  So I grabbed my coin back, and I've had it ever since. :D

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2 hours ago, Unit473L said:

What I've done with all of mine is kept the metal tag at home and sent out a proxie instead - either a cheap aluminium tag I mad myself or a laminated bit of paper. This way, I'm not too fussed if that TB goes missing, and if it's MIA too long I can simply re-launch it.

 

Aluminum's okay...at least someone made sure it'd last a while. Some proxies seem to be sort of a "why bother..." thing.

As an experiment, our neighbor left someone's laminated piece of paper "proxy" in their cache, and it sat for over a year.    :D

 - It looked like all the other crumpled scrap left over when the "good stuff's" gone. 

I'm one of the few here who will tell people where their proxy "trackables" actually are, but I don't bother with pieces of paper either anymore.  

We've seen some using plastic luggage tag-like things, and even bingo "chips"  would hold up a while.   :)

 

 

 

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