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43 minutes ago, Tom98028 said:

... tips for keeping it "alive" and traveling for the most time.

 

Keep it with you and take it to Events where everybody can Discover it... ;)

You can also use it to track all your finds with Visits, so it will travel so much has you do.

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Some people get very emotionally attached to their TB's. I was with my first four, which I solved by buying more.

 

The second best way to use TB's is more like a lottery ticket - yours might be the winning one that travels far and gets lots of logs but the odds are that it'll go missing fairly quickly. It's only very few TB's that ever find their way back into the hands of their owners, so even if it spends years traveling around, odds are you'll never see it again.

 

Some tips to help it last longer: use the standard TB instead of a fancy or rare one, add a hitch hiker that isn't anything of interest (such as a plastic gear), give it missions that involve only going to Premium or difficult caches so it doesn't get put in the caches seen by Basic members on the app - there's heaps of great tips on the TB longevity thread but at the end of the day there is a lot of luck involved.

 

As far as I am concerned, I think the best way to  use TB's is as proxies - where you keep the original TB at home but you put the code on something else. Preferably something metal so it lasts - such as engraving a blank aluminium dog tag. Lots of people aren't fans of proxies, abd it's only really worth it if you can make them on the cheap. But I think they are a good way of sending codes out from fancy GeoCoins or rare TB's that are more likely to go missing.

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On 6/3/2021 at 1:27 PM, Unit473L said:

Some people get very emotionally attached to their TB's. I was with my first four, which I solved by buying more.

 

The second best way to use TB's is more like a lottery ticket - yours might be the winning one that travels far and gets lots of logs but the odds are that it'll go missing fairly quickly. It's only very few TB's that ever find their way back into the hands of their owners, so even if it spends years traveling around, odds are you'll never see it again.

 

Some tips to help it last longer: use the standard TB instead of a fancy or rare one, add a hitch hiker that isn't anything of interest (such as a plastic gear), give it missions that involve only going to Premium or difficult caches so it doesn't get put in the caches seen by Basic members on the app - there's heaps of great tips on the TB longevity thread but at the end of the day there is a lot of luck involved.

 

As far as I am concerned, I think the best way to  use TB's is as proxies - where you keep the original TB at home but you put the code on something else. Preferably something metal so it lasts - such as engraving a blank aluminium dog tag. Lots of people aren't fans of proxies, abd it's only really worth it if you can make them on the cheap. But I think they are a good way of sending codes out from fancy GeoCoins or rare TB's that are more likely to go missing.

 

Thanks so much for your help!

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