+bigredmed Posted August 27, 2003 Share Posted August 27, 2003 As we have had the topic of geotrash on the forums again today, and it would appear that the problems are not getting better, I would like us to do something about it. In an attempt to be positive, I would like to develop a set of simple guidelines regarding what good trade items would be so that as people come into the sport, they can get an idea of what good trade items are and not just a list of banned items. To start: 1. I would suggest that the trade items should be novel. (McToys are good for a kid-theme cache, but not for every cache.) 2. If the cache you are hunting has a theme, then stick to it. 3. Cool items from work that are not commonly recognizable should have some label attached some way so that others will know its significance. 4. Items should be in good order (broken items don't work for caches.) 5. Advertising on items (company names on pens, for example) is cool, particularly when its for a company that doesn't advertise often or is a sector company that doesn't do general market advertising. Things I have found or left that seemed to work well: 1. Fossilized wood 2. Fossil sea creatures/cool rocks-crystals 3. Carabiner key chains 4. Flashlights 5. AA batteries (working) 6. Mini tools 7. Signature items are always cool. Commercial sources that I have found recently includes Ebay's wholesale area especially the Sporting Goods and Home sections. Pharmaceutical advertising (pens, post-it notes, key chains) also works sometimes. Hardware store at the $1 sale. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nebraskache/ Quote Link to comment
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