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Should Travel Bugs Stay In Travel Bug Caches?


DiverMan

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Hi All,

 

There is a cache that is dedicated to travel bugs close to me. I was wondering if it is ok to take one of those bugs and place it in a cache that I have already found. The cache is large enough to hold travel bugs but I don't know if it is ok to do that? I have read the guidelines but I am too dense to understand it (which is probably the case :( ). This is my first time trying to get involved in travel bugs.

 

Your advise?

 

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.

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That is not a problem. People do it "all the time". Just log the cache visit as a note, instead of a find, and log the TB placement through the travel bug tracking page.

 

The cache you mention sounds like a TB hotel. Some people use those as transfer points for TBs. They are sometimes located near highway crossings or near airports for people on the move to come pick up a bug they could help.

 

I would rather just see bugs move from cache to cache and not sit waiting for the right person to come along.

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Hi All,

 

There is a cache that is dedicated to travel bugs close to me. I was wondering if it is ok to take one of those bugs and place it in a cache that I have already found. The cache is large enough to hold travel bugs but I don't know if it is ok to do that? I have read the guidelines but I am too dense to understand it (which is probably the case :( ). This is my first time trying to get involved in travel bugs.

 

Your advise?

 

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.

Just check out what the goal are of the Travel Bugs before you grab them. If the cache you want to place them in would help them towards their goals go for it.

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There is another current thread on this subject. Jeremy Irish's posted comment on that thread is a basic as you can get: "Travel bugs are meant to travel."

 

Without any feelings of guilt you can pick up a travel bug from any cache and place it in any cache you want to. Many times people expect you to leave something in return but for a travel bug that is optional in my opinion. A travel bug is not something you can keep so you don't need to leave something that someone else can keep. Travel bug hotels usually request that you leave a bug if you take one but that is definitely your option to do so or not.

 

That said, it is always a good gesture to advance the bug toward its goal or place it in a safe high traffic cache so someone else can. It is not good etiquette to take a travel bug to a remote cache that gets only a few visitors. It is a good gesture to leave something in a cache if you take a bug. Many of us add laminated instruction tags to tb's so future finders will be clear about the bug's goal.

 

It is most important to leave a bug in a cache you consider safe from a non-cacher accidental find. I have rejected many containers as a place for tb’s because they appeared too vulnerable. I don’t ever want to be the last one to handle a tb.

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