Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 2
Divine

A Killer Tb Idea

Recommended Posts

I just had an idea of cremation and geocaching.(Way to start a thread, huh? ;) ) I did a search and wasn't actually surprised that similar thoughts have passed here before me. :mad: Anyhoo, I didn't find a Travel Bug suggestion on the topic yet, which was my original idea, so here goes.

 

Suppose an avid geocacher dies and has his/her body cremated and the ashes divided in tens of little urns, all of which are equipped with Travel Bug tags. Then the urns get dispatched all around the world to different caches. The geocacher keeps 'finding' caches from here to eternity.

 

(Till the urns disappear on their way, then they can be put to a TB graveyard. :o )

 

Would you carry ol' Divine in your backpack to the next cache? :o

Share this post


Link to post

They were real specific about what I could and couldn't do with Dad's ashes. I'm pretty sure this wasn't on the "OK to do" list.

 

EDIT never mind, bad taste.

Edited by rusty_tlc

Share this post


Link to post

Well one time I had a buddy who wanted to be .....Well he liked Golf and wanted to be on every green of his favorite course,course the rules say u cain't but you know Ole Bud (that is his real name)got his final wish anyway.

Happy...........................................................................Geatrails

 

Never volunteer any information

Share this post


Link to post

Sure Divine, should we have this arranged or would you like to wait for 'natural causes'? :mad:

 

Definately needs to be permanently sealed container.....

Share this post


Link to post

I can't remember what TB it was but I thought I remembered seeing a TB that was filled with ashes that the owner wanted spread a teaspoon at a time at cache sites. The departed had always wanted to travel the world and never gotten the chance.

Share this post


Link to post

That'll teach little Billy when he decides to steal a really cool Travel Bug.

 

"Daddy? What's this stuff I found in this can?" :mad:

Share this post


Link to post
That'll teach little Billy when he decides to steal a really cool Travel Bug.

 

"Daddy? What's this stuff I found in this can?" :mad:

EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post

for some reason I can't get this out of my head......

 

"the ear" from the movie "stone cold"

Share this post


Link to post
I just had an idea of cremation and geocaching.(Way to start a thread, huh? :D ) I did a search and wasn't actually surprised that similar thoughts have passed here before me. ;) Anyhoo, I didn't find a Travel Bug suggestion on the topic yet, which was my original idea, so here goes.

 

Suppose an avid geocacher dies and has his/her body cremated and the ashes divided in tens of little urns, all of which are equipped with Travel Bug tags. Then the urns get dispatched all around the world to different caches. The geocacher keeps 'finding' caches from here to eternity.

 

(Till the urns disappear on their way, then they can be put to a TB graveyard. :D )

 

Would you carry ol' Divine in your backpack to the next cache? :P

There is a travel bug like that. I found it in Cary, North Carolina on its journey from New York. It was a small jar with ash in it that wanted to see all 50 states. It got gross when there was a little measuring spoon attached with which the finders were asked to spread som of the ashes in each state. We decided that with airport security being what it was, we didn't care to explain a jar full of ash in my luggage or carryon bags, and we left it in the cache. (I think the name is something like "Uncle Erwin".)

Share this post


Link to post
Would you carry ol' Divine in your backpack to the next cache?

 

I would be honored. I assume (and hope), however, that you plan to stay alive for some time! ;)

Share this post


Link to post

Hmmm... I seem to remember this discussion somewhere before...

 

Markwelled.

 

I guess the reason I remember it so well is the nifty little graphic I came up with. ;)

 

3419_6600.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Hmmm...  I seem to remember this discussion somewhere before...

 

Markwelled.

Ah! I knew I couldn't be the first one to think about this. B) Apparently my searches for the previous topics missed the one you markwelled us to. Thanks for the link and great graphics indeed! :unsure:

Edited by Divine

Share this post


Link to post

I wouldn't want to be cremated, but i would still like to be a travel bug!! Just put a dog tag on my coffin and haul my rotting corpse all over the world!

Share this post


Link to post

Would you please pass me the ashes...

WHAT? Divine is still alive and out caching?

 

Ok, I can wait <_<:rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
:) Well burn me up and send me caching when i die. awsome idea. You must be one twisted dude to come up with such a great idea

Share this post


Link to post
Would you carry ol' Divine in your backpack to the next cache?

Heck, I'd take you from cache to cache for a while. It would be a hoot.

Especially when talking to folks and I would say "we are looking for" instead of "I am looking for". It could lead to some interesting conversations. :)

 

Of course, there may be others that I would rather encourage to take that first step. :o

Share this post


Link to post
I can't remember what TB it was but I thought I remembered seeing a TB that was filled with ashes that the owner wanted spread a teaspoon at a time at cache sites. The departed had always wanted to travel the world and never gotten the chance.

You did. "Uncle Elwin"

 

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=15877

 

George

Dang. I wish I'd known about Uncle Elwin earlier. He's very near me, but it looks from the logs like he's going to be leaving my area.

Share this post


Link to post

That's a great idea -- I'd carry ya around, maybe even dip the container into some cold beer on the way!

 

LOL... even though my ashes are destined for Eternal Reefs, I'm sure enough can be spared to fill a bison tube for travel bug travels! Hoo hoo! :)

Share this post


Link to post

I wonder if anyone has plans to have their ashes spread at N 00° 01.000 W 000° 01.000, the Virtual Cache Travel Bug Graveyard.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 2

×
×
  • Create New...