View Full Version : FTF Cache Ideas?



RKDKBradley4
01-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Our family is getting ready to put our first cache in the loop. We have read several posts pertaining to a FTF prize. What are some suggestions that you may offer up for us to put in ours? It's a small tupperware container going in a dry spot. Thanks!

RKDKBradley4
01-06-2009, 11:45 AM
Belay my last. We got some good info from the forums at Geo.com. Thanks anyways;)

EMSDanel
01-06-2009, 12:23 PM
A $100 bill is always nice.....and if you tell me where the cache is before it gets published I'll check it out and tell you well you did hiding it! Just kidding........ ;-)

Medawisla
01-06-2009, 05:47 PM
...those are my favorite! I got one when I was "FTF" the winter campout event last year. :D

Team V3
01-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Unactivated travel bugs, gift cards, caching supplies, containers....

The list goes on and on and personally I do not think you should feel obligated to put anything. It is a personal preference.

But I do not have any FTFs to my name either.

cachecrashers4
01-06-2009, 07:42 PM
IMHO...Other than the owner, the knowledge that you are the first cacher to find the cache is the prize. Seeing and signing the empty log is the prize. Being the first to peruse the swag is the prize. Finding a unique spot in a place you have probably never been before is the prize.

RKDKBradley4
01-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks for all the great ideas and inputs:) Love the idea of the $100 dollar bill, can't promise you it will have Ben on it though;)

tat
01-06-2009, 08:36 PM
My favorite is one I got for 2nd to find!

It's a knitted hat with second to find repeated in a band in small letters. You have to look hard to see it!

Medawisla
01-06-2009, 11:21 PM
My favorite is one I got for 2nd to find!

It's a knitted hat with second to find repeated in a band in small letters. You have to look hard to see it!

Wow that's really unique.:cool: You should bring it to the even next weekend :D

tat
01-07-2009, 07:25 AM
You've seen it, I wear it almost all the time. It's the green one.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36437420650#/photo.php?pid=201284&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=802124431&id=1110362057

pm28570
01-07-2009, 08:43 AM
I recall once cache I did in which the ftf prize was a lottery ticket. As I was looking for the cache, the cache owner arrived to check on it as it hadn't been logged for a few days after being published. After looking thru the container, the owner told me about the lottery ticket, which was not in the cache. So, got a blank log to sign as 2nd to find, but no ticket.

RKDKBradley4
01-07-2009, 12:36 PM
We have come across a couple of caches that have winter hats and gloves in them. Great idea for those of us out there in the cold. They still have the tags on them and everything. We have also seen some hand warmers. Very useful items for caching in the winter eh?

fins2right
01-07-2009, 06:13 PM
I've seen FTF coins and pathtags as well as TFTC pathtags. I traditionally put a new pathtag in my new caches.

RKDKBradley4
01-07-2009, 06:58 PM
Might be a silly question, but what is a pathtag? I haven't heard or seen one of those yet. Love to hear all about them if ya get a chance. Thanks!

fins2right
01-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Might be a silly question, but what is a pathtag? I haven't heard or seen one of those yet. Love to hear all about them if ya get a chance. Thanks!


www.pathtags.com (http://www.pathtags.com) They are small (about quarter sized) coins. They are designed by the owner and can be left in caches bigger than a micro. Each coin has a number on the back that can be logged in on there website. Unlike a travel bug, you keep and collect pathtags. Some of the tags, like Kayaking Loons, The Francis Family, and Hollara (for example) are really complicated and filled with colors. Mine is a simple design that glows in the dark. If you purchase a design, you can trade on the website with different people. We have found about a dozen in different caches and put out about 50 or so. I've also traded online for about 20 more. They are a really cool way to personalize an item. If you would like, PM me with your address and I will mail you one of ours to start your collection. I'm designing a second pathtag for this spring. :)

Ekidokai
01-08-2009, 02:36 AM
www.pathtags.com (http://www.pathtags.com) They are small (about quarter sized) coins. They are designed by the owner and can be left in caches bigger than a micro. Each coin has a number on the back that can be logged in on there website. Unlike a travel bug, you keep and collect pathtags. Some of the tags, like Kayaking Loons, The Francis Family, and Hollara (for example) are really complicated and filled with colors. Mine is a simple design that glows in the dark. If you purchase a design, you can trade on the website with different people. We have found about a dozen in different caches and put out about 50 or so. I've also traded online for about 20 more. They are a really cool way to personalize an item. If you would like, PM me with your address and I will mail you one of ours to start your collection. I'm designing a second pathtag for this spring. :)

I had one of the pathtags of Fins2right. I don't keep the ones I get. I put them out to circulate.

Team V3
01-08-2009, 11:03 AM
I was thinking of doing a coin for a while. Now I am looking at Pathtags as being an option. Been told it can be far less expensive to design.

team moxiepup
01-08-2009, 07:37 PM
I was thinking of doing a coin for a while. Now I am looking at Pathtags as being an option. Been told it can be far less expensive to design.

Just an FYI: This month there is $10.00 off path tags code, so if you are planning a tag and can get it designed and submitted before the month is out you could save $$$.

hollora
01-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Just an FYI: This month there is $10.00 off path tags code, so if you are planning a tag and can get it designed and submitted before the month is out you could save $$$.

Good point TMP and also - postal rates are going up the end of the month as well.......we are encroaching on Chinese New Year as well.......pathtags will be effected as well as Geocoins - so if you don't get an order in you will be waiting for a while on delivery.

RKDKBradley4
01-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Good Advice! Thanks