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    Default bug questions

    They say no question is stupid....ill let you be the judge! hehe

    Now I know I haven't read all there is to read about this sport, but I can't seem to find anything about this so maybe you long timers in the sport can answer this for me.

    I have noticed a wide variety of items attached to travel bugs. Are there any things that are not allowed to be attached to a bug. Of course I dont mean something crude or inappropriate, I mean as to weight or size. I have seen some intresting choices to attach and just wondering in case I should ever get a travel bug of my own one day. The majority of them are related to the goal of the bug but some I admit confound me. Does there have to be a reason or can you just put any old thing on it??

    Thanks in advance
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    You are only stupid if you don't ask!

    There are cars that are TBs, Cement blocks that are TBs, and People that are TBs, there was a TB which contained the ashes of a relative (but it was fake - or was it? ) ! I have a TB that is 18 pounds. basically anything goes!

    But, the more valuable or attractive a TB might be, the more likely someone will take it home and keep it.

    Here's a pic of Cindy the Cinderblock just before I did my alterations to it.
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    The only limitation I can think of would be to not use anything that would not be ok to place in a cache.... Not size-wise but kid-friendly wise. One example is knives. Of course this is common sense (especially if you have kids).
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    I have a TB or two out there. I like this one...Ekidokai's Okeydokey Mobile It goes with me to most caches.

    When I was at the Mega event in Ohio I saw a ton of TB. Refrigerator door with magnetic TB's on it, a 2 foot rubber ducky, Every kind of a hot wheels car you could think of. I saw huge model trucks and planes. I have seen cell phones and coins.

    Use this link Midwest Geobash 2009 and go to the inventory and click on history to see the 2500 different TB's that were there.

    Anything you can think of can be a TB. The mission helps out with the movement a lot. I picked up several TB's out in Ohio and brought them back to complete their missions.

    Something to keep in mind, when you put one out it is goes on it's way. It might disappear from the first place you put it or it might do a lot of traveling. It is a real hit or miss kind of thing. I hear there is a TB about 2 miles under the ocean. Sometimes the TB's get stuck in caches that don't see a lot of traffic. Sometimes the cache gets muggled. Sometimes they just disappear. Then sometimes they go on fantastic trips around the word quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekidokai View Post
    I have a TB or two out there. I like this one...Ekidokai's Okeydokey Mobile ....

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    If I come across this TB should I move it to the next cache? Just want to do my part.
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    WOW you folks just blew my idea of a travel bug out of the water !!! a cement block, a fridge door?!?!?!?!?! well i dont think anything I come up with would be that intresting hehe. Thanks for the answers. Way cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPJ66 View Post
    WOW you folks just blew my idea of a travel bug out of the water !!! a cement block, a fridge door?!?!?!?!?! well i dont think anything I come up with would be that intresting hehe. Thanks for the answers. Way cool!
    "Cindy the Cinderblock" appears to be stuck. It's been in the hands of a cacher in Ohio since May.

    Travel Bugs are one of our favorite parts of geocaching. Our "Geomaine Furby" TB (also currently stuck! ), has been photographed on the Great Wall of China (see page 9 of the TB logs), and one of our "Maine Chickadee Plate" TB's has been photographed with the girls at Hooters in Shanghai, China (page 3 of TB logs). Sadly this TB is also among the missing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    "Cindy the Cinderblock" appears to be stuck. It's been in the hands of a cacher in Ohio since May.
    I know it and I helped get it unstuck from a cache in NC after all that time too.
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    cant wait to discover the Okeydokey Mobile one day too!!

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    Default The thing with TB's

    I've attached rubber parrots, challange coins and police patches. A few of them have travelled to the islands and off to Europe, but all of them have stopped or vanished. My expectation of TB's is that if you get a few good hops, you've done well. Don't get me wrong, I take a lot of pleasure in sending out a bug. I just don't expect them to last too long.
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