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04-01-2013, 10:39   #1
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Trinkets

I myself have never been Geocaching (hopefully will change this year).

I'm just curious as to what trinkets people have retrieved from caches and likewise, what ye have replaced them with?

Can they be anything from a small figurine to an australian dollar for example?


What are the most common trinkets you have come across??
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Keyrings and micromachines are the most common trinkets I've taken and placed. Tracker bugs and Geocoins are pretty common too. I've found one or two international items like coins ect. Always interesting to see how far an item has travelled around the globe!
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Pretty much all sorts
The big thing to remember is make it lid friendly as a lot of kids find these

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I myself have never been Geocaching (hopefully will change this year).

I'm just curious as to what trinkets people have retrieved from caches and likewise, what ye have replaced them with?

Can they be anything from a small figurine to an australian dollar for example?


What are the most common trinkets you have come across??
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When people take a trinket and replace it, what do you do with the one you took? Put it into another cache or hold onto it if ya like it?
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Either.
Some people hold on to them as tokens of thier find.
Others swap them for items in other caches.
If you have kids with you they usually just get kept.

Unless its a Trackable and thats Different
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Just read an ealier post of mine, that should have been Kid Friendly not lid friendly :-)

We have marble things made with our caching name on them Trysor9 we drop one in every cache unless its a Nano, people like to collect the personalised items.
We usually drop in other bits an pieces as well if theres room
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We have marble things made with our caching name on them Trysor9 we drop one in every cache unless its a Nano, people like to collect the personalised items.
I found a couple of your little glass marble things today, cool looking yokes, fair play.
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How can you check where a token has travelled? Like a marble or a small model of something.
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each trackable has a unique code so anybody finding one is meant to log the number, where they picked it up and where they dropped it.
The system then logs its travel on a map and records the miles its done
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each trackable has a unique code so anybody finding one is meant to log the number, where they picked it up and where they dropped it.
The system then logs its travel on a map and records the miles its done
So say I put a random object in the cache a number is assigned to it?
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So say I put a random object in the cache a number is assigned to it?
No, only items that are designed to be tracked, that have a tracking number on them that you can register on geocaching.com can be tracked. You have to buy them, they're called trackables.

Little bits and bobs that you'd put in a cache are just swapped and taken (or ignored!) by other cachers.
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No, only items that are designed to be tracked, that have a tracking number on them that you can register on geocaching.com can be tracked. You have to buy them, they're called trackables.

Little bits and bobs that you'd put in a cache are just swapped and taken (or ignored!) by other cachers.
So theres no way of tracking random pieces?
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Afraid not!
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Afraid not!
Dammit. Id like to send something unique off somewhere and follow its travels!
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Dammit. Id like to send something unique off somewhere and follow its travels!
Well that's the idea behind travel bugs, you get one and you attach it to whatever you want, and then send it off on its travels. Then when somebody finds what you sent off, they see there's a travel bug attached to it and they use the code on the travel bug to track it.

You can set goals as well. I found one recently that was part of a race. A family each had their own little items which they placed at the same time, and the winner was the first one to travel 10,000km. The one I found had already won, it was all over europe and down in south africa before making its way here.

Other people put goals like "I'd like to visit every country in Europe" or "I want to go to Italy and then back to Ireland" or whatever.
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