How to Prevent Travel Bugs and Coins from going Missing
I have a sneaky little trick up my sleeve 😉
Have you ever released a Travel bug or Coin into the Geocaching wild, only for a fellow cacher to lose it, a muggle to take it or for it to just go missing for one reason or another? If you have you’re one of many cachers who have. The fact is most trackable items do end up missing sooner or later and it’s very frustrating and sucks the fun right out of it. Fingers are pointed and there just isn’t anything fun about it.
I’ve only released 3 travel bugs in my time and only one is still accounted for and racking up miles. I attribute my sneaky little trick to it’s continued success
So what is my sneaky little trick for keeping travel bugs from going missing?
Leverage the power of superstition! My travel bug that continues to move from cache to cache and has been for over 1 1/2 years is a good luck charm. But if you don’t pass it on quickly, your luck may change 😉 Here is exactly what I state on the description:
“All who hold this 4-leaf clover will have good luck, but don’t hold on to it for any longer than a couple days or your luck may change”
I know what you’re thinking… it’s like a chain letter. No, it’s not. I’m not asking cachers to do anything they wouldn’t normally do, I’m not sending the TB to their mailbox (no requirment to pick it up) and I’m not making threats. It’s all in good fun and I’ve had nothing but good feedback from cachers =)
It works and who knows, maybe my little TB really is a good luck charm to some.
So what about you? Do you have any tips for preventing a TB or Coin from going missing? I would love to read them below.