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#141 cachestacker

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:53 PM

My FIRST trackable was last placed in a cache in Arkansas on 8/6/2011.  The cache was called IT'S GOING, GOING, GOING, IT'S GONE!!!1!!.  Which was apparently bulldozed, CO missing, and finally archived by PR.  So it's gone, gone, went.  

 

Then someone logs that cache it as found - I think trying to free the TB.  Then they log the TB.  They have 1 find - which I think it the erroneous log on the archived cache.  

 

They are in Alaska with it and said they're putting it in a 'new' cache soon.  Hopefully not a noob putting in a newly placed cache with no finds.  ugh.

 

In any event, nearly 3 years later, my first TB is/may be back in action. Hopefully this new cacher will get it in a real cache so it can start moving again soon, regardless of how dubious it all seems.


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#142 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:48 PM

Here's one that showed up after a 3 year hiatus.

Georeynozos Karma Geocoin #2 - Pink

 

 



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:02 PM

Yes, a cacher who will not be named brought it sheepishly to the event and said his wife had it in a drawer for several years and he just found out, so he passed it on to Team Cull who was trading TBs, so maybe now it will move again.  I'm Team Cull's witness that he wasn't the one that had it for all of these years.   LOL.

 

Here's one that showed up after a 3 year hiatus.

Georeynozos Karma Geocoin #2 - Pink

 


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:16 PM

I found a TB today that has been missing for five years.  It left Arizona, got moved to Houston, was held briefly by Zephyr01 and then sunshot99, who "passed it over to another Scout Troop from San Antonio to take to a Ball game at Enchanted Rock Park. icon_smile.gif"

I found it in a cache at Inks Lake State Park - no idea how and where it has been but it is back in play now!  That's fun!


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

Wow!  

 

After 2.5 years a cacher noticed one of my TBs that was marked missing was still listed in an archived cache that he thought might actually still be there.  And it was!   I wish I could give the cacher a favorite point!

 

Back to Bern 300 (TB32VH3) has a new log:

Logged by: andGuest

I happened to come along the page for the archived cache this TB was located in when looking at a cache page for a nearby cache that mentioned the archived cache. I brought up the the archived cache page and saw that it looked like the cache was likely still there and the last finder dropped this travel bug. Decided to test my theory since I was walking by the cache today while going to the other cache. So since I am logging this TB it was obviously still there. So I will hopefully get it into a cache soon and get it back on its travels.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:20 AM

So which is best to do when your TB or geocoin is logged as not in a cache?  Mark it as missing, or leave it in the cache?


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

I give it a little while before I mark it as missing.  Not that it matters, I guess.  I got an email today that one of my bugs was not in the cache it says it's in, but it was only dropped in there in December.  I'm hoping whoever took it will finally log it, so I haven't marked it as missing yet.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:13 AM

I've marked a couple as missing in the past after getting multiple reports by finders that they were no longer in the cache as stated online. After letting that "sit" the way it was for some time, I came across a post somewhere that has someone change the TB name to "STOLEN", after which it suddenly returned to circulation again.

I tried that too, but unfortunately without success.

Because I think the coins that went missing we're too cool not to have out there, I just created laminated 'proxies' and set those free.
Who knows, maybe the real thing will turn up again somewhere, someday, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

I came across a post somewhere that has someone change the TB name to "STOLEN", after which it suddenly returned to circulation again.
 

I think I'm going to use that tactic.  It may not help, but it will make me feel better...


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

I came across a post somewhere that has someone change the TB name to "STOLEN", after which it suddenly returned to circulation again.

I think I'm going to use that tactic.  It may not help, but it will make me feel better...

Yup, exactly the reason I did it too.
None turned up back in circulation however...

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#151 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

Try changing the name to GPS Tracking Device, and see how fast it gets back into circulation.    :police:


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 08:21 PM

Well this is a fun TB rescue story. I went and found GC2x9n3 today a puzzle cache called BB 1000 cache Finds by Houston Control well I find the cache which had been replaced from the original cache back in 2012. I read a previous log that Trea had found the cache but it was full of water and log couldn't be signed, well the cache I found the log had never been wet and was in great condition. So I looked around a few more minutes and I found a lock and lock container that was full of water. I dumped it out and the wife noticed there was a trackable in it, this trackable. It was attached to a key chain and a tape measure but they were all rusted. The trackable is rusted a little the wife cleaned it up and we put it in a baggy. It can travel the world once again.

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:29 AM

Not really a resurrection story, but cool nonetheless!

 

I sent a TB (http://coord.info/TB6C6DH ) on it's way to Europe during the Coinfest in October. Now, after only 4 months it's reached it's EXACT destination, my brothers TB-Hotel and therefore winning the 'race' with his (http://coord.info/TB4DJ8V:coolsmiley:

 

Cool beans!!


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