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Best TB resurrection story

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

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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.

 

The TB page is

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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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56 minutes ago, HoustonControl said:

I got an interesting log on one of my coins today...  http://coord.info/TB1Q2TG

That's a cool log! I'm sure you'd like to know how it ended up in the tracks!

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A2zman61, MsPat, SpunkyMonkey, and I were out caching in Dwight Eisenhower park and Alexander Deussen park today and in the same tree as the  Alexander Eisenhower 2 we found a TB just hanging from a limb. The TB was too big to fit into the cache so since it was exposed to the elements the chian is all rusted and brittle and the tag itself has some wear and tear. I stuck the TB in my back pocket and didnt think about in until just now. I went to go log that I grabbed the TB and the bug was marked in the hands of someone. Then I looked at the logs and it only had 3 logs. The original drop, 1 grabbed it log, and then a discovery in the same spot that I retrieved it. I will get this bug cleaned up and try to get it back into the field ASAP. It is the cacher's 1st TB and has been "missing" since April.  Ryan's first Travel Bug

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I have one TB left that is out in the wild.  It had been dropped in a cache on the top of a remote mountain near the Texas/New Mexico border about 2 years ago.  Or so I thought.  The same person who dropped it there retrieved it last month without logging another visit to the cache and then took it to Greece.  It then got picked up and taken to an event in France.  My email is filling up today with discovery logs in written in French. It's nice to see it back in action.  Maybe it will have better luck in Europe than my others have had here.

http://coord.info/TB56Y08

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I resurrected 3 geocoins at GeoWoodstock this weekend: 

https://coord.info/TBPZMK

https://coord.info/TBP2KC

https://coord.info/TBNQQK

All three had been placed in an unpublished cache by a locked member in 2007.  They all belong to other locked members (or sock puppet accounts).  I'd love to hear the backstory, but it looks like someone gave up the game and just dumped them in the event.  Cool old coins, though!

 

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16 hours ago, HoustonControl said:

I resurrected 3 geocoins at GeoWoodstock this weekend: 

https://coord.info/TBPZMK

https://coord.info/TBP2KC

https://coord.info/TBNQQK

All three had been placed in an unpublished cache by a locked member in 2007.  They all belong to other locked members (or sock puppet accounts).  I'd love to hear the backstory, but it looks like someone gave up the game and just dumped them in the event.  Cool old coins, though!

 

You should dip them into the woodstock event page so then can get the CA-CO miles

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17 minutes ago, tuba_dude said:

You should dip them into the woodstock event page so then can get the CA-CO miles

I will when I get around to logging the Mega event.

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On 7/4/2016 at 5:17 PM, HoustonControl said:

I resurrected 3 geocoins at GeoWoodstock this weekend: 

https://coord.info/TBPZMK

https://coord.info/TBP2KC

https://coord.info/TBNQQK

All three had been placed in an unpublished cache by a locked member in 2007.  They all belong to other locked members (or sock puppet accounts).  I'd love to hear the backstory, but it looks like someone gave up the game and just dumped them in the event.  Cool old coins, though!

 

I picked up a few geocoins with the same problem. Looking closer at them, a couple are owned by sock puppet accounts that belonged to Tucson Thompsen. Admiral Ackbar was one sock puppet account that I know about.  When GS dropped the hammer on him they also locked all his sock puppet accounts too. I wonder if he was at GW or if someone else dropped the coins there?

I used to belong to the AZ group because we traveled to AZ for Spring Training baseball games every year. I heard rumors that Tucson Thompsen got permanently banned. I don't remember the whole story but he'd been punished several times and had several sock puppet accounts to get around the temp bans. I think (but don't quote me because it was quite a while ago and the details are fuzzy) it was because he kept publishing puzzle cache spoilers.

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