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Make Your Own Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 163
Streamed live on Jun 23, 2016
In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the differences and fun about geocaching’s movable game pieces the Trackables. Including some step by step help for you to make your very own.
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 163
Geocaching Definition – Trackable
A trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online. Also known as Travel Bugs, GeoCoins.
Geocaching Definition – Travel Bug
A trackable tag with a unique code that attaches to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.
Geocaching Definition – Geocoin
A Geocoin works similarly to a Travel Bug® in that they are trackable and can travel the world, picking up stories from cache to cache. Geocoins are often created as signature items by geocachers and can also be used as collectibles.
A pathtag is a small (1″ diameter) coin that is left as signature items by some geocachers. The design on the face of the coin is customized, while the other side holds a generic design and a serial number. They’re often mistaken for geocoins, but there are three main differences between geocoins and pathtags. The most important difference is that pathtags have nothing to do with GroundSpeak and are not trackable at geocaching.com. Another difference is that the tags are not individually trackable – all tags of the same design have the same serial number. While it is possible to track where the tags were logged, it is not possible to track the path of an individual tag. Finally, tags are usually meant to be kept by the finder, instead of being moved like activated geocoins.
Cachekinz, WildOnes, Extags, etc.
A non travelbug tage with a trackable gc code. Works the same as a travel bug.
A tag that attaches to any other geocache game piece. It normally does not have any trackable code with it.
Make Your Own Travel Bug:
Travel Bug Tag – usually comes with a copy
Chain or Wire to secure the tag to the item
Item of Some Type – can be just about anything. Size dictates the type of geocache it will be able to fit in
Take said item and say goodbye to it. No personal attachments, chances are the trip will end. It varies on how long it will last.
DRILL A HOLE THROUGH THE SUCKER!
Place Chain and or Wire through tag and item
Crazy glue the connector
Activate your Travel Bug – Geocaching.com
Fill Out The Trackable Form
Name of Trackable
Who you are
Area you are starting
Date you are starting
Description about the Trackable
Goal about the Trackable
Take said item and say goodbye to it.
Send it on it’s way
Track it on it’s personalized web page and map
Speakpipe – Cloak N Dagger (Adam Schoenwald) – From May 1:03
Burgandy – A new belt – Congratulations 0:18
AMY – Question For Episode 162:
Prize 1 – 162: Cache-Advance.com – 16 oz tumbler, two trackable tags – Cache Crate and cool grey shark
Congratulations: Jeff Arbaugh
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.
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