I have not had any luck with trackables. Over the time I have been a geocacher, I have released 7 travel bugs. Four have gone missing (one just in August) and the other three have been grabbed by geocachers who have not yet moved them and are unresponsive to my emails asking them to please move them along. This includes a trackable that was released last month as part of a TB race, and is still being held by the first geocacher who grabbed it (therefore, NO travel). This experience has led me to develop the following.
Old River Runner’s Rules on Trackables (Travel Bugs and Geocoins)
1. It is only a game.
2. If you release a trackable into circulation, you do so at your own risk.
3. Once you release it, consider it lost forever.
4. Be happy for any day it stays in circulation and consider it a miracle.
5. If a trackable is placed in a cache with little traffic, refer to Rule # 1.
6. If a trackable is placed in a cache and that cache is muggled, refer to Rules # 1, 2, and 3.
7. Geocachers who move your trackables for you should not be held responsible for whatever happens to your trackable in the future. They are only trying to help you out and should have your thanks, not your criticism. If they err, they do so with the best of intentions.
8. If a geocacher grabs your trackable and keeps it or does not log it, refer to Rules # 1, 2, and 3.
9. And, always, refer to Rule # 1.
Last edited by OldRiverRunner; 09-19-2011 at 04:17 PM.
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