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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2011 02:59:55 PM »

Looking at lots of sites online, I have heard of the wooden coins but they seem to be most popular in Europe.  Here we have metal coins that people are crazy about collecting but they are usually pretty pricy and are hardly ever seen in anything.  There are websites online where you can get coins made how you want them and you can get trackable ones for even more money.  I don't have the money to pay for things to be trackable on geocaching.com, so I have things over on http://www.travelertags.com/

I haven't done much with geocaching since I don't have a gps so I've mainly done letterboxing but I know I like both, each for what they are but most people seem to be just for one or the other.

« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2011 03:40:00 PM »

I heard of letterboxing, but I think it's mainly American thing (at least in the Czech republic are just a few letterboxes, all of them far from me), so I've never tried it.
I haven't GPS as well, so I can't hunt multi-caches and the rest goes slowly, but I think I can enjoy geocaching without GPS even more then with it. I've found cca 50 caches (not many, I know), all of them without GPS, and it's always an adventure.
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2011 07:24:28 PM »

I'm a novice cacher - but yes, there are many types of custom items.  Some will have custom buttons, some have fancy metal tags, some are hand made type items.

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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2011 09:36:58 PM »

Letterboxing here in the us still isn't as popular as Geocaching.  In the smallish town I live in, there was 1 letterbox, but has disappeared, yet in the single park that it was in there are at least 40 geocaches there...
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2011 07:52:46 AM »

Ok, so I am thinking 4 points for your partner, either 2 mediums or 1 medium two smalls, and 3-5 small or very small crafted items for geocaching. Or if you letterbox, a hand carved (or store bought, if necessary) stamp. You will be able to say whether you geocache, letterbox or both. I am thinking about 2 weeks for signups and a month for crafting.

Let me know what you think of this and I will get started in setting it up.


« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2011 09:05:14 AM »

You mean those 3-5 small items as a swag? Anyway I think it's fine Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2011 01:26:34 PM »

I think that sounds good.

« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2011 01:42:36 PM »

We just started this on Sunday.  I'd definitely be interested.
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2011 02:54:01 PM »

I much prefer the craftster size guidelines to points... I tend to avoid the point ones. But don't mind me since I might not be able to join the swap anyway.

Would the swag have to be crafted or could it be store bought? 2 medium + 3-5 small would be a rather large swap. (I know, I know, that was about the swap size I suggested earlier... Um... Just thought of this?) I know in swaps like the magic yarn ball swaps the balls should contain a minimum number of small items and so-and-so many of those have to be crafted. Can't remember the exact numbers, but I do remember that it took a lot of time and effort to fill that ball with small items. Perhaps the swag could be storebought OR crafted depending on the one crafting. Especially since there will be additional crafted crafts. I have plenty of odds and ends that would make fun swag, but not as many ideas for good crafted swag that won't take ages.

I love the idea of leaving miniature socks in caches since it would be so neat and unexpected. (smaller than baby socks) It's just that one of those little suckers will take me an entire evening to knit up. I didn't check the time last craft night I tried that pattern but it must have been 2-3 hours. Possibly longer. I thought about leaving them as signature items, but I'd be bored and have hand pains before I made ten of them Cheesy
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2011 08:11:31 PM »

Ok, Swap is up and running, please sign up!


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