Showing posts with label Swag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Swag. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

M-T-P Pathtag

I've noticed in my most recent comeback to geocaching that pathtags have finally made their way into central Texas. It is certainly possible that they've been around this area for quite a while, but I never really saw them before except for in the north Texas area where I picked up two pathtags created by TXOILGAS and Muddy Buddies at an event. In one of my recent cache finds, I discovered two other pathtags from two central Texas cachers - Entwined55 and Nip-N-Tuck.

I had been considering the possibility of creating a signature pathtag for several months, but after I saw cmiked's new Twitter icon of his pathtag, I knew it was finally time for an M-T-P pathtag.  After many weeks of design tweaks and blueprint modifications, I am pleased to announce that I approved my blueprint and production of my first pathtag has begun!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cheap Signature Cards - Update

My 250 free geocaching signature cards from VistaPrint have arrived! The cards I ordered look exactly like they did on the online preview and arrived much faster than I anticipated. The edges are clean, the text is clear, and the overall quality is really great. I still wish I had more customizations and designs to choose from at no charge, but I can't complain about free. Thanks VistaPrint!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Cheap Signature Cards

Several geocachers that I've met have created personalized business cards to use as signature items or "found-it" cards that are left in caches. Most of the ones that I've seen are homemade from color printers and tear-out cards, but some like the promotional ones from are professionally printed.

If you've considered having some professionally printed cards, but didn't like the high cost associated with that, you might want to check out a company called Vistaprint. For the cost of postage (about $5) Vistaprint will send you 250 color business cards. The catch? Their choices of stock designs are fairly plain, and there's an advertising line on the back of each card declaring free business cards at You are also forced to click through several pages of expensive add-ons that they encourage you to buy before being allowed to check-out of their online store with a set of free cards. I finally choose a design and ordered them with the cheapest shipping option, so I'll let you know how they turn out (in about a month or so).

Below are some examples of their business card templates and how they might look as a geocaching signature card.


Monday, May 29, 2006

How to Go Geocaching is the newest site from the company that brought the world "wikiHow is a collaborative writing project aiming to build the world's largest how-to manual. Our mission is to provide free and useful instructions to help people solve the problems of everyday life." also contains one of the best over-all "How to Go Geocaching" guides that I've seen to date. But the best part is that since it is a wiki, it can get even better!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 Geocoin

All I can say is, WOW! I just got Sonny and Sandy's geocoin in the mail last night and it looks incredible. I'm not a big geocoin collector and only have 3 or 4 other coins, but this is definitely the prize of my limited collection. The front you can see here, but the back has a treasure chest on an island in front of sparkling (literally sparkling) blue water and a sun that glows in the dark. It really is a great looking coin! Thanks Sonny and Sandy!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Reader Rewards

I am proud to announce the public availability of the first ever M-T-P signature item, the M-T-P Geonickel!!! The nickels are 1.5" wooden nickels printed in full color on both sides and are currently being manufactured by Mark at from my own designs. If you listen to the PodCacher podcast, this is the same company where Sonny and Sandy got their wooden nickels.

Order and trade information will be posted soon!


Friday, June 24, 2005

I found a Jeep!

For those of you who don't know, finding one of the new white Jeep travel bugs in a geocache gives you the opportunity to enter into the drawing for an all-new 2006 Jeep Commander-the first 7 passenger Trail Rated Jeep 4X4!

When you find a white Jeep 4x4 Travel Bug you have the opportunity to sign up for the Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge. Each month you will be provided with three goals for the white Jeep 4x4 Travel Bugs. You can enter the contest by completing one of the three goals each month - by taking a photo with the Jeep 4x4 Travel Bug and the goal in the same photo.
I found my Jeep just after bumping into TheGeoGoes near TwinBridges (Nee- CastAway!) in Midway Park in Waco. We chatted for a while and then I found out that they had just dropped off another Jeep TB in the cache. Needless to say, I immediately grabbed the Jeep from the cache even before they had a chance to log onto the website and say that they left one there!