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Thursday, 25 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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In Towel Day

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Diffuse panic across the galaxy

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Trackable Towel


“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly, it has great practical value –

  • you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta;
  • you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours;
  • you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon;
  • use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth;
  • wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat;
  • wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous);
  • you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal,
  • and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)”

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


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Tracking History (4788.3mi) View Map

Discovered It 09/02/2023 FaiRwoodWest discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Discovered add a Geocaching event

Discovered It 05/25/2022 Timsoccerdogg discovered it Washington   Visit Log

discovered at event

Dropped Off 05/17/2021 Prying Pandora placed it in Towel Day Washington   Visit Log
Move To Inventory 05/17/2021 Prying Pandora moved it to their inventory   Visit Log
Discovered It 12/22/2019 AndrewsDK discovered it   Visit Log

Fun idea for a trackable!

Discovered It 12/21/2019 PeachofWA discovered it   Visit Log

Sorry to be slow in logging this discovery. Spotted at an event hosted by the owner. Really cute.

Discovered It 12/21/2019 Nattgew discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at solstice event, didn't panic!

Discovered It 12/21/2019 Rhynub discovered it   Visit Log

Toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit? Sounds like your average caching bag! Spotted at the Winter Solstice event.

Discovered It 12/21/2019 em_adventuring discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at Prying Pandora's Winter Solstice event!

Discovered It 06/21/2019 CRS_GEO discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered this towel at the Summer Solstice at Brown's point.

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