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Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Buckeye or Chestnut TB11

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Monday, 26 March 2012
Texas, United States
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In the hands of BUME314.

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

This travel bug has two modest goals, to survive more than five years and to be moved by 25 cachers.  As of 5-Apr-18 it had been circulating for 5.7 years, but it had been moved by only 2 cachers.

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated and will be re-posted here.

About This Item


My wife is from Toledo, OH, so when she visits family she always brings buckeyes back to Texas with her. In 2011 we were in Switzerland and Austria and, never havings seen chestnuts, we thought we were seeing buckeyes on the sidewalks. We learned the truth and I had another idea for travel bugs. We later aquired some chestnuts for comparison.

The TB is either a buckeye or chestnut—you decide after comparison with the photos. Buckeyes tend to be a little smaller in size, with a smaller hilum (attachment scar) and are darker colored. If you are from Ohio, you probably know the difference since you are from the historic range of both species. The American chestnut was extirpated from most of its range by a blight (caused by a fungus). They now occur only in isolated spots on the margins of their former range. The chestnuts we find in stores now mostly originate in Europe or the orient.

Interestingly, despite the similarity of the nuts and tree leaves, buckeyes and chestnuts are in completely different plant families, and, chestnuts are edible whereas buckeyes can be toxic without a lot of preparation.

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Tracking History (798.6mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 04/05/2018 BUME314 grabbed it   Visit Log

Found it in a cache, looks like the previous holder didn't log his drop. The bag is still in decent shape. Hope to pass it along soon!

Write note 03/04/2018 BallettoadandMr posted a note for it   Visit Log

Forgot to post pic in my discovery post ☺

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Discovered It 03/04/2018 BallettoadandMr discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the 4 State lookout cache 😊

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/13/2012 TeamGeoHunt retrieved it from Four-State Lookout Cache Kansas   Visit Log

We found this Travel Bug when checking on our own cache "Four-State Lookout" It is in good condition in a small zip-bag with a large screw in the bag as well. Going to drop it off in the next cache we find.

Dropped Off 07/21/2012 Benchmark Blasterz placed it in Four-State Lookout Cache Kansas - 16.77 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/21/2012 Benchmark Blasterz took it to Pony Express- Headin' West! (Troy) Kansas - 12.13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/21/2012 Benchmark Blasterz took it to RIVER VIEW #1 Missouri - 50.18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/21/2012 Benchmark Blasterz took it to KC#1 Happy Birthday George Missouri - .38 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/21/2012 Benchmark Blasterz took it to KC#3 "Brickyards" Missouri - .29 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/21/2012 Benchmark Blasterz took it to A Drip Off the Old Bloch Missouri - .04 miles  Visit Log
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