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Make A Travel Bug Sheet

Have you had a Travel Bug disappear because someone found it and didn't know what to do with it? Are you planning to send a new Travel Bug out into the world and you don't want that to happen? We may have the solution for you. It's no guarantee against loss, but it will help. It is a Travel Bug Instruction Sheet that explains how to properly use your Travel Bug. The sheet will fit in a zip-lock bag with your Travel Bug and best of all, you can make it right now. This sheet was created by Seth!, based on a design and text by Markwell. This page will generate a 6"x6" sheet, which will fit in a 1 quart ziplock along with your Travel Bug. If you need the sandwich bag size, we have that as well.

Here is what you will need to make your own Travel Bug sheet:

  • A Travel Bug and its serial number.
  • The Travel Bug page ID from geocaching.com for YOUR Travel Bug. If you go to your Travel Bug's "FOUND It? LOG IT!" page, that will be the numbers after the "ID=".
  • A name for your Travel Bug.
  • A printer connected to your computer.
  • Optional: A photo of your TB that has been uploaded to your Travel Bug's page. You may also use one of the images that we have below.
Simply complete the form below, click on the "Make My Sheet" button, and you'll have a Travel Bug Sheet ready to print. When the new page appears with your Travel Bug Sheet, just click your browser's print button. You could also save the page as an HTML file for future use. After your sheet is printed, cut out the two pages and paste them back-to-back. You sheet can go in a ziplock bag as-is or you can have it laminated. Enjoy!

Your Travel Bug's Name:

Limit 25 characters, including spaces.

Your Travel Bug's Serial Number:

Found on the Travel Bug tag.

Your Travel Bug's Page ID:

The last digits on the geocaching.com page for your Travel Bug. (track_detail.asp?ID=_ _ _ _)

Your Travel Bug's goal is to:

You may leave this as is or change it to something like "visit Alaska" or "get to 98033 by 12/25/02". Limit 35 characters.

Adding the picture to the card is the next step.

If you have a photo uploaded to your Travel Bug's page, use the same page ID from item 3. It works best if your photo is horizontal. To use the stock image below, leave the 2346 in the box.

The number of the photo:

This is the hard part. You need the last digits of your photo from the Travel Bug page, before the .jpg. (http://img.groundspeak.com/track/_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.jpg) It will look something like cbf471fd-f2c9-4038-81c2-a75e4a21ddae. Try right-clicking on the photo's link to view, highlight, and copy and paste this bit.
To use one of the stock images below, leave the 2346_300 in the box or change it to 2346_400 or 2346_500.

Stock Bug Image #2346_300

Stock Bug Image #2346_500

Stock Bug Image #2346_600


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