Trackables are a special type of object found within geocaches that contain a unique tracking code. There are two main types of trackables, a Travel Bug and a Geocoin. Travel bugs will resemble a dog tag and are usually attached to objects. Geocoins will resemble an actually coin, though there are many variations that deviate from the traditionally circular shape of a coin. What to do if you find a trackable? Trackables are unique from swag in that they not only have a mission, but they actually belong to someone. As such, they are not meant to be kept in private collections. However, this does not prevent the act from happening (see geocoins for more information). Some trackables will have attached tags or paperwork (if inside a baggie) that explains it's mission, if any has been assigned. If you decide to move a trackable, it is important that the item is properly logged online. Improper logging is one of the more common reasons that a trackable goes missing. Whether you are moving a travel bug or a geocoin, the procedure will be the same. The Geocaching Trackables page is the main page through which you will begin logging trackables.
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