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Friday, April 18, 2014

Pathtags are Fun!

What's a Pathtag?  Pathtags are fun little personal items that geocachers have been trading or leaving in caches as their signature items.  My geocaching name is Bugleann and I'm a huge Snoopy fan, so my friend Brian designed this Pathtag for me.  Isn't is cute? This is my personal Pathtag....


Brian also designed his "Caching for Christ" tag for himself and also designed our friends "Tomeagle55" tag....



Pathtags are single sided, metal tags and are about the size of a quarter.  Many geocachers have them made and leave them in caches for other geocachers to find.  If you find a Pathtag, you can keep it.  That's how they differ from Travel Bugs, which you can't keep and have to move from cache to cache.   The Pathtags are magnetic, so it's easy to mount them to a magnetic board to display them.  They also have a hole punched into them, so you can slide them onto a keychain or wear them as a necklace.


When you first order them you design what you want and upload the design to the Pathtag site.  They make a blueprint, you approve it, they do a design set up and dye mix and then they make your tags.  The first time cost with the design and set up is about $ 110.00 for 50 tags.  After that you can re-order more and you won't have the set up costs anymore.


Pathtags have a huge variety of designs on them, from cartoon characters, to pets, to themes like hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping.  Some people have tags made for some of the yearly geocaching events.  Other tags support our military, the scouts or different illnesses.  The design possibilities are endless!



You can leave them in caches, trade them with other cachers at events or trade them with other cachers around the globe through the Pathtags website.  You can scroll or search through literally thousands of different pathtags and when you find one you like, you just email the owner and ask them if they'd like to trade tags.  They have an opportunity to see which tags you are offering and then they can accept or decline.  I've traded tags with other cachers from as far away as Australia and the Netherlands.

I currently have about 40 tags that I've collected, but my favorites are any that have to do with Snoopy or any of the Peanuts characters....






Pathtags are just fun to trade, kind of like baseball cards when I was a kid.  So keep your eyes peeled next time you're looking through a cache container.  You never know what you might find!

Post by Bugleann (Snug Harbor Bay)

5 comments:

BLOODHOUNDED said...

That's a great collection and something that I know someday I'll be doing. I love them.
Thanks for sharing Kim, you are always welcome:)

BigAl said...

Nice article. I love pathtags. I don't have one of my own, but I do have a rather unusual sig item. I have also traded with othe folks for them and I have some pretty nice ones right now. I'll have to count them because I've never done that yet. LOL

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Al: whats your sig item? We went to a Milestone event last night and a cacher that I didn't even know came running up to me and asked if I had any of my tags with me cuz he wanted to trade. I didn't, so I'm going to mail him one today. But it was very flattering that he liked it so much.

Kathleen Sharpe said...

I love tags, trade, drop in geocaches, design my own and others...

George said...

I just got my own pathtags made, It's tag number 29951 :)

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