Travel bugs have a bad habit of disappearing. We take a lot of steps to make sure they get where they’re going. We put them in ziplock baggies, we print out info sheets and laminate them, we carefully record their numbers and keep the copy tags “just in case” something goes wrong.
One of the problems I’ve noticed with travel bug info sheets is they’re just too big for a lot of caches. And while they identify the travel bug and its goal, they don’t fully cover the problem of new cachers who just don’t know how to log and take care of a trackable.
The Travel Bug Travel Guide addresses both those issues. It fold into a neat 8 page “zine” format and provides the space you need to add important information about the bug, its mission and its owner. There’s also plenty of information about how to log and care for a travel bug in your possession.
It can be a little tough to fold a zine for the first time, so plan on making a couple mistakes. Basically you want to fold on every line so you have eight individual panels. After that, cut on the dotted line in the middle two panels and fold it so the cover and back are on the outside. If you’re still having trouble check out the video in the “read more” link.