Featured Toolkit

December 5, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: MariSH

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from MariSH.

Hi all! I’m MariSH from Kokkola, Finland representing the NorthernWestCoast-clan.

Here are a few essentials for munzeeing in the artic climate:

  • Stickers, of course, in various styles for wooden poles and other types of surfaces
  • Heavy duty stapler with extra staples for those wooden poles
  • Power bank
  • Small torch/lighter for thawing out and heating the metal surfaces in order to get stickers to stick and to melt off ice on top of stickers (careful there)
  • Hand warmer to slip into the mitten of the operating hand, as you have to keep taking it off in order to use the phone and gloves for smartphones are useless in Finnish winter
  • All packed into a compartmentalized fanny pack (very cool, I know 😏)

Dressing for munzeeing during winter is a whole other story, but here are a few things to top it off. A headlight is good for saving the phone battery while scanning in the dark and to avoid a glare from the flash. A reflective vest is for added visibility, to avoid being hit by a car.  The studded shoes are for avoiding slipping and falling on ice.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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April 10, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Alex Williams (Squonk)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Alex Williams (Squonk).

Who are you? 
I’m Alex Williams, and my username is Squonk. My family also plays as hardcorepistachio, squirrelwithsombrero, Zappa, and kwyjibo.

What’s in your toolkit?
I mostly play on my own and carry 1 accordion wallet that consists of everything: generics, batch processed greenies, Fire, Ice, Shamrocks, Earth, gems, evolutions, urban camo generics, 1 dog tag, a couple of RPS, and Mystery Munzees. The wallet goes with me EVERYWHERE.

I never leave home without having the family toolkit in my car for when they join me to play. It consists of:

  • a 2nd wallet as a back up for when we have a specific goal and only want to take the essentials for said goal plus a few generics.
  • 2 small tackle boxes:
    • One contains — more generics, RPS, Mysteries, hard plastic generics (that I got at an event attended by Rob and Dylan), and batch processed greenies for the kids.
    • The other contains — coinz, dog tags and beaded chains, nails, and zip ties for affixing dog tags to trees, fence posts, and wooden poles.
  • . tin with my batch processed greenies.
  • a tin of urban camos.
  • Back-up battery packs, charging cords, and plug-in chargers
  • a tube of Gorilla Glue (not pictured)
  • a Swiss-army knife (not pictured)

This winter, the toolkit also included a thermos of hot water and an ice scraper. We had a severe winter, and I had to scrape ice off many light poles in order to cap.

Munzee on!

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April 6, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Mike Blaylock (TK7464)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Mike Blaylock (TK7464).

Who are you? 
My name is Mike Blaylock, and my username is TK7464.

What’s in your toolkit? 
My toolkit contains the following items:

  • Anti-reflective card with assorted sizes: Sometimes, munzees are attached a reflective material which can make them hard to scan. I cover the reflective materials with the card and capture the munzee.
  • Several small tackle boxes that contain munzees. These easily fit in my cargo pockets.
  • A headlight for night ops
  • Sharpies to blackout any archived munzees.

 

  • A small bag that holds:
    • 2 spare batteries
    • a telescopic mirror
    • a magnifying glass
    • an Exacto knife
    • components for making hanging munzees: scissors, cardstock, self-laminating pouches, zip-ties, hole punch)
    • a Letherman multi-purpose tool
    • a lanyard with a small LED flashlight and an emergency whistle

Finally, the Camelbak bag that holds all of the components of the toolkit. It easily attaches to the Camelbak hydration system.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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March 27, 2017

Featured Munzee Tookit: Helga Marten (Mieze)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Helga Marten (Mieze).

Who are you? 
I’m Helga Marten from Germany (near Stuttgart), and my username is Mieze.

What’s in your toolkit? 
The first picture is my rucksack. It holds all of my things:

 

Next is a box which holds all of my Munzees, sorted by type.

I also carry:

  • a pair of scissors so I can cut the munzees
  • a glove with metal parts to use my phone when it is very cold
  • a self-made extension (ruler) with a rubber band to hold my phone so as to get an “extended arm” — this was invented by Engel19; we are on the road with him quite often
  • my Personal Munzee

I also keep snacks and water with me for longer days.

Finally, I keep a powerbank with me.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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March 14, 2017

Featured Toolkit: Tracee Austin (tracee74)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Tracee Austin (tracee74).

Username 
tracee74

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

We have 3 players in our house.

First, we have our organizers (small tackleboxes) for our munzees. We have our name on the outside of each box and then G (greenies) or S (special) on each compartment,

Next, we have what is actually a nail care kit that comes in handy for repairing munzees. I’ve actually saved a few that were painted over with this.

Then, we have out flashlight for finding the non-glow-in-the-dark munzees at night.

And finally, we have out bag. It fits all of our organizers, flashlight, and nail kit. It has a net pocket on the side that we put the the sticker backs in. It also has a pocket for my keys so I don’t have to keep track of them while out capping and deploying.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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February 6, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Jon Rohde (ROHDEJ)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Jon Rohde (ROHDEJ).

Username 
My name is Jon Rohde or username ROHDEJ.

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

Here is my toolkit:

  1. My DIY munzees.
  2. My generics, purchased on a clearance sale and prizes from local events.
  3. A tin to keep my munzees in.
  4. A portable USB charger with a flashlight. It is just large enough to keep me going for another hour or so..
  5. A 6-foot micro USB cable. I keep the battery in my pocket to keep my hands more free. I have seen a lot of people try to use the 1-foot cords and hold the battery and phone in the same hand, but that gets messy when you are trying to deploy, juggling the phone/battery, and peeling a sticker.
  6. My DIY tote lid tree tags. I have build instructions on the Minnesota Munzers Facebook group.
  7. UV rated zip ties. The little party color ones break down and crack in the weather.
  8. Sheets of vinyl sticker paper from “Label Outfitters”. Did you know that you can print munzees on the go? It is possible to use only your cell phone to create a batch print, save as a PDF, and take it to your local library/office supply store/etc to have them printed for a nominal (usually < $0.50/sheet).
  9. A pair of scissors. You’re out and about with still warm munzees, and you need to separate them somehow.
  10. My Facebook account with the Minnesota Munzers group. I love the notifications from the group that the bike path on the bridge is now open. Or I’m stuck and can’t get out, but I only need 500 points to reach my level in the Clan War. We do what we can to help each other out. And all of the cool pictures – spiders, wasp nests, and sunsets! It’s great to be able to trade tips and tricks with faces I’ve met.
  11. A pair of cleats. The weather is changing up here in Minne-snow-ta. It’s getting dark and the white stuff will be here soon. We have an annual game of who can stay vertical the longest in the snow and ice. I like to win that one.

What is missing from my kit:

  1. I think it would be a good idea to have a cell phone lanyard like some of us use for work ID badges and keys or a leash. I have met a munzer or two that have lost their phone in the water or cracked a screen.
  2. A portable Munzee printer like one of those Brother label makers for repairing munzees. This one is pie in the sky, I know. The new label printers do print QR codes, so we are not far from a solution.

Thanks for the game. I love you, Munzee!

If you haven’t already, look us up @ Minnesota Munzers on Facebook.

Jon


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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January 31, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Shane Phillips (thethunderbirds)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Shane Phillips (thethunderbirds).

Username 
I’m Shane Phillips (thethunderbirds) from Highland Village, Texas.

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?
I work from home, so I only do serious Munzeeing on the weekends. Being a part of the L5 clan “Ghostbusters”, I need to get out most weekends to meet my commitment.

My Munzee toolkit is very straightforward. A sling pack to carry everything. Honestly, it is in the car most of the time. The bag contains a light waterproof jacket (rolled up), first aid kit, flashlight/stylus, and an umbrella. The stylus helps if I am doing a lot of virtual capping, and the flashlight helps with the forward facing camera under benches.

My Munzee kit has all the physical munzees from the monthly MunzPak. The kit is a small fishing tackle box. There was a problem with munzees sliding around between compartments, so my wife glued some vinyl shelf liner to the lid, and that keeps them in their proper place.

Finally, power. I have 2 battery phone cases and a 7W foldable solar panel. I usually leave the solar panel on the dash of the car while I am out. It charges my extra case or power pack. For long walks, I can hang it on the backpack to charge while walking.

I listen to A LOT of audio books. I am always reading while out. I use Bluetooth headphones because I used to catch the headphone cable when capping. I have 2 sets of headphones as they only last 4 hours on a charge. I also have a small power pack (white) so I can always have one set charged.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

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January 16, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Maria Dahlin (Questing4)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Maria Dahlin (Questing4).

Username 
Questing4 from Brisbane, Queensland

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

I have tried to keep it small, but the bag keeps growing. It has 5 pockets, and sometimes, I really need more!!

The middle pocket keeps my Munzee tins and, of course, back up munzees in case I run out. When I get down to 50 generics, I buy more as I would have to no have any. LOL. This pocket also houses the selfie stick which has come in very handy when the munzees are out of arms length. For several that have been behind construction fences, the selfie stick has done the job.

Being in the tropics, a must have is insect repellent and sun screen.

The other pocket has all of the regular stuff: silicon for sticking (I also repair others if needed), tree tags, zip ties, etc.

The back pocket has two back up batteries because you always need power. Mind you, as they have a really large recharge capacity, I haven’t even exhausted one of them yet, so I really have no idea why I carry two!!

The small front pocket holds tissues, money for coffee when I have walked far enough and need a respite, and the all important Personal Munzee!

I also carry around screw drivers, scissors, and, oh, the best thing is a craft scalpel. It has been awesome to repair munzees that have been painted over as it just scrapes the paint away.

I try to keep it simple. I did carry around a hammer and nails as well, but that really made the bag heavy. Thankfully, zip ties normally will cover the same job.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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January 9, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Lisa Wright (CrazyLadyLisa)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Lisa Wright (CrazyLadyLisa).

Username 
CrazyLadyLisa from Perth, Western Australia

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

As I munzee on the way to work in the morning, I need to have a bag that I can combine both Munzee and personal stuff in. My handbag is great as it has lots of pockets on the outside as well as a shoulder strap.

The front and 2 side pockets hold small tins full of specific types of munzees, a larger tin, and my card wallet with mixed munzees. Clue, double-sided tape, scissors, pen, telescopic magnetic pick-up tool, a pliers/screwdriver/etc gadget, and the ever needed phone screen cleaning cloth are also held here.

Back pockets hold the Personal Munzees, plastic bags (just in case), and a plastic bag the size of the phone for the rain! They also hold a one hole punch, plastic sheets covered with duct tape (cut to munzee size), and zip ties for fences and trees.

Then, there is the inside of the bag. Aside from personal stuff such as a wallet, comb, and shopping bag, the rest is Munzee stuff: extra phone, battery chargers, container of various phone cables, selfie stick for those out of reach munzees, and hanging tags.

The handbag does weigh a fair bit, so it’s not really suitable for long Munzee sessions. I have a great leather bag from my first trip to Germany which I use.I just transfer the essentials an get going.

A useful hanging tag can be made by using gift voucher cards cut in 4 and punched with a hole. They fit a mini or micro munzee nicely.

 


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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January 4, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Ian Zirins (IanZ)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Ian Zirins (IanZ).

Username 
IanZ

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

I carry all of my Munzee gear in my trusty mono backpack which is easy to swing to the front of my body for quick access.

I carry all of my physical stickers in the segmented box pictured which originally contained a selection of wood screws. The handy compartments are just a nice size to separate my stickers into specials, Jewels, etc.

Next comes my point of sale hangers. These are great for attaching stickers to, folding, and clipping onto wire fencing. I’ve got to thank my fellow clan member Barry (8a22a) for the tip on these. We’re still working out how to make them sheep-proof as the local farm animals seem to like chewing them up.

I carry 3 external battery packs and 2 USB leads for those long days out in the field and can share them if anyone wants extra power. The two 12,500 mAh packs were a bargain, and I can get around 12-15 hours from them combined.

I always have a bag of my own printed greenies which are laminated and cut to shape. Some are also perforated. I attach them to objects with either cable ties or glue them on with the tube of glue I always carry.

I’ve also go a laminated card with all of my Social and Personal Munzees just in case I meet a fellow player.

Finally, the ex-scout in me forces me to always carry a space blanked/bivvy bag in case of inclement weather, plus a handy multi-tool and dry cloth for wet days in the wilderness!


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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