Featured Toolkit

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).

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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!

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).

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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!

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).

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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!

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).

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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!

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).

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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!

December 12, 2016

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Frank Broughton (FrankBroughton)

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 Frank Broughton (FrankBroughton).

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FrankBroughton

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

Main 2 bags I use:

Tools in the outer pouches for various uses:

Some extras always with me in the main bag:

The red camera bag contains extra batteries, fully charged in the inner section, and when they need a charge, they go into the outer section of the flap:

Inside the main bag are the goodies — several containers of munzees and Munzee deploy devices (dog tags, treetags):

The littler letters on the side help keep the munzees organized by type, using my super secret coding system. Not pictured are some smaller containers I fill with munzees to carry once outside the car when capping and deploying.

The black bag is for Munzee trips and contains a power inverter and an Anker 30 watt 5 USB 2.1a charger. Great for sharing power with a car load and for charging when at a hotel room:

I have played around with “many” different setups, but I like this one with best and have used it for well over a year now. I take EVERYTHING with me almost everywhere I do. Some people walk into work with a briefcase, I walk in with my Munzee bag (too valuable to leave in the car – I have a ton of Munzee stickers in it. I try to keep a good amount of almost all types.)


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!

December 5, 2016

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Gerard Broek (Broek)

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 Gerard Broek (Broek).

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“Broek” from The Netherlands

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

First up, it’s my folder for holding munzees. Its just two pieces of thick plastic taped together with a rubber band across the edges. Stickers are on a sheet, so peeling them off is easier.

folder

Second are extra batteries; can’t go out without them.

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Third is my friend, the Swiss Arms knife. For whatever comes in my way.

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Fourth is a waterproof bag for my phone.  Be sure to put the phone in before everything gets wet.

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Fifth are the extras for when I meet other hunters. My Personal Munzee and a travelbug.

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Sixth are the tools: a spherical mirror for looking under benches and tight spots (even capturing a sticker at an impossible angle is no longer a problem) and a selfiestick makes way up high back in reach.

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Last are the cables and a marker. Just dotting the i’s on this list.

cables

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!

November 23, 2016

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Chris Fleming (Zork)

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 Chris Fleming (Zork).

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“Zork” from New Plymouth, New Zealand

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

  1. LEDs for Front Camera: Attaches into the headphone socket and can light up a munzee in a dark place while using the from camera. Enables you to see the Munzee on the screen when capping in dark places such as under park benches.
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  2. Small AA Battery Drill: Useful for drilling into wood and attaching munzees with screws but small enough to carry in your pocket.
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  3. High Quality Glue: Handy for attaching munzees to metal, wood, or concrete as well as for repairing munzees that are coming unstuck.
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  4. Cable Ties and Loop Cables: Very handy for making dangler munzees. Quick and easy to attach to wire fences or tree branches.
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  5. Power Packs: You always need extra power for your phone when on the trail for munzees. These keep you capping longer.img_3255
  6. Leatherman: Handy, tough, versatile. Be prepared for anything. An all-purpose tool for cutting, clamping, and repairing munzees and their attachments.
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  7. Business Card Holder: Great for keeping your munzees all together and in their own compartments. Light and easy to carry.
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  8. Special Munzees: Preprinted at home with their own icons. Makes for an interesting find to Munzee hunters. These are on metal and printed with the Dye Sublimation system.
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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.
  • 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!