Technically, this has to do with my travelbug, but it applies more universally to everyone as a general caching question.
With the bison tubes (not the nano ones... the regular, 2" long ones), is there any easy place to get them in Winnipeg? I ordered several online from gpscentral.ca this morning (on the 1-3 day shipping), but knowing the postal system... it's debatable whether they'll arrive by Friday regardless.
The reason I'm wanting them sooner (or perhaps either just closer or cheaper... or both :P) is thus:
I'm putting out several TB's, one this Friday. Originally, I was thinking of having a laminated card with the "goal" and "guidelines" on it, but knowing from experience seeing other TB's, those tend to peel, or get wet inside, or just get mangled in general. Hence... my second thought was to find a hard plastic cover, sorta like the think you'd put a picture in, and put the goal-paper inside of THAT, and maybe glue it closed so no moisture gets in. However... I eventually came to the conclusion that this would be annoyingly sized, and poor-quality in general, due to the need to "seal" it manually. And even that seal would debatably hold.
Hence... I came to the revelation that I could put a laminated card, or just about any size I want (provided it's capable of rolling up into the bison tube) rolled up in a bison tube. I'd still keep it laminated for added protection, and to keep it from falling apart as constantly rolled/unrolled paper does.
I also came up with both a way to avoid confusion, as well as (hopefully) avoid people from stealing the bison tube. When it arrives (or I can find one sooner), I'm giong to scratch/etch into the side of it the geocaching.com tracking name (TB12AB, whatever it is) and what it is... so something like:
Goal - please read
Something like that (unless someone can think of something else to put under the TB number).
So yeah... any ideas where I can buy bison tubes in Winnipeg (this has quite possibly been the longest way to ask "where can I buy bison tubes" ever :P)