A longish feature such as a trail or river that runs parallel to the direction being traveled that can keep someone on the right track.
Short for Hidden In Plain Sight—event boxes that are in plain view, but disguised in such a way that it’s not obviously a box. It might be hidden inside of a salt shaker, or inside of a pickle jar, or disguised as a book, or.... the options are limitless! But it will always look like something other than an event box when you first find it.
- homage stamp
Homage stamps typically look like a letterboxer’s signature stamp, but with a slight change in the image and name as a form of paying respect to the person in question. The original homage stamp, for instance, was Silent Doug’s stamp recreated with a duck’s bill and called Silent Duck.
When inking a complex stamp with multiple colors, sometimes the first colors you inked with dry out before you finish with the last colors. To help get a better impression, letterboxes will blow a thick, moist breathe of air onto the stamp to help moisten it again. Because the process sounds like a huff, we call it huffing.