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Msg: 886599
Evermore Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: EvermoreProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 9:18 AM
P-15F-518M-84
Reply to: Msg 886597 by Angel and Demon
thank you for the quick reply. Just to be sure I understand, they get logged in my regular log book?
And speaking of log books, do people usually make one for a specific event? I will be attending my first event in July.
Msg: 886600
Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: Intrinsically KnottedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 9:27 AM
P-104F-572M-203
Reply to: Msg 886599 by Evermore
Expect to get a LOT of stamps (event stamps, exchanges, and PTs) at an event. For the first big event I attended, I brought a new logbook (separate from my usual logbook) and filled up about two thirds of it. I brought that same book to the second event I attended and completely filled it up, including stamping on the backs of pages (which I prefer not to do). So I would say it's a good idea to bring a special logbook just for the event, because you're likely to run out of room in a partially-used logbook.

With regard to logbooks for personal travelers, my experience with events is that there is a huge rush to stamp everything (and there's no way you'll get them all). Having to stamp into a PT's logbook as well as stamping the PT into your own book takes extra time and slows things down, and since you're probably doing exchanges at the same time, you don't need an extra image of someone else's sig stamp.

That said, one of my PTs does have a logbook (though I regard it as optional). To get the PT, you have to tell me a limerick, so I thought it would be fun to have people write down their limerick in the logbook when they stamp it. At big events, though, I rarely bring out the logbook.
Msg: 886601
Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 9:33 AM
P-179F-2810M-1707Premium
Reply to: Msg 886599 by Evermore
Yes, I think most people do exchanges in their regular logbook, but some people might have a book just for exchanges.

I do have an event logbook that's pretty big. Some event stamps are ginormous and don't fit in my regular book. If I go to a mini meet or meet up with someone for an exchange, I use my regular book. If it's an event with event stamps, event boxes, etc., I generally break out the event book.
Msg: 886606
Evermore Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: EvermoreProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 11:01 AM
P-15F-518M-84
Reply to: Msg 886601 by Angel and Demon
That is a good idea. I will be on the lookout for a big logbook! thanks!
Msg: 886607
Evermore Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: EvermoreProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 11:03 AM
P-15F-518M-84
Reply to: Msg 886600 by Intrinsically Knotted
To get the PT, you have to tell me a limerick, so I thought it would be fun to have people write down their limerick in the logbook when they stamp it.

What a fun idea! I love limericks and usually have one in my head. I think having to write them down would sure be a fun way to collect several!
Msg: 886636
Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 5:20 PM
P-34F-147M-5680Premium
Reply to: Msg 886600 by Intrinsically Knotted
So I would say it's a good idea to bring a special logbook just for the event, because you're likely to run out of room in a partially-used logbook.

You either have large events or small logbooks.

It will entirely depend on how many people and stamps are at the event. We don't have particularly large events around here, except a few summers ago. (Boxer Lover 47 could tell you how many letterboxers were there.) So scale your logbook to the size of events that you go to. You could always bring an extra log book, just in case, and leave it in the car.
Msg: 886637
Evermore Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: EvermoreProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 5:30 PM
P-15F-518M-84
Reply to: Msg 886636 by Oberon_Kenobi
Thank you for your advice. Good idea to see how many people are coming to the event.
Msg: 886657
DM Scuba Brat Subject: Re: logbooks?
Author: DM Scuba BratProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 31, 2015 7:09 PM
P-73F-453M-606Premium
Reply to: Msg 886599 by Evermore
I'm a one and done sort of logbook person, I only want one to keep track of! Though my first BIG event is next weekend, so I'm taking my new one with me, as I figure I'll fill up my current one. So, you have options when it comes to logbooks. Whatever works best for you. :)
Msg: 913756
Q.C. Subject: Re: personal traveler
Author: Q.C.ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 13, 2015 8:42 AM
P-6F-39M-1
Reply to: Msg 856362 by crosscresent
If you are ever hiking around southern ct (mostly) and you find me, tell me who rules in Castle Whitespire and you'll find what you seek.
Msg: 922690
RDHG Subject: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 10:25 AM
P-407F-1327M-2125Inactive
Thank you.
Msg: 922692
Subject: Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 10:43 AM
P-179F-2810M-1707Premium
Reply to: Msg 922690 by RDHG
No.
Msg: 922698
Kelsung Subject: Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: KelsungProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 11:51 AM
P-192F-2388M-2815
Reply to: Msg 922690 by RDHG
A traditional letterbox requires you to find a location. A personal traveler requires you to find a person.
Msg: 922699
kudichan Subject: Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 11:59 AM
P-39F-863M-480Premium
Reply to: Msg 922698 by Kelsung
A traditional letterbox requires you to find a location. A personal traveler requires you to find a person.

...At say, an event, or if you ran into them on the trail and they carry it...

...Not say, in a creepy stalker kind of way...

;)
Msg: 922709
Kaaren the Vampire Slayer Subject: Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: Kaaren the Vampire SlayerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 1:46 PM
P-17F-136M-1153Inactive
Reply to: Msg 922690 by RDHG
Msg: 922710
RDHG Subject: Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: RDHGProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 2:18 PM
P-407F-1327M-2125Inactive
Reply to: Msg 922690 by RDHG
Thank you all. I have been out of the game for a little bit and am relearning a few terms. I did not know if, because people sometimes have to solve a clue to get a box, if it also counted as traditional. I appreciate clarification. Happy trails!
Msg: 922720
Kelsung Subject: Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Author: KelsungProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 21, 2016 4:20 PM
P-192F-2388M-2815
Reply to: Msg 922710 by RDHG
How things "count" is your personal decision of how you like to play. AQ will count them separately, but what AQ says my numbers are and what I say differ quite often. Some folks plant temporary boxes at events and list them as event boxes, but if I followed a clue to a location to find it, it's a traditional to me, even if it gets removed the next day. There are anomalies in the other direction, too, where I don't count certain listings as traditional boxes.

This is all in my head, so nobody can tell me I'm "wrong". I think Wanda counts every stamp of any kind as a find, one number, life is simple. I, on the other hand, am far more anally-retentive: compare and contrast.

K
Msg: 923703
Subject: Re: I would like to know
Author: TEAMVProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 5, 2016 2:35 PM
P-40F-93M-81Inactive
Reply to: Msg 873673 by Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Sounds like Travelers are fun!
Question: Do we carve our own and call it a traveler and log it on AQ?
Msg: 924270
deniserows Subject: Re: I would like to know
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 12, 2016 3:45 PM
P-465F-5502M-4836Premium
Reply to: Msg 923703 by TEAMV
There's lots of help in the help section and the glossary.
http://www.atlasquest.com/about/glossary/p.html#personaltraveler.

deniserows
and forgets how to wiki markup
Msg: 924273
JampersandJ Subject: Re: I would like to know
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 12, 2016 4:28 PM
P-70F-813M-910Premium
Reply to: Msg 923703 by TEAMV
You don't have to carve your own. One of mine is a store bought stamp given to me that has a great story behind it.
Msg: 929660
denvered Subject: How does this work?
Author: denveredProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 28, 2016 1:51 PM
P-8F-58M-24Inactive
I have been doing traditional letterboxes for a few years now and have just read up on Personal Travelers but I have no idea how it works. Could someone be so kind enough to explain it to me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, "denvered"
Msg: 929661
turkey feathers Subject: Re: How does this work?
Author: turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 28, 2016 2:19 PM
P-229F-1715M-2177
Reply to: Msg 929660 by denvered
Msg: 929662
FloridaFour Subject: Re: How does this work?
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 28, 2016 2:34 PM
P-75F-752M-6379
Reply to: Msg 929660 by denvered
It is an extra stamp you can show off when you meet up with other letterboxers, at events or whatever. Sometimes there is a clue or a riddle.they have to solve, such as "guess the name of my dog" or "tell me about your favorite food". Good ice breakers for events. So you can stamp them into people's logbooks. Some people have several personal travellers or special ones for different occasions.

Then there's people like me who just let people stamp my personal travelers if they ask for them. I'd rather spend the time chatting and get to know you.
Msg: 929728
Subject: Re: How does this work?
Author: TEAMVProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 29, 2016 12:34 PM
P-40F-93M-81Inactive
Reply to: Msg 929662 by FloridaFour
Sounds like fun. Can't wait to find a traveler. There aren't too many events planned in the west coast (south) anytime soon. So hopefully I will run into some LBs on the trails.
Msg: 929856
denvered Subject: Re: How does this work?
Author: denveredProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 30, 2016 1:02 PM
P-8F-58M-24Inactive
Reply to: Msg 929662 by FloridaFour
Thank you for explaining, it makes much more sense now..
Msg: 933103
Super Hedge Hoggie Subject: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
Author: Super Hedge HoggieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 17, 2016 9:14 PM
P-782F-1454M-35Premium
Howdy - when posting my new PT, one of the icons was a brick wall and the label "impersonal traveler" - but it's not in the glossary... can someone explain what an impersonal traveler is?

Cheers!
Super Hedge Hoggie
Msg: 933104
mudflinginfools Subject: Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
Author: mudflinginfoolsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 18, 2016 2:03 AM
P-2349F-6409M-7338Premium
Reply to: Msg 933103 by Super Hedge Hoggie
It miht have been updated... but when I clicked on the brick wall it led me to this:

The impersonal traveler is much like the personal traveler in which it travels from place to place with a letterboxer, but it's often left unattended for other letterboxers to acquire such as at a campsite or on their vehicle.
Msg: 933110
FloridaFour Subject: Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 18, 2016 5:32 AM
P-75F-752M-6379
Reply to: Msg 933103 by Super Hedge Hoggie
This is new to me.
Msg: 933111
FloridaFour Subject: Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 18, 2016 5:33 AM
P-75F-752M-6379
Reply to: Msg 933103 by Super Hedge Hoggie
So it is the personal traveler for the socially introverted.... I get it now.
Msg: 933139
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 18, 2016 2:40 PM
P-362F-1023M-797Premium
Reply to: Msg 933104 by mudflinginfools
Yup. Silent Doug has one of those - Boxmobile.
Msg: 937357
Subject: Faeriecon East 2016
Author: TravelingMooresProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 2, 2016 1:01 PM
P-1M-1Inactive
Hope it's not too tacky to mention our personal traveler in the forum, but it's only around for this first weekend in November 2016. So, if you know any letter boxers who'll be at Faeriecon in Hunt Valley, Maryland, plz let them know that, if they find the Mad Hatter and Sock Faerie (who are sometimes disguised as humans), we'll share our limited edition stamp :-)
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