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Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 12:59am
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There are different ideas in night boxing. One fun one is to make the hunt scary. Don't follow a trail but rather bushwhack through the woods from start to finish. Plant some rubber snakes, rats and spiders along the route, including hanging from branches. Maybe have motion detectors that start things making noise.
Install a burglar alarm in the lid of the box, preferably one that sounds like a rattlesnake.
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974223 by Kirbert
Apr 16, 2019 5:05am
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Install a burglar alarm in the lid of the box, preferably one that sounds like a rattlesnake.

Nope, I would have a heart attack! One box I will never go after!
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 6:15am
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Hidden in an open field in pouches with reflective tape, everyone uses flashlights. Stagger them out in groups of 4 onto the field with a very a visual map of clues. This is if you're looking for inexpensive and easy way of doing it.
Re: Trans Boxers?
Board: LGTBQ Group
Reply to: #974220 by Astrophel
Apr 16, 2019 6:48am
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If you want a local to hike with let me know. Also look into Arabia and Panola mountains, I hear they are really great too.
This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Apr 16, 2019 7:13am
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Sadly, as someone who is from Blacksburg and had people they knew die in the shootings, the Virginia Tech Massacre is no longer the worst shooting in the history of the US. This should be changed on the history fact.
Re: This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #974227 by PiggyJaunt
Apr 16, 2019 8:03am
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Looks like someone has changed it.

TG
Re: This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #974228 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 16, 2019 10:08am
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Let’s hope we never have to update that “record” again
Mooresville Meetup
Board: State: North Carolina
Apr 16, 2019 10:36am
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Re: Mooresville Meetup
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974230 by RDHG
Apr 16, 2019 11:46am
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Oh shoot! We'll be in Boston for my nephew's graduation that weekend! Happy hunting! We'll have to head up your way another time and check out all the new boxes. We really appreciate you taking the time to carve, plan and plant all these new boxes. You're awesome! :)
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974034 by Eidolon
Apr 16, 2019 11:52am
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Brother man!
Luckily I still have all of that inside my head. It might be a bit shuffled at this point but it's in there LOL
Re: This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #974227 by PiggyJaunt
Apr 16, 2019 11:53am
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I am a VT grad and had classes in the building where the worst of the shooting occurred albeit 10 yrs prior to it. Our daughter is up there now and ran/walked in the 3.2 remembrance race on Saturday along with 14,500 other VT strong. Virginia Tech is an awesome community and I hate that the shooting is forever associated with the campus. Sad day for everyone and extra hugs to you and the families of those you knew.
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974034 by Eidolon
Apr 16, 2019 11:54am
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As in ....I could not tell you if the Clues still work but I know where the boxes are.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974144 by Grrly Girl
Apr 16, 2019 12:42pm
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We are members of the Dartmoor Letterboxing 100 Club, which publishes the catalogue, etc. However, we haven't been active since moving to the north of Scotland 13 years ago.

If you're planning a trip, it's well worth getting in touch for a copy of the latest catalogue and the updates which have been published since. If it's anything like the active letterboxing scene that we knew in the past, there are dozens of new boxes, and deleted boxes, with every fortnightly update.
Re: Trans Boxers?
Board: LGTBQ Group
Reply to: #974205 by Quarry
Apr 16, 2019 12:46pm
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I haven't been to Georgia yet.

The only southern state I have letterboxed in is Louisiana but as HikerGuyEd. Some restaurant in New Orleans; they had awesome escargot!!
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974234 by T REX
Apr 16, 2019 1:21pm
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Come hike with us sometime!
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974221 by dingus dufus
Apr 16, 2019 1:25pm
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I was referring to Godfrey, also known as Good, who's the man who negotiated with the park service in Dartmoor to allow for letterboxing.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974221 by dingus dufus
Apr 16, 2019 1:34pm
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He might be more like 190 years old. I think letterboxing began in 1854.

Those Brits *are* tough folk. :)
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974238 by Public Hand
Apr 16, 2019 1:49pm
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God* curse you autocorrect!
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974238 by Public Hand
Apr 16, 2019 2:33pm
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Sorry, missed your reference in the previous posts.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974241 by dingus dufus
Apr 16, 2019 2:40pm
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No harm, no foul......Lord help me if I ever get THAT sensitive!!!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974213 by RIclimber
Apr 16, 2019 3:14pm
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I have 109 permanent traditional boxes planted since November 1.

I don’t know if I want to pay for a path tag, either, to be honest. It’s exciting when it’s a prize, but I’ve won the opportunity to buy stuff many times. (In fact, I have several emails asking me to buy stuff in my gmail inbox as we speak!) Do we also have to pay for the patches?
Re: Mooresville Meetup
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974231 by Helms' Flying Adventure
Apr 16, 2019 3:50pm
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Ooh, that will be a nice trip. Whenever you get up here, send me a message if you would like. It would be fun to meet up for a bit. 😊
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #973383 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 16, 2019 4:03pm
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I just saw this. Aw, do not continue the challenge. (My vote.) If you want to keep it going, maybe make a new challenge with a different name -- maybe even different goals. That was it will not cheapen the success of earning the prizes for those who worked so hard planting for this challenge. 😊
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974240 by Public Hand
Apr 16, 2019 4:16pm
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God* curse you autocorrect!

We already knew it was really God. Which of course explains the longevity as well.
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974237 by Quarry
Apr 16, 2019 4:48pm
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Like Saturday. Saturday would be good. :)
Boxes on a route?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Apr 16, 2019 4:49pm
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Can someone advise me or point me to a tutorial on how to bring up boxes on a specific route?
Eagles, eagles, eagles! (and you can watch)
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Apr 16, 2019 5:05pm
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From USA Today:

The two males, Valor I and Valor II, assist the female, Starr, "in nest maintenance, incubation and raising the young" in Illinois near the Mississippi River, according to the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge.

The family is nontraditional, but established after a history of death and drama.

They eagles have been documented as nesting together since 2017. Starr laid her first eggs in September 2018 with support of the two males. Both eggs hatched, and one of the eaglets successfully fledged, or left the nest. The other fledgling died from unknown causes.

The history of how these birds became a feathered family is a soap opera of sorts.

Here's a fun fact — the two dads were a family unit first. Because before there was Starr, there was the female Hope. But Hope was injured by other birds in March 2017 and never returned to the nest. That just left Valor I and Valor II, who had shared a nest with Hope.

LINK TO LIVE CAMERA!
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974247 by karmakat
Apr 16, 2019 5:09pm
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there will be brownies.
Re: Boxes on a route?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974248 by Puddledunk
Apr 16, 2019 5:14pm
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Check out Trip planner after going to Toolbox on the toolbar at the top of this page.
Re: Boxes on a route?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974248 by Puddledunk
Apr 16, 2019 5:57pm
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If it is a specific highway, you can go to simple search and use the trip search.