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Re: Whats in your letterboxing backpack
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #917738 by Trouble Bug
Jan 13, 2016 11:18am
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Do you mean that you have a stand-in that you temporarily put in place of the letterbox while you whisk away that box you found to do your stamping and logging? Like a seat holder of sorts or a ball marker on a golf green? Interesting if that is the case. We've missed boxes that were out being stamped into in the past.
Re: Whats in your letterboxing backpack
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #917768 by Rocklun
Jan 13, 2016 11:28am
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This has happened in the busier locations where a stamping boxer would try to hide from the general public. Several times in ME around the Portland area for us. But a little token that said "this box is currently being stamp in and will be back shortly" could make a neat personal traveler to come across
Re: Whats in your letterboxing backpack
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #917773 by wassamatta u
Jan 13, 2016 11:39am
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darnit, Mr. Wassa, you use your keyboard prettier than a twenty dollar editor.

Thanks for clarifying my muddled message
Re: Whats in your letterboxing backpack
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #917777 by System
Jan 13, 2016 12:12pm
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I pledge allegiance to Hedy Lamarr!
Re: Grateful Camping!!! Can you feel the sunshine?
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #917824 by zess the treehuggers
Jan 14, 2016 8:02am
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Site 301 Wed-Sun!
If you go chasing rabbits . . . .
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Jan 19, 2016 9:34am
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Re: Planting Etiquette?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #918523 by StampingIsMyForte
Jan 20, 2016 9:48pm
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If you make the clues of the mysterious variety, you can usually slip boxes within very tight circles of other existing boxes without any complaints ;)
Re: Winter letterboxing tip
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #919192 by Rocklun
Jan 30, 2016 4:39pm
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Avoid putting an activated hand warmer in the same coat pocket as a piece of chewing gum.

Can't keep warm and chew gum at the same time?
Re: When it's 50 degrees in Mass in February...
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #920072 by Rocklun
Feb 12, 2016 12:34am
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only because we tried to minimize the amount of time that someone's hands are exposed to the cold.

Just put some hand warmers in your pockets. And don't forget some gum for your breath ;)
Re: New Lyme disease bacterium identified
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #920099 by MissMoon
Feb 12, 2016 10:47am
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I read recently that if a guy urinates in the yard it will deter the deer

But only while he's in the process.
Re: When it's 50 degrees in Mass in February...
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #920113 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 12, 2016 11:20am
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Nope, but a smart dumb a$$ is different than a dumb smart a$$!!! ;o)

Will you be creating lists?
Re: New Lyme disease bacterium identified
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #920114 by Rocklun
Feb 12, 2016 11:25am
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Voice of experience? I hope not, because that's an image I don't want stuck in my head...

Too late! Plus now every time you see a cute little deer . . . . .

And imagine what I do to scare the squirrels away
Re: Ya gotta luv it when...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #921476 by Rocklun
Mar 5, 2016 9:30am
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The other person can help out the forgetful person and also get to feel smugly superior that day. Win-win!

Is that why you guys box with me?
Re: What Counts as a Different Box?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #922086 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 14, 2016 6:47am
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Just place the box(es) and let us be surprised.

Yes, plant with you own eye - create and expand definitions.

Monet did not ask permission to paint Impression, soleil levant
Re: Help! Kind of a nutty question....kind of.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923053 by Rocklun
Mar 26, 2016 5:22pm
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and the other on the horn.

Nah, we really don't use the horns up here in traffic . . . .or the turn signal.
Re: Help! Kind of a nutty question....kind of.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #923076 by Rocklun
Mar 27, 2016 9:57am
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Boston is more of a poorly-constructed spiderweb.

All the better to ensnare unsuspecting tourists!
Fellow non/beginner carvers!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 7, 2016 9:53am
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This is your big chance.

PM me

Experienced carvers need not apply!
Re: I'm back!
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #924265 by limur
Apr 12, 2016 2:28pm
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Great to see you back again!
Re: anonymous feedback
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #924288 by Rocklun
Apr 12, 2016 7:04pm
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Hey you guys! I was there the first week of March!

;) ;)

A little inter-phylum fun. but only one of them seems to be enjoying themselves!
Re: anonymous feedback
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #924306 by Green Tortuga
Apr 12, 2016 11:50pm
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Did you cramp up while posing for that?
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924472 by Rocklun
Apr 15, 2016 8:09am
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Could they be used to create animation cels?
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924495 by Oberon_Kenobi
Apr 15, 2016 10:14am
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Yup! Cool video, thanks!
Re: Can anyone use transparencies for image transfers or LTCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #924489 by Rocklun
Apr 15, 2016 10:22am
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I don't know, but I'm thinking of taping a bunch of 'em together to use as a shower curtain. Or maybe I can cut a hole in my roof and make a skylight. The possibilities are endless

;)

But it's nice to know that some boxers out there really give a sheet!
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #925463 by zinni
Apr 29, 2016 1:28am
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If you're pretty sure it's not the original stamp, you could log the box as an attempt

I think we're following clues to hunt down letterboxes. If you can ink up a stamp from within the letterbox at the end of the clues, you should be good for a find for the letterbox. Pressing the image into your logbook and your trail stamp into the box logbook were originally meant to be conformation of a successful hunt. Letterboxing seems to have morphed into a more stamp centric hobby. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate a great stamp, whether it's finding one or being fortunate enough to plant one from a fantastic carver, but that is the delicious icing on the cake (though it can take a letterbox to another level of satisfaction).
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #925487 by Trailhead Tessie
Apr 29, 2016 10:02am
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"Ghost box" if it has no stamp. It's dead, but the essence lingers.
"Zombie box" if it has an unauthorized stamp, making it come back to life, but without a soul.

Funny yet a great idea! Adding these icons in with Drive-by, Dog Friendly, Hand-Carved, etc. would be a good way of allowing letterboxers to make a decision if a box is right for them.
Re: Replacement stamp: Is that a found or attempt?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #925486 by Rocklun
Apr 29, 2016 10:12am
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An online comment would have prevented nearby squirrels and chickadees from hearing some really bad words.

Though you have helped yonder camping Girl Scouts to earn their Foul Language merit badges ;)
Re: Box Maintenance...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #926038 by Frenchie
May 9, 2016 12:49pm
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Not to speak for Kirbert, but I believe he also fits the plastic peanut butter jars with a homemade gasket to make them completely watertight. The few jars that I've found without a gasket have been damp or worse.
Re: Opinion: Old & Unpopular Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #926505 by Sir Braemoor
May 17, 2016 10:27am
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I can't even pay people to find mine :) (not entirely true, as some people are trying)

I think after adding up the man/women hours, it'll be third world wages - though for a feather in the cap of the first order.

Hopefully folks will someday have that Carter's reply to Carnarvon moment!

(P.S. I am doing the lightest lifting in our group's efforts)
Re: Opinion: Old & Unpopular Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #926592 by RideTheMoose
May 19, 2016 7:00am
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You have lots of cool clue sets! On this one, the planter could legitimately log it as a find after the right cocktail ;)

Keep the Owl in play!
Re: I know I'm newish but......
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #928636 by Wronghat
Jun 19, 2016 11:13am
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Got there too late for that one a couple of weeks ago :(