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Re: Reddit's Interested in Letterboxing.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #940050 by wassamatta u
Jan 4, 2017 11:20am
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I dunno. There was that one time McDonalds ran their Letterboxing promotion a few years back.

But McDonald's Geocaching promo was a much larger success judging by all the Happy Meal trinkets found in my geotrashed letterboxes.
Re: I suck at mystery boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #940088 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 4, 2017 8:30pm
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Here are Eevil boxes not found. The Eevil Widget says that there are 8 left, but when I run the query it only shows 7. Perhaps I don't qualify to see one of them.

Nevertheless, these are ones that no letterboxer (except Eevil and his minions) has yet figured out how to solve.

Don't forget the legendary mystery master and the Mapsurfer Treasureboxes! There are a number of letterboxes in that catalog almost old enough to vote and they're still waiting for a first finder.
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #940224 by Rocklun
Jan 7, 2017 6:19pm
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Once, my daughter and I poured some Mountain Dew in the snow nearby to give a plausible reason for someone going off-trail. :^)

Hmmm, based on hiking behind you, I'm just gonna go ahead and assume you forgot to also mention that you drop a Baby Ruth candy bar while you were at it for good measure!

;)
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #940247 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 7, 2017 8:51pm
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Hmmm, based on hiking behind you, I'm just gonna go ahead and assume you forgot to also mention that you drop a Baby Ruth candy bar while you were at it for good measure!

Hey, I'll do whatever it takes to protect a box from muggles! ;^)

It's a letterboxer's Duty.

Yes, yes it is a letterboxer's doody
Re: Which comes first the box or the clue!
Board: Mysterious Capers and Sneaky Stuff
Reply to: #940476 by Inknigma
Jan 12, 2017 2:24pm
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I enjoy scouting locations ahead of time which usually provides richer detail and better theme fits that hopefully add to the experience of the finder. This also allows you to add more pieces of the clue that can only be unraveled on site after they have figured out the starting point. This can extend the mystery all the way to the hiding spot.

On the other hand, creating the majority of the clue, beyond the just the starting point, from Google research is challenging, fun, and something to do in the winter months up around here. Having multiple layers of Google info tucked into the clue can increase the mystery level and some boxers enjoy solving out the clues online before heading out to find a box. Then when you go to plant the box on you initial visit to the site, you've added the suspense for yourself of trying to fit the last step together with the rest of the mystery.
Re: What is the longest gap in finds of a box that u have found?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #940688 by THE RED CYCLONE
Jan 17, 2017 12:27am
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We found an old Tom Cooch (The Orient Express) box planted July '99 in NY that was 11 years between visits. It had plenty of early finders until the landscape changed significantly. It took a few extra hours of searching once we were in the vicinity. Best kind of finds!
Re: What is the longest gap in finds of a box that u have found?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #940785 by Sir Braemoor
Jan 18, 2017 3:23pm
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An in-person exchange of old lost clues would seem very consistent with my romantic vision of how early American letterboxing operated. Framing a get together around a charitable cause would be a win-win. I would sign up and help out with something like that.

As far as distributing the clues, I don't see a problem sharing any clue that was originally posted online by the planter/owner. They can be found by the industrious. The event might also satisfy those original clue owner's whose preferences were to have their clues hand-passed between like-minded boxers.
Finding/having old clues, even when there is no longer a box attached to them, is always a rush. They are like little letterboxing historical documents.
Re: Winter letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #941422 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 2, 2017 8:48am
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and perhaps a wee bit o' schnapps! ;o)

don't you mean an ein klitzekleines Bisschen of shnapps?
Re: Southford Falls in Oxford CT
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #941561 by Bungalow Boxer
Feb 6, 2017 10:46am
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Hi I found your message in the plastic container in the stone wall behind a rock close to rt 67! How long has it been there? Did anyone else ever find it? Thanks

More info please. We have no idea what you're talking about.

Thx

Appears to be a friendly noxer trying to make contact regarding a box they came across in Oxford, CT. Perhaps one of the experienced CT boxers could give this person some guidance.
Re: Southford Falls in Oxford CT
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #941580 by MissMoon
Feb 6, 2017 1:44pm
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scroll up.

Scrollin', scrollin' scrollin'!
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #942729 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 7, 2017 8:51am
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b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England

How about d) A 5 minute frenzy in the shoebox itself!

I'm in again!
Re: March 14th weather in the Northeast
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #943374 by Sheba
Mar 23, 2017 11:20am
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Oh you can chose them (and a nice perch) out of the live tank for your dinner in Chinatown in Boston!

Now I'm hungry
Re: March 14th weather in the Northeast
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #943383 by ADK oinkers
Mar 23, 2017 2:59pm
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How long can this thread really go?

This thread does have a tinge of ADD running through it
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943546 by Sir Braemoor
Mar 27, 2017 8:48am
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The Nova loss cascaded through my bracket coupled with the Xavier wrecking ball took myself (and a lot of others) out. Still could finish tied for second which would be a big comeback from 12th at one point.

Btw, the Warren Buffett Challenge winner got through the first 29 games this year for a $100,000 payday. He was 31-1 after the first round vs a field of 96,000 Berkshire Hathaway employees. Top prize for a perfect bracket is a cool million a year for life.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #943556 by FORAYCH
Mar 27, 2017 11:42am
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Something like 657 brackets out of 18.8 million total brackets through ESPNs site got the Final Four right...Very difficult odds of doing well enough to get a million a year for life!!

So you're saying my retirement plan is a bit risky?
Re: Upcoming Event in New England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #943782 by Green Tortuga
Apr 1, 2017 9:32am
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I'm totally all in! =)

I think you just might be totally all out at this one
Re: Upcoming Event in New England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #943753 by SantaClaus
Apr 1, 2017 9:37am
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Just very relieved Santa that you decided to not hold this event right after Christmas, though there could still be swimming in May

;)
Re: Upcoming New England Event
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #943763 by Rocklun
Apr 1, 2017 9:48am
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Weiners?

Is there something interesting we're going to find out at the event Mary?
Re: Library Letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #944018 by Kirbert
Apr 4, 2017 10:13am
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I thought a noxer was someone who knows but doesn't participate (non) boxer.

And then there is the dreaded Obnoxer, your non boxing kid who stands in the woods with her arms tightly folded asking every minute "are you done yet?"
Re: Upcoming Event in New England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #944081 by SantaClaus
Apr 5, 2017 7:08am
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Now what am I gonna do with all this sunscreen?
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944091 by ladybugz
Apr 5, 2017 9:17am
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I don't know how you do it...

Hehehehe!

Now to pick from one of these!

Sir B:
I will put up as a prize the choice of a) a yes/no question on one of my boxes (useless :)); b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England, or c) a stamped copy of the first edition of my book (useless :)).

I am so intrigued by b

And I'll assume a includes MOD

Yet c is the only sure payoff

What's a Dingus to do

Post ideas on Hangouts folks #teamplaya
Re: Easter Tree
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #944237 by LightninBug
Apr 8, 2017 11:28am
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I was on an airplane coming back from Deutschland

Following MOD leads no doubt! Leave no brauhaus unturned!
Re: LbNA history
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #944382 by Grrly Girl
Apr 11, 2017 11:16am
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The Secrets of the Knob by Rae record is still out there and regarded by many as the first clue based American Letterbox (or at least things called letterboxes). I believe the Phantom unfortunately sleeps with the fishes, but it would be nice to be wrong.
Re: 2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #944532 by ladybugz
Apr 14, 2017 9:26am
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even if I did come in 7th place

7th place is 6th place for losers

;)

(I took first place for losers)

Where is this at?

2017 AQ March Madness Bracket Game

I'm still going with b) a clue from my 1998-1999 shoebox from Southern New England
Happy Dyngus Day!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Apr 17, 2017 7:34am
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Oh, it's a thing all right!
Re: Happy Dyngus Day!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #944639 by Rocklun
Apr 17, 2017 8:17am
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But then I saw the float with the guys chugging down brewskis.

Wherever you see beer being​ guzzled, you'll find a dingus!
Re: Ammo Can
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #944847 by Aiphid
Apr 23, 2017 6:58pm
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While I'm at it, does anyone need a pump that's powered by an electric drill?

So close! I'm looking for an electric drill that's powered by a pump!
😉
Re: Moose, Yum?
Board: Food For Thought
Reply to: #944913 by Raven
Apr 25, 2017 3:56pm
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ground Wassa meat for burgers.

I've had reindeer sausage, but not moose so I'm wondering if anyone has had it

I'd imagine it would be gristly in texture, a bit spicy, coupled with an odor one cannot quite place.

Best paired with Listerine
Re: Dummy Check
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #945355 by LROSEM
May 8, 2017 12:29pm
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Based on the subject line, I thought I was here for roll call.

And I've been waiting by the mailbox all day
Re: Friday Distractions: The Most Difficult LB Puzzle?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #945623 by Sir Braemoor
May 13, 2017 12:58am
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I didn't give Mud Pond it's proper due a couple of years ago and came up short by running out of daylight. Now I'll make sure to give it another whirl with a Rolling Rock double feature.