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Re: Newbie Needs Help!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #861354 by Jaybirders
Aug 4, 2014 3:47am
Thread Board
The manual says to use the spacer bar to make up to 1" books

I use 1/2" diameter owires to make my letterbox logbooks and use the space bar you asked about. The space bar makes the holes punch closer to the edge of the page. It came with my blue Bind-it-All but is an option with the pink one. Hobby Lobby sells the Bind-it-All and I think they also sell the space bar.

Here's some info about the space bar: The video doesn't work from the link on this page but the pictures explain how to install the space bar and show the difference in the distance from the edge of the page to the holes.

video showing how to install the space bar and ordering info

The hardest part for me to remember is how to insert the wires so the seam is in the back of the book. This helps:

Bind-it-All Chapter 4: Let's Bind!
Re: can't log a hitchhiker
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #862438 by CasperPack
Aug 6, 2014 10:48am
Thread Board
log book just said perry the platypus hitch hiker

Go to:

type Perry in the name line and change the box type to HH/cootie/flea

you should get:
search results

The third one is Perry the Playtpus HH. See if it matches the previous finders and locations in the logbook of the one you found
Re: hitchhikers
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #863370 by Cghlnn-GlitterGirl
Aug 10, 2014 4:07pm
Thread Board
Welcome to a great and very addictive hobby!

Can u tell me what a hitchhiker is

Help: Hitchhikers/Cooties/Fleas

anything else that's helpful to newbies

The best place to start is at About Letterboxing a dropdown at the Home tab at the top of the page.
Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe
Board: Food For Thought
Aug 29, 2014 4:34am
Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe


1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Dash salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually whisk in water until smooth. Add the blueberries, lemon juice and peel; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened, stirring occasionally (some berries will remain whole). Serve warm or chilled over ice cream. Yield: 3/4 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without ice cream) equals 96 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

I found the recipe on the Taste of Home website and served it over angel food cake. It would also be good over waffles or pancakes.

Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe
Doggy Shampoo
Board: Critter Corner
Sep 3, 2014 8:47am
Thread Board
Glycerin was mentioned in the "Ink pad revitalization?" thread. I was going to post a reply there but decided this is a better place. I buy a small bottle of glycerin in the pharmacy section and use it to make doggy shampoo:

1 cup Ivory dish soap
1 ounce glycerin
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cups water
Re: Doggy Shampoo
Board: Critter Corner
Reply to: #867427 by Treasurehonas
Sep 3, 2014 1:40pm
Thread Board
Scooter's 15 years old and I've used it for most of his life.
Re: Project Runway American Girl Challenge
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #869603 by Amanda from Seattle
Sep 22, 2014 3:19pm
Thread Board
The little girls did a good job of modeling the outfits and looked like they were having fun. I found this on the American Girl website:

Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ Tour

It’s a first-ever American Girl event. For two exciting days, we will be hosting an exhibit of BeForever-inspired fashion designs as seen on a recent episode of the hit television show Project Runway. You’ll get to view a select assortment of the actual outfits from the show. The event is free and no reservations are required. But the designs will be here for only two days, so mark your calendar! Free and open to the public. For all ages.

Event details by store

Atlanta: September 25, 26
Boston: November 4, 5
Chicago: October 18, 19
Columbus: October 7, 8
Dallas: November 20, 21
Denver: November 28, 29
Houston: November 14, 15
Kansas City: October 23, 24
Los Angeles: December 6, 7
Miami: November 9, 10
Minneapolis: October 12, 13
Seattle: December 17, 18
San Francisco Bay Area: December 11, 12
St. Louis: October 29, 30
Washington D.C.: October 1, 2
Re: mounted stamps
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #869951 by iSignASLily
Sep 25, 2014 3:51am
Thread Board
Toolbox-Tutorials-Stamp Carving 101-Mounting the Stamp
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Board: State: Georgia
Sep 27, 2014 2:35pm
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas has moved from Lilburn to Marietta. When we moved it this morning we also discovered a great farmers market. Marietta Square Farmers Market
Re: Stone Mountain Park
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #870413 by TwoFoxes
Sep 28, 2014 7:41pm
Thread Board
Are there any on the covered bridge island?

Georgia Oak is on the island.
Re: How am I losing weight?
Board: Weight Watching Boxers
Reply to: #869074 by Dizzy
Oct 10, 2014 10:44am
Thread Board
Eating 1200 calories of Twinkies is not going to help you lose but eating 1400 calories of healthy foods will.

That was my problem........mindless eating of the wrong foods for the wrong reasons. I have jeans ranging from size 6 to 16 in my closet and have lost count of the number of different "diets" I've been on over the years. The last one about 3 years ago I lost 15 lbs but when I quit, gained 20.

I heard on some TV talk show that a person's waist size should be less than one-half of their height, that belly fat was the most unhealthy. I found my tape measure and my waist was over 7 inches more than one-half my height.

I downloaded the "Lose It" app on my phone, saved on my computer and since Sept 3 have recorded everything I've eaten and what exercise I've done, which is mostly walking Scooter and Chipper. I can add recipes and even scan a barcode if the food isn't in their list. Keeping track has made me more aware of what I'm eating and to make better choices. I'm trying to eat around 50% carbohydrates, 30% fat and 20% protein. Knowing what I've eaten during the day helps me decide what to fix for dinner and whether my afternoon snack should be a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts.

So far 5 lbs. down, but a lot to go. I'm glad I found this board to help keep me motivated.
Re: LBNA down?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #874356 by Bungalow Boxer
Oct 28, 2014 11:02am
Thread Board
I can't even get onto LBNA.

It was up this morning but I just tried again and got an error message.
Re: Jingle Boxing? Don Carter
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #875844 by twodancersandacat
Nov 10, 2014 7:58am
Thread Board
There are already quite a few boxes in Gainesville/surrounding area, although granted not at the new park.

I'm wondering why my box at Don Carter isn't showing up in searches. We were there in March and found several geocaches, including the GA State Park Geocache and planted a letterbox.

Southern Red Oak
Re: Jingle Boxing? Don Carter
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #875861 by twodancersandacat
Nov 10, 2014 10:30am
Thread Board
Our box is the only one there. I was just responding to the comments about no boxes being in the park when it did show up in my search of Gainesville.
Re: Jingle Boxing
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #877942 by Scout MOM
Nov 24, 2014 7:37am
Thread Board
We're looking forward to Jingle Boxing and finding the boxes on the trail behind the nature center. The last time we were there we had the dogs with us and had to skip them. Dogs are allowed on the trails on the other side of the park around Alexander Lake.

And just FYI for those wondering if people would go to Don Carter SP.....yes! It is easily accessible from 985 and 85....just needs some boxes!

We've been to Don Carter a couple of times and enjoyed walking the trails. We drove up to check out the RV campground but it isn't as nice as the older parks. The primitive camping sites looked nice and there's one very lonely box on a paved multi-use trail near them.
Re: Incredibly Close bear encounter video
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #877946 by turkey feathers
Nov 24, 2014 11:38am
Thread Board
This was on Good Morning America the other day:

Bear Examines Photographer's Camera
Re: Excuse Me...
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #879339 by scouttrekkie
Dec 6, 2014 2:31pm
Thread Board
Was anyone else expecting to see a Steve Martin video:

Panola Mountain State Park is Dog Friendly!
Board: State: Georgia
Dec 14, 2014 6:23pm
The " No dogs" sign has been removed from the entrance to the Outcrop and Watershed trails. The girl at the front desk said the rules had changed and to ignore the no dogs part of the sign in front of the Nature Center. She said they can't remove it because it has a lot of other information on it. Dogs are now welcome on all the trails at Panola!

We had so much fun at Jingle Boxing this afternoon. There are great boxes on some really nice trails. One overlook even has a view of Stone Mountain. Thanks twodancersandacat for organizing it and for the very special boxes you planted for the event.
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #880394 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 4:44am
Thread Board
Ramblin' Rose 8/27/04
Re: Friday Distraction - 12/19/14
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #880961 by Jiffy
Dec 19, 2014 8:28am
Thread Board
It was at the Treasure Haunt 2004 so I may have actually met someone else first but Amyrica was the first person I exchanged with at the event. We had been boxing for two months and had only found 14 boxes but three of them were planted by her. I have 20 signature stamps from the people we met that night.
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881622 by Mommy Mouse
Dec 26, 2014 8:03am
Thread Board
When I first got my BIA these videos really helped.

It also helps to have a logbook to look at when I'm binding one. It keeps me from putting the coils in the book backwards.

I use the 1/2 inch coils for logbooks that will be put in letterboxes. My books are usually about 3x5 inch or smaller and about 40-50 pages.
Berry College Eagles
Board: State: Georgia
Feb 12, 2015 5:05am
Thread Board
The first egg was laid Jan 6 and the second egg was laid on January 9. They should hatch very soon. You can see the nest from the parking lot.

Berry College Eagles Nest Photo
Re: Early FRIDAY DISTRACTION for 3/13/15
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #890574 by Jiffy
Mar 11, 2015 11:50am
Thread Board
I read an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday, August 7, 2004, titled "The game's afoot", about the first gathering of letterboxers in Georgia at Stone Mountain Park. It said "more than 50 letterboxers from 9 states are expected to attend, and they'll be scouring the park for the 10 boxes hidden there."

There was a photo of a plastic container with the words "This is Not Trash This is a Letterbox" printed on the top and another of a logbook and signature stamp. It was described as hunting for a treasure with no intrinsic value by following clues posted on the internet to find boxes that other letterboxers have hidden. It sounded like something fun to do while walking Scooter so I saved the article and did some research.
Re: Comparison search
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #893703 by Teacup
Apr 2, 2015 9:56am
Thread Board
I would like to do a search for boxes that a friend and I both need in the state of Maine.

Click on the Letterboxes tab and select "Advanced Search". Put Maine in the Location. Then scroll down to Other Options and make sure "Hide My Finds" is checked. In the section called Participants put your friend's name in the "Hide Finder" box. The result should be boxes that neither you nor your friend have found.
Re: Missing find?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #894585 by Inkwell
Apr 10, 2015 9:09pm
Thread Board
My comment on the find is on the list but the find is not in my logbook nor on the list of finds in the box description.

That happened to me last week. We found a series of 4 but after I logged our finds they didn't show up in the logbook. I realized that when I left a comment I forgot to check Found on the radio buttons. On an individual box the default is Found but on a series the default is NA.
Easy Hot Fudge Sauce
Board: Food For Thought
Apr 18, 2015 5:11am
Thread Board
I made Easy Hot Fudge Sauce last night. So easy, fast, and GOOD. I stirred in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract after it done as someone suggested in the comments.

We're having it tonight over brownies and vanilla ice cream, with slivered almonds on top for my daughter's birthday celebration.
Re: Does Johnny really deserve a sad face?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #895676 by Wronghat
Apr 18, 2015 8:08pm
Thread Board

Go to your box and click on Maintenance Report

You'll get:
Needs Maintenance?
Are any repairs needed on your box?
☺Everything is good!
☹Maintenance is needed.

Click on the Everything is good! button.
Bonus Boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 18, 2015 8:25pm
Thread Board
I have missed several bonus boxes because I keep forgetting to check the front and back pages of logbooks and to look for any inserts in boxes so I planted one to help remind me.

The host box has been found several times but the bonus has never been found and I still keep forgetting to check for them.
Re: Bonus Boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #895726 by FloridaFour
Apr 20, 2015 1:44pm
Thread Board
I usually hint in the clue to look for a bonus, because I do want them found.

Good idea. I had put the clues to it on the inside of the back cover. I need to add something to the clue to hint that it's there.

We did go back and get the bonus that we had missed and discovered when logging our finds for the day. I just had to finish the series and it was very close to home. And it was sunny for a few hours this morning before the storms blew in again!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #897074 by Jiffy
May 1, 2015 7:06am
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Scooters Mom: exercise
Scooters Dad: discovery