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Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969738 by Neoterra
Dec 29, 2018 9:00am
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Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969739 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 29, 2018 10:56am
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...the brand we get at Target.

Sistema brand, made in New Zealand. Those certainly look nice. The only thing they say about the gasket is that it's "flexible", so I dunno how to tell if it's silicone or not. The latches are hinged rather than flexible which I consider a big plus over the LnL design which have been known to snap off. The latches are only on the long sides rather than all four sides, though.

I'm pretty sure all these gaskets are hollow. They were hollow on the cheap junk Dollar Tree containers. I did buy *one* latch-top container a few years back on which the gasket was not hollow, and it was a bear trying to get the lid on and latched down. And it didn't seal reliably.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969740 by BEBO BEAR
Dec 30, 2018 6:51am
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Perfection!
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969739 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 30, 2018 7:07am
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While we're talking about options and quality, if like to ask about the type offered at fred Meyer https://www.fredmeyer.com/p/snapware-airtight-food-storage-clear-blue/0088440802472
Which is my most readily available store in my part of Alaska. And obviously living here I will need my boxes to hold up (i have not yet even planted) Snapware- anyone tried it?
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969765 by Neoterra
Dec 30, 2018 7:23am
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I have found quite a few of these boxed in GA where the climate is mild but often wet. Many where missing one of the snap closers, others appeared undamaged but had a good bit of moisture inside them...this could be used error and not a structural problem with the box. My gusse is they would not hold up well in colder climates, unless you found a very consistantly dry spot to hide or planned to check the box often.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969765 by Neoterra
Dec 30, 2018 10:17am
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I have no idea how they hold up, but I'm preparing one now to plant tomorrow. I'll let you know in a couple years. ;)
IMO not knowing is part of the fun. There are many factors that can make a box go missing. It's a quest to find a box and there are no guarantees you will. It's the quest that keeps me going. :)
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969765 by Neoterra
Dec 30, 2018 6:21pm
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While we're talking about options and quality, if like to ask about the type offered at fred Meyer https://www.fredmeyer.com/p/snapware-airtight-food-storage-clear-blue/0088440802472
Which is my most readily available store in my part of Alaska.

According to information online, they use rubber O rings. I’m not sure that would be my first choice for Alaska. But letterboxing is adventure, right!? 😄
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969786 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 31, 2018 1:03am
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Rubber is not the best for this; it dries out and cracks. Alaska might be its best application, though, since I suspect heat makes it dry out and crack faster.

There's also the possibility that it's not really rubber, just described as rubber meaning it's a soft rubbery material. Some people just don't see a need for precise language.
Ready, Set, Go! A Fall Event in Georgia
Board: State: Georgia
Jan 21, 2019 7:44am
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Come join us at Mistletoe State Park in Appling, Georgia for a weekend of letterboxing fun on November 16 and 17. The 2019 theme is Ready, Set, Go! Stamps will feature all the ways you can GO from place to place, short or long distances, by land, by sea, by air. There are hundreds of possible stamps!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4134

I hope to see you there!

Mary
Quite Contrary
Re: Ready, Set, Go! A Fall Event in Georgia
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Reply to: #970504 by Quite Contrary
Jan 21, 2019 8:27am
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Good morning! I just started letterboxing Christmas Eve, and I'm already hooked. I'm excited that there is an event coming to Georgia. I'm looking forward to learning from more experienced folks!

Jay
HappyCamper71
Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
Board: State: Georgia
Feb 10, 2019 8:06am
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I’ve never Letterboxed in Atlanta and will be heading there for a weekend full of Letterboxing. Other than Stone Mountain, any recommendations on any other areas or area boxes that are unique/wonderful? There are lots of boxes to choose from which is amazing (and can be overwhelming)

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Happy Boxing!

Eric (chill E)
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971283 by Chill E
Feb 10, 2019 8:28am
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Peidmont park, Green Tourtuga's box number 4

Decatur Cemetary, Buffy the Vampier Stamper, this is not a zoo, and other boxes

The Fox Box, at the historic Fox Theater

The Atlanta History Center, has many interesting boxs, and is a tourist spot in it's own right.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve just planted a few boxes (maybe store bought) and is an interesting park.

Dolls Head Trail is a weird little urban hike
With a few boxes (full disclosure, a couple are mine and just ok, the rest are awesome.)

Oakland Cemmetary, a couple boxes, a lovely historic cemmetary, great food near-by.

I would skip Irwin Street, those boxes seem to be missing.

If you find yourself down in Hapeville (its convenient to the airport ) you can be first finder on my Rainy-day-drinking boxs at Hapeville Corner Tavern. The boxes aren't anything extra special, but some folks like to be first.

A note on Stone Montain Park--- its 20$ a day or 40$ a year to drive in, but you can park for free in Stone Mountain Village (which has a dozen or so boxes) and take the bike PATH behind the welcome center (it's a red caboose visible from Main St) into the park. From there the Walk Up Trail, Cherokee, and Nature Trails are easy to reach. It also could easily fill a whole year worth of boxing, I have been boxing there alot since July, and still have another 100 plus boxes to go, not counting WOM, mysteries to hard for me, and boxes you need special skills or equipment (like a boat) to get. If you would like a local to hike with I'm free on Saturdays, and maybe some of the more experienced locals would join us.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971283 by Chill E
Feb 10, 2019 9:44am
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Try to check out What’ll Ya Have? at Atlanta’s most famous greasy spoon.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971289 by Road Junkies
Feb 12, 2019 4:27am
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Thank you so much!!
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Reply to: #971285 by Quarry
Feb 12, 2019 4:35am
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Thank you thank you thank you!!

I’m so grateful for your kindness in taking the time to advise and guide me in and around the greater Atlanta area.

And for offering to hike with me.
Trying to figure out my divide and conquer plan... I printed out a bunch of clues yesterday and next is to sort and see how to figure out which areas what days... unsure of the plan at this point but a very sweet offer that is much appreciated. If I’m in the zone for a boxing buddy, I’ll let you know 😉

Happy Boxing

Eric (chill E)
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971363 by Chill E
Feb 12, 2019 8:36am
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Also Panola and Arabia Mountaind are worth a check. Any other locals got ideas?
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971363 by Chill E
Feb 13, 2019 6:56am
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I just did Dolls Head Trail over thanksgiving and highly recommend. It is unique and unusual!!
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971289 by Road Junkies
Feb 16, 2019 1:58am
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...Atlanta’s most famous greasy spoon.

Hah! I lived about 100 feet from that place in the fall of 1973, for about three months. Loved that place, ate a LOT of meals there!
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971283 by Chill E
Feb 17, 2019 7:05am
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When are you planning to come? Will you have a car? Do you like long hikes? Stone Mountain can be totally overwhelming, and although there are lots of boxes, you shouldn't expect to go there and get 50 boxes in one day. Even 20 is a push for someone without a guide. Other locations (Red Top Mountain, Don Carter state park, Yellow River, Arabia Mountain, Unicoi, Yargo) have more straight forward clues, scenic trails, and only cost $5.00.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971283 by Chill E
Feb 17, 2019 12:11pm
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Stone Mountain can definitely be overwhelming and the search results could stand to be cleaned up. Decatur Cemetery is great. Oakland Cemetery only has a few, but is amazing in it's own right. Where else would you find a cemetery with a gift shop? And the Doll Head Trail is quite interesting as well.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971641 by 3seekersandadonkey
Feb 17, 2019 12:30pm
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I think they are leaving today or tommorow, but recheck Oakland, they fixed it up nice!
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971641 by 3seekersandadonkey
Feb 17, 2019 1:28pm
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6 new boxes were just added in Oakland Cemetery.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971645 by hawkeye
Feb 17, 2019 1:52pm
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Some of them by the boxer who started this thread
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971529 by Kirbert
Feb 20, 2019 5:02pm
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Naked dog walking in the rain with an orange Joy!
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971632 by Artemis
Feb 20, 2019 7:58pm
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Stone Mountain can be totally overwhelming,

I've been doing maintenance on some of mine there and pulling some that have served their purpose and should be retired. I might just go ahead and pull all mine that are older than 2 years (um, yeah that's most - LOL). I would hazard to guess that the locals have most of the old ones and new boxers aren't going to bother with how overwhelming the park is anyway.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971852 by She Runs
Feb 20, 2019 8:14pm
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Wait!!! I'm a new (ish) boxer and I love your carves! Please please please give me another month or two!
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971853 by Quarry
Feb 21, 2019 6:37am
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LOL! No worries - I'm not moving very fast at my goals!!

I think you may be one of the few newer local boxers at the mountain - though I could be wrong about that. Good luck on your continued searches!
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Reply to: #971852 by She Runs
Feb 21, 2019 6:46am
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My thoughts exactly. I'm going to slowly start removing my old box has no one's found in years... If no one is looking for them then their litter in the woods...
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971867 by T REX
Feb 21, 2019 6:53am
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So agree! But what to do with the abandoned boxes?? I'm thinking there are only a few of the old, first ones (thinking Ryan's and Sun Over Stone) that should remain.
Re: Atlanta Area Letterbox recommendations
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Reply to: #971869 by She Runs
Feb 21, 2019 9:51am
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I can think of more than a few that should stay. Like All of the remaining Granny and Paw Paw boxes, plus the tributes to them. Those boxes are fascinating even if you never met Granny and PawPaw.

And all the boxes that require a boat- atleast one more summer, as a favour to me please!

If anybody wants to hook me up with the fox hunting clues I would love a chance to look for them before they get cleaned up.