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Re: logbooks?
Board: Personal Travelers
Reply to: #886597 by Angel and Demon
Jan 31, 2015 9:18am
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thank you for the quick reply. Just to be sure I understand, they get logged in my regular log book?
And speaking of log books, do people usually make one for a specific event? I will be attending my first event in July.
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Reply to: #886599 by Evermore
Jan 31, 2015 9:27am
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Expect to get a LOT of stamps (event stamps, exchanges, and PTs) at an event. For the first big event I attended, I brought a new logbook (separate from my usual logbook) and filled up about two thirds of it. I brought that same book to the second event I attended and completely filled it up, including stamping on the backs of pages (which I prefer not to do). So I would say it's a good idea to bring a special logbook just for the event, because you're likely to run out of room in a partially-used logbook.

With regard to logbooks for personal travelers, my experience with events is that there is a huge rush to stamp everything (and there's no way you'll get them all). Having to stamp into a PT's logbook as well as stamping the PT into your own book takes extra time and slows things down, and since you're probably doing exchanges at the same time, you don't need an extra image of someone else's sig stamp.

That said, one of my PTs does have a logbook (though I regard it as optional). To get the PT, you have to tell me a limerick, so I thought it would be fun to have people write down their limerick in the logbook when they stamp it. At big events, though, I rarely bring out the logbook.
Re: logbooks?
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Reply to: #886599 by Evermore
Jan 31, 2015 9:33am
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Yes, I think most people do exchanges in their regular logbook, but some people might have a book just for exchanges.

I do have an event logbook that's pretty big. Some event stamps are ginormous and don't fit in my regular book. If I go to a mini meet or meet up with someone for an exchange, I use my regular book. If it's an event with event stamps, event boxes, etc., I generally break out the event book.
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Reply to: #886601 by Angel and Demon
Jan 31, 2015 11:01am
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That is a good idea. I will be on the lookout for a big logbook! thanks!
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Reply to: #886600 by Intrinsically Knotted
Jan 31, 2015 11:03am
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To get the PT, you have to tell me a limerick, so I thought it would be fun to have people write down their limerick in the logbook when they stamp it.

What a fun idea! I love limericks and usually have one in my head. I think having to write them down would sure be a fun way to collect several!
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Reply to: #886600 by Intrinsically Knotted
Jan 31, 2015 5:20pm
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So I would say it's a good idea to bring a special logbook just for the event, because you're likely to run out of room in a partially-used logbook.

You either have large events or small logbooks.

It will entirely depend on how many people and stamps are at the event. We don't have particularly large events around here, except a few summers ago. (Boxer Lover 47 could tell you how many letterboxers were there.) So scale your logbook to the size of events that you go to. You could always bring an extra log book, just in case, and leave it in the car.
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Reply to: #886636 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 31, 2015 5:30pm
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Thank you for your advice. Good idea to see how many people are coming to the event.
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Reply to: #886599 by Evermore
Jan 31, 2015 7:09pm
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I'm a one and done sort of logbook person, I only want one to keep track of! Though my first BIG event is next weekend, so I'm taking my new one with me, as I figure I'll fill up my current one. So, you have options when it comes to logbooks. Whatever works best for you. :)
Re: personal traveler
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Reply to: #856362 by crosscresent
Nov 13, 2015 8:42am
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If you are ever hiking around southern ct (mostly) and you find me, tell me who rules in Castle Whitespire and you'll find what you seek.
Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
Board: Personal Travelers
Mar 21, 2016 10:25am
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Thank you.
Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
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Reply to: #922690 by RDHG
Mar 21, 2016 10:43am
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No.
Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
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Reply to: #922690 by RDHG
Mar 21, 2016 11:51am
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A traditional letterbox requires you to find a location. A personal traveler requires you to find a person.
Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
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Reply to: #922698 by Kelsung
Mar 21, 2016 11:59am
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A traditional letterbox requires you to find a location. A personal traveler requires you to find a person.

...At say, an event, or if you ran into them on the trail and they carry it...

...Not say, in a creepy stalker kind of way...

;)
Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
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Reply to: #922690 by RDHG
Mar 21, 2016 1:46pm
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Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
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Reply to: #922690 by RDHG
Mar 21, 2016 2:18pm
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Thank you all. I have been out of the game for a little bit and am relearning a few terms. I did not know if, because people sometimes have to solve a clue to get a box, if it also counted as traditional. I appreciate clarification. Happy trails!
Re: Is a personal traveler also a traditional box...or not?
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Reply to: #922710 by RDHG
Mar 21, 2016 4:20pm
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How things "count" is your personal decision of how you like to play. AQ will count them separately, but what AQ says my numbers are and what I say differ quite often. Some folks plant temporary boxes at events and list them as event boxes, but if I followed a clue to a location to find it, it's a traditional to me, even if it gets removed the next day. There are anomalies in the other direction, too, where I don't count certain listings as traditional boxes.

This is all in my head, so nobody can tell me I'm "wrong". I think Wanda counts every stamp of any kind as a find, one number, life is simple. I, on the other hand, am far more anally-retentive: compare and contrast.

K
Re: I would like to know
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Reply to: #873673 by Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Apr 5, 2016 2:35pm
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Sounds like Travelers are fun!
Question: Do we carve our own and call it a traveler and log it on AQ?
Re: I would like to know
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Reply to: #923703 by TEAMV
Apr 12, 2016 3:45pm
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There's lots of help in the help section and the glossary.
http://www.atlasquest.com/about/glossary/p.html#personaltraveler.

deniserows
and forgets how to wiki markup
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Board: Personal Travelers
Reply to: #923703 by TEAMV
Apr 12, 2016 4:28pm
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You don't have to carve your own. One of mine is a store bought stamp given to me that has a great story behind it.
How does this work?
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Jun 28, 2016 1:51pm
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I have been doing traditional letterboxes for a few years now and have just read up on Personal Travelers but I have no idea how it works. Could someone be so kind enough to explain it to me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, "denvered"
Re: How does this work?
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Reply to: #929660 by denvered
Jun 28, 2016 2:19pm
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Re: How does this work?
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Reply to: #929660 by denvered
Jun 28, 2016 2:34pm
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It is an extra stamp you can show off when you meet up with other letterboxers, at events or whatever. Sometimes there is a clue or a riddle.they have to solve, such as "guess the name of my dog" or "tell me about your favorite food". Good ice breakers for events. So you can stamp them into people's logbooks. Some people have several personal travellers or special ones for different occasions.

Then there's people like me who just let people stamp my personal travelers if they ask for them. I'd rather spend the time chatting and get to know you.
Re: How does this work?
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Reply to: #929662 by FloridaFour
Jun 29, 2016 12:34pm
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Sounds like fun. Can't wait to find a traveler. There aren't too many events planned in the west coast (south) anytime soon. So hopefully I will run into some LBs on the trails.
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Reply to: #929662 by FloridaFour
Jun 30, 2016 1:02pm
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Thank you for explaining, it makes much more sense now..
What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
Board: Personal Travelers
Aug 17, 2016 9:14pm
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Howdy - when posting my new PT, one of the icons was a brick wall and the label "impersonal traveler" - but it's not in the glossary... can someone explain what an impersonal traveler is?

Cheers!
Super Hedge Hoggie
Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
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Reply to: #933103 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Aug 18, 2016 2:03am
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It miht have been updated... but when I clicked on the brick wall it led me to this:

The impersonal traveler is much like the personal traveler in which it travels from place to place with a letterboxer, but it's often left unattended for other letterboxers to acquire such as at a campsite or on their vehicle.
Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
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Reply to: #933103 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Aug 18, 2016 5:32am
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This is new to me.
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Reply to: #933103 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Aug 18, 2016 5:33am
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So it is the personal traveler for the socially introverted.... I get it now.
Re: What's an "impersonal" personal traveler?
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Reply to: #933104 by mudflinginfools
Aug 18, 2016 2:40pm
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Yup. Silent Doug has one of those - Boxmobile.
Faeriecon East 2016
Board: Personal Travelers
Nov 2, 2016 1:01pm
Hope it's not too tacky to mention our personal traveler in the forum, but it's only around for this first weekend in November 2016. So, if you know any letter boxers who'll be at Faeriecon in Hunt Valley, Maryland, plz let them know that, if they find the Mad Hatter and Sock Faerie (who are sometimes disguised as humans), we'll share our limited edition stamp :-)