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Re: Tooth Brush Pays Off
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Reply to: #673193 by tiggermama
Feb 1, 2012 2:01pm
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Is that the Land Trust Trails, by Bluebird, Tessie?

It's only listed on LbNA under the name "Timberland Trails". Planted in 2001. Love getting those really old series, and I especially loved the first stamp. 3 boxes, but the last one had been vandalized and was just an empty box. Had the name of the series written on it, so I know that one is missing. Allow some extra time to find these boxes, they were a challenge.
Re: Tooth Brush Pays Off
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Reply to: #673278 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 1, 2012 2:21pm
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Allow some extra time to find these boxes, they were a challenge.

okey dokey, good to know. we are going to go boxing with some newbie friends in 3 weeks - i probably won't take them, i'll pick something easier.

~tigs (who likes to encourage the newcomers and not scare them off!)
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673203 by Order_and_Chaos
Feb 1, 2012 7:23pm
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I bring Eidolon..... my logbook and stamp...what else do ya need?

Oh...water and some food. :) T
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673347 by T REX
Feb 1, 2012 7:43pm
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Bail money?
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673347 by T REX
Feb 1, 2012 7:46pm
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um, if you're going with Eidolon, a large bladder, a larger first aid kit, and a great deal of courage. . .

or so i've heard.
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673203 by Order_and_Chaos
Feb 1, 2012 8:14pm
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I use a diaper bag backpack for my letterboxing bag. It came with a handy-dandy stamping in pad to sit on! The one I got years ago (from Land's End) is no longer being sold, but if I was getting one now, I like the looks of this one. I keep maintenance stuff, water, snacks, markers, color ink pads, first aid supplies, tongs for reaching in dark holes, etc. in it.

I keep the stuff I need for every letterbox (sig stamp, sig ink, black ink pad, index cards, clip board, pen) in a toiletry bag. You know, the kind you would travel with and hang in you hotel bathroom to have your toiletries conveniently located. When I'm on the trail, it's quick and easy to pull out of my backpack, open up and do what needs to be done. If it's a drive-by or an easy box that I am sure will be in good condition, I can just carry that.
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673354 by tiggermama
Feb 1, 2012 8:17pm
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...and the legend grows...Please! His head is big enough....;) T
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673347 by T REX
Feb 1, 2012 8:49pm
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I bring Eidolon..... my logbook and stamp...what else do ya need?

Slackboxing at it's finest :)

Oh...water and some food.

Yeah--isn't it funny, people will let you slackBOX but they won't let you slackEAT? And heaven help you if you ask for their beer... :D
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673368 by Sheba
Feb 1, 2012 9:09pm
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*its
Re: What do you carry and what do you bring LBing?
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Reply to: #673363 by Mello Bunny
Feb 2, 2012 5:01am
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O M G

i'm in love.

i WANT one of those bags. i NEED one of those bags, Mello. it even comes in orange, which everyone KNOWS is the color tiggers do best. And look at all that lovely room on the outside for patches. . . And pockets on the inside for everything including the kitchen sink (which this tigger must have with her)

Mr. Umbrella must be told.

~tigs (off to write down the info for presents. why does my birthday have to be over???)
Wonderful husband found my long lost box today.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Feb 2, 2012 10:34am
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Back in September '08 I planted a box that was special to me in a spot related to the subject. It was a simple little carve, but one of my favorites. The last finders logged in in June '09 and it was still in place and very nicely rehidden in July. I didn't get back to check on it until November and it was gone. We were pretty sure it had been muggled because all the cover had been replaced just as it had been. So I archived it. We searched the whole area pretty thoroughly then and several more times over the next couple of years with no luck.
Then on this lovely groundhog day morning we went out to the area just to hike, maybe pick up a few cans and possibly spot a great hiding place for a new box. But when we got to the place where the old one had been, Ishi decided to search around a bit more....and WOW.
He found the pouch about 30 feet from its old spot out in plain sight on top of a pile of leaves.
We had been there before, poking in logs, looking under brush and scratching through leaves, and had uncovered nothing.
Surely, it can't have been lying there all this time through wind and rain and snow. All I know is that I was really glad to see it again. The pouch was chewed some, but the stamp is in great shape, the logbook is only slightly damp with a little mold on the cover. The names and stamps of the finders are perfectly legible.
Now I'm thinking about drying it out, making a new logbook cover for it and replating it somewhere in the same general area.
Re: Wonderful husband found my long lost box today.
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Reply to: #673472 by LadyEilonwy
Feb 2, 2012 11:12am
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I still check for my Oh, Deere! from time to time, hoping the same thing will happen. I'm so happy for you that your wonderful hubby found your box! Congrats!
Re: Wonderful husband found my long lost box today.
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Reply to: #673472 by LadyEilonwy
Feb 2, 2012 11:39am
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I'm thinking the groundhogs have had it all along!
Supplies NINJA
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Feb 2, 2012 12:09pm
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I feel like a ninja/thief (smirk) right now and had to share. I was assigned the mundane task at work today of going through old supplies and discarding those that were out of date. I found a whole pile of bags of prescription discount cards, each card neatly placed in it's own durable plastic bag. I diligently empty every bag and promptly stuck them in my purse. One necessary supply for my new letterboxing bag down! :)
strange log ins in my letterbox
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Feb 2, 2012 1:07pm
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We recently checked on one of our letterboxes. Someone had logged in it with bad language. They indicated they found it in error; at least they put it back. I tore out the offending page.
question: should I leave it there, knowing they know where it is?

Also, a lot of people must look up clues on here and find the boxes and log into them, but do not bother to log in on here as a find. Question: is that a common practice?

First time to post anything on here. Hope I did it right.
Foxy
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 1:13pm
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You poor thing. I've never had that happen, but I'm pretty new too.
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 1:13pm
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I log all my finds, but my kids also stamp in... And I don't log theirs. I bet the same goes for some couples.
Re: Supplies NINJA
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Reply to: #673500 by TheRK
Feb 2, 2012 1:16pm
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SCORE!!! :)
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 1:16pm
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should I leave it there, knowing they know where it is?

Do you know how long ago they found it? If it's been a long time and others have found it with no problem, it will probably be safe for now. In the long run, though, I might move it if another suitable place can be found, if for no other reason than peace of mind.

a lot of people must look up clues on here and find the boxes and log into them, but do not bother to log in on here as a find.

Yes, that happens a lot, and is perfectly OK. Some only log on AQ or LBNA, some on both, and some on neither one.
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 1:25pm
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I love your sig. stamp.
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 1:25pm
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for some people, it's about the find and not keeping score somewhere. I personally cant wait to log in when I find one! :D
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673515 by FloridaFour
Feb 2, 2012 1:27pm
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For my boxes, by far the majority of finders do not log online.

In the case or two where I've seen an inappropriate comment in a logbook, I've removed the page. If it was in someone else's LB, and had no "real" log ins on the page, I might remove it. In any case, I would (and have) informed box owners of the situation.

As for moving the box, that's a personal call. Maybe move it if there is a better hiding spot nearby - or, of course, if you have serious concerns for the box. I lost a couple of boxes to muggles who found an iffy placement - one was on a disc golf course that I had second thoughts about so I went to remove it only to find it had been muggled the day before, before I'd even listed it. Luckily, I still have over a hundred out there doing fine - so I figure I'm doing pretty good.

And get out there to find more boxes - it has really helped me become a better planter.

Happy Trails!

- Sunny
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 1:56pm
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90% of the stamps logged into my boxes I have never heard of. That I would say is normal.
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 3:00pm
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Question: is that a common practice?

Where I am it happens, but most people do seem to log their finds online. It really doesn't matter, although if it's an older box that hasn't been found in a while it is helpful for future finders (and the planter) to log it in, otherwise people might not bother to look for the box because they figure it's probably missing. I think that's more of an issue on lbna, because the boxes are older and a lot of people only log their finds on AQ.
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673549 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 2, 2012 3:40pm
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As far as bad language (and in appropriate drawings)being put into a logbook by muggles, that has happened to me before and I definitely remove the offending pages. After all this is a family oriented hobby. I also find that many many people log in and never log in their finds online.
If you think the hiding place for your letterbox is one that would be compromised again...is it a teen party spot? Homeless encampment? Is there evidence of folks hanging out there with less than noble intentions? beer cans/bottles, cigarette butts, pieces of clothing left behind, etc? Then perhaps it would be best to move it along to another spot. Ryan and I even found porn magazines (teenagers stash? ) while hunting for a letterbox. They were stuffed into a tree in a ziplock. we thought we had found the letterbox! whoops!!

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673552 by Amanda from Seattle
Feb 2, 2012 5:03pm
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found porn magazines

Me too! At another Nancy Drew fans box. Never been back to it to try and find the box. Just too EEWWWWYYY

deniserows
by the Big blue Cal C
Re: Supplies NINJA
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Reply to: #673500 by TheRK
Feb 2, 2012 7:21pm
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I was given a large roll of register tape type paper - only MUCH larger ... it has an ink stain from a marker, so they deemed it unusable. I just cut the paper to lengths until the marker stain was no longer there ... still lots of paper to use.
And I found plastic binding combs at Goodwill & paid $.50 ... Yep, lots of logbooks to be made!

:o)
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673513 by Foxy Grandma
Feb 2, 2012 7:24pm
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They indicated they found it in error

Sounds like a pissed of geo-cacher to me. A Letterboxer who found a box in error, would typically post somewhere "I found XYZ box" in such-n-such park and don't know how to log it.

people must look up clues on here and find the boxes and log into them, but do not bother to log in on here as a find

Yup. That is why some people use restrictions. I am one of those people who uses the "reward" system. You will only see my clues after reaching certain P & F counts. Nothing ridiculous, but you know...
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673598 by GreatBigSabres
Feb 2, 2012 8:34pm
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Sounds like a pissed of geo-cacher to me. A Letterboxer who found a box in error, would typically post somewhere

Not necessarily. The one letterbox that I found that had been found by mistake was found by two different sets of geocachers. They had logged, just like a geocache but not stamp, then put it back. The owner of the cache that they had been looking for had moved his cache after he found out it was near a letterbox.

A geocache that I know of that had bad language had been found by some muggles (apparently kids). They'd written vulgarity and obscenities on every remaining page and put it back. The next cacher who found it tore out the offending pages, put in a paper for a log and reported online what he'd done. I found it after that. The bomb squad found it less than two weeks after that. It had been there for years though, so it hadn't been a totally bad hide, until the end.

That is why some people use restrictions.

I've placed seven boxes so far, two of which are in the same series. I've placed "Found" count of 1 on one box, and a "Placed" restriction of one on my series. The find restriction is because it is a special cache that I only want letterboxers to be able to see. The series I don't want people looking for until they know the care put into hiding a box. It's near a walking trail so I want them to take some care when looking.
Re: strange log ins in my letterbox
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Reply to: #673515 by FloridaFour
Feb 3, 2012 4:44am
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I found a geocache like that. I replaced the log and contacted the owner who asked me to send it to him. Of course ripping out one page is basically the same thing. I would say it's your choice whether to move it or not. Some people are just rude. This person threatened the owner...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.