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Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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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?
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Reply to: #940240 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 7, 2017 6:39pm
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It is bouncing back and forth below zero and barley above here on Minnesota. But we were able to get two yesterday and two today. Normally I rely on postals during really bad wether but as long as we bundle up we can tough it out.
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940244 by MamaFrog
Jan 7, 2017 6:55pm
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It is bouncing back and forth below zero and barley above here on Minnesota.

That's where I grew up. I remember one day the windchill was -72° so I went for a walk down by the river just to see what it would be like. Crazy teenager stuff. I kept trying to do that thing where you spit and your spit freezes before it hits the ground, but it never worked and I was really disappointed. And I remember wearing a heavy snowmobile suit and moon boots (!), ski mask, thick 6-foot scarf wrapped around my neck and face, multiple layers of mittens...and I never actually got cold. Long time ago. I don't think it gets that cold anymore, does it?
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940241 by dingus dufus
Jan 7, 2017 7:08pm
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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! ;^)
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940246 by Rocklun
Jan 7, 2017 7:09pm
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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.
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940245 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 7, 2017 7:22pm
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So far our lowest has been windchill -38
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940218 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 7, 2017 7:32pm
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What are you guys doing planting in the cold of winter?

As long as there is nothing frozen and nasty coming down out of the sky and they can get to places where the snow is not too deep people in the northeast go boxing all winter, both finding and planting. Though I will admit I always notice the profusion of new boxes in places like California during the winter.

It's a year round addiction. :)

Followed by HOT COFFEE!!!!
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940240 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 7, 2017 8:31pm
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I don't understand why anyone wouldn't plant or box in the winter. Do you just sit inside all winter or what?

I did find one on 4 January, but it was planted on 2 January. And I do get out for other activities, not just work.

I also do postals, LTCs and planning.
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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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: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940218 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 7, 2017 11:10pm
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In my area of Michigan (Flint), there isn't much snow. It is bitterly cold out there. I posted to friends in the south ('boxer and not) that they have more snow than up here due to a recent storm.

However, I have found and planted boxes in the snow and in the freezing cold. A thermos of water might assist in finding boxes. Some have used crowbars. Some planters hide them in bushes or attach them to trees, so those require no tools. However, that particular box you are mentioning probably will not see too much snow.
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940249 by MissMoon
Jan 7, 2017 11:14pm
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I sometimes feel like the Old United States Postal Seevice commercials...neither wind, nor snow, nor...will keep me from Letterboxing!

Oh yeah, and while we're on that: shameless plug: PLP's Birthday Bash is coming up (y'all are invited!!! :) ) the last 2 years have been in the mid 30s! Almost bathing suit weather in New York State! ;)
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940224 by Rocklun
Jan 8, 2017 3:21am
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Poured Mountain Dew in the snow

How did I know that was Rocklun?
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940265 by FloridaFour
Jan 8, 2017 4:03am
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How did I know that was Rocklun

;^)
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940224 by Rocklun
Jan 8, 2017 5:19am
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Hilarious!
Re: Badly Explain Your Hobby
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Reply to: #940085 by Munkeybee
Jan 8, 2017 8:09am
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I like to draw complicated, interconnected boxes on paper, then fill them in with x's or checks, so that I can keep track of and tabulate lies into a single, larger, more coherent lie.
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940254 by dingus dufus
Jan 8, 2017 11:32am
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Yes, yes it is a letterboxer's doody

How did Wassa miss this?

Shiloh
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940279 by shiloh
Jan 8, 2017 12:42pm
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Yes, yes it is a letterboxer's doody

How did Wassa miss this?

Dignity. Always dignity.
Rubbermaid Lock Its?
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Jan 8, 2017 2:38pm
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Re: Rubbermaid Lock Its?
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Reply to: #940293 by FloridaFour
Jan 8, 2017 2:59pm
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I have used those, but all my plants are fairly recent. I'll try to check this week and see if my neighborhood box that has been out for over a year is in one, and if it is, I will report back.
Re: Rubbermaid Lock Its?
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Reply to: #940293 by FloridaFour
Jan 8, 2017 4:02pm
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Yes, I have! I believe they have all held up well (in Michigan).
Re: Rubbermaid Lock Its?
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Reply to: #940299 by Angel Winks
Jan 8, 2017 4:12pm
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Good to know!
Re: Rubbermaid Lock Its?
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Reply to: #940295 by Rebiccola
Jan 8, 2017 4:12pm
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Thanks, Rebiccola!
Re: Rubbermaid Lock Its?
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Reply to: #940293 by FloridaFour
Jan 8, 2017 4:23pm
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Yes we've used them and they haven't failed yet...

that I know of! : )
Re: Who is Planting in Winter?
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Reply to: #940282 by wassamatta u
Jan 8, 2017 8:59pm
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Riiiiiiiight.

Shiloh
Detectorist gone bad
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Jan 9, 2017 6:35am
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Lance was so evil in last night's Sherlock.
Re: Detectorist gone bad
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Reply to: #940317 by Wronghat
Jan 9, 2017 6:50am
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Yes!! And those teeth!!

My husband said he must have found the Saxon treasure to be that rich.
Re: Detectorist gone bad
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Reply to: #940319 by Rocklun
Jan 9, 2017 7:53am
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(Avoiding spoiling) But how am I to believe that Sherlock didn't recognize his own?
Re: Detectorist gone bad
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #940322 by Wronghat
Jan 9, 2017 8:09am
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I don't understand that, either. Perhaps we'll learn more next week.
Re: Detectorist gone bad
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Reply to: #940317 by Wronghat
Jan 9, 2017 8:29am
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Very funny! We had just watched an episode with Lance, so having him appear on Sherlock was a bit surreal.
Re: Badly Explain Your Hobby
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Reply to: #940274 by west dover quidditch team
Jan 9, 2017 8:41am
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I like to sit quietly in a dark room with hundreds of strangers, staring at a flickering wall, bombarded on four sides by vibrations resonating against my tympanic membrane, all while consuming exploded parts of the cob drenched in ersatz churned cream and sodium powder.