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Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 8:57am
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Thank you. I missed this post but already have 4 plants toward that goal!
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 10:22am
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Very interesting, and frankly the kind of external motivation I need to complete my own NY resolution - lol! Am I understanding correctly that this is open to NC letterboxers or out-of-state letterboxers planing in NC? (In other words, someone such as myself - a CO letterboxer planting in CO - wouldn't fit with this challenge?) If my understanding is correct, is it Ok to knock off this idea?
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969806 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 11:43am
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~ Other details: boxers and boxes everywhere are welcome!
Anyone can participate - even boxers in other states
You can plant anywhere - even other states (letterboxing while traveling is a grand adventure)!
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Reply to: #969809 by Road Junkies
Dec 31, 2018 12:03pm
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Thanks... I interpreted that differently.
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 12:05pm
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Please, we don't need more flingers.
Oct 2005 DUNE FLYER
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Dec 31, 2018 12:14pm
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this was our very first plant

and was found again yesterday

over 13 years...original stamp....4th log book

yippee

Dixie Darlin' and Snake Dancer
now in North Carolina
but still have a local friend who will do maintenance for us
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969812 by Kirbert
Dec 31, 2018 12:23pm
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Please, we don't need more flingers.

True, of course, but the call for quality is emphasized so I don't think this event is promoting the indiscriminate spewing of garbage (ISOG)
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969812 by Kirbert
Dec 31, 2018 12:32pm
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Guess you missed this part of the post?

~ Quality is important ~
While this is a planting challenge, it's important to still think through your permanent plant - don't just toss boxes out and hope for the best. Plant boxes in locations you would be able to check on, are safe from muggle meddling, and will hopefully be around for quite a while. Drive by, long hike, easy clue, challenging puzzle - and all shapes and sizes of letterboxes in between - those details are up to you. You could do a series or individual boxes. Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.
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Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 2:08pm
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Let's see... I'm planting over 400 for Final Flight... How about thatπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969803 by paper trail
Dec 31, 2018 3:00pm
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do they have to be permanent traditional plants? I always do a holiday series in Missouri which is only planted through winter.
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Reply to: #969800 by PiggyJaunt
Dec 31, 2018 3:06pm
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I just planted my third one today.

Honestly without the challenge, I don't think I'd push myself to get one out there. I got this one ready with a two day notice.
Re: Oct 2005 DUNE FLYER
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Reply to: #969813 by dixie darlin
Dec 31, 2018 3:46pm
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So cool!
Our first plant has already gone missing.

Here's to many more years for your box!!
Re: Letterboxing New Year's resolutions?
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Reply to: #969823 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Dec 31, 2018 4:36pm
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Since the goal is to increase our permanent plants in the state, these boxes should be permanent, not temporary or just for events.
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Reply to: #969797 by Angel and Demon
Dec 31, 2018 4:40pm
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I've decided to aim for at least 1 plant each month during 2019. I need some sort of deadline or something to get me moving, too many stamps sitting in a pile (next to the containers so I don't really have an excuse).

I though of inviting others to join me, and was about to post asking for advice for how I could do that (tracker, etc)? - sort of like a letterbox-hiding-support-group. I wasn't aware of the Power Plant Challenge; so glad it was reposted in this thread. Thanks!
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Reply to: #969830 by Bon Echo
Dec 31, 2018 7:20pm
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I though of inviting others to join me, and was about to post asking for advice for how I could do that (tracker, etc)? - sort of like a letterbox-hiding-support-group.

Planting day in West Austin
Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
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Dec 31, 2018 9:01pm
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Happy 2019 to you! May all your boxing dreams for the next year come true!

FORAYCH - Western Coaster...still in 2018 :)
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
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Reply to: #969836 by FORAYCH
Dec 31, 2018 9:10pm
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Happy New Year-to-be from the East Coast to you and the folks in the other time zones!

(Hubby and I can't believe we're still awake...)
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
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Reply to: #969836 by FORAYCH
Dec 31, 2018 9:24pm
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We've been celebrating for two days "Down Under".... Close to 500 boxers from 8 countries NOT including the US....

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!!
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
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Reply to: #969838 by Public Hand
Dec 31, 2018 10:17pm
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What a wonderful way to celebrate New Year's. I'm sitting here watching Indiana Jones and Zentangling.
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Reply to: #969838 by Public Hand
Dec 31, 2018 10:28pm
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We are tremendously jealous, Public Hand. That sounds like quite the gathering!!
Re: Happy New Year to our Eastern Coasters!!
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Reply to: #969836 by FORAYCH
Jan 1, 2019 1:10pm
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Happy 2019 to all!!!
Nightboxes - Seeking Owner
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Jan 2, 2019 9:37am
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Hi All -

A while back I hosted a LB event in the metro-Detroit area.

A fellow letterboxer was kind enough to loan me their nightboxes for the event. I need to return them to their rightful owner, but do not remember from whom I borrowed the boxes.

If the owner is still out there and reads this, please PM me and I will get them back to you ASAP.

My sincere apologies for the delay :(

Best,
SunFleur
Re: Nightboxes - Seeking Owner
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Reply to: #969911 by SunFleur
Jan 2, 2019 8:06pm
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Was it TrailTroll?
Re: Only $14.99 per box! (Compass not included)
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Reply to: #652264 by greenmountainhiker
Jan 3, 2019 1:31pm
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It couldn't be better put GMH.!!!!!!!
Re: Only $14.99 per box! (Compass not included)
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Reply to: #375453 by Kirbert
Jan 3, 2019 1:46pm
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It's very effective when closed securely. Unfortunately, there are many letterboxers who don't feel the need to close screw-top containers securely, so these boxes usually get wet inside sooner or later.

I plan on the inside eventually getting wet. That is why I put everything in plastic bags. I use the container as a hard shell to protect the plastic bags. The container also served to keep out bugs.
Re: Only $14.99 per box! (Compass not included)
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Reply to: #969959 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 4, 2019 1:32am
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I plan on the inside eventually getting wet. That is why I put everything in plastic bags.

Unfortunately, those same boxers don't see the need to close baggies properly either. You'd be amazed at how often I've checked on my boxes and instead of the log book in one baggie and the stamp in another, both items are crammed into one baggie where they don't fit and hence the baggie cannot be sealed shut, and the other baggie left empty and just crammed back into the box.
Re: Nightboxes - Seeking Owner
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Reply to: #969911 by SunFleur
Jan 4, 2019 10:25am
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Were those the Things Under a Rock boxes by Bubbaloo Magoo?
Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
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Jan 4, 2019 5:10pm
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I'm going to live vicariously through others because I haven't found any letterboxes yet this year, and I haven't any plans for planting any this weekend.

So, have you found and/or planted any letterboxes so far this year? Do you have any plans to do so this first weekend of the new year? Please make your experience as interesting as possible even if you have to use hyperbole or puffery. Let's see how fun you can make your experience.
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
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Reply to: #970001 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 4, 2019 5:37pm
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I planted a pair on New Year's Day morning. I was hiking in New England in a short-sleeve T-shirt and I was hot. Crazy. There was a high wind advisory, and normally I don't voluntarily walk around under rotting trees in those conditions, but it seemed like the entire population of Connecticut was bolting from their homes and tramping through the great outdoors, and I didn't want to be the wussy one.

One of the stamps is for Saugatuck, Michigan, just because I saw an AQ event listed "Serial Killer in Saugatuck" right as I was hiking the Saugatuck Trail in CT, which struck me funny. I didn't even know there was a Saugatuck in Michigan, and it's such a unique name that I looked it up. It's from the Paugussett Indians of CT and means "Mouth of the River." So I planted a stamp for Saugatuck MI on the Saugatuck Trail in CT. Because why not?
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
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Reply to: #970001 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 4, 2019 5:44pm
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I'm going to be tromping around the woods tomorrow, but it's not going to be for finding boxes. I'll be finding orange and white flag with a punch. Orienteeting meet with scouts. And with all the rain we've had, it will be a soggy tromping. Should be interesting.