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Re: Android Users Looking for Box Radar Replacement
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Reply to: #974055 by WordGirl
Apr 12, 2019 10:30pm
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i was a test user for the new android clue tracker and it works pretty well, really nice to catch a clue if you lost or forgot paper when you left home

i liked to leave box radar running when i was making a long journey,, clue tracker doesnt do that well in that mode but you can always pull over and find boxes nearby

i like it and it works
Re: Introduction
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Reply to: #974089 by TimmyBoy
Apr 13, 2019 12:54pm
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Welcome to your new obsession, oops, I mean hobby. If you ever get to RI/Mass/Ct you will find great boxing there.
Re: Introduction
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Reply to: #974103 by Dawgdok
Apr 14, 2019 7:18am
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Thank You!! I planted 6 boxes yesterday and found 4 Lol!! I think I'm hooked!! So much fun!!
the state of letterboxing in England
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Apr 14, 2019 9:36am
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https://letterboxingondartmoor.co.uk/?page_id=23

Things change.
(LbNA and AQ being two of the changes.)
Not quite as secret as it was way back when boxing was done via calling cards and postcards.
Anyone here a member of letterboxing on dartmoor?
Care to share a few details of their inner sanctum?
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974144 by Grrly Girl
Apr 14, 2019 11:22am
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I have a stamp in a box in Dartmoor, early 2000’s, my first carve. I never got the register number though.

Warrior Woman
wistful
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974144 by Grrly Girl
Apr 14, 2019 11:53am
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Heading to Dartmoor in 2 weeks. Hope to snag a few boxes. I went to Crammere pool years ago so don’t think I’ll make it back there.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974146 by Mizscarlet
Apr 14, 2019 1:03pm
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If possible, can you check the register for ‘Britain in America - John Wesley and the United Methodist Church’ for me? See here

Thank you!

Warrior Woman
wonders
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974154 by Warrior Woman
Apr 14, 2019 2:25pm
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I will try and let you know what I find.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974146 by Mizscarlet
Apr 14, 2019 2:30pm
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Heading to Dartmoor in 2 weeks. Hope to snag a few boxes.

My new company is sending me to London May 7-10 for some training. Which I interpret to mean "we want you to take the train to Dartmoor".
I don't know if I can swing it, but I'd like to try to take the train down to Dartmoor either the weekend before or the weekend after the work stuff. I'll probably only have a day for it, but if you are still around at that time how awesome would it be to meet up!

If not, then somebody tell me where I should go (keep it clean, folks) and how I should get there. Never been to the UK before, so it'll all be fresh and new to me!
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974159 by wassamatta u
Apr 14, 2019 3:25pm
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I’ll check my itinerary to see which days we are going to be there. We are there 2 days as part of a 2 week trip.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974159 by wassamatta u
Apr 14, 2019 8:14pm
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How awesome for you!! Best of luck on your quest. Please share your experiences, finding, etc.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974159 by wassamatta u
Apr 15, 2019 4:03am
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My new company is sending me to London May 7-10 for some training. Which I interpret to mean "we want you to take the train to Dartmoor".

Work-sponsored letterboxing trips are awesome! My company’s sent me to Connecticut twice. This year the new store is in Rhode Island. Woo hoo!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Apr 15, 2019 10:13am
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I got 23 boxes planted this weekend for the event! They are all permanent plants.

Hmm beer foamy, beer good...
Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Apr 15, 2019 5:37pm
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I’m hosting an event in October and want to do some sort of night box scavenger hint - I just got back from an event where I talked with a couple people who had some very creative ideas - so now it’s your turn to sound off ! Tell me your creative ideas or ways to hide or find night boxes in general or at an event .
Thanks !
Re: Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 15, 2019 5:42pm
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I've seen sets with fire tacks used to set up the trail and to note the location of the boxes.

I REALLY enjoyed LCABs set at SOHT the last time we were there.....She set out the boxes with small firefly lights to be looked for to find the boxes.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974159 by wassamatta u
Apr 15, 2019 6:55pm
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My new company is sending me to London May 7-10 for some training.

Funny, my company is sending me the week after that. Which I interpret to mean they want me clean up whatever Crazy hijinx Wassa let’s loose in England.

Unfortunately, that means I will definitely be too busy to make it out to Dartmoor on this trip.
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 15, 2019 7:13pm
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What about maybe using Solar Lights?
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 15, 2019 7:36pm
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Nope! I am saving it for when we convince Open Space to host L&B again. Mwahahaha! JK.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #973383 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 15, 2019 7:45pm
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Now you want us to pay for the pathtags? Nevermind, I'll just go back out an pull the 118 I've planted so far.

~ Of course, there are prizes ~
Participants who plant at least ten traditional permanent plants between Nov. 1 and April 30 will receive a Power Planter Patch.
Participants who plant at least 50 traditional permanent plants between Nov. 1 and April 30 will receive a Power Planter Path tag.

It really takes the fun out of prizes when you are expected to pay for them. And why would you want to reorder? This was supposed to be a limited time challenge to receive one...
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 12:59am
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There are different ideas in night boxing. One fun one is to make the hunt scary. Don't follow a trail but rather bushwhack through the woods from start to finish. Plant some rubber snakes, rats and spiders along the route, including hanging from branches. Maybe have motion detectors that start things making noise.
Install a burglar alarm in the lid of the box, preferably one that sounds like a rattlesnake.
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974223 by Kirbert
Apr 16, 2019 5:05am
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Install a burglar alarm in the lid of the box, preferably one that sounds like a rattlesnake.

Nope, I would have a heart attack! One box I will never go after!
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 6:15am
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Hidden in an open field in pouches with reflective tape, everyone uses flashlights. Stagger them out in groups of 4 onto the field with a very a visual map of clues. This is if you're looking for inexpensive and easy way of doing it.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974144 by Grrly Girl
Apr 16, 2019 12:42pm
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We are members of the Dartmoor Letterboxing 100 Club, which publishes the catalogue, etc. However, we haven't been active since moving to the north of Scotland 13 years ago.

If you're planning a trip, it's well worth getting in touch for a copy of the latest catalogue and the updates which have been published since. If it's anything like the active letterboxing scene that we knew in the past, there are dozens of new boxes, and deleted boxes, with every fortnightly update.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #974213 by RIclimber
Apr 16, 2019 3:14pm
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I have 109 permanent traditional boxes planted since November 1.

I don’t know if I want to pay for a path tag, either, to be honest. It’s exciting when it’s a prize, but I’ve won the opportunity to buy stuff many times. (In fact, I have several emails asking me to buy stuff in my gmail inbox as we speak!) Do we also have to pay for the patches?
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #973383 by Sudoku Crazy
Apr 16, 2019 4:03pm
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I just saw this. Aw, do not continue the challenge. (My vote.) If you want to keep it going, maybe make a new challenge with a different name -- maybe even different goals. That was it will not cheapen the success of earning the prizes for those who worked so hard planting for this challenge. 😊
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 6:35pm
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Using reflective tape or paint, then hide them in trees as well as on the ground.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974207 by Nature Hikers
Apr 16, 2019 9:46pm
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We have a 16 box series a mere two hours outside of London by train......I'm just sayin'
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 17, 2019 4:02am
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We've used glow sticks in peanut butter jars with the stamps.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #974243 by CoffeeSpoons
Apr 17, 2019 4:31am
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I thought that the prize was that the letterboxing community as a whole benefits from all the additional plants we now have to find! The patch and/or path tag are a fun marker of the event. Buying them in quantity is expensive - glad to contribute.

I'm at 54 permanent traditional boxes planted since 11/1. Thanks to Super Hedge Hoggie and crew for inspiring us all to get out there and plant.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #974261 by paper trail
Apr 17, 2019 5:01am
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Thank you, Paper Trail, for saying what I was thinking. This challenge has encouraged me to clear my desk of 88 stamps and logbooks that have been sitting around for years. Now the fun begins as I get to begin carving guilt free again.

I, too, am happy to pay that very small fee.