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Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
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.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #974261 by paper trail
Apr 17, 2019 5:27am
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I am happy to have more stamps to seek. There are not a lot of people in my area, yet I can occasionally travel with my husband when he goes out of town to work where there are more boxes planted.

I wonder if we will be told how many boxes total were planted for the challenge. That might be an interesting number!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974262 by Janila
Apr 17, 2019 5:30am
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Whoa! Maybe you could call the Power Plant Challenge the Spring Cleaning Planting Challenge. 😉

I imagine that it is a good feeling to get them all out into the wild and out of your home.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974261 by paper trail
Apr 17, 2019 7:12am
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See I kinda agree with RIClimber and Coffeespoons. The prize is that we all get more boxes. But I've planted 142 boxes, driven over 20 hours to plant in places where they will actually be found, and it's a considerable cost for plastic, bags, and pink stuff. So I am definitely not spending $3 more :)
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974267 by PiggyJaunt
Apr 17, 2019 8:51am
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Others get the "Prize" of more boxes to find. I get the "Prize" of 100+ more boxes to maintain. I'm not in it for the "Prize" - I just want to beat PiggyJaunt!!
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974144 by Grrly Girl
Apr 17, 2019 11:54am
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I have a non-Dartmoor question: is there anywhere aside from AQ where I should be looking for clues to boxes in the UK (ie London)?
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974282 by Angel and Demon
Apr 17, 2019 12:17pm
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I have a non-Dartmoor question: is there anywhere aside from AQ where I should be looking for clues to boxes in the UK (ie London)?

I just went to LbNA and entered England in the search box.
Lots of stuff appeared.
You can probably narrow it a bit by using London, England.

Let's hear from those who have been there and might know of other places to check.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974282 by Angel and Demon
Apr 17, 2019 2:11pm
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I have a non-Dartmoor question: is there anywhere aside from AQ where I should be looking for clues to boxes in the UK (ie London)?

Dartmoor Bounders used to have a site that listed a lot of them. It has gone offline but you can still see the old clues here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20121026230114/http://www.ian.kirkpatrick2.btinternet.co.uk/page1.htm
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974283 by Grrly Girl
Apr 17, 2019 2:59pm
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I will be in London the end of August to leave on a cruise from Dover and would be very interested if anyone has success in London.
Thanks
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
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Reply to: #974146 by Mizscarlet
Apr 17, 2019 2:59pm
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I found the register number from the original planting in 2004 here.

Is it still on the register? Thanks for looking!

WW
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974282 by Angel and Demon
Apr 17, 2019 7:14pm
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I was there this past summer and looked up letterbox hybrids on geocaching.com. I was out in the country and with people who weren't going to drive far just for me to find a letterbox. It was the one way I found to easily locate possible letterboxes near where we were staying. It's not the solution for everyone, but it increased the possible boxes I could look for. I ended up finding two listed on Atlasquest and one geocache hybrid.
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 18, 2019 4:01am
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Luminaries with electric tealights.
2019 hallmark
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 18, 2019 4:28am
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Check out this very letterbox appropriate 2019 hallmark keepsake ornament!
https://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.php?photoId=146790
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 5:46am
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I would agree with you! Thank you for sharing that.
Larry Lizard
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 18, 2019 6:29am
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I’m sad to report that after a long and happy life of eleven years (110 lizard years) Larry Lizard has left his literary home at Nanini Library into permanent rest. His demise was likely the unfortunate result of a guest skimmer helping with shelf cleanup. While his loss is unfortunate he gave much pleasure to staff and visitors alike during his tenure. His loss is doubly unfortunate as he was my first. You always remember your first.

The staff understands that Larry himself can never be replaced but anxiously requested to be allowed to care for a new adoptee.
Re: Larry Lizard
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Reply to: #974301 by Baqash
Apr 18, 2019 8:13am
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Condolences.
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 8:15am
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I might actually have to get that one. Nice.
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 12:51pm
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Do you suppose that is a real functioning compass?
Re: Larry Lizard
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Reply to: #974301 by Baqash
Apr 18, 2019 1:15pm
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I'm so sorry for your loss! ((Hugs))
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974315 by Kirbert
Apr 18, 2019 1:28pm
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Do you suppose that is a real functioning compass?

True story:
Martin Dies State Park had these really cool neon park shirts with a compass rose on them. Affixed to the back was a disclaimer warning purchasers not to use it for navigational purposes and that they would not be held liable for misuse, injury, etc. Hilarious.

So now, if you ask me which way is north, I can point to my chins.
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 18, 2019 7:02pm
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I gotta get that!!!
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974315 by Kirbert
Apr 18, 2019 7:37pm
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Do you suppose that is a real functioning compass?

As real and functioning as any.
Re: Recommend inexpensive markers?
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Reply to: #973763 by Trail Fairy
Apr 20, 2019 6:42am
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Thanks so much Everyone! All the ideas and tips are extremely helpful!!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Apr 20, 2019 3:47pm
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I managed to get 78 new traditional boxes hidden before my busy season at work hit. I have about 4 others ready for hiding but one of my hiding places didn't pan out the way I hoped so I didn't leave it... and another I just need to go over there and hide it. I hoped to hit 100- oh well! I'm still personally impressed that I managed this many, and that so many others have hidden so many as well!

I don't mind chipping in $3. We drive (or fly!) all over the place for events and give donations to the hosts to cover their costs. This is basically the same- helping cover the costs for those who came up with this unique 'event' that inspired us all to hide more boxes for each other.

In the end I bet some people will be generous and help cover the costs for those choose not to. It always seems to work out in the end. I hope that you don't let a $3 donation (Whether or not you pay it) spoil the spirit of what has happened the past few months-- did you have fun carving? Planting? Getting extra reason to get out and DO it? Finding stamps hidden by others because of this challenge? Did you find a new trail because you were scouting a new place to plant, or because someone planted where you've never been? Because in the end, THAT is really what it was all about.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #974391 by Munkeybee
Apr 20, 2019 4:29pm
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Today I planted #8, 9, and 10. Woohooo!!! I made it. Did you see the 2 I dedicated to you? If not, check them out. You need to come back to Indian Trail and find them.