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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
Board: Letterbox Chatter
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
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Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 18, 2019 4:01am
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Luminaries with electric tealights.
2019 hallmark
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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
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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?
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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?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
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.
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974394 by THE RED CYCLONE
Apr 20, 2019 5:37pm
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Awww did you really?? I'll look those up! I'll have to head back out there! You're the sweetest, thank you!
Re: 2019 hallmark
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Reply to: #974298 by SherlockMiles
Apr 21, 2019 3:07am
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What a great gift that would make for a fellow letterboxer! Thanks for the heads up!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #972888 by RDHG
Apr 21, 2019 11:19am
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I have to plant 3 more boxes before the end of the month to reach my 10. I don't know why it's been so hard to plant the final three! Kuddos to everyone who has been able to plant more!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
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Reply to: #974412 by LadyRisa
Apr 21, 2019 5:39pm
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I am on board with the ideas in Munkeybee's post, but the bottom line for me is, please do not widely announce a challenge and not mention until later that the prize will have to be paid for. Don't change the rules of the end date.
I am delayed in getting outside and planting the ten I have prepared for the challenge, so my question now would be, can I simply wait 2 weeks when I am not so busy - then get them planted and mail away to pay for the patch? - just let me know, cause I'd love to have the patch.
Heck, I have only a few weeks next to figure out my few potential plants intended for PAL Day.
I am only mildly sympathetic to the expense of the patches/pathtags because again, that needed to be considered in advance!
Some time back I purchased a 300 bulk amount of First Finder patches (from papertrail's design) so I could have as many as I needed personally and ultimately have been selling them barely above cost and I pay for the postage. I knew the expense going in - no guarantee on 'sales' also no regrets.
At many events I've attended, it has been apparent to me that the donations and raffles (from donated items) pretty well compensate the expense of the event. This is a wonderful thing - especially so for the hard work of the organizers putting together a great event we can all enjoy.
I'll make a donation if I end up planting by the end of this month, but also am hopeful it has been a learning experience for the promoters.
Please be thoughtful and don't promote a challenge you can't or won't be able to stand up to.
Happy Easter to all!
new letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 24, 2019 5:16pm
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please send everyone a notice about every new letterboxes
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974531 by Fortnite Hacker
Apr 24, 2019 5:24pm
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Haha. I have no idea who this is, but that trail name caught my attention. Can you tell that there might be tween and teen boys around here?
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974531 by Fortnite Hacker
Apr 24, 2019 5:28pm
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There is a widget for that.
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974532 by RDHG
Apr 24, 2019 5:59pm
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Haha. I have no idea who this is, but that trail name caught my attention.

Yes, very interesting trail name. Mine is from a name suggested by someone in a game I played in college. Perhaps this comes from the same (or similar) situation.

Can you tell that there might be tween and teen boys around here?

That would be very interesting if this is a new demographic that is attracted to AQ.
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974531 by Fortnite Hacker
Apr 24, 2019 6:12pm
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please send everyone a notice about every new letterboxes

https://www.imore.com/tip-quickly-insert-punctuation-iphone-keyboard-2

It was just too easy. Had to do it.
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974539 by MissMoon
Apr 24, 2019 6:35pm
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joined today! Welcome Fortnite Hacker! There are yahoo groups or you can just check the newly posted boards for new stuff.
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974531 by Fortnite Hacker
Apr 24, 2019 10:19pm
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The list of all the newest letterboxes can be found here:

https://www.atlasquest.com/results.php?typeId=1&timespan=week&sort=2&title=Newly+Listed+Boxes

However, those letterboxes could be anywhere around the world, and not necessarily the closest to you.
Re: new letterboxes
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Reply to: #974542 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Apr 25, 2019 9:16am
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There are yahoo groups

Those still exist? I'm surprised that Yahoo hasn't shut them down. Or sold them like they did with Flickr.

TG