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Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 4, 2019 5:56pm
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Yes! Yes! I'm still enjoying my campfire and have more boxing to do tomorrow. Great event!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 4, 2019 6:15pm
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Thank you for all your hard work! We loved the many stamps, beautiful park, food, fellowship... We will defiantly be back for the stamps we missed :)
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 4, 2019 7:47pm
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You all are soooo kind! I really enjoyed this event and seeing everyone! The rain didn't stop you because as I like to refer to you all... Letterboxers are hardcore, lol! I am so proud to have all of you as my letterboxing family. This day was special and all of you helped make it that way! So THANK YOU for helping make this a great event!
<3
Lindsey/Jlsd0218
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974853 by jlsd0218
May 5, 2019 4:04am
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Would've enjoyed the event, no doubt, but pre-committed to cheering on DH in his first Mini-Marathon. Great day for all!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974853 by jlsd0218
May 5, 2019 5:03am
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I hope you plan another for next year. I so wanted to come, but like lots of others, sometimes we need to put family first :).

I enjoyed hearing others' comments and from my experience at GLG last year, I know the event was fabulous! Now enjoy yourself and get out and find some letterboxes!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 5, 2019 8:33am
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There was even a 3 year old photographer that stole my heart!

Yours wasn't the only heart stolen. DH had a delightful time entertaining and being entertained by this precious child.

Kudos for a great event.
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 5, 2019 9:56am
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Top notch organization! Floored by all the amazing carving Lindsey prepared for us. Fun collections! Loved the variety of trails including the driveby series. Food was ever so tasty! the Location absolutely lovely! Top notch all the way around! Next time I'll bring my fishing poles and hopefully a kayak...maybe some water boxes (hint, hint.) Thank you! Thank you!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
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Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 5, 2019 5:21pm
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Soooo much fun! All of your hard work really resulted in a great day for everyone. Wonderful carves and cleverly themed event boxes! Your daughter seemed to be a big help too. I can't wait until your next event.
Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 7, 2019 4:59am
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Sorry to post this here, but it looks as though the AZ board doesn't get much action.

BinoBoxer and I will be in Tucson on Friday, August 9. We plan to do some boxing that afternoon and would love to meet up with any folks who live in that area. If anyone is available, please send us AQ mail. Thanks!
Re: Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
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Reply to: #974953 by Rocklun
May 7, 2019 5:48am
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I should be around. There is a Facebook group called southwest letterletter boxing where you may want to post as well. There are other active boxers here just not always on AQ.
Re: Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
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Reply to: #974954 by Baqash
May 7, 2019 5:49am
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Thanks! I'll post there, too.
Re: Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
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Reply to: #974954 by Baqash
May 7, 2019 7:59am
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Thank you. I hope to meet Tucson boxers!
What do you use to carry supplies
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May 7, 2019 4:44pm
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What do you all use when on trail ? Backpack ? Mini backpack ? Cross body bag ? Other ?
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 4:48pm
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This bag was my comfort zone for years. It got something spilled on it that would not wash off, and I have been searching for one just like it for a while now, with no success.

What I liked about it: It had a zipper on the back and a zipper on the I side, and a pocket on the front under the flap. It was easy to get into and out of and was not too heavy. Eventually I would like to find something like this again.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 5:03pm
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I carry on small, very lightweight backpack.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 5:14pm
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I use this

I strap it to my front, marker pens in smaller front compartment, logbook with sig stamp and ink pad in larger compartment, I hitched a compass on a lanyard to it.

Warrior Woman
tidy
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 5:18pm
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I use a lightweight Marmot Kompressor Plus day pack. It's plenty big enough for the stuff I carry, and I can slip a 2 or 3 L water bladder in it if I plan on being out/hiking for a while.
http://day-packs.comparical.com/i/marmot-kompressor-plus-pack-MjM0NzU
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974976 by JBartiste
May 7, 2019 5:33pm
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Me, too. It's actually a child's backpack and fits me fine, as a small to medium sized woman.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 6:01pm
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What do you use to carry supplies? What do you all use when on trail ?

Semicolon uses me.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 6:31pm
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What do you all use when on trail ?

A Sherpa of course... what, you guys schlep your own gear around!?

Seriously though, on longer trips we carry a backpack. On shorter excursions we have a custom made otter-type box with a divider, inks and stamp.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 7:04pm
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We carry a zipper pencil pouch which holds the clues (printed to stamp in and put in a 3 ring binder later), pre-stamped signature Avery labels, markers, pens and supplies if the box is damaged. We started with a crossover bag with a notebook and accessories and changed to the zipper pouch later. Convenience, I suppose =)
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 7:18pm
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Two handbags, one for letterboxing, one for geocaching. The geocaching bag includes a selection of trade items. The letterboxing bag contains sig stamp and ink as well as baggies and other stuff for repairs -- which can also be helpful for a geocache, so if I'm hunting a geocache I carry both bags.

I have a backpack but I've found it too cumbersome to fiddle with for most boxes. I take it on the road, but normally leave it in the car. I use it to carry a larger selection of trade items and baggies and whatnot and restock the handbags from it after an outing. If I'm facing a more serious trek, more than a couple of miles, I will sometimes clear extra stuff out of the back pack, through the handbags into it, and use it for the trek. It's hard to talk SWMBO into taking those treks, though, so that rarely happens.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974975 by RDHG
May 7, 2019 10:58pm
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Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 11:28pm
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I use a backpack. I put sig stamp and ink pads in plastic pencil pouch and keep a few paper towels and zip loc baggies extra and sometimes even a plastic box/duct tape in case a box needs maintenance if I am close to home.... load lightens if travelling though
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 8, 2019 5:17am
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I bought the arctic brand lunchbox from Walmart at the start of school. It has a front pocket perfect for our three 5x7 logbooks. There is a plastic tray in the large main compartment with a divider that I put our ink in on one side and signature stamps in little boxes in the other.
It has a handle so I can carry just that, and small enough I can toss it in a backpack.
And it's moderately waterresistant.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 8, 2019 5:42am
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I use a backpack sometimes but other times I wear a homemade apron that has 3 big pockets. It is a around your waist apron not a bib style
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 8, 2019 5:54am
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What do we use on the trail:
Old make up bag. It has a handle. It's leopard print and tacky.

I really need to upgrade.
What is one tip?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 8, 2019 9:10am
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What is one tip that someone gave you or that you have figured out does yourself and that you would give to a new -- or not so new -- letterboxer?

Mine would be about clues. When I started boxing, I was taught that there are three different kinds of clues:

1. Directions take you right to a box.
2. Clues give you an idea, but you still have to do some thinking to figure it out.
3. Riddles have to be solved to figure out the clue.
Re: What is one tip?
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Reply to: #975004 by RDHG
May 8, 2019 9:29am
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Examine the entire logbook - there might be a bonus clue :)
Re: What is one tip?
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Reply to: #975004 by RDHG
May 8, 2019 9:40am
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If you're new to letterboxing, spend some time finding boxes and see how and where others have planted their boxes. This will help you when you do start to plant your own boxes and prevent you from placing a box in a place that will guarantee it's demise.