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Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975046 by felixpezgirl
May 9, 2019 11:23am
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https://www.amazon.com/slp/ring-to-attach-water-bottle-to-backpack/5kd3zhshg5uv67e

This may not be the best one or the best example but it's the first one I saw. There are a lot of different kinds of hooks and hook type bottles that you can combine with a hook and hang from a backpack strap or belt.
Re: patches
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Reply to: #975053 by Crazy GMA
May 9, 2019 11:24am
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Are you looking for L&B XX patches? Origami Hen has those.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 9, 2019 12:03pm
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I use this for short hikes
https://www.rei.com/product/117062/mountainsmith-tour-lumbar-pack-womens

And for longer ones, I pack my day pack with LB supplies on the outside pocket - and backup gear (compass, first aid, food, extra ink, etc.) inside. This pack is pricey, but it is my regular day/weekend hiking pack that I also use for LBing. The best thing about it is it is basically a dry bag, too.
https://www.gearx.com/mountain-hardwear-scrambler-rt-35-pack?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn8_mBRCLARIsAKxi0GIH9Ls0Y5svbKW26LTXB_HYaOwpXbeganEsOBFjuEw3bOM8wtVhDg4aAggGEALw_wcB#491=25340
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975061 by Pukwudgie
May 9, 2019 1:46pm
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Thanks Pukwudgie, I just ordered from rei.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975064 by BinoBoxer
May 9, 2019 2:01pm
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Glad I could help!
Re: What is one tip?
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Reply to: #975004 by RDHG
May 9, 2019 2:07pm
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Read the comments left by previous finders/seekers (BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO FIND SAID BOX) to see what useful information they may have left - such as a sign name change on a trail, ____ missing thing, _____ business that closed, hornet nest or poison ivy present ... etc
Re: What is one tip?
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Reply to: #975004 by RDHG
May 9, 2019 3:36pm
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When setting out, say to yourself that what you are looking for is adventure. That way, if you don't find the box, you still found what you were looking for.
Re: What is one tip?
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Reply to: #975070 by Trailhead Tessie
May 9, 2019 6:47pm
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When setting out, say to yourself that what you are looking for is adventure. That way, if you don't find the box, you still found what you were looking for.

👍👍👍
Just about the best advise there is.
Re: What is one tip?
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Reply to: #975004 by RDHG
May 9, 2019 7:04pm
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If a letterbox hasn't been found in over a year (or in several years) there's a good chance it's no longer there or will be really hard to find
-and-
Just because a letterbox hasn't been found in over a year (or in several years) doesn't mean it won't be there or will be really hard to find.
Persevere in your searching, celebrate when you find it and don't be discouraged when you don't find it.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 10, 2019 4:25am
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I was given this
https://www.amazon.com/BagoBago-Travel-Backpack-Stool-Combination/dp/B0123SRO46/
as a present by my daughter Ariadne, and absolutely love it... very useful to have a place to sit when stamping.

I also crafted a 'box-box' to hold all my boxing stuff (logbook, pens, inks, stamps):
https://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewalbum.php?albumId=4784

from this item:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AQOFM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Fun Series for All
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 10, 2019 5:43am
You are invited to plant for the US Oddities collaborative series!
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975084 by west dover quidditch team
May 10, 2019 6:08am
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Thank you for sharing west dover quidditch team! I've been thinking about creating one of those for events. Now to actually do it....
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975059 by MissMoon
May 10, 2019 10:43am
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I'll try those out Miss Moon. Thanks
PAL Day 2019 in a fortnight.
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May 10, 2019 11:19am
PAL Day 2019 in two weeks. Sign up here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975084 by west dover quidditch team
May 10, 2019 1:11pm
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That's actually very intriguing. And give you a stamping surface too.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 10, 2019 8:03pm
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i use an artabilty plastic case, fits everything and i can use it as hard surface to stamp against. if its a long hike , i throw it in a day pack along with food and water
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975046 by felixpezgirl
May 14, 2019 12:00pm
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I hang the water bottle from a water bottle bag (findable at outdoor stores or bigger summer fairs :>) across the opposite way from my small cloth bag - evens out the weight that way!
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975222 by Twilight2000
May 14, 2019 4:21pm
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Thanks, will give it a try. Balance is good. Lol
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975235 by felixpezgirl
May 15, 2019 9:17am
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Thank you all for some great suggestions
Tumble-eena to Cake Guru
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May 15, 2019 1:26pm
Hi everyone-
Just a shout out to those who know me as Tumble-eena. My trailname has changed to Cake Guru. I am fairly new to AQ but I have emailed individuals I have been in contact with while participating in various trackers. Hope there is little confusion. The trailname change was a long time coming.
Thanks!
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #975248 by brailleboxer
May 15, 2019 2:15pm
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What I just figured out at the last Live and Breath event and I know folks have been doing this at events for YEARS....a painters half apron....you put your stamp and stamp pads and logbook in the pockets and you can easily get them in and out all day long. We even left the event and went to the local hardware store to get some for Ryan Green Tortuga Carpenter and Lea Princess Lea Fox. For an event where you are constantly having to get your stamp out and you are doing series where there is a letterbox every other minute it is perfection. Now I want to bling mine out with patches !!

-Amanda from Seattle
what do you use to carry your stuff
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 15, 2019 6:19pm
you have to have something you can carry in your hand to letterbox on June 21st every year
PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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May 17, 2019 9:07am
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Information here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176

Here's 2018 results: 1. Illinois 20
2. Maine 19
3. Oregon 15
4. Rhode Island 12
5. Vermont 7
6. Indiana 7
7. Georgia 5
8. Pennsylvania 5
9. Wyoming 5
10. New York 5
11. Connecticut 5
12. Virginia 4
13. New Mexico 3
14. Wisconsin 3
15. Colorado 2
16. California 2
17. Florida 2
18. North Carolina 2
19. Iowa 2
20. Puerto Rico 1
21. Texas 1
22. Washington 1
23. Arizona 1
24. West Virginia 1
25. Southern Finland 1
26. Michigan 1
27. Tennessee 1
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975282 by Wronghat
May 17, 2019 1:28pm
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I guess we're a bunch of outliers (2018: California 2) and just prefer to plant when we feel like it. I planted a series (4) earlier this month, and others in my area also planted.

J (having a deadline is too much like having to work) (>.<)
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975282 by Wronghat
May 17, 2019 1:30pm
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I see that Eevil has signed up...
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975283 by JampersandJ
May 17, 2019 1:40pm
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J (having a deadline is too much like having to work) (>.<)

I see it as an excuse to get to plant. Yippee!!
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975284 by Angel and Demon
May 17, 2019 1:43pm
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Eevil is one of the usual suspects for PAL Day-- doesn't have to, but does anyway--like the Finlanders, Finlandese, Finlandishers.
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975284 by Angel and Demon
May 17, 2019 6:06pm
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I see that Eevil has signed up...

Eevil's websites are still down. How are the clues to be listed?
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975288 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 17, 2019 6:28pm
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Eevil has ways
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975290 by Sheba
May 17, 2019 7:29pm
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Eevil has ways

But if Eevil publishes a box with no clue and no listing, that would be pure Eevil.