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Re: The Critics and Questioners
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58622 by Maiden
Dec 25, 2006 11:10am
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Quote the phone a friend method of boxing :) I have been known to do that :) Usually only if I think I'm at the spot and the box seems to be missing..


Yeah, I've had that happen, too -- when the guy was at the right spot, and the box was missing! But the case I was talking about was when somebody was just following the clues, calls me up as he's going, and asks which way he's supposed to go at each landmark. Like I'm supposed to talk him through each step of the hunt.

This probably has to do with our modern cell phone culture.
Re: Letterboxing, X-mas style!
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #58632 by Dixie
Dec 25, 2006 11:20am
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I got a new phone, one that will interface with my PDA so I can have web access on the trail. That way I can look up more clues from the trail or do research while I'm out there instead of having to call home. Woo hoo! My MIL gave me money, which I do believe is going to a new pair of hiking boots. I desperately need some sturdy hiking boots.

Maiden
Re: how well to hide a letterbox?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #58627 by mstrwndl
Dec 25, 2006 12:04pm
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My thoughts on rehiding any letter box is simple...Pretend you are hiding a million dollar jewel and only friends of yours have any idea where it is....Hide the box as if you want no one else in the world to find it...But those that have some idea where the box is located "friends" have enough of an idea and info to find the box and if they are not able to find the box it is their fault they should become more skilled...

Tom of The Phoenix AKA Papa Phoenix
Re: Letterboxing, X-mas style!
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #58637 by Maiden
Dec 25, 2006 12:36pm
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...i didnt get nuttin for christmas.....
for letterboxing anyway...
buuuut...our refi went thru (woohoot) and I am going to take care of it myself...
Any recommendations for good lighted magnifiers?
Re: What do you do for a living?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #57687 by MO UR4Me
Dec 25, 2006 12:36pm
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I am a temp in the U.S. Army (14 yrs down 6 to go) and after that I plan to drink a lot of coffee, and maybe sell some of it too. Becky is a homemaker and overall volunteer worker for our church.
Re: A D & D postal ring?
Board: Dungeons and Dragons
Reply to: #58634 by Jenni P McD
Dec 25, 2006 1:10pm
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I'd be interested in joining. I haven't been able to play for a while due to not being able to get together with people, but this sounds fun!

Mariette
(dbltall of Team Garlic)
Re: Santa was kind-
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #58621 by mstrwndl
Dec 25, 2006 1:15pm
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The totally cool Mild Mannered Piper filled my stocking with Marvy le plume markers in colors I didn't have, a tube of liquid nails perfect glue, and mini lock 'n' locks!
How cool is that!

I got him a C pennywhistle in his stocking, and a low D whistle (which uses piper's fingering, so he can already play it) for a big present.

And AfghanPenguin, Lucky Charm and DK got a Wii, which will have them mesmerized for months - it IS pretty cool.

Merry Christmas to all!

Mariette
(dbltall of Team Garlic)
Re: Santa was kind-
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #58642 by SubRosa
Dec 25, 2006 1:21pm
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Quote AfghanPenguin, Lucky Charm and DK got a Wii


I hope y'all don't have trouble with the controlers going flying. :)

Merry Christmas

Shiloh
TFOS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Dec 25, 2006 1:22pm
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Is it permitted to rave here about a particular box?
Re: TFOS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58644 by Big Ox and the Herd
Dec 25, 2006 1:29pm
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Is it permitted to rave here about a particular box?

Yes, of course! As long as you don't give away anything about the location of the letterbox that isn't obvious from the clues and as long as you don't give away any of the "mystery" for a mystery box.

Amyrica
Flat Stones
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 25, 2006 1:33pm
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As long as theflat stone is not part of a three-hundred year old farmer's wall. I can't believe the number of geocaches I have found stuck in these ancient structures. Argh...

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: The Critics and Questioners
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58636 by Kirbert
Dec 25, 2006 1:36pm
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But how did he have your number? Is he a friend of yours? If so, you could always be a good influence and bring him boxing with you sometime and show him the ropes.


LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
FREE FOR ALL NON-PREMIUM MEMBERS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Dec 25, 2006 1:42pm
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Ryan has once again generously offered a free day for all of younon=paying, (non-premium) users of Atlasquest. Appropriately enough, he has chosen Boxing Day, Dec. 26th as the day you can post your unlisted finds! Those of you who were just a few shy of having access to other clues because of your F-count can now take advantage of those types of clues...and those of you who just like your real logbook to match your online logbook as closely as possible can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity as well.

Thanks, Ryan...I know of a couple of people that may decide to cross over to the paying side once they see their F count grow. :)

LW PhD

"Nice Counts"
Re: TFOS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58645 by Amyrica
Dec 25, 2006 1:55pm
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OK, then, you asked for it ( and I'm glad, Amyrica, that you happen to be close to it).

I'm talking about "The Three Faces of Steve" near Sewanee, Tennessee. If this is within your personal travel limit, or if circumstance ever brings you near, you have to consider this one. To begin with, the approach is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever been on. I came from very close to the center of the state, down Hwy 41. I'd tell you where we started, but it's mstrwndl's hometown, and I see that he doesn't list it on his profile. Anyway, the drive up Monteagle Mountain is just gorgeous. Then, when you get to Sewanee, you go to the place listed in the clue. The particular geological formation at this location is worth going to see without there being a box there. And, the view from it is stunning. Then, there is the clue itself. Most of mstrwndl's clues are in verse, and this one is outstanding! The stamp is equally well done. After you enjoy this find, drive on into Sewanee, one of the prettiest little towns I've ever seen (quite a few boxes around, too). This one gets my highest recommendation.

There is nothing in this post that reveals anything about this box that you cannot find by looking up the clue. Happy hunting!

J--
Re: A D & D postal ring?
Board: Dungeons and Dragons
Reply to: #58633 by Jenni P McD
Dec 25, 2006 2:15pm
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Quote Well...I asked...lol...and now my brain is swimming with D&D stuff. I finally had to tell my husband to STOP so I could come and post what I could remember.

Count us in! Have your husband post his ideas and I'll run it by my GM husband. I've been playing much longer than he has, but have always been a lousy GM. He, however, is not only a good GM, but loves to improvise with his characters. I'm sure between us we can come up with some suggestions.

Quote My basic D&D mantras are to make sure no one touches my dice and to always go left.


But I thought good gamers always went right?
Re: My Christmas Present
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #58602 by speedsquare
Dec 25, 2006 2:46pm
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Quote Santa arrived last night and what did he bring? A new backpack!


Me too - one with a back ventilation system to keep my back dry!

He also left me The Letterboxer's Companion book too. Great to have a new (to me) Letterboxing Book.

YT
Re: FREE FOR ALL NON-PREMIUM MEMBERS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58648 by Lock Wench
Dec 25, 2006 2:49pm
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I know one non-paying boxer who is about to become a premium member this week. Godsbird got some money for Christmas from other members of the fam-damily. When I asked her what she was going to do with her money, her first question was how much does it cost to be a premium member. I told her 30 dollars a year and she showed me 50 dollars. Then she asked if she had enough to be a premium member and buy some field glasses for her boxing bag. I told her, Why, sure! Then sshe wanted to know if she had enough to do both of these things and buy an outfit for a new doll she got from Santa. I told her, sure. Then she wanted to add something to that list, and I had to tell her that she was plessing the envelope. To her surprise, her Uncle gave her some field glasses for Christmas, so she has been counting her money all morning to make sure she will have enough for the outfit and the membership.
transparencies
Board: Tools of the Trade
Dec 25, 2006 2:53pm
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I thought I'd let the folks know that American Science and Surplus has overhead projector transparencies 4 for $3.50. The catch is you have to have a minimum order of $10 but there are some other cool things.

http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?subsection=5&category=58

Shiloh
Re: transparencies
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #58653 by shiloh
Dec 25, 2006 3:08pm
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What do you do with the transparencies?
Re: FREE FOR ALL NON-PREMIUM MEMBERS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58648 by Lock Wench
Dec 25, 2006 3:09pm
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Thanks so much to Ryan. I wasnt around the last time you did this....

By the way...how do you go about listing an unlisted find?

vicki
Re: A D & D postal ring?
Board: Dungeons and Dragons
Reply to: #58650 by Keystone Khans
Dec 25, 2006 3:20pm
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Quote But I thought good gamers always went right?


I never claimed to be a good gamer :->

And, I'm one of those characters that has a tendancy to vanish. I guess I"m a loner even in D&D.

But to answer your question more directly, I think it's the idea of being methodical when exploring a dungeon, more so than right or left.
Re: transparencies
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #58654 by Crazyolis
Dec 25, 2006 3:21pm
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Quote What do you do with the transparencies?


Somewhere buried in the messages is a thread telling how to use them to transfer an image to your carving material. I'm sure someone can dig it up.

Shiloh
Re: transparencies
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #58654 by Crazyolis
Dec 25, 2006 4:23pm
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Re: Cryptex Clues
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58631 by Dixie
Dec 25, 2006 4:43pm
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where is this generator?
Re: FREE FOR ALL NON-PREMIUM MEMBERS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58655 by Crazyolis
Dec 25, 2006 4:57pm
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By the way...how do you go about listing an unlisted find?

vicki


The easiest way is to do a basic search for the name of the letterbox. You might think that, "since this is an unlisted letterbox, a search won't yield results!"

But it does... because other premium members might have already recorded the letterbox as an unlisted find, in which case THEY will appear in the Unlisted Boxes section of the results. There may also be a plethora of boxes with similar names, as you have the option to enter whatever you want for the name.

Even if it doesn't appear, you will (temporarily) have the option to add this box as an unlisted find.

Some people include the city and state, or the name of the park.

StarSAELS
Re: Cryptex Clues
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58659 by the pink dragon
Dec 25, 2006 4:57pm
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http://www.webcryptex.com/


Is this the generator of which you ask?

Shiloh
Unlisted Finds
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Dec 25, 2006 5:10pm
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Thank you Thank you Thank you..... Free Bird An I have been waiting
for awhile hoping you would generously let us add our unlisted finds
free of charge... We missed out last time..but you know, Thankyou again,we are going to become premium members at the first of the year....
Merry Christmas to you and yours
FreeBird & MamaBird
Re: FREE FOR ALL NON-PREMIUM MEMBERS
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #58648 by Lock Wench
Dec 25, 2006 5:18pm
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oh man, now i can get some of those "other" people in my area off my back about the number of finds i have!

rockin and rollin on christmas day
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: how well to hide a letterbox?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #58558 by Don and Gwen
Dec 25, 2006 5:21pm
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There you go Don.... Completly cover the letterbox up...
Clues should get you there, we need to look for these
letterboxes with our skills, not sheer luck....
Free Bird
Re: Santa was kind-
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #58643 by shiloh
Dec 25, 2006 5:21pm
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Santa brought me some new markers and a HUGE Black and Decker toolbox to keep all of my carving and logbook supplies in...I'm already squeezing things in :-) Maybe I'll get another one for Valentine's Day *rubbing hands together and grinning*

I was also given a wonderful day with family, no fighting kids (no, really), and a night out at the movies to see "Night at the Museum". A good day, yep, a really good day.

~J of JBBK2006