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Re: Self published?
Board: Reading Room
Reply to: #970050 by Vandisar
Jan 5, 2019 1:36pm
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Also some very intriguing choices! Thanks for sharing--can't wait to delve into some of these
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 5, 2019 2:47pm
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Clue 4 = Reluctant
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #970008 by photopam
Jan 5, 2019 2:49pm
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Not typically. Do have a couple good guesses that fit the clues. May shate a gew later.
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970044 by Rocklun
Jan 5, 2019 2:56pm
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I buy the flat mailers at the Dollar Tree. They used to have them 7 for $1 but now they are 5 for $1. Much cheaper than Target and I don't worry about having to tape them up. I just pop them in the recycle bin when I am done with them.

Patty
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #970063 by IrishRef
Jan 5, 2019 4:28pm
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Do have a couple good guesses that fit the clues.

As usual, you have me stumped.
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970071 by System
Jan 5, 2019 6:36pm
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I have left comments on the find report to warn others of dangerous situations. Sometimes the planter isn't aware or the dangerous situation develops after the box was planted. Other people have warned those searching for my boxes of poison ivy encroachment, spiders and snakes, and slippery patches.
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970071 by System
Jan 5, 2019 6:56pm
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((How do I handle letter box clues that include jumping rails or leaving board walks in sensitive or dangerous areas.))

Don't look for them. That was easy.😛
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970028 by Dawnkey
Jan 5, 2019 7:02pm
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Interestingly, my sources agree that Saugatuck means "Mouth of the River," but they claim it's from a Potawatomi (indigenous to Michigan) word. Hmmm.

The Town of Westport, CT was called Saugatuck from 1640 to 1835. I've seen maps from the 1630s that show Saugatuck in CT. A lot of Connecticut farmers moved west in the 1800s after the Erie Canal opened because the land was so much better, and they took their place names with them. In the same way that so many Connecticut names are from England.
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970001 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 5, 2019 8:22pm
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Found 4 on December 31st. Then since New Years Day we have found 18 and planted one. Days and days of cool wet weather I think is what got us out of the house some. Plus we had off work this first week of the New Year.
Today we boxed and the sun was shinning!!
Safe boxing to all...
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970001 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 5, 2019 9:03pm
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No finds or plants for me yet. I started 2019 with an explosion of carving! I've carved 23 stamps this week and have 10 more to wrap up tomorrow. I hope to do some actual planting in the next two weeks!

I'm working with a new carving medium that is firmer than pink stuff - so more pressure needed... resulting in my second serious carving wound (and fifth overall letterboxing related injury in ten years of this aggressive sport). I gouged the crap out of a finger tip... no stitches, just a band-aid and ton of whimpering. Luckily (?) it was a brand new blade, so I don't think I'll need a tetanus booster...

Who knew letterboxing would be so dangerous?!
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970028 by Dawnkey
Jan 5, 2019 9:24pm
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Interestingly, my sources agree that Saugatuck means "Mouth of the River," but they claim it's from a Potawatomi (indigenous to Michigan) word.

The Algonquians live(d) in both Michigan and Connecticut areas. They speak Algonquian languages, so they may very well mean the same thing.

The Wikipedia article on Saugatuck, Connecticut says about the neighborhood of Saugatuck, "Saugatuck originates from the Paugussett tribe meaning mouth of the tidal river." The Wikipedia article on Saugatuck, Michigan does not give an origin for the name.
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970001 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 5, 2019 9:45pm
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Just got back from a last second funtrip with my daughter and her friend to Reno. While making the requisite visit to The Spy Shop (because how could one NOT go to a place called The Spy Shop?), a quick check on ClueTracker showed a letterbox nearby. So, off we went. The look of astonished joy on my daughters' friend's face on finding her first letterbox was worth the trip. However... we soon realized I had left all my boxing stuff in my suitcase at the hotel! Not to be daunted, I figured we would at least sign in the logbook.

As one would expect, a thorough search of the car came up with not a SINGLE writing implement! No pens, pencils, chalk, crayons, markers, or quills. At this point, as I was contemplating biting the tip off one of my less important fingers, daughter's friend said "I have some makeup, will that work?"

So, if you are in Reno and come across a logbook with 3 Sephora Foundation roughly-thumb-shaped smudges... that's us!

This girl is gonna make a great letterboxer.
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970078 by wassamatta u
Jan 5, 2019 9:55pm
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A mere paper cut usually suffices ;)
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970073 by THE RED CYCLONE
Jan 5, 2019 10:29pm
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You might/should contact the planter privately to express your concerns. Be specific.
You want to win over, so be tactful.
Re: Friday Distractions: How Many Boxes ...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970078 by wassamatta u
Jan 5, 2019 11:26pm
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As one would expect, a thorough search of the car came up with not a SINGLE writing implement! No pens, pencils, chalk, crayons, markers, or quills.

This girl is gonna make a great letterboxer.

Well, if you consider a GREAT LETTERBOXER sometimes forgets ALL of their letterboxing stuff, including something to write with, then YES! ;-)
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968614 by Brandy
Jan 6, 2019 3:57am
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this was a great series. lots of fun. took some time. is a real hike. many of us have done it before for other boxes. trails are blazed pretty well. I think this was the trail that Rubaduc reblazed once upon a time.
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970071 by System
Jan 6, 2019 5:35am
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boxes in inappropriate places

Phew!! I read the subject line and thought that this was going to be a very different type of post! 😱
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970071 by System
Jan 6, 2019 6:29am
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While I mostly agree with KatieKat, I’ll add that if someone asks me to something that’s just dangerous (and not actually breaking the rules) I’m ok with that. I’ll weigh the risk and get it or not, depending.

However, if a box is placed in an ecologically sensitive area I think a stronger response is needed.
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is open clue 5
Board: Postals
Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 6, 2019 6:32am
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Clue 5 = Elegy
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970085 by Rocklun
Jan 6, 2019 6:38am
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boxes in inappropriate places

Phew!! I read the subject line and thought that this was going to be a very different type of post! 😱

Personal personal traveler?
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970089 by Turd Ferguson
Jan 6, 2019 8:12am
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“Personal personal traveler?”

It might a bit tricky to ‘log’ that one!
Re: Planning a plant
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #970040 by Janila
Jan 6, 2019 8:24am
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So you're saying a reserved box can go past it's estimated plant date, and it doesn't go active automatically? Oh, good. I thought maybe …
Re: boxes in inappropriate places
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #970091 by ALF
Jan 6, 2019 8:45am
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“Personal personal traveler?”

It might a bit tricky to ‘log’ that one!

Use stealth when retrieving,
Be careful when inking,
..... and be sure to rehide EXACTLY where found!!! ;oO

Pete
Re: Planning a plant
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #970092 by Maude
Jan 6, 2019 9:27am
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So you're saying a reserved box can go past it's estimated plant date, and it doesn't go active automatically?

I currently have boxes on my reserved list dating back to 2015. I have been on a planting binge for the past two weeks and have cleaned a lot of them out and all I do is change the date to the actual plant date before I activate the clues.
Re: Flat Mailer
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970064 by Jaybirders
Jan 6, 2019 9:36am
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Good to know! Thanks, Patty!
Re: Planning a plant
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #970096 by Janila
Jan 6, 2019 10:31am
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all I do is change the date to the actual plant date before I activate the clues.

I'd recommend doing that after you activate the clues. Off the top of my head, I think AQ might automatically set the plant date to the activation date because I know a lot of people don't edit that sort of thing when they make a box live and if you make it live, there's a good chance that is the plant date. (Or, at very least, very close to it.)

I could be wrong.... this is off the top of my head and I'd have to look at the code to be 100% certain. But there's definitely no harm in changing the plant date after it's activated and you have to edit the listing anyhow to mark attributes, add a location and anything else that's specific to the box type you activated. (The reserved listing only let's you add options that are the same for all box types.)

-- Ryan
Re: Newbies and Oldies
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #969969 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 6, 2019 3:49pm
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In case anyone is interested I’ve updated my Instagram. I was pretty random about it so there might be spoiler pics for upcoming trackers - be warned!
😄
New ltc tracker-be my valentine!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 6, 2019 4:07pm
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10072

6 spots in my recently listed, first time hosting ltc tracker. The theme is pretty open. Have fun! Please don't be afraid by my new status, I will be vigilant! I am entirely too excited about ltc's!
Re: Newbies and Oldies
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #969935 by Linden Leaf
Jan 6, 2019 4:09pm
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I buy mine from ebay too - cheapest I've found them!
Re: herbology
Board: Health and Fitness
Reply to: #969694 by InkTap
Jan 6, 2019 4:40pm
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I've been learning herbal recipes from https://learningherbs.com/

I bought their Herbal Remedy Kit and it was a great ice breaker for me. I've made an herbal salve, tons of elderberry syrup and echinacea tincture. It opened the door to learning more and realizing how easy it is. They do free webinars periodically and post recipes. They really focus on incorporating herbs into your food and daily life, rather than strictly as medicine.

I would love to hear about what you find and what you make. I want to make an arnica cream next, but haven't gathered all the ingredients yet.

Sun7flour