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Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970641 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 24, 2019 11:20am
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I’ve never encountered a bonus box with the clue posted on AQ, and I don’t know anyone who logs finds in real time, as they go, and then searches for any boxes that show up, dependent on that find.

The clues I leave on AQ are a back up to the clues for the bonus box I leave in the parentbox. That way a finder doesn't have to copy the clues in the parentbox--or take a picture of them. Also, if I put the clues on AQ I don't forget what they are and lose the bonus box if the parentbox goes missing--which has happened to me.
Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Jan 24, 2019 12:15pm
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I'm not sure if this was asked before but are there any letter boxes hidden in or around walt disney world?
Thanks
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970645 by Fabuliz
Jan 24, 2019 12:22pm
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No.
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970646 by SherlockMiles
Jan 24, 2019 12:31pm
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Well there are some in Kissimmee and surrounding areas ... just read the comments before going for them. We did some back in April and one of them had a homeless camp at it.
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970645 by Fabuliz
Jan 24, 2019 12:36pm
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Nope. Sorry! Disney has a very active and assertive legal team...
https://www.atlasquest.com/about/wiki/question.php?wikiId=565
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970647 by Basset Mom
Jan 24, 2019 1:20pm
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one of them had a homeless camp at it.

Not only a homeless camp but the property is posted as private property now. We didn't see the private property signs until we were going back to our car, it was laying in the ground, so I mentioned it in my comments when I logged my find and the owner did not approve the comment.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970644 by Wronghat
Jan 24, 2019 2:28pm
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Oh, well that makes more sense to me - the bonus clue IS in the original box somewhere . . .
I also keep the clue on the bonus box listing, but it's in the notes. I don't want anyone to stumble across them by accident, and I don't want to lose them either.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970641 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 24, 2019 3:01pm
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I’ve never encountered a bonus box with the clue posted on AQ,

I tend to forget to look for a bonus box clue in the container but the ones I have found have been listed on AQ. Once you log the the so called parent box you can see the bonus box in the planter's logbook and then log that.

But I’m not going to spend time logging finds and searching AQ,

I don't do that either. I don't log finds until I get home.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970628 by Kirbert
Jan 24, 2019 3:04pm
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You planted a bonus box thirty miles from the parent box?

So what?
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970651 by MissMoon
Jan 24, 2019 3:26pm
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I don't do that either. I don't log finds until I get home.

I tend to log that way too, but seeing this discussion I may just change how I do it. At least then I can see that I've missed a bonus box while I'm still in the field.
Re: Raisin' 'em right
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970640 by Trishee
Jan 24, 2019 4:50pm
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I know! And he did letters. So if a 13-year-old can do it, I guess we should stop freaking out about them. Kids are so awesome.
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970648 by wassamatta u
Jan 24, 2019 8:04pm
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Disney has a very active and assertive legal team...

Actually, it was only their security team that talked to me. They preferred to leave "legal" out of it if it wasn't necessary. Which I preferred too. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan
Re: Grateful Camping 2019!!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #970239 by zess the treehuggers
Jan 24, 2019 8:12pm
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Hello!

Echo and Stitches from Longview are coming from Texas and we are not camping but are staying in a Airbnb about 20 mins away.
We will arrive in Boston mid afternoon on the 8th and depart on the afternoon of the 15th.
Since we wont have a camp site could we borrow chairs from someone to set up for our personal stamps. Also where would you suggest that we put them.
Is there a place specifically for day people like us?

Another question does the camp lock its gates at night so if we wanted to stay till evening could we get out?

We so excited to be coming and can't wait to see some face from the Oct. event.
See ya soon, Echo (Ann Grimes)
Art Medium tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 24, 2019 9:18pm
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10096

Okay!! The swap is as filled as it is going to be with the previous participants. I released the "limited" and hope for new faces this time around.

If you question ANYTHING just ask. I am pretty crazy and don't mind questions that you may think are silly or embarrassing to ask. :-) And this series is really a little out of the box so... ;-)
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970650 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 25, 2019 4:16am
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I also keep the clue on the bonus box listing, but it's in the notes.

I had a box containing the bonus clue melt in a brush fire. Luckily, I had the clue to the bonus box in my BB notes so that I could find it (it survived the fire).
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970654 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 5:53am
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I don't do that either. I don't log finds until I get home.

Since I have started using my smartphone while letterboxing I usually log online right at the box and then check right then and there for the next nearest box, as long as I have cell signal. While on road trips thru areas I am not familiar with I love the feature of Clue Tracker that links in Google Maps with the box's location to route me right to the nearest road to the box. It is not always the best route and the box's location might not be accurately listed in AQ or LbNA but it usually is good enough to show me an efficient route to find the box.
Re: New Stamping Tool
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #970415 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 10:42am
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That is one ***HUGE*** piece of linoleum! Not that I want to get that much carving material, but where would one get a piece that large?

I could get you a piece of Tan-Z Kut that's 4' x 60', if you'd like.

In the meantime, if you want to go just a little bit large, I currently have a garage full of 12" x 54" sheets. Shipping it might be a challenge, though! :)

Webfoot
Re: Grateful Camping 2019!!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #970657 by Echo
Jan 25, 2019 11:16am
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Hey there!

Remind me('cause I'm a dingus) a few days before the event and I'll have a couple of chairs ready for you.

I believe the group site has been booked for Friday & Saturday. Check with zess the treehuggers about the details of how that allows day visitors to the state forest to stay past hours for those nights.

See you in July!
Re: Grateful Camping 2019!!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #970665 by dingus dufus
Jan 25, 2019 12:33pm
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Thanks for the use of your chairs. I will get back with you.
I will contact Zess the treehugger about the other stuff.

See you in July
Re: New Stamping Tool
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #970664 by Webfoot
Jan 25, 2019 5:39pm
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We now know where to get such a large piece of carving material. Who wants to volunteer to carve that big though?

I know it runs against convention, but I'm going to start a new thread to discuss this question.
Re: Grateful Camping 2019!!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #970657 by Echo
Jan 25, 2019 5:54pm
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Hey Ann!
The campgrounds gates are never locked. You can sign up for the Group Site on Friday and Saturday through Zess. That will allow you to come and go as desired on those dates, staying as late into the evening as you'd like and perhaps enjoying some night boxing!
Most boxes are outside of the actual campground in Harold Parker State Forest so day trip on earlier days can be made without reservations. Just a few boxers will be around all week and we'll be there starting Wednesday evening. If you'd like to visit the campgrounds earlier than that, try checking in with Dawn (aka: Sits n knits). The largest number of campsite boxes will be available on Friday and Saturday when the majority of Grateful letterboxers are congregating.

Hope that helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Pete
Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Jan 25, 2019 5:59pm
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In another thread we were discussing some ***LARGE*** linoleum carves. We foot wrote that she has some large sheets of Tan-Z available for price plus shipping.

The questions on the table for discussion are:

1) If commissioned to carve a stamp on your favorite carving material, how big would you be willing to go?

Personally, I probably couldn't stand to do more than a square foot per month for a maximum of 3 or 4 months.

2) If given a piece of your favorite carving material just for this purpose, how large of a letterboxing stamp would you carve and be able to hide?

Personally, I could carve one to fit in an ammo can. I don't have one with me at the moment or at hand in a few minutes, but I think that I could fit a 6" by 12" stamp in that. Depending on detail and time I would be willing to do that. That is if I were given the material for that purpose?

As a side question, what is the largest stamp you have planted or found? The largest I've planted is LTC size. The largest I've found is about 5" by 8", in Morgan County, Utah if you care to look for it.
Re: Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970669 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 6:42pm
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A large stamp, with a lot of detail to them, are quite a blast to find and create. I have created a 7" x7" stamp and have found a 10" x 10" stamp in the wild.

Creativity will allow for some really good sized carves... imagine the back of a large framed picture hanging on a wall...with a large, yet thin, logbook and stamp, one could go maybe 2' x4'!! Or even bigger. One would probably need to have people bring a brayer, lay the huge stamp on the floor, ink it then put large newsprint paper over it then bray for image. It would be awesome, certainly! Even better would be to recreate the picture that the stamp is hidden behind, or something very similar or related.
Re: "Manifest" and Weeping Angel
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #966858 by Trishee
Jan 25, 2019 6:54pm
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So this hiker falls into a cave (after a letterbox?) and comes out a year later?
Re: New Stamping Tool
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #970667 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 7:51pm
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I participated in a progressive carve postal about a bazillion years ago. One big piece of carving material, first person starts the image, the next person adds theirs, and so on. We all got a copy of the finished stamp when it reached the end. Fun project.

Warrior Woman
waxing nostalgic
Re: Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970669 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 7:56pm
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The Dawnlanders Uprising box in Ninigret Park in R.I. contained a 12” x 12” linoleum stamp of Bob Marley (circa 2003?) that was way cool but it was very tough to get the image stamped clearly (multicolored to boot)

Warrior Woman
found it and had to go back with a giant sheet of paper to get the image
Re: Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970669 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 8:10pm
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I’m of two minds about this. I love big art. See Chuck Close for example:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-images/fc0030b1-6b72-4cfe-860e-9014fac99c04.jpeg

I thought the whale print was nice and pretty spectacular. But I thought Giralel was too big. As art anyway. It was an amazing feat of carving and printing but it seemed more of a stunt to me than art.

I’d happily carve a monster stamp of, say, ammo box size IF I thought people wouldn’t complain about it being too big for their logbook or if I lived in an area of the country that saw a lot more ‘boxing action.

Carving big for art’s sake is another matter. I’ve considered doing prints for sale. And if I do, I’ll probably carve bigger than LTC size. I do have to admit that carving something large has its appeal. Hmmmm...

I carved a sandwich size stamp once I think, early on, that I put in a LnL.
The largest stamp I’ve found in the wild a magnificent piece by Lost Sailor.
Re: Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970669 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 25, 2019 10:33pm
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These past few months I've been having I desire to carve a large stamp. Something that could fit on a 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper. That size only because it would be easy to store in a binder once it's printed. But I have yet to decide on image.

I have not found any stamps in the wild that are really any bigger than LTC size. I have not planted any stamps any bigger than LTC size. I kind of think trying to hide a stamp that's big could be an interesting task.

If I was commissioned/paid to do a large carving I don't know if I would really have a size limit. But I can't imagine working on one carving for more than a few months. I think I would get bored of it after a while.
Re: Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970669 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 26, 2019 12:10am
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I've gotten some larger stamps that had clearly been carved all at once but the portioned off into puzzle blocks or pieces for stamping/hiding more manageably. They were fun! Personally my log book is kind of small compared to others so if you mentioned the size in the clues, finders could bring a larger piece of stamping material. People will always complain about something! Carve what makes you happy!
Re: Friday Distraction: How Big Will You Go?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #970676 by gemini girl
Jan 26, 2019 1:15am
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I think the largest stamp I ever found in the wild was a hitchhiker that was about 6" square and probably took the carver about two minutes to hack it out of an entire slab of Speedy-Cut with a steak knife.

I did find another stamp that was nearly that size, probably at least 5" square, but oddly enough it had five separate images on it -- one in each corner and one in the center. There was at least a half inch of clear space separating each image, so it would have been a simple matter to slice it up into five separate stamps. That was one of the first stamps I had ever found carved on orange PZ Kut.