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Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974208 by Oberon_Kenobi
Apr 15, 2019 8:11pm
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So much for those who want us to return to the traditions of those who started letterboxing

Not trying to be difficult or contrary but my understanding is the man who started it in England is now in his 90s and in a pensioner's home.....and I haven't met anyone over there old enough to remember how it was (or wasn't).....the boxers we've met are all relatively young families.

So the point I'm trying to make is that there is no one way to box.....to each his own (as long as the safety and no tearing up the landscape rules are followed).
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974214 by Public Hand
Apr 15, 2019 8:50pm
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So the point I'm trying to make is that there is no one way to box.....to each his own (as long as the safety and no tearing up the landscape rules are followed).

The point I was making, though I did it with sarcasm.

It is fun doing it my way. And you can do it your way. And those who want to return to the original ways can play it their way.

Let's all just have fun.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974216 by Oberon_Kenobi
Apr 15, 2019 8:59pm
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{{though I did it with sarcasm}]

Damn, must have broken my sarcasm detector at last weekend's letterboxing bash in Sydney.......
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974217 by Public Hand
Apr 15, 2019 9:16pm
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I wrote:

though I did it with sarcasm

Public Hand wrote:

Damn, must have broken my sarcasm detector at last weekend's letterboxing bash in Sydney.......

Well, I could hear it in my head. It is too bad that we don't have punctuation to mark sarcasm. I'll have to remember to forget it in the future⸮
Re: Heads up, free HBO week!
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #974190 by Kirbert
Apr 15, 2019 9:44pm
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I just got an email from my brother this morning. He watched Episode 1 of Season 8 last night. He says it was *awful*.

I dunno... any episode that features Ed Sheeran's face being melted by a dragon can't be ALL bad...
Re: Trans Boxers?
Board: LGTBQ Group
Reply to: #974205 by Quarry
Apr 15, 2019 11:39pm
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I’m going to hike the first two weeks of the AT in Aug/Sept and I’m hoping to Get there a day early just to do some Stone Mountain LBing! :-D
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974214 by Public Hand
Apr 15, 2019 11:56pm
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the man who started it in England is now in his 90s and in a pensioner's home

He might be more like 190 years old. I think letterboxing began in 1854.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974199 by Public Hand
Apr 16, 2019 12:53am
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What? No hand-carved stamps?

Not entirely but the preponderance of those we found were store bought.

Haven't been, but I heard that the preponderance there are custom-made. I heard they view hand-carved stamps with derision -- which makes me wonder if they've seen any stamps by any of the incredibly skilled carvers we have stateside. If all they've seen are the hand-carved stamps that look like they've been hacked out of an eraser with a steak knife, I can appreciate their attitude -- but somebody needs to plant some good carves over there!
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 12:59am
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There are different ideas in night boxing. One fun one is to make the hunt scary. Don't follow a trail but rather bushwhack through the woods from start to finish. Plant some rubber snakes, rats and spiders along the route, including hanging from branches. Maybe have motion detectors that start things making noise.
Install a burglar alarm in the lid of the box, preferably one that sounds like a rattlesnake.
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974223 by Kirbert
Apr 16, 2019 5:05am
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Install a burglar alarm in the lid of the box, preferably one that sounds like a rattlesnake.

Nope, I would have a heart attack! One box I will never go after!
Re: Creative ways to hide Night boxes at an event
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974200 by brailleboxer
Apr 16, 2019 6:15am
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Hidden in an open field in pouches with reflective tape, everyone uses flashlights. Stagger them out in groups of 4 onto the field with a very a visual map of clues. This is if you're looking for inexpensive and easy way of doing it.
Re: Trans Boxers?
Board: LGTBQ Group
Reply to: #974220 by Astrophel
Apr 16, 2019 6:48am
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If you want a local to hike with let me know. Also look into Arabia and Panola mountains, I hear they are really great too.
This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Apr 16, 2019 7:13am
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Sadly, as someone who is from Blacksburg and had people they knew die in the shootings, the Virginia Tech Massacre is no longer the worst shooting in the history of the US. This should be changed on the history fact.
Re: This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #974227 by PiggyJaunt
Apr 16, 2019 8:03am
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Looks like someone has changed it.

TG
Re: This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #974228 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 16, 2019 10:08am
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Let’s hope we never have to update that “record” again
Mooresville Meetup
Board: State: North Carolina
Apr 16, 2019 10:36am
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Re: Mooresville Meetup
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974230 by RDHG
Apr 16, 2019 11:46am
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Oh shoot! We'll be in Boston for my nephew's graduation that weekend! Happy hunting! We'll have to head up your way another time and check out all the new boxes. We really appreciate you taking the time to carve, plan and plant all these new boxes. You're awesome! :)
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974034 by Eidolon
Apr 16, 2019 11:52am
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Brother man!
Luckily I still have all of that inside my head. It might be a bit shuffled at this point but it's in there LOL
Re: This Day in History is Wrong
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #974227 by PiggyJaunt
Apr 16, 2019 11:53am
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I am a VT grad and had classes in the building where the worst of the shooting occurred albeit 10 yrs prior to it. Our daughter is up there now and ran/walked in the 3.2 remembrance race on Saturday along with 14,500 other VT strong. Virginia Tech is an awesome community and I hate that the shooting is forever associated with the campus. Sad day for everyone and extra hugs to you and the families of those you knew.
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974034 by Eidolon
Apr 16, 2019 11:54am
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As in ....I could not tell you if the Clues still work but I know where the boxes are.
Re: the state of letterboxing in England
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974144 by Grrly Girl
Apr 16, 2019 12:42pm
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We are members of the Dartmoor Letterboxing 100 Club, which publishes the catalogue, etc. However, we haven't been active since moving to the north of Scotland 13 years ago.

If you're planning a trip, it's well worth getting in touch for a copy of the latest catalogue and the updates which have been published since. If it's anything like the active letterboxing scene that we knew in the past, there are dozens of new boxes, and deleted boxes, with every fortnightly update.
Re: Trans Boxers?
Board: LGTBQ Group
Reply to: #974205 by Quarry
Apr 16, 2019 12:46pm
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I haven't been to Georgia yet.

The only southern state I have letterboxed in is Louisiana but as HikerGuyEd. Some restaurant in New Orleans; they had awesome escargot!!
Re: SMP
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #974234 by T REX
Apr 16, 2019 1:21pm
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Come hike with us sometime!
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974221 by dingus dufus
Apr 16, 2019 1:25pm
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I was referring to Godfrey, also known as Good, who's the man who negotiated with the park service in Dartmoor to allow for letterboxing.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974221 by dingus dufus
Apr 16, 2019 1:34pm
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He might be more like 190 years old. I think letterboxing began in 1854.

Those Brits *are* tough folk. :)
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974238 by Public Hand
Apr 16, 2019 1:49pm
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God* curse you autocorrect!
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974238 by Public Hand
Apr 16, 2019 2:33pm
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Sorry, missed your reference in the previous posts.
Re: It's True!
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Reply to: #974241 by dingus dufus
Apr 16, 2019 2:40pm
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No harm, no foul......Lord help me if I ever get THAT sensitive!!!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974213 by RIclimber
Apr 16, 2019 3:14pm
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I have 109 permanent traditional boxes planted since November 1.

I don’t know if I want to pay for a path tag, either, to be honest. It’s exciting when it’s a prize, but I’ve won the opportunity to buy stuff many times. (In fact, I have several emails asking me to buy stuff in my gmail inbox as we speak!) Do we also have to pay for the patches?
Re: Mooresville Meetup
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #974231 by Helms' Flying Adventure
Apr 16, 2019 3:50pm
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Ooh, that will be a nice trip. Whenever you get up here, send me a message if you would like. It would be fun to meet up for a bit. 😊