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Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941422 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 2, 2017 8:48am
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and perhaps a wee bit o' schnapps! ;o)

don't you mean an ein klitzekleines Bisschen of shnapps?
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941415 by Rocklun
Feb 2, 2017 8:53am
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I carry most of that other stuff, too, but the one that makes the difference around here is to have a couple bottles of water, one in each coat pocket. It's not for me ~ a thin stream of cold water thaws frozen things quickly (like shrimp, for instance) and can usually free a box that's frozen to the ground.
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941428 by Maude
Feb 2, 2017 9:08am
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Ok, so we don't get much snow in San Francisco (lol), but I'm fascinated by the shrimp you have on letterboxes in snow country!

(like shrimp, for instance)

lmao,
Yosemite
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941430 by Yosemite MJD
Feb 2, 2017 9:18am
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While not common, they DO exist.
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941427 by dingus dufus
Feb 2, 2017 9:47am
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Jawohl!
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941415 by Rocklun
Feb 2, 2017 10:14am
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a (plastic) trowel, a small hammer (to dislodge rocks frozen in), a spare box (for cases Rocklun cites, though haven't need it yet), spare towel, extra dog treats.

When the box is encased in ice (usually the case when its in the crotch of a tree, its hopeless, and I just log it as a find (its there!), and move on.
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941436 by west dover quidditch team
Feb 2, 2017 10:29am
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When the box is encased in ice (usually the case when its in the crotch of a tree, its hopeless,

...unless you brought a thermos of warm water :)
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941437 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 2, 2017 10:45am
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When the box is encased in ice (usually the case when its in the crotch of a tree, its hopeless,

...unless you brought a thermos of warm water

Or...
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941438 by wassamatta u
Feb 2, 2017 12:40pm
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Don't think the planter would appreciate where you are going with this
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941441 by west dover quidditch team
Feb 2, 2017 1:08pm
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.... the operative word being "going", right Tom? The "next finder" would be the one who really won't appreciate their "Golden" find! {{{{Ewwww!!!}}}} ;oO

Pete
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941445 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 2, 2017 1:34pm
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The "next finder" would be the one who really won't appreciate their "Golden" find!

Especially if the box was cracked!!

So for the love of all that is decent, people, please replace those cracked boxes to prevent the "natural hot liquid" aficionados from traumatizing future finders!!!
Re: Winter letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #941447 by Rocklun
Feb 2, 2017 8:18pm
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Heed these wise words, else "Your in" for a big surprise!
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941445 by The Merry Pranksters
Feb 3, 2017 12:13am
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The "next finder" would be the one who really won't appreciate their "Golden" find!

Olaf
Re: Winter letterboxing
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Reply to: #941415 by Rocklun
Feb 3, 2017 3:17am
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A whammy bar. :-)

BB