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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Oct 29, 2019 9:37am
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For all the times creeks and rivers are not listed on maps, and for the one time it was, but we had to ford it to get out of the park in time before we got locked in (dead of winter, two feet of snow on the ground), this pig would like a portable bridge.
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Reply to: #980673 by PiggyJaunt
Oct 29, 2019 9:55am
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Rubber Ducks

And my nano towel
https://smile.amazon.com/PackTowl-Nano-Towel-Teal-Pixel/dp/B017W4LUSC?ref_=ast_sto_dp

Very small towel, clips onto my pack and is good for cleaning stamps, hands, feet, dogs...
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Reply to: #980663 by Wry Me
Oct 29, 2019 10:23am
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Anything "funny" you might take along for those unexpected creatures? Critter repellant? Bear spray?

{{A slower letterboxer?

Lol
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Reply to: #980674 by PuggleMom
Oct 29, 2019 10:26am
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Piglet Mom
Did you say rubber ducks???
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Reply to: #980679 by Weeping Willow 52
Oct 29, 2019 11:32am
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You can't get your ducks in a row if you don't have any.
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Reply to: #980679 by Weeping Willow 52
Oct 29, 2019 12:17pm
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Did you say rubber ducks???

maybe this duc.
https://www.atlasquest.com/people/profile.php?memberId=353
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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Oct 29, 2019 1:37pm
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A telescoping metal backscratcher works well to fish stuff out of holes or retrieve from a high branch, doubles as a weapon to fend off critters on four legs or two. Excluding the metal fork end, it’s about the size of a pen.

Warrior Woman
yup
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Reply to: #980661 by brandicat
Oct 29, 2019 2:33pm
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A folding stool
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Reply to: #980669 by photopam
Oct 29, 2019 6:32pm
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Also a band saw, to saw away the part of the tree that has eaten the box.

Here is an option that is easy to carry.
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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Oct 29, 2019 7:50pm
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Hair clips to keep my hair out of my face, especially on windy days.
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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Oct 29, 2019 9:46pm
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A cell phone for calling the box owner from the trail.
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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Nov 4, 2019 10:20am
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How about a port-a-potty. So afraid of getting a tick in the nether regions! Always bring 2 plastic trash bags, to wear like waders when walking to boxes with a field of poison ivy between me and the box.
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Reply to: #980816 by OffCourse29
Nov 4, 2019 3:11pm
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Always bring 2 plastic trash bags, to wear like waders when walking to boxes with a field of poison ivy between me and the box.

OK, that's actually a good idea.
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Reply to: #980834 by Kirbert
Nov 5, 2019 5:12pm
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Yes the 2 plastic trash bags is a great idea, I've actually used this method in a field of poison ivy to get to a Box in a purple diamond series!
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Reply to: #980663 by Wry Me
Nov 6, 2019 8:39am
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I take bear spray on long hikes. Luckily I never had to use it z
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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Nov 6, 2019 10:56am
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I need new Hips and maybe a new back too.
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Reply to: #980633 by Weeping Willow 52
Nov 7, 2019 5:49am
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A neon vest like utility workers wear. Put one on and you're invisible to passersby. Even if you're digging around in the shrubs around the entrance sign to the park looking for a letterbox, no one stops to wonder what you might be doing. (Unless, of course, the park maintenance folks happen by. 😮)
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Reply to: #980908 by Road Junkies
Nov 7, 2019 5:59am
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Bandaids, lots of bandaids.
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Reply to: #980908 by Road Junkies
Nov 7, 2019 6:27am
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A neon vest like utility workers wear. Put one on and you're invisible to passersby. Even if you're digging around in the shrubs around the entrance sign to the park looking for a letterbox, no one stops to wonder what you might be doing. (Unless, of course, the park maintenance folks happen by. 😮)

What a great idea!! Never thought of that before!
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Reply to: #980913 by Weeping Willow 52
Nov 7, 2019 4:08pm
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I found one at ikea for $4.99 several years ago.
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Reply to: #980908 by Road Junkies
Nov 8, 2019 10:58am
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A neon vest like utility workers wear. Put one on and you're invisible to passersby. Even if you're digging around in the shrubs around the entrance sign to the park looking for a letterbox, no one stops to wonder what you might be doing. (Unless, of course, the park maintenance folks happen by. 😮)

And take a clipboard. No one will bother you if you have a vest and a clipboard!

KuKu
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Reply to: #980956 by KuKu
Nov 8, 2019 12:25pm
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Oh, and maybe I should wear my hardhat too?
Occasionally look up at a menacing tree branch?
Write a note and move on?
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Reply to: #980655 by Mama Stork
Nov 8, 2019 7:18pm
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I bought a cheap ($store) plastic placemat to sit on and thick rubber gloves for icky/wet stuff.