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Letterboxing Kit contents
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Nov 23, 2006 5:41pm
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I told my dad about letterboxing and he thinks it's pretty cool and is going to start doing it. I want to send him a "getting started" kit for Christmas, and here's what I have for the contents so far. Any other suggestions that I should add to the list?

General info re: LB
info re: how to carve stamps
info re: where to plant boxes and where not to
Sealin Saver & 3x5 pad
a few other cleaned containers and logbooks that will fit inside them
A logbook for himself (I already sent him a personal stamp)
compass
Erasers to carve (he already has Xacto)
camo tape
Marvy pens
camo tape
a few general purpose stamps that he can place inside
ziploc bags
maybe I'll put it all in a backpack
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Reply to: #52390 by MO UR4Me
Nov 23, 2006 6:01pm
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that is SOOO cool of you to do that for your dad! very very nice indeed. you might send him some samples of some kind, maybe some images of some stamps out of your logbook, some you've found and some you've planted. Heck, you could make up two or three boxes completely, ready to be planted, and he can find places to plant them. But the point would be for him to see one complete. Of course, he'd see that anyway when he goes out hunting them, but.... Maybe a good basic black ink pad too? In case he wants to stamp in a solid color instead of coloring it sometimes. Good luck to your dad, and I hope he gets good and hooked on this like the rest of us. :)

Becky
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Reply to: #52390 by MO UR4Me
Nov 23, 2006 6:16pm
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For your first few lines, i.e. those with "info" what about a copy of Randy Hall's book? http://www.atlasquest.com/marketplace/amazon/ I've been boxing for over a year now and still find things to look up in there. Maybe he can figure out the box clues I just KNOW must be in there! :-)

If it were me receiving these GREAT gifts, I'd prefer to pick out my own backpack to carry everything in - it took me awhile to get it just how I like it, so that part, to me anyway, is sorta personal and would be hard for someone else to know what would work for me....that's my .02 (and maybe I'm just overly picky in this area).

What a thoughtful gift for your dad!

preboxed
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Reply to: #52398 by preboxed
Nov 23, 2006 6:17pm
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awsome site.
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Reply to: #52399 by A Son of Liberty
Nov 23, 2006 6:19pm
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meant to say: awsome page. haven't seen that before
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Reply to: #52400 by A Son of Liberty
Nov 23, 2006 6:33pm
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Oh yeah, and what about planting a box (just?) for him to find after he has all this cool stuff!?

:-) pre
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Reply to: #52390 by MO UR4Me
Nov 23, 2006 7:33pm
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How about PZ Kut,and some carving tools to go with the xacto,a magnifying lamp for carving detail,foam for backing
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Reply to: #52390 by MO UR4Me
Nov 23, 2006 9:47pm
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Quote I told my dad about letterboxing and he thinks it's pretty cool and is going to start doing it.


That's great that someone in your family is interested. I took a whole bunch of stuff up to my family today to explain to them what letterboxing is, and they are still baffled! I don't know what else to do - I showed them stamps that I was in the process of making, I showed them my logbook, I showed them a postal, I showed them some clues - they JUST DON'T GET IT!

How about a few ink pads in basic colors - black, blue, red, etc.


TG
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Reply to: #52426 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 23, 2006 10:13pm
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for me the easy way to introduce a friend to this was to take them out on a hunt. after they helped find the box they were more interested in the details of the hobby.
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Reply to: #52390 by MO UR4Me
Nov 24, 2006 8:16am
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Quote I want to send him a "getting started" kit for Christmas, and here's what I have for the contents so far. Any other suggestions that I should add to the list?


+3.5 reading glasses for carving.
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Reply to: #52390 by MO UR4Me
Nov 24, 2006 9:10am
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Don't forget a flashlight...because once you get hooked...it's hard to stop when the sun goes down!!! *GRIN* Finally put one in my own backpack so I don't have to "find" my way in the woods in the dark again!

D2
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Reply to: #52459 by Smimle
Nov 26, 2006 4:48pm
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Quote Don't forget a flashlight...because once you get hooked...it's hard to stop when the sun goes down!!! *GRIN* Finally put one in my own backpack so I don't have to "find" my way in the woods in the dark again!


...or a head lamp for hands free lighting of the stamping in process!
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Reply to: #52453 by Kirbert
Dec 2, 2006 3:57am
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You could carve a stamp for him to plant (Ode to Dad). It would be a terrific way to help get him introduced into the process of planting.

jbzfarm