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« on: March 08, 2007 01:20:36 AM »

Just the other day, I found out that there is a HUGE game of hide and seek going on.
It's global!

There are little packages hidden everywhere across the world and to find them, you need to figure out clues.

Its a mixture of many interests: crafting, bushwalking, brain teasers and puzzles...
It's called letterboxing!
Info on the history + culture of it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterboxing

All you need to get started is:
a little blank book, your own personal/homemade stamp, an inkpad and some clues

Here's a link to the Aussie clues
http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/boxdirectory2.html?gCountryId=123
There doesn't seem to be many in NSW, but I plan to plant a few  Wink
There's a similar activity called geocaching that more aussies are into
http://geocaching.com.au/

and here's the global list of letterboxes (for when you guys are travelling)
http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/boxdirectory.html

There is even one in the Cook Islands!
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007 12:15:40 AM »

Holey Moley!  I have never heard of this, but is sounds awesome.  Thanks   Grin   O Oh!  I don't need another obsession.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2007 12:28:18 AM »

I had the exact same thoughts when I found out about it too  Wink

Although geocaching seems to be more popular, I think I'd rather letterbox
But we'll see.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2007 04:35:01 AM »

Wow, this is a great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007 01:11:12 AM »

That looks really interesting!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007 03:33:26 PM »

Anyone decided to try geocaching?
There are heaps in the Sydney area, but I haven't a geo-locator

I think I'll be sticking with letterboxing
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007 03:41:38 PM »

I live in the United States and I have done some letterboxing and I just wanted to mention that this is really fun to do with little kids.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007 04:27:32 PM »

I had a dream last night I designed an elaborate custom rubber stamp for this.  It was kinda odd.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007 11:29:46 PM »

lol - i have to say, I did dream of finding a letterbox

Glad to hear I'm not the only one having strange letterboxing dreams
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007 02:24:28 AM »

wow a lot of letterboxes in Toowoomba, I think this could be a cool cooky thing to do! certainly an excuse to get out of the house and drive around lol
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