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« on: March 12, 2007 04:36:59 PM »

I've learned about a fun activity, especially now that spring is on it's way and we all want to get outside. It's called Letterboxing!

What is Letterboxing you might ask?
It is hiking with a purpose! Its a mini treasure hunt AND its crafty!

go here for details: http://www.letterboxing.org

basically, what you need to get started is a little blank book, your own personal (homemade or unique to you) stamp, an inkpad and a pen!

there are a kajillion little watertight boxes hidden in a kajillion little places, with little notebooks inside. You get your directions/clues from the above website and you set out to find the little boxes. Once you find the little box on that particular adventure, you open it up and put your personal stamp in its notebook.  In each box there will be another stamp that you can stamp into your lil book- you get a little stampy mini record of your adventure!

I haven't tried it yet, but I see that there are a bunch all over MN, we could all have some fun.

Has anyone ever done this? It's kinda like geocaching without all the fancy equipment. I am looking forward to my first Letterboxing adventure when the snow is gone!
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007 05:40:22 AM »

I fully intend to letterbox once the ground isn't so mucky! I need to get goin' and find/make a stamp and notebook.
Hey, since we live so close together, maybe we could go together sometime! Or organize a Letterboxing Craftster meetup...hmmmm...
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007 06:08:12 AM »

That sounds insanely fun.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007 03:05:45 PM »

We letterbox!!!    We've been doing it for about a year now.  This is so much fun, and so inexpensive.... I've told everyone I know about it, and a few letterboxing nuts have since been born.  We're in Texas... but it's so cool to see other letterboxing craftsters out there!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007 07:58:53 PM »

It turns out there are three different stamps across the street from me in the cemetery! Wow~! I'm going to try to join in, maybe...
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008 06:45:59 AM »

Oh my god. there is one like a quarter mile behind my house. I am going to be addicted once i get home for the summer, I can feel it in my bones! Cheesy thanks for turning me onto something that looks like so much fun!
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