letterboxing/Frugal hobbies Update. # 2

Wow Atlas Quest even has a letter boxing site. There is a section with several articles if you are new to this past time. Sections:
  • Code of Conduct
  • Helps and FAQs
  • Glossary
  • Tutorials-This one sounds fun.
  • Search Letterboxes
  • Message Boards-So this site has a forum if you want to get acquainted with other enthusiasts.
There is a section of Newest letterboxes- What fun, you can have your own page and also a place to purchase supplies. The "Marketplace" does take you to sites outside the site including Amazon.

A "People" section includes a "hall of fame"- really into it boxers risen to the top of the ranks,  attribute area to those that have passed on. member directories, blogs, online members and groups.

You can search for letterboxes anywhere in the world. And keep track of your search and finds. You can also rate and write about these finds.that is just a beginning to this marvelous section.

To sum it up. I do not rember this site when I was doing this hobby. I think letterboxing has grown by looking on here. Another lovely and beautiful site. There is also a picture of a bird we get in early spring here:  A Wood Thrush. (Though  a Brown Thrasher looks a lot like a Wood Thrush.)


letterboxing/Frugal hobbies Update.

Here is another site on letter boxing. It is beautiful looking. Categories: You may register and sign up- Tabs:
  • Getting Started
  • Letterboxes
  • Travelers
  • Members
  • Help  
Each of these tabs have different headings. For example: Getting started has-4 sections-2 of which are:
  1. Finding
  2. Kids 
There is another description of letter boxing on there which I like better than the one I posted yesterday, but the site is so copyrighted that I will let anyone that wants to look it up for themselves.
There is a link to Face Book-Liking that site may bring incentive to get going if on FB.

Under the letter boxing category I found a map listing all areas of U.S. I was disappointed not to find any listings for my county, but there are some listings to counties next to us. Our area is extremely rural so it does not surprise me. Your areas if more densely populated and more oriented to this type of thing will be much better. so do not give up and as stated before you can plant your own boxes to get it going. Post on Face book per this site.

This site is beautiful and extremely simple to use. as I stated in yesterdays blog. this series stems from way back in August when I did a post on frugal hobbies x 8. this is a follow up series on one of them. Have fun and comment on your adventures.


Frugal Hobbies Update

On August 31, I wrote a post on frugal hobbies. I have done a couple craft posts as follow up.. Today we turn to letter boxing and or geocaching. My kids and I did the letter boxing until we ran out of spots in our area. This was in Walla Walla WA.I also wanted to do geocaching since there were many more areas to do that nearby but to find the caches you need coordinates, not just directions and really need a GPS which I was not willing to fork out for.

I firsts read about letterboxing in Family Fun magazine. I looked it up on the internet and there is a wonderful site which shows all boxes in your area. Via Wikipedia: Letter boxing is an outdoor hobby that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks)[1] and distribute clues to finding the box in printed catalogs, on one of several web sites, or by word of mouth. Individual letterboxes usually contain a notebook and a rubber stamp.[2] Finders make an imprint of the letterbox's stamp, either on their personal notebook or on a postcard, and leave an impression of their personal stamp on the letterbox's "visitors' book" or "logbook" — as proof of having found the box and letting other letterboxers know who has visited. Many letterboxers keep careful track of their "find count".

We did this in WA discovering and stamping about 5 boxes. (I had planned to start a box which is how they get going, but was so busy kind of got sidetracked and we just quit doing it.) I still have my letterbox kit with the stamp and info in it. I did get a letter boxing email weekly way back, but cut that when I had not done it for awhile. Because of this post I am thinking of looking up boxes in this area.

When I looked up letter boxing I saw several sites as well as the Wikipedia article. I do have several types of threads going through thib blog but I believe I will add more on letter boxing as well as give sites and also a post on geocaching in the future. For now I am linking the Wikipedia article if you wish to read more. There is history letter boxing beginnings. and the different types of boxes. I did not know the diversity of this hobby. there is further reading recommendations and for super extreme enthusiests gatherings that take place.

This hobby is very frugal. Transportation was my only limit. If you live in town or city and can walk ,there will be more opportunity. You do need  a stamp and ink to leave your "mark" in the box and on the letter. Sometimes there are notes in the box from others and you may want to have a pen handy to add a note other than just doing the stamp. I left gospel tracts in the boxes in WA. The site I got email from had 1 complaint about that, but really what could they do about it?
So read up on it on link and get moving on it. I will try to add links on here in the next few days to help you. it is a great fun frugal Hobby.


Favorites Letter H.

Holidays during the whole year.

Hats of all kinds.


Hair-given as our Glory according to 1 Corinthians 11. This surely fits with the Holiday "H"
Finally up to letter h. Long time getting here, Would I be amiss if I used the word Holiday. after all I am encompassing every holiday including birthdays in on swoop.


Book Author I Really Like.

If I had the money and could find his books easier I would have every book this guy has done. I am going to try to see if I can get his new one from Library lone. I will try. I do not think that this one will be out for awhile, but I have several more of his to catch up on which the library maybe can get me. After all it was a library where I first discovered  Travis Thrasher and fell in love. Check his blog out and his post on "Hurt". He can take what he reads in  secular style and turn them into awesome God glorifying works. Love his books.

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Love dipping my mind, hands and feet into about anything that is pure clean and crisp. 5 kids, some out of the nest and married, some at home. Live on a small rural farm with 2 dogs: one poodle and one boogle. 17 chickens so far, but eggs are setting. One guinea fowl. 2 adorable pekin ducks. 1 beautiful goose and a pond load of fish. But my name is not Old McDonald. Married for 26 years to my sweetheart.