Letterboxing is a outdoor recreational activity which combines collecting, puzzle-solving, and treasure hunting. Briefly, letterboxing enthusiasts hide and hunt weatherproof containers in remote or scenic places. Each container holds a guestbook, a rubber stamp and stamp pad. The planter of the letterbox distributes clues to its location; solution of these clues may require a combination of skills such as mapreading, orienteering, and puzzle-solving. Letterboxers carry their own stamp book and personal stamp when hunting for hidden boxes. Upon finding a letterbox, they will impress their own book using the found stamp, and leave their own stamping or personalization in the letterbox guestbook. Letterboxing has its roots in Dartmoor, England, in 1854.
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[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about getting started in this hobby and its history. Includes FAQs, message boards and search clues.
Have Feet Will Travel
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] An introduction and guidelines to finding letterboxes on Dartmoor. Includes details of National Park by-laws and contact details for checking military activity.
[ Kids ] Includes a map-reading game, photo album, story and instructions for making rubber stamps.
Letterboxing North America
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes a FAQ, links, glossary, and clues for letterboxes all over the United States.
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