For over two years now, we’ve been avid Letterboxers.
What is Letterboxing? It’s a modern-day twist on treasure hunting. The goal? To solve puzzles and decipher codes in order to find hidden boxes (or pouches) containing a carved rubber stamp. It’s a lot like geocaching, but you don’t need a GPS device to play this game, and you don’t “take something, leave something,” other than stamping the image of the carve in your journal and leaving an imprint of your stamp in the logbook. All of this is done with the utmost in stealth and cunning. ;)
It’s time to re-do a picture of what we take with us, and here it is!
All you really need to letterbox (besides a stealthy sense of adventure!) is a journal to record your finds, a pen, ink pads, and your personal stamps. I’ve found that a First Aid Kit is always handy when hiking in the wilds of the outdoors, regardless of how urban or remote, and the garden gloves in the above photo have been crucial at times!