Friday, January 28, 2011

My first Letter Box

I got my first Letterbox yesterday. For those of you new to geocaching, or are not all that familiar with it, here is the description via the site.

Letterbox Hybrid

A letterbox is another form of treasure hunting using clues instead of coordinates. In some cases, however, the owner has made it both a letterbox and a geocache and posted its coordinates on If there is a stamp inside a letterbox hybrid, it is not an item intended for trade; the stamp is meant to remain in the box so that visitors can use it to record their visit.To read more about letterboxing, visit the Letterboxing North America web site.

Basically in the simplest terms you have a stamp that you use to "sign" the log with. The box that you find with gps coordinates and or other directions also has a unique stamp. You are to record that stamp in your personal log book. The Letterboxing website has a really good description in their FAQ section. The do a much better job of explaining tan I do!

Anyway, since this was my first letterbox I had to find a stamp. It's nothing I personally designed but if you know me outside this blog - the stamp will make sense.

Letterbox Stamp

It will be my stamp for future letterbox finds, so be on the lookout!


Have you ever found a Letterbox?

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  1. yup we've found some letterbox caches...we don't collect the stamps so they just seem like regular caches to me. I like your ammo can picture :)

  2. sounds like fun...but since i've never been geocaching...anbd had no idea what a letterbox was...i'll just have to live all this through you!

    hey...thanks...look like an adventure worth having! :]

  3. Interesting. We're still pretty green (23 finds at this time), so we haven't come across one of these yet. I look forward to it though. TFTP (thanks for the post). :)

  4. We've found some by mistake while looking for a cache. Another time my friend noticed a SPOR and found a letterbox under it! I have a letterbox as I was a boxer before I was a geocacher and before I could get around to changing it a hybrid someone put a real cache too close! Mr SH hand carved the stamp.