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Letterboxing is an outdoor activity where people hide small boxes in the countryside, give away grid references and compass bearings to find those boxes, then others locate them and log their find. It mostly occurs on Dartmoor, UK, where it originated. Letterboxes often contain rubber stamps; impressions are collected by those visiting the box.

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Letterboxing vs Treasure hunts

I did read through the wiki page, but I am sort of confused now. Is Letterboxing the same concept as what we usually call a Treasure hunt?
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Where can I find information on letterboxing in my area?

Letterboxing is a precursor to geocaching, wherein participants leave notes / stamps in boxes in the wild... It's helpful to have a list or guide to letterbox sites when embarking on a search, as ...
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What are some good ways to waterproof a geocache / letterbox?

Has anyone got any good tips on how to (cheaply) waterproof a geocache or letterbox? Those pill pots used to work brilliantly - one inside the other - but now they seem to be rather hard to come by ...
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An alternative to geocaching, but with classic maps instead of GPS?

Geocaching is a great fun, but it is oriented on GPS devices. I'd like to participate in searching caches, which location is given on the map (full, or fragmented, or just a drawing) - like in ...