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by Dartymoor
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: A bit of advice for all
Replies: 17
Views: 11203

Not heard of a snake bite kit before, so googled it. This was the first result - some quite horrifying comments! http://thevintagebin.com/Snake-Bite-Kit/M/B000N04H2Y.htm Tip for broken laces; Usually enough spare on the broken one to leave out the lower few loops and just tie the top ones, or you ca...
by Dartymoor
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

though boxing is the primary "sport" on the moor. Ah, now there's a challenging statement! You might argue that walking is not a sport, but I would say the same of boxing since you don't have to do it in a competitive way, so I would call Walking the biggest sport and pasttime on Dartmoor based on ...
by Dartymoor
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Staying quiet on this one, since TC seems to have somehow taken offense at my caches (although neither small nor "clever!") and what I write...

I'm a bit sad they feel this way about all of GC and Letterboxing though, but as with any hobby, if it doesn't make you happy, what's the point?
by Dartymoor
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Well done SS. good posting, but I am afraid people who may have started letterboxing in the past few years, may have gone to the darker side!! Much easier that way, it is just sitting there on a website. M Well, yes - and no. You still have to go out into the same area and look for the same sort of...
by Dartymoor
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: A bit of advice for all
Replies: 17
Views: 11203

Agree, GPS is just a tool. Like any other (including map and compass) it can be damaged and leave you in a sticky spot, but it has given me a lot more reassurance when out in thick fog. Mine lays a trail of where I've walked automatically, so I can always find my way back to the car. And naturally I...
by Dartymoor
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Some of us clearly are bothered! But perhaps the majority aren't, or like myself, cannot see a way to reconcile the problems and the people. My view is that thefts have increased dramatically over the past few years and this is more of a problem than it has been, and frustrating when technology has ...
by Dartymoor
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Even if everyone does that, it's still six months between books - and no easy and cost-effective way to update an electronic copy (I'll not be spending days typing in the details again!). There's probably no way around it, and as mentioned is a part of letterboxing - it's just, at least for me, not ...
by Dartymoor
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

It is very dispirating not finding box after box when they're listed in the book - and has in the past caused me to just stop looking and enjoy the walk instead. Not being able to easily notify the owner they're gone is imo the biggest drawback of Letterboxing, and the book is far less helpful than ...
by Dartymoor
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Nik - thanks, but already covered by a few other resources; http://www.dartmoorgeocaching.co.uk/ covers caching on dartmoor specifically, and there are very active Facebook groups for Devon and Cornwall cachers, as well as the universal forums. Think we're ok :) Reg - the above is a good start, or f...
by Dartymoor
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

I didn't notice a row! Nor do I think discussing things fairly evenly as we have here is bad for anyone - it shows both sides consider the problems seriously and in their own way try to resolve. I apologise if I've come across a tad militant, but I've seen some people been so disparaging about Geoca...
by Dartymoor
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Nik - I don't think having the list online would lead to more boxes being nicked. I'm not suggesting the system is changed, that's up to the club to vote and act if they see fit and I'd fully expect them not to change the status quo, which is absolutely fine - "Online details and a box on the moor" ...
by Dartymoor
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 28202

Hi Bog. I suspect this could get heated, as I do know some boxers have very strong (and perhaps intolerant?) views about geocaching, although I don't know why. The two co-exist very happily, it's just some people view the upstart so negatively. Yes, there are crap geocaches with just some lined pape...
by Dartymoor
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: fog down to our knees
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

I love walks like that, and the GPS adds a massive level of reassurance when you have no reference points for map reading.

The atmosphere and alone-ness is wonderful.
by Dartymoor
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Oldest logs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Tamerton Chocolates wrote: Last year I found a metal stamp near Harbourne man that was sited in 1991 and last found in 1999.
Blimey! Was it plugged and buried, or inaccessible in some other way? (Perhaps moved aside by a glacier!)
by Dartymoor
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Oldest logs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Now, now!

If nothing else, the above shows both have equal problems on the moor.