Hiding your Box

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Hiding your Box

#16 Post by The Ghost Returns » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:37 pm

After lots of searching for boxes you know what to look out for. For example that pile of small rocks placed under a larger rock. Erosion of soil and vegitation were the rocks are rolled away to get to the box. The bench type rock that you sit on to stamp your book and flatten the vegetation under your feet. The erosion about 2 feet from the box were you kneel down and the toe of your boot erodes the soil. The dead heather pluged into a hole.
I have found that by painting the box with matt black paint you can hide the box very well without the need of rocks/heather/bracken etc.
So if we can take a little more care moving the rocks and flattening the vegitation we might not have so many boxes stolen!

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#17 Post by moorland wizard » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:21 am

we went on north hessery last weekend and who ever did the charity walk before us, left the box on the top of the rock not put back under in it right place, some people really spoil it for others and make it easier for the box thief.
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