Letterboxing is a outdoor recreational activity which combines collecting, puzzle-solving, and treasure hunting. Briefly, letterboxing enthusiasts hide and hunt weatherproof containers in remote or scenic places. Each container holds a guestbook, a rubber stamp and stamp pad. The planter of the letterbox distributes clues to its location; solution of these clues may require a combination of skills such as mapreading, orienteering, and puzzle-solving. Letterboxers carry their own stamp book and personal stamp when hunting for hidden boxes. Upon finding a letterbox, they will impress their own book using the found stamp, and leave their own stamping or personalization in the letterbox guestbook. Letterboxing has its roots in Dartmoor, England, in 1854.
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Letterboxing North America
US-based portal offering FAQ, links, forums, and a members-only section where clues can be submitted.
Adventure Links - Letterboxing
An explanation and guide from -Rachel Doody.
Aisling Dart - Letterboxing
Artist from Salem, Massachusetts, US, describes her boxes, resources and experiences.
Community with forums, searchable clues, trip planner, recording of finds, event listings, trackers, tutorials, photo galleries, and chat room.
An iPhone/iPod application to assist in the discovery of Letterboxes. Still available but is no longer actively developed.
A personal blog with history, clues, how-to's, and information about carving, book binding, hiking, orienteering and other aspects of letterboxing. Ontario, Canada.
Chuck and Molly's letterboxes in Connecticut.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: Letterboxing
Official site supports letterboxing in publicly owned state forests. Includes clues and a map of letterbox sites in state forests.
Includes a forum, image gallery, map of the area, contact details, and the history of the activity. UK.
Fleur de Lis' Letterboxing Journal
Weblog about his letterboxing hobby.
GeoCaching.com - Letterbox Caches in Canada
Letterboxing locations to be found (or already found) in Canada.
History of Dartmoor Letterboxing
Account first published as "More Dartmoor Letterboxes" by Anne Swinscow in 1986.
How to Letterbox
Tutorials on finding letterboxes, carving custom rubber stamps, constructing and hiding letterboxes. Tools to plan trips. Information on letterboxing history.
Clues to quick and easy letterboxes to find while traveling on Route I-95, from Maine to Florida.
J&B Books' Letterboxing Adventures
Husband and wife team in Southeastern Michigan, US. Letter boxes found and planted, 2005 - 2008.
Clues for letterboxes located in Kansas.
Letter Boxing on Dartmoor
Includes information and a map, also with catalogue of letterboxes. UK.
Guide to compass use on Dartmoor, local photo gallery, design and carving rubber stamps, with examples and terms for sale by Paul Hopkinson, Devon, UK.
Forum with clues and discussion topics. Includes helpful hints on methods and supplies.
Letterboxing in New Zealand
Clues, views, and news including boxes from Team Psychokiwi, Judi, Linton, and the Bunny.
Letterboxing With WaterLily
A low tech combination of art, treasure hunt and exploring nature.
Frances Moon with letterboxing exploring, finds and commentary.
The Mapsurfer Treasureboxes
Challenging letterbox clues by Randy Hall, the author of The Letterboxing Companion.
Mark and Sue Pepe
Couple from Kensington, Connecticut describe activities in eleven states and the island of Aruba.
NeeDeep's State Stamp Letterboxes
Ambitious family project placing letterboxes in each state, patterned after the US quarters series.
New England Area Letterboxing Gatherings
Mark and Sue's weblog of letterboxing events in New England.
Reddit - Letterboxing
An online message board/ forum for letterboxing.
Rhode Island's Bored Nocturnal Adventurer's Guild
Informal group and clues to the boxes they've planted.
Silent Doug & Letterboxing.Info
Articles including getting started, outdoor ethics, and explanation of cryptic letterboxer codes. Also includes list of boxes found and clues for boxes placed in the northeastern region of the United States.
SpringChick in West Michigan, US, letter boxing since 2002.
Wanda and Pete's Letterboxes
Clues for boxes placed primarily in Rhode Island, but a few in other states as well. Also includes logs of the movement of hitchhiker boxes, primarily in New England.
We Live and Breathe Letterboxing
Accounts, photographs, and memorabilia of the 2008 event as well as an online recreation of the letterboxing museum.
Yahoo! Groups - Letter Box Great Lakes
A discussion group for letterboxing in the Western Great Lakes region.
Yahoo! Groups - Letterboxing North America
Discussion group for for letterboxing enthusiasts in North America and beyond.
Yahoo! Groups: New Letterboxers Group
Discussion forum and articles for those new to letterboxing.
Letterboxing: a different type of treasure hunt
Posted to the Toronto Star newspaper by Francine Kopun. (July 20, 2010)
New Times: Carved in Rubber
Introductory article by Ashley Schwellenbach featuring a letterboxer and the founder of Atlas Quest. (June 17, 2009)
NPR : Letterboxing
Radio host Linda Wertheimer and Thomas Johnston, an enthusiast in Washington, D.C., find a letterbox near the White House. [audio] (April 10, 2004)
The Gazette: Letterboxing a Hobby of Inky Fingers and Hidden Treasures
Article on local letterboxing from chain of community newspapers near Washington, DC. (July 09, 2003)
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