What is Letterboxing?

Letterboxing is a hobby that combines a wide variety of hiking, treasure hunting as well as creative elements into an activity that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of people ranging from children to adults as well as families. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterboxing_(hobby)The aim of the hobby is for participants to seek and find hidden letterboxes with the help of a list of clues provided to them and record their findings in a personal journal using a rubber stamp that accompanies the letterbox. Furthermore, letterboxers have personal stamps that they use for stamping into the log books of these letterboxes. (more…)

Types of Letterboxing Supplies

Letterboxing is a hobby that combines the elements of treasure hunting, creative expressions, hiking as well as adventure. This exercise not only allows for demonstration of one’s creative capabilities, but it also encourages exercise and family time. In addition, letterboxing presents the participant with the opportunity of exploring the outdoor natural beauty as well as other new places they may have never visited before while in the process of searching for the hidden letterboxes. (more…)

Outdoor Ethics of Letterboxing

imagesLetterboxes are usually planted outdoors and it is very possible to find these locations covered in lots of trash. This can probably be attributed to the ever-growing number of people visiting these public areas. One major benefit that is offered by letterboxing is the chance to interact with the outside world of natural beauty. However, this benefit is not an easy target and is quite a task to come by. This is because it carries with it another huge responsibility of ensuring that the natural beauty of the outside world remains untouched or unharmed due to overuse or careless handling.

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Teespring and Letterboxing

cropped-lbworld1.pngFollowing the launch of this website, many other people started gaining interest in this hobby and as a result, there are many websites today that are dedicated towards this letterboxing activity, providing other letterboxers with information of the different boxes located in the country and the clues that lead to their location. First of all I want to say a special thanks to teespring expert for helping with the design and promotion. (more…)

A Brief History of Letterboxing

History has it that this practice of letterboxing came into being in the year 1854 when a Victorian guide by the name of James Perrott hid a calling card in a glass bottle and placed in one of the most isolated areas of Dartmoor  by the banks of Cranmere Pool in southwest of England. This card was meant for those who found it to contact/call him and also leave their cards in the jar. As a guide, Perrott constantly encouraged more and more people to keep their cards in the jar and it actually paid off and eventually this small act turned out to be the hobby we know today as letterboxing. (more…)