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    hammock hiker time capsules....

    a good 10yrs ago my mother took me on a "treasure hunt" hike she found on a scrapbooking website where they had a capsule hidden in a remote location. it contained a logbook with all the names of those that had found it.and the map was on the site.
    so heres my idea. lets take this idea and expand on it. i will place the first capsule in missouri during the next group hang i am attending. i will make a "treasure map" leading to its location. it will contain a logbook and a "pif" style item for the next finder. each finder will sign and leave a pif for the next finder.
    different levels of difficult and diversity of locations could encourage hammock hikers to explore new places. place a capsule in your "hidden paradise" and share it with those cunning enough to find it. any interst in this? i think it could be very cool. especially in locations with annual hangs.
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    Isn't this called geocaching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Isn't this called geocaching?
    It would be if the GPS co-ordinates were given to the time capsule instead of a treasure map. It's an interesting idea nonetheless.

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    Cool idea , I love that kind of stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Isn't this called geocaching?
    Sounds more like letterboxing to me.

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    Yes that was it! I had forgotten what it was called. Letterboxing. This would be similar but hammocker oriented. I think the addition of the "pif" and treasure maps Makes it unique and maps in pdf form on the forum would give the map the most visibility for adventurous hammockers. Tho another map in the capsule would be fun to findand it would excite me even more if the 2nd capsule was in hiking distance of the 1st capsule. . Wouldnt want a ponzy scheme of maps and no treasure tho...

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    pretty cool idea might pass that around for here in NC

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    Additional thought, maybe for each region that does one, one of the pirates digging up the booty can leave a map to one they placed in the same region.

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    Sounds cool to me.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

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    Something to keep in mind... There are requirements for caches or letterboxes placed on National Forest land. State and National Parks are entirely different issues...

    Great idea, just be sure to do your homework first.

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