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TREASURE HUNTING CRAFTS:
Soon, I will add some of my own crafts to this page. (Probably after Passover!)
Crafts used in activities for the incredible world wide hobby of treasure hunting clubs/groups/individuals called geocaching, letterboxing etc.
Families, scouts, teachers especially computer science, math, science and gym teachers possibly English teachers if people make and keep real journals, crafters, rubber stampers and more!
I will not try and explain the purpose of these groups, their webpages explain them better than I can. But as a crafter, wife of a geek and mother of two boys (both crafters but potential geeks) I had to get involved in their fun.
The boys and my husband often take my husband's GPS (Global Positioning System) hand held electronic "Big Man's TOY" and go out in nature and hunt for caches. What is in the cache is really not important. Often no real "treasure" but a great way to mix nature, exercise and family bonding. OK... I admit it .. I don't often go with them. I won't make excuses but I can't always keep up with them... But they have gone on many hunts. They have done this in many different cities and states we have visited.
We will soon be making our own cache, so I thought would start this page and share our projects.
While looking online for ways to make a cache, I came across another site and treasure hunting group, LETTERBOXING.
Here I found my chance to really get involved with the family fun. Letterboxers may or may not use GPS's but they use clues and make treasure boxes that include the use of RUBBERSTAMPING! Many even make their own rubber stamps. So of course this got my interest.
To get started in letterboxes see letterboxing.org's getting started.
While visiting my in-laws in Cleveland, they also came across a new aspect of geocaching for us ... TRAVEL BUGS.
We all got real excited about partipating in this added geocaching project.
What is a travel bug?
It is a toy car that has been labeled with a name and code. If you take it from the geocache you are responsible for moving it to another cache and reporting on the web where you moved it.
Many families get involved in a competition where they "race" the multiple tavel bugs across the country.
To make it more challenging they give points for miles it moves or other things the owner wants to track. The bug we found's owners were in a family competition. Points were given for finding streets with their family names, extra points for pictures of the street signs, your picture and more!
We took the bug from Cleveland Ohio and brought it to Newport News, VA. As we post our finds on the web, we were able to follow this bug around even after we left it. It traveled around Virginia and North Carolina to Hawaii.
They sell kits for a very reasonable price to get you started with travel bugs and making all of the instructions and labels water proof.
Tools you will need will vary.
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