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dreamthief

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275. http://www.letterboxing.org/ - Letterboxing, or..

Here's the basic idea: Someone hides a waterproof box somewhere (in a beautiful, interesting, or remote location) containing at least a logbook and a carved rubber stamp, and perhaps other goodies. The hider then usually writes directions to the box (called "clues" or "the map"), which can be straightforward, cryptic, or any degree in between. Often the clues involve map coordinates or compass bearings from landmarks, but they don't have to. Selecting a location and writing the clues is one aspect of the art.

Once the clues are written, hunters in possession of the clues attempt to find the box. In addition to the clue and any maps or tools needed to solve it, the hunter should carry at least a pencil, his personal rubber stamp, an inkpad, and his personal logbook. When the hunter successfully deciphers the clue and finds the box, he stamps the logbook in the box with his personal stamp, and stamps his personal logbook with the box's stamp. The box's logbook keeps a record of all its visitors, and the hunters keep a record of all the boxes they have found, in their personal logbooks.
 
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chatdemon

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277. http://www.sonic.net/~press/ - Great resource for pirate related stuff, with some nice artwork

278. http://textfiles.vistech.net/directory.html - A mirror for www.textfiles.com that has an amazing collection of (what else) text and ascii files relating to the culture, especially the computer/hacking/anarchist scenes of the 80s and early 90s. Also houses collections of the earliest 'netbook' type stuff for D&D and other RPGs.

279. http://www.oitc.com/Disney/Disneyland/Secrets/Square/Pirates.html - Fact and rumor trivia bits about the Pirates of the Carribean ride at Disneyland. (this site is a slow loader, but has a lot of fun (if useless) information.).

280. http://blindkat.fateback.com/pirates/pirates.html - A pretty comprehensive site about pirates and piracy in the caribbean in the 'golden age of piracy' (1600s and 1700s).

281. http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/60sanjuan/60sanjuan.htm - Forts (basically castles) in and around San Juan, Puerto Rico. Great collection of maps, pictures and information.

282. http://www.discovery.com/stories/history/pirates/pirates.html - Ghost ships and pirate shipwrecks. Discovery.com. the Discovery/TLC/Animal Planet/Travel Channels website is an excellent resource for almost any subject.

Heh, can you tell I've had Freeport on the brain lately?
 


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