Forum: Questions And Answers About Geocaching
Topic: Geocaching and Letterboxing Together.
started by: Quinn

Posted by Quinn on April 11 2002,5:50 am
There have been some Geocachers such as "Rippie" and "Lowerfalls" that have been placing caches that contain their own Log book stamp, then when you find the cache container you stamp the cache box log book with your own stamp and then use the stamp in the cache box to place a mark on your personal log book you carry with you. Very neat idea! I ordered a custom stamp from "Genesee Stamp" company here in rochester, NY on Jefferson ave to match with my avatar. Now I don't have to frown everytime I see Gimpy's cool stamp as I will have my own!
I am also thinking of placing a cache like this with it's own stamp, then after I figure a good name for it I will have a custom stamp made to place within it.
Posted by Harrkev on April 11 2002,7:12 am
Yup.  Letterboxing sound very cool.  Unfortunately, there are about as many letterboxes in Florida as there are Navicaches.  I only wish that there were more.

Besides, I have no idea what I would use for a stamped logo.
Posted by Morseman on April 11 2002,8:17 am
Quote (Quinn @ April 11 2002,12:50 pm)
There have been some Geocachers such as "Rippie" and "Lowerfalls" that have been placing caches that contain their own Log book stamp, then when you find the cache container you stamp the cache box log book with your own stamp and then use the stamp in the cache box to place a mark on your personal log book you carry with you.

Is there a 'standard' for the stamps?  Is there any way of seeing what sort of stamp other people use please?

I only ask, because I have a 'FISTS' rubber stamp with my callsign on it, and may start using that.  It might also be fun to get a small stamp made for a cache that I'm planning.

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Posted by Rob on April 11 2002,9:52 am
Quote (Quinn @ April 11 2002,04:50 am)
I ordered a custom stamp from "Genesee Stamp" company here in rochester, NY on Jefferson ave to match with my avatar. Now I don't have to frown everytime I see Gimpy's cool stamp as I will have my own!
I am also thinking of placing a cache like this with it's own stamp, then after I figure a good name for it I will have a custom stamp made to place within it.

I'm always looking for a way to spice up the caching experience. Any more info on Genesee Stamp co?
I'll do a search, just wondering if it's expensive.  Suppose you have to get an ink blotter too  :D
Posted by Quinn on April 11 2002,10:30 am
Harrkev,

I'll have to see if we can hunt you up a custom avatar, is there anythiong special you like to do? (keep it clean ) :grinnin  as for the Navicaches in florida it's just a matter of getting people to see who we are, once some are placed and submitted it always takes off. I just placed one while on vacation in Virginia Beach and it quickly got a hit.

Rob, Geneseee stamp has a website and I will see if I can get the address and post it here for you. The stamp I bought was a "self inker" but you can get them either way. All I did was e-mailed them the image of mu avatar and they generated it for me into a stamp.
I'll post again later with more info.
Posted by Scout on April 11 2002,12:27 pm
Quote (Harrkev @ April 11 2002,03:12 am)
Unfortunately, there are about as many letterboxes in Florida as there are Navicaches. áI only wish that there were more.

I created two photo caches in Florida that are still waiting for their first finds, after about nine months. Nudge, nudge.
Posted by YardBoy on April 11 2002,1:35 pm
I've previously posted info on Genesee Stamp in NaviCache's WheresGeorge forum.  They're located at 900 Jefferson ROAD (that's Henrietta, big difference from Jefferson AVE in the 'hood).  900 Jefferson Rd is the Regional Market across from some kind of place called Hooters ;0o   That's east of Marketplace Mall.  When you pull into the Regional Market, it's the first row building on the left.

< http://www.GeneseeStamp.com >

Tell them the WheresGeorge guy sent you.
Posted by Harrkev on April 12 2002,7:45 am
Quote (Scout @ April 11 2002,2:27 pm)
I created two photo caches in Florida that are still waiting for their first finds, after about nine months. Nudge, nudge.

Yes, except you put them in the keys.  I live in central Florida.  Wy wife would NOT go for driving 6 hours just to find a couple of caches.  And we will not be able to take a vacation to the keys for a while.

Perhaps one day.  I have a 1 year old son, and am expecting a new daughter in August.  Taking long trips with youg children can by difficult.
Posted by Choberiba on April 18 2002,7:04 pm
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Harrkev says "Taking long trips with youg children can by difficult."


We used to go to Japan once a year, starting when my daughter was one. It takes about 24 hours door-2-door to get to her families remote city.

I've never been so dog tired as I am after one of those trips.

If I'd only known about geocaching the trips would have been so much easier. Not to mention the fun I'd have tracking my progess with a GPS.

The cool thing about kids is that when I was walking around with her I wasn't that scary foreign guy but that cute kids dad. (Read: chick magnet)


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