In the event you did not already know this, letterboxing involves turning off the television, getting off the couch, gathering the basic human necessities to survive for a few hours away from a refrigerator, and wandering off into the woods. This includes, at a MINIMUM, one protein-bar per hour per person, one liter of water per hour per person, a functional compass, an emergency radio beacon, and a map of the area you intend to occupy. You should also consider a first aid kit, an extra set of warmer clothing, a pocket-knife or utility tool, a GPS receiver, a cell-phone, and pepper-spray. Carefully observing the above will maximize, but not insure, your chances of returning home intact. Ignoring it can, and eventually will, get you lost, hurt, and or dead. Prepare yourself properly, and consider yourself warned.


By following the directions included on this page, which neither RIBNAG nor any of its members present as wholly or even partially accurate, you accept complete responsibility for your actions and safety. You further agree that in no event will you hold RIBNAG or any of its members morally, criminally, or financially liable for any misfortunes that may befall you over the course of searching for this letterbox, including the return trip from said letterbox. By proceeding beyond this sentence, you certify that you have read all of the above, agree with it in its entirety and with no exceptions, and consider yourself mentally, physically, and chronologically competent to parse these two paragraphs, agree with them, and successfully undertake the task of finding, and returning from, the letterbox indicated herein.


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Family of Friends (2 boxes and growing) - 05/20/2003 Verified okay.

In order to find the first letterbox in this series, you must first fill in the missing words in each of the following sentences. Then, just use the correspondingly numbered letters from the fill-in-the-blanks to complete the paragraph at the end.

Note that you could probably solve the actual clue for this series without getting even one answer from the fill-in-the-blanks section. If you like puzzles, by all means feel free to try to solve this the "hard" way first. :-)

We intend to make this hike a growing chain of boxes, but will keep the number mentioned in the title accurate (minus any mystery or otherwise special boxes, of course).

Finally, in case your browser or printer won't deal with images correctly, you can view this clue in a text-only format by clicking here. It doesn't look as pretty, but you should have no problems whatsoever viewing or printing it.

Fill in the blanks:

Okay, now figure out how to get to the first box:

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