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New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
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alex hansen
name added on 08/12/2013 08:57:01 MDT Print View

My name is added to the list. Maybe you should edit original post to link to list

Kathleen Prince-Sayward
(kps143) - MLife

Locale: Eastern
Re: Michigan on 08/12/2013 11:11:49 MDT Print View

Another Michigander when it comes around this way!

Great idea I have plenty I need to downsize!

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Travelling Hiker Box on 08/12/2013 12:22:03 MDT Print View

In for the Western Box!

I don't see anyone volunteering to start a Western Box?

If someone has started already, say so - otherwise I'll get one together and start tomorrow!

Edited by grampa on 08/12/2013 12:24:17 MDT.

Mark Cashmere
(tinkrtoy) - M

Locale: NEOH
Re: name added on 08/12/2013 13:11:35 MDT Print View

@Alex: thanks for the suggestion. Link has been added to OP

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Western Box Start on 08/12/2013 16:31:22 MDT Print View

Okay, I've put together a starting box for the Western States, and will be sending it out tomorrow. It looks like Jeff M is closest to me, so I'll send it off to him.

The box has some old stuff, some new stuff, some stuff stuff, and some funny stuff - enjoy!

Edited by grampa on 08/12/2013 16:43:34 MDT.

Mark Cashmere
(tinkrtoy) - M

Locale: NEOH
Re: Western Box Start on 08/12/2013 18:57:55 MDT Print View

Cool  tu

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
I'm in Washington on 08/12/2013 19:05:09 MDT Print View

If there are going to be two boxes why don't we use the Mississippi River as a dividing line?

I have some stuff ready to add to the box.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Western Box Start on 08/12/2013 19:12:04 MDT Print View

I'd like to get in the Western Box loop.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
@ Ken Thompson on 08/12/2013 21:04:42 MDT Print View

Hey Ken

Go to the first post of this thread. At the bottom of the post is a link that will take you to the list. Add your name, etc., then click in an empty box somewhere, and you should be on the list.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Western Box on 08/12/2013 21:19:27 MDT Print View

Done and thanks!

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Western Travelling Hiker Box on 08/13/2013 12:40:52 MDT Print View

Western Travelling Hiker Box is on it's way to Jeff M!

Rodney Mruk

Locale: Northeast Oregon
Western States PIF box on 08/13/2013 14:05:55 MDT Print View


Thanks for starting the box for the western states. My family has a wedding this week so I wouldn't have been able to get to it until next week or so. I look forward to receiving the box and adding to it when it gets around to me.

The spreadsheet idea is a great one and will be helpful. I am not sure I understand exactly how to use it though. Perhaps a few basic instructions would be helpful to others like me who have never heard of a goggle spreadsheet.

Also, how do we retrieve and post mailing addresses? Are we sending personal messages through BPL?

Good hiking,
Rodney M

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re: Western States PIF box on 08/13/2013 15:18:58 MDT Print View

Hey Rodney

I PMed Jeff for his address. I think that's what the East coast folks did too, since nothing of that sort appeared on this thread. Someone suggested taking your name off the list once you've received the box.

As for instructions on using Google spreadsheets, I've just learned by trial and error - lots of errors! Maybe someone knows of a web page that has instructions?

Jeffrey McConnell
Re: Western States PIF box on 08/13/2013 15:20:57 MDT Print View

Hey Rodney. The spreadsheet works very similar to an excel spreadsheet. Basically, click the link on the first page to open it up in your web browser. Then click in a box under the name column and type your name. Do the same for the username and state columns. Hitting control + s will save the data you enter. Thus far, I think people have just been using personal messages to retrieve mailing addresses.

Jeffrey McConnell
Great western box! on 08/14/2013 18:28:25 MDT Print View

The western box arrived today. Steve did a great job putting it together! I've added some things and am still digging around for a little more and then I'll get it sent off again.


Mike Prohoroff

Locale: Southern Oregon
Nice! on 08/14/2013 19:08:53 MDT Print View

Looking good, west of the Mississippi!

Gary Rozanc
(grozanc) - M
Eastern Box Location on 08/15/2013 11:55:50 MDT Print View

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know the eastern box just arrived at my in-laws today. I will be picking the box up on Saturday and will send out on Monday the 19th or Tuesday the 20th.


victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
Eastern box on 08/15/2013 12:01:34 MDT Print View

If I could join the fun for the eastern box that would make me happy :)

Elias Pena
(3crows) - M
west states on 08/15/2013 12:36:46 MDT Print View

I'd like to participate in western states box.

Jeffrey McConnell
Re: west states on 08/15/2013 15:10:25 MDT Print View

Victor and Elias, at the end of the first post is a link to a spreadsheet. Add your name, forum name, and state where you live and you'll be good to go.