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Cacher of the Month - August 2007

Kabuthunk

Kabuthunk
Kabuthunk


  1. When did you start Geocaching?

  2. I started geocaching in early August of 2006. For several months prior to that, I had heard little snippets about geocaching here and there... typically from my brother and sister (and respective significant others) who were already geocachers. For the longest while though, they never gave me any really thorough information on it, and I usually had too much on-the-go to consider investigating into it myself. When they gave me more detailed information on it, I became quite interested in learning more. On August 12th, I found my first cache ("I Won't Be Seeing You Any More", formerly "I'll Be Seeing You Blitz"), which I located without the use of a GPSr (which I only obtained on August 24th or so). It was close to work, and proved to be relatively easy to find. For the first 11 caches, I used only the coordinates, google maps, and a low-quality printer that only had red ink left (a sample of what I had to work with can be seen here). Soon after, I got my GPSr, and the rest as they say is history.

Cacher of the Month - July 2007

grnbrg

speedo
grnbrg

  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?

  2. I've known about geocaching for a number of years, going back to (probably) the beginning of the sport. I have a vague recollection of trying to find (sans GPSr) a cache at one point, but I was unsuccessful, and do not remember what the name was, or where it was in the city. The concept seemed entertaining, but there were few caches to find, and I didn't have the cash to blow on an expensive toy anyway, so I shelved the idea. When I started working for Information Services and Technology at the University of Manitoba, one of my co-workers was (and still is) MHz. I knew she was a cacher, and that brought the hobby back to my mind, but GPSrs were still fairly expensive, and I was content to let it lie for some more time. Then finally, in August of 2005, I was browsing the web, and found that a local retailer was having a sale, and I could pick up a GPSr for $150, plus tax. A birthday present for myself was declared, and I had my first find that day at By The Riverside Two by The Old Bat and Junglehair.

Cacher of the Month - June 2007

TK421

TK421
TK421 - Cephas & Kelly
  1. You are known as a cacher who goes for the tough physical caches that require a bit of courage, what motivates you when the going gets rough?
  2. Well, this is really a 2 part answer. First and foremost, I don’t like going for a cache and not finding it. Actually, I hate it with a passion – If I know the cache is there, I’m going to find it, I’m very stubborn that way…. Second, I really like to find something that I feel like I worked for, anyone can find something stuck in a pine tree.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. Geocaching.com tells me that TK421 (which is my wife Kelly and myself) became a member on April 27, 2005, but really I was a geocacher at heart for much longer than that. I grew up with scavenger hunts / treasure hunts and roaming around in the bush looking for “stuff”, and I remember hearing about Geocaching when I was younger (and with no money to buy fancy toys like “GPS”) My wife just came along for the ride in the beginning, but has grown to love it as well.


Cacher of the Month - May 2007

Devisor

Devisor
Devisor
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I have been caching for about 2 years, I started slow but have developed more of an interest over time.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I seen it on an episode of CSI New York.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. I love physical challenges, and I always wonder who would follow in my steps.

  7. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  8. I am a part time life guard, help out at the local community pool.

  9. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?

Cacher of the Month - April 2007

Lizardo

Lizardo
Lizardo
  1. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  2. I learned about Geocaching by reading an Air Canada inflight magazine article. It sounded really cool. I mentioned it to a friend a little while later and he mentioned he had a GPS. I borrowed and eventually bought it from him (a Magellan Meridian). I played with that thing for months before finding my first cache. When I finally ventured out to find one, it was Everything Cats, by Damgiz. I couldn’t go and get one that was a few hundred metres from my house. No. I had to travel to Nopiming Provincial Park. I’m glad I did. Finding something like an ammo can in a natural setting like that was probably a catalyst in grabbing my interest. If I had simply found a altoids tin on a picnic table with a drippy logbook, I may not have been as interested. Being out there in the forest, part of that secret, was intoxicating. I knew I was hooked. Duracell stock has risen dramatically since that day.


Cacher of the Month - March 2007

Sam and Lily

Leo & Ruth
Leo & Ruth
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. Through my sister “Teamtonin”, in Ontario. She got hooked on it after being introduced to the sport by my older brother “Uncle Ralph”. My younger brother also caches, “Markhammer”.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  4. The thrill of the hunt and most especially, enjoying the gift of sharing someone’s special place. Oh yeah, and sibling rivalry.

  5. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  6. Yes, in Canada: Ontario and Alberta. In the U.S.: North Dakota, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island & Massachusetts.

Cacher of the Month - February 2007

Skyhawks

skyhawks
Skyhawks
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. I was having lunch with a few co-workers and friends. One of them happened to be MuStash and he brought up the topic of gecaching. I had not heard of it, but it sounded interesting, so I went and looked up geocaching.com as soon as I got home. Shortly after that I was out searching for my first cache.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  4. In addition to seeing plenty of new places that I did not know existed, it is the “search” and that “YES” feeling when you finally make a difficult find.

Cacher of the Month - January 2007

foodninja

foodninja
foodninja
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. March 06 was our first cache; it was Stevereeno's 1st Cache

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. A friend of my sister, got us into this, she goes by Com Sci Geek she has many finds but logs few.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. This is a hobby that gets me out and about seeing wonderful things; it also is something that I can do when I can fit it in.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. There is finds for us in Ontario, Minnesota, and North Dakota, 2 FTF’s in Ontario.

  9. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?

Cacher of the Month - December 2006

beancounter69

beancounter69
beancounter69 and junior cachers
at Hoover Dam (December 2005)
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. September 11, 2005, first cache was find me.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was an article in the Brandon Sun in the fall/summer of 2005

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The fact that there are treasures hidden everywhere just waiting for me to find them. It is the perfect family activity.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. To date I have cache finds in Manitoba, Alberta, North Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, Arizona

Cacher of the Month - November 2006

bevro

bevro
The bevro team
  1. When did you start Geocaching? Your first cache?
  2. My first cache was 1Q & 4J’s Maple Grove on April 30/05. It was on the way to the local puppy park Ozzie & I routinely used to visit.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. park2 was a former supplier of mine from Alberta. He is a real techno weenie (check out his profile). He was in the process of marrying Trimble survey grade GPS with a cable/pipe locator I was selling for him and he dragged me along for an expedition out in the flatlands. I moved to a different company with similar products and they supplied me with my first GPS for, ahem…, working applications.