Cacher of the Month - September 2005
- How did you find out about Geocaching?
- When did you start Geocaching?
- What is the meaning of your username?
- At the time of this survey, how many finds/hides do you have to your name?
- What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
- What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
- What is your favorite Caching Story?
- What are some things you don’t like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
- Who do you normally cache with?
- What kind of Gpsr do you use?
- What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
- What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
- What type/ size/ difficulty / Terrain do you prefer?
- Do you see this sport getting bogged down by rules and regulations in the future?
- As a geocaching family what benefits do you see coming from geocaching as compared to before starting this sport?
- What would you like to see in the summer for as events go, types, styles, bbq’s, car rallies?
- Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
- If you have learned one thing from geocaching, what would it be?
- Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
- What interesting things can we expect soon from the Stunt-Man? Any new caches you’re creating?
- Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
About 2 years ago I saw a segment about geocaching on the Discovery Channel. Then about a year ago I got my first GPSR and stumbled onto Geocaching.com.
I started caching on Oct 31/04 Halloween. What better time to sneaking around.
Mostly a wanna-be. I was kind of a reckless youth and it was sort of a dream of mine to be a stuntman.
Currently I have 240 finds. Only about 10 are locationless and the rest are all legwork. I have 12 caches hidden and only 1 is disabled.
Interesting? 2 stand out. The Brandon hills and the trails in The Whiteshell. Unusual? One of the Queens caches brought me to a building in Morris but because of time restrictions I have not been able to complete it and has left me Seeing Red.
I have found 2 TB tags without a bug attached. I added a Hot wheels Reno Racer to the Mini Me tag and added a Cell phone to the Reconnect tag.
My favorite story happened just recently. It’s funny that just when you think you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’ll see someone else at the very spot you want to be. Thus was the case at Teal’s Treasure involving MLKoop and myself. I kinda felt like a thief walking in and stealing the cache, and the FTF from right under their wet noses. See my log from Teal’s Treasure 2 for the whole story.
A couple of things I don’t like are bad co-ordinates and caches in uninteresting places. I like to see caches that have some thought behind the placement.
Mostly I cache alone but lately my wife has been showing more interest. The extra set of eyes doesn’t hurt either.
I’m on my third hand held. After getting some experience and returning 2 Etrex units, I now have a Garmin GPSmap 60C. I love its accuracy, reception and mapping capabilities.
I don’t carry much more than a pen and a trade item. If it’s going to be a hike I’ll carry water and a compass for back up.
I try to wait them out if it’s a high traffic area. Half the time I’m in my postal uniform and I sort of look “official” They don’t seem to look twice.
I’m a sucker for punishment I guess. Ask M.I. The challenging ones seem to be more memorable.
Geocaching has been around for a few years and I think most of the bugs have been worked out. I’ve read the geocaching online magazine a few times and the sport is evolving despite the rules.
I enjoy the hike or the drive to the cache with whoever is with me, my wife or my boys. Sometimes it’s all about the journey and not about the cache.
I’d like to see a car rally with a BBQ finish or similar.
97% of my caching has been here in MB. But I did find about 7 in Arizona last winter. I hope to spread out to Ontario and some near States as well.
I’ve learned that most geocachers are a bit lazy. There is usually a short cut to the cache. (That I’ll miss by trying to bushwhack)
Most of my friends have heard me talk about caching. Some have shown some interest. I know that Vlad from the S.I.R. store became a member of the MBGA. after I spoke to him.
or any caches that you’re going to be challenging?
I still have a few more ideas, but I don’t want to just throw out meaningless caches. I have a 5X5 cache I hope to have running soon and I’d like to host an event cache. After that I’ll just keep following that little arrow.
I give my respect to the geocachers that go out and find the hard ones as well as the easy ones and the cachers that put a lot of thought into their hides.