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Cacher of the Month - February 2006


  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. I was shopping for a new gpsr on the Garmin website and followed the geocaching link they had posted on their home page.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. We found our first cache in November 2004 at Birdshill Park

  5. What is the meaning of your username?
  6. It was a message board name I have used in the past and refers to the Chevy K5 Blazer 4x4 trucks.

  7. At the time of this survey, how many finds/hides do you have to your name?
  8. We have 424 finds and 7 hides to date.

  9. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  10. Most interesting geocaching locations would have to be all the small parks and areas of towns and cities that you would normally not visit.

  11. What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
  12. The most memorable travel bug would have to be the Chocolate Moose which we picked up in Ely, MN. He travelled with us on our canoe trip and back home before we dropped him off.

  13. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  14. My favorite geocaching story was the find where a "mouse" ran out of the cache when we were caching in Minnesota. It scared the living daylights out of us! (well Kristin actually!)

  15. What are some things you don’t like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. There is not too much I don’t like, other than the muggles destroy caches instead of discretely replacing them if they have been found by mistake. Oh yeah- micro caches that are hidden in the middle of the bush where no one would ever stumble across it by mistake.

  17. Who do you normally cache with?
  18. I either cache by myself or with my wife.

  19. What kind of Gpsr do you use?
  20. I use a Garmin 60-CS and a Garmin Forerunner 301

  21. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  22. I carry my Palm w/ caches loaded, pencil, trade items and my trusty Leatherman sideclip tool.

  23. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  24. To avoid muggles I will cache very early in the morning. On my Minneapolis trip this summer I was searching by 5:15 in the morning.

  25. What type/ size/ difficulty / Terrain do you prefer?
  26. I prefer regular size caches with 4 or 5 terrain and 2 to 4 difficulty. I’m a fan of rural caches that require longer walks or hikes.

  27. Do you see this sport getting bogged down by rules and regulations in the future?
  28. I don’t see too much red tape as long as people respect the environment and other people’s property.

  29. As a geocaching family what benefits do you see coming from geocaching as compared to before starting this sport?
  30. It’s a great way to spend more time together outside on the weekends.

  31. What would you like to see in the summer for as events go, types, styles, bbq’s, car rallies?
  32. I enjoyed the car rally held in the fall and liked the idea of the LaBarrier BBQ even though we couldn’t make it.

  33. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  34. I have cached in North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Alberta and in France.

  35. If you have learned one thing from geocaching, what would it be?
  36. I have learned to not stop looking, there has been a few times when I swear that the cache is missing but after spending another 5 minutes I come up with it. This is especially important when you are out of town and may not get a second chance to stop by.

  37. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  38. I have explained to a quite a few people and had our ski friend Lisa register her first find last weekend.

  39. It is a shock to see how many finds you have aquired in a very short time. What can we expect your numbers to be at the same time next year?
  40. We hope to be around 750 to 800 finds this time next year. It depends on what road trips we do. Hoping to hit Calgary, Edmonton and Regina as well as Minneapolis. Also trying to get down to Las Vegas over the winter. We plan to hide another 15 to 20 caches as well.

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