Welcome

Welcome Introduction

Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).

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Upcoming events

Cacher of the Month - December 2007

Z'tirnats

Stan (Z'tirnats), Lynne (Z'ad) & Gneevil
Stan (Z'tirnats), Lynne (Z'ad) & Gneevil

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. Our first find was June 21, 2006 at The Ditch Digger. We actually started a couple of days earlier and had gone out to find this cache by just searching with the posted coordinates. We returned home to read more fully to find out this was a puzzle and more work needed to be done. Back out on June 21st gave us our first victory and we were hooked.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. Ztirnats had an iPaq that was used for work and a Bluetooth BlueLogger GPS receiver came with it.

Milestones achieved in November 2007

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached
milestones during the past month.

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100 Finds
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200 Finds
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300 Finds
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600 Finds
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800 Finds
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1000 Finds
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1200 Finds
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1500 Finds
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1600 Finds
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1700 Finds


MBGA Committee Meeting - November 28, 2007

Location: Jeffery’s Restaurant (N49 56.729 W097 05.203)

Meeting called to order at 19:13 CST.

Committee members present: Dani (dani_carriere), Tim (TurdleEggs), Steven (ertyu), Sandra (junglehair), Tobey (3T's&aG), and Paula (MHz).

Committee members not present: Ray (slippery_1), Peter (Peter & Gloria), Jacques (OHMIC), Richard (KiteKacher), Nick (bevro), and Sean (Dragonfreys).

Members Present: Scott (Lizardo), Brian (grnbrg), and Karen (Turdle-Femme).

Hunting Season

Elmer the Hunter

Its once again Hunting Season. Wearing bright coloured clothing is a good idea when out in the woods. Even if it is just a little bit off the road, geocachers have run into hunters, even in areas that do not allow hunting.

Cacher of the Month - November 2007

GG56

John & Georgia in Jamaica
John & Georgia in Jamaica

  1. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  2. Smoley Squad’s First Mission was probably MY worst mission. I work as a CAD operator from home for a company in Brandon. I make a few trips a year out to Brandon and Virden, and of course, I like to cache while out there. One day while working in the Brandon office, I slipped away during my lunch hour to get a cache in the Brandon hills. The cache was in a wooded area near a subdivision built on a slope. I read in the cache description that there are underground springs in the area, but I wasn’t prepared for what I encountered. I bushwhacked my way towards Ground Zero with the GPSr whirling madly due to heavy leaf cover. Naturally I was wearing white pants and platform sandals. My family will tell you that I am woefully unprepared sometimes. I took a step into what looked like a slightly muddy area, and I sank to my knees. The pull of what seemed like quicksand threw me off balance. I grabbed for the nearest branch, which was dead, of course. It broke in my hands and I plopped to the ground. I tried to get up and pitched forward. Now I was completely covered in some kind of muck, and whatever was sucking me downwards grabbed my sandals, and that is the last I have seen of them. This experience in the hills of Brandon is what inspired my story about the little old Polish lady known as Ivanna. I had to return to work after this experience. Here is a link to my log.