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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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Milestones achieved in August 2006

Congratulations to the following 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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400 Finds


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500 Finds


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600 Finds



Geocaching & Electrical Safety

Johnnygeo writes:

Danger of Death

Dangers of Geocaching in and around Electrical Equipment

I’ve been geocaching for about a year now. I have found many creative types of geocaches. This is what makes it fun and challenging. Lately I’ve been concerned about the amount of geocaches that are hidden in and around electrical equipment.
I am a Safety Coordinator for a Power Utility here in Alberta. It is my job to look out for the men and women who work on our electrical lines and equipment. It’s also my job to look out for the general public. One of my job tasks that I really enjoy is teaching kids at schools electrical safety smarts. I’ll go to elementary schools throughout the year to present a safety cartoon and explain in detail the indoor and outdoor electrical hazards that exist. I explain real life examples of people getting hurt really bad and death due to electricity. I show them what dangerous wires, boxes and other equipment looks like. I teach them to stay away from all electrical lines and equipment and not to play on guard rails that sometimes protect the high voltage electrical equipment.

MBGA General Meeting - August 10, 2006

Location: Big Guys N49 49.649 W097 06.356
Start/Finish: 8:05 pm – 9:10 pm

Committee Present: Steven (ertyu), Brian (grnbrg), Tobey (3Ts&aG), Roger (The-Stuntman), Peter (Peter and Gloria), Scott (Lizardo), Jen (ava_ad0re), Dani (dani_carriere)

Committee Absent: Daniel (Master Instigator), Teal (pink_panther)

Members Present: Etamin, Old Billygoat, Ztirnats, The Bluenosers.


Milestones - July 2006

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

100 Finds:

Profile for bozey Profile for dani_carriere Profile for GreatDane Profile for MB Country Girl Profile for SmartJeff

200 Finds:

Profile for grnbrg Profile for JayPeg

300 Finds:

Profile for Capt' RedBeard Profile for Dutch 53 & BB Profile for Old Billygoat

400 Finds:

Profile for 3T's&aG

500 Finds:

Profile for bevro Profile for polarbeardiggers Profile for Sam and Lily

600 Finds:

Profile for MHz

700 Finds:

Profile for 1Queenand4Jokers

800 Finds:

Profile for ertyu Profile for Peter and Gloria

1000 Finds:

Profile for winnipegk5

Cacher of the Month - August 2006

Dragonfreys

Dragonfreys
Dragonfreys
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. In 2002 there was a discussion thread on an internal electronic bulletin board about geocaching at Papa Dragonfreys work (Parks Canada), which talked about whether geocaching was something that should be promoted or restricted from national parks. Later in 2003 I set up an account (Georectifed) to see if there were any geocaches in the park or surrounding area. At that point caches were fairly few and far between in Manitoba, and I remained a lurker. Then in 2005 there seemed to be a lot more activity afoot and on a whim I convinced my family to check out a cache nearby. Mama Dragonfrey took to it like a frog to a swamp, and our little guy enjoyed the adventure and treasures: a geocaching team was born.