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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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Cacher of the Month - September 2005

The-Stuntman

The-Stuntman
The-Stuntman
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. 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.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. I started caching on Oct 31/04 Halloween. What better time to sneaking around.

  5. What is the meaning of your username?
  6. Mostly a wanna-be. I was kind of a reckless youth and it was sort of a dream of mine to be a stuntman.

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


Cacher of the Month - August 2005

MLKoop

MLKoop
The M in MLKoop
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. I was browsing through an outdoor magazine in our local library when I came across an article about geocaching. We’re always on the lookout for interesting spots to go hiking and this looked like a good source of ideas. I looked up the Geocaching website, recognized the potential and started researching GPSrs immediately.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. We logged our first find on April 26, 2003. We actually started by going to the Assiniboine Park and looking for the Courts Cache. Of course it had been muggled. Not a great start. Next we went to Beaudry Park were we successfully located The Last of the Manitoba ENTS. We tried to find the other nearby cache, The Big Stick, but all we could find was a large pile of sawdust. Fortunately, The Big Stick was in another tree.


Cacher of the Month - July 2005

gumpy

gumpy
gumpy
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. When I was purchasing a gps unit to use for fishing/hunting I was told about it and it sounded interesting. So much so that unlike usual I actually looked up the website when I got back home. I tried a couple of caches even before I got my unit and I have been hooked since.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. March 20, 2004 and it was the Munson park cache which has now been archived.

  5. What is the meaning of your username?
  6. I used that name for Yahoo chat lines years before Geocaching. Back then I went with it because Forest Gump was a popular movie but Gump was already taken so I changed it to Gumpy. Now I go by Gumpy when Geocaching or by the man by the name of Gump


MBGA General Meeting - June 19, 2005

Location: N50° 04.863 W96° 56.002
Meeting called by: dani_carriere
Type of meeting: General Meeting
Facilitator: Dani_Carriere
Note taker: dani_carriere

Attendees:
Dani_Carriere, Peter (Peter & Gloria), polarbeardiggers

Cacher of the Month - June 2005

junglehair

junglehair
junglehair
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. After spending the summer (2000) doing GPS fieldwork for Ducks Unlimited in Minnesota, I wanted to get a GPS unit of my own. I had no idea what I’d use it for, but I wanted one anyway. I searched the Internet for information on GPS units and came across the Geocaching.com site. I thought that sounded really cool and wanted to join, but the GPS units were several hundred dollars at the time. Having just finished school, my finances were a bit tight, so I didn’t order one right away. There was a great deal of information in the forums about what type of GPS unit to buy. At the time, the two most popular ones were the Garmin 12 and the Magellan 315. I was leaning toward the Garmin unit since one person had wrote that it seemed to be more rugged than the Magellan one.