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Cacher of the Month - August 2013




The first time I met our geocacher of the month, jbduffman, was at Mhz's birthday event in the Whiteshell a few years ago. He came with his friend, and previous MBGA cacher of the month, ruylopez. Around the campfire, discussion was all about caching, and a particular underwater cache in nearby Falcon Lake, Sunken Treasure. Cachers lostinsociety and Lookiemonster offered up a pontoon boat to go and get it the next day. So, first thing in the morning, at least 12 of us piled into the pontoon boat and off we went. Once at GZ, the discussion of who was going to go into the water started, then a quick blur and a huge splash as jbduffman ran, then dove into the water. 4 others joined him, underwater pictures were taken by Mrs. Trove Chasers, and jbduffman found the cache! A very memorable day. Read on to learn more about the MBGA's Cacher of the Month for August.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. 2010

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. A friend

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. It's fun and take less then 4.5 hrs (I golf)

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Yes, 5 countries including Mozambique, and South Africa

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. A few family members, and a few co workers

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. A scavenger hunt using a gps

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  14. Mostly golf

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. The lack of standard of difficulity and terrain, i believe that a 5 means virtually impossible, a challenge cache of finding 100 traditional should not have a 5 rating…. It just makes our stats useless

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. The view, in Mozambique, a nice view with lots to explore.

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. Mantario Majestic

  21. What, currently, is your favourite, unarchived Manitoba geocache?
  22. Mantario Majestic

  23. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  24. In South Africa, we stopped for 2 caches along the highway, and both times police stopped and wondered what we were doing and if we were alright (very dangerous to stop, high crime and car jackings)

  25. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  26. Nothing good yet

  27. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  28. The usual (pen, tweezers, sometimes a magnet attached to a reaching stick)

  29. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  30. Delorme

  31. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  32. Night time works best, or the use of my 2 year old

  33. What is the meaning of your username?
  34. First and last initails, and my favorite non regular Simpson's character from 15 years ago

  35. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  36. JB. and Ruylopez, the only cachers I have cached with, but I don't think I'll ever meet 2 people more dedicated. That being said, I sure there are lots more worthy of my praise. I just don't know you yet.

  37. With whom do you normally go geocaching?
  38. Ruylopez, mostly alone

  39. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  40. Rio, New Zealand, and anywhere warm in the winter

  41. Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
  42. Only the cache "I See Dead People" - (Even at Night) that cache haunted me for a few months, and many DNFs, but it got changed and is now a quick park and grab

  43. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  44. I'm evil, so my first cache, Fat guy goes nutzoid (archived) and Natalya Simonova , and Felix leiter

  45. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  46. Nothing, about 7 years ago I started the lord of the rings,but I only got to page 60 on the fellowship of the ring, then the cache The Stairs of Cirith Ungol made me open it again. Thankfully, I didn't have to read it to get the cache

  47. Can you play a musical instrument?
  48. No

  49. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  50. 0.3 miles

  51. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  52. I have a see snake scope with a light that comes in handy a few times.

  53. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  54. Once to find my car in Disneyworld

  55. What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
  56. The non-crap that Power 97 plays, and the non-"7 minute" guitar solos that 92 Plays.

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