Cacher of the Month - October 2006

kruzrrr

kruzrrr
kruzrrr
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. In November of 2001. My first cache was Burnside Cache.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. CBC Radio, there was a feature on DNTO and as part of the show they planted their own cache in Assiniboine Forest called DNTO2 The Hundred Acre Wood. Wasn’t able to find on my first try but was successful in May of ’02. It’s since been archived.

  5. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  6. Yes, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Oregon, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa. As we write this, we are currently on a 13 state 9 day tour including South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

  7. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  8. The caches on the east coast were unbelievable. Secluded beaches and rocky shorelines including a solar powered lighthouse. Some of the ones in Manitoba just this summer included Steep Rock on Lake Manitoba and a former monestary south of Winnipeg. On this trip we drove several hundred miles out of our way, ended up on a mountain trail with snow along the edges, walked across a log bridge over a creek to find a cache. The scenery was worth it.

  9. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  10. The cache at the New Brunswick end of Confederation Bridge. This was the first time I had to lower a cache from high in a tree with a rope. The cache is called NOT waiting for the ferry to the island.

  11. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  12. My wife’s favorite is the dog bone shaped carabineer we found in a cache in Oregon. It’s now her key ring.

  13. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  14. Pocket PC, flashlight, zip locks for repairing caches, gloves for attacking PBD caches, paper towel for drying out caches, camera, cell phone and assorted swag.

  15. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  16. Garmin GPSmap 60CS.

  17. What is the meaning of your username?
  18. That’s a long story. My wife and I have a 67 Mercury Courgar XR7 with the vanity plate COUGRRR. When I bought my PT Cruiser in 2001, we thought we should have a plate on it to match. With my initials being KR, a twist on Cruiser came up with KRUZRRR. The PT is long gone but the name carries on. If you see a green Jeep Liberty with KRUZRRR on the plate while you’re geocaching, give me a wave.

  19. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  20. Great Britain. I’ve always wanted to go there and prowling the countryside looking for caches sounds like a great trip.

  21. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  22. Tough to choose, if I had to pick one it would be Matthew’s Playground for the type of container.

  23. With whom do you normally go caching?
  24. Usually with my wife. Often we take our two GeoPuppies, Jasper and Morgan along for company and to distract the muggles.

  25. Can you play a musical instrument?
  26. Does the radio count?

  27. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  28. We use a Dell Axim pocket PC for paperless caching with MobiPocket Reader, Mapsource software and EasyGPS for downloading caches and maps.

  29. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  30. Navigation both while traveling and when looking for addresses in the city.

  31. Do you participate in other Geocaching activities (Waymarking, Coin Trading, Bookcrossing, etc)?
  32. I’m always willing to help move a bug or coin a little further down the road.

  33. What size/type of containers do you prefer?
  34. Medium size containers. Lot’s of room for loot and TB’s.

  35. Do you have any opinion or comments on the potential National/Provincial Parks policy on Geocaching?
  36. The key is to maintain the integrity of the park and the environment. I think the push towards educational caches only is extreme. Just being in a national park offers it’s own educational opportunities. Geocaching is about getting people out and enjoying nature. If they go to an area they wouldn’t otherwise visit that’s even better.

  37. You have been doing this a long time. What about the sport has changed most in the past 5 years?
  38. The biggest change I’ve noticed is the introduction of trackable bugs and coins. I think this is better than the original moving caches.

  39. Have you introduced anybody to the sport? If so, who?
  40. We’ve taken along quite a few friends and family members on our adventures. My wife’s boss took up Geocaching this past summer after listening to her stories about our weekend excursions.

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