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Cacher of the Month - December 2006


beancounter69 and junior cachers
at Hoover Dam (December 2005)
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. September 11, 2005, first cache was find me.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was an article in the Brandon Sun in the fall/summer of 2005

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The fact that there are treasures hidden everywhere just waiting for me to find them. It is the perfect family activity.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. To date I have cache finds in Manitoba, Alberta, North Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, Arizona

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. Yes, I was going fishing in Northern Ontario and insisted that my fishing buddies stop and grab a cache (or two).

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. My 5 year old explains it as the “treasure hunt” or “treasure hunting”

  13. What are some things you don’t like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  14. Micro Caches! They drive me crazy but they are addicting.

  15. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  16. Someone’s front yard, one in Phoenix AZ, and one in Killarney MB.

  17. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  18. It could be any one of the caches that I have taken my kids to find. Kids find caches and they think they have found a million dollars.

  19. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  20. Still waiting to find it.

  21. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  22. I have my Tupperware container which contains various items to leave in caches.

  23. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  24. Garmin E-trex legend.

  25. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  26. It isn’t walking in circles in a parking lot; basically I have found most people are too busy to notice me.

  27. What is the meaning of your username?
  28. I am a beancounter (accountant, CGA)

  29. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  30. Dragonfreys registered as geocachers on the same day as I did, the only difference is they appear to live for caching. I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to some of their caches. It would appear that vacations to them is an excuse to go geocaching. Also, Slippery_1, because he has done lots to advance geocaching outside of Winnipeg.

  31. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  32. Germany. I have always wanted to travel to Germany and geocaching would give the trip a whole new perspective.

  33. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  34. If I read a book I want to learn something so it is non-fiction, always try to learn something new, it doesn’t have to be rocket science.

  35. Can you play a musical instrument?
  36. NO! Definitely not musically talented in any way.

  37. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  38. I think I am becoming some sort of gadget nut, ipods, laptops, gps, satellite radio, gps for running(forerunner), heart rate monitor. I have too many AC adaptors!

  39. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  40. Is there another use for a GPSr?? Yes, my forerunner for tracking distance/speed when I run.

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