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Cacher of the Month - August 2008



  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. November 2006

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was a GeoCaching workshop sponsored by the Friends of Riding Mountain presented in Brandon and I attended, because the subject of GeoCaching interested me.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The combination of outdoor activities with the technical nature of GeoCaching.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Yes, all 10 provinces as well as Minnesota and Florida.

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. Yes, my 9 year old neighbor (hidyfln) was interested so I took him out on a few caches and he was hooked.

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. I describe it as a form of treasure hunting using GPS technology.

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  14. Walking the dog [Moses], biking, skiing, canoeing, hiking, camping. No special accomplishments.

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. I can't thing of anything that I don't like. There is the problem of the lack of new caches in the Brandon area. Once you have found them all you have to start traveling further to do your GeoCaching.

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. Most interesting would be walking to numerous areas of Halifax over a period of 2 weeks.

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. Cape Split, Nova Scotia, with caches at the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

  21. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  22. I typically don't take trading items. I take a picture and leave a Canadian copper art piece.

  23. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  24. Garmin 60CSx, BlackBerry, camera, Swiss army knife with integrated pen and Moses my four legged friend.

  25. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  26. Zumo 550 in my car or on my Harley to get close to those distant caches, and 60CSx to make the final thrust.

  27. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  28. Dog petting and shoe tying.

  29. What is the meaning of your username?
  30. Mosesflf is my dog Moses, my four legged friend.

  31. What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
  32. I have enjoyed helping all the TBs I have picked up to accomplish their missions.

  33. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  34. Most all the GeoCachers that I have met are standout individuals, there is no person that I could single out.

  35. With whom do you normally go geocaching?
  36. Moses

  37. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  38. The vineyards of Southern France.

  39. Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
  40. There are no caches that we have not found in the area.

  41. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  42. Where we walk … in Brandon #13 (GC1BX81) because of all the interesting comments that I receive on this cache.

  43. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  44. I normally read financial books, but I am currently taking a crack at reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.

  45. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  46. 13 km to the SE there are a number of caches at a skiing area, Brandon Hills.

  47. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  48. Items listed above and MapSource program on my computer.

  49. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  50. I use the Zumo 500 for navigation in my car and on my bike. The 60CSx is used for canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

  51. What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
  52. CBC Radio One.

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