Cacher of the Month - October 2008
- When did you start Geocaching?
- How did you find out about Geocaching?
- What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
- Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
- Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
- How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
- What are some things you don’t like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
- What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
- What kind of GPSr do you use?
- What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
- What is the meaning of your username?
- What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
- Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
- With whom do you normally go geocaching?
- If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
- Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
- What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
- How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
- Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
- What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
- When you’re caching on your HPV (Human Powered Vehicle), you attach your GPS to your handle bars. Do you find it affects the accuracy of your signal? Are the any problems you find caching on a bike? Any advantages?
I started in April 2006.
I first heard about geocaching in Nov. of 2004. I had received an email from Yahoo with links to interesting sites.
I would have to say it's the thrill of the hunt and the places it takes me.
I've cached in Ontario.
My brother in Ont.
I tell them it's a hi tech treasure hunt. Where people hide things, post the coordinates online. Then I use a GPS to go find their treasure.
My only pet peeve is the weather. Since I only drive a bike I'm at the mercy of the elements.
I subscribe to the Boy Scout motto Be Prepared. I carry on me a flashlight, swiss army knife, multi tool. In the saddle bags on my bike I carry various tools, rain suit, first aid kit and anything else I think I might need for a hunt.
I made my first 300 finds with the Explorist 100. Then I used the Explorist 400. Last week I bought the Colorado 300. Now I'll know what I'm looking for.
Lately I've dropping my bike gloves a lot. Or I use the cell phone trick. I also have to stop and fix my bike a lot.
I was trying to open an email account for the first time in Jan 1999. Everything I could think of was already taken. A friend was watching TV when he called to me. I looked at what he was watching and went what's this called. He said Foxfire. One of Angelina Jolie's first movies. I tried that and it was taken. They gave other choices based on foxfire like 6, 66... I didn't want a number after my name so I came up with syxx.
The most interesting TB I've discovered was a 27lb hunk of metal.
I respect the hiders the most. If it wasn't for them I would have nothing to do.
I usually do all my caching by myself. I've cached with others I've met on the trail.
I would say Britain with all it's historic sites, towns and villages.
That would be Twin Bridge Multi Cache. It's a simple multi but I get a lot of DNF's on it.
I like action adventure, SF, and horror. Last book I read was Carrie by Stephen King.
That would be a pesky little time machine, 0.9 miles away. Being a Doctor Who fan as soon as I read the name I knew where it was. But the solution eludes me.
I have a cell phone with camera. I like to use the maps on the cache listings to plan routes.
I still use a walkman. I listen to a tape I recorded a long time ago containing some of my favorites from the 70's and 80's. Like Chris DeBurgh, Meatloaf, Billy Squire.
I haven't noticed any problems with accuracy. GPS stays on the handlebars till I get to the location. Then it comes off to make the find. Only problem I find while caching by bike would be drivers who don't understand that they have to share the road. Biggest advantage for bike is that it can go anywhere.