Cacher of the Month - November 2008

spaceman_baz

spaceman_baz
spaceman_baz (and Boogie Babe)

spaceman_baz was nominated as the MBGA Cacher of the Month for November by the previous recipient, Foxfiresyxx. Foxfiresyxx has always liked going after spaceman_baz's caches. Whether by foot, like the 5 mile walk to finish Baz's Texas Holdem cache, or taking the bus to complete Baz's Mayor of Winnipeg caches, or biking around his old stomping grounds in the North End. He's looking forward to finding more of spaceman_baz's caches.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I remember reading a Free Press Article about Geocaching in April 2006 and it sounded interesting, the next month I spent the weekend with 50 Air Cadets on a survival weekend in Camp Amisk. Capt. Chinchilla was instructing a GPS course to the cadets and set up some waypoints and sent them off in 4 groups.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. After playing with the GPS that weekend, I asked 2nd Lieutenant about Geocaching on the GPS, gave me the web site and Monday morning I bought a Garmin

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. I love getting out in the summer, explore and sightsee. I used to love playing hide and seek when I was growing up.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Manitoba, Alberta, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Mexico.

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. Survival101 was the 2nd Lieutenant who started me out and in 2007 I got her going. I've also taken out my family and Yankees13, but you know teenagers, sleep & sports are more important.

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. It's a hide and seek game using GPS technology

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have?
  14. Like my little brother says, there probably hasn't been a hobby I haven't tried. My hobbies have gone from stamps, fishing, camping, photography & models to golf & travel and now, geocaching and volunteer work.

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. I went to Oak Hammock Marsh one morning for 3 FTFs, well I found 14 caches and spent most of the day pulling off ticks, got home stripped outside and got some help pulling the other dozen off of me. I lost count after 140 ticks that day.

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. There are so many, I like historical sites, but Grand Forks Air Force Base was really cool with "Boogie Babe", "Care Bear" & Starfighter_SLC

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. An urban cache, that bounced me around and took 3 tries before I found it.

  21. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  22. In my van I usually have a couple of logs, pencils, baggies, flashlight, pocket knife and lots of trade items.

  23. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  24. I purchased a Garmin GPSmap 60, funny thing is #6 Air Cadets Squadron bought 4 of the same

  25. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  26. I love the cell phone at bus stops, they think you are calling about the next bus.

  27. What is the meaning of your username?
  28. Spaceman was my nickname given to me by my cousin in Wisconsin 35 years ago. I was into space, Star Trek and Astronomy.

  29. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  30. Respect, tough one, but Skaven stands out, ran into him at one cache and he didn't know if he should run & hide or what

  31. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  32. Europe would be the coolest.

  33. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  34. "Mayor of Winnipeg" was so much fun.

  35. Can you play a musical instrument?
  36. Played the guitar for a while but haven't picked one up in 30 years.

  37. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  38. A puzzle cache about a Km away.

  39. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  40. Love having the maps with me, calculator and calendar.

  41. In the past you had set up a game for the "Mayor of Winnipeg" that was quite an elaborate undertaking. Are you planning any similar "game" type caches?
  42. That was a big undertaking and fun too, I thought about doing a provincial election, but would need some help with the northern ridings and take a week off or so.

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