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Cacher of the Month - October 2010



When you were a kid, did you ever play that game "Telephone"? You know the one where you and your friends sit in a circle, and one person starts by whispering in the ear of the person next to them. They'd say something fairly benign like "You know, I heard Skinner say the teachers will crack any minute." By the time it gets around the circle, invariably, the quote has been changed to "Skinner said the teachers will crack any minute purple monkey dishwasher." Oh, and that gets everyone riled up, especially about that "Purple Monkey Dishwasher" remark!! Well, it seems that this month's Cacher of the Month was picked during a rousing game of MBGA Telephone! Just kidding! 1PurpleMonkeyDishwasher1 has been an avid cache hider in the Winnipeg area for the last few years. Also, a lot of his cache finds have been done via a HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) ... aka a bike. Because of his ability to hide interesting caches and his ever growing cache find count, we've selected 1PMDW1 as October's Cacher of the Month.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. My first cache was on July 19, 2008

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. My brother, Blaaargh, was just introduced into Geocaching by his friend a month or two earlier. The rest is history.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The unknown factors. What am I looking for? Where could it be? Where will I be going next? Will someone be there? What will I find?

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Only other province is Ontario. BC will probably be the next off the list.

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. My girlfriend 1cluelesscacher1 and sister gravitymaster and my baby

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. It is using a GPS or map to find a certain, where you then have to search for a hidden box or item.

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  14. Been in scouting for many years, but things have slowed down since I had the baby. He is 14 months and takes up all my remaining time.

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. As a cache hider I do like to see a log that in some way describes the hunt, find, trip to or some part of the adventure rather than just TFTC or thanks for the find.

    Replacing caches where and how they were found should be a must. Some people do not replace things as intended, changing the hide and adventure for others. Easy finds are great but having some kind of search makes for a more memorable and rewarding cache.

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. Geocaching has taken me to so many beautiful spots in the whiteshell, islands I would have have never ventured to and many hiddens gems within the city.

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. Elk Island Splash (GC13239). 6 Stage multi, 7 cachers, 17+km and 1 canoe. Hard to forget that.

  21. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  22. I can remember night caching in the Whiteshell area. We parked the car on the side of the road and could only see what the car head lights would light up. GPS said 20 meters to the right. Easy drive up we said until we exited the car and turned on our flashlights. That is when we realised we were parked along a cliff wall, and it was 20 meters UP THERE! GPS in one hand and flashlight in the other, we climbed the cliff, got the cache and made it down to cache another cache.

  23. What is currently your favourite, unarchived Manitoba geocache?
  24. Huh? (GC12W1Y) has been the most challenging and taken the most amount of visits. Long and painfully road for this one to become a smiley. That just makes for a more rewarding find in the end.

  25. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  26. The best item I ever found was the jumping worm that I used for my cache Surprise (GC1PJGM)

  27. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  28. GPS, pen (usually lol)

  29. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  30. Oregon 200

  31. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  32. Lacing my crocs, bike tire check, searching the backpack, sending a text message, pretending to talk on the phone or talk to the tree so others think you are just crazy and avoid you all together.

  33. What is the meaning of your username?
  34. All the other ones I tried were taken.

  35. What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
  36. A link a caribeaners, where people continue to add more. I think there was about 25 linked together.

  37. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  38. 1Queen4Jokers, Crackerjackie, Tuppergirl, OHMIC, Peter and Gloria, Glacier Ice, Wagonmaker, MHz, Bergmannfamily, Trag_chasers, JBrandt36, Kabuthunk, ernie&bert&elmo&grover, Junglehair. I apoligized if I missed a few, Manitoba has so many great cachers!

  39. With whom do you normally go geocaching?
  40. Most caches I complete alone and on bicycle, but do go caching with 1cluelesscacher1, my little baby or JBrandt36

  41. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  42. Australia, New Zealend, Bahama's

  43. Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
  44. What The-? (GC28HAB) and every other puzzle cache that is not a smiley (you know who you are)

  45. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  46. Having so many caches makes it hard to choose a favorite. Nice Night for a walk (gc238aw) took the most work to make, Got you… Again (gc2dpcw) is just a fun cache and must be completed to understand.

  47. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  48. I prefer to read horror,mystery, true crime or educational (depending on topic of course) Last book I read was the Half Life of Bree Tanner.

  49. Can you play a musical instrument?
  50. I was a drummer

  51. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  52. 4km (GC28HAB) What The-?

  53. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  54. Geocache Navigator for the blackberry, paperless for Oregon 200

  55. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  56. Rarely, if not at all.

  57. What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
  58. IPOD has everything from Kottonmouth Kings to Eddie Grant

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