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Stats Bar for The ConManListen to our interview with The ConMan of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He began his caching adventures with an Garmin eTrex Legend but has since upgraded to the Garmin Colorado 400t. He enjoys Wherigo caches and as of the recording had found about 10% of them available in the U.S. He almost got stuck (with some caching friends) on Manitou Island for an extra day while caching the island in unfavorable weather. During his earlier years he ran a the Far Side BBS connected through the Fidonet system. On television he watches the "NCIS," "The Unit," and "Criminal Minds." His favorite movies include "Armageddon," "Sneakers," and "War Games."
Also mentioned in this episode is the coming "A Pirate's Welcome For Sonny,Sandy, & Sean" (GC1NYG9) event for the hosts of the Podcacher Podcast.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G59
Show Sponsor: Geotalk
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: March 13, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM119TheConman.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for TenorplayerListen to our interview with Tenorplayer of Indiana. He plays the Tenor Saxophone in band which is where he got his name. He started caching with his Grandfather and his GPSMAP 76CSx, but uses his NĂ¼vi 200 with the Geocaches loaded in as POIs. His favorite location he's been to Geocaches was Shipshewana, Indiana. He dreams of caching in Hawaii for its virtual and earthcaches. He loves hunting earthcaches as he "learns alot and [they're] really fun to do." The two favorite caches he's hidden are "Wetland's Wonderland" (GC1FJBZ) and "Auburn's Cedar Creek Gaging Station" (GC1K2TW). He enjoys running into fellow Geocachers on the trail, including the story told of meeting Che K and SixDogTeam before the "Midwest GeoBash 2008" (GC154HT). One of his favorite caches though was "Cupcake Cutie" (GC1M4GH) which he found with his Grandparents following the "LLLGL Valentine's Day Cache Bash" (GC1KME8) event. When not caching or at school he likes listening to "Green Day" and watches "House."
Also mentioned in this episode was the "Metea Park CITO & Pot Luck Picnic" (GC1MH30) CITO by Cache-A-Maniacs guests Tenorplayer and Mr. Incredible!, and the latest issue of the Cachers of the Round Table which talks about CITO events.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5P
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: February 28, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM118Tenorplayer.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Happy HumphreyListen to our interview with Happy Humphrey of Isle of Man. His screen name comes from a professional wrestler William J. Cobb. His motivation for Geocaching came from a walk on the Southern Upland Way in Southern Scotland. For that hike he picked up the Forerunner 201. Since then he's upgraded to the for his caching. He prefers to load the caches as POIs (Point Of Interest) rather than waypoints using a macro for GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife). He once flew to the Lake District in North West England just to be the first to find an elaborate multi-cache. Another notable multi-cache adventure took place in the Black Forest of Germany where he was not able to find the final cache. The closest that he came to a signature item was to produce the Isle of Man Geocoin. His favorite caching location was the Black Forest, but given the chance he would like to return to California. The favorite caches hides are "The Money Pit"e (GCX21B) and the "Three Legs" series. The most memorable caching event was "The UK's First Mega Event" (GC17W59) where he ran into many of the Cachers he recognized from logs. For his viewing, he watchings the "Father Ted" series on television, and "Monty Python's Life of Brian." He's also a Genesis listener.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G4P
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: February 28, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM117HappyHumphrey.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for kf4ooxListen to our interview with kf4oox of Northwest Pennsylvania. His name is him Amateur radio call sign as assigned by the FCC. He started caching with his Garmin GPS III Plus but quickly upgraded to the GPS V. He has upgraded to the DeLorme Earthmate PN-40 and is currently using the beta software which allows for Geocaching on the unit. His favorite location for caching had been around last year's "Midwest GeoBash 2008" (GC154HT) largely for the proximity to other Cachers. He would like to cache in Alaska and Hawaii, and not just for the caches. Each of the four caches he current owns -- "Short Walk in State Game Lands #204" (GC1MQF1), "Canoe Launch in Sharon?" (GC1EQ5N), "Sharon View II" (GC18BFE), and "Sharon West Hill" (GC182F5), -- are favorites. His most memorable Geomuggle story was an encounter with a crowbar weilding muggle at "Shady Tree Cove" (GC174PB). Aside from the Geocaching and Amateur radio, Paul enjoys model railroading, railfanning, and is volunteer firefighter. As for television viewing he leans toward the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, and National Geographic Channel. Some favorite shows include Dog Whisperer and COPS. He's been into Country Music as of late with favorites including Kenny Roger, Charlie Daniels, and SHeDAISY.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G4V
Show Sponsor: Geocache Radio
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: February 27, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM116kf4oox.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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