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Stats Bar for vegaschickListen to our interview with vegaschick of Las Vegas, Nevada. She started caching with a Garmin eTrex, moved to the Garmin eTrex Legend, then a Magellan eXplorist 400, but now uses a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. For paperless caching she uses CacheMate on her Palm Tungsten E2 and loads both her PDA and GPSR through GSAK. Her favorite place she has caches is Twentynine Palms, California. She dreams of caching in Australia and Ireland. Her favorite TV show is "Battlestar Galactica." As for movies, she enjoys "Enemy of the State," "Love Actually," and "X-Men." Her musical preferrences include "Buckcherry," "Papa Roach," and "U2."

Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener NetworkCacher:
"For easier container repairs I've gotten in the habit of wrapping about four or five turns of different taps around my hiking stick. Right now I have regular gray, black, brown, camo and cloth camo hunting tape on the stick. Keeps me from having to lug around rolls of tape in the bag."
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5A
Show Sponsor: Podcacher Podcast
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: May 22, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM128vegaschick.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Flag_Mtn_HkrsListen to our interview with Flag_Mtn_Hkrs of Flagstaff Arizona. You might recognize the name from his Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" we read on episode 125. His name was derived from the "Arizona's 20-20 Challenge" website. He's currently caching with a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx but started with the Garmin Vista. He uses a Palm i705 purchased used off eBay with Cachemate for his paperless caching. He loads both the GPS and the Palm through GSAK. He recalls his doubt about caching as looking for his first geocache -- "Rock 'n Root" (GCJTTB). His favorite location to cache has been the Verde River but he hopes to cache the Grand Canyon to find the "Anasazi Ruins" (GC83C6) virtual cache. He had an interesting story about his trip to the "A.J.A.C.S. 5th Annual Campout Event" (GC1KX3J) and always enjoy the A.J.A.C.S. events. For entertainment, favorite movies include "Blade Runner," "Indiana Jones" series, and "Star Wars" series. On television they used to watch "Dirty Jobs" and "Mythbusters" before dropping cable.

Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener bookboy*:
"Instead of a pair of tweezers for removing micro cache logbooks, invest in a pair of needle nose pliers. They are a good size for removing logbooks, but they can be used for many other things that tweezers cannot."
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G4W
Show Sponsor: Granite State Geocachers Community Podcast
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: May 17, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM127Flag_Mtn_Hkrs.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for rklmblListen to our interview with rklmbl of Northwest Arkansas. This caching couple first purchased a Garmin GPSMap 60CS on the recommendation from a caching friend, but since upgraded to a Garmin GPSMap 60CSx. They use GSAK to load their GPSR and a Palm Tungsten E2 with Cachemate for paperless caching in the field. Their most memorable early caching experience was on the "Round Mountain" (GC3D14) cache when they underestimated the time needed to complete the find. They love caching in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area for the creative and varied hides. They would love to caching in the state of California someday. One of their favorite hides is the "Hillbilly Skirt Lifter" (GC1AZXF), but their "The Very First Arkansas Coffee and Nuts Event" (GC1KXQ5) provided their most memorable event stories. On television, they enjoy watching "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Cheers."
We also heard from TKBeers (from CAM076) about his 600th Find.

Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener WVangler:
"Spice up the caching in your area by creating unique containers or themes. Use concepts familiar to you. For example, create replica props from your favorite movie using items from craft stores or items relative to other hobbies you have outside of geocaching. If they aren't waterproof, just design them as a part of a multicache. That way the cache hunt is not only more entertaining but cachers will remember you for your hides and learn more about your interests."
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5C
Show Sponsor: Geotalk
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: May 9, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM126rklmbl.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

His favorite GPSR is the Lowrence iFinder but still uses the Magellan SporTrak Pro. He's recently acquired the Garmin Nüvi 260W to help drive to the caches. GSAK is his favorite tool to load the GPSRs but now using the Geocaching App on the iPhone (replacing his old Palm PDA) for cache information on the trail. Favorite locations he's been caching include Del Mar, California and Yellowstone National Park but would like to cache all 50 U.S. states. As for his favorite hide, the "Centennial Trail Multi" (GC1999K) 4-stage multi-cache hidden on the Will Rogers Country Centennial Trail provides interesting logs from its Finders. As for movies, he enjoys the "X-Men" and "Lord of the Rings" series. Favorite television shows include "Chuck," "NCIS," and "Monty Python's Flying Circus."

Our "Tip for the Seasoned Cacher" comes from Listener Flag_Mtn_Hkrs:
"Never place caches from the direction you expect people to arrive on scene from. Always make the lookie circle and do the dance. If the cache is right there when you walk up it really isn't that fun to find." Thanks to the GeoKs for their donated gift.
Direct download: CAM125OkiePaladin.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for FireRefListen to our interview with FireRef of Erie, PA. His first exposure to Geocaching came through the television series "CSI." Though he had a GPSR early on, his first Geocaching GPSR was the Magellan Explorist 300. Since then he's upgraded to the Garmin Colorado 400t. He was using a Palm Treo 650 with the Tom Tom software but switched to the Garmin Nüvi 750 and the TextMarks service. Dave and a friend hunted and found the first geocache he had attempted but DNFed -- "Indiana Spirit Quest #75: Old Baintertown" (GCM6AN) -- as his find number 750 "ALPHA" (GC4F4B) -- as his find number 275. Before be started caching he took a trip on Route 66 and would like the opportunity to make the trip again hitting caches along the way. Some of his favorite movies include the "Matrix," "Star Trek," and "Star Wars" series. As for television, he enjoys "Stargate SG1," "Star Trek," "CSI," and "Emergency."
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Show Sponsor: Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: April 19, 2009
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM124FireRef.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT