Puddlemaster has been voted this month’s Cacher of the Month. Lets see if we can pull him in out of the mud long enough to answer a few of our questions.
Q and A with Puddlemaster
Q: Where do you call home?
Q: Where does the name Puddlemaster come from?
A: Puddlemaster was a nickname given to me by a friend who is also a geocacher because I tend to head toward puddles when i am driving or hiking.
Q: When you are not caching, what do you do? (work and/or relax?)
A: Right now I am working thru a temp agency to help people clean up damage from fires or floods. In my down time I like to hike and I am into photography.
Q: How long have you been geocaching?
A: I have been actively caching for 4 years now.
Q: How did you find out about geocaching?
A: I had found a muggled cache near my home and took it home not knowing what it was.After looking up the web site I was interested and proceded to find my next couple of caches without a GPS.After that I bought a yellow etrex and have not looked back.
Q: Have you gotten anyone else involved in the sport?
A: I have gotten my mom,my uncle in Alberta,my niece and nephew as well as close to a dozen others I have bumped into.
Q: What gear do you use for caching?
A: Currently I have a GPSMAP60cx and a palmIII pda.I use GSAK,plucker and spinner.
Q: Tell us some of your caching milestones. (First, most memorable etc.)
A: My first cache found was Chesley Heritage Trail which I found by accident.My favourite milestone was find #1400 which doubled as my first international cache in Cozumel,Mexico.
Q: What are your favourite caches?
A: I enjoy most caches ,especially when they can be done with friends.I particularly like traditionals and some short multis.
Q: What are your least favourite caches?
A: I am weak in the puzzle solving area so some puzzles are not good for me.
Q: Any recent highlights you would like to share?
A: I recently helped introduce about 60 pople to geocaching as part of an effort to get people away from the TV’s and video games. It was rewarding to help the organizers by leading a group of 12 or so people on a geocaching trail hike.
Q: Any thoughts on caching you would like to share?
A: I continue to enjoy the events that keep coming up as it gives me a chance to get to meet friends I have made thru caching as well as put faces to the names I see in the logs.It is always nice to meet someone at the evnts or on the trails and swap stories and in turn create new friendships.
Thanks to Puddlemaster for taking time out between finding caches to share a few moments with all of us. Always looking forward to reading about your adventures.