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Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.
The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).
- Morning Coffee Micro Event, 2 of 3 - WinnipegSat Aug 9 10:00am (10 days)
- Morning Coffee Micro Event, 3 of 3 - Winnipeg (International Geocaching Day)Sat Aug 16 10:00am (17 days)
- GeoVenture 2014: Starry NightsFri Aug 22 7:00pm (23 days)
First of all thank you to my nominator for this honor of being recognized as cacher of the month. I can think of many others who are equally deserving of this honor.
As a new cacher it just goes to show the respect that is given to everyone in this activity no matter how long you have been caching.
- How did you find out about Geocaching?
In May/06 I had purchased a new GPS and knew very little about how to use it. A co-worker who is very active in the cubs/scouting movement knew someone who was an active Geocacher and asked him about it on my behalf. They in turn referred me to Geocaching.com and the rest is history. The addiction is real, the compassion is real etc.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.
Dangers of Geocaching in and around Electrical Equipment
I’ve been geocaching for about a year now. I have found many creative types of geocaches. This is what makes it fun and challenging. Lately I’ve been concerned about the amount of geocaches that are hidden in and around electrical equipment.
I am a Safety Coordinator for a Power Utility here in Alberta. It is my job to look out for the men and women who work on our electrical lines and equipment. It’s also my job to look out for the general public. One of my job tasks that I really enjoy is teaching kids at schools electrical safety smarts. I’ll go to elementary schools throughout the year to present a safety cartoon and explain in detail the indoor and outdoor electrical hazards that exist. I explain real life examples of people getting hurt really bad and death due to electricity. I show them what dangerous wires, boxes and other equipment looks like. I teach them to stay away from all electrical lines and equipment and not to play on guard rails that sometimes protect the high voltage electrical equipment.
Location: Big Guys N49 49.649 W097 06.356
Start/Finish: 8:05 pm – 9:10 pm
Committee Present: Steven (ertyu), Brian (grnbrg), Tobey (3Ts&aG), Roger (The-Stuntman), Peter (Peter and Gloria), Scott (Lizardo), Jen (ava_ad0re), Dani (dani_carriere)
Committee Absent: Daniel (Master Instigator), Teal (pink_panther)
Members Present: Etamin, Old Billygoat, Ztirnats, The Bluenosers.