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Stats Bar for AggieJWPListen to our interview with AggieJWP of Missouri City, Texas. John used his college (Texas A&M) mascott to build his screen name. He started caching with the Garmin eTrex Legend but has since upgraded to the Garmin GPSMap 60CS. He's using the Geocaching WAP site while in the field to look-up cache information. He'd like to hit Port Aransas, Texas region for its high cache density. He's created the "The Anti-Purist Lazy Cacher Series" (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, & #8) of park-and-grab caches. He recent made the "W.E.G.E. #5 + Houston Cache Awards+Dec. B-Dayz" event his 500th cache. His favorite movies are "A Beautiful Mind," "National Treasure," and "Tommy Boy." He enjoys catching "The Office" on television and listening to "Shane & Shane".
Also mentioned was the "Eternal Bumps of My Spotless Mind" blog.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5R
Show Sponsor: Geotalk
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: December 16, 2008
Direct download: CAM106.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for pdanticListen to our interview with pdantic of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Steve is known for his articles on the "The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)" titled "iPhone 101: Geocaching with an iPhone 3G" and "TUAW Review: Geocaching iPhone app." (He's also writing for "Gadling.") Earlier though he ran a website called "pdantic.com" (via Archive.org) about PDAs. His first GSPR (eTrex Summit) was acquired as a replacement for a cycle computer. Later he upgraded to a GPSMap 60 CS but now relies on nothing but his iPhone 3G. While he misses the accuracy of the 60CS he loves theĀ convenienceĀ of the iPhone while on the road for business. Now he's drooling over the Oregon 400t. He's looking forward to the next generation location technology but fear hearing an increase in number of incidents resetting Podcacher's DWAB counter. One of his favor finds was "Travel Bug Cafe" (GCK21R) where he launched his "Go Rocky! Go Rocky Go!" travel bug. His favorite location for caching though was New York's Central Park where he ran into another couple from Sweden (Hemulen). He likes listening to "Steely Dan," and watching "Star Trek (TOS)," "Fringe," and anything from "Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K)." Enjoy this episode with a Cacher who hits the trail while on the road.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5B
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: December 8, 2008
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM105pdantic.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for the.james.gangListen to our interview with the.james.gang of Western Washington State. We spoke with mom of the five person family team who got their start in Geocaching through her parents and a multi-cache. Their caching started with just a Magellan Explorist 500 but added a Garmin eTrex Legend and use both with EasyGPS. Despite the GPSRs though, it doesn't prevent their getting lost following an FTF attempt (and now she remembers to mark her car). She's still looking forward to find the Mission 9: Tunnel of Light Project APE Cache and the ORIGINAL STASH TRIBUTE PLAQUE. They've enjoyed doing the Kitsap County Challenge and visiting Groundspeak. But don't miss the stories about their encounters with muggles and other Geocachers!
Also mentioned in this episode was the GCinOHIOGeoFest at the Miami County Fair Grounds in Ohio.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G4K
Show Sponsor: Geocache Radio
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: December 7, 2008
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM104TheJamesGang.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for ReefPilotListen to our interview with ReefPilot of Minnesota, but who geocaches all over North America. He's a Scuba diving enthusiast and commercial airline pilot. He's currently using the same Garmin GPSMap 76CSx that he started his caching. He's using LoadMyTracks on his Macintosh to load the Geocaching.com Pocket Queries to his GPS, then Mac CMConvert to prep the PQ for the Palm. He caches frequently in the Washington D.C. area which is also one of his favorite caching destinations. He's also a fan of the Pacific Northwest and California. Perhaps the most unique location was Quito, Ecuador where he place the "UIO Basilica - Venezuela y Carchi (GC1CVMW)" cache. He's still looking to cache Hawaii, and the other 25 states that he hasn't found a cache yet. Some favorite movies include "Airplane," Indiana Jones ("Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"), and "National Treasure." On television he enjoys "Law & Order" and "The Office."
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5N
Show Sponsor: Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: November 1, 2008
Show Notes: bluedepth
Direct download: CAM103ReefPilot.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for CaptainmathListen to our interview with Captainmath of Pike County, PA. We ran into CaptainMath during the "Geocoinfest 2008 - Pittsburgh (GC17H2A)" and spoke with him about Geocaching in Education during Episode 79 of the "Geocaching Podcast." His first GPSR (Garmin GPSMap 60CS) was purchased mostly to assist in navigation, but he's now upgraded to the Garmin GPSMap 60CSx for Geocaching. He's looking toward the next upgrade and possibly one of the Garmin Oregons. He's a Macintosh User but runs Windows and GSAK for his Geocaching. Since his PDA died though, he's using his Apple iPod Touch and MacCaching to keep track of cache information. Some of his favorite Geocaching took place during his attempt to complete "The Pennsylvania All Counties Challenge (GC10YN8)." One of his favorite cache finds is the "Rocky River Cache (GC1903)" for its rich history and cool view. For a brief period this past summer, he was rivalling the find rate of CCCooperAgency and nearly burned himself out on Geocaching. As for event, the "Tri-State Treasures" events are a favorite, in part due to its location near the "Tri State 1942" benchmark which marks the meeting of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He's a fan on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. "A Beautiful Mind" was probably his favorite movie of all time, but on television he enjoys watching "The Office," "American Gladiators," "Star Trek," and "Night Court."

Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5H
Show Sponsor: Podcacher Podcast
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: October 31, 2008
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM102CaptainMath.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for James BridgerListen to our interview with James Bridger of Nebraska's Sandhills. They started with Letterboxing and is looking at using the Colorado or the Oregon GPSr. His favorite thing to bring along is a Fishermans Vest and he really enjoyed caching in North Platte. His favorite caches are his puzzle caches: "Never Say Never Again" and "You Only Live Twice." He has run into other cachers including Plains Drifter 358 and remarked on the oldest cache in Kansas: "GC30 - Mingo."
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G5K
Show Sponsor: Granite State Geocachers Community Podcast
Content Rating: Explicit
Date Recorded: October 17, 2008
Show Notes: bluedepth
Direct download: CAM101JamesBridger.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for goblindustListen to our interview with goblindust of Washington. He got his nickname in Australia. He found out about caching after discovering a cache in Portland Oregon. His first find was a multi, "Harpers Dregs." He started using an eTrex Legend but has since upgraded to a GPSMap 60CSx. He uses Cachemate while on the hunt. His favorite hides are: "Dr. Who Hidden Cache," "Dr. Who Sibling," and "Skullduggery!!!!"
Thanks to listeners Bass_Chaz (interviewed on episode 12 and host of Granite State Geocachers Community Podcast), Dan_n_Stef (interviewed on epsiode 86), Icenrye (interviewed on episode 17 and host of Icenrye's Geocaching Videozine), iTrax and FoxTail (interviewed on episode 15 and host of Podcacher), jenniferQp, RapidEye, redlights (interviewed on episode 97), and The Spindoctors (interviewed on episode 20 and host of Geotalk) who sent in their greetings for our 100th episode.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G51
Show Sponsor: Icenrye's Geocaching Videozine
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: October 5, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM100goblindust.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Fire-n-Air CachersListen to our interview with Fire-n-Air Cachers of Central New Jersey. He uses an Magellan Explorist 500. Using your Smartphone for Geocaching, two tools were discussed: Geocache Navigator and Cacheberry. Their dream location to cache in is Ireland and the cache there that was mentioned is Declan's Walk Cache. Their first hide was "I want to grow up to be a GeoCoin" and their favorite hide is "Swimming with the Dolphins." The only time they met another cacher on the trail was when they found the "Enduring Freedom' cache." Their first event was a CITO.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G56
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: September 16, 2008
Direct download: CAM099FireNAir.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for GeoaddictListen to our interview with Geoaddict of Chelsea, Michigan. He got started with caching from GIS Day 2005 celebration placing geocaches in parks (Washtenaw County GIS and GIS Day). His GPS's include the Magellan SportTrak Color, Magellan SportTrak Map, and Magellan Explorist 100. The first cache he found was the Random Kindness Cache and he ran into Nurse Nanna on the trail. He likes to leave sigcards behind advancing other resources such as: Cache-a-Maniacs, Geocaching Creed, and Podcacher. GeoAddict loves to cache in Stinchfield Woods owned by U-of-M and wants to cache in the Rocky Mountains Area. Amongst some of his hides are Healthy Communities Puzzle Cache, and Michigan Steps Up cache. He enjoys caching in Kensington Metro Park and is friends with both Sludge_Shoveler and Beenhere.
Also mentioned on this episode is Scoot the Frog and past guest MonkeyBrad's 6th Annual Haunted Hayride & Caching Cookout event (GC1GJQ4) coming up on November first.
Show Sponsor: Geocache Radio
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: September 30, 2008
Direct download: CAM098Geoaddict.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for redlightsListen to our interview with redlights of Southern Maryland. One of his favorite first caches was Time is the Key (GCPZKX) cache. He started with a Magellan Meridian Gold GPS and currently uses a Magellan Explorist 210. For his signature item, he uses a customized rubber stamp. During caching he has learned many lessons, including to not lose your car keys on the trail. Amongst his dream-caching locales are: Florida - Disneyworld, Scotland, Australia, Hawaii, and Alaska. Some of the caches that he has hid include Jo-El Acres (GC109PW) cache, Rock the Boat (GC1F4V9) cache, and Stroll Through the Solomons (GC14M63) cache. Redlights enjoys the Bond Series of Films, Star Trek Films, Mythbusters, Cities of the Underworld, Hogans Heroes, and M*A*S*H. Amongst his favorite musical groups is Dream Theater.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G4R
Show Sponsor: Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: September 21, 2008
Show Notes: bluedepth
Direct download: CAM097redlights.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for briansnatListen to our interview with briansnat of Northern NJ. He started with a eTrex Legend but eventually upgraded to a Garmin 60CSx. Amongst his travels he was startled and pleased to find Thomas Edisons Iron Works old building, found while caching and very near his home. When not actively caching, he enjoys Turner Classic Movies.
Also mentioned in this episode was the Cache-A-Maniacs Coin Pre-order which wraps up on November first.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23G03
Show Sponsor: Podcacher Podcast
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: September 14, 2008
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM096briansnat.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for erslerslListen to our interview with erslersl of Netherlands. Her favorite and most fun cache was her first multi, "Tussenstop." She began caching with a Magellan Explorist 100 and would really like to visit Little Rock, AR for the interesting topological features. Her favorite musical groups are Hillsong and BarlowGirl.
Cache-A-Maniacs Discovery Coin: TB23FZW
Show Sponsor: Maine PodCache
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: September 13, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM095erslersl.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Ekitt10Watch our interview with Ekitt10 of Central Jersey. They discovered Geocaching by reading about it in Games Magazine. Amongst the caches discussed in this episode are: Balls of Fire Cache - New Jersey, County Challenge, DeLorme Challenge, and Choreographed Chaos Cache.
Show Sponsor: Icenrye's Geocaching Videozine
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: July 20, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM094Ekitt10.mp4
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for JodsterListen to our interview with Jodster of Holiday, Florida. We interviewed her husband Montu Rider on CAM048. They enjoy working on the Holiday Florida. They both enjoy watching cachers take on their favorite multicache, Excalibur. Jodster's favorite TV show is Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- all of them!
Show Sponsor: Granite State Geocachers Community Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: September 12, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM093Jodster.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for icefrogListen to our interview with icefrog. Their favorite hide is "Seperated at Birth" (GCYVQW). They got into Geocaching from a BH&G Article. They commented on "Geowoodstock 4" (GCRRC6) and expressed affection for the Pocohantas State Park in Virginia. They have created a cafe press series of products with the "Cache till you crash." Finally they shared their enjoyment of watching Mythbusters on Discovery Channel.
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: August 2, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM092Icefrog.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for DosidoListen to our interview with Dosido of Massachusetts. He uses a Garmin Colorado 400t but started out with the Magellan add-on GPS unit to the Handspring Visor. His favorite hides include "Palmer History Tour" and "The Greater Palmer Fall Foliage Tour - The Multicache" as well as his events, such as, "Winter Warmup Event." His favorite finds include the "Hungry Tarpon Cache" and the "Maine Pirate Quest."
Show Sponsor: Geocache Radio
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: July 18, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM091Dosido.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for SokratzListen to our interview with Sokratz of Northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. Sokratz started caching after he listened to Sonny of the Podcacher Podcast on TWiT. Sokratz got his name from the movie "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." Sokratz Pathtag can be found here. He has enjoyed the "Breakfast Buddies" caching events (GC13ZW1), (GC13ZW0), (GCXFMZ). He also commented on the "Cup of Joe" caching event and referred to two other cachers, "Centris" and "King Boreas."
Show Sponsor: Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: July 18, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM090Sokratz.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Dumbledore's Army 2006Listen to our interview with Dumbledore's Army 2006 of Utah. Mikey happens to be Broken W's father. He started out with an early Cobra GPSr and his favorite cache hide is "Draggin a Log" and one of his favorite finds was "Pawsatively Love."
Show Sponsor: Podcacher Podcast
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: July 12, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM089dumbledore.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

We received and approved the sample coins about two weeks ago and I've been attempting to find the time to get them shot and posted. Below you will find the photos of the Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoin sample.

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Category:CAM Geocoins -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

We received and approved the sample coins about two weeks ago and I've been attempting to find the time to get them shot and posted. Below you will find the photos of the Cache-A-Maniacs Limited Edition Geocoin sample.

 

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Category:CAM Geocoins -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

We received and approved the sample coins about two weeks ago and I've been attempting to find the time to get them shot and posted. Below you will find the photos of the Cache-A-Maniacs Guest Geocoin sample.

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Category:CAM Geocoins -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

Stats Bar for TeamGeoduckListen to our interview with TeamGeoduck of the Florida panhandle. August and Elke have gone through a few names before settling on their current name, but they got their start using a GPSR borrowed from work (where he collects dead birds). Now the back seat of the car is their "cache bag."
Show Sponsor: Maine PodCache
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: July 6, 2008
Direct download: CAM088geoduck.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for mtraxListen to our interview with mtrax of Canberra. Paul is one of the few cachers to use a train to find a cache (with the help of the crew). More recently he's been sticking to the car as he and his fellow Cachers travel to other cities in Australia meeting other Cachers and finding the local treasures. Lately he has been working on the OpenStreetMap collaborative project.
Show Sponsor: Granite State Geocachers Community Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: July 5, 2008
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM087mtrax.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Dan_n_StefListen to our interview with Dan_n_Stef of Virginia. These music majors got their first taste of Geocaching using a GPSR borrowed from the ROTC program. They're Geocaching took a break while Dan was in Iraq, he had brought his eTrex with him. He's now caching with an eTrex Vista Cx and caching paperless. His former roommate -- Brent Cashell -- recently released a Jazz inspired rock CD (Amazon MP3 or iTunes).
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
Content Rating: Normal
Date Recorded: June 28, 2008
Show Notes: DarrylW4
Direct download: CAM086DanNStef.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Stats Bar for Falcon LoaderListen to our interview with Falcon Loader of Maryland. His name comes from his job of loading ordinance on F-16 Fighting Falcons. He has his own series of geocoins and his favorite cache is "Americas Melting Pot.". While caching he brings his regular supplies and a metal detector (http://tinyurl.com/62kt7z). Some of his favorite caches include "Kilgore Falls Earthcache" and "Falcon's Log" cache. He has met other caches, recently Ice Cream Man and madbomber462.
Show Sponsor: Geocaching Podcast
Content Rating: Clean
Date Recorded: June 26, 2008
Show Notes: Bluedepth
Direct download: CAM085FalconLoader.mp3
Category:CAM Series -- posted at: 12:00am EDT