October 2013 Geocacher Profile
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Jim White aka Fishigfool60 should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.
What is your geocaching name?
Fishigfool60 fixing to shorten to FF60
How did you choose your handle?
Because I love to fish
How long have you been geocaching?
It will be 4 years this month
How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
Was by myself! Didn't have a clue as to what I was doing! It was GC1E6KX On the Rocks at Lake Fort Smith State Park.
Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
Usually by myself, but will go with others when we can get the time worked out
How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
Depends on what else is going on at the time. Usually a week before given up on it
What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
I like to go everywhere but enjoy caching out in the countryside the most.
Do you do paperless caching?
What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
My Oregon 450T mostly but will use my I-phone
Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
I tell everyone geocaching will take you places you have never been before and wouldn't go unless for the sport.
Where are you originally from?
Was born in Fort Smith, and moved to Alma in 1974
In what states have you geocached?
OK. ,TX, Mo,. MS., In., IL., KY, Tn., KS.
What was your first event ever attended?
Was in 2010 Down Home Meet & Greet with Edieo
How many caches have you found?
Over 7500 if I can get caught up on my logging
Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
Any size is fine with me
What was the most famous cache that you have found?
Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries? Rechargeable
Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
I do enjoy hiding the most
Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?
Not really, just get people out having fun
What is you favorite type of cache hide?
Anything out in the woods... ammo can, pill bottle, nano!
Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
Out in the cemetery in Alma
What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
Don't really think there is a "Proper Ratio"
How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
I got the gps to find creeks to fish in and a buddy said since you have the gps you might as well geocache.
What's your favorite geocache?
The last one I found!!
If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?
Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
A little of both.
How many First to Finds do you have?
Not sure, around 200
Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?
Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
hiking, fishing, kayaking, photography, chasing waterfalls