The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought James Crabill aka Hot~rod should be the next catcher to be in the spotlight.

is your geocaching name? hot~rod

How did you choose your handle? Old CB handle.

How long have you been geocaching? Since 2004.

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it? It was in Mississippi, with a friend

Who usually goes with you when you go caching? No one.

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up? 5 minutes.

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in? Old time Clarksville, dead and gone.

Do you do paperless caching? Of course.

What kind of geocaching rig do you use? Samsung smart phones, Garmin Oregon 650T, and some previous others.

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching? Get them into the outdoors, although few folks take to the woods anymore. That will be the death of geocaching. No instant gratificiation.

Where are you originally from? Yell County Arkansas.

In what states you have geocached? Mostly Arkansas and a few neighboring states. Only a few elsewhere.

What was your first event ever attended? Cemetery Cache Lovers Payback, 2006.

How many caches have you found? 5759

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest? Ammo can

What was the most famous cache that you have found? Mingo

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries? Rechargeable.

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby? Finding first. No joy in hiding something for a handful of folks to find.

Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide? Neat location or just a gap in the map.

What is your favorite type of cache hide? Traditional

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in? All the ones I placed on Mt. Magazine State Park land. Bear Gap Cache, Mossback Ridge Cache.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh? 100 to 1.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby? Went caching with a fellow classmate on a training trip to Jackson Mississippi.

What's your favorite geocache? The Tool Man Cache (?) by Jerry Turner. Long since gone….

If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching? Germany, New Zealand

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
Just lonesome me. Or only one other person when I can find someone to go.

How many First to Finds do you have? A few hundred.

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?
40 miles.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching? Yes. Hunting, Trail Running, Road and Mountain Biking.