Geocaching - ge-o-cach-ing [jee-oh-kash-ing] - is an outdoor, hi-tech scavanger hunt in which participants hide and search for containers called geoacaches (or caches), using GPS units.
I first heard of geocaching in late 2001 / early 2002, through someone at work (mcmasterc), but I didn't really get it. My impression was that he had some sort of expensive, surplus satellite tracking equipment in his truck that he used to find these things (whatever they were). It wasn't until April 2006 that my uncle (ROOKIE49) found and article in a local newspaper and decided to give it a try. He started telling me about it over the next month and when he showed me the description for Pre-Columbian Relic, I was hooked, though I didn't get to that cache for a few weeks.
"DudleyGrunt" goes back nearly 30 years now. A good friend, employer, and comic shop proprietor Steve C. gave me and a number of my friends some unusual individual nicknames and this was mine. About the same time, one friend's girlfriend took to calling us The Nimrods. I don't think it was meant as a compliment, but it has also stuck. When I created an account for my son, I chose "JuniorNimrod" for him.
Currently, I've found at least one cache each on Groundspeak (GC.com), TerraCaching, Navicache, GPSgames, OpenCaching North America (OC.us), OpenCaching Germany (OC.de), Garmin (OC.com), and Geocaching Australia. I've taken it as sort of my personal mission to promote the existence of "independent" geocaching services to the general geocaching public. Toward that end, I've set up a group called Geocachers Unlimited. Check us out on Facebook and Google Plus.
We never seek things for themselves—what we seek is the very seeking of things. - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Cache & Release
Ep. 23 - Aug. 9, 2015 - OpenCaching North America - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 156 - Dec. 12, 2009 - DudleyGrunt - Show Notes - Listen
Cachers Round Table
Ep. 33 - Jan. 2011 - Listing Services - Show Notes
Caching in the NothWest
Ep. 32 - Feb. 23, 2014 - Locationless Caches, Etc. - YouTube
Ep. 12 - Jan. 18, 2012 - OpenCaching North America Year in Review - Listen
Ep. 197 - Oct. 8, 2015 - Caching Solo II - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 178 - May 30, 2015 - OpenCaching North America II - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 125 - May 24, 2014 - OpenCaching North America I - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 402 - May 13, 2015 - May Cacher Coffee - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 401 - May 6, 2015 - OpenCaching North America - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 377- Nov. 12, 2014 - DudleyGrunt Cohost Audition - Show Notes - Listen - YouTube
Ep. 271 - 9/26/12
Ep. 216 - 8/10/11
Ep. 20 - Feb. 23, 2014 - OpenCaching - Show Notes - Listen
Ep. 289 - Oct. 3, 2010 - OpenCaching - Show Notes - Listen