Do Any Of You Go Geocaching?

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not4hire's Comment
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Be aware of your surroundings when geocaching...

Grizzly attack near Water Valley, Alta. leaves man in his 50s with serious injuries

Police said the man was geocaching alone in the Harold Creek area when the bear charged and attempted to drag him into the bush. He was able to get away from the animal and drive himself to where paramedics were called.

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Old School's Comment
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Dang it, don't you just hate it when those pesky bears are geo caching in your territory! smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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Drove himself to safety? Looks as though he was able to grin and bare it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Grizzly attack near Water Valley, Alta

Whoa! When I first read that I thought it said "Atlanta". I was like, "Man, I was under the impression there are no grizzlies even as far south as the Adirondacks in New York. If they're in Atlanta, I may have to rethink my hiking strategies!"

Fortunately that's Alberta Canada. Phew!

I know there are Black Bears around here, but hopefully no Grizzlies.

Yesterday I was hiking and for a moment I thought I had spotted a black bear cub but it turned out to be the hind end and stubby little tail of a Rottweiler. Totally different than a bear cub, which would of course have meant there's a mama somewhere nearby.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

geotnt's Comment
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Another geolocation game that many enjoy is called Munzee. It's basically finding and scanning QR codes placed for the purpose of increasing one's point totals in the game. Although it doesn't require as much walking as geocaching, and much of it is of the virtual variety, my wife and I like it due to the competitive nature of the points structure. It also has a great social component as munzee events are popping up all over the place. Go to www.munzee.com for more information and to sign up.

Turtle's Comment
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Another geolocation game that many enjoy is called Munzee. It's basically finding and scanning QR codes placed for the purpose of increasing one's point totals in the game. Although it doesn't require as much walking as geocaching, and much of it is of the virtual variety, my wife and I like it due to the competitive nature of the points structure. It also has a great social component as munzee events are popping up all over the place. Go to www.munzee.com for more information and to sign up.

I've heard of this, but have not yet tried it. I think I'll look into it today. Opportunities to get out of the truck for something worthwhile is important to me. I like staying active when I can.

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