How long have you been geocaching?
How did you choose your handle?
I am a Firefighter / EMT by career, so, Fyre =Fire, Rezque = Rescue, Fyrezque.
How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
My first cache was GC1RDX8 "Because of...".
Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
I have a group of friends that enjoy caching too, but, prefer not to go alone. So, I often sign logs as TEAM Fyrezque. This includes them as well. My number one partner is my daughter Mikaela, and quite often, her brother Jacob. Whenever we can find a few minutes, Mac and I go searching.
How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
Puzzles....It honestly depends on my mood. I will generally work a puzzle off and on at home, until I can figure it out. Then, I put the results in a notebook that lives in my geo bag, and if I happen to be in the area of that cache, we are ready. But, I do not seek them out by any means.
What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
Being in the ARMY National Guard, I have been blessed with the chance to travel. One mission took us to Vicenza, Italy for three long, tedious weeks. (NOT! ) we were able to travel around Italy and visit Rome, Verona, Marostica, Venice and Lake Garda. The beauty and history of these areas make them, by far, my most favorite. Of course, discovering treasures, not just the caches, in my own back yard of New Orleans, is always a treat too.
Do you do paperless caching?
I have gone paperless, now that I know how. Previously, I did the research and noted everything in a small notebook that stayed in my geo-bag.
What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
I used an older model Garmin up until a month ago. I now have a GPSMAP 62sc.
Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
I don't often recommend Geocaching. Usually, it is more like, "hey, come here, I wanna show you something". But, why not? The people, the places, the experiences and the memories that we form, are truly priceless. Oh, and if you are not careful, you MIGHT accidentally, get some exercise out of the deal!
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Millington, Tennessee and moved to the New Orleans area when I was 6.
States you have geocached?
Let's see.....Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Texas, and the countries of Afghanistan, Italy and Kyrgystan.
What was your first event ever attended?
My very first event was the world famous "View Carre" walkabout. We met so many great people there that we have become really good friends with.
How many caches have you found?
I am currently at 1290, and running a little behind due to an extended vacation over the past year, in Afghanistan.
Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
My preference varies depending on who I am with. I want them to get the best experience that I can give them. If it is my daughter and her friends, we prefer the large, swag filled caches. That is why we hid " Mac's Christmas Cache", GC38N61. It is loaded with goodies year round. Actually, "Santa" himself, was the FTF on this cache! I personally prefer a cache that tests me. Clever and evil are two of my favorite words!