Munzee Player of the Week: Rusty Padgett (RustyFurnace)

Although we often describe Munzee as an Urban Scavenger Hunt and much of our game is hidden throughout cityscapes, the outdoors hold many Mysteries as well. This is the ultimate draw for this week’s POTW Rusty Padgett (RustyFurnace). The outdoor enthusiast’s first (attempted) capture was at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains and his love for Munzee has only spread. Learn more about RustyFurnace!

Untitled-5Who are you?
Rusty Padgett and my username is RustyFurnace

Where in the world do you live?   
Madisonville, KY USA

How long have you played Munzee?
I captured my first Munzee on June 18, 2012. It was a blue metal tag deployed by kodiak62 and hidden very well. I was so excited when I found it. I got 20 points for that first capture. I was hooked.

How did you find Munzee?  
In March of 2012 Jerry Padgett “kodiak62” my long lost cousin introduced me to Munzee at a BSA orienteering competition. I wanted my first capture to be at the top of Clingmans Dome during my backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. When we reached the top I was going to cap my first Munzee. I was disappointed when I had no cell service up there. On July 5th, 2014 I got back to Clingmans Dome. This time I was ready and captured three virtuals.

Untitled-6What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Getting outdoors, spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy meeting new people and making friends for all over the world. I enjoy all the different ways to play the game. I love that you can tailor it for scouting competitions or church youth events.

What is on your wish list?
Individual competitions and rewards similar to clan wars. I would like to be able to challenge a specific player to a battle.

Tell us about yourself!
I am married and have 2 teenagers. I work in the heating and air conditioning field. I am an admin for the Kentucky Munzee Group on Facebook. I enjoy working with youth, both at church and through scouting. I am an avid outdoorsman. My favorite place to be is in a hammock, relaxing after a long day on the trail.

Other hobbies include:
Backpacking, hammock camping, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.

Rusty was kind enough to share his social, so cap away!


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