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How Geocaching Saved Ed Manley’s Life

Ed Manley,the Alabama Rambler

Ed Manley,the Alabama Rambler

Geocaching turned around TheAlabamaRambler’s life. A series of accidents had left Ed Manley immobile and addicted to pain killers. He felt he was a burden to his family,so one day he decided to kill himself. Ed loaded up his boat with the intention of driving to the middle of a lake and jumping overboard. That morning,a GPS had arrived in the mail. He decided to see what he could do about it. He discovered geocaching,and it turned his life around.

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Ed was part of a group that set a world record for finds in a day at 295. While the group’s methods generated some controversy,the feat still stands as an impressive achievement.

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Ed now runs The Online Geocacher,a site where geocaching enthusiasts can share their stories.

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