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Old 12-21-2008, 07:12 AM   #21
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:14 AM   #22
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Now, how to get all the people who visit to stop breathing in commercial caves.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:54 AM   #23
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #24
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I was just talking to Suunto about caves this week and noticed a guest viewing this interesting thread. Thanks Lorax for the tour.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:42 AM   #25
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Is Suunto a caver?

I did a lot of caving when I was younger, vertical and horizontal. I even became involved in the Cave Rescue Organization.

It's an interesting way to spend a few days.
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YES he is!
You must have missed this weeks discussion .....Errrr My prying mind about his career and caving experience here: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...t-state-2.html
Ooooo You two will have such fun discussing things now that we've, Ahem.... Dug back into them.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #27
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I see.

Interesting. Caving is a nice relaxed sort of a thing to do. Yet another thing I've fallen out of since I came to the US.
Vertical caving is good fun, but you need a fair amount of equipment and a decent idea about what you are doing.

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Old 06-30-2011, 05:56 AM   #28
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Most of my caving is horizontal; I'm not a pit bouncer who does vertical for sport, but only when necessary during survey work. Most caves in our area do not have deep pits (I can think of only a handful of hundred footers), but often have 'nuisance drops' of 50' or less. Therefore, my vertical gear is quite basic; a frog system for ascending (see ORGT Caving - Instructions for using the Frog system) and a couple different sized racks and figure eights for descents. My wife also is a caver (but currently inactive because of health issues); we first met at a caving event and got married at the bottom of a 100'+ drop in a cave - you could say we had a 'Nylon Aisleway'. See https://picasaweb.google.com/crshort...50764769128146 for the top of the drop and http://jschumacher.typepad.com/.a/6a...9b38970b-800wi for a view looking up from the bottom.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:38 PM   #29
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Most of my caving is horizontal; I'm not a pit bouncer who does vertical for sport, but only when necessary during survey work. Most caves in our area do not have deep pits (I can think of only a handful of hundred footers), but often have 'nuisance drops' of 50' or less. Therefore, my vertical gear is quite basic; a frog system for ascending (see ORGT Caving - Instructions for using the Frog system) and a couple different sized racks and figure eights for descents. My wife also is a caver (but currently inactive because of health issues); we first met at a caving event and got married at the bottom of a 100'+ drop in a cave - you could say we had a 'Nylon Aisleway'. See https://picasaweb.google.com/crshortt/GrapevinePitLostWorldCavernsWV#5192250764769128146 for the top of the drop and http://jschumacher.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c339953ef0120a5eb9b38970b-800wi for a view looking up from the bottom.
WOW! Such interesting folks we have on here! Suunto, John is also a caver; I can't wait to tell him that you are, too! He has done a bunch of caves out west. I haven't done it, but would love to some day. His eyes always light up when he talks about it.
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Well well well.....Good opener for John to DROP on in.... to the cave.
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