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royfellows

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Posted: 15/04/2019 11:16:31
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I think a bit of a fess up regarding our own early exploits.

I did a bit in a slate mine in my late teens with hard hat and carbide lamp loaned by a friend.
Much later I started again by mooching around in Rhosydd with a Maglite and no helmet. Later I modded ex construction site helmets with home made lights.
I bought a book on Derbyshire caves and saw a Caving Supplies add. Realising I was now into a new hobby I sent away for proper kit.

We all start somewhere.
Yes?

We also all getting older. Young people with genuine interest need to be encouraged, but in the right direction.

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ivortheengine

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Posted: 24/04/2019 12:37:38
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Yes, we do all start somewhere, and Roy's comment voices my own self questioning of stance. My first time UG was in my school shoes, with a torch held between my teeth. But that was as an early teen, before wide use of the Internet where a wealth of info about exploration is now widely and easily available. Not so long ago I returned to the place I'd descended on a knotted rope and "Christ!" did I really do that? More importantly, I didn't have the choice to ***** my exploits out there for the whole world to see: including liability - conscious landowners. In fact, we kept it pretty quiet, as we were worried about getting into trouble for wriggling beneath the iron bars.

Occasionally I get asked about the underworld by newbies, and it is those who are keen to devour what little info and experience I can offer. These are the people I gladly encourage. By contrast, a few friends have commented - more constructively - on the vid in question - and all have been told to F off and then been blocked. Is there a way to 'encourage' these types I wonder?
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ttxela

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Posted: 24/04/2019 15:00:09
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ivortheengine wrote:

By contrast, a few friends have commented - more constructively - on the vid in question - and all have been told to F off and then been blocked. Is there a way to 'encourage' these types I wonder?


Sadly, by the sound of it, perhaps not Angry

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Posted: 24/04/2019 19:56:00
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Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....Laugh
IP: 87.115.191.92 Edited: 24/04/2019 19:57:20 by droid
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Posted: 24/04/2019 20:27:44
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droid wrote:

Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....Laugh



the next video: SEALED IN AREA 51 *HAUNTED* *YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED*
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AR

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Posted: 24/04/2019 21:39:28
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droid wrote:

Welding gates shut when they're inside?

Captive audience then....Laugh


That would be a hell of a shock, not that an upright and responsible member of the community like myself would ever have experienced anything like that....

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Posted: 24/04/2019 23:12:23
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OK so the elephant in the room here is the 1999 Access to Justice Act, which came into force in April 2000, this dramatically increased the attractiveness of no-win no-fee deals as judges could make the losing side shoulder the extra costs associated with conditional fee cases. Thus someone who, to put it politely, lacks the appropriate level of common sense injures themselves in a mine it is ALOT easier for them to take the owner to court. Back in the old days no one would have dreamed of doing this as it would be prohibitively expensive if you failed to win the case. But now the reverse is true thus insurers raise their prices or even refuse insurance given the risks to them from no win no fee lawyers abusing a law designed to help those who were unable to afford legal fees. The golden era of being able to explore so widely is sadly over. We now have to play by the rules or ruin things for everyone, there is no space anymore for the youngsters to learn and make mistakes as one way or another it will end in litigation. Rant over...Glare IP: 81.110.180.230
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Posted: 22/07/2019 21:13:45
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its not the first time I prayed the boat would pop on the exploring with fairies lot but this time it almost got them, not sure of the mine as ive only explored mines over corris way but its a two part part video and in the first part it shows them using google maps and blaenau Ffestiniog shows up.
heres part two
https://youtu.be/7muQHr7IS14
also thanks to their stupidity there now looks to me like theres no rope across the first flooded chamber
IP: 176.27.60.225 Edited: 22/07/2019 21:15:36 by potters27
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