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Topic: Could make long asscents a bit easier
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 20/08/2012 15:53:00   Subject: Could make long asscents a bit easier
HMMMMM, where's the 3'rd point of attachment? (croll) its gunna be carp without - suspension trauma and all that, plus those tapes will wear out very quickly!!
Topic: Toughest Place to be a Miner
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 20/08/2012 15:39:43   Subject: Toughest Place to be a Miner
TBH the whole thing was contrived, I mean taking a 21st mine rescue operative and bunging him in a developing post soviet economy was always going to be "good telly" for the average punter.

Topic: Shameless commercial plug - revised StenLight and new battery box!
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/08/2012 23:37:30   Subject: Shameless commercial plug - revised StenLight and new battery box!
How much for just the "innards" - biff tells me that the hall effect diodes in the switch mech have gone south on mine ,all the other bits are fine (power from the battery, leds flash up when power i
Topic: A good read
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/08/2012 23:55:58   Subject: A good read
"The 33"

An account of the rescue of 33 miners trapped 688 meters underground.

I was given this book back at crimbo last year, read it from cover to cover in a matter of hours an
Topic: Emergency air
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/08/2012 22:00:24   Subject: Emergency air
[quote="JamieC"]How sensitive are most gas meters and what is their reaction time? Also do they have a pump drawing air past the sensors?, basically will they detect gases quickly enough for the user
Topic: Emergency air
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/08/2012 18:38:40   Subject: Emergency air
Gentlemen, gentlemen please.................no fighting in the war room!!

I've been watching this topic for a few days now before commenting.

Legalites aside, SRT and BA sounds d
Topic: buying an old mine
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 19:36:38   Subject: buying an old mine
[quote="JR"]And if I do will I be enlightened ?
:blink:[/quote]

No enlightnment lies at the bottom of a pint glass!!
Topic: buying an old mine
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 16:07:29   Subject: buying an old mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]We need to get a team of knot experts together quickly to mend them.[/quote]

S'gunna be a bit of a mess at the poles, and, we're going to need a LOT of string. I wond
Topic: buying an old mine
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/08/2012 12:40:20   Subject: buying an old mine
HAHA best we all drag out the tinfoil hats and Faraday cages then!!!!
Topic: Introducing myself and my interests - Somerset and Durham
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 20/07/2012 23:35:04   Subject: Introducing myself and my interests - Somerset and Durham
How be on?? from the 'shire, went to a Denning wedding last weekend! no good to you boy as 'es a sparky mind you he does live over to where you'm be on about!

I'm no good with the papers, b
Topic: Best wellies
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2012 22:51:51   Subject: Best wellies
My self bailing wet cave dickes steelies were 15squid new a few years back and a good boot they were then and the freebie dry Accifort steelies are fangtastic too! - best of both reely 2 decent pairs
Topic: Shrinking Warmbacs?
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/05/2012 05:41:07   Subject: Shrinking Warmbacs?
They do tend to shrink over time, the trick is to buy one slightly larger than your body size!
Topic: evening all....
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 09/05/2012 20:41:37   Subject: evening all....
[quote="simonrl"][quote="ebgb"]tried to reply to a couple of PM's but'll not let me [/quote]

I have activated PM access for you now ebgb. It's a by request feature - that's how we keep your
Topic: SRT? why bother? try this!
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2012 18:16:17   Subject: SRT? why bother? try this!
[quote="Vanoord"]
Just wondering *exactly* how one would rig one... :bored:[/quote]

Very carefully I would think :lol:
Topic: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/03/2012 16:11:52   Subject: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
[quote="Andyreno205"]I'd Rather I didn't have a shaft descending who know's how far, under my house. ;([/quote]

Mind you there are those of us that would be very happy with such an occuranc
Topic: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/03/2012 11:08:37   Subject: Stonesfield Slate Mine...advice..does anybody know anything abou this.
[quote="viewer"]have you seen this website?

http://homepage.mac.com/andyletcher/My%20Website/page14/page14.html

some good pictures of a shaft[/quote]

GOOOD GRIEF! - no
Topic: British Miners in Malaya 1888-1915
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/03/2012 10:24:49   Subject: British Miners in Malaya 1888-1915
One of my Aunts went out there (New Guinea) in the early 1900's to set up a misson hospital (she had been in Coolgardie before hand - having travelled out from the uk). A little quote from the family
Topic: Dorothea Quarry
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/03/2012 18:32:14   Subject: Dorothea Quarry
[quote="MossSphere"]They don't need to remove the slate - there's a nice big dangerous bottomless pit full of water on site already!

For safety reasons it makes sense to make it a little b
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/03/2012 11:45:17   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Wormster"]Its a little known fact that a Trafalgar class sub can produce 2Mw of power,[/quote]

Think that's a bit on the low side. ;)[/quote]

Yeah I was
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 21:06:01   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Well to me and the man on the "Clapham Omibus" it would make sense, but, the Poindexters in Whitehall different matter entirely!
Topic: Dorothea Quarry
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 17:53:12   Subject: Dorothea Quarry
C'mon folks we've all seen this sort of thing before, remember the plan to turn the old quarries in Llamberis into some sort of ski resort, well where's that gone eh??

The cynic in me think
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 17:37:01   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Its a little known fact that a Trafalgar class sub can produce 2Mw of power, and its a PWR core, so not an insurmountable task in itself.

Mind you as always Mother Russia has beaten us once
Topic: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/03/2012 12:00:52   Subject: Milwr Tunnel Hydro Electric Proposal
[quote="markc"]Nuclear has to be the best answer, with research into disposing of the waste in a way that makes it non radio active, rather than just dumping or hiding it somewhere.[/quote]

Topic: Superstitions in mines
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 16/03/2012 10:13:16   Subject: Superstitions in mines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathom

On land

Until early in the 20th century, it was the unit used to measure the depth of mines (mineral extraction) in the United Kingdom. Miners
Topic: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2012 15:09:38   Subject: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
Very interesting read that one cheers Djib!
Topic: Superstitions in mines
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 15/03/2012 01:07:45   Subject: Superstitions in mines
Saw that earlier...................


YAWN................................


Don't want to go upsetting the knockers now do we??


On a more serious note,
Topic: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
Wormster

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 08/03/2012 13:16:51   Subject: Insulation & toilet bits for sale
[photo]Personal-Album-34-Image-72887[/photo]

Aliens??
Topic: I'm new here too!
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 27/02/2012 00:39:10   Subject: I'm new here too!
How be on from a few counties over, plentey of 'oles round me in zummmerzetshire!
Topic: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2012 21:46:07   Subject: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
[quote="derrickman"]bhodrans forever... they are my friends, 'cos God invented bhodrans to give banjo players someone to be rude about, and that fiddlers hate even more than banjo players :thumbup: <
Topic: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/02/2012 18:00:10   Subject: Going up Camborne Hill, getting nowhere..
You tried Chordi???

(wanders off muttering under his breath about banjos, accordians, bhodrans and summat about "killing them all with FIRERE!")
Topic: Moel Fferna - artifact theft
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/02/2012 18:56:40   Subject: Moel Fferna - possible theft of bridge hangers?
Warning posted over on DP folks!
Topic: 1964 Cave rescue film
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2012 21:03:39   Subject: 1964 Cave rescue film
having had the gentle ministrations of Darny and the MRO, I can vouchsafe that even though this film was made before Noah was a boy it still holds true!! (even down to the 'fags in the casulty's mouth
Topic: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/02/2012 20:17:15   Subject: A sensibly priced cordless caplamp
Hmmm, I was told (and sold by Jrat) that there is no such beast as a belay belt, just a belt to keep one's battery pack on!!

http://www.starlessriver.com/shop/harnesses_belts/warmbac_cavers
Topic: Fungi on Insects
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/02/2012 18:07:29   Subject: Fungi on Insects
[quote="Peter Burgess"]I've been trying to think where I've seen a lot of these dead insects covered in fluff, and I think it is Sandford Levvy in the Mendip Hills. It's a long time since I've been th
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/01/2012 18:25:26   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
The B.o.D. on the CRTT is always a bit of "sphincter twicher" for me, Last time I went, I was first over, rigging that fecking pulley on the other side of the main beam!
Topic: Trips and meets in 2012
Wormster

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/12/2011 00:14:32   Subject: Trips and meets in 2012
A few things to do on Mendip for those that are interested!
Topic: Mine Rescue in Cornwall
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/12/2011 17:22:15   Subject: Mine Rescue in Cornwall
As an active member of the Belfry, and caver/mine explorer I know that as and when the call comes from the MRO I'll be there to haul somebody outa the shite, I've been on the recieving end and know on
Topic: Ni-MH D-cells?
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/12/2011 22:21:04   Subject: Ni-MH D-cells?
http://www.varta-consumer.co.uk/en-GB/Products/Rechargeables/Power-Accus/D-3000-mAh.aspx#D-3000-mAh

Any good to you Van, might be worth a look at. I have a vague memory that they're based i
Topic: Tripod suggestion
Wormster

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 21/12/2011 23:29:38   Subject: Tripod suggestion
20 squids worth of camera exchange 4 years ago and still going strong (less c***s/mines than yours) Si - you pays your money and takes your chances methinks!
Topic: Competion Entry Wormster
Wormster

Forum: The 2011 AditNow Photography Competition   Posted: 08/12/2011 20:00:53   Subject: Competion Entry Wormster
Here we go:

[photo]Personal-Album-34-Image-70587[/photo]

Chocolate Swirls, Parrys Mountain.

[photo]Personal-Album-34-Image-70588[/photo]

Light Bee, Llamberi
Topic: Greetings from Granet
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 05/12/2011 23:37:53   Subject: Greetings from Granet
How be on from deepest darkest Mendipshire, where do you hail from fiend??
Topic: C/R through trip threat
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 21:57:39   Subject: C/R through trip threat
[quote]not Charterhouse Cave.[/quote]

Yes I'd noticed that as well, and, was wondering considering the access agreement just how they would have got in.

Thanks for pointing out t
Topic: C/R through trip threat
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 21:21:25   Subject: C/R through trip threat
My point has not changed, having ploughed through some of your youtube content, my stance remains the same, be polite, ask questions, gain knowledge and do it all safely.
Topic: C/R through trip threat
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 21:06:44   Subject: C/R through trip threat
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]Having watched your video I think it is "Case proven my Lord"!![/quote]

My point exactly!
Topic: C/R through trip threat
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/11/2011 19:50:52   Subject: C/R through trip threat
[quote="t1twenty"]talking out of hand about my experience. [/quote]

So rather than jumping in with BOTH feet and getting our backs up, why no do the POLITE thing and introduce yourself: Exp
Topic: C/R through trip threat
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/11/2011 20:40:41   Subject: C/R through trip threat
Darwin award candidate methinks.

Perhaps the poor sucker has been into Pete's Eats and read "The Big Book of Days Out" where a little cartoon was left by some of us a few years ago!!
Topic: Newby
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/11/2011 11:18:58   Subject: Newby
BOOO!! - Ello N00b, welcome to the madhouse! :thumbsup:
Topic: Adit at Doleberrow off A38
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 10/11/2011 21:17:31   Subject: Audit at Doleberrow off A38
Yes its part of Wessex water!

(am very local, (Cheddar))

Were are you to??

gimme a shout for a bimble sometime!
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2011 20:31:27   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
HMMMMM!! my surveys are A3 laminated and come courtesy of the SMCC via the Quarrymans Arms (where they serve a decent pint as well!!)
Topic: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 09/11/2011 18:21:52   Subject: Box Freestone Quarry Limestone Mine
Am local(ish) (mendipshire) drop us a line buddy if you wanna meet up for a bit of "flatmining".
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