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Posts by Wormster

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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".
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2011 12:31:31   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStuff x1
Mr Mike x 1
MadaC x 1
Llay101 x 1
Sougher x 2
christwigg x 1
LeeW x 1
Tamarmole x2
Edd x1
rols
pedr
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2011 12:05:39   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
Mike a well reasoned reply - so there may be a way foreward, good luck on recovering from your stroke!
Topic: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/10/2011 11:31:23   Subject: Croesor-Rhosydd 1st Pitch
[quote="Moorebooks"]

Perhaps the way forward is to follow caving practice with bolt anchors that have been fixed properly and have a regime of inspection - ropes deteriorate and you should
Topic: New Zealand underground
Wormster

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 18/10/2011 21:57:24   Subject: New Zealand underground
I'd have thought that Danger Badger or Nikkhorn would have been the folk to ask, mind you they don't post much these days now!
Topic: Endangered species?
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 16/10/2011 11:23:22   Subject: Endangered species?
[quote="derrickman"]I was in Tunisia a few years ago and there was a huge mountain of the stuff at Sfax, sending a fine drift of foul-tasting dust over the town at times.

Build more wind-fa
Topic: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/10/2011 00:50:05   Subject: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
I'd always hoped that the generator was to be used to stabilse the lake level addit (along with steel obtained from elsewhere), let's face it with a few tons above the addit those tree trunks are not
Topic: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2011 12:24:06   Subject: Cwmorthin - FoC statement 28/09/11
Although I don't get to pla in North Wales (its been a couple of years since I last ventured into my old plaground) as often as I would like, I'm glad to see that the FoC are continuing to maintain FR
Topic: Mines in music
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/09/2011 00:52:47   Subject: Mines in music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNo92jS0HJ4

forgot this!!!
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2011 17:21:56   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="ICLOK"]When we asked 28DL... How many people on 28DL does it take to change a light bulb.... "what's a light bulb" was the reply 8-)[/quote]

NONONONONONONONONONO!

They do
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/09/2011 15:57:24   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
Running with the Lightbulb theme:

How many Army officers does it take to change a light bulb?

2, I to hold the drinks tray, the other to hold the step ladder for the sargent.
Topic: ebay
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 25/09/2011 16:26:24   Subject: ebay
PFFTTTTTTTTT!!! that was nearly a fine spray of beer over the screen reading that one!
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 21/09/2011 10:56:47   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
[quote="ICLOK"]EDIT... plus who in their right mind off here would use it or are we saying there are folk daft enough too... apart from the builder that is![/quote]

Reckon there might just
Topic: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 20/09/2011 22:40:33   Subject: Horror! home made rope ladder in winzes.
The ayes have it, THAT is a dangerous contraption!
Topic: Mines in music
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/09/2011 12:44:25   Subject: Mines in music
Ok if not a full orchestra, hows about a trad male voice choir!! - that'd be fun to record!

Prompts for a "mine explorers chorus!" me thinks :tongue:
Topic: Mines in music
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/09/2011 09:50:52   Subject: Mines in music
[quote="dwarrowdelf"]

I can't help but think a production based on Cwmorthin and surroundings would be just what is needed to bring true greatness and atmosphere back to stagings of this w
Topic: Mines in music
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 16/09/2011 09:46:47   Subject: Mines in music
Hall of the Mountain grill - hawkwind!

Glad you copped the Oil's blue sky mine, that's a rare one!!

(Infact its on my iplod that does go underground in its own speshull little bo
Topic: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2011 17:06:29   Subject: UKs longest mines drainage tunnel?
Milwr??

Have a look at 28dayslater forum there's a t***load of drainers over there!
Topic: Heritage Open Days 2011
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/09/2011 22:14:03   Subject: Heritage Open Days 2011
Had an interesting bimble round Banwell Bone C**e!!
Topic: Rotating Cowstail Krabs
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 08/09/2011 15:30:13   Subject: Rotating Cowstail Krabs
[quote="pwhole"]Shouldn't that be a screwgate krab on your cow's tails???!!![/quote]

Why on earth would you want an encumberance like that, NO, nose locking crabs are the way to go (I have
Topic: Rotating Cowstail Krabs
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/09/2011 20:12:27   Subject: Rotating Cowstail Krabs
HA!! I've found that a barrel knot* keeps the crab in place without the need for any "keepers"

*its a bit like a fisherman's knot, but you can unload it to inspect the state of your crabs.<
Topic: FAO whoever nicked the Box entry key from the Quarrymans Arms
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 03/09/2011 13:31:41   Subject: FAO whoever nicked the Box entry key from the Quarrymans Arms
[quote="Aditaddict"]Why not just change the lock [/quote]

Because its not a lock as such, its a 17mm allen key, standard across Wiltshire!
Topic: Boots or wellies
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 02/09/2011 17:43:21   Subject: Boots or wellies
Steel toecapped wellies, c**e modified (2 small holes burned trough the instep) and wetsocks.
Topic: What's the toughest trip you've ever done?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/08/2011 23:10:11   Subject: What's the toughest trip you've ever done?
not mine ex - but self rescue 3/4 of the way out of a natural 'ole with a busted collarbone!
Topic: Snowden Photo Comp
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/08/2011 02:19:44   Subject: Snowden Photo Comp
[quote="simonrl"]Hey, if I had a choice of a Sten or ten thousand Aussie bucks [/quote]

10k A$ is only worth 6k GB£ - hardly worth farting for mate!
Topic: Anyone want a free 'thing' ?
Wormster

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 16/08/2011 01:37:09   Subject: Anyone want a free 'thing' ?
[quote="NewStuff"]Some of those connectors would take a belting big current! [/quote]

NAHH 10a at 400v, not much at all, we used thousands of those things in one place I worked, as connecto
Topic: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/08/2011 10:31:16   Subject: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
[quote="droid"]The main reason for joining a club nowadays is the accommodation, and the use of club equipment.
[/quote]

That's exactly why I joined the BEC, I shy away from all the cl
Topic: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/08/2011 15:19:32   Subject: Lead mine rescue - North Wales
[quote="jagman"]
It doesn't matter to me who joins a club or who doesn't.

I'm simply disputing the implication that accidents are less likely to happen to those who are part of a "bona
Topic: Ghost towns in America
Wormster

Forum: North America   Posted: 03/08/2011 00:33:19   Subject: Ghost towns in America
Nevermind the "land of the free" whatabout the old antipodean colonies??

Balarat, Bendigo and Valhalla?? - I've had opportunity to visit all 3 good mine exploration areas (and good gold pan
Topic: Caving/Tackle Bags
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/07/2011 23:11:11   Subject: Caving/Tackle Bags
OK so its Cap 'n Jack Sparra!

http://www.thecavingandclimbingshop.com/Warmbac-40-meter-rope-bag
Topic: Ridge Quarry Limestone Mine
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 19/07/2011 21:59:54   Subject: Ridge Quarry Limestone Mine
Dunno about the first, but yes I know where it is, its an 'ole in the ground!
Topic: hello! caves for children to explore??
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 07/07/2011 00:58:46   Subject: hello! caves for children to explore??
Dependent on your geographical location, I would obtain a copy of the local guide book and read up first, find something suitable for novices. Its always worth having a few extra bodies around to enco
Topic: Degree Project
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/07/2011 00:28:42   Subject: Degree Project
Get a hold of the BEC report on St Cuthbert's Swallet, some good info on trogloydite biodiversity in there, plus you do get small shrimps in the Swildon's streamway, its either that or I reckon fungal
Topic: What's your favourite book?
Wormster

Forum: South West England   Posted: 30/06/2011 12:21:48   Subject: What's your favourite book?
Errr............

Hows about Arthur Ransome's book "Pigeon Post", its got the lot! or Bevis The Story Of A Boy, by Richard Jefferies, no mining but honest childhood adventures.
just my
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
Wormster

Forum: North East England   Posted: 15/06/2011 15:05:45   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Mrs Blackbird's taken up residence in the entrance shaft of Hunters Lodge Inn Sink this season!
Topic: Wildlife in mines..
Wormster

Forum: North East England   Posted: 12/06/2011 20:51:33   Subject: Wildlife in mines..
Once took a mate's dog into Cwm Croseor mine, it didn't poop anywhere, it fell in the dam at the bottom of the incline! - infact as I recall it even made it to the top of the incline, had lunch with u
Topic: hi every one
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/06/2011 17:26:11   Subject: hi every one
AHhh well there you go, was xploring one of those "natural 'oles" (swildons short round) and managed to bust my collarbone falling out of an 'ole in the floor!

suffice to say I'm "off games
Topic: hi every one
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 08/06/2011 16:35:44   Subject: hi every one
How Be On??

Welcome from over t'border - I take it you're in Devon?

Plenty of T'owd Man's 'oles here in zummerzet, once I'm fixed again I'll gladly show you round a few of my fav
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2011 14:33:47   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
From what I remember:

A 1% DECREASE on O2 will mean a 5% INCREASE in CO2 - we breathe out more CO2 when consuming O2!

ALSO CO2 is heavier than O2, so in places (say in a low dip,
Topic: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 08/06/2011 10:42:08   Subject: Gas monitors, Which do i buy????
Cheapest options:

20 JPS Black and a lighter, or Canary and cage!
Topic: Tony Jarratt visits Doe Lea drift
Wormster

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/06/2011 10:27:50   Subject: Tony Jarratt visits Doe Lea drift
[quote="derrickman"]I was much amused by the casual reference to 'chemical caving' on the same journal pages. Couldn't do that now...[/quote]

Still a fair bit of "chemical caving" done on M
Topic: Happy bank holiday exploring :)
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/05/2011 13:40:08   Subject: Happy bank holiday exploring :)
Yeah, happy hunting you lot!!

I'm off games at the moment - fell out of a hole in the floor and have busted my right collarbone, even with hospital grade painkillers it hurts like billyoh!!
Topic: Great Work
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/04/2011 22:48:02   Subject: Great Work
Break the mold, let's have more more arty farty piccies, I lurve them!!
Topic: New member
Wormster

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 26/04/2011 09:56:59   Subject: New member
[quote="Nirsmith"]Hello Everyone....

I am Nir Smith from India. I like to surfing the blogs, forums and increase my knowledge.

Thanks.[/quote]

As a point pf ettiquete
Topic: What is it?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/04/2011 07:01:48   Subject: What is it?
S'obviously a mine explorer with some kind of glow in the dark headgear, now the question is which of the hundred or so mine explorer's, thinking about it - only about half a dozen or so were wearing
Topic: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
Wormster

Forum: Events   Posted: 11/04/2011 21:35:17   Subject: Drakelow (shadow factory / Cold War bunker) Trip - April 9th
Many thanks to ALL involved in setting this trip up, what a fangtastic day out.
It was good to see old friends (even though one of them is about 6 feet tall, with a pony tail, goatee beard and o
Topic: Information for UK Mining please
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/04/2011 17:03:42   Subject: Information for UK Mining please
How Do's

You're unlikely to find that kind of info here, as we're mostly into exploring old mines.

However I have heard that the fellas on top dollar in the Boulby potash mine ar
Topic: Calendar sales - profits
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/01/2011 15:56:10   Subject: Calendar sales - profits
Glad to see that my money's are being spent getting Vanord out of his dungeon and doing something useful up in the cwm!
Topic: Events & trips in 2011 - help needed!
Wormster

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/01/2011 20:45:31   Subject: Events & trips in 2011 - help needed!
Sweet one droid, see you at Rogers parlour some time soon I hope :o
Topic: Help wanted to pinpoint a mine
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/01/2011 17:24:04   Subject: Help wanted to pinpoint a mine
Howdy folks,

T'owd man has long postulated that there is a trial addit in the Beddgelert area that was looking for asbestos.

He seems to think that it is on the western side of t
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