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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".
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
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