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Topic: Thursday Nighters, May 15th.
hamster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2014 22:25:23   Subject: Thursday Nighters, May 15th.
Darrowdelf here, sorry we coudn't make it due to Hamster developing a nasty cold/flu type thing



;(


Hope you had a good trip!
Topic: Thursday Nighters, May 15th.
hamster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2014 00:07:53   Subject: Thursday Nighters, May 15th.
Dwarrowdelf here - I don't know much about this mine. How much water are we likely to encounter?
Topic: Gear Review - Kong Rakong
hamster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 17/09/2013 23:04:31   Subject: Gear Review - Kong Rakong
[quote="Tamarmole"]I must admit I have been looking longingly at the BMS long micro rack for a while - where did you get yours from?[/quote]

An American caver kindly bought one for me at a
Topic: Gear Review - Kong Rakong
hamster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 16/09/2013 09:55:56   Subject: Gear Review - Kong Rakong
Been using a BMS micro rack short dual for a while - very smooth. They also do a long version:

[img]http://www.bmsrescue.com/microrak.jpg[/img]

A short rack has the advantage th
Topic: The Sweet Smell of Penarth Mine
hamster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2013 09:57:01   Subject: The Sweet Smell of Penarth Mine
A friend says it could be the smell of arsine As2S2 a 1st ww poison gas the could come from the oxidation of arsenical pyrite ! unlikely to be a serious hazard though
Topic: 2013 croll
hamster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 20/04/2013 13:58:53   Subject: 2013 croll
Been using one for a few weeks, seems ok. The only slight problem is when doing a changeover from prussic to abseil, the rope has a tendency to hook under the lip at the front as you lower yourself o
Topic: New to SRT
hamster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 30/06/2012 17:10:45   Subject: New to SRT
Have an old Caving Supplies rack and switched to a Stop+Freino about a year ago - found the CS rack a bit awkward for changeovers due to its length. Also the Stop can also be used to make a Z-rig, a
Topic: 2012 Calendar - I want one
hamster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2011 00:14:09   Subject: 2012 Calendar - I want one
Please hit reply then copy and paste this list (along with this paragraph) in the reply box and add your name and quantity after the last name.

Simonrl x 2
JohnnearCfon x 2
NewStu
Topic: Laser pointers - focussing
hamster

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 03/10/2011 09:55:45   Subject: Laser pointers - focussing
[quote="Mr Mike"]Van's pic has given me an idea for extreme laser lighting for use in photography.

I spent about 15 years working with lasers, and scanner control systems - if you were to
Topic: Laser pointers - focussing
hamster

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 02/10/2011 11:13:49   Subject: Laser pointers - focussing
[quote="Vanoord"]Note the strange effect with areas that are in shadow - the lack of scatter (and presumably lack of reflection) keeps them in complete darkness, making interpretation rather different
Topic: Laser pointers - focussing
hamster

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 30/09/2011 20:31:25   Subject: Laser pointers - focussing
[quote="simonrl"]Here's Van's laser photo:

[photo]Personal-Album-1-Image-67077[/photo]

A Mars Bar for the person who identifies the location?[/quote]

Was a diffuser or
Topic: Panasonic Lumix G3
hamster

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 23/05/2011 01:16:46   Subject: Panasonic Lumix G3
[quote="NewStuff"]The problem with higher and higher picel counts, especially on a u4/3 (sotty, Micro four thirds), is that it increases noise. We already use 30 second exposures, and using smaller ph
Topic: Secret Caves......
hamster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/02/2011 21:21:38   Subject: Secret Caves......
[quote="christwigg"]These don't seem to have made it into the Aditnow database either.

[url]http://www.treacleminer.com/locations.htm[/url]

I notice Crowborough crops up on that
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
hamster

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/01/2011 09:26:14   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
[quote="royfellows"]It will be in i player, money on it.
Well, I hope because I missed it.[/quote]

Starts at about 16:30 :-
[url]http://tinyurl.com/32y9pad[/url]
Topic: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
hamster

Forum: South East England   Posted: 03/01/2011 10:58:37   Subject: Godstone Quarries on BBC2
[bump]

on tonight...
Topic: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
hamster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2010 09:49:31   Subject: Caving-Gear Raptor Pro LED Caving Caplamp
Got both the old version of the Retro 2:
http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/ledlighting.htm

...and one of Roy's EcoStar lamps:
http://www.ledcaplamps.com/

Both excellent l
Topic: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
hamster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/09/2010 22:43:43   Subject: Calendar 2011 - I want one!
Me too, thanks!

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