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Topic: Dartmoor this w/e
neils

Forum: South West England   Posted: 11/08/2010 16:14:00   Subject: Dartmoor this w/e
You're probably best of contacting Plymouth caving group. All of the caves and a lot of the mines are locked/have access issues or require good map reading skills. There is a good caving hut in buckfa
Topic: mining lamps on e-bay
neils

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 28/07/2010 14:40:52   Subject: mining lamps on e-bay
just to let people know there seems to have been a flood of oldham/nife lamps, chargers and spares on e-bay now. there is also a 'new' raptor pro on sale for £99 as well.
Topic: custom duo spot module
neils

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 23/04/2010 16:51:15   Subject: custom duo spot module
i was going to take some photos but the ones on [www.customduo.co.uk] are so clear i did not think there was any point. hopefully i'll get it underground soon and i'll post some beam shots then.
Topic: custom duo spot module
neils

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/04/2010 17:16:33   Subject: custom duo spot module
i have just fitted a custom duo spot module to my petzl duo,( i know how much they are hated on here but i have abused mine for a good few years with no problems). the module is a cree q5 led encased
Topic: What kit selection to buy for a beginner?
neils

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 04/12/2009 21:50:26   Subject: What kit selection to buy for a beginner?
isca outdoors, run by simon mullens from the devon gynaecological society. based in exeter, and he has a website. [url]http://www.iscaoutdoor.co.uk[/url]

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Topic: Petzl product safety alert
neils

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/11/2009 21:03:45   Subject: Petzl product safety alert
just did a quick google, for rope access work the stop does seem to be recommend for drops of less than 100 mt due too its perceived extra safety and smaller size. for higher loads or bigger descents
Topic: Petzl product safety alert
neils

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 18/11/2009 19:32:03   Subject: Petzl product safety alert
sorry to bring up an old thread but 3 petzl stops which recently passed an inspection were found to have cracks on the upper pulley just before use on a oil rig. they say there is no risk of death but
Topic: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
neils

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/10/2009 21:18:10   Subject: Anything interesting around Dartmoor?
princetown, west of there is a disused railway that leads to two disused quarry's and king's tor, a nice circular walk, dry underfoot and impossible to get lost in thick fog/snow/rain/hale. south of p
Topic: Good causes wanted for calendar profits!
neils

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2009 20:19:58   Subject: Good causes wanted for calendar profits!
COMRU too get you out of the mine, the air ambulance too get you too hospital. both good causes, both need the money. :thumbsup:
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
neils

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 08/09/2009 22:13:45   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
on iscaoutdoors.co.uk there is a video of the new lamp. Can't get it too work on my phone but its in the blog section. Why anyone would spend £380 on one when a basic sten can be had for £189 i dont
Topic: bristol open days 12th sept
neils

Forum: Europe   Posted: 29/07/2009 22:13:23   Subject: bristol open days 12th sept
the above event is coming around again, with trips down redcliffe mine workings and possibly an interesting one in the tunnels under bristol temple meads station and clifton rocks railway. www.bristol
Topic: june in north wales.
neils

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/05/2009 21:37:43   Subject: june in north wales.
just fishing really because i will be in north wales around 12th june onwards before namho. i was wondering if anyone else will be around that area?. i know theres a few places you can solo ( :guns: y
Topic: 'coal has a bright future'
neils

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/05/2009 20:30:04   Subject: 'coal has a bright future'
i must admit that i looked on the uk coal board website and there were no vacancies. i know honister slate mine only employs two east europeans underground, so i am guessing a modern mine probaly does
Topic: 'coal has a bright future'
neils

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/05/2009 21:52:18   Subject: 'coal has a bright future'
pointing out an article in the telegraph might not be the best thing for a grommet to do but...on monday jon lloyd gave an interview too the paper talking about the new order for 3.5m tonnes of coal a
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