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Posts by Cuban Bloodhound

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Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 23:11:29   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Coal mines breathe more noticeably than other mines. One day you can visit them and they're blowing out air at 6%, and the next time they can be breathing in a rock solid 20.6. The best time I find, i
Topic: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/06/2019 10:06:14   Subject: Exploring Coal Mines - Gas?
Avoid abseiling in, bring a gas detector, and try and keep it above 16%. Some coals have no problems with bad air, others are lethal as soon as you enter. Keep in mind the CA likes to ruin coal mines
Topic: Adit entrances to Longannet mines.
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/12/2018 20:37:37   Subject: Adit entrances to Longannet mines.
From what I remember reading, they've have generally been walled up 50m down the drift, then backfilled and grouted to the surface where it's been landscaped over.
Topic: Cults Limestone Mine, overall passage length.
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 28/02/2018 00:46:49   Subject: Cults Limestone Mine, overall passage length.
The roof's fine, it won't come down on you unless you bring it down. If you do dive it stick some pictures up :thumbup:
Topic: Battery charging warning
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 17:35:33   Subject: Battery charging warning
When sleeping outdoors in the cold, it's worth keeping your batteries with you in your sleeping bag to maintain their performance.
Topic: Draycott Cross Coal Colliery (mine)
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 22/05/2017 23:56:23   Subject: Draycott Cross Coal Colliery (mine)
Doubt it.
Topic: New to this forum but not to the mine exploration community
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 11/12/2016 02:56:24   Subject: New to this forum but not to the mine exploration community
Hi sp00kyshaftman. When going down below it's always worthwhile taking some PPE with you. Some knee pads, a gas detector, or a helmet from Petzl, Centurion, Edelrid, or Durex ;)
Topic: Wow, its nearly Christmas! Aditnow Christmas party!!
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/12/2016 17:27:33   Subject: Wow, its nearly Christmas! Aditnow Christmas party!!
Don't worry, it's not a Chinese you're having in here ;D
Topic: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2016 03:22:27   Subject: Suggestions wanted for 2017 trips
Might be up for a trip darn sarf if you's get some dates set.
Topic: Helmet Tips
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 14/11/2016 03:25:03   Subject: Helmet Tips
I find MSA to be very comfortable, especially the Comfo Cap.
Topic: Murrayshall Whinstone Mine
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 14/11/2016 03:20:58   Subject: Murrayshall Whinstone Mine
Is that the one you were in the day?
Topic: Craigenbuck Limestone Mine (mine)
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 14/11/2016 03:15:45   Subject: Craigenbuck Limestone Mine (mine)
The marker on the map is slightly off, the adit is about twenty metres north of it: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Craigenbuck-Limestone-Mine_21250/
Topic: Helmet Tips
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 12/11/2016 20:58:40   Subject: Helmet Tips
You could try a bump cap or wooly hat if you're not worried about getting your head bashed.
Topic: Wisdom lamp 3
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 04/11/2016 19:01:05   Subject: Wisdom lamp 3
For me, I Iike a lamp attached to a cable, so that if my lid falls off it's less likely to run away.
Topic: Cults Limestone Mine - Cupar
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/11/2016 03:14:51   Subject: Cults Limestone Mine - Cupar
Especially with the Coal Authority taking an interest in the mine.
Topic: 2016 Photography Competition
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/10/2016 04:23:29   Subject: 2016 Photography Competition
When do the entries have to be in for?
Topic: Egoli boots
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/10/2016 21:13:40   Subject: Egoli boots
Yeah, I've got a pair and they seem decent enough. The problem is I should've got them a size bigger to fit comfortably when wearing wetsocks.

The advantage of them over wellies is that whe
Topic: Android tablet horrors!
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/09/2016 11:09:54   Subject: Android tablet horrors!
Download BackCountry GPS for your Android device. It's a free GPS mapping service that uses OS maps, and you can download the OS maps for free. Great for mine hunting!
Topic: There's someone there... (photo)
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: North East England   Posted: 03/09/2016 13:25:16   Subject: There's someone there... (photo)
I would say there's a definite paranormal presence going on there.
Topic: I am new here
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 24/08/2016 03:00:23   Subject: I am new here
Hello bot :)
Topic: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 05/08/2016 19:05:03   Subject: BBC4: Scotland's First Oil Rush
Tina's keen alright. In the past she's found and dug out old mines on her own. I hope she gets more active again.
Topic: Oxygen detector
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 20/06/2016 14:46:09   Subject: Oxygen detector
How low can the oxygen level go before Eccles lamps go out?
Topic: NLS map viewer extended
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 07/06/2016 00:34:39   Subject: NLS map viewer extended
Old-maps is good for tracking down 20thC coals.
Topic: BBC2 Scotland 17/06 - Scotland's first oil rush
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 18/05/2016 14:33:26   Subject: BBC2 Scotland 17/06 - Scotland's first oil rush
Here's a link to the Scottish shale mining website if you want some information on specific mines: http://www.scottishshale.co.uk/GazMines/AAMinesIntro.html
Topic: Ledston Luck Coal Colliery (mine)
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/05/2016 21:40:34   Subject: Ledston Luck Coal Colliery (mine)
Yes, but you will have to show us your Paranormal Research Licence first. You should make enquiries at the 28dayslater website.
Topic: MacAdit?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2016 13:41:03   Subject: MacAdit?
I forgive you Jim as I've ran out of pictures to put up :(
Topic: MacAdit?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2016 13:30:21   Subject: MacAdit?
Damn, Jim MacP's ruined my title! Trawling through a two year backload from Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/108552838@N08/
Topic: Steel
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/04/2016 13:28:41   Subject: Steel
It's worth having a skim through this:http://cdn.steelonthenet.com/pdf/future-of-steel-laplace-2012.pdf
It predicts a move away from integrated steelworks to mini mills using DRI iron producing E
Topic: What is it worth?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 22/03/2016 01:15:18   Subject: What is it worth?
You'd probably get £50-150 for it on eBay. They're great jackets for cold mornings if you work outdoors. Tough, warm and not bulky. Quite collectible now.
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 23/01/2016 22:54:58   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
It's fine folks, I'm sure there are mine explorers up here who could rescue a dog providing the mine wasn't unduly dangerous.
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 20/01/2016 18:04:18   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
The former shafts and adits in the area were checked and no dog was found.

Morrisey, check your messages mate.
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/01/2016 17:37:52   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
Yup, I've had a look for some of the fireclays around here and all that was left were waterlogged depressions where the drift or shaft once was.
Topic: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 19/01/2016 15:47:58   Subject: Help needed dog down mine in Coatbridge
I might take a look at the mining remains in the area tomorrow.
Topic: . Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times in his first media comments since his departure, Moyes say
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/01/2016 02:22:14   Subject: . Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times in his first media comments since his departure, Moyes say
I agree, he gives spammers a bad name.
Topic: Pub Area
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/02/2015 20:03:06   Subject: Pub Area
Can you add me to it :)
Topic: Calendar - Reprint - reserving copies
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2014 21:03:27   Subject: Calendar - Reprint - reserving copies
Put me down for a calendar :thumbup:
Topic: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/11/2014 01:50:47   Subject: Proposed Changes to Mining Regulations
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Have`nt Hargreaves already taken over some of the opencasts?[/quote]
Aye, they've cherry picked the Scottish Coal opencasts. I think they've taken on about five of them.
Topic: RAW files
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 19/11/2014 23:09:40   Subject: RAW files
Unedited RAW files, especially if they're shot underground look terrible. Once edited they should look better than JPEG's as you have more leeway to brighten and darken areas of the photo. I'll second
Topic: Knee Pads
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2014 20:13:49   Subject: Knee Pads
If you don't like the pads on the Lester site you'd hate the neoprene caving and generic builders knee pads.
Topic: Knee Pads
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/11/2014 17:49:38   Subject: Knee Pads
Miners knee pads are the most comfortable and hard wearing that I've worn.
Topic: Blaentillery No.2 Coal Mine
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/11/2014 19:35:00   Subject: Blaentillery No.2 Coal Mine
I dunno if you'll get many replies. Talking about exploring specific coal mines in public is one way they can get sealed up.
Topic: Mine Photography
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 15/11/2014 18:27:02   Subject: Mine Photography
Underground shooting's more about the lighting than composition. If you're using static lights you often get the best results using a combination of fore, back and side lighting.
Topic: Who's using what lamp?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 12/11/2014 22:43:09   Subject: Who's using what lamp?
Cheapo Chinese miners lamp, it hasn't let me down yet: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5W-Power-LED-Miner-Light-Headlight-Mining-Lamp-F-Hunting-Camping-Fishing-Camping-/290728257052?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camp
Topic: UK Coal Possibilities.
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/10/2014 18:11:12   Subject: UK Coal Possibilities.
Sounds like a pipe dream. They'd need a lot of money invested in developing the pits to keep them producing. I can't see any of them staying open with coal being far cheaper abroad.
Topic: drilling boots
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/08/2014 14:48:29   Subject: drilling boots
May I recommend a pair of these Egoli safety boots if you're wary of drilling holes in your boots. They're used by miners in South Africa and being PVC they won't rot. Worn with wetsocks they don't ho
Topic: Which torch?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/08/2014 18:25:17   Subject: Which torch?
Whenever you shoot underground take a test shot with something white or a neutral grey in the shot. Then you can click on it to set the true white balance when you edit your pictures if you use a prog
Topic: Im looking for a cheap harness
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/07/2014 01:24:12   Subject: Im looking for a cheap harness
Quite a few of the guys up here have this SRT kit: http://www.berniescafe.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_8_132&products_id=1073

It works out pretty reasonably priced and has
Topic: How dangerous is mine exploration?
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/07/2014 19:42:48   Subject: How dangerous is mine exploration?
I don't do it myself, but I do like to come across a 'guest book' wall in a mine that has the names and dates of previous visitors, providing it is kept to one small section.
Topic: Mines and explorers in Swaledale
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 29/06/2014 00:47:24   Subject: Mines and explorers in Swaledale
I personally wouldn't waste my time with the media. If they want to find out about these places I'd let them do their own legwork first.
Topic: Hello from Purds
Cuban Bloodhound

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 04/06/2014 23:23:40   Subject: Hello from Purds
Welcome aboard!
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