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grahami

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Posted: 09/09/2010 11:07:49
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Hear hear! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Posted: 11/09/2010 14:36:58
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royfellows wrote:

If only I could go back to my youth with any bloody camera.

The places where 'I was there' but never bothered to take photographs.

Wasted youth!


I would settle for being 25 again, with or without a camera....
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royfellows

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Posted: 11/09/2010 15:13:49
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Your as old as you feel Mr Derrickman.

Nothing like being retired and having the health to enjoy it.

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Posted: 11/09/2010 16:00:02
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Your as old as you feel Mr Derrickman.



things are worse than I thought, then....
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Posted: 11/09/2010 17:01:23
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derrickman wrote:

royfellows wrote:

Your as old as you feel Mr Derrickman.



things are worse than I thought, then....


Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Posted: 13/09/2010 17:54:19
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one of the best ideas is the resealable plastic bag for your bog roll and cigs/lighter.....invaluble items for a long trip.
failing that it has to be the greater light output/longevity of modern lighting which has truely opened up both the mines your in and the photo opotunities.....my earliest days underground involved flash ribbon.messy job.

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Posted: 13/09/2010 18:49:58
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you take bogroll on trips? Thumb Down Ttxela gets snotty with me just for suggesting I use a carbide lamp in case I leave spent carbide behind..... IP: 212.58.194.50 Edited: 13/09/2010 18:52:10 by derrickman
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Posted: 13/09/2010 18:59:12
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its for blowing my nose on trust me.

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derrickman

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Posted: 13/09/2010 19:14:55
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I've always carried a handkerchief inside my helmet, I don't suppose that's eligible as an innovation but it's very useful


... how about office laminating machines?
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Mr Mike

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Posted: 13/09/2010 19:24:51
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Bog roll and plastic bag has saved the day many a time - when you goto go, you goto go, better out than in your undersuit!

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Posted: 13/09/2010 20:43:24
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thank'ee koindly, yung zurr..... IP: 212.58.194.50
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Posted: 13/09/2010 21:25:25
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derrickman wrote:

I've always carried a handkerchief inside my helmet, I don't suppose that's eligible as an innovation but it's very useful


... how about office laminating machines?


A good thought, however I find laminating bogroll makes it too shiny, however it does make it easier to economise by using both sides.......
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Posted: 13/09/2010 21:58:00
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shudders at the thought of that rough/smooth stuff we got in schools in the 70s.
for a quick subject change before it occours to someone to ask if laminated bogroll is reusable....
how about those garden candles that the wind wont blow out...handy for when your lights fail,however ive found wind up torches to be a pain.

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Bill L

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Posted: 13/09/2010 23:18:17
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Well, perhaps the best innovation is the internet - pathetic old gits like me can share in all the excitment without getting out of a chair . . . sad or what? IP: 188.220.126.108
derrickman

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Posted: 14/09/2010 05:33:19
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for those wishing to pursue this topic to its (il)logocal conclusion I would suggest the following background reading;

1) Stephen Fry, "The Liar" ;- "two sheets; one to wipe, one to polish"

2) Ranulph Fiennes "Mind Over Matter" and Mike Stroud "Shadows in the Wasteland" ;- two accounts of the same trans-Antarctic expedition, where the whole subject of tents, plastic bags, frost-bite and their attendant ramifications are treated in far more detail than anyone could possibly wish to know



a propos rough/smooth, if there was ever an incentive to do well at 11-Plus, that may well have been it....
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Posted: 14/09/2010 16:31:40
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Ginsters pies. Laugh

IMO, the internet has done more for mine exploring than all other inventions I can think of.
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Posted: 14/09/2010 17:56:20
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Ginsters??... Blink Thumb Down IP: 212.58.194.50
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Posted: 14/09/2010 18:08:10
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derrickman wrote:

Ginsters??... Blink Thumb Down


Food of the Gods is Ginsters. Tongue Big Grin
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ttxela

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Posted: 14/09/2010 20:09:49
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Earth Worm Jim wrote:

derrickman wrote:

Ginsters??... Blink Thumb Down


Food of the Gods is Ginsters. Tongue Big Grin


Snickers flapjacks are my underground food of choice.
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Posted: 14/09/2010 23:40:36
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ttxela wrote:

Earth Worm Jim wrote:

derrickman wrote:

Ginsters??... Blink Thumb Down


Food of the Gods is Ginsters. Tongue Big Grin


Snickers flapjacks are my underground food of choice.



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