The aim is to try and make them less of a chore to trawl through and to the point.As for Gloucestershire that was an oversight sorry
Last question is an intersesting one.Biggest challenge to caving, post-Covid?Personally I reckon the fears over socialising in pubs...Anyone agree?
I believe quite a significant number of BCA members are only really interested in mines. This survey doesn't really seem to take that into consideration. That's a shame given that a fair bit of BCA income comes from those who aren't that interested in caves.
Quote from: nearlywhite on September 08, 2021, 06:55:36 pmThe aim is to try and make them less of a chore to trawl through and to the point.As for Gloucestershire that was an oversight sorry Last question is an intersesting one.Biggest challenge to caving, post-Covid?Personally I reckon the fears over socialising in pubs, cafes, friends houses etc before and after trips has hit the social side of our hobby; and I must admit that on cold, wet, dark Thursday evenings sometimes the post-caving kebab in your mate's house or pint of mild by the fire in the pub is at least 50% of the reason for forcing myself to turn out and turn up.Its also hit my climbing, walking and social life in general.Anyone agree?
As to what is restricting your caving at the moment, they seem to have missed an important point: 'lack of other cavers to cave with'.Other than a few people who are happy to cave on their own, I need people to cave with and live too far away from any caving area to leave it to chance, hoping I can join a trip going from a club hut.
Isn't that where this forum becomes especially useful?
Thanks for the replies, the caving Vs mine exploration you can put down to my unconscious bias as my own exploration is both (you can blame extended periods of time in Derbyshire and North Wales) and have a tendency to use cave rather than underground trips. It's a good point and one we'll try to take on board - I do get others to check these before they get sent out.With regards to Huge's comment it is very fair, we just wanted a rough average and originally it was about 6 questions. The problem was each question didn't really get to the rough average answer and so we just ended up picking one. Would be really interested if people could suggest improvements to wording as that really does help.Thanks to everyone so far for giving so much input, it will make for a good report!
Also I have brought some of my old skilful mine explorers on the correct path from the urbex world and they also now purchase bca
I hope they participate I little more than just "purchasing BCA" just to get them into certain places or thinking that they have their ar$$e$ covered...?
Quote from: sinker on September 10, 2021, 11:03:19 amI hope they participate I little more than just "purchasing BCA" just to get them into certain places or thinking that they have their ar$$e$ covered...?How do you mean Phil?, I am not sure what you mean.Chris.
Post COVID my greatest difficulty in getting back to caving is being a care giver and not having the time or the fitness to get out much, and then mostly easy trips suitable for person I look after
Ref the last question of the survey. It occurred to me that caving post covid might suffer a decline in interest similar to that which effected caving post Foot and Mouth. Then there was a loss of impetus to cave in some quarters that resulted in some cavers packing it in for good. I suspect a big effort to promote caving across all sectors is needed to breath some new blood into the sport and support for all those channels that bring folk in.
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