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    Fixing headlamp to helmet

    Hi all, I'm interested in hearing about your experiences with fixing headlamps with elasticated straps onto helmets e.g. Fenix HM60R and similar lamps. Up until now I've always had a lamp/battery pack that was screwed to my helmet so couldn't go anywhere. How reliable are the elasticated...
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    Caving in France with a baby

    First post in a while - been living up to my name it seems. Mrs. Lurker and I are planning a trip to the French Massif Central this summer (Ard?che, C?vennes, etc but we're not sure precisely where yet). We'll have with us Little Miss Lurker, who will be 4 months old by then :) Any...
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    Dangly bag recommendations

    After a recent trip to Knacker Trapper Hole, I've decided that wearing your SRT kit all the time underground is not the way forward so I'm looking to buy a bag just big enough for SRT kit + harness that I can clip to my belt.  I'm thinking that I probably want one that doesn't have a circular...
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    Caving Monopoly

    I've discovered that it's possible to get 'make your own monopoly' kits, so that rather than Mayfair, Old Kent Road etc, you can customise the board: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Lamond-Games-PLG3480-Opoly/dp/B0000AC97S My club was discussing how we could do a Caving Monopoly in the pub tonight...
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    Gaping Gill Dihedral

    Hi, Just wondering if somebody happens to know what ropes are required to get to the bottom of Gaping Gill via Dihedral route?  We have a permit to go there soon and it sounds very fun :)  (if it's not too damp). As far as I know it's p-bolted (but I might be wrong) although I don't have any...
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    Camping near Kettlewell

    Hi All, My club is planing on visiting some caves further east of our usual haunts near Ingleton and Clapham this weekend.  Does anyone have any experience or recommendations of campsites in or near Kettlewell that are 'caver friendly' (and preferably within walking distance of a pub :beer2:)? ...
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    Yet another Oldham conversion...

    Hi all, I've finally finished my Oldham conversion.  Details of how I built it are here: http://edvin.freeweb7.com/CavingLog/LogFiles/light.html It's a basically an Oldham headset with 2 Cree R2 LEDs, a driver circuit, lithium ion batteries and a bit of heatsinking.  I decided against putting...
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    Ultraviolet LEDs

    Does anybody have any experience with UV LEDs in headlamps (for example the Scurion has a UV option)?  Are they a bit of a gimmick or do they work well for making minerals/formations etc glow (and getting a bit of an underground tan)? I ask because I'm planning on putting a UV LED into an...
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