• Work at Height and Lifting Instructor - at SpanSet

    More cavers are working at SpanSet all the time, including on the Instruction Team - if you are interested in joining them, click the link.

    Find out more

Darren drums . New or previous use?

I once got told that Darren drums used to be used for transporting pig sperm before being then sold on to the caving community? Was this just a pub / club hut story or tru?


Pub story.

These drums are from general chemical/industrial transportation origin.
The original company who "invented" them is CurTec, I think from the Netherlands...


Well-known member
Definitely a pub story. No point transporting pig semen all mixed together in large quantities; you'd lose any genetic control.


Active member
the ones i use used to have labels on then saying "Agar"
some nice person in a lab used to get through a load and gave them to me for recycling