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The Badger

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where to start?
« on: October 06, 2006, 07:28:39 pm »
I'm new to caving. I have a torch and a hard hat and was wonding if there any caves in the Mendip Hills?

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Re: where to start?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 07:33:36 pm »
Sad to say, but there are no caves of any significance in the Mendip Hills. For proper caves you need to go to Devon or the Forest of Dean, neither of which are easy to reach unless you own a car, pony & trap or pogo stick. If you are lucky enough to own all three, then you're too rich to take up caving anyways and you should take up golf instead. Most golf courses have more holes than any of the caving regions in Britain.

Good luck on your quest, Badgersarse!  :coffee:

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 07:41:19 pm »
Thats very sad to hear. Luckily I still haven't opened the Corn Flakes that contain my new torch so I guess I can take them back and change them for Alpen instead - phew a close shave indeed.

...do golf clubs come in different sizes?

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006, 07:44:52 pm »
How old are you Mr Badger and more importantly how tall are you ?

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Re: where to start?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006, 07:46:50 pm »
'...they' can me Peter Pan and well it depends on how close I am. Does size matter?

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2006, 07:50:08 pm »
You will love it Mr Badger, a nice gentle stroll down the streamway with myself and an old person who never does his helmet up, no cornish piskie as he has been deported back to Cornwall for stealing healing stones  :spank:

Only a few small ducts ............

Fancy it then.

Stu

PS. You may have to do a little work at the end  :doubt:
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The Badger

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006, 07:54:37 pm »
an old person who never does his helmet up

Thats sounds a little reckless. Do they let old people go caving?

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2006, 07:57:55 pm »
Not normally as obviously they can be a hazard with their zimmer frames in tight rifts, and on several occasions MRO have had to free them from snagged piss sacks  :'(

They allow this certain old person caving because apparently (rumour has it) that he is MRO, but then more importantly should the MRO allow old people ?

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The Badger

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Re: where to start?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2006, 08:03:02 pm »
....like Godfrey from Dads Army?

The Masked Hobit

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2006, 08:05:29 pm »
but then more importantly should the MRO allow old people ?

Very controversial, but valid ;D

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Re: where to start?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2006, 08:11:50 pm »
Is that you Pike? :tease:

The Masked Hobit

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2006, 08:12:50 pm »
....like Godfrey from Dads Army?

I trust you're not making a connection between 'Dads Army' and the MRO?

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 08:13:40 pm »
Masked Hobbit, have'nt I heard you in Swildon's 4 before, you noisy little bugger :-\

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The Badger

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2006, 08:17:44 pm »
What's Swildons 4 ?

The Masked Hobit

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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2006, 08:20:06 pm »
What's Swildons 4 ?

the bit between 3 and 5...idiot!

The Badger

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2006, 08:21:08 pm »
What's Swildons 4 ?

the bit between 3 and 5...idiot!


thats a bit harsh...fnuk whit!

The Masked Hobit

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Re: where to start?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2006, 08:22:52 pm »
I'll have you - come on, outside!

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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2006, 08:26:02 pm »
I quite often go caving with a youth and someone who likes to think there a youth.
There very good for carrying kit you know! :halo:

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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2006, 08:28:28 pm »
Now now Hobbit and Badger stop scrapping you little bar stewards  :spank:

And Novaboy, you should'nt take advantage of young boys otherwise you will end up on a register.

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Re: where to start?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2006, 08:09:06 am »
Dear Caving UK

I did a caving trip 93 years ago and I was so excited I haven't had a shave since.  I want to do another and someone said I should go for something really really strenuous before I get too old and completely out to lunch.  My sedan chair will get me as far as Somersetceistershire but not much further.  What do you suggest and is there anything that will prevent my beard getting caught on the velcro of my chin strap, leaving a burning sensation in the chin region?

 

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