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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby Phil Winkler » Feb 4, 2011 8:06 am

Gil Ediger navigating through a coat hanger in Ozark, AL ca. 1972 at a Fort Rucker/Ozark Grotto (FROG) meeting/party. Your truly heckling.

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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby Mudduck » Feb 4, 2011 9:23 am

...if you involuntarily check CaveChat daily hoping the miracle WNS cure has been found.
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby hunter » Feb 4, 2011 11:57 am

You find a rock in your ear during a meeting at work (and think you remember when it fell in there)...

You buy Gatorade on sale because you intend to "recycle" the bottle.

You own >500$ worth of headlamps but still end up using your cell phone to check how far a hole goes when you are out hiking.

You can equip 3 people with vertical and survey gear using your spares.

You've participated in a high stakes drive by burrito bag drop off after a trip.

You've carried deodorant on a camp trip because you can't stand crawling in you sleeping bag after 6 days underground.

You've got a strong opinion about: 9mm rope, Swaygo, backsights, adjusted backsights, Sten lights, frogging, QAS, racks, ...
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby jsniffin » Feb 5, 2011 2:51 am

... you eat just shy of two pounds of beans and take some imodium for the next trip because someone crop dusted you in a tight passage on the previous one
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby rebelfirefighter » Feb 5, 2011 7:39 am

**Going down the road your wife accuses you of looking for holes on the side of the road more that you watch the road.

** Your wife turns around and points out good looking holes to you 10 seconds later.
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby trogman » Feb 5, 2011 7:50 am

:funny post: :exactly:
Reb, that sounds very familiar. The problem is that I even do it around here where I live, and we have almost zero caves in my area. Just a habit, I guess. Is there any hope for me? :big grin:

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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby self-deleted_user » Feb 5, 2011 11:34 am

LOL oh gosh I was doing that driving in Indiana last summer. I was like "erm I dunno really what to look for but I see holes and limestone looking rockyness and boulders and stuff" then realized I should really pay more attention to the road itself. There was one spot I thought for SURE I saw a nice hole but it was behind a "Private Property" fence. Which was the only reason I didn't stop and pull off the road to poke my head in...
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby NZcaver » Feb 5, 2011 3:52 pm

rebelfirefighter wrote:**Going down the road your wife accuses you of looking for holes on the side of the road more that you watch the road.

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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 5, 2011 5:23 pm

you go see the movie Sanctum and *really* liked it! :rofl:
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby chaz » Feb 6, 2011 11:06 am

....You belay your kids down until they are capable of rappelling and ascending on there own.
....You follow them boys through the bottom of a shopping cart at walmart
.....Santa brings Helmets and Knee pads!
....Your children would rather go to Mud cave than play X-Box.
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby commanderzoom » Feb 7, 2011 3:02 am

I first noticed I had a problem when I started catching myself staring at every single roadcut, bluff, limestone outcropping, etc. that I passed by looking for holes. I think that started when I was in 2nd grade riding the schoolbus & that was years before I went into my first wild cave :laughing: .

People ask me what caves I've been in, how many trips I've been on, etc. & I end up looking like a total dork because I can't answer. I honestly don't even remember the names of a lot of the caves & I lost count on how many trips I've been on while I was still a teenager.
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby jsniffin » Feb 7, 2011 11:22 am

You have multiple maps of one cave. One to go in with one to track your different trips. Will post picture later if anyone is interested.
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby Jon » Feb 8, 2011 3:08 am

jsniffin, now I'm worried. Is the second map a map of tight passages to plot the revenge of the crop duster? I have found that a good ceiling burner keeps people from having a flare for that kind of activity. :yikes:
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby jsniffin » Feb 8, 2011 12:32 pm

Jon wrote:jsniffin, now I'm worried. Is the second map a map of tight passages to plot the revenge of the crop duster? I have found that a good ceiling burner keeps people from having a flare for that kind of activity. :yikes:


Ask commanderzoom it was horrible. However I don't know if he will be going with me anymore. One of my friends said that he told someone he "used to go caving..." Basically I called him out on trying to steal one of my lights. Actually one of my girlfriends lights.. He denied it but I can't trust him. I WATCHED him stick it in a box. The same box I had already taken it out of.. and his lights look nothing like mine.

However no there is one map that is laminated that now that i have flagging tape will only come out to figure out exactly where we are for curiosity reasons. I'm starting to not like the map. But I have the other one that I have colored in different colors to track different trips and I have them dated. I'll make a copy later. I think its ok to post a map right?
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Re: You might be a caveahollic if...

Postby Mudduck » Feb 8, 2011 1:07 pm

Had to add this after I caught myself doing it this past weekend.

.....while watching a movie you notice a scene with karst in the background and immidiately pick up your smartphone and look up where the movie was filmed.....
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