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My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby CaveLoverVII » May 23, 2013 7:18 pm

But neither of us have ever gone spelunking before and I'm not really sure. I don't what kind of cave we could do this in, or what kind of safety is necessary, but I don't intend to do anything particular dangerous. She wants it to just be us two doing this so we'd be alone in the cave and I want to make sure nothing goes wrong.

Is there anything really important I need to know? And are there even a lot of secluded caves we can just go explore?
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby batrotter » May 23, 2013 8:19 pm

Where do you live?
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby ohiocaver » May 24, 2013 12:34 pm

Look on the website for a Grotto near you. Go to a meeting or two. They will show you how to cave gently and safely.
Two other points:
1- Cavers rescue spelunkers. Don't do something that will get you in the news.
2- I can think of worse reasons to go into a cave. But remember, you can get pregnant in a cave.
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby Extremeophile » May 24, 2013 1:30 pm

ohiocaver wrote:But remember, you can get pregnant in a cave.

I can't ... I've been fixed.
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby Scott McCrea » May 24, 2013 3:16 pm

Welcome to Cavechat, CaveLoverVII!

Glad to hear you are interested in caving and that you looked for some advice before you went. That was smart. The easiest and cheapest and safest way to start caving is to go with a grotto (caving club). If you tell us where you live, we can point you towards a grotto and even get you in touch with someone that could help you.

Remember, we all started out just like you. I went into my first cave with a buddy and we knew nothing. However, most of us realized later that we could have saved a lot of time and money if we had just found a grotto when we started.
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby bennettbike » May 26, 2013 11:55 pm

If you haven't found anyone pm me ill take you to the porta John :D
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby BenS » May 27, 2013 1:02 am

I like that name! But "Porta John's" has been basically underwater lately. About 2 weeks ago the lower section of the cave was completely underwater. When I went last week it wasn't that high, but I was crawling through 8" deep water and it has rained again since then pretty hard.
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Re: My friend wants to explore a cave

Postby rebelfirefighter » May 27, 2013 6:28 pm

This 13 - 15 inches of rain we've had lately will flush porta johns out.
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