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One simple thing that most cavers know is if you are in a cave and come to an intersection is to look at it from the opposite direction as you are coming in ( like you are going out) because sometimes an intersection or level change can look different depending on the direction you approach it.
Cheryl Jones wrote: Don't ever leave your pack behind when you go off checking passages!
Cheryl Jones wrote:One method that can work: Systematically and calmly follow passages out of the room or intersection one at a time until you realize that they aren't the way you came in, and you find the right one. Check a passage, and if it's not correct, return to the last spot you recognize, or where you realized you were lost, and mark the entrance to that passage with rocks or an X in the mud on the floor. Following the circumference of the area, go to the next passage, and try it, then mark it as checked once you return to base. Don't ever leave your pack behind when you go off checking passages!
A compass can help if you have an idea of the layout of the cave or a map, and where you are in general.
Sungura wrote:I don't think I've seen a double-ended arrow in a cave ever. I want a photo now!
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