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Learn How To Explore Caves And Enjoy The Experience

Friday 18 January 2008 @ 1:22 am

Caving or spelunking is the recreational activity of exploring natural underground enclosures.  It is the art of moving safely through a cave and getting back to the ground without doing yourself or the cave any harm.

Exploring caves can be very dangerous if done without prior knowledge of the safety rules and guidelines of caving.  Hypothermia, injuries from falling and severe physical exhaustion are just some of the risks.  If you are interested in exploring caves, it is necessary for you to take the time to learn the basics of caving.
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How to Ensure Crawling Safety During Cave Exploring

Friday 30 March 2007 @ 12:57 am

Cave exploring, also known as caving, is becoming a popular sport. People enjoy cave exploring not only for physical fitness but also for scientific purposes. Most caves in the United States and other developed countries have already been well-explored, and going into these caves poses no extreme risks. Still, it is very important to follow certain safety measures when cave exploring.

Cave exploring generally requires a lot of crawling. Here are some ways to ensure crawling safety during cave exploring.

• Go cave exploring in teams of three or more.
• Make sure that you are going cave exploring on a day when there is no danger of rain. Rainwater can flood caves very fast.
• Wear sturdy clothes and shoes.
• If you’re exploring a cave in a cold area, make sure that your clothes will keep you warm and won’t lose their insulating properties in case you get them wet.
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Identifying the cave exploring book for your needs

Tuesday 27 March 2007 @ 1:03 am

If you’re looking for a cave exploring book, you may want to narrow down your choices since there are virtually thousands of caving books on the market.

Generally, cave exploring books are divided into four categories – cave exploring per region, first aid in caving, cave exploring guides (with descriptions of cave inhabitants) and cave exploring basics.

The following are a few resources on each cave exploring book categories.

1) Cave exploring per region – If you’re searching for a particular book discussing a certain region or popular caving spots, hundreds of cave exploring books are available for your needs. Here are great examples:
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Choosing clothing for cave exploring

Thursday 22 March 2007 @ 12:55 am

Cave exploring, also known as caving, is becoming a popular sport not only for physical fitness but also for scientific exploration. Cave exploring doesn’t require special clothing, but there are certain requirements that your clothing should meet. Here are some things you need to consider when choosing clothing for cave exploring:

• Find out what kind of cave you’re exploring. Different caves mean different clothing requirements.
• If you’re exploring a cave in a cold area, you need to wear several layers of clothing. The bottom layer should be made of material that provides insulation even if you get it wet (polypropylene is a good example). The layers on top should be sturdy and waterproof.
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6 Tips for Cave Exploring Beginners

Monday 19 March 2007 @ 12:37 am

Cave exploring attracts people because they are given the chance to explore abandoned mines, geological fossils and astounding caves. Although the accident rate in cave exploring is relatively low, some serious and fatal incidents do occur.

It is therefore important that cave exploring beginners are aware of the risks involved and ensure they could benefit from the full caving experience by following basic safety techniques.

1) Research before you explore – Ask your organization or caving group about the trip. Know how long your cave exploring will be, research on any difficulties in the trip, will the trip be wet or dry, will there be any climbs and use ropes, are the caves liable to flooding, and so on. Know as much as possible about the trip to become fully aware of the potential risk or difficulty you will be facing.
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Cave Exploring and Snorkeling

Wednesday 14 March 2007 @ 1:10 am

Now You Can Experience Cave Exploring and Snorkeling at the Same Time

Exploring caves is one of the outdoor activities that allow you to interact with nature’s beauty and the innocence of geological Earth. In the United States alone, thousands of caves can be found in tunnels, lakes and underground crystals.

Today, snorkeling is included in any cave exploration, which makes it a greater adventure for the deep-lake-swimming hungry explorers.

Cave Exploring and snorkeling is a fun activity for all ages. You could choose among the popular cave exploring sites, such as the Tucson Colossal Cave or the Kentucky Mammoth Onyx Cave and other varieties of adventures.
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Cave Exploring Alone Or With A Group

Friday 9 March 2007 @ 12:53 am

Cave exploring is rapidly becoming the image of ultimate adventure. It provides you with an exhilarating experience of the underground scenery. While it is a very hazardous activity, cave exploring organizations have mushroomed around the world in recent years; signifying growing interest among younger generations.

One of the fundamental decisions to be made by an adventure seeker is whether to go cave exploring alone or with a group. The answer to this may very well be a matter of life and death. Nonetheless, depending on your threshold for excitement and thrill, cave exploring alone or with a group is sure to give you a great time.
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Important Cave Exploring Accessories To Bring

Tuesday 6 March 2007 @ 12:36 am

Hypothermia, falling, being struck by an object, and inadequate equipment are four of the major reasons behind caving exploration accidents. Most caving injuries could be prevented by wearing appropriate clothing, having the right training, observing good caving exploration habits and bringing the right accessories and equipment.

Hard hat

It is very important that you wear a good quality helmet when caving. Ensure that the hard hat has a chinstrap so it will remain in place and won’t fall off during falls or accidents. It is also advisable to have a light mounted on your helmet so that you don’t have anything to hold with your hands when you are in tight spaces.
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Guide To Cave Exploring

Friday 2 March 2007 @ 12:34 am

Exploring caves is a fun and exciting recreational activity. In caving, also called spelunking, you will discover the beauty of nature and marvel at rock formations and crystals that took thousands, and even millions, of years to shape and develop.

Caves come in different shapes and sizes. There are caves that are horizontal, dry, hot, humid and sandy, while others are vertical, cold, flooded and muddy. There are even caves that are located under rivers and seas.

Much like mountain climbing, cave exploring is a dangerous activity. Many people who dared enter caves unprepared or alone end up being injured, attacked by animals, or even dead. Thus, it is important that you know cave exploration’s basic rules.
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Eight No Nonsense Cave Diving Tips

Tuesday 27 February 2007 @ 12:44 am

One of the most breathtaking adventures one can experience is cave diving. Aside from the beautiful scenery and unequalled ambiance, cave diving presents a very challenging underwater maneuver. Imagine yourself diving underneath rock formations with nothing else to keep you alive but your common sense and equipment.

Cave diving is different from open water diving because the latter offers a better chance of survival when something goes wrong. Safe cave diving requires, above all, fitness of both mind and body. Abiding by the following tips will definitely increase your safety. So here goes:

1. Grab the correct equipment. Cave diving and open water diving use different types of equipment. Procure equipment from reputable cave diving shops. You can definitely make use of your creativity and improvise some of the gadgets just to make sure you have the right tools for the activity.
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