July 3, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This is a long weekend bash for those who love Camping and Caving..all in one very long weekend...4 night's of camping in the heart of "New York's Cave Capital" central.....The plan is to leave Wednesday afternoon/evening and arrive @ camp and begin a cookout and some good ole drinking around the fire...Thursday morning after breakfast...we will be arranging groups that will go with different group leaders to to assigned caves for that day....
Price for 4 nights is 22 per night!!... and that covers 2 adults on 1 site.......In order to go on this trip...you will have to contact HIDE-A-WAY CAMPSITES @[masked] and get a site....If you plan to stay a shorter time ..then that is totally up to you and your group but you may need to coordinate with others because I tthink there is a three night minimum
...Everyone is going to be put on a waiting list until you have confirmed that you have a site..
Website is http://www.hide-a-waycampsites.com/
- HELMET WITH A CHIN STRAP
- YOU WILL NEED A CAVING or A ROCK CLIMBING HELMET, BUT BICYCLE and SKATEBOARD HELMETS ARE ACCEPTABLE..
- Three (3) sources of light, 2 headlamps a flashlight, REPLACEMENT BATTERIES
- KNEE PADS (From a sporting goods or hardware store is OK Home Depot has some that will work and are not expensive)
- NO COTTON CLOTHING! Wear something Synthetic you don't mind getting ruined that will keep you warm even when wet. You can expect to get wet at least up to your knees and possibly up to your neck if you choose to do the sump passage! Expect this cave to be about 48-55 degreesF
- DO NOT WEAR COTTON!!!! Choose synthetic fabrics or wool.
Ankle support with good grip are important, so you need to wear boots. Do Not wear expensive hiking boots because they will get muddy, scratched, and wet. Choose an old pair you don’t mind getting muddy. If you don't have a pair of old boots, look for something cheap at Payless or Wal-Mart
• A Clean Change of clothes for when you get out!
• YOU WILL NEED A COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHING FOR WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE CAVE, AND I DO MEAN COMPLETE!! UNDERWEAR, SOCKS SHOES AND EVERYTHING ELSE. Also bring a plastic garbage bag for your wet muddy gear after the trip and be sure to launder any cave gear before re-entering another cave to prevent any possible cross-contamination.
- Wetsuit It is cold and wet in the cave and a wetsuit provides protection from the cold.
- Gloves (cheap gardening gloves with the rubber coated palms workwell)
- Coveralls with synthetic undergarments worn underneath works best for protection, warmth and maneuverability
- Elbow pads
- A small pack for basic supplies like water, snacks, extra batteries, first aid, etc. A fanny pack also seems to work for some. The important thing is that your hands should be free when moving in a cave.
- Camera You will want to take photos to show all your normal friends. You can bring a camera, but make sure it's in a protective carrying case if the camera isn’t waterproof and shockproof.
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