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  1. 2 points
    SteveHazard

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    Looked it up after reading your comment. Not surprised. I'd love to see people migrate away from that site as I think there are just countless things bad about it.
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    CindyN11

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    You nailed it!
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    David A. Wright

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    Sounds like the changing American job market. Where people loose their figurative lives and are retrained to give all in return for a few crumbs. I grew up a child of the once typical middle class family. I spent the majority of my working years working for the government and middle class industrial. But I witnessed and watched the beginning years of the new culture of downsizing and decimation of the middle class. I spent my last working years working among the increasing numbers in customer service work with little and no control over work scheduals, low pay and decreasing benefits. So glad I’m retired.
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    CindyN11

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    I am hardly on Facebook anymore. Too political and hateful and anti-Trump.
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    braindead0

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    If you haven't noticed, people are being slowly retrained to service 'social media' companies and perform for trinkets. It's fun to watch..
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    David A. Wright

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    Yup. I’m glad I held fast to this forum and a couple others. Partly because I just plain like forums, partly because I’m suspicious of some aspects of the internet explosion, partly because I miss the glory days of the early days (late ‘90s, early ‘00s) of the Death Valley forums where I was able to connect with other authors and enthusiasts. I’ve followed links a few times into Facebook land, whereupon I was smacked in the face by their cyber brick wall blocking content and access without joining. I’ve never ventured into Twitter, and with all the negativity of posts from there served up daily on network news I have no intent ever going there. I seldom post photos so have no need for Instagram. And as for Spotify, I haven’t a clue as to its purpose and is there a cleaner for the spotify on my carpet?
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    Jack Freer

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    I hate Facebook. Zuckerberg and Sanders should be taken out and terminated with extreme prejudice with the CEOs of the other tech companies watching. Google has become an evil all controlling empire.
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    David A. Wright

    I Have Been Gone For A Long Time

    So, with the negative news about Facebook today and the fallout, you think more will come here and become forum refugees?
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    CindyN11

    Exploring an abandoned cabin

    Very cool video! I would guess that the cabin was built between 1915 to around 1925. The rock building was most likely used for cold storage. The very small windows kind of rules it out as an original living space.
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    Better off to not go in alone if you don't know much about the underground layout. If you have a map, and know of multiple exits, it's less dangerous, on two counts. First, you have the possibility of escape and second you have a greater chance of good air and replenishment of bad air. Beyond that, after a while studying the older methods of cut-and-fill, false flooring, and split-leveling, you can spot the dodgy stuff and proceed accordingly. Most people die in mines because they fall, and most falls are because they have inadequate light sources. Some die of hypothermia (flooded mines, but I've been in dry mines that got me close), and very few die from rockfall. But, odds are made better by being prepared. I usually have no less than 3 sources of powered lighting, an O2 meter (which I need to replace soon), a bunch of glowsticks (usually the white ones), a small can of compressed 'pilot' oxygen, gloves, a helmet, good boots, and a stout knife. If I'm going down into a hole, then a descent/ascent system will be built according to proper TRT practices where possible. If not doable, then I'll settle for good mountaineering rope setups as well. I've been in mines where people used shitty 3/8" Home Depot rope (left behind) for going down winzes as a backup handhold. Crappy knots on crappy anchors = sudden death. If possible, I like to get a truck up close and personal (safely) to the shaft and use it as an anchor. If it's good enough for fire/RS1, it's good enough for me.
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