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Something that a lot of people do for fun and recreation is spelunking. That is exploring caves. Spelunking is a lot of fun and it’s something that is enjoyed by a lot of people.
If you think you want to get into spelunking, one of the things that you should know about is what you should pack when you go exploring the caves. Here are some of the things that you should have in your pack when you are spelunking.
- First Aid Supplies – This is something that you have to have when you are going spelunking. Because you are likely to get scrapes when you are exploring caves, having a lot of Band-aids and gauze is a good idea. Put them into a plastic bag that you can seal. It’s also a good idea to bring to poles that are slender and are about 2.5 feet in length in case you need a splint.
- Rope – You are never going to know what situation you’ll get into, and chances are that you might need to climb down somewhere. Just examine your rope prior to each of your spelunking trips. It’s a good idea to bring a rope made of nylon with some knots in it for climbing that is easy, as well as a few wedges for rock climbing to help you to secure your rope fast.
- Energy – It’s a good idea to bring some energy bars with you and plenty of bottled water so that you are able to keep up your strength along with staying hydrated.
- Miscellaneous Items – Some of the other items that you can include in your pack are additional batteries, marking tape, a nice, sturdy knife, and a dry washcloth if you need to clean your glasses.
These are some of the things that you should take with you when you go exploring caves. Remember that you should take someone with you when you go.