LIST FOR CAVING
Each person should pack there own caving equipment so they can locate it
easily and know they have it. Check
off as packed.
main light O
O Hard hat
O Hard hat
O Second Helmet mountable battery operated light
O Flashlight with batteries inside and extra bulb
O Candles (approx. 5 inches) 1 or 2
O Waterproof matches in container
O Pair long johns (tops & bottoms) a MUST for each day
O Coveralls or loose fit shirt and pants to wear over cave clothes
O 1 pair hiking boots (high tops with good ankle support preferred) with deep grooved soles only - NO leather soles!
O Wool socks - 2 pair!
O Kneepads a MUST
O Canteen/water bottle
O Garbage bags (2 large) for muddy clothes + 1 for inside hard hat
O Gloves a MUST
O Shorts over long johns, under coveralls
O Large fanny pack - everything for in cave +water + lunch
O If you wear glasses, bring a second pair to carry in your pack in a hard case.1
ODo not wear jewelry while caving
drink/hard candy/gum for energy snack in cave.
you do not have coveralls, you can wear pants/shirts large enough to fit over
first layer of clothes. These are taken off before entering vehicle because of
dirt/mud. You cannot cave in TIGHT
pants! Your boots will probably
still be wet to cave in on the second day, so be sure to bring your wool socks
to help absorb the moisture.
NO LEATHER SOLES or you will slide around in the caves. Metal canteens leave bruises; soft ones are better. MUST have both hands free to cave!
1. Most of the caves in our area of operation are made of limestone and can be dusty. Limestone contains lime which can be caustic to the skin and eyes. If you wear contacts, it is recommended that they not be worn while caving. The dust can get behind the lenses and cause eye problems.