Deep Thought

Book Review: Deep Shelter by Oliver Harris

DC Nick Belsey is driven down into the miles of abandoned tunnels under the streets of London in search for a missing woman. As it was his fault she was there in the first place, ...

Book Review: Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald

DI Tony McLean struggles to find a link between a series of bizarre killings in Edinburgh. Prayer for the Dead, the fifth book in James Oswald’s series about Edinburgh detective, DI Tony McLean, a magnet ...

Book Review: Last Words by Michael Korta

Garrison in Southern Indiana is a town that’s harbouring quite a few secrets, as Mark Novak discovers to his cost when he’s sent to look into an exceedingly cold case. Mark Novak works as a ...

John Tudek Cartoons

John Tudek is a caver and artist who is releasing a series of cartoons which under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commerical Licence, which means clubs and other non commercial caving organisations are free to make ...

Can you cut rope with a household jet washer?

After the last blog post where I tried to compare washing a caving rope in a washing machine to jet washing I thought I’d try to see how much damage I could do to a ...

Thoughts on jet washing caving ropes

I thought I’d ponder a little bit about the ‘myth’ of jet washers and caving ropes. I say myth because it appears that there is no real test data out there in the caving community ...