What To Wear Splunking (Caving)

Caves are cold, dark and wet; you will be crawling through tight spaces. Dress warm even if it is hot out as it will be chilly inside.

Wear thick materials so that you won't get scraped as easily. Be sure to have your arms and legs covered.

Wear loose clothing so that you can move easily. Have old, comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or possibly ruined.

Wear closed, non-slip, shoes. Watertight shoes are preferable. The shoes should also support your ankles since you will on rough terrain.

Bring a headlamp and gloves. If you are in tight spaces, you may also need elbow pads and knee pads.

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Bring a small backpack or fanny-pack.

Put in a first aid kit with band-aids since you will possibly scrape yourself on rocks.

Pack a snack, water, and batteries for the headlamp.

I strongly suggest marking your path. Reflective tape is a good idea, but be sure to take it with you when you leave.

Have as little on you as possible as you will likely be squeezing through tight holes.

Bring at least one other person.

Explore are your own risk. If you are uncomfortable spelunking on your own, I suggest going on a guided tour.

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