In attendance, and announcing thier favorite cave pack:
Rachel Saker: Her Current Pack
Martin- Surplus bag, On Rope One Pack
Mike Broome– Tech conference give away, Lost Creek, AV
Hunter Williams- Earth Pack from Amazon
Emily Graham – GGG possibly?
Julie Fairbanks – Shopping for One
Michael McBride – Anything but Swaygo
Eric Williams– Kiddo’s Pack with Bat Unicorn, On Rope One Pack
Vardell Smyth- Military Surplus/ Hello Kitty
Kim Parks – Pack Rat from her Husband
Diane Gietl – Petzl
Howard – Swago
Lisa Lorenzin– Lost Creek
Ken Walsh- Swaygo
Carlin Kartchner- Landjoff
Peter – Lost Creek
Mark Daughtridge– Pacaderm
Vardell, Julie, Hunter, Michael, as well as 3 others visited
Hancock Cave in Virginia. The conditions were moderate.
Multiple bats were noted.
Mike/Lisa – Pancake Weekend at BCSS, Surface Digging Mostly (first day),
Butler Cave later in the weekend.
Lost World Cave was also visited by Mike and Lisa this past weekend.
Andy, Kim, Mark visited Low Moor Cave with a group.
Rachel and Janet from Flittermouse visited Bone Norman Cave. Rachel’s Mexico trip had “no real caving” due to weather issues.
Upcoming Trips and Activities
Call for help for VAR/ Trip Leaders
Call for Renting Cabin for VAR: Lisa to spearhead!
Call from Ken for help Surveying Big Sink 4/13/19
Call from Lisa/Mike for Work Weekend help at Butler Cave (4/20, Memorial Day Weekend, One in June)
Call from Carlin for Perkins Survey Trip on 4/13/19
Michael McBride Provided a presentation/discussion on selecting and packing a cave pack
- Multiple types and brands of bags, cannisters and boxes were displpayed, with discussion following the themes of packing and selecting with regards to durabilty, size/space constraints, cost and personal preference.
Other Discussion and Previous Business:
Pay your dues please – Paypal or cash, check to Mike Broome
Previous Business – OCR Scholarship
Anti Harassment Policy
Ken = Conservation Trip? Poss. Trip for fall/autumn