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  Topic: Standard light gear
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Anything and Everything Else   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:14 pm   Subject: Standard light gear
Rechargeable 9V gave me 2 days of normal use. I bought a 2-cell kit, with charger, so I had a spare. Both fit easily into the housing.

Bought the Black Diamond "Spot" headlamp at EMS (goi ...
  Topic: Ellis Island, south side hospitals
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 6
Views: 7084

PostForum: Abandoned and Neglected   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:01 pm   Subject: Ellis Island, south side hospitals
By the way, the tour is worth doing. I recommend you encourage the guide to show you everything possible. Sometimes they do not.
  Topic: DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR HOBBY....
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 5
Views: 389

PostForum: Abandoned Mine Discussions | 500ft Level   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:54 pm   Subject: DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR HOBBY....
We sometimes need to operate in the dark. "Those who know don't speak", etc etc...except for Miner Bob, of course. Guy is a blabbermouth...a BLAAAABBERMOUTHHHHHH
  Topic: panamint
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 7
Views: 3755

PostForum: Abandoned Mine Discussions | 500ft Level   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:58 pm   Subject: panamint
steve, please email me theroadtoruins@verizon.net
  Topic: Standard light gear
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 21
Views: 16297

PostForum: Anything and Everything Else   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:01 pm   Subject: Petzl Zoom headlamp upgrade
Field test of 9v battery mod, Petzl Zoom headlamp (originally used 4.5v halogen or krypton bulb mated to three AA bateries).

Rig was significantly lighter than the previous lead acid setup and the ...
  Topic: Standard light gear
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 21
Views: 16297

PostForum: Anything and Everything Else   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:00 pm   Subject: Standard light gear
I'm going to try a 9v next, which will be lighter but probably not as long lasting. I'm thinking about trying rechargeable 9 volts, maybe in parallel pairs or even just swapping them as needed.

Th ...
  Topic: Lusscroft Farm, Sussex NJ
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 2
Views: 3512

PostForum: Abandoned and Neglected   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:06 pm   Subject: Lusscroft Farm, Sussex NJ
It is. Lusscroftfarm.org

FYI, poison ivy all over the place. Beware. Learn to identify it: the thick, hairy vines can cause a reaction even if the leaves are gone.
  Topic: Lusscroft Farm, Sussex NJ
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 2
Views: 3512

PostForum: Abandoned and Neglected   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:44 pm   Subject: Lusscroft Farm, Sussex NJ
Near Stokes St. Forest. Historic farm with abandoned springhouse and lodge lurking on the trails above the farm.
  Topic: Standard light gear
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 21
Views: 16297

PostForum: Anything and Everything Else   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:02 pm   Subject: Standard light gear
I recently modified my Petzl Zoom again: put an E10 (mini screw-base) LED instead of the Krypton bulb and mated it to a small 6v, 1.4 amp lead-acid battery, trying to get around the battery overheatin ...
  Topic: Ellis Island, south side hospitals
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 6
Views: 7084

PostForum: Abandoned and Neglected   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:33 pm   Subject: Ellis Island, south side hospitals
Tried to do a custom "private tour" by sneaking away from the hard hat tour and found out the hard way that there may be security cameras there (how else could they know?). It was an impulse ...
  Topic: Ellis Island, south side hospitals
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 6
Views: 7084

PostForum: Abandoned and Neglected   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:37 pm   Subject: Ellis Island, south side hospitals
Abandoned hospitals on the south side.
  Topic: Abandoned subway stuff
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 6
Views: 8249

PostForum: Abandoned and Neglected   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:56 pm   Subject: Abandoned subway stuff
Very good. You are a sneaky fellow with some nerve.
  Topic: The Schuyler Mine Victoria Shaft
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 20
Views: 15710

PostForum: Abandoned Mine Discussions | 500ft Level   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:18 am   Subject: The Schuyler Mine Victoria Shaft
I'm ready to go!
  Topic: Standard light gear
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 21
Views: 16297

PostForum: Anything and Everything Else   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:51 am   Subject: Standard light gear
An odd problem has surfaced when using Cree-style LED lights using AA or AAA cells:

Most of these lights use 3 batteries. I'm finding that the cell closest to the load (light) gets depleted quickly ...
  Topic: The Schuyler Mine Victoria Shaft
TheRoadToRuins

Replies: 20
Views: 15710

PostForum: Abandoned Mine Discussions | 500ft Level   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:08 pm   Subject: The Schuyler Mine Victoria Shaft
I could get down that easily.
 
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