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    Would You Do It?

    I just watched this video....There is no way that I would have the guts. Haha Drops 550ft, handles dynomite(I think),kind of maybe he's a little mixed up looking for his back to the rope(I'm just guessing)etc... I was scared watching it! haha My first thought when he got to the bottom and saw him unhook.."what if that wasn't the bottom and if that could have been a plug?...." How would you know? Then who knows if walking around on it would let things loose? ...

    He has more guts than I do...That's for sure!! There is A part one too, it's him being lowered down the 550 ft. I'd like to see some stuff like this...but? I don't think I have the guts for it.

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    you would have to have a pretty strong case of finding treasure to get me in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    you would have to have a pretty strong case of finding treasure to get me in there
    I am not sure if I could do it or not. I am not well enough to do this now physically, but assuming I could, I am not sure. I don't mind heights, but snakes really bother me. I say that too being from Maine, the only state in the nation without poisonous snakes. Tight spaces do not bother me which was really important when I welded up US Navy Destroyers. Until I good enough at welding with a mirror, I crammed myself into some holes. (Take a look at the bow section of the USS Zumwalt for an idea of how cramped it gets welding...and 180 sailors lives depend on your quality welds too).

    I really like Frank though, and is the only channel on YouTube I watch routinely.

    The biggest problem is that I could not go in alone. My best friend and exploring partner is my wife Katie, and our think is urban exploring such as old factories and buildings. We LIVE for that, so we definitely explore creepy places, but Katie is claustrophobic so there is no way I would get her into a mine shaft. Without her, I doubt I would go in.

    We were coming back from a date one evening though and found an old house that just needed to be explored. Katie was not really dressed for exploring such a place, but her curiosity got the best of her, so we went in and looked about the place. She is a trooper in terms of exploring.

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    Count me out. You can also call me chicken s*** and it won't bother me!
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    It's nice to have someone go with you in such things.
    But I thought when I seen the picture this was your way of putting a TREASURE in places to make you go looking!


    Quote Originally Posted by OreCart View Post
    I am not sure if I could do it or not. I am not well enough to do this now physically, but assuming I could, I am not sure. I don't mind heights, but snakes really bother me. I say that too being from Maine, the only state in the nation without poisonous snakes. Tight spaces do not bother me which was really important when I welded up US Navy Destroyers. Until I good enough at welding with a mirror, I crammed myself into some holes. (Take a look at the bow section of the USS Zumwalt for an idea of how cramped it gets welding...and 180 sailors lives depend on your quality welds too).

    I really like Frank though, and is the only channel on YouTube I watch routinely.

    The biggest problem is that I could not go in alone. My best friend and exploring partner is my wife Katie, and our think is urban exploring such as old factories and buildings. We LIVE for that, so we definitely explore creepy places, but Katie is claustrophobic so there is no way I would get her into a mine shaft. Without her, I doubt I would go in.

    We were coming back from a date one evening though and found an old house that just needed to be explored. Katie was not really dressed for exploring such a place, but her curiosity got the best of her, so we went in and looked about the place. She is a trooper in terms of exploring.

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    They are lucky that rope didnt break from sliding on the corner of the rock
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    I did it while in my late 20's. A vertical cave in W. Virginia. 154 feet down. Looking in I could see hardhats, about the size of my thumb nail. Quick going down. Took me 20 minutes to get back up. They said I did good for a first timer. Now I'm an old timer.
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    I have rappelled into some caves as well.
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    Would I do it? Heck yes! It's what we do.






    Joanne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    Would I do it? Heck yes! It's what we do.






    Joanne
    This looks awesome. What’s the story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    Would I do it? Heck yes! It's what we do.






    Joanne
    That is awesome!

    I think it is really great when a husband and wife do things fun together like this. Old mines would be the greatest exploration I think because everything down there that is explorable, took hard work to excavate, and so every stope and rise would make me think, "now why would they do all this", which of course all done on the HOPE that the ore held promise.

    Nice pictures too. I know what little bit we explore, taking quality photos in dusty, dirty buildings in poor light can be a challenge. In short I really admire you for doing what you do! My only question is, where are the high heels and little red dress? (LOL) (Only teasing).
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    As I said, I really like Frank and his explorations.

    He has over 190 videos so far, and said he has been approached by Discovery Channel to do a television show on exploring abandoned mines. I am not sure how that went, or if that is still in the works or not.

    The only thing I am unsure of, is that sometimes he takes things out of the mine. Myself; and this is just me...Katie and I admit that what we are doing is illegal, as exploring old buildings is trespassing, but we live by one rule. Leave only footprints, and take only photographs. And we have seen some really nice stuff. Stuff that probably no one would ever want, BUT...it is not ours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OreCart View Post
    I am not sure if I could do it or not. I am not well enough to do this now physically, but assuming I could, I am not sure. I don't mind heights, but snakes really bother me. I say that too being from Maine, the only state in the nation without poisonous snakes. Tight spaces do not bother me which was really important when I welded up US Navy Destroyers. Until I good enough at welding with a mirror, I crammed myself into some holes. (Take a look at the bow section of the USS Zumwalt for an idea of how cramped it gets welding...and 180 sailors lives depend on your quality welds too).

    I really like Frank though, and is the only channel on YouTube I watch routinely.

    The biggest problem is that I could not go in alone. My best friend and exploring partner is my wife Katie, and our think is urban exploring such as old factories and buildings. We LIVE for that, so we definitely explore creepy places, but Katie is claustrophobic so there is no way I would get her into a mine shaft. Without her, I doubt I would go in.

    We were coming back from a date one evening though and found an old house that just needed to be explored. Katie was not really dressed for exploring such a place, but her curiosity got the best of her, so we went in and looked about the place. She is a trooper in terms of exploring.

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    We use to go exploring every weekend. When we were younger her and I would jump in the car and sometimes on Sunday would be 3 states away. haha...There was also a time when we looked for the "Haunted" stuff....My wife doesn't have much fear when it comes to that stuff. I'm probably the one that worries more of what could happen. Snakes and spiders are my biggest problem. I'm not deathly afraid or anything like that. It's just always on my mind and I'm a little jumpy watching out for them. I'm ok if I see it first, I don't like surprised by them.

    My biggest problem being lowered in would be the trust of who was on the other end of the rope, then the constant thought of what could fail...That and worried about things coming down on me. The shaft would be the same...I'd have a constant worry of what could fail or go wrong. The mental part would get me..."what if the light goes out, what if that timber fails, what if there was an earth quake,etc..." That's how my mind would go. Seems like the older I get the more those types of thoughts go when doing this kind of stuff. haha

    Your pic reminds me of stuff my wife and I would do.Your not fooling me with the whole..."we just happened to stop and check it out..".I'm joking!!

    SHe loves old house that have the Victorian type look, we couldn't pass one that looked abandoned with out her wanting to check it out. We haven't done that in years since now I have more of a respect for property owners, it really depends on a lot if we go look at something or not., but in the past it wasn't much of a concern. Plus in your teens and 20's it's kind of expected when caught...When your 40's it's looked at a little different. haha: We even stayed in the local "haunted house" where we grew up. Everyone was afraid of it and we were dared to spend the night in it....We did...haha Heard noise's..Went to check it out. Just squirrels and raccoons living in it. No ghosts.


    I like his video's too!! I wasn't trying to trash on him at all...Just thought the kid was a little crazy for some of the things he did and most of that was because of my own fears of things. I'm a subscriber to the channel. I've watched a ton of his video's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    Would I do it? Heck yes! It's what we do.






    Joanne
    That would be a blast! and I would love to see some of that kind of stuff..Just too many fears for that....Maybe once I understand more it would be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitric View Post
    We use to go exploring every weekend. When we were younger her and I would jump in the car and sometimes on Sunday would be 3 states away. haha...There was also a time when we looked for the "Haunted" stuff....My wife doesn't have much fear when it comes to that stuff. I'm probably the one that worries more of what could happen. Snakes and spiders are my biggest problem. I'm not deathly afraid or anything like that. It's just always on my mind and I'm a little jumpy watching out for them. I'm ok if I see it first, I don't like surprised by them.

    My biggest problem being lowered in would be the trust of who was on the other end of the rope, then the constant thought of what could fail...That and worried about things coming down on me. The shaft would be the same...I'd have a constant worry of what could fail or go wrong. The mental part would get me..."what if the light goes out, what if that timber fails, what if there was an earth quake,etc..." That's how my mind would go. Seems like the older I get the more those types of thoughts go when doing this kind of stuff. haha

    Your pic reminds me of stuff my wife and I would do.Your not fooling me with the whole..."we just happened to stop and check it out..".I'm joking!!

    SHe loves old house that have the Victorian type look, we couldn't pass one that looked abandoned with out her wanting to check it out. We haven't done that in years since now I have more of a respect for property owners, it really depends on a lot if we go look at something or not., but in the past it wasn't much of a concern. Plus in your teens and 20's it's kind of expected when caught...When your 40's it's looked at a little different. haha: We even stayed in the local "haunted house" where we grew up. Everyone was afraid of it and we were dared to spend the night in it....We did...haha Heard noise's..Went to check it out. Just squirrels and raccoons living in it. No ghosts.


    I like his video's too!! I wasn't trying to trash on him at all...Just thought the kid was a little crazy for some of the things he did and most of that was because of my own fears of things. I'm a subscriber to the channel. I've watched a ton of his video's.
    No, no, no...I did not take it all that you were "trashing him". If I conveyed that, I am so sorry. I knew exactly what you were saying.

    The only surprise to me on this particular video was, in the first one showing the kid being lowered down, they seemed like the rope system was perfect and they were 'experts", but then when things went wrong (getting him back up), they seemed like amateurs. I am not trashing them, plans do not always work out like you think, it just seemed like such a stark contrast to the first video to the second.

    As for us just happening along to that old house, that was TRUE! We even had our youngest daughter with us at the time. We had actually taken a side-road to go see a park, but when we got there it was getting late, and was hiking trails. Katie was not exactly dressed for hiking (her high heels), but when we ran across this abandoned railroad house, we explored it.

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