Spelunking (that’s going down in caves) is not as easy to decide on as jogging around the block. So before you embark on that real-cave experience, try it out with CaveSim!
Spelunking is a serious activity because 1) it requires an investment on safety gear, which would be sad if it were a one-time thing and 2) caves are natural wonders that should not be vandal-led over or destroyed.
So before you become a true-blooded spelunker, try it out with CaveSim first.
CaveSim was created by cave-enthusiast Dave Jackson when he was having caving orientations. He first tried making participants crawl in furniture and tape, but found that counter-productive.
“Unfortunately, on our second day in underground practice, there was a little bit of damage done to the real cave we were using,” Jackson said. “And I thought about the picnic tables, and I thought there was a better way to do this.”
From tape to picnic table, Dave finally developed the legit cave experience with CaveSim.
What he came up with, exactly, is a 48-foot-long (14.6 m) virtual cave that twists and bends over its 13 x 18 foot (4 x 5.5 m) footprint. The goal is to get out the cave knocking as less “rocks” as possible.
Put your game faces on, as this is being scored. Yes, CaveSim has sensors to keep track of your score. You can even make it a competition between friends.
Good News! Dave also makes miniature CaveSims for interested buyers. So if you want your own little cave at home, drop by Cavesims‘ site now.