Our camping spot in an underground abandoned quarry [OC]

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Tychke on February 10th, 2022 at 08:46 UTC »

Because I know a lot of questions will pop up, please read this already.

Feel free to ask more info afterwards.We spent two night two months ago in the weekend, more than three hundred km from home and we slept in an abandoned underground limestone quarry. We were here already a couple of times but it is the first time I took the time to take a proper picture of our cozy sleeping spot.

It takes 10-15 minutes to walk from the car to the sleeping spot ‘inside’, so we pack our stuff in one bag so we only have to walk once as we don’t need much. We usually hide our stuff and then take an underground walk in the quarry before setting up and sleeping. It doesn't take much time to set this up as it's just an air mattress with a tarp underneath and our two zipped sleeping bags on top. I usually leave one candle lighted. It’s kinda like a clock since it stays lighted for 8 hours.

It's a constant 11°C in the whole quarry and definitely warmer than outside this time of the year since it is starting to freeze over here in western Europe. It's the first time actually that I wasn't cold during the night. Can't really tell too much of where is located to preserve these places so I won’t answer those questions. There is a lot of history in these underground spaces.

I have a 5-gas detector and I don’t have to bring it with me in these types of quarries since there are ventilation shafts, entrances/exits and other holes enough to provide enough natural ventilation throughout the underground space to safely sleep there.

ADG211 on February 10th, 2022 at 08:50 UTC »

I would just like to express my envy for you and point out the obvious: this is basically Minecraft day 1 base irl

coheed85 on February 10th, 2022 at 09:03 UTC »

I have a few questions;

How many nights did you spend there and how long ago?

How far away is it from your home?

Have you taken a picture of your cozy sleeping spot before?

How long does it take you to walk from the car to the spot ‘inside’?

Do you leave any of the candles burning at night?

What’s the temperature inside the quarry?

Would you say that there’s history in these underground spaces?

Do you have a gas detector? And if so, how many gasses can it detect?