Cave Safety Guidelines. by The Australian Speleological Federation (Inc.).
Discusses, hazards, basic equipment, leadership, and followership.
In Search of the Perfect Partner by K. Bartlett.
Advice on finding the "right" climbing partner. Applicable for cavers!.
Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor Safety Management. by R. Curtis.
Explains how accidents occur and how to reduce the risk of accidents through effective pre-trip planning and trip leadership.
What To Do if an Injury Occurs While Caving by Eastern Region NCRC.
Basic steps to take if an accident occurs.
Snow Sense. by J. Fredston and D. Fesler
How to deal with travel in avalanche terrain.
Lightning Safety for Outdoor Adventure/Recreation Professionals. by Richard Kithil, National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI).
How to avoid being hit. Includes some advice on caves.
Desert Travel & SurvivalTips. by R. Maschek.
How to avoid problems while traveling in the desert.
Information For Beginning Cavers. edited by G. Thomas Rea and Michael H. Camilletti
Advice for the first cave trip.
General Backcountry Safety by Charley Shimanski.
Information from the Mountain Rescue Association on how to stay safe in the wilderness.
On Techniques and Safety. by W. Storage.
Talks about the relationship between good techniques and resulting accident avoidance.
Psychological Factors and Cascading Errors: A Fatal Accident Case-Study[My Cave, W.Va.] by William K. Storage and John H. Ganter. NSS News, September 1990.
What make a tragedy? Accoring to this analysis, mistake after mistake, after mistake... (BTW, we agree).
Using the Tools of Science and Industry to Build a Comprehensive Caving Safety Program. by W. Storage.
Examines some common cave myths and practices in the light of actual science.
Safety Notes. by The University of Northern British Columbia Cave Club.
This is a nice write up on safety basics, with a focus on caving in the cold, wet environments of the Pacific Northwest.
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