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Tunnel Tips
entry by toxictoaster 
9/1/2005 5:00 PM

The tunnel system is basicly a safe place to travel through as long as one remains cautious and takes to mind some of the tips I have compiled below.

1) Wear high shoes! No sandals!
Longsleaved Shirts and Jeans
No Jackets

- I have had people go down in sandals who regretted it. There are areas of the tunnels that have an inch or so of water that you have to walk through. This water, is very dirty, filled with rust ect, and is not pleasant to have on bare skin.

- Longsleaved Shirts, help you get past some areas that have steam leaks. Ditto for jeans. Also you may have to crawl through some areas, therefore jeans are a help, and kneepads a bonus.

- The tunnels are very warm, if you take a jacket down with you, you will have to stash it and pick it up on your way out.

2) Bring water

- Water is an absolute necessity. The warm dry tunnels can dehydrate you pretty fast, leaving you dizzy, and sometimes with a headaches. We at times have been down for three hours at a time exploring, for these long expeditions, having multiple bottles of water is needed.

3) Bring Extra Flash Lights

- It's only happened to us once, but, a flashlights battery, can go dead leaving you in a world of complete darkness. Which is not fun. When we go down, we try and have four flashlights (considering there are usually 2-3 people down at a time) This gives us more then enough light for camera work, and navigation.

4) Extra Batteries

- For camera, FRS, ect.

5) Before opening any doors inspect them for security systems.

6) Leave it as you found it.

7)Lock any exits you might use on campus.

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Re: Tunnel Tips
< Reply # 1 on 9/2/2005 8:47 PM >
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Have you considered exploring the storm drain system?

I've been doing some thinking; if any particular part of the drainage system was built before or during the use of the Fredericton Underground, then there's a decent chance that there would have been some connections made between the two. Also, if there are connections inside the drains, these are about the least likely of the connections to have actually been sealed.

Part of this is because the tunnel still might need to have drainage for one reason or another, and second because they probably would never expect anyone to delve that deep into the storm drains anyway, thus making it not really a risk for them.

I took a look on Google Earth for a possible drainage infall and found this(the infall position is circled in red):

I can't tell if it's water or not, but it seems like the only obvious water source in the city, and the outfall would of course end in the river. Just about any course from that spot on the map toward the river would have to run past the Underground.

In any case, I'm strongly considering taking a look at some point.

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