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For over 80 years the NSS has published the NSS News and other caving publications. Members get immediate digital access to publications. For an additional $10/year they can receive the printed copy of the News.


Every year the NSS holds a week long convention. Members receive a discount. Members also get access or discounts to regional events held all over the country.


Members get discounts on National Cave Rescue Commission training events held throughout the country. 


The NSS has partnered with Expertvoice to offer up to 45% off outdoor gear. Additionally, Highline Rope, Inner Mountain Outfitters, and On Rope 1 all offer generous discounts to NSS members.

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NSS members can apply for the exploration & scientific grants the organization gives out every year. Learn more here.