My miner/smith is contemplating mining trips to fel. He knows from playing in the old days that there are inherent risks involved from running into pkers, but the lure of double resources is hard to resist. I've seen the posts that talk about putting a small bag behind a tree filled with the ore/ingots, wearing/carrying only the bare essentials, etc., but I'm curious if there are any other tips veterans out there could give me before my character makes the trip. Here are some related questions: * Does anyone use a fire beetle or is that like having a neon sign shouting "miner here for the killing!"? If no fire beetle, does the typical tactic involve mining until just below the weight limit and then recalling to a forge in a safe place? * Do fel miners typically insure their sturdy digging tools, gargoyle pickaxes, prospector's tools, and mining gloves? I'm guessing yes on the gloves at least. Thanks in advance for your help!