Equipment - What should you take when you go urbexing?
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2. not in the UK, if you're under 16 you can be taken home but usually the police just send you on your way when they realise you're just a photographer
7. maybe, but i'd never recommend it. if you're caught with a knife, you can be held on aggravated trespass
14. this is my biggest fear, i don't want to stumble upon a dead guy in a building but i fear it could happen
16. once you leave, nothing can happen unless you broke shit. for this reason, i am safe to post this
Head mounted light.
Safety pins, some paper clips, and a pair of pliers. (Or more advanced lockpicking equipment, if you think that's necessary) Never know what kind of old locks one might stumble into.
Or, if you've got the balls and/or the thirst for vandalism, a sledgehammer.
[QUOTE=mephiles;33953470]Safety pins, some paper clips, and a pair of pliers. (Or more advanced lockpicking equipment, if you think that's necessary) Never know what kind of old locks one might stumble into.
Or, if you've got the balls and/or the thirst for vandalism, a sledgehammer.[/QUOTE]
brings it from trespass to burglary/breaking and entering
[QUOTE=cueballv2themax;33953517]brings it from trespass to burglary/breaking and entering[/QUOTE]
As long as there isn't an owner (or law enforcement) that's going to have the chance to be all pissy over me entering, I don't think many people are going to go apeshit over it. It passes my moral inspection anyway. :p
I started to take a thermos of tea urbexing, don't know why just a cup of tea adds to the relaxation of exploring and taking photos.
[QUOTE=mephiles;33954509]As long as there isn't an owner (or law enforcement) that's going to have the chance to be all pissy over me entering, I don't think many people are going to go apeshit over it. It passes my moral inspection anyway. :p[/QUOTE]
I suppose you're right. It's not nearly as bad as kicking in a door or breaking a window.
At least in the UK, afaik you can only be sued for "damages" incurred by someone - i.e. if you trespass, but do not damage anything at all / move anything / etc, then you can be sued for the owners losses (i.e. £0).
This is not legal advice, just what I interpret the trespass laws as.
even if you move something you can't be done for it
Well what I take now is:
1 or more cameras and extra lenses (28mm, 58mm and 135mm)
Flashgun + spare batteries
2-D cell maglite (L.E.D.)
A thermos of tea
Some kendal mint cake ( I do enjoy stopping for a bite to eat while urbexing)
And normally I wear clothes for example maybe a Shirt, T-shirt, Jeans or regatta work pants,and assault boots.
Sometimes my council uniform of hi-vis polo shirt and pull-over or coat
I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
also a bit about trespass in the UK
"Basically if you get caught, play nice. Security guards aren't known for their politeness, but don't antagonise them or give them reason to consider your behaviour to be threatening (this includes wielding maglites or throwing stones). They are just doing their job after all."
about to buy
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Well get it, they are good torches, as bright as a maglite yet approx 10times smaller
also tempted to buy
Finally remembered I was going to get one of those right angled flashlights.
saying they go for less than £8 for a well made torch
Also don't talk about it too often irl. People have gone urbexing, shared the experience at school which resulted in the place being knocked down/tightened up.
If you have a smart phone, buy a cheap old Nokia or anything similar, those things have amazing battery life and won't break when you drop it.
Always watch your step, never walk casually unless it's pretty obvious the floor has nothing dangerous on it (e.g. ground floor of a factory has damp floor but nothing noticeable), however still keep glancing down.
Understand whats to hard to reach, if you spot something interesting but getting to it can be hazardous just leave it, there is never a need to take unnecessary risks.
Also don't take things from the site, part of the fun is finding interesting documents and trinkets, looking at them and then leaving them for the next explorer to check out. Imagine how much more interesting the videos of Chernobyl would be if people didn't re-enter the zone and loot.
My phones a hand me down
from my auntie to my granddad to me
So far its fell about 10ft been stood on in combat boots its more or less unbreakable
Its a Sony Ericsson walk-man one of the slide ones forgot the number.
[QUOTE=cueballv2themax;31416828]If you're gonna use masks, you're better buying a cheap respirator and filters, cheaper in the long run.[/QUOTE]
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Yes but you look like an utter twat if you get caught.
[QUOTE=Tophat;31949950]So i'm guessing the 3M Spray Paint Respirator P95 ( [url]http://www.homedepot.ca/product/3m-spray-paint-respirator-p95/908087[/url] ) is completely useless for any urbex, and that i'll probably need the WORKHORSE Asbestos and lead respirator with cartridge ( [url]http://www.homedepot.ca/product/asbestos-and-lead-respirator-with-cartridge/900971[/url] )?
Also, is carrying a retractable ladder with you a good idea? I suppose it depends on where I need to go.
What kind of gloves do you recommend?
Are there any good flash lights I can pick up somewhere around here? (I live in Canada)
Also, do any of you recommend any types/brands of bag in particular?[/QUOTE]
OK I can't do this kinda stuff in my home country 'cos its too dang small and anything that's abandoned is either pulled down or haunted, but for a bag I suggest a Timbuk2, its about US$100+ or so for a decent backpack, comes with this clip-on thingy in front so that it stays on even when sprinting as long as the strap thingy is tightened. And it apparently uses some kevlar in the material, so i guess your back won't be screwed over TOO badly if you fall but don't go test it.
Oh and btw can someone suggest to me a good pair of gloves for climbing? I parkour a bit now and then but I have sweaty palms and sometimes i slip off stuff because of it. For example, I scaled a wall, tried to throw one leg over, hands lost grip, fell 2m, screwed up my back for the week :(
After urbexing today I know next time i'll bring a torch. Thats it, other than a phone.
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