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Ever find booby traps when urbanexing?
< on 9/12/2019 1:40 PM >
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Bombs. Deadfalls. Malaysian flying tigers. The old shotgun with the string attached to the door knob. Any and all are welcome. Post your booby trap stories, extra points for pics!

I found trip wires on several doors at the "Texas Superconducting Super Collider Thingy" they were not attached to any shotguns or other devices though maybe they had been removed.

Found a trap set with a large piece of plate glass ready to guillotine the next urbanexer to crawl through the window. Glad I didn't enter that way.

Large holes cut in floors and covered by throw rugs or door mats. Managed to avoid those as well.

Property owners are known to use some pretty devious devices to thwart burglars. Ive found more trail cameras than I can remember. At least I think they were cameras, tick tick tick tick..





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yeah, usually in the fall when I would stumble into someones' weed patch... Daha down the hill had improvised explosives set up around his, the crazy bastard. Unfortunately, that idiot put his weed supply near a dam that people liked to fish at.

Thst's about the booty traps I have ever come across.




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Re: Ever find booby traps when urbanexing?
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I've fucked up a few times with noise traps. I knocked over a 30 foot metal ladder inside a church sanctuary that the caretaker may or may not sleep inside. It was intentionally left on its side so the slightest bump would knock it down. occasionally caretakers will leave chairs in front of doors so they can tell when people have opened them too. But I've thankfully never been hurt by a booby trap.




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Alma College (demolished) at one point had large amounts of grease on the windowsills and evenly spaced boards on the windows to discourage explorers from climbing inside (and resulting in a not so insignificant falls).




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Tripped a wire attached to a blank shotgun shell/bird scarer at a military site a number of years ago, needless to say that shattered the quiet of an early summer Sunday morning!

I went to revisit a site I did earlier this year a couple of months back, and while it wasn't so much a booby trap it was a trap of sorts, where security had left two inviting holes in the fence either side of new motion sensors attached to a post on the road between the holes - if you went through either hole you'd come out in direct view of it.

Best booby trap I've seen on an explore though was this, recently - presumably set up as an 'early warning' system behind the front doors when the property was being squatted in. If someone tried pushing that door open, the bookcase leant over and supported only by a spirit level would come crashing down.





There's one well known asylum over here where the local farmer has taken such a dislike to people trespassing across his land to get to it, that he went through a phase of pumping silage through the open windows on the lower level where people would go in, as after all nobody wants to vault through a window and land in knee deep cow shit!

I suppose more than a few of you have seen that video which was doing the rounds earlier this year of those guys in an abandoned house with the booby trap on the stairs? Where the knife attached to the crutch comes swinging down? Luckily they had spotted the trap beforehand and videoed themselves setting it off from a distance. Seriously scary stuff.



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Every time I hear about these stories, I wonder why I'm still alive. Very sobering.




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Double edged razors embedded in plants, trees, or woodwork where people are likely to brush against or grasp.
A nasty little surprise...

Open manholes in tall grass/weeds.
Another reasons not to explore at night and to watch every step you take.
Open wells are fun too

Keep a sharp eye open for eye hazards like a stiff wire at face level.
Best to always wear glasses or safety glasses especially in low light areas.
No joke.

Rebar that's not bent over and sticking up/out may not be an intentional trap but if you trip and fall on it the results can be lethal.
Be aware of your surrounding art all times and don't goof around in dicey industrial landscapes... always keep your eyes on where your feet are going when moving.
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Keep your hands, at least one free when moving in unknown terrain.
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