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UER Forum > UE Main > How do you find and/or scout a new loacation? (Viewed 209 times)
Elitist-Monster 


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How do you find and/or scout a new loacation?
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Hey there everyone! My friends and I are fairly new to the urban exploring scene, and we've hit some hardships. Now, we live in interior Alaska and there isn't a lot that is close by that we know of that we can hit. We go out about once every week to look into some leads but no joy. So i thought I'd ask some folks who have way more experience!

What are some tips and tricks of the trade when looking for new locations?


What sources do you use to look into properties and whether or not they're abandoned?


Is there a database that has a list of abandoned properties in towns and such?

Thanks so much for your time, everyone!





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floridafly94 


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Re: How do you find and/or scout a new loacation?
< Reply # 1 on 7/28/2020 6:58 PM >
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Have you checked Atlas Obscura? Might find some neat places there. Hope this helps. https://www.atlasobscura.com/




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< Reply # 2 on 7/28/2020 8:55 PM >
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The basics to finding your own places are pretty much:

-Look along industrial areas along with old military sites as these areas tend to have a higher presence of things to explore. Going along railroad tracks also works well too.

-It’s usually easy to identify whether a building is abandoned or not by looking at natural decay, graffiti, boarded windows/doors

Probably the easiest way to find locations is just typing in “[city/town name] abandoned places” and something is bound to show up. Usually it’ll be something ran through many times, but it’s worth doing if you’re just getting started.




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< Reply # 3 on 7/28/2020 10:30 PM >
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Is there a database that has a list of abandoned properties in towns and such?




http://www.uer.ca/...es&province=Alaska

plenty to see may need to be a Full Member may need to bur some gas, I didnt sort them out I'll leave that to you

dont forget satellite imagery can save a ton of gas



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Elitist-Monster 


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http://www.uer.ca/...es&province=Alaska

plenty to see may need to be a Full Member may need to bur some gas, I didnt sort them out I'll leave that to you

dont forget satellite imagery can save a ton of gas




Yeah, we've hit a lot of the places in the interior on that list already. Really can't wait to get that full membership! LOL.




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In Alaska? Honestly, I'd look for abandoned mines and military bases. Try government maps and databases for both, they should be available publicly online. Maybe some ghost towns, though I don't know if Alaska has any.




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Elitist-Monster 


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Re: How do you find and/or scout a new loacation?
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In Alaska? Honestly, I'd look for abandoned mines and military bases. Try government maps and databases for both, they should be available publicly online. Maybe some ghost towns, though I don't know if Alaska has any.


Alaska actually has a lot of ghost towns. The main problem is that the roads to get to them are unmaintained and for most of them, it's a plane ride and a 3 hour drive plus some hiking time. The military bases unfortunately get used for training drills, but there are a few around. The mines are fun, we've found a few. But something we did encounter are some 'sourdoughs' that still defend their land with 2nd amendment. We have been shot at for going near a mine that was supposed to be abandoned.




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Alaska actually has a lot of ghost towns. The main problem is that the roads to get to them are unmaintained and for most of them, it's a plane ride and a 3 hour drive plus some hiking time. The military bases unfortunately get used for training drills, but there are a few around. The mines are fun, we've found a few. But something we did encounter are some 'sourdoughs' that still defend their land with 2nd amendment. We have been shot at for going near a mine that was supposed to be abandoned.


That's a little bit more than what security around here does.




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