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Army Ammunition Plant and Strategic Tick Reserve
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This plant used to be the largest ammunition factory in the world when it was built in the 1940s. By the time it was finally permanently closed in the 1990s, it was heavily polluted, just barely missing EPA super-fund status. Buildings were so polluted with explosives that demolition could only be safely done by burning the building down instead of knocking them down. This was done in large batches, burning down dozens and dozens of buildings over many acres simultaneously. As a result, the grounds are mostly empty and there is a hell of a lot of walking to do to get into the more interesting buildings from the large, barbed wire perimeter fence, except for some barracks by the road far from the main ground.

It is now used for cattle grazing and is infested with ticks. There was a lot of walking and sun and misery both times I have gone, then trudging out in the dark, unable to see the goddamn cows mooing at me while waiting for the farmer to leave, wondering if any of them could be bulls.

I don't know a lot about cows.

Lots of cool, giant EXPLOSIVE, RADIOACTIVE, and POISON stickers.

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That's pretty sweet. You really should enter it in the Data Base.




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It's already there with 7 galleries, that's how I found it in the first place. Look in Lawrence KS. That's about how far I have to drive from Albuquerque to explore anything worth while (hint: feel bad for me)



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Ha I feel your pain Im 100 miles from anything interesting.

Kansas! that is a good drive, thanks for the pics.




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This is sick! Great site and great pictures. Next time I roadtrip through the area I'm going to have to make a detour.




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Ha I feel your pain Im 100 miles from anything interesting.


There's plenty of interesting things within 100 miles of you...
You've just seen each 12 times.. LOL

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This is neat. Seems like a fun place.




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Way badass, I'd really love to run into a place like this, you're lucky, you run across some awesome places and get great shots.




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Way badass, I'd really love to run into a place like this, you're lucky, you run across some awesome places and get great shots.


I don't know Impfac but I suspect luck had nothing to do with it. I think urban explorers like him make their own luck, most of the time.

Research, scouting, lots of miles, a keen eye, and some cleverness thrown in if that's luck then Ok.




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I couldn't help but laugh OUT LOUD at your beginning statement about the ticks and the cows...maybe bulls...You weren't wearing RED was ya? OH no problem it was still dark. Enjoyed your pics. Cool place to explore.




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I don't know Impfac but I suspect luck had nothing to do with it. I think urban explorers like him make their own luck, most of the time.

Research, scouting, lots of miles, a keen eye, and some cleverness thrown in if that's luck then Ok.


That is true. I plan and research in advance for most places-driving for 6-12 hours just to discover the place is demo'd, impossible to get in, etc, is really no fun. Sometimes I strike out anyway, but I had enough disappointment to start researching in advance, especially since I'm almost always alone.

And the ticks, I was very familiar with the goddamn ticks after the first trip. Four the first time, 3 the second, with dozens more in my clothes. Screw you nature.




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Lyme disease is bad stuff. I live in the country, I know 4 people that have/had it (somebody told me youre never rid of it) also know 1 guy that died from it.





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Luck or not call it what you want bud dudes got madskills, he's got my respect




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Well, after I got the ticks off, I did my research. Lyme disease is rare in Kansas, but endemic in NY, where I went after KS and where I also got a few ticks.

When I got back to NM at the end of the summer about 3.5 months later, I went to my MD and got a script for antibiotics-a 10 day course of amoxicillin is supposed to cure it in the first few months.

Lyme disease sucks balls, I didn't want to screw around.




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Luck or not call it what you want bud dudes got madskills, he's got my respect


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EPIC!




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You don't just "run into" a place like this ...

Research helps.

In all fairness ... all the AAPs seem to look just about the same.

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Way badass, I'd really love to run into a place like this, you're lucky, you run across some awesome places and get great shots.





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I was here at SAAP over the summer. Pulled off a tick that had attached mid-explore...didn't do it the correct way....got a nice nasty infection




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And first time seeing a cow inside a building!




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