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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Do you explore alone? (Viewed 14327 times)
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Re: Do you explore alone?
< Reply # 60 on 2/1/2016 5:55 AM >
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< Reply # 61 on 2/10/2016 2:32 PM >
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When I was younger I explored alone, it was mostly stupid stuff as a kid, looking back on it I really wouldn't recommend it. I'm not experienced as others on here, but I do believe in being safe first, so as with a hiking if I were to explore alone I'd let someone I trust know where I was going and how long I expect to be gone.





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< Reply # 62 on 2/14/2016 1:38 AM >
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Occasionally. Not as much fun as going with some mates though.




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< Reply # 63 on 2/16/2016 3:02 PM >
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Since we are a couple, we explore together and have been doing so for a while. One of us has explored a few times solo, just to grab some opportunities. Sometimes we go with other explorers or rookies.

When going solo, make sure your stealth mode is ON. When going with people, finding someone else is easier to deal with.
We've experienced all the different combinations:
- If your group finds another group, everyone assumes you're just checking out and say "hey, what's up".
- If your group finds a single person, chances are (s)he is a rookie explorer and will be very uncomfortable. Probably will say hi and go away in a fast pace.
- If you are solo and find a group, they will probably be rookies and think "We shouldn't be here, but what is this guy doing here all alone?"

However, you can have unfriendly encounters. If you are alone and find junkies or homeless people, that can be difficult to manage. As people already said: if you are alone and your gut is telling you something is wrong, probably you shouldn't go there.

We should push our boundaries and expand our comfort zone, but the best way is to take small steps.




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< Reply # 64 on 2/16/2016 3:47 PM >
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However, you can have unfriendly encounters. If you are alone and find junkies or homeless people, that can be difficult to manage. As people already said: if you are alone and your gut is telling you something is wrong, probably you shouldn't go there.

We should push our boundaries and expand our comfort zone, but the best way is to take small steps.


One gun or knife in the hands of an experienced combatant means your group is in the hurt locker. Same rules apply to groups as solo, although your stealth is compromised more with each additional person even in a well behaved group.
Numbers don't make it safe and increase your exposure. There are lines, cross the wrong one and you won't return intact. With more than one you also have the added burden of bringing them back if things go south.

The limits are a constant; only your perception of them and presentation of yourself over time changes...




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Of course if you go solo, you control your impact on the infiltrated environment much better, but as with everything, there are pros and cons. Less people means more flexibility and less visibility.

Bottom line is, it depends on where you are and what you do.



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< Reply # 66 on 3/14/2016 11:01 AM >
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Sometimes! It's very meditative for me, just going out on your own. Also allows you to be more stealthy, and go explore what YOU want, without having others tell you which way they should go.




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< Reply # 67 on 3/16/2016 2:52 PM >
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I don't live in the best area, & think it's probably kind of stupid to go exploring by myself, but i'd rather be able to do my own thing.




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< Reply # 68 on 3/16/2016 3:09 PM >
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I don't live in the best area, & think it's probably kind of stupid to go exploring by myself, but i'd rather be able to do my own thing.


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< Reply # 69 on 3/16/2016 5:00 PM >
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Always trust your street sense; if it doesn't seem safe, it probably isn't.


I don't think there are a whole lot of abandoned areas I'd feel safe in, haha.




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< Reply # 70 on 3/24/2016 10:30 PM >
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I've never gone alone as an adult. When I was a kid I went alone often, but I didn't really think about the risks. I am more worried about falling through a floor or running into dangerous people now. I enjoy having the company too.




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< Reply # 71 on 3/25/2016 12:17 AM >
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I much prefer to explore with another person, but rarely more than that. I find that three's usually a crowd, and four+ just stresses me out at most locations, especially if there are strangers involved. As I'm usually super anxious about not getting caught, I'm fairly picky about who I explore with and have/had a solid core group of friends whom I trust completely. Unfortunately as we've all gotten older and branched out into other things it's become harder and harder to make our schedules align, which equals less exploring these days, which sucks.

Loathe as I am to admit it, I'm also just a bit of a wimp sometimes and get scared being in many places alone - mostly old houses and drains (lol, the ONE place you're least likely to encounter anyone). Of course I've done some of each solo over the years, but I'm never truly at ease. oddly enough the one thing I prefer to do solo is climbing cranes / exploring construction sites. When you know there's a risk of on-site security making patrols it's much easier to keep tabs on your own shit and be stealthy, not having to worry about someone else.


This is me. I often scare the shit out of myself alone, but still explore alone. I started out alone, and I started with construction sites. No reason other than I didn't know there was such a thing as "urbex," or these forums existed, so my tendencies evolved a bit unconventionally. I typically do feel safer and stealthier alone on construction sites. I also don't want to have to stress out over someone acting a fool or taking stupid risks. That shit stresses me out.
As of now, I probably explore alone/with others about 50/50. Both have distinctive advantages and disadvantages. I honestly can't say which I prefer.




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< Reply # 72 on 5/28/2016 4:27 AM >
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I know this thread is a few months old..but I'm new. and yes I go alone. I am female. its hard to find people to go with me.




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I've run into girls exploring alone, cool kitties




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I use to only go alone. More so if I'm going down I'm going down alone without taking people with me. However, I make myself extremely paranoid so I end up rushing when I wish I wouldn't have. I had an explore go bad in Georgia involving three druggies and ever since then I do not go alone unless I absolutely have to.




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I've never explored alone...

I typically go with my one friend. In fact, that seems to be about all the exploring I do is with him...


Looks like I'll be going with some other Alberta folks fairly soon though, so...it'll be exciting.




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I only go alone when I have permission from the property owner. Which in most cases has them walking the building with me to make sure it's empty and a locked door keeping me in until I call to have them let me out.

Every other time I am accompanied by my best friend. Being that I am a girl with thousands in camera equipment wrapped around me, I am an easy target.

What makes my duo extremely beneficial is I photograph and my friend does not. So while I am behind the lens I have another set of eyes keeping look out.




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Depends. Scout on my own. If my friends want to go with me, I'm always down for the company. If not alone it is then.




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< Reply # 78 on 6/21/2016 5:17 PM >
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95% of the time, yes. None of my friends are that interested in it (though I try to get them to be) and haven't really met anybody else local who want to do it.

I'm also a bit of a wimp and have been to a lot of places that I've not gone inside since I was alone and worried about the structural integrity. Those are the places I try to get my friends interested in going to with me




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< Reply # 79 on 6/21/2016 6:08 PM >
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95% of the time, yes. None of my friends are that interested in it (though I try to get them to be) and haven't really met anybody else local who want to do it.

I'm also a bit of a wimp and have been to a lot of places that I've not gone inside since I was alone and worried about the structural integrity. Those are the places I try to get my friends interested in going to with me


Times like this I wish I drove. Tons of stuff I'd like to see upstate.




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