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laurel 


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Getting to a Location
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What ways to you guys usually get to new locations? Do you just drive and park right next to where you are exploring? Do you park and hike your way there? Is there a stealthier way to get to a location?



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Re: Getting to a Location
< Reply # 1 on 7/31/2017 4:20 PM >
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Re: Getting to a Location
< Reply # 3 on 7/31/2017 4:46 PM >
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**Do Not** park near the location. Always have your car about .25 - .5 miles away or so that firstly if someone catches you they don't have your car plate/type and secondly if you have to run you aren't running 25 feet to your car where they can see you get in (and your license plate and car type)

Most people don't care that much about catching a trespasser so they aren't going to go follow you running for very long. If the evidence is right in front of them, however they might put in a bit of extra effort.

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Do you need to park away from a location? No, but you really probably should for extra safety.




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Re: Getting to a Location
< Reply # 4 on 7/31/2017 5:19 PM >
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As a general rule you want to have a little walk to your car. If you're decked out in gear, you'll cause some suspicion, so best pack the gear away until you're not in an exposed area.
There are definitely two things to remember about people;

1) Your average onlooker doesn't really care what you're doing. If you're in the city and exploring, and you go over an exposed walk way and someone happens to look up and see you, chances are they'll laugh to themselves and keep moving on with their life. The most they'll say about you is in a story they're telling at the bar.

2) If you walk with confidence and act like you're supposed to be there, you're most likely not going to receive a second glance from an onlooker. The more you try to hide and slink in the shadows, the worse it is. People are going to assume you're up to no good, especially if they spot you lying still in the dark of the building trying to hide.

Those being said, you don't want to be seen entering or exiting a location. Some due vigilance and awareness should help with that. But that is basically everything in exploring; vigilance and awareness.




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Re: Getting to a Location
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laurel 


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Re: Getting to a Location
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Maybe I could try this, but with pants... lol.




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laurel 


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Re: Getting to a Location
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As a general rule you want to have a little walk to your car. If you're decked out in gear, you'll cause some suspicion, so best pack the gear away until you're not in an exposed area.
There are definitely two things to remember about people;

1) Your average onlooker doesn't really care what you're doing. If you're in the city and exploring, and you go over an exposed walk way and someone happens to look up and see you, chances are they'll laugh to themselves and keep moving on with their life. The most they'll say about you is in a story they're telling at the bar.

2) If you walk with confidence and act like you're supposed to be there, you're most likely not going to receive a second glance from an onlooker. The more you try to hide and slink in the shadows, the worse it is. People are going to assume you're up to no good, especially if they spot you lying still in the dark of the building trying to hide.

Those being said, you don't want to be seen entering or exiting a location. Some due vigilance and awareness should help with that. But that is basically everything in exploring; vigilance and awareness.



Thanks for the advice. I was thinking that hiding definitely wouldn't be the best option... I can always carry around a badge that says I'm a journalist? lol




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I live in a major city, so biking is how I get anywhere.

Someone sees my bike? Cool, there's a million like 'em and nothing that says it's mine.

Car starts following me? Dope, I can go down one ways the wrong way and cut through parks.

Also bikes just seem less suspicious when they're in less populated areas than a big car does.

Long live two wheels




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Re: Getting to a Location
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I live in a major city, so biking is how I get anywhere.

Someone sees my bike? Cool, there's a million like 'em and nothing that says it's mine.

Car starts following me? Dope, I can go down one ways the wrong way and cut through parks.

Also bikes just seem less suspicious when they're in less populated areas than a big car does.

Long live two wheels


I've considered getting a bike for this specific reason, but it's a lot easier to haul things in my car if I need them for later (including my boyfriend, lol) so that's why I just use my car. Maybe I could get a bike rack for my car, park it a distance away, then bike the rest of the way there...that could be an option.




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I've found it very convenient to throw my old steel 10-speed in the back of my Subaru wagon, park a mile or two down the road from a given location, bike up to it and then just find a hiding place for the bike inside the building itself. It's always preferable to find safe, legal parking close to a location, but in a pinch this method is a hell of a lot better than walking.

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Re: Getting to a Location
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This has already been discussed several times but I find it funny to see people say never park next to a place. I went to a half dozen places the other day and parked right outside every one of them. No issues at all. You can't treat every place the same way. Can't play dumb when you parked 10 blocks away for a place that has several spots out front.




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Re: Getting to a Location
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This has already been discussed several times but I find it funny to see people say never park next to a place. I went to a half dozen places the other day and parked right outside every one of them. No issues at all. You can't treat every place the same way. Can't play dumb when you parked 10 blocks away for a place that has several spots out front.


Well, a lot of the places I have wanted to explore recently are right off of a main highway or road... so I'm not sure with a bright red Jeep I would feel comfortable parking right in front of an abandoned building. I'm sure that would definitely raise some questions of passerbys or police. So I can see why a lot of people wouldn't want to park right out in front.




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Well, a lot of the places I have wanted to explore recently are right off of a main highway or road... so I'm not sure with a bright red Jeep I would feel comfortable parking right in front of an abandoned building. I'm sure that would definitely raise some questions of passerbys or police. So I can see why a lot of people wouldn't want to park right out in front.


I would park 2 blocks from Beth Steel in the parking lot predawn and walk over then cut down the tracks and over the fence.
Throughout the day I watch the guards go up the people hanging outside gate and chase them off.
TFF.
Each site is different.

If LEOs want to find your car, they will... and laws of averages apply here; do it enough times you will get arrested.
The only fool proof method is by permission.
Sometimes this just doesn't work like at Beth.
Make sure the reward justifies the risk;
falls and structural collapses are your biggest hazards.
Bare that in mind at all times.




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I drive a run-down scooter, and it is safe to park next to many of the sites I visit. Sometimes I'll even park next to a fence and use my scooter for an extra boost.




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Almost every time I've been caught or damn close to getting caught at a location, it was my car that gave me away.


I'm going to leave it at that since everything else has already mostly been said.


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I drive a run-down scooter, and it is safe to park next to many of the sites I visit. Sometimes I'll even park next to a fence and use my scooter for an extra boost.


Hey, I do too.

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Just pull into the garage and shut the door.





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