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ever stayed more than a day ?
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I was thinking about spending the night in an abandoned building with a friend, Just to see what it would feel like to wake up in one of theses places.
Have anyone ever slept-over at a location ?




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< Reply # 1 on 8/11/2017 12:27 PM >
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< Reply # 2 on 8/11/2017 1:52 PM >
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Oh yes. So very much yes




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< Reply # 3 on 8/11/2017 6:07 PM >
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Yup.

But we're soft-and-spoiled older folks, so we only did it out of necessity.

(i.e. The entry/exit were long-and-involved and both had to be done under the cover of darkness so we could see the security coming.)

It was less of sleeping-in-a-place, and more of catching naps in the early morning and hiding out (and napping) until sunset, when we could get out.

Once we worked out a better entry/exit, we stopped doing it that way. But can't buy those life experiences.



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< Reply # 4 on 8/12/2017 12:50 AM >
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We've have a few camp outs at an abandon prison.




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< Reply # 5 on 8/12/2017 6:35 AM >
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I've done overnight hangouts on the occasions we've decided to climb up somewhere and get drunk, just to give everyone time to get to a place where they can safely climb down.

Also slept in a lot of random places when I was younger and didn't have a steady place to live, as long as at least one of you is a light sleeper it's chill. I prefer to sleep in a hammock if possible due to the general conditions of the floors in a lot of places. Also if you have any vague interest/belief in ghosts, staying a full night in an allegedly haunted place is fun.




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Yes. Bring water.

Edit: and tp



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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
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Yes. Bring water.

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For sure I would of forgot the tp !!!




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Yes. Not for fun but because I needed a cheap place to sleep while biking far. Luckily, the spot still had a bed!




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< Reply # 9 on 8/23/2017 4:40 PM >
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yea several times....it's always been a lot of fun, especially for me, who mostly enjoys shooting at night anyway




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< Reply # 10 on 8/25/2017 3:55 PM >
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Yes, but the thousands of bats made it difficult to get much sleep. Anyone that has spent the night at the Baker might understand.
It was worth it though. We stayed in the bell tower at the top during the Perseid meteor shower a couple years ago.




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< Reply # 11 on 8/30/2017 8:08 PM >
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I wouldn't take that risk. I've been in some rather sketchy locations at night and there are a lot of wild animals, plus some unsavory people. There's also the threat of law enforcement. Maybe it's different where you are, but those are some common risks in my location.




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< Reply # 12 on 8/31/2017 2:13 AM >
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I never have, and it's obviously safe enough that thousands of people do it everyday, though not by choice.

If you don't see any signs of others staying there, don't assume it's safe, but you don't need to EXPECT someone to show up. Still prepare for it, of course. A pretty common method to alert is to set up a physical alert, or as my SO calls them, leprechaun traps.

Here is an example from my last trip:

1. Leprechaun Trap lol. Note 7

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I was going to the roof, while they were further exploring the top floor.

So when someone opens the door, trap goes off, and alerts you. It's the only entry point, so that's that. They are easy to setup, and can really be done for anywhere.

I'd also have an escape plan set up. Most likely a window, where you could drop out, and the threat would not be able to reach you in time. A simple door would stop any wild animal, and an LT would alert you of attempted entry. One could also use something like a wedge or door bar to just hold a door shut.

One other thing to keep in mind, is what your value is to someone else. If your Lamborghini is parked out front, and you're Columbia Jacket is hanging up, with your expensive camping gear spread around, you could be a target to someone who stumbles on you. In a Goodwill jacket, with a rumpled sheet for a pillow, you'd be less of a target.

Finally, for however long you plan to stay, track what you do at home. So if you want to arrive at 1800, and leave at 0800, write down ALL that you do in the window, and plan that for the trip.

Example:
Eat dinner.
Poop.
Play on phone.
Pee.
Brush teeth.
Plug in phone.
Go to sleep.

Seems silly, right? But you'll need food. Just take what you need, maybe a bit more. It's not a week long exploration into a crypt. Poop. Got tp? A toilet seat, milk crate, and garbage bag? Play on phone. Are you bringing a book? What will you do between infiltration and sleep? Explore and shoot, sure, but the REST of the time? Do you have phone power to sustain? Pee. Got bottles? Brush teeth. Skipping, Listerine strips, full kit? Water to rinse? Spitting in pre bottle, or out a window? How will you charge your phone overnight? Sleeping arrangements?

So the silly little list sounds, well, silly, but if you will make shift live there for a day, be prepared! (Also, keep your stuff packed unless actively using it, in ONE bag, so it's easy to bail.)




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Never got around to it sadly




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With no place to secure expensive gear while I sleep, I'd never want to take my chances.




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I wouldn't be against sleeping in a bando, I just probably wouldn't do it in an urban area that's hobo-heavy. For example, I'd totally camp out in a rural bando or something fairly isolated.




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Who needs tp?!?!?!?!

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Yep, bunch of times. Even used to drop acid on some of those overnighters. Good times.




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< Reply # 18 on 10/16/2017 8:10 PM >
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Yes.
Sometimes for exploring reasons. Quite a few times after setting up events (too tired to go home) & sometimes after drinking too much

We'd get so many people from Interstate coming to the Clannies we'd set up a squat in an abandonment. I stayed in them a couple of times just because it was fun rather than necessity.



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I think there are some other threads on this, but I'm too lazy to hit the search button

When I was in AK I'd often bike out and camp on the way to, at, or inside rural abandonments:



Now that I'm old and lazy we just drive into abandoned complexes and take over the whole place.







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