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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 40 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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 41 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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 42 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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 43 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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 44 on 8/31/2017 3:23 AM >
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Never got around to it sadly




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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
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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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< Reply # 46 on 10/14/2017 10:03 PM >
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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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 47 on 10/14/2017 10:54 PM >
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Edit: and tp


Who needs tp?!?!?!?!

You can wipe your ass the way the people did back in the day... With catalogues and newspaper!




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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 48 on 10/16/2017 7:07 PM >
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Yep, bunch of times. Even used to drop acid on some of those overnighters. Good times.




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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 49 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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 50 on 10/16/2017 9:15 PM >
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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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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 51 on 10/16/2017 9:39 PM >
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Many times. I think its a lot of fun. Just be smart about it.




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Re: Abandonment Camping
< Reply # 52 on 10/26/2017 9:02 AM >
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I should do this more often. https://www.facebo...ts/343523089427561



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Re: Abandonment Camping
< Reply # 53 on 10/26/2017 2:40 PM >
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We often camp close to, and depending on the weather inside the mines we explore. Sometimes there are buildings left that make a nice shelter.Other than the bats and mice going to and fro, it's a nice night's sleep.








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Re: Abandonment Camping
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My newest dream is to round up some buddies, hop on a motorcycle, drive to the middle of nowhere, and camp in an awesome abandoned site. This is kind of unrelated to urbex but when I lived in China I went backpacking and camped on the Great Wall. We had to pay off the guard but you know it's China so 15 bucks lets you do whatever you want (:

It was a great experience and I'd love to do it again in some beautiful abandoned building with nobody around. I feel like it would be a really unique and fun experience. Who's down for a bike trip this summer?




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Re: Abandonment Camping
< Reply # 55 on 10/30/2017 3:32 PM >
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Who's down for a bike trip this summer?


First, it is depressing as hell that we are already saying "this summer."

Second, that sounds like a dope experience. I could be down.




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First, it is depressing as hell that we are already saying "this summer."


I'm in college and I don't have a motorcycle yet (:




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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 57 on 11/13/2017 8:37 AM >
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I tend to just go in the evening as the sun sets, and get out before day breaks. I think it'd be a lot of fun to camp out overnight at some point though--the closest I've gotten is taking short naps on rooftops of active sites, but even then I'll only nap for an hour or two before packing up and going on with my night.




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Re: ever stayed more than a day ?
< Reply # 58 on 11/22/2017 8:42 PM >
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Yes many times. I spent an entire night exploring Nara dreamland in the dark because I heard there was security during the day. Eventually crashed on the sofa in the office around 4am and got up back up for sunrise to explore some more in the daylight.

Another time I was exploring Western Village in Tochigi, Japan. Was planning on camping outside of the park that night but it started to pour rain. After failing to set up my tent in the rain I just said fuck this, and slept in the ol' wild western saloon.




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< Reply # 59 on 11/23/2017 7:00 PM >
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I camped on the roof of a 30 story, completely empty apartment building in the ghost city Ordos in China.

Somehow the elevator still worked even though the place seemed completely abandoned. Was fucking freaky getting in an elevator like that though.

It was pretty amazing sleeping under the stars in the Mongolian desert with dozens of other pitch dark massive buildings surrounding you.




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