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I just want to know in general what types of danger you can face while urbexing.




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I just want to know in general what types of danger you can face while urbexing.


Falls and structural failures.




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Second to blackhawks holes and structural problems. But also meth heads and/or owners with shotguns. Random beehives. Fucking centipedes. Huge ass spiders. Radiation or other invisible hazards. All kinds of things!




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Second to blackhawks holes and structural problems. But also meth heads and/or owners with shotguns. Random beehives. Fucking centipedes. Huge ass spiders. Radiation or other invisible hazards. All kinds of things!


Well HOORAY! Someone has to create something to prevent these things. This is a pretty dangerous hobby. Isn't it.




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Second to blackhawks holes and structural problems. But also meth heads and/or owners with shotguns. Random beehives. Fucking centipedes. Huge ass spiders. Radiation or other invisible hazards. All kinds of things!


Don't forget the venomous guard bears that spit Africanized killer bees.



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Evil wizards often use abandoned grain elevators for their towers.

Goblins inhabit most of the underground tunnel systems in most metropolitan areas.

Mind-controlling, sentient alien slime-creatures inhabit many less-travelled locations.

Super-villains plotting their revenge against the city can be found damn-near anywhere.

Plus there's bro-dudes.

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Jehovah's Witnesses.

If they find you they will corner you and talk to you for hours.




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I'm usually worried about airborne (or soon to be airborne) particles. mold and fiberglass are probably your biggest concerns for residential or commercial buildings, along with maybe asbestos.
I don't have any experience with industrial or military sites but I imagine that's a whole other can of worms when it comes to shit you can get in your lungs.




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Jehovah's Witnesses.

If they find you they will corner you and talk to you for hours.


Carrying a beer and cursing ward these evil critters off, sometimes




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Hazards are subject to the type of place you are exploring, but certain types of places have similar hazards in common. For example, because most places you can explore in Toronto are condemned buildings slated for demolition, rotted out ready-to-fail flooring is seldom a hazard, however asbestos, mold, and dust are.




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I don't have any experience with industrial or military sites but I imagine that's a whole other can of worms when it comes to shit you can get in your lungs.


Not just your lungs. Back in my early exploring days, I was checking out a paper mill when I found out the hard way that lime dust gets everywhere- you can't touch a single thing without getting it on your hands. Also, it reacts with water (such as sweat) to form a corrosive basic solution. Even mild chemical burns aren't fun, kids.

As for military? Based on the two military sites I've explored, there's nothing too hazardous- Uncle Sam does a pretty good job of cleaning up after himself, if only to keep stuff out of civilian hands. That's not to say there isn't undetonated munitions deep in some Maginot Line era bunker, of course, but that's more of a European concern.



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Hazards are subject to the type of place you are exploring, but certain types of places have similar hazards in common. For example, because most places you can explore in Toronto are condemned buildings slated for demolition, rotted out ready-to-fail flooring is seldom a hazard, however asbestos, mold, and dust are.


Falls can be instantly life altering.
More than one person here can verify that.
You have to eat a -lot- of asbestos to have any effect generally.
Mold a crap shoot, if you notice a burning in your throat it's probably mold. Probably no long term effects from brief exposures.
Pigeon dropping and mouse/rat nests/dropping; do not touch or breathe dust.

Caustics on the other hand... a little bit can go a long way.
Avoid stirring up dust and be wary of unidentified chemicals; avoid contact.





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Well HOORAY! Someone has to create something to prevent these things. This is a pretty dangerous hobby. Isn't it.


Be smart about what you're doing and it will prevent most of this stuff - Goblins in tunnels being an exclusion.


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Plus there's bro-dudes.


Bruh, that's rude dude. Man, like, we're just out here exploring too, brother. Like, come kick it with us bro. We can drink some PBR dude. Sound good bruh?




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Don't forget the venomous guard bears that spit Africanized killer bees.


Exactly 😉




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Well HOORAY! Someone has to create something to prevent these things. This is a pretty dangerous hobby. Isn't it.


It can be! Just be alert and cautious and you'll spot most things before they're a problem!




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I might have to bring a big bright flashlight and be very careful with my footing.




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One danger you have to be careful of is getting a call from your mom while you're exploring that she and your dad are growing apart and getting divorced.

And make sure, when you go out, you remember to lock your front door. Otherwise it will be bugging you for minutes after you leave.



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I might have to bring a big bright flashlight and be very careful with my footing.


I might suggest a bit of common sense when selecting your early exploring locations. Maybe don't choose the biggest industrial complex in your area as your first explore. Come back to that location when you have a bit of experience behind you. Work into the more challenging locations. I think someone said it earlier, but the best thing to take exploring is common sense.

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One danger you have to be careful of is getting a call from your mom while you're exploring that she and your dad are growing apart and getting divorced.



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What bothers me the most when exploring is unexpected magnitude 8.9 earthquakes... You never know when one can occur especially if you're located in Southern Ontario (known for these big earthquakes). Imagine: You walking a severely rotten floor ready to fall under you as it caves in but it gets disrupted by an earthquake that takes down the whole building... You'd be stuck under the rubbles and practically no one will be looking for you That's why I always bring a siesmic meter with me!




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