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Infiltration Forums > US: Northeast > what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?(Viewed 1319 times)
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 40 on 10/4/2019 7:37 AM >
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Beer.



tiftastic location:
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 41 on 10/4/2019 5:57 PM >
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Beer.


Ha! I'll explore with you any time, my friend!



Gothic Ghoul location:
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 42 on 10/4/2019 6:04 PM >
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Posted by randomesquephoto
Beer.


What kind?



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blackhawk
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 43 on 10/4/2019 6:58 PM >
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What kind?


Lots



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blackhawk
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 44 on 10/4/2019 6:58 PM >
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My Android and/or me bad, sorry for 2X post


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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 45 on 10/4/2019 7:59 PM >
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And just one more thought. Cell phones are a great tool and I wouldn't go without mine. BUT, they aren't a guarantee that you can reach someone in a time of need. If you are in a reception fringe area, or just somewhere that you don't get a good connection, remember that text messages will often go out when a voice call is impossible.

When we are up at our mine, I often have to hike up a nearby hill to try to find any voice reception, but back in camp text messages will come in and go out without much problem.

Abby Normal



"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan
Abby Normal location:
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 46 on 10/4/2019 8:15 PM >
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Posted by NotBatman

<snip>

Good lights - plural, and your phone doesn't count.



I couldn't agree more!

Finding yourself in a hazardous location as the sun sets is the beginning of a very dangerous situation. Lights are actually life-support equipment when we head underground. The odds of finding your way out of a complex mine without light is pretty close to zero.

If exploring is something you are interested in pursuing, then buy yourself a decent quality headlamp. No HomeDespot or Lowen $5 headlamps. Petzl, Streamlight, Pelican, Fenix, and Black Diamond are all good brands. Yeah, you pay more but you have a light that will get you out of trouble and last for years. Plus they are really useful even working around the house.

Abby



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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 47 on 10/5/2019 6:31 PM >
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Posted by Abby Normal
And just one more thought. Cell phones are a great tool and I wouldn't go without mine. BUT, they aren't a guarantee that you can reach someone in a time of need. If you are in a reception fringe area, or just somewhere that you don't get a good connection, remember that text messages will often go out when a voice call is impossible.

When we are up at our mine, I often have to hike up a nearby hill to try to find any voice reception, but back in camp text messages will come in and go out without much problem.

Abby Normal


I keep that in mind I usually don't call people I usually text so no problem there



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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 48 on 10/27/2019 9:31 PM >
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Pepper spray is a defensive weapon, so you could use it to protect yourself. Not suspect at all.


I've been searched one time after getting caught leaving a place and had pepper spray on me. I told the cop and handed it to him and gave him permission to search my backpack. He was totally uninterested in the pepper spray - and I got off with a warning after he searched my bag.
Being female might make the pepper spray easier to get away with, but cops generally aren't going to care because it's used for self defense.



I wandered till the stars went dim.
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 49 on 10/28/2019 8:23 PM >
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I got one for ya, bug repellent! Cutter Backwoods or Off Deep Woods, stuff that repels against ticks as well as mosquitoes. I never explore without it.

Also, you definitely worry too much, so what you really got to do is just go for it. Jump in, do NOT wait for yourself to feel comfortable. Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. You're young enough that even if you do get arrested (and you won't, but even if you did) it won't matter. It's good to make mistakes and learn!

Anxiously awaiting your pictures!



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Madison, WI
 
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 50 on 10/28/2019 8:32 PM >
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Some decent work gloves- sturdy enough to protect you from thorns and barbed wire, but not so thick that they impede your dexterity. I've scraped and/or gotten unpleasant substances on my hands too often to ever explore with them.



Indiana Jones wasn't an archaeologist, he was an urban explorer. Archaeologists do a lot less running and a lot more paperwork.

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blackhawk
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 51 on 10/28/2019 8:59 PM >
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Posted by Aran
Some decent work gloves- sturdy enough to protect you from thorns and barbed wire, but not so thick that they impede your dexterity. I've scraped and/or gotten unpleasant substances on my hands too often to ever explore with them.


A shop towel soaked with Windex/water in a plastic bag to clean hands and gear. Nice for small cuts etc too.
I started habitually wearing shop gloves with the fingers cut out more for sun protection although they really cut down hand injuries without getting much in the way. Got a pair on right now...



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2Xplorations location:
Serra Pelada
 
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 52 on 10/29/2019 9:33 AM >
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Posted by Dee Ashley


I've been searched one time after getting caught leaving a place and had pepper spray on me. I told the cop and handed it to him and gave him permission to search my backpack. He was totally uninterested in the pepper spray - and I got off with a warning after he searched my bag.
Being female might make the pepper spray easier to get away with, but cops generally aren't going to care because it's used for self defense.


Well Ive never been searched just interrogated a couple times

I have no doubt a lot of cops would love the opportunity to frisk you


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Yes many have. At least 20. All over the country. Um theory. Perhaps blackhawk is avatar x!
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Dee Ashley location:
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 53 on 11/5/2019 9:53 PM >
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Posted by 2Xplorations


Well Ive never been searched just interrogated a couple times

I have no doubt a lot of cops would love the opportunity to frisk you


Hahaha, if anyone else said that I might be offended, but anyone that lets me shoot their AK gets a pass, lol.





I wandered till the stars went dim.
2Xplorations location:
Serra Pelada
 
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 54 on 11/6/2019 12:33 AM >
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Posted by Dee Ashley


Hahaha, if anyone else said that I might be offended, but anyone that lets me shoot their AK gets a pass, lol.




No sexistisms implied I just have gotten to know a bunch of cops out here lol..

(that being said, you can shoot my AK anytime babe! )





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[quote][i]Posted by Thinklikefreak[/i]
Yes many have. At least 20. All over the country. Um theory. Perhaps blackhawk is avatar x!
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G10 Photography location:
Watervliet, NY
 
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 55 on 11/14/2019 8:20 PM >
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It all depends on where you go, If I go somewhere way far out, I'd take some multitools and a personal locator beacon along with my normal stuff, Small Medkit, Flashlights, A small pocket knife [Nothing over a 3-inch blade] and water. Plus camera gear, Maybe a little snack too.



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Dee Ashley location:
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Re: what are your top items for urban exploring safety and comfort?
<Reply # 56 on 11/17/2019 7:37 PM >
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Posted by G10 Photography
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Maybe a little snack too.


Always take a snack.
I'm always hungry after (or during) a good explore.



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