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Infiltration Forums > Rookie Forum > Preferred Exploring Group Size(Viewed 15252 times)
That_Dude   |  | 
Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 20 on 12/3/2017 9:04 PM >
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It depends on the setting, I would definitely recommend two people if you are going to a crane, or rooftopping. However, if you are going to an abandoned location where stealth is not an issue, 3-4 should work. I find that a group of two is very good because communication is easy as you don't need to use names to specify who you're addressing. This being said, a group of 4 would certainly be more fun and you'll probably end up with better pictures if you have 4 photographers looking for angles instead of only 1 or 2.



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LT. Waffles location:
Alabama
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 21 on 12/5/2017 2:51 PM >
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i would prefer 2-3



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LT. Waffles location:
Alabama
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 22 on 12/5/2017 2:54 PM >
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Posted by That_Dude
It depends on the setting, I would definitely recommend two people if you are going to a crane, or rooftopping. However, if you are going to an abandoned location where stealth is not an issue, 3-4 should work. I find that a group of two is very good because communication is easy as you don't need to use names to specify who you're addressing. This being said, a group of 4 would certainly be more fun and you'll probably end up with better pictures if you have 4 photographers looking for angles instead of only 1 or 2.


yeah i totally agree with that, i myself would only have at the most 2 people with me going up a crane, and at maybe one more depending on the place.



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EnvoyToTheMolePeople location:
PA, NJ
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 23 on 1/17/2018 11:27 PM >
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Three may keep a [location] secret if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin
We all know this is what he really meant.



DescentOnARope location:
Long Island, New York
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 24 on 1/18/2018 2:43 AM >
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Posted by Nihil Novi
Three may keep a [location] secret if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin
We all know this is what he really meant.


It's well documented that at least once a month he would go to the local tavern and ask for young men in search of adventure. After getting a pair of volunteers, they'd go explore derelict manors and cave systems, collecting sick portraits for Ben's Insta. At the conclusion of the explores, Ben would turn, shake the men's hands, and produce two flintlocks from his overcoat, firing on both of them simultaneously and keeping the secrets of the locations to himself.



Aran location:
Grand Junction, CO
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 25 on 1/18/2018 6:37 AM >
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Posted by DescentOnARope
- History as it really happened -


The Revolutionary War was started because a bunch of Redcoats tried to make a quick pound by selling scrap from the abandonments of Lexington and Concord.


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EnvoyToTheMolePeople location:
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 26 on 1/19/2018 8:57 PM >
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Posted by DescentOnARope


It's well documented that at least once a month he would go to the local tavern and ask for young men in search of adventure. After getting a pair of volunteers, they'd go explore derelict manors and cave systems, collecting sick portraits for Ben's Insta. At the conclusion of the explores, Ben would turn, shake the men's hands, and produce two flintlocks from his overcoat, firing on both of them simultaneously and keeping the secrets of the locations to himself.


Honestly, from what I know about Ben Franklin, this isn't even that unlikely.



fredomurban   |  |  | 
Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 27 on 1/23/2018 1:44 AM >
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For new abandoned spots, I like to go alone, because it's an enjoyment for me to be scared. Also crane climb, because two is just too evident. After that, if I went back to the spot, I like to bring another one or two friends.



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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 28 on 1/23/2018 1:45 AM >
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For new abandoned spots, I like to go alone, because it's an enjoyment for me to be scared. Also crane climb, because two is just too evident. After that, if I went back to the spot, I like to bring another one or two friends. It's also because I can't take myself a picture :/



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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 29 on 2/9/2018 8:20 AM >
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Posted by TheYuman
I am pretty new to the hobby, and have only been to 7 or 8 spots so far. Each time it has been with a different size group and each time it seems there is a different group dynamic, partly because of the different people and partly because of the size. Just wondering what your ideal group size is, so just answer the poll with what group best fits you.


Spend more time digging through this site; if you're not afraid to pick something up in an abandoned place, don't be afraid to click around here.
Personal preference seems to be the common ideal.
I go alone. Not because it's safer, not because I don't have friends; I just don't like people.



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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 30 on 2/9/2018 2:40 PM >
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Posted by Oculus.Affectus.Foto


Spend more time digging through this site; if you're not afraid to pick something up in an abandoned place, don't be afraid to click around here.
Personal preference seems to be the common ideal.
I go alone. Not because it's safer, not because I don't have friends; I just don't like people.


Lol, people are trouble...



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Xaq Fixx location:
Charlotte, NC
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 31 on 2/9/2018 3:44 PM >
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The largest group I've been with - not counting formal tours - has been 4 people, even then it felt like it would have been better as two groups of two.
I usually go out with just 1 other person but a group of 3 works very well too, few enough to not get in each other's way but still less awkward with a new person.



EPOCH6 location:
Fraser Valley, BC
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 32 on 2/23/2018 9:31 PM >
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90% of the time I explore alone, been doing it that way for 3 or 4 years without issue. Largest group I've ever brought with me is 2 people, close friends, and only ever to locations I already know well. I'm not opposed to exploring with other members and I plan on doing so in the future but my usual preference is to go it alone. Less chance of somebody else getting me caught, less chance of somebody else getting hurt under my watch, and it allows me to move through a location at my own pace which is important when documenting/photographing. I understand the benefit of having somebody there watch your back, but none of my close friends are interested in the legal risks that come along with the sport.


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Big McWhopper   |  | 
Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 33 on 4/3/2018 5:13 AM >
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I prefer to explore alone. Whenever I take my friends with me they all either get bored really fast,"hear" footsteps and want to leave, or they can't be quite for more then 30 seconds.



Aran location:
Grand Junction, CO
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 34 on 4/3/2018 4:18 PM >
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I always scout alone, because while a few of my friends may have an interest in checking out abandoned buildings, they don't really care for all the research and scouting it takes to even verify the existence of an abandonement.

I've only ever brought one or two people at a time to an abandonment, but I've found that particular group size to work well, especially for abandonments I haven't explored before, or only want to do a brief exploration.

For abandonments where I plan to do a lot of photography, I tend to go alone, because I can move at my own pace- especially since most of the people I explore with aren't photographers.



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Stam location:
Utah, U.S.A
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 35 on 4/3/2018 5:37 PM >
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I usually explore alone. Sucks because I'd love to explore with a small group consistently, but most people I'd trust aren't as interested in exploring as I am or just usually busy when I get an impulse to explore.



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BureauOfExploration location:
Santa Fe, NM
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 36 on 4/6/2018 11:44 PM >
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It depends on what I'm exploring- for most places I prefer going with one other person, usually a trusted friend. We can watch each other's backs, and usually one of us picks up on cool things the other one doesn't notice. Fun to also talk about and process the experience with another person later!

If a place isn't too risky, and especially if it's a little creepy, I find a group of 3-4 people a lot of fun too. I really like going through tunnels & canals like this, with a group of fellow exploring hooligans where everyone can split up and find interesting new areas.

If a group is over 5 people everything seems to get unwieldy, people want to check out different things, somebody has to direct the group, etc. I've only done this once while exploring a drainage system and it sort of ruined the atmosphere, too much of a social event.



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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 37 on 4/7/2018 2:16 AM >
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Three. If one gets hurt, someone can stay with the victim while the 3rd person goes for help.



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JokerSpecter location:
New Orleans, LA
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 38 on 4/9/2018 1:22 AM >
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I prefer a group of 4, typically. Every now and again we go in larger numbers, and have a small kick-back on the roof. Usually when the city is busier and the cops are spread out. Like black Friday, or Mardi Gras, or basicly any weekend in this damn city...



Abby Normal location:
Las Vegas
 
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Re: Preferred Exploring Group Size
<Reply # 39 on 4/9/2018 4:31 PM >
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When exploring underground my preferred group size is three. The primary reason is for safety but there are other benefits as well.

If someone gets injured bad enough to require assistance to extract them from a mine, it could take 10 or more hours to get resources on site. It could take longer to get a mine/cave rescue team on site if the extraction requires hauling someone up or down a shaft. A team of three would allow us to keep one person with the injured party while the other goes for assistance. If someone is injured bad enough to require serious medical assistance, you don't want to leave them unattended for an extended period of time trying to summon assistance.

Additionally, a team of three seems to be a good balance especially when rope work is involved. If it takes each person 15 to 20 minutes to get on rope, ascend to the top, and get off rope, it chews up an hour just to get past a single obstacle.




And you can't forget dust. Most mines in the desert southwest are really dusty. Every person tramping through kicks up dust even when you try to be careful. More people = more dust.

So for me, the magic number is three.

Abby Normal



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