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post by MrDuck   |  | 
New Central Florida Based Urbexer
< on 12/11/2023 4:13 AM >

Hello, I'm brand new to urbex and would really appreciate it if I could get some advice.

I've explored two bando's so far. I have a couple good friends who I have been going with, but we're all very new and have some questions:

(Most common) How do we find bando spots on our own? I've done hours and hours of research online and I can only find demolished or ultra popular spots. We're mainly interested in malls and hospitals.

How do we deal with security workers or private property owners? Should we run? Do I tell them we're just exploring and doing photography? What happens if the cops do show up?

What tools should I bring? Is it worth bringing screwdrivers, wire cutters, to open hard to get in places? (We already bring masks, gloves, and flashlights).

So any overall good advice from experienced urbex's would be really appreciated. I love this hobby and want to become more knowledgeable, let me know if there is anything else I should expect or need to know, or if you just have any tips.


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post by dammband   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 1 on 12/11/2023 11:54 AM >

First advice, never call out a location by name. This is a public board



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post by Turd Furgusen   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 2 on 12/11/2023 5:00 PM >

There's an entire forum here dedicated to rookies.

No one says, "bandos".

Best of luck to you!


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post by MrDuck   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 3 on 12/12/2023 7:00 AM >

Posted by Turd Furgusen
There's an entire forum here dedicated to rookies.

No one says, "bandos".

Best of luck to you!


Appreciate it.


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post by kidchaos23   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 4 on 12/16/2023 8:01 PM >

It seems like you dudes pop up every month or so and then disappear just as quickly.


How do we find bando spots on our own? I've done hours and hours of research online and I can only find demolished or ultra popular spots. We're mainly interested in malls and hospitals.
Everyone asks this and it is not answered for many reasons. You'll figure it out, I believe in you.

How do we deal with security workers or private property owners? Should we run? Do I tell them we're just exploring and doing photography? What happens if the cops do show up?
The axiom is: run from security, don't run from the cops. Your mileage may vary. Certainly I know tons of guys who run from cops. I'm a woman, I get a lot of mileage out of pretending I followed a stray cat into a building and playing dumb.

What tools should I bring? Is it worth bringing screwdrivers, wire cutters, to open hard to get in places? (We already bring masks, gloves, and flashlights).
If you are caught trespassing, you might catch a misdemeanor. I haven't, but it's not impossible. If cops find these tools on you or in your car, congratulations on your shiny new charge for breaking and entering (which, in Florida, is actually just burglary, and a felony). I know lots of people who open spots for others, but I'm not one of them. The consequence is not worth it for me. Again, your mileage may vary.

So any overall good advice from experienced urbex's would be really appreciated. I love this hobby and want to become more knowledgeable, let me know if there is anything else I should expect or need to know, or if you just have any tips.
Bring tick spray.

Good luck, neighbor.


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post by MrDuck   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 5 on 12/16/2023 9:38 PM >

Thanks for the advice and hitting each topic. I'll keep all of what you said in mind. As for you're first comment, believe me, I'm not going anywhere ;)




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post by MrDuck   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 6 on 12/16/2023 9:41 PM >

Also just spent way too much time locating and marking down potential spots:
It's getting real.


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post by Gauge-   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 7 on 12/23/2023 3:53 AM >

Keep your eye peeled, they are everywhere.
I wouldn't start out being picky on spots unless you are willing to drive, experience is very important.
As Kidchaos said, run from security and talk to cops.
I don't bring anything more than a Swiss army knife and I wouldn't recommend anything more than that for a beginner.




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post by Aran   |  | 
Re: New Central Florida Based Urbexer
<Reply # 8 on 12/24/2023 6:32 AM >

https://www.uer.ca...=1&threadid=118368

Check out this "Common Thread Topics" megathread compilation and scroll down to "UE Challenges > How To Find Locations". Give those threads a read through and you'll find everything you need to start on your researching journey.


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