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UER Forum > Archived Rookie Forum > best time to explore (Viewed 514 times)
Psychocotton 


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best time to explore
< on 9/14/2013 1:17 AM >
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I have been exploring for a couple months now and i happened upon an abandoned church and a house in the same area, the problem is it is a residential type area...i don't want to be mistaken for a burglar or whatever so when would be the prime time to check it out?

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 1 on 9/14/2013 3:09 PM >
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Broad daylight, better to have people think you're doin what you're supposed to, the. Have them wonder why there's some weirdo wandering around at. Night.


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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 2 on 9/14/2013 4:48 PM >
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There's no one right answer for this, but all other things being equal, I agree with Ricky. Abandoned buildings are a lot safer during the day, photography is better, and you look a lot less suspicious.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 3 on 9/14/2013 4:52 PM >
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Regardless of time, don't look suspicious. Act like you know what you're doing and that you're completely legit. Have a reason for being there, photog student, journalist student, whatever...you act suspicious or sneaky, you're more apt to be in trouble when you're caught than otherwise.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 4 on 9/14/2013 5:16 PM >
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Posted by tiffers
Regardless of time, don't look suspicious. Act like you know what you're doing and that you're completely legit. Have a reason for being there, photog student, journalist student, whatever...you act suspicious or sneaky, you're more apt to be in trouble when you're caught than otherwise.


Exactly, don't be shifty.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 5 on 9/14/2013 7:17 PM >
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I go in broad daylight as well. If you're caught by a cop in a place at noon compared to 3am, well that could be the difference between being told to leave, and being charged with breaking and entering.

If you can go earlier morning on Saturday or Sunday. Usually everyone's off work and still sleeping. I usually pick early afternoon late mornings on the weekends. Good luck!



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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 6 on 9/14/2013 8:50 PM >
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All of the above, plus....Find a nice button-down oxford shirt and an old pair of chinos. Skip the backpack and use a belt pouch or fanny pack (eeeW) for your gear. BE the nerdy student, unoffensive and innocent.
[last edit 9/14/2013 8:51 PM by WEKurtz - edited 1 times]

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 7 on 9/15/2013 4:01 AM >
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Thanks guys i try not to look too shifty lol but usually im out in the country so its not a problem

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 8 on 9/15/2013 4:16 AM >
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I agree, it IS a big difference between urban and rural exploring in certain places. The county has it's own set of risks too.
Personally, I am more at risk of physical harm when I am in the county (around here) than I am in the cities or larger metro areas. Homeless, cops and crackheads don't hold a candle to the moonshiners, cattle farmers and small scale growers that may "occupy" the land around that abandoned church, the vacant homestead, or that old mill site down on the creek back yonder past the holler.
Just thinkin' out loud.
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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 9 on 9/15/2013 10:31 PM >
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I agree with exploring during day time. Another poster also made a good point about exploring early in the morning during the weekends. I'd avoid exploring when it's dark to avoid my flashlight giving me away.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 10 on 9/16/2013 6:12 AM >
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Posted by Hootie
Hide in plain view. That's what I was always taught as a kid!

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 11 on 9/17/2013 1:11 PM >
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Posted by WEKurtz
All of the above, plus....Find a nice button-down oxford shirt and an old pair of chinos. Skip the backpack and use a belt pouch or fanny pack (eeeW) for your gear. BE the nerdy student, unoffensive and innocent.


Please tell me you explore like this. Hahaha. Pictures, or it didn't happen.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 12 on 9/17/2013 11:40 PM >
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Please tell me you explore like this. Hahaha. Pictures, or it didn't happen.


God I love that phrase "Pics or it didn't happen", the photographers version of "Put up or shut up".

Heading out to explore an old cottage at daybreak tomorrow. Some houses nearby and some traffic. I'll walk the walk and post a pic right here.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 13 on 9/17/2013 11:46 PM >
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Posted by WEKurtz
Heading out to explore an old cottage at daybreak tomorrow. Some houses nearby and some traffic. I'll walk the walk and post a pic right here.


Hahaha. You better have a fanny pack.

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 14 on 9/18/2013 6:08 PM >
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Tiffers, that cottage I referred to has more security than I expected (video surv.) but here's my "Oh look, it's just some damn tourist" rig.




[last edit 9/19/2013 12:24 AM by WEKurtz - edited 1 times]

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 15 on 9/24/2013 3:16 AM >
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Awesome! Fanny pack and all lol

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Re: best time to explore
<Reply # 16 on 9/24/2013 11:57 AM >
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The best time is now.

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