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UER Forum > Archived Rookie Forum > Winter Exploring? (Viewed 9936 times)
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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 100 on 12/29/2009 5:32 PM >
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Posted by hydrotherapy



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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 101 on 1/3/2010 7:07 AM >
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Agree with the above, it's cold & miserable, but it's got definite advantages.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 102 on 1/3/2010 7:15 AM >
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I went exploring today,it was deathly cold out. The snow was drifted high on the floors,and the roof consisted partially of old windowframes. Not the brightest thing to do but good times nonetheless.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 103 on 1/3/2010 8:01 PM >
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Damn that was fun!! I'm glad it was a local guy who nearly got killed first though!

Chris...


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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 104 on 1/3/2010 9:23 PM >
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Found out a new ...inconvenience just yesterday. We were exploring an old factory that had plastic tile floors, well the glue that holds them down is pretty much rotted away and the tiles are warped, so as you walk across them the glue that's left which is brittle breaks away and the tiles pop off the floor. That and the tiles themselves are brittle so they snap and crack when you walk on them, which isnt too bad except when your trying to be super quiet like we were.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 105 on 1/3/2010 9:59 PM >
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Crunching tiles under your feet is the norm out here.

Step to the centre of the tile to minimize the noise.
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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 106 on 1/3/2010 10:28 PM >
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yeah, there were enough missing that we were able to avoid them for the most part

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 107 on 1/4/2010 2:43 AM >
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It is actually kind of nice when it it freezing cold because fewer people are out, and, at least I like to think, those that are out are too focused on getting out of the cold to pay attention to you.

I have had problems with batteries in the cold, though. Now, whenever it is below freezing, I keep my flashlight and phone in a pocket on the inside of my jacket when I'm not using them. That way my body heat keeps them from getting to cold.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 108 on 1/4/2010 2:09 PM >
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Don't get your car stuck in the snow when you're doing illegal parking in someones active home driveway by doing half donuts in their driveway, stupid.



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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 109 on 1/4/2010 3:03 PM >
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Don't hurry and take pictures of the city surrounding a 10 story high tower which happens to have a 3 inch thick layer of ice on it. You may almost fall to your death.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 110 on 1/4/2010 4:31 PM >
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Posted by FoilFlaws
Don't hurry and take pictures of the city surrounding a 10 story high tower which happens to have a 3 inch thick layer of ice on it. You may almost fall to your death.


Especially when you have a distinct fear of that exact circumstance.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 111 on 1/4/2010 6:07 PM >
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Was out on the weekend exploring... Good lord was I cold. I had heat packs in both shoes (neither did any good - do thermal socks block heat radiating into the sock? I couldn't figure out why it had no effect), in my pockets, in my gloves, and was otherwise well layered. Man, I really need to just fucking hibernate.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 112 on 1/4/2010 8:54 PM >
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Posted by yokes
Man, I really need to just fucking hibernate.


Second.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 113 on 1/12/2010 12:58 AM >
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Went into an abandoned nursing home this afternoon- my fingers were too stiff/numb to change exposure or focus. (not good when it's dark and you need longer exposures) Had to get a friend to load the film for me. Needless to say I'll be going back when it's lighter/warmer out.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 114 on 1/12/2010 4:03 AM >
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Posted by mr.v
Went into an abandoned nursing home this afternoon- my fingers were too stiff/numb to change exposure or focus. (not good when it's dark and you need longer exposures) Had to get a friend to load the film for me. Needless to say I'll be going back when it's lighter/warmer out.


Recently we were exploring an old radio factory and on our climb out I fell a story or so (Didn't hurt myself, short fall) because my hands were so cold I didn't have any grip strength left! LOL

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 115 on 1/12/2010 10:32 PM >
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Posted by Shutchatrap


Recently we were exploring an old radio factory and on our climb out I fell a story or so (Didn't hurt myself, short fall) because my hands were so cold I didn't have any grip strength left! LOL


Rofl! Gloves ftw?

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 116 on 1/13/2010 12:49 AM >
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Posted by mr.v


Rofl! Gloves ftw?


Work glove aren't generally good at holding in heat... especially not mine

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 117 on 1/13/2010 1:27 AM >
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Posted by yokes
do thermal socks block heat radiating into the sock? I couldn't figure out why it had no effect


just the boot ones werent working? I did get some dud ones at a dollar store once.
I always put them under my socks against my foot (sometimes one on top and bottom)

Also they take a while to heat up so i crack em in the car beforehand.

Biggest thing about the winter is you never wanna sweat. its awful. and its easy no matter how cold it is esp with all the layers. Simple things like walking up stairs or hills, take it slow.
I like the long underwear that wicks away moisture.

Also boots up to you knees are good. that way the bottom of you pants can get wet as hell once the snow melts when you are inside but you still dont feel anything.

I usually wear thick tights, 3 pairs of socks, two pairs of long underwear , thick jeans or army pants, two hoodies, a jacket. two pairs of gloves (one thin so i can take photos and a thicker pair over), a hat and a scarf. im usually good in new england for about 6 hours that way though very round once its all on




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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 118 on 1/13/2010 1:46 PM >
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Posted by tribeachpunk
If I went in, you guys would have pulled me out.

Right?


Don't be silly, of COURSE we would have!!!

/You were carrying the car keys.

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Re: Winter Exploring?
<Reply # 119 on 1/14/2010 6:40 AM >
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Sorry that this is a little late coming, but it shows the benefits off keeping your camera warm....you don't ruin expensive SD cards..The cold cracked this one on me.

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