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Urban Exploration

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Urban Exploration (often shortened as URBEX or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains) urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking.

The nature of this activity presents various risks, including both physical danger and the possibility of arrest and punishment. Many, but not all, of the activities associated with urban exploration could violate local or regional laws and certain broadly-interpreted anti-terrorism laws or be considered trespassing or invasion of privacy.
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A day in the life of researching abandoned homes

Hi I'm Dan. I've been exploring now for about 7 years, and today I wanted to share a day of my experience finding many homes in one day.
My close friend and I do most of the driving. But, before we start we have a general location as to where we are going to go.  We start generally around larger towns and begin near their outskirts. We take the back roads, roads not normally driven mainly every day. 
This day we had or plan down, a paper map in hand looking over the general area we are in, a GPS to track our location in the Jeep, and of course, and this is our most important tool, our smartphones. The information Google provides on locations is invaluable. Pinning locations, and researching databases are a must for us. For us, we prefer to know who owned the properties before, if they truly are abandoned, and for how long. Much of that information is key to good research. We prefer not to find places cold and go into them, rather we like to know a history.
As we drove around,…

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Urbex

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Urban exploration goes by many names, including Urbex, Infiltration, Reality Hacking and simply UE. The exciting art of “going where you’re not supposed to go” is peaking in popularity – but even if you’re a seasoned urbexer, we bet you don’t know about at least some of the 5 surprising facts about urbex we would like to discuss today!
Intrigued? Keep reading to find out more!
1. The Suicide Club People have likely been exploring abandoned places for centuries, but the actual credit for establishing the UE movement as we know it goes to the San Francisco-based group from the 70’s, who liked to call themselves The Suicide Club. Their favourite activities included touring old hospitals and hosting classy dinners in strange abandoned places. How fancy!
2. Vandalism is a no-no Contrary to popular belief, there is a strict codex reputable uberexers follow, and one of the rules stresses: no breaking and entering, only trespassing! This code of ethical conduct should be taken very seriously i…

10 Useful Tips For Your First Urbex

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Hello there!
Let me first introduce myself so you know who you are dealing with. My name is Marek, I am 24 years old and I have recently fallen in love with urbexing and everything around it – exploring derelict, abandoned buildings, photography, adrenalin, research, and history... Apart from going exploring myself whenever I have the chance,  I’ve also had the privilege of going to a couple of adventures with more experienced urbexers and collected a lot of experiences along the way. Experiences, which I would like to share with you in the following blog post. Without further ado, let’s get to it!
Research, research, RESEARCH!

This is always where you should start. Before you set off to explore anything, make sure to have all the information necessary about the place you are visiting. Not only will it save you a lot of trouble when you encounter security or police, it can also save your life. Old buildings are, well, old. Those sturdy wooden planks you step on might be riddled with…