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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 dr