What is Urban Exploration?
How many of you are there?
How do you get in?
Leaving the poor jokes aside, we like most people, look for what people would refer to as an access point. If we can’t gain access to a location without damaging any property then we simply won’t enter. You will find in most cases there will be an open window or a panel gap, we would never force our way in. Traveling to a site with ‘tools’ to gain access will get you into lots of hot water if caught, not forgetting that its morally wrong. How would you like it if someone damaged your property?
Where can I find this location?
What do you take with you?
What is required is very much dependent upon where the site is located and what it is. For instance you don’t need to be kitted like Ray Mears to take a look at a local barn! However you should always make sure that you are sensibly dressed, have a torch (and spare if you are going somewhere that is poorly lit!) have access to basic first aid and have an asbestos mask to hand!
If you are taking a camera it is also a good idea to pack a spare battery and SD card, as I know from personal experience it is entirely possible to leave these at home!