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UrbEx - A new beginning! j 06/22/14(Sun)11:21 UTC+1 No.336693 Report

Greetings, people! I've been lurking on /out/ for a while now, and decided to take the initiative to post. I've always been an indoorsy kind of person, and lately, it's become repetitive and dull. I long for an adventure, and what appealed to me the most was Urban Exploration (aka UrbEx), both for its practicity, seeing as I live in a huge city, as well as the subculture which formed around it.
tl;dr: What I'd like to hear from you is advice on where to begin, and what I should bring, as well as experiences you've had, if possible (on UrbEx, preferably).
Thanks in advance!
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:02 UTC+1 No.336784 Report

>>336693
>go in old factory
>broken stuff everywhere
>asbestos and other dangerous substances
>run into homeless
>adventure

Urbex is overrated. It's for cool kids who act like it's awesome when it's in fact boring as fuck.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:09 UTC+1 No.336788 Report

>>336693
> yeah, because the other urbex threads weren't good enough to show off my vainity.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:13 UTC+1 No.336789 Report

>>336784
thats bullshit, i depends on where you go; an old factory is going to be boring obviously. Theres an old school near where i live thats creepy as fuck to go wandering round, lillesden school it was called (check google images, i have photos but they are all on the missus's computer), also there used to be an old asylum near here called hellingly that i never made it to before it was demolished but again you can find pictures of it online. do your research and check websites like 28days later for good locations, if you just go in any old abandoned building chances are it will be boring but theres plenty of good ones out there if you k ow where to look
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)17:24 UTC+1 No.336792 Report

>>336789
What's the difference?

It's only old buildings that cool kids find "creepy" for some reason. Nah, it's just an old building. There's nothing interesting about wandering around in a decrepit place, unless you're like those roleplaying faggets acting like it's so great when it's not, and who end up spreading fake stories to make it more interesting as part of their rationalization process, which end up dragging people in that try to live the same things but just can't because it's was a lie, but to avoid passing for idiots, end up spreading even more fake stories.

Urbex is about as bad as metal detecting.
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Midnight 06/22/14(Sun)18:46 UTC+1 No.336816 Report

Welcome j! Glad you've decided to take up this amazing hobby.

We have a couple threads going right now that I'd like to direct you to. I've posted a lot of advice in these threads to help beginners out. I've been doing UE's since I was a kid and have plenty of stories and pieces of wisdom to pass down. Just let me know if you have any specific questions.

These will help you get started:
>>334424
>>335306
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)18:57 UTC+1 No.336819 Report

>>336792
I went into an old freight yard with some friends once. It was really cool looking at the stuff that was still there (old boiler room, documents about which trains leaves when etc.) and there were plants "taking back" the train yard everywhere.
If having fun exploring some buildings makes me a pretentious kid... well, fuck me, I'm gonna be one.

>pic related
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)19:07 UTC+1 No.336823 Report

>>336693
Damn I was here when the urbex first started up and there was nothing but enthusiasm for it and the outdoors in general. Where is all of this negativity coming from? Did I miss something? I migrated boards awhile ago and decided revisit this old haunt.
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Anonymous 06/22/14(Sun)19:29 UTC+1 No.336839 Report

>>336823
>I was here when /b/ was good!
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)17:01 UTC+1 No.337305 Report

>>336792
There's certain people who find it fascinating to explore new, strange places, and people who just don't see the appeal unless you're looking for lost treasure or something. Being one of the former, I've never really seen how someone can find delving into an ancient, dilapidated building to NOT be thrilling.
The bottom line is, if you simply don't see the appeal, then that's a shame for you but you can't call us all pretentious kids just because you don't understand why we enjoy doing what we do.
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Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)17:03 UTC+1 No.337307 Report

>>336823
Just ignore them. Shitposters and angry kids generally have short attention spans.
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