forums
new posts
donate
UER Store
events
location db
db map
search
members
faq
terms of service
privacy policy
register
login




UER Forum > Rookie Forum > New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions (Viewed 1459 times)
BoomTexan 


Total Likes: 5 likes




 |  | 
New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions
< on 10/15/2020 8:52 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Well, when I say new, I've been interested in urban exploring forever, and I've explored a fair few abandoned locations. But, looking at this website, it looks like there are a ton of people more serious that I am lol. Anyways, here's my questions:

1. Does this community look down on those who choose not to trespass, hop fences, avoid guards, or pick locks to get into places? I really don't want to do anything illegal (though I have explored places that COULD have been illegal to go to, but I didn't really know, and there was nobody that told me not to go there) or get into trouble. I have intentionally not explored several places that are REALLY cool because I don't want to risk it.

2. I'm not sure that what I enjoy finding is really urban exploring. I like finding places that have been left to nature, like the Brio Superfund site (under America, then Texas, then Friendswood in the DB map) and an old oil drum that sank into a swamp, which I've posted below, stuff like that. However, that might not be considered urban exploring because there's nothing "urban" about it. Is what I'm doing really urban exploring, or is there something else that I've been doing?

3. Is there any way to post finds besides being a Full Member? I really like exploring solo, so I wouldn't want to explore with other people, making one of the requirements for becoming a Full Member not gonna happen.

Thanks for the help guys, I really look forward to reading yall's responses!

1.


2.






BoomTexan 


Total Likes: 5 likes




 |  | 
Re: New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions
< Reply # 1 on 10/15/2020 8:54 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Just adding some more pictures because I realized that I didn't show enough lol.







coten22 


Location: Montreal
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 34 likes




 |  | 
Re: New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions
< Reply # 2 on 10/15/2020 11:13 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Hey mate! Awesome set. Like you said, there was nobody that told you not to go there. Don't get caught, but it might happen to you sooner or later anyway. Be careful and if you get caught then explain exactly what you are doing there like what you just shared. Above all, avoid getting caught with hooking tools and do not vandalism. Lastly, have fun.

You don't have to be Full Member to post.



[last edit 10/15/2020 11:15 PM by coten22 - edited 1 times]

Cfourexplore 


Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 578 likes


Never a dull moment in Midworld.

 |  | 
Re: New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions
< Reply # 3 on 10/16/2020 4:45 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
First off, welcome to UER! Love these pics...looks like a cool site. 🙂
Your questions:
1- No...everybody does it differently, and works with their own comfort level. We all gotta start somewhere, and looking at this set makes me think you'll do just fine.

2- If you want to get technical, the type of exploring you do might be considered more 'rurex' (rural exploring), but it comes down to the same thing. It's a pretty eclectic group here...crane climbers, drainers, miners, active infiltrators, urbex and rurex. You've come to the right place.

3- As a basic member, you can post pics, videos in the forums, and comment in the database; though you can't create a new location or add pics to an existing one until you're FM.

If you haven't already, browse the many tutorials and FAQ's threads. As I said before, you'll be fine; it's a good group here. Good luck, have fun, be safe, and looking forward to seeing more from you!




"When you've truly done something right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."
Urban Downfall 


Location: Montréal - Qc
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 505 likes




 |  | 
Re: New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions
< Reply # 4 on 10/16/2020 5:10 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
welcome

Honestly, don't be scared and use your jusdgement.

You will need to go very far before being in trouble.
Just alsways say the truth and 99% of time you will be realeased (if you get caught)

Urban Exploration encapsulate severals shperes like cfour explained, no one will look down on you even if you explore an empty barn.
The worst thing that can happen is that it will not interest some people.
If someone is disrespectfull or condescending towards you well just ignore them and continue tu have fun.





Il y a toujours un moyen.
neiloffthegrid 


Total Likes: 32 likes




 |  | 
Re: New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions
< Reply # 5 on 10/23/2020 8:00 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Welcome and great shots. I agree, use your judgement about shooting in places without permission. In more urban areas, since March law enforcement is driving around areas a lot more. In addition, and maybe even more of an issue, since March more and more people are spending time outdoors which means more eyes are watching. Be careful out there and keep in mind, you look like less of a threat to someone wearing "regular" clothes than if you are dressed for a black ops mission. Happy Exploring!




UER Forum > Rookie Forum > New to urban exploring, and I have a few questions (Viewed 1459 times)


Add a poll to this thread



This thread is in a public category, and can't be made private.



All content and images copyright 2002-2022 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
This page was generated for you in 78 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 680047280 pages have been generated.