Hello fellow FSTDTer's. I'm looking for information and advice regarding urban exploration. I should clarify what I mean since I'm probably using the wrong word for it. I'm talking about exploring abandoned buildings and man-made structures, though not necessarily in an urban/city environment. Stories I've heard include everything from hospitals to military bunkers. My understanding is that it is usually done at night since it often involves trespassing.
One example I can think of comes from a show on the history channel a few years back. I think it was called "Underworlds" but I'm not sure. In one episode they join a group sneaking into an old bunker in (I think) San Francisco.
Post by Napoleon the Clown on Dec 1, 2011 6:01:29 GMT -5
I'm gonna be watching this thread. If it veers into advice on how to break the law the thread dies and warnings will be issued. If it sticks to advice on how to go about this stuff legally it can live on. Or die of its own accord, more likely.
The bar has been lowered? Silly child, you seem to believe there ever was a bar.
I sorry about the legality part, I wasn't asking how to do illegal things myself, just stating what it usually like to my limited knowledge of the subject.
Firstly, double check on the legality of what you're trying to do. If it turns out that you won't be doing any breaking and entering, trespassing, or anything illegal, it might be a good idea to provide a link saying so. If nothing else, it would go a long way to easing everyone's consciences about any advice someone might have.
In your OP, you bring up History Channel as what you are trying to emulate. I will guarantee you that History has filled out all sorts of paperwork for permits, permission, letting law enforcement know, and for insurance purposes. They are not breaking the law as much as maybe getting an exception.
The last thing to consider is if you really want to do this, legal or not. You don't mention if you live in a city. You say "abandoned buildings and man-made structures". In urban environments, you may find these "abandoned buildings" are not abandoned. However there may be some "tenants" which you might not want to meet, or who won't want to meet you. Especially at night. We all would hate to see something happen to you.