1. Post #1
    9Clockwork's Avatar
    March 2012
    244 Posts
    Mine:

    Backpack
    Maglite w/ extra batteries
    Secondary flashlights strapped to arm and leg
    Walkie-talkie strapped to chest
    Sharpie (To mark pathways I've been through, usually an arrow and the date. NEVER TO VANDAL.)
    A friend
    A gas mask (In case of a pipe leak)

    Other:

    I very rarely take a camera, because I end up dropping it.
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  2. Post #2

    May 2007
    60 Posts
    Mine:
    Knifes strapped to arm and leg
    A lockpick
    I seriously hope you don't get caught carrying that..
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  3. Post #3
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    December 2008
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    Backpack
    primary torch
    secondary torch
    phone
    swiss army
    lighter
    gum
    bottled drink
    snacks
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  4. Post #4
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    Mine:

    Backpack
    Maglite w/ extra batteries
    Knifes strapped to arm and leg
    Secondary flashlights strapped to arm and leg
    Walkie-talkie strapped to chest
    Sharpie (To mark pathways I've been through, usually an arrow and the date. NEVER TO VANDAL.)
    A friend
    A lockpick
    A gas mask (In case of a pipe leak)

    Other:

    I very rarely take a camera, because I end up dropping it.
    a lockpick? one kind? and a torsion wrench?

    or just a lockpick?

  5. Post #5
    Kefir's Avatar
    December 2011
    131 Posts
    flashlight
    crowbar
    adjustable wrench
    photocamera

    and
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  6. Post #6
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    December 2008
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    Why bring a crowbar and wrench? You will get knicked for carrying those.
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  7. Post #7
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    not in russia...
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  8. Post #8
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    October 2007
    1,486 Posts
    I'm pretty new and haven't made a heavy investment in to urban exploration. I go pretty casual. Just leather gloves, a long sleeved hoodie, shoulder bag to carry a drink and camera and my iPhone since it can double a torch.

    I rarely go at night so a torch isn't a essential and I've never done urban exploration underground.

    I might buy some Valved masks since they're pretty cheap. That is if I can find any good places to explore.

  9. Post #9
    Kefir's Avatar
    December 2011
    131 Posts
    Why bring a crowbar and wrench? You will get knicked for carrying those.
    Ahahaha nooo) the police must prove that it was you who broke the lock
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  10. Post #10
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    September 2010
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    Actually, if you you are caught trespassing with a crowbar, knife, wrench, lockpick, or any other object or tool that can be deemed an accessory to burglary, B&E, or vandalism, you can be arrested and charged with intent whether or not you went in to steal or break anything. At least, that's generally the case in the U.S. and Canada. Note that there isn't a list of things that the law uses to discriminate whether or not they can be used to commit a crime, so if you have your doubts as to whether or not you could get into (more) trouble for possessing a certain item while trespassing, it's probably best to leave it. Items used for prying, cutting, chopping, or smashing are best left alone, as well as large, heavy objects such as those big maglites that cops carry around in place of batons. Weapons, especially knives and guns, should be left behind whether or not you feel the need to protect yourself while trespassing, although there may be some form of leniency if you are caught with way-less-than-lethal self defense weapons such as pocket-sized pepper spray. Swiss army knives and light multi-tools should be okay, unless the cop is a dick. If you're willing and ready to face the consequences of being caught with a coat full of knives, a crowbar, and your dad's glock while taking pictures of a derelict treehouse then by all means, take them with you, but I'd personally rather not go to jail for snapping a couple pictures of an abandoned building, although locked doors and barred windows can be very tempting.
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  11. Post #11
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    October 2007
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    Trespassing crowbar

    The Police only need to put two and two together.

    Even if the is a report of a robbery and they find you with a screwdriver in the UK if you have a crimnal record than can tie to robbery they can arrest you.
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  12. Post #12
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    December 2011
    131 Posts
    but don't forget that russian police is very different than other police in the world
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  13. Post #13
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    December 2008
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    Whatever you say. Just don't blame us when you inevitably get arrested for carrying it.
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  14. Post #14
    I BANG 14 YEAR OLD GIRLS BUT ITS OKAY I ADMIT I HAVE PROBLEMS
    SHOE3045's Avatar
    March 2012
    666 Posts
    Backpack:
    Flashlight
    Pocket Knife
    Paint Pens
    Skateboard (always<3)
    Food
    Drink
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  15. Post #15
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    Whatever you say. Just don't blame us when you inevitably get arrested for carrying it.
    what are you like 10 years old or something?
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  16. Post #16
    TOONOPHILE WEIRDO
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    March 2010
    1,617 Posts
    Backpack:
    Skateboard (always<3)
    Have fun carrying unnecessary clutter because you think it looks cool or something.
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    I BANG 14 YEAR OLD GIRLS BUT ITS OKAY I ADMIT I HAVE PROBLEMS
    SHOE3045's Avatar
    March 2012
    666 Posts
    I always have my skateboard on me, I dont give a fuck how it looks. Its just what I love doing and I dont like leaving it at home and then wanting it later. Better than walking when the ground is smooth enough.
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  18. Post #18
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
    608 Posts
    Here is what I carry:

    7dayshop camera bag

    7dayshop tripod


    This is what is in the bag:

    Zenit TTL w/ Helios 44-2

    Lenses
    28mm

    OR
    35mm


    Flashgun - Helios 220


    Spare rolls of film


    Maglite L.E.D. 2D-cell


    Thats most of my kit for urbexing
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  19. Post #19
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    December 2011
    131 Posts
    Backpack:
    Paint Pens
    destroyer detected
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  20. Post #20
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    Have fun carrying unnecessary clutter because you think it looks cool or something.
    skateboards are useful for urbex
    especially in tunnels
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  21. Post #21
    Dennab
    August 2011
    2,159 Posts
    Pockets:

    Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pro (With S.O.S. App)
    Swiss Army Explorer
    Walther Black Tac
    Lockpick
    LED Flashlight

    Backpack:

    Spare Batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
    1x 1,5 Liter of Bottled Water
    2x Relentless Origin Energy Drink
    2x Potato Crisps (Usually Crunchips or Chipsfrisch)
    3x Snickers / Mars / KitKat
    3x Sandwich with Roasted Bacon
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  22. Post #22
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    December 2011
    131 Posts
    "Pro" +50% to the brutality
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  23. Post #23
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    Uhhhh
    LED maglite
    Gloves
    black clothes because ninja
    pocket knife
    work boots
    friend brings his hd video camera, i may bring my brothers dslr with me some time when we go to the factory again
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  24. Post #24
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    April 2011
    571 Posts
    anyone know of NECESSARY safety equipment? I know this sounds wussy, but I want to convince my overprotective parents that i will be ready for urbexing at 17.
    Stuff i know i have to take: (all in a backpack)
    Some form of camera (fully charged, new batteries)
    a backup camera in case something happens to the first
    boots that can't be cut through with glass shards
    swiss army knife, or any other multiknife/tool thingamabobber
    a small stash of perishable food to be eaten on the beginning of the "journey"
    something not-perishable to eat later, like crackers (goldfish!)
    WATER- bottled, obviously
    a phone, obviously if the roof falls on top of my head
    chalk/charcoal/markers to mark my path
    multiple flashlights, even the kitty keychain that goes MEOW and glows blue light from it's eyes

    Is a gas mask a good idea?
    just bringing up all of this fuss because i spotted a small abandoned house on the side of a highway, all sorts of plants on top of it... I hope it is still standing in 4 years.
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  25. Post #25
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    December 2008
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    The only thing i took on my first urbex was a couple of mates and a bunch of glowsticks.
    Shit was rad
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  26. Post #26
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    December 2009
    692 Posts
    Is a gas mask a good idea?
    just bringing up all of this fuss because i spotted a small abandoned house on the side of a highway, all sorts of plants on top of it... I hope it is still standing in 4 years.
    Gas masks (c4/c5, etc.) are only necessary for hazardous leaks, a mask with HEPA filters is adviseable if it's an old house with air-bourne particles (spores, dust, asbestos, etc.) You don't want to be getting a lung full of spores.

    Aside from that you shouldn't have to worry much about using them, especially if they're just concrete jungles, at least to my knowledge.

  27. Post #27
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    Bring baby wipes lol

    i didnt want to touch anything after walking around the factory, who knows what touched the handles on those doors/boxes/gates/ladders
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  28. Post #28
    RISC MASTER RACE.
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    August 2010
    7,077 Posts
    -Flashlight
    -Those cool brass hammers that are about nine inches long and unscrew into a bunch of smaller screwdrivers but otherwise, looks like a small jewlers hammer. Also doubles as a SkyTrain Maintenance Key.

    Specialty tools include:
    -Another flashlight
    -$10 Sony handycam with nightshot (you know, for when a flashlight won't cut it)
    -Genuine SkyTrain Window Wiper Wrench

    Oh, and a camera if I can be assed.
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  29. Post #29
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    January 2009
    4,385 Posts
    I can't say I've been urbexing, but I guess if I was to go, I'd take...

    -Torch
    -Phone
    -Camera
    -Spare phone battery/spare torch batteries
    -Rope
    -Snacks
    -Water
    -Chalk

    Obviously combined with tough boots and warm clothes.

  30. Post #30
    DevilesDog's Avatar
    January 2012
    14 Posts
    Flashlight
    Food (Canned Tuna & dried food rations (I have tons :P )
    Water (and teabags)
    Knife ( 1 backup diver knife strapped to my ankle)
    Crow-bar (mini ones easily fit into a backpack)
    Phone
    Flares
    Cigarettes & lighter
    Fuel cells (handy for warmth & quick cooking as well as boiling water.)
    Potassium Permangenate (25G) (I'd recommend this to everyone as it makes a decent disinfectant in an emergency and is very portable, just mix with water until it is light pink.)
    And one thing that everyone should have is a decent pair of boots, be it steel cap toe or hiking boots, NEVER wear dress shoes or "sneakers" while urbexing. I learnt the hard way when I was younger, with a broken ankle
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  31. Post #31
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    April 2011
    307 Posts


    ive made this joke twice, sorry
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  32. Post #32
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    February 2010
    135 Posts
    I just don't understand all the hassle about the police. Maybe it's becuz in my hometown/country there just isn't any. (never seen a cop in my hometown or near it, lol)

    Stuff that I bring with me:

    Spray paints (usually neon green, black, red, white)
    Machete (if I see junkies, happens quite a lot actually, they freak out if I put my hoodie on and take out my machete :3)
    Flashlight (Incase of basements)
    lockpicks? lol who needs them, when you got a crowbar... or homemade explosives (damn, you have no idea how fun is to blow up doors)
    and a camera; rarely ( what you see with your own eyes, is the most important, not what you look through your lens)
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  33. Post #33

    July 2012
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    Backpack:
    Flashlight
    Pocket Knife
    Paint Pens
    Skateboard (always<3)
    Food
    Drink

    Why on earth would you need a skateboard? Most area's that people explore hold dangerous terrain in which skateboards will simply throw you off balance or seriously injure yourself. Best type of transportation would be your own legs with good shoes, majority of the time.
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  34. Post #34
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    just because you've never explored with a skateboard doesn't mean it shouldn't be part of your typical equipment
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  35. Post #35
    bye
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    also:
    i recently started carrying a little telescopic inspection mirror to check corners for cameras and alarms and stuff

    i felt real macgyver using it first few times
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  36. Post #36
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    Skateboard? When I find somewhere to explore I don't rush threw on wheels.
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  37. Post #37
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    Skateboard? When I find somewhere to explore I don't rush threw on wheels.
    this is falling on deaf ears, it's not 'typical equipment' but it's still useful

    you do want to rush through that boring 100cm high concrete pipe you can't walk in to reach your destination (the large awesome sandblasted bit of the tunnel) etc

  38. Post #38
    DJrorok's Avatar
    August 2011
    104 Posts
    I carry a secondary flaslight in my pocket

    in my backpack i carry a couple of black sharpies just to keep track of he place like making little notociable dots just in case.
    a walkie talkie
    water
    my swiss army knife
    my ryobi camera since it dosent break easily and can withstand cold heat and water.
    and a primary flashlight usally my ryobi tek4 flashlight

    my ryobi mp3 player ( i do like ryobi stuff )
    and some extra tek4 batterys.
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  39. Post #39
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    August 2009
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    Backpack

    Swiss M32 Canteen

    Headlamp

    Some bolts.

    A Helmet in this style.

    and my phone, an HTC Trophy.


    Edited:

    Welp, sorry about the size of the images guys.
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  40. Post #40
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    what are the bolts for?
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