Where did you get that helmet form?
The bolts? Hell, I'm more interested in why he has a WWII era German helmet.
Well played, Artyom. Well played.
Current kit includes:
-Hoodie & jeans
-Apple iPhone (turned off)
-US Army surplus boots
-US Army surplus kneepads
-Maglite 2D LED Flashlight
And that's it. No snacks or water, Sharpies or spray paint. Just the bare essentials. I figure the more I have the more I weigh, and I would much rather run from a fight than, um, fight in one.
I've got that same knife
I haven't been urbexing myself but I would probably take
Phone - Communication
iPod - Recording
Extra flashlight batteries
Small bag to hold my various shit
Chalk (in case I need to climb)
Maybe some kind of note saying who I am and who to contact in case I died
If I could get away with it I'd probably bring a small knife and maybe a lighter too
I checked out an abandoned school the other night with some buddies of mine. All we had was a flashlight, a metal pipe that we found there, and common sense. The last one being the most important.
I have a Gerber Bear Grylls knife. Pretty intense and intimidating, that bitch is sharp. Problem is as it has been brought to my attention, this is most definitely considered a concealed deadly weapon. I no longer bring this item with me while exploring. If caught by authorities, it will bring about many more problems than simply a fine for trespassing. Be selective about what weapons you bring, and be well informed about local laws while exploring. Some areas are more lenient than others when it comes to concealed weapons.
In pocket :
HTC One X
Small laser pointer 200mW (purple, also serves as Black Light)
Swiss army knife
In backpack :
Lunch, snacks, drinks
Another army knife
Flash light : 180 LM x2 (one for backup)
Backup batteries for flash light
Emergency charger for standard USB
Charge cable One X
backup battery for camera
Around neck :
Just got the D5100 so can't wait to use it, back packed for tomorrow
I rarely go out and do stuff like this, but I usually go with just some bottled water and two ~1.5 feet lengths of re-bar bent into ice-pick like spikes (for self defense and climbing up the outsides of buildings with no entrance)
or at least that's what I had last time, I found the rebar on the floor and bent it over a campfire, it was the literal only fun I had on a boy scout camping trip.
Checked out some "abandoned" ww2 bunkers, there was someone sleeping in one.
I don't urbex anymore, but when I did;
Some big-ish maglite flashlight
A portable flood light
Backpack with a few bottles of water, matches and some other small things
I would usually wear a thick pair of steel-capped boots and overalls.
Might start up again around halloween though, plenty of people willing to come with around then.
I dont really take much to be honest, never felt the need to
Phone (a 2005 nokia for calls, never let me down)
iPhone (for music/pics)
Multitool [sometimes] (Its basically a tinny pair of pliers with screwdrivers in it)
Bottle of drink (carbonated water or squash)
Camera (some cannon from a few years ago)
Sandwich [sometimes] (nutella or veggie ham)
Screwdriver [sometimes] (more practical to use than the multitool)
Things I'm going to start bringing
Gasmask/respirator (For this I need help from you guys, I know nothing at all about this kinda stuff)
Flashlight (Probably going to go and buy a maglite, or use the one I already have)
Chalk (Going to take some with me today)
Only time I've "explored" was a long abandoned and melting motel off some random backroad in Missouri, and abusing the keycard they gave me during my internship with a company in Germany. 'Course, as it turns out, the places I "explored" there ended up being my future workspaces.
EDIT: Oh, and on that same German trip there was a military base whose back area was unused. But all the buildings had a fire extinguisher and I noticed some of the local youths who frequent the location had used some rubber tie-downs to make footholds in the 10' fence. Still debating whether or not I should add a couple of those to my survival kit.
My usual equipment depends on where I'm going, but mostly it's:
Mountainsmith Spectrum backpack
Canon 18-55 Wide
Canon 100-300 TP
Nikon Coolpix S4100 (for video)
Several SD Cards for both the T2 and the Coolpix
Spare Batteries for both T2 and the Coolpix
Whatever clothing I happen to be wearing at the time
Blackhawk finger-less gloves
CRKT M21 pocketknife
A fairly simple stuff except for the Cameras.
In general, cops are not 'out to get you'. So long as you're not carrying any crazy B&E gear or spray paint or what-have-you, they'll be willing to listen to why you have a small knife on you. It's all about credibility. If you have a camera with you, excellent. You can show them the pics you took to convince them you weren't dealing drugs or some crap. Worst case scenario, they might fine you and confiscate the knife from you then send you on your way.
Ultimately it's up to you whether or not carrying a knife is worth the risk of getting in trouble.
-cell phone and walkie talkie
-some snacks cuz I get hungry yo
well I've only really done this once when I 'broke into' an abandoned warehouse complex near my neighborhood and the above is what I brought
In reply to everyone asking about my stuff, I carry the bolts for, yes, anomalies. They're also fun to toss and hear the reverberation in a large, empty, factory machining room. The helmet is actually a Belgian helmet from the same time period. (Worth significantly less, picked on up for forty dollars.) Sanded it down and re-painted it fieldgrau so it looks practically identical to a German M44/45 helmet. Saved me from a couple bad head dings a few times.
I wish I had places around me that I could explore. Around here, they tear everything down if it's abandoned...