Urban exploration is a completely wild hobby and whilst the majority of missions experience no problems, there are occasions which might compromise your security. Here are 5 ways to help identify and reduce the risk from some of these occasions…
5. Consider the building structure
Many of the derelict abandonments that we like to go and explore are usually rotten and decayed, the obvious repercussion being structural and flooring collapse. There are lots of tell-tale signs that things may have decayed beyond the point of taking weight so check out the roof, is there evidence of leakage – if so, the water may have softened the floor boards. Joists are usually ran towards the wall space less than 0.5 meters, try and make a best guess and walk along the joists. Also worth checking walls before leaning/climbing, usually a body weight push will highlight any shortfalls in structure
4. What about injury?
Scratches, cuts, grazes are all easily dealt with – normally the issue is not the wound itself however its the high potential of infection afterwards. that causes problems Larger puncture wounds and lacerations can be much more problematic, climbing through windows, climbing buildings and walls increase the risk of a fall, land on some glass and you might have a problem. It may seem obvious however a bit of first aid awareness and a