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Old 06-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #11
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I've thought about appearances before and was also thinking I didn't want to look militant. That just screams "shoot me", either for your supplies or just because you might be considered a threat by decent people. After thinking about it I've decided a shopping cart and the homeless look is the way to go, which if you had to bug out you would be!!!!

In all seriousness I don't how you should look, but I think appearances would be very important.

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:20 AM   #12
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Trip , Who said I was packin food. Just be sure to bring lots of .22lr and .223 ammo and dinner is served
Close enough! Gonna get us some varmints, eh?
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I have an eberlestock terminator pack. Although it is a tactical pack it does come with a rain cover. The reson I bring it up is. If your concerned about looking like a militant, maybe you could dye the cover a different color in order to give you the ability to blend in amongst the masses at first glance.

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I have an eberlestock terminator pack. Although it is a tactical pack it does come with a rain cover. The reson I bring it up is. If your concerned about looking like a militant, maybe you could dye the cover a different color in order to give you the ability to blend in amongst the masses at first glance.
That is a brilliant idea. It's the simple solutions that are sometimes the hardest to see...
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That is a brilliant idea. It's the simple solutions that are sometimes the hardest to see...
Thx hope the idea helped
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That would be something neon?

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To be honest I don't think it will make much difference.

Alot of fashion trends these days tend toward the poseur (poser) types who wish they were hardcore third world badasses (I'm not sure if that word is acceptable on here - I'm sure someone will inform me if it is not). My point - look at all the "fashion" that is all camo: pants, shorts, jackets. It has become fashionable (at least where I live) for totally non-military urban types - who have never stepped foot outside of an air-conditioned mall, to wear military garb and have tacticool stuff just for looks.

Plus in a true SHTF scenario, bad guys will steal from anyone, be it hiker types or militant types or poseurs. Looking military might even make you look like a harder target (assuming you have your gun out too) and they'll leave you alone (although I guess the gun is the more important part of the equation).

Leo's may have an itch out for you, but they may also have bigger fish to fry assuming that you don't play it up too much and start setting up checkpoints or causing trouble. (Ie do not do what they did in Patriots - I loved the book but they were askin to be shot with their strett ambush thing).

Military stuff might be better if you are heading to the bush versus hiker gear which is intended to attract attention (thats why they are red / neon usually)

Overall, I say get what you are comfortable with, and don't pretend to be a milita guy either way. Civy stuff can be just as functional as military stuff, and some military stuff is just designed to get the mall ninja crowd.

Get what you think you can use and fits you. Looks are important, but actions are more important.

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