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Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
26 May 2013, 13:38,
#21
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
The only daft question is the one you dont ask
Soggy jeans not only take forever to dry but they pull the heat out of your legs by evaporation and cause ligament and tendon pain, and wet denim will rub the insides of your legs and your crotch red raw in no time at all especially if its cold as well as wet.

Your basic survival gear , Knife, Compass, map, flashlight, lighter, watch, shades, surv tin if carried, multi tool, bandana, gloves, paracord etc should be carried about your person and not in a bag, thats why cargos areo popular as well as often being UV treated, Water reisistant, rip stop cloth, quick drying etc.

look at it from this angle you bug out, or get stranded or are out someplace and TSHTF and you lose or cannot access your BOB or EDC bag, the gear you have in your pockets is now all you have to survive with, so if its essential it goes in your pockets on your person.

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26 May 2013, 18:18,
#22
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
Ref to the question of do urban dwellers need knife proof clothing? Well this afternoon only 200 yards from where the brave soldier was stabbed to death, another young man was badly stabbed in broad daylight.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...lwich.html

So DO you need knife resistant clothing?

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26 May 2013, 18:23,
#23
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
For many years I was among that group of people that operated under a dress code requirement.

I found that a set of coveralls in my desk filled the requirement for emergency wear and the gear I could not carry in my pockets was fine in my briefcase.

There was separate stand alone gear in my vehicle.

Depending on the time of year in my area the clothing requirement for "blending in" will change. At this time of year in my rural setting it is Jeans and camo tee shirt. Autumn or winter, during hunting season, it is full camo.

Mossy oak is our state color.

You have spring and fall turkey seasons that require camo, and fall to early winter deer season that requires camo and summer fishing and varmint hunting season which requires camo. But that is just for us retired guys that no longer wear a suit to work.

Some of the things on NR list I do not worry with. Most if it is on the keychain or in the pockets. I do not carry a map as normal equipment. I have an extensive road network to mark my boundaries and a simple watchband compass will get me home.

Paracord is carried as my woven belt. No "survival tin" whatever that might be.

And we are very much vehicle oriented over here. Meaning anywhere we go there is a vehicle involved and most preppers are pretty well equipped once in their rigs. One of my British friends almost had heart failure last fall when she realized my entire shooting club had jumped into their vehicles to go change the 100m targets.
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26 May 2013, 20:34,
#24
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
(26 May 2013, 13:10)Little Lou Wrote: I wish I'd had GG's guts to ask the question in the first place, and am just desperately grateful that he did.

It hardly takes guts to ask a question now, does it? My question actually related though, to whether any discussion was required on what we will, or will not wear, if and when TSHTF. I'm 60 years old and have been a soldier and outdoorsman for many of them and know the difference between fashion, work and what's suitable for both, as no doubt, do you all.

My question also reflected my astonishment that anyone could consider an article of clothing 'tactical', no matter how many pockets and gewgaws it has. As I said, tactics are in the mind and if they're not, your clothes aren't going to help you.



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26 May 2013, 20:45,
#25
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
Cor Blimey mate wot sort of unit were you in that did not study strategic and tactical logisitics and equipment? Smile

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26 May 2013, 23:00,
#26
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
(26 May 2013, 20:45)NorthernRaider Wrote: Cor Blimey mate wot sort of unit were you in that did not study strategic and tactical logisitics and equipment? Smile

I can see that's a question NR - it's just that I don't get it. From your posts to your reputation, I can see that you know prepping - and know it well. What I don't get, is how you can ask such a dumb question.

I finished 24 years of service as a WO and I understand tactics perfectly well. At one point, I specialised in logistics and controlled equipment for a Regiment of 800 men.

Tactics and strategy come from your mind - what you know - not from the arse-end of what you happen to be wearing. You can be kitted out like Secret Squirrel but if you haven't got it in your head, all the kit in the Quartermaster's will make not a whit of difference.



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27 May 2013, 06:51,
#27
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
(26 May 2013, 23:00)Grumpy Grandpa Wrote:
(26 May 2013, 20:45)NorthernRaider Wrote: Cor Blimey mate wot sort of unit were you in that did not study strategic and tactical logisitics and equipment? Smile

I can see that's a question NR - it's just that I don't get it. From your posts to your reputation, I can see that you know prepping - and know it well. What I don't get, is how you can ask such a dumb question.

I finished 24 years of service as a WO and I understand tactics perfectly well. At one point, I specialised in logistics and controlled equipment for a Regiment of 800 men.

Tactics and strategy come from your mind - what you know - not from the arse-end of what you happen to be wearing. You can be kitted out like Secret Squirrel but if you haven't got it in your head, all the kit in the Quartermaster's will make not a whit of difference.

Yup I can see that you just dont get it Smile

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27 May 2013, 09:42,
#28
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
(26 May 2013, 23:00)Grumpy Grandpa Wrote: You can be kitted out like Secret Squirrel but if you haven't got it in your head, all the kit in the Quartermaster's will make not a whit of difference.

how true, some people(like that chap on Doomsday Preppers) seem to think having lots of kit will ensure they survive WTSHTF, where we KNOW knowledge is the key!
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27 May 2013, 09:49,
#29
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
FWIW i like to knock about in army surplus gear, CS95 dpm trousers are the most comfortable, useful, fastest drying and inexpensive trousers i've ever owned

i do own a DPM shirt but it is a little overkill.


I've love CS95 trousers in black, just so the look a little less suspicious. might have to buy a dye sachet and make a mess of my bathtub Big Grin
in some cases, those with the least to say, say the most.....
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27 May 2013, 10:25,
#30
RE: Best SHTF clothes question and discussion
Thanks for all these suggestions. I think I know what what the best things to get
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