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Old 12-05-2018, 01:41 AM
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lol,

dude, I can understand getting a rescue helmet, but getting a helmet to protect from earthquakes is a little nonsensical. If you have ever had an earthquake one thing is certain probably 99% likely you will be caught unaware, and things will be over as fast as you have time to get to the nearest doorway.


Advise on helmets, can't go wrong with military, I prefer steel over Kevlar cause you can cook in it in a pinch.

Military helmets are suggested because they are usually atleast 3A rated and any attachments that are out there can be gotten.. military kit is usually cheaper than commercial because it is mass produced. Normally quite rugged the DOD has a pretty good acquisition program.


I got my 3A steel from Israel, wasn't too pricey. There are some pretty good arms dealers in the US and internationally.


You can try ebay
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...rent+militaria

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...LH_TitleDesc=0


This is Kevlar labled as SOCOM style at about 100US.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RBR-Tactica...-eWC:rk:2:pf:0


Bear in mind Kevlar does have a lifespan, for rock fall though this should do the trick.. you can get padding inserts.. not bad for climbing etc.. however wouldn't per se trust it for bullets but still should be good and bunch of attachments available for that style.

I think US marshalls also used this style.. just like with the Oregon hits.
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People the thread is from 2011. I'm sure he already picked one out. That's why I was joking around in previous posts.
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In my area, my main threat is earthquakes. I can see a situation where after a major quake, I'm going through a house with moderate to heavy structural damage looking for...well whatever and I will want some sort of head protection.

I looked at surplus kevlar MITCH as PASGT which would serve the purpose but I have some problems with a) spending $200-$300 and b) perhaps appearing like a member of the military when I'm not. I don't imagine incoming 7.62 rounds from the zombies will be of much conern, but falling chunks of dry wall and what not might be.

Almost all the posts I'm finding point to steel pots or military style kevlar helmets so I'm wondering what others have found. Also, I have a big dome at about 7-5/8 to 7-3/4. What is that in military size speak?

thanks for any thoughts on this.
Wouldn't rock climbing helmets be useful and less expensive? The problem with military steel pots is you have to buy a helmet liner and that **** gets heavy and hot. Seems like everyone is a rockclimber these days. I see them for sale in Facebook Marketplace

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My helmet for such purposes is a Bullard Wildland Fire Fighting Helmet.

Lots of options as to shape and colors, suspension type, etc. From about $50 up.

https://www.bullard.com/product/bull...d-fire-helmets

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I've worn work helmets for years.
Wore metal ones in oil field.
Wore plastic ones with telephone company.
Plastic UV wear out and get brittle. I picked mine up by bill and it broke off helmet.
Would hate to get hit by debris and have helmet break like an egg.
Good motorcycle helmet would work too.

The good ones are polycarbonate- a NFPA 1951 rated hard hat is going to start at $ 200. I wear Bullards for about half that designed for industrial rappelling. One saved my life one day ( I was going to hang off a rope, but got hit in the head with a falling bar grate.). I don’t wear cheap ones anymore.

Note they are hotter and heavier than suspension only hard hats. I wear the standard (NFPA1977) ones on wildfire.
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A good rock climbing helmet such as Petzel, Mammut or Black Diamond is the way to go, light weight, secure and time tested. The Petzel I bought even has a mount for my go pro. I have a military kevlar and its still to heavy. With all the other gear you will be carrying last thing you need is a heavy helmet.
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How about a pith helmet? Or plastic version of one?

I have one of each and they sure are nice when it gets around 100 degrees out and sunny.

https://www.amazon.com/Jacobson-Hat-...4M45RRA2JTQYM9
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In my area, my main threat is earthquakes. I can see a situation where after a major quake, I'm going through a house with moderate to heavy structural damage looking for...well whatever and I will want some sort of head protection.

I looked at surplus kevlar MITCH as PASGT which would serve the purpose but I have some problems with a) spending $200-$300 and b) perhaps appearing like a member of the military when I'm not. I don't imagine incoming 7.62 rounds from the zombies will be of much conern, but falling chunks of dry wall and what not might be.

Almost all the posts I'm finding point to steel pots or military style kevlar helmets so I'm wondering what others have found. Also, I have a big dome at about 7-5/8 to 7-3/4. What is that in military size speak?

thanks for any thoughts on this.
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I'm a fan of the ProTec. We wore them as contractors in Afghanistan rather than Kevlars. There was a far greater chance of a car accident than getting shot in the head. Besides, I come from a Special Ops background. There's more tactical value to being able to hear and see clearly than there is in putting your head in a bucket.
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Ops Core is the popular helmet in SOF now. Lighter and more comfortable than the older ones but still offers reasonable ballistic coverage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future...hnology_helmet

Several airsoft versions based on the Ops Core design give the protection of a bump helmet but the versatility of an actual military helmet (rails, mounts, camo covers, etc). (Link) And they don't cost $1500 if you don't need the ballistic protection.
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