Non "Rambo" Prep Helmet - Page 2 - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Anything Disaster Preparedness or Survival Related

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Link to the "Surviving Disaster" Series - Great to watch for emergency prep. ideas! survive Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 25 Yesterday 09:52 PM
Finally... a sane answer to "Why do we prep?" SurvivorGirlAL Jokes, Humor & Music 16 06-12-2019 06:58 PM
Food Prices "will double by 2030" - Oxfam. Time to prep with a home garden? Jubbles Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 130 03-12-2017 01:12 PM
Article shows how most "sheeple" prep. potatoheadman Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 52 11-05-2016 09:38 PM
An "Emergency Prep Poster" in Japan landline000 Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 19 07-25-2016 12:17 AM
Neighbor "found" me online, knows I prep now... AARGH! joyfulheart Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 126 09-02-2014 10:49 PM
"The days of Rambo are over" marbro General Discussion 233 06-30-2013 05:08 PM
Media coins nutjob as a "survivalist/rambo" type NoMoreOp4 Controversial News and Alternative Politics 14 06-19-2011 12:05 PM
"Rambo" survival knife Zodiac. Knives, Swords & Axes 30 08-22-2010 09:20 PM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2017, 03:49 AM
dm1911's Avatar
dm1911 dm1911 is offline
Hiker
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: left coast
Posts: 732
Thanks: 1,384
Thanked 484 Times in 279 Posts
Default



Advertise Here

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
Those A Alphas are cheaper direct from Protec http://www.protechelmet.com/products.asp?cat=14
yes but these are airsoft helmets.not made to do much more than look good.
be sure that the helmet you buy can do the job you want
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2017, 03:51 AM
dontbuypotteryfromme's Avatar
dontbuypotteryfromme dontbuypotteryfromme is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Far north queensland Australia
Posts: 19,698
Thanks: 4,427
Thanked 15,617 Times in 8,265 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrypticCRICKET View Post
How about a bicycle helmet? They have lots of em available at thrift shops for a couple of bucks each. Lots of different styles. You could paint them any color you want them.
They have holes in them.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2017, 04:25 AM
BJJ_Grappler's Avatar
BJJ_Grappler BJJ_Grappler is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 14,743
Thanks: 14,504
Thanked 24,543 Times in 8,149 Posts
Default

Tactical grey and orange bro

Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to BJJ_Grappler For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-10-2017, 05:02 AM
ROCK6's Avatar
ROCK6 ROCK6 is online now
Survivor
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Georgia/Afghanistan
Posts: 5,450
Thanks: 5,829
Thanked 12,124 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dm1911 View Post
yes but these are airsoft helmets.not made to do much more than look good.
be sure that the helmet you buy can do the job you want
I don't know how these "tactical" bump helmets are constructed, but I have a couple older Protec bicycle helmets that are pretty durable for knocks, bumps and crashes. For protection against "bumps" they are pretty good insurance; most fear a bullet to the head when it's a severe knock, falling rock or concussion that is much more likely outside of a combat zone...heck, even in a combat zone, your ACH does more to protect you from knocks, debris or the doorframe of a HMMWV than bullets or fragments...

ROCK6
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to ROCK6 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-10-2017, 06:15 AM
MagnumWill's Avatar
MagnumWill MagnumWill is online now
Near The Glow
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 830
Thanks: 2,684
Thanked 1,588 Times in 522 Posts
Default

I got a 404 error for the first link before I realized someone pulled this out of internet purgatory
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MagnumWill For This Useful Post:
Old 04-10-2017, 05:21 PM
Writer's Block Writer's Block is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Victoria BC, Canada.
Posts: 6,874
Thanks: 10,901
Thanked 8,967 Times in 3,817 Posts
Default

There are tons of hardhat types, bike helmets, and things like climber helmets if all you are worried about is debris.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2017, 07:53 PM
OkSixpack OkSixpack is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 365
Thanks: 1,038
Thanked 674 Times in 245 Posts
Default

If it would be just for standby emergency use, how about an inexpensive motorcycle helmet? It wouldn't attract any attention, and it may provide more protection to your ears, and with a good visor to your eyes and face.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to OkSixpack For This Useful Post:
Old 04-10-2017, 08:59 PM
MedicineMan's Avatar
MedicineMan MedicineMan is offline
Grumpy Old Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Marion, MS
Age: 53
Posts: 336
Thanks: 321
Thanked 513 Times in 172 Posts
Default

Just a motorcycle helmet is good enough for anything that falls inside your home.
If it is big and heavy enough to crush the helmet, you have bigger problems.

A firemans helmet works too.
Can be bought online NEW for about $125, and has other features like shield
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2017, 09:06 PM
stratbastard's Avatar
stratbastard stratbastard is offline
Tedious Gasbag
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 703
Thanks: 1,877
Thanked 1,423 Times in 539 Posts
Default

Me , I'd just look for old football helmets with intact facegaurds... plenty of protection from debris and cheap too.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2017, 09:20 PM
fidalgoman's Avatar
fidalgoman fidalgoman is offline
Discipulus De Historia
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NW Montana
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 1,829
Thanked 1,650 Times in 616 Posts
Default Knock a noggin

I see a lot of people use climbing helmets. Not ballistic but are fairly light, breathable, and keep you from bumpin your noggin. And they come in a huge variety of styles, prices and colors.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to fidalgoman For This Useful Post:
Old 04-11-2017, 12:05 AM
Rockwell Torrey's Avatar
Rockwell Torrey Rockwell Torrey is offline
Ingloriously Deplorable
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Dark Side of the Moon
Posts: 2,327
Thanks: 3,034
Thanked 6,357 Times in 1,886 Posts
Default

PASGT + rattle can color = Non-rambo. (no earth colors, just dayglo....think 1960's disco-delic-Austin powersesque ) Add in a tye-dye t-shirt, sandals, maybe a ballcap with bubba-mullet hair and you be set to B-L-E-N-D
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2017, 12:46 AM
harbinger1972's Avatar
harbinger1972 harbinger1972 is offline
MAGA
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 5,915
Thanks: 3,778
Thanked 15,060 Times in 4,377 Posts
Default



As nontactical as it gets.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to harbinger1972 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-11-2017, 10:29 PM
Tusken Raider Tusken Raider is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,118
Thanks: 498
Thanked 1,530 Times in 555 Posts
Default

I have a kevlar, that saved my head from a round back in 2000 while working security in Baltimore. For moving about I would go with a bike helmet. I also like the bump helmet I bought used for airsoft play. It has attachment points, velcro, and it will keep you from braining yourself. Only downside is that it is not ballistic.

Hell even an old pot helmet can keep you in some area of safety. But for gray man, go bike helmet.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2017, 04:50 AM
Just Jeff's Avatar
Just Jeff Just Jeff is offline
Stop YOLOing
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,705
Thanks: 9,962
Thanked 7,335 Times in 2,048 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harbinger1972 View Post


As nontactical as it gets.
My FIL was a construction foreman. I never saw the man outside without his cowboy hat on, and he refused to wear the hardhat instead. He had the best safety record in the company for years, but his cowboy hat is where he made his stand...until his company had one of these printed with their logo just for him. (His had a bigger brim so it looked more like a proper Stetson and less like a fedora than the one in the picture.)

He passed on shortly after retirement. Working is what kept him going.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Just Jeff For This Useful Post:
Old 04-12-2017, 06:04 AM
MedicineMan's Avatar
MedicineMan MedicineMan is offline
Grumpy Old Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Marion, MS
Age: 53
Posts: 336
Thanks: 321
Thanked 513 Times in 172 Posts
Default

You should already have a M/C helmet or similar for head protection in a Tornado.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2017, 06:08 AM
dontbuypotteryfromme's Avatar
dontbuypotteryfromme dontbuypotteryfromme is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Far north queensland Australia
Posts: 19,698
Thanks: 4,427
Thanked 15,617 Times in 8,265 Posts
Default

there is a thing called a bump cap that has some sort of protection. How much?
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2017, 11:30 PM
IamZeke's Avatar
IamZeke IamZeke is offline
Beer Truck Door Gunner
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 26,052
Thanks: 26,731
Thanked 53,761 Times in 18,786 Posts
Default

Consider a pith helmet. Those with a cork foundation do decent duty as a basic bump helmet, the wide brim keeps sun off your face, and you can wet the cloth fabric shell to help keep you cool. Euro colonial officers found them handy to march to every region of the globe.

Unless you are wanting ballistic protection, then the trade off with protective hats is impact versus other utility.

Impact can be hard to judge the actual need unless you have consistent location of use (construction site, pole climbing, etc) where you have a good idea of what the impact threats will be. To a prepper for all around everywhere use, it will be very hard to gauge what impact threats you will face. By the time you've gone for the most impact protection that will be useful without your neck snapping you are dealing with a pretty heavy helmet.

But once you put impact aside for a moment it's a lot easier to decide what other utility in a hat can be useful. The general region would tell you the amount of sun protection you need. Same goes for heat relief. How much visual blockage of your face you want. How much "gray man" blending you want. These and other needs from a hat are far more easier to gauge tightly for your needs. So it makes sense to decide what else you want from your helmet first before trying gauge the impact resistance need. Get all those other features nailed down first and then see what can be found that has some degree of impact protection as well.
__________________
Need more info? Try this:

Search using Google, type "site:survivalistboards.com" in Google's search box, followed by the search parameters. You can use all normal conventions, limit searches by date, etc. Works quite well and beats the native search function.
Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2017, 01:25 AM
drobs's Avatar
drobs drobs is online now
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Africa - Missouri
Posts: 7,766
Thanks: 11,227
Thanked 7,404 Times in 3,843 Posts
Default

Another vote for a climbing helmet.
https://www.backcountry.com/climbing-helmets
Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2018, 11:57 PM
dadsbear dadsbear is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NE evil empire
Posts: 67
Thanks: 105
Thanked 125 Times in 42 Posts
Default

My ski helmet is the most comfortable, warmest and protective thing I've ever worn on my head - taking into account sub-zero conditions and the occasional high-speed fall. Of course, I haven't been shot at lately, so I won't vouch for its tactical properties
Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2018, 05:32 AM
JDH's Avatar
JDH JDH is online now
Si vis pacem, para bellum
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 6,359
Thanks: 652
Thanked 9,799 Times in 3,765 Posts
Default

Black Armor Crew and Worker Carbon fiber. Very light weight, covers the head while leaving the ears open so you can hear what's going on around you. Priced at about $130. Also had DOT certification allowing you to use it as a motorcycle helmet on the street.

He hasn't updated the website to show it, still says coming soon.

https://blackarmorhelmets.com/
Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net