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There is no better defense than not having to fight at all. And more, it is best to never even become a target to begin with.

http://martial.jessecrouch.com/2009/09/how-to-hide-in-plain-sight.html

A followup/reply to a survivalist post I read about hiding in plain sight that focused on backcountry areas. I wrote my post with a focus on urban instead.

The concept is really the same though. Blend.
 

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@Grevlin
Interesting with the two sets. I've been debating recently what to pack and have come across the same issue - should I look like I'm dressed in normal clothes, or should I grab some form of multi-cam and be as prepared to blend with the woods (and even urban areas) as possible? I read another post recently that convinced me not to go camo just because of how military it seems. It could make you stand out and get you killed.

I like the idea of having both. Not sure I have the room though.

Would love to know where I can pick up some good quality Desert All Over Brush pattern stuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Over_Brush
 

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@Grevlin
Interesting with the two sets. I've been debating recently what to pack and have come across the same issue - should I look like I'm dressed in normal clothes, or should I grab some form of multi-cam and be as prepared to blend with the woods (and even urban areas) as possible? I read another post recently that convinced me not to go camo just because of how military it seems. It could make you stand out and get you killed.

I like the idea of having both. Not sure I have the room though.

Would love to know where I can pick up some good quality Desert All Over Brush pattern stuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Over_Brush
Well my situation is bugging in as long as possible. I use the low-key stuff in my truck as a get-home gear. The serious stuff is in my house should the S fly. I'm still debating a CCW license, leaning towards yes these days.
 

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@Grevlin
should I look like I'm dressed in normal clothes, or should I grab some form of multi-cam and be as prepared to blend with the woods (and even urban areas) as possible?
Get a pack in Sheeple Grey and a camo rain cover.

I´m in the same predicament. I thought about getting a Maxpedition pack but I´d look like military. My 200+ pounds and shaved head doesn´t help either...
 

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Get a pack in Sheeple Grey and a camo rain cover.

I´m in the same predicament. I thought about getting a Maxpedition pack but I´d look like military. My 200+ pounds and shaved head doesn´t help either...
Great idea, I have a woodland camo rain poncho in my truck GHB. (works for Carolinas)
 

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At least have your pack and rifle match your local dirt in case you need to stow/ditch it under a bush for a while. I like sheeple khaki with a woodland poncho.
 

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i dont understand the practicality of tactical gear in an urban enviroment, it just seems, well.......unpractical. seems as if your putting a target on your back.
 

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I like the mailman idea for cammo, it just makes sense. Anyway, it's impossible to hide from thermal imaging systems. So I was thinking about ways to make myself look like something else on a FLIR, or something like that.
 

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I call the camo color: Sheeple Grey :D:

Dress like um...
Move like um...
Act like um...

But be better prepared then them...



I have 2 sets of gear,(bags, holsters) one that is low key/sheeple grey and the other set for full on tactical shtf/eotwawki.
Sheeple Grey ... works ... :thumb:
 

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But what if I AM paranoid?
Anyhow, I already don't answer my door most of the time. The only time it's all that pleasant when I answer the door is when I'm expecting them anyways.


But the problem with not answering your door is that some thieves do a doorbell and knock to see if anyone's home. If no one is home, it means they have some time to try to steal things. If your vehicle is in a garage and out of sight, they may think no one is home. A vehicle in sight, the person can pass off that they were napping and didn't hear the bell (when they were actually ignoring it). Just some thoughts to bear in mind.
 

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But what if I AM paranoid?
Anyhow, I already don't answer my door most of the time. The only time it's all that pleasant when I answer the door is when I'm expecting them anyways.


But the problem with not answering your door is that some thieves do a doorbell and knock to see if anyone's home. If no one is home, it means they have some time to try to steal things. If your vehicle is in a garage and out of sight, they may think no one is home. A vehicle in sight, the person can pass off that they were napping and didn't hear the bell (when they were actually ignoring it). Just some thoughts to bear in mind.
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This is what you want, so you can lure them into your trap!!
 
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