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18114 No. 18114 ID: 11b327
I'm thinking that hoarding camo really lacks a lot of practicality, and would probably rather have a solid "gray man" setup in a SHTF scenario.

I like the idea of using darker tops and lighter bottoms for a general guiding principle of camouflage if needed, but in this case, using muted earth/neutral tones. I live in Seattle, where there's both plenty of concrete as well as green PNW woods, moss, and tall grass in and out of the city. Due to the climate, having something that is water-proof/resistant is pretty important, as well as something I can layer up with and move comfortably in. Something that doesn't scream "tactical", isn't BDU baggy, but serves the functions as such discreetly and effectively as possible.

I'm liking the idea of getting a green Condor Aegis hardshell jacket along with some khaki Condor Cipher pants and just throw on some boots. What do you all think?
>> No. 18116 ID: 13f512
To be honest, the idea of buying tacticool things to be "gray man" is a fundamental misstep.

To blend in, you need to be wearing what everyone else is wearing.
>> No. 18118 ID: a8dbe2
>>18116
This.

Just get workwear, man. Dickies, Carthartt, whatever. It's rugged, comfy, and common.

The idea of tactical apparel meant to look like casual apparel boggles my mind. I mean, it'd make since if it was an affordable price because it's not much more material than that $10 button up and definitely didn't cost that much in man hours to sew that extra inner pocket.

I say just buy cheap rugged shit and modify it yourself. After I get a sewing machine here eventually, I'll show you guys what I intend to do to turn a Chicom rig into a damn good shotgun rig.

I'm starting to think I can make a killing making tacticool gear. And hippie sandals, because why not diversify?
>> No. 18119 ID: a8dbe2
>>18118
>make sense*

Lack of sleep.
>> No. 18120 ID: f15d4d
It depends. You say you live in Seattle... in which case your best "gray man" camouflage would probably be hipster-approved clothing you could pick up at a second-hand clothing shop for a few bucks. Alternatively, "Tactical Homeless Hipster" like your picture might actually be appropriate because Seattle (only half-way joking here).

If you really want something that lets you move around, buy some blue-collar construction/foreman-esque clothes, get a hardhat and a reflective vest. Anyone bothers you, just use that image of someone of a position in authority as social engineering and say you have to be somewhere and keep moving. Add a radio and clipboard to the mix and if you aren't drawing attention to yourself, most people aren't going to stop you (outside of police and authorities, but if you're going AWAY from where to they're GOING, that's less of a problem - again, so long as you aren't Fergusion-ing out and carrying a brand new boxed flat screen or something, it shouldn't be a problem 9 times out of 10).


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