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Old 01-20-2013, 11:09   #21
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Home defense? I'd ditch the surgical tools and put something more useful in their place. But thats just me. I mean...if its home defense, you're at your house. You do have a medical kit at your house, right?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:23   #22
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DW is a medic.He knows his trade.'08.
You might not in the part of your house that has the med kit when you need it right then and there or if your mobility gets impaired.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:30   #23
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How much do the plates and carrier weigh?

I have a Class II setup that weighs just under 5.5 lb. The weight is not a problem for me although it gets really hot to wear in the summer. I do look more than a bit fat wearing it .
Full load out 35 pounds
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:44   #24
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Full load out 35 pounds
or two McDonald's happy meals
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Old 01-20-2013, 15:45   #25
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Is that Second Chance body armor?
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Old 01-20-2013, 15:48   #26
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Don't underestimate me I do 7 mile in 10 mile walks all the time

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Are you saying you can only complete 7 miles of a 10 mile walk? How long does it take you to walk 7 miles in your loadout?
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Old 01-20-2013, 16:57   #27
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Short of "bugging out" to Afghanistan... I just don't see why body armor is needed for preparedness. Am I wrong?
It's a much-debated topic. Personally, I see any situation where my odds of being shot at are elevated as a good time for body armor. Even simple rural-arkansas sheriff patrol, I wear it; never mind an Afghanistan or post-Katrina situation.

That said, it's not the first thing I'd buy prep-wise. Water, food, fitness, education/training, etc, all should come first imo.
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Old 01-20-2013, 17:44   #28
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Maybe you should familiarize yourself with the Dangerous Old Men in our country.

I'd rather have them on my side than MANY others.
With increased age definitely comes a change in perspective. My dad turned 89 yesterday, and he's beyond 'fatalistic' about life & death now; he's flat-out cavalier about it.

My wife's parents are younger than mine - her grandmother is only five years older than my dad; 94 now. When she was 86-87 years old, I was at her house when she was watching some politician on tv who made her mad. Her knee-jerk comment back then was something along the lines of, "They all need killin. A life sentence just don't mean what it used to."
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Old 01-20-2013, 17:49   #29
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These are my free "if it were me" suggestions:
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Ditch the Shears and put that pocket-knife in a "pocket"

Remove the IFAK off the side and if you feel like you simply must carry it, mount it on the front/beside your mag pouches in a break-away med pouch from 5.11, condor or itstactical.

If your primary defense rifle is a AK variant, then ditch the shotgun shells. If a shotgun is a secondary defense weapon, then mount a shell side-saddle on its receiver. It is after all (a secondary)

Lots of patches make a space busy to the eye and takes away from your bloodtype patch. If you are trying to draw attn to your bloodtype patch, I would put the red cross side by side with it and get rid of all the other morale patches. I would probably have a bloodtype on a bracelet or boot tab- As your plate carrier will be tossed aside if someone has to work on you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 18:13   #30
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Why AK ammo and shotgun ammo DW?

IMO. As someone who's worn armor all day every day for over a year, carry as little as you can and achieve your goal.

Being fast and agile beats being armored against a hit.

I would say, you'd probably be faster, and better set if you had a "battle belt" with your IFAK, and all your med tools save the shears and a TQ outside.

That's how I like running my gear, gets me flatter, easier to don/doff, and better balance. Plus I have my ifak when I don't need my armor on.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:29   #31
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Short of "bugging out" to Afghanistan... I just don't see why body armor is needed for preparedness. Am I wrong?


Perhaps it is, that if you need to have simple things explained to you as one would a liberal, then it is you who has some thinking to do. As he has already invested plenty of thinking in his selection of kit.

My second thought is that you have never been shot at or given any serious thought to the repercussions of that action.
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Old 01-22-2013, 15:50   #32
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When she was 86-87 years old, I was at her house when she was watching some politician on tv who made her mad. Her knee-jerk comment back then was something along the lines of, "They all need killin. A life sentence just don't mean what it used to."

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Old 01-23-2013, 23:35   #33
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The shotgun ammunition is not on there anymore Its optional on depending on my load out

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