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    INCH/BOB Backpack Overt/Covert

    Which do you use for your setup? Why?

    These are just a few pros/cons as I see em

    Covert
    + Blend in with the herd
    + Appear unarmed/nonthreatening
    + Avoid identification as a prepper
    - Open Carrying a firearm is a non-option
    - Limited modularity/customization

    Overt
    +Open carry of a long gun
    + MOLLE system
    + Allows you to wear other overt gear like trauma plate vests
    - You may be seen as a threat and targetted for it
    - Marked as a prepper

    Basically the opposites of each other. Wondering what your thoughts are? Does the limitations of a covert bag outweigh the ability to blend in with other refugees/survivors?
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    Covert Style
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    Overt Style
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    Other? (State)
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    #2
    Grey man. Learn it. Live it.

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      #3
      Blend in.

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        #4
        If you stand out, you are a target. Blend and defend.
        “The constitution shall never be construed...to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
        Alexander Hamilton

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          #5
          While I generally believe in "gray man" philosophy for opsec/persec... camo, milsurp, tacticool is as much of fashion these days appropriated by hipsters. Plus in many areas, with hunting culture, including upstate no one will blink at a molle pack. (then again I drive a jeep, a hummer, and tacticool truck with molle seats :P )


          Camelback BFM w/hydration in Multicam is my primary BOB. I also hike with it locally, and use it around town and in my vehicles on the regular.

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            #6
            I voted but I'm gonna be the noob that asks. What is INCH and BOB?

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            • Destro
              Destro commented
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              BOB= bug out bag
              INCH = I'm never coming home

              the rest, google is your friend, friend :P

            #7
            Grey man concept would work best in almost any scenario.

            Unless bullets are flying outside your front door. Then full blown suburban commando.

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              #8
              I figure if I need to leave my house in farm country Michigan, then shit has really hit the fan and I wouldn't be worried about looking covert at all.

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                #9
                Does it matter whether the situation would warrant INCH? I'm imagining the lack of a long gun would be a detriment, while in a simple natural disaster bug out scenario, a handgun or "takedown Survival rifle" is sufficient

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                  #10
                  I have a few bags that I have acquired over the years, but I definitely think that covert is the way to go at this point. I use a Vertx Gamut, big enough to hold some clothes, some supplies, and a take down rifle. Lots of organization and velcro inside to attach things to. It's not really big enough for a BOB, but its a good get home bag...they make a larger version that would be better suited for a BOB called the Gamut Plus.

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                    #11
                    I have used one of these for the past 3 years and so far it's held up http://www.lapolicegear.com/diplomat...backpack1.html
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                      #12
                      I use a BIB

                      Cause living on this island, you ain't going anywhere unless you can fly or have/have access to a boat

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by Heartlessmcfly View Post
                        I use a BIB

                        Cause living on this island, you ain't going anywhere unless you can fly or have/have access to a boat
                        Either boat or bug in is my idea. Even owning a boat seems risky as I imagine marinas would be full of people waiting to commandeer one from others and having it at your house requires a vehicle which may render it just as dangerous or useless

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                          #14
                          Bugging in is the best option on LI, that's why I live surrounded by 100s of acres of woods with game and garden, and not in a flood zone.

                          But any major airborne event, being East of NYC we're all fucked. I mean an LI prepper is limited to only so much. So for the more realistic lower level events like a LI Katrina (or a Super Sandy) etc.

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                          • nitaliano
                            nitaliano commented
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                            Great point, best thing we can do here is prepare our homes for long term shut in and have enough supplies to last. If things go down anywhere in NYC we will be cut off from almost all supplies and we have already seen what mass power outages did to our fossil fuel supplies.

                          • wdeister08
                            wdeister08 commented
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                            I think people with garages capable of housing all vehicles in a shut in event are at an advantage as they can hide their cars and feign no one home. Boarded windows, etc

                          • Destro
                            Destro commented
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                            Sure, if you're prepping on LI you should have all that covered (pre cut 3/4" ply etc) food supply for years (a hurricane pantry is a must on LI) 55 gallon drums of stabilize water etc. Security around home.

                            If you live an outdoorsman lifestyle you're half way there.

                            Also LI is very different, it would harder in a dense urban-suburban neighborhood. I chose to move to a wooded area of the N. Shore where i can literally hunt on my property, have 100s of trees to cut, have a garden and am buffer-zoned from neighbors and not in a flood zone. It was a specific choice. Many gated estates already have advanced security, privacy and seclusion as well as the land for further supplies.

                            But prepping on LI only goes so far. Any real event to NYC that is airborne (chem/bio/radioactive) would leave us all fucked with the wind patterns. But you can still make many choices in location, home and lifestyle that would cover the rest.

                          #15
                          It depends upon who I am more afraid of.

                          If I am afraid of the government, then I will go covert.

                          If I am afraid of predators looking for an easy target, then I will go overt.

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