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BillMasen

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Yes I know talking about prepping on a prepping forum instead of politics is unusual but what the heck :)

Some years ago the IRA detonated bombs on the tube and on a bus in central London, my associate was en-route to a conference. (7/7) Six points I ask people to consider.


1 As soon as everything kicked off the authorities turned off all the cell towers cutting comms for central London. Many buildings were ordered to evacuate, including the one my colleague was visiting. the Cops told them in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS to LEAVE THEIR BAGS. (suspecting more bombs)


2 in the US on 911 as the towers burned then fell and people were fleeing blind in thick ash and smoke most had NO OPPORTUNITY to grab their bags, AND also many surviving police hero's on that day were telling people or even ordering people to leave there bags behind.


3 On the Madrid train bomb the travellers bags and luggage was stored at the end of the carriages, or in overhead racks. When the train blew up much luggage was destroyed, more was inaccessible because of structural damage, and more bags were simply scattered when the train screeched to a halt. Equally on the high speed trains that crashed in Spain ( train went to fast round a bend) the baggage and luggage was again scattered or crushed or trapped. In the German high speed train crash when it ploughed into a concrete overbridge the story was the same.


4 When the big ferries capsized and sank in the English channel ( Herald of free enterprise plus another in the Baltic) the lights failed quickly as the vessels began to role, most bags and luggage could not be grabbed as people tried to climb out of the vessels.


5 When terrorists attacked the Theatre in Paris and the shopping center in Nairobi most people HAD to abandon their bags and packs as they scrambled to hide and escape, some climbing out of toilet windows or jumping from car park roofs.


6 During the recent wave of civil unrest in the US on multiple occasions drivers were ambushed by gangs of extremists, many were forced to abandon their vehicles and flee, few could recover there bags or packs. when the dreadful multiple mass shootings in schools occur most students had to flee or were ordered to leave WITHOUT their bags and their hands above their heads.


I respectfully suggest that the best and possibly ONLY place for your CORE ESSENTIAL EDC gear is ON YOUR PERSON and not in a bag, The USEFUL EXTRAS but not essentials obviously can go in bags because it makes sense. But I ask folks to think hard about likely scenarios you MAY face and how easy it is to get separated from your bags.
 
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LOL I wish they would make ladies clothes with enough/big enough pockets for this!
I have been noticing ladies pockets have been getting smaller in size over the years and some have even eliminated the front pockets just making it look like they are there for "a slimmer looking fit" . Maybe making fun of these big breasted women who stuff everything into their bra are actually on to something. . . ;)
 

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LOL I wish they would make ladies clothes with enough/big enough pockets for this!
Yup my poor wife has to sew extra pocket linings into all the standard pockets of her jeans, they are all only a 1/4 of the length of mens pants. She has also added extra pockets inside the waistband of her longer skirts.
 

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I have been noticing ladies pockets have been getting smaller in size over the years and some have even eliminated the front pockets just making it look like they are there for "a slimmer looking fit" . Maybe making fun of these big breasted women who stuff everything into their bra are actually on to something. . . ;)
I have seen a few pants designs that advertise (possibly) adequate pockets but they were quite expensive. Maybe I should invest in a pair and see how they do.
 

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OP, those attacks happened in big cities. One reason the "War on Terror" was minimized and made fun of, at least here, is the fact that rural people are not the targets yet we had to observe all the same "wartime" restrictions. London is a world financial capitol as is NYC. Madrid and Paris are high profile capitol cities also.

The walking about kit you carry in a city is going to be a bit different than one for walking the dogs to the lake in the country. Besides, the kit I would want to carry, even in my home city, involves first and primarily a firearm. This is probably illegal in all the cities mentioned.
 

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