Carrying more gear nowadays?

Posted by: teacher

Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/20/20 06:33 PM

Anyone else find themselves sporting rather more gear than usual?
Posted by: pforeman

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/20/20 06:41 PM

Interesting question... While we're doing the "shelter in place" thing for the most part and have been doing that all this week I had a discussion with the Mrs. this morning and think we will now carry some 'extra' gloves.

Our only planned outing will be a trip to the grocery store and then we will likely wear some nitrile gloves from the first aid supplies. Not going to a mask (yet) but the actual count here for infections is low. That is about all the change I'm making and still pack around my usual EDC.

Paul -
Posted by: haertig

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/21/20 01:52 AM

With the police in many cities saying they will no longer respond to less serious crimes, other police departments saying they won't arrest criminals but instead issue warrants to appear, and with some cities planning on letting prisoners out of jail ... I am much more prepped for self-defense these days. Letting criminals walk freely among the honest citizens, and with more potential criminals possible due to no work/no money from business shutdowns, it would be totally irresponsible to not consider your safety as you go about your daily business. Whether you choose a higher power/capacity firearm for carry, some other defensive tool, or to just hide at home is up to each individual. But please do consider your personal safety and make some kind of plan. You will be on your own much more now than ever before.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/21/20 02:07 AM

I'm carrying the same I usually carry.
Posted by: haertig

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/21/20 05:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I'm carrying the same I usually carry.

I am too. But I've added a bigger sibling to it. My pants are about to fall off now. I need suspenders.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/21/20 07:20 AM

Let me also clarify that my employer has us all working from home. So I'm only out of the house for an hour every few days (yeah, going stir crazy!). So now that my home is also where I work, my main defensive are is an Aimpoint-equipped CZ Bren 801 loaded with 30 rounds of Black Hills 70gr GMX. smirk

If that's not enough I'll probably need close air support! grin
Posted by: LesSnyder

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/21/20 01:32 PM

haertig... I use the Perry suspenders that have the plastic J hooks that hook under your belt... I use an Uncle Mikes LEO velcro under belt to carry my G43 and mag/Thrunight...they are made under license by Dickie also... I use a lightweight nylon cover up shirt
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/21/20 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: teacher
Anyone else find themselves sporting rather more gear than usual?


We’re close enough to some areas where police service has become nonexistent that I view our security situation as potentially challenging. I’ve switched to carrying a larger pistol that the subcompact I usually carry, and more ammo.

Nothing would please me more than to find out that the hysteria around where I live doesn’t get any worse.
Posted by: Tjin

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/22/20 06:37 PM

Over the years I have been carrying smaller and lighter things. With regard to corona, nothing has really changed. Soap and a tap where is where I need it. I do minimize going out the door, except for a solo bike ride or run.
Posted by: LesSnyder

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/23/20 01:01 AM

on the light side... I am still trying to support the restaurants that I frequently visit, through their take out service.... currently the state allows you to consume food in/on your vehicle on premise, so I purchase my take out and lower the tail gate of the Tacoma and eat in the parking lot... I've added a shaker of salt to my car supplies along with a bottle of rubbing alcohol
Posted by: Russ

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/23/20 01:33 AM

Not so much carrying more gear for COVID-19 but I am wearing nitrile gloves when out and about (shopping and such). We’re supposedly in lock-down, but my work falls under one of the many exemptions, as does grocery shopping and picking up your take-out. So I wear nitrile gloves when I buy gas, food or browse the available products at Home Depot. Face masks are available, but not going that far yet.
Posted by: fooman

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/23/20 02:29 AM

Greetings from Malaysia where we've been on Movement control order since the 18th. Most businesses are shut except essential services and retail and f&B close by 5pm.

I'm still carrying pretty much the same, as I do need to go to work on alternate days, but I make sure there is food, water, wipes, gloves and masks in the truck.

I made sure to charge all my power banks and devices.

After the initial reaction where people were leaving town and still gathering at shops, bus and train terminals, the majority of people seemed to have to settled down to shelter in.

Take care everyone.
Posted by: nursemike

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/23/20 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
on the light side... I am still trying to support the restaurants that I frequently visit, through their take out service.... currently the state allows you to consume food in/on your vehicle on premise, so I purchase my take out and lower the tail gate of the Tacoma and eat in the parking lot... I've added a shaker of salt to my car supplies along with a bottle of rubbing alcohol


Mae sure the alcohol and salt are in easily distinguishable containers, and check the labels 3 times, before you pick it up, as you are pouring, and after you put it down.

And please add a checkered table cloth for the tailgate, and a bud vase with a single rose: you are a senior member of the forum and we expect a certain level of decorum, dammit.
Posted by: LesSnyder

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/24/20 02:51 AM

nursemike... will do... the salt shaker is a repurposed small pill bottle I drilled a hole in... that way the restaurant I frequent most doesn't have to sanitize the inside salt shaker.... the salt/pepper chili flake and garlic powder are not on the table and are cleaned after each use... likewise they have a couple of metal outside tables, and they ask you to let them know when you leave so they can clean them... the tailgate is a courtesy to them... regards
Posted by: dougwalkabout

Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? - 03/24/20 04:47 AM

Originally Posted By: nursemike
And please add a checkered table cloth for the tailgate, and a bud vase with a single rose: you are a senior member of the forum and we expect a certain level of decorum, dammit.

LOL! Love it! laugh laugh laugh