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#279812 - 03/06/16 04:23 AM "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT
acropolis5 Offline
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Well friends, it's official, we are cool, " a 'movement',a 'mindset' and even a 'philosophy'". EDC carry and preparedness is now the subject of a glossy photo filled article in the March 6, 2016, New York Times, Men' Style Magazine. It's a bit of puff piece, but the tone is supportive, even complimentary.

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#279818 - 03/06/16 09:25 AM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: acropolis5]
Bingley Offline
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Link? I found an article published in February, entitled "Multitools Make the Man":

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/t-maga...light.html?_r=0

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#279827 - 03/06/16 03:20 PM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: Bingley]
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Nice article - I'll bet a lot of us were EDCing before the term came into common usage. Years ago, I always had a Swiss Army knife, keys, and a P38 - the list has grown some over the years...
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#279838 - 03/07/16 02:12 AM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: hikermor]
acropolis5 Offline
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Bingley, it's the same article & photos, under a different title.

Hikemor, I know I was. To paraphrase U S ( right wing) intelligence agents describing early anti- fascists: I was a " premature EDCer". I have, for as long as I can remember, always carried a small flashlight ( now a Fenix E01 or E05 and a Yellow Photon Freedom), a tool ( SAK & later a LM tool, sometimes a Wave, but currently a Juice XE6). Next came a handkerchief , later morphing into my hot ironed yellow bandana in Gerber Breast Milk Bag and 40" flat roll of Gorilla Tape. A whistle, mini- Bic , key chain compass, pill capsule (Also wrapped in 18" of Gorilla Tape) and a Pockerwrench II, round out the pocket kit. An I-Phone 6 and 120% Mophie are on the belt.

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#279840 - 03/07/16 01:20 PM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: acropolis5]
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Side Note: You iron your bandana, acropolis5? Respect! I don't iron anything, but my gear would probably pack a lot better if I did. LOL!
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#279854 - 03/07/16 09:25 PM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: acropolis5]
Cockroach Offline
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Acropolis, thanks for sharing that article. I cross posted it and this thread at Zombie Squad forums.

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#279875 - 03/08/16 07:01 PM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: acropolis5]
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Cockroach: You are welcome. I got a kick out of it. I walked into my son's room to tell him that the fashionistas had finally caught up with Dad. He laughed.

Bacpacjac: I've posted the bandana kit so many times, I thought everyone on this Forum knew it. I start with a well washed, large sized, yellow cotton bandana. I dry HOT iron it as I fold and refold it to pocket size. I then immediately slip it into a waiting sterile Gerber Breast Milk Bag, press out all the air with a hard surface ( book or cutting board) and seal it up air tight. I reinforce the bag middle and edges with Gorilla Tape, still allowing some see thru so that theTSA or police can see the bandana. Lastly, I take a 2"x4" piece of plastic report cover, wrap it in ~40" of Gorilla Tape and then tape the flat roll to the bandana pack. That gives me a nearly sterile bandage, wound + other use wrapping tape, sucking chest wound kit, (wetted) a smoke/ dust mask, sling, pot holder, ( gross) water filter,signal flag, handkerchief and if carried next to a front pocket wallet, a reasonably good pickpocket foil! I almost always carry this kit on my person and keep extras, sometimes two, in all my "kits."


Edited by acropolis5 (03/08/16 07:21 PM)

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#279878 - 03/08/16 09:15 PM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: acropolis5]
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Now if it were only a red bandanna, it would be perfect. I am sure it is a well known fact that a red bandanna performs all those functions best.

In all seriousness, i like to carry a bandanna, crumpled up in my right rear pocket. It is amazingly versatile...
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#279884 - 03/08/16 10:24 PM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: hikermor]
Mark_R Offline
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Jumbo bandana in whatever bag I'm carrying. It's the Swiss army knife of textiles.
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#279888 - 03/09/16 12:51 AM Re: "The Politics of Preparedness" in the NYT [Re: hikermor]
Alex Offline
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Those in red bandannas might be in a pinch mistaken for commies if the SHTF (and shot). So, for the nearest 25 years Orange - at maximum wink

Any specific survival imprinting on yours? Mine is like this:



The trend is nice, however, the gadgets they are selling are like keychain prybars for $235... Fashion has it's toll on ETS.

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