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#296252 - 05/27/20 04:13 PM Re: Gear Review: The Seventy2 [Re: dougwalkabout]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7294
Loc: southern Cal
I think this concern with color is rather misplaced. if we are concerned with a riot situation, color of objects will hardly matter,nor will the view of a canteen cup through a semi-transparent cover influence anyone's actions.

As I have claimed before, the advice about "the grey man" is mythical and not corroborated by accounts of actual events (riots). As Chaosmagnet relates, the best course of action during a riot situation is to seek cover and/or exit the scene.

Of course, circumstances vary. During the Rodney King riots in LA, although reasonably distant, I checked my weapons and was reasonably ready, being responsible for Mrs. Hikermor, who is an excellent pistol shot, and our then infant daughter.

The vast majority of survival situations do not involve civil unrest or any kind of conflict. It is unrealistic and counter productive to focus undue attention on those rare situations.
Geezer in Chief

#296442 - 06/21/20 01:30 PM Re: Gear Review: The Seventy2 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2412
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
So far, the one modification I've made includes the contents of the PSP, without the orange pouch, and put them in one of the two wing pockets. All outside pockets are zipped and watertight.

I was not too fond of having the contents of the PSP lose in a pocket, even with the pocket zipped.

I put them back into the orange pouch (which almost fits the exterior pocket) and put it with the water filter. I imagine the PSP would fit the wing pocket if it were still in the clear pouch.

Jeanette Isabelle
“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

#296443 - 06/21/20 07:56 PM Re: Gear Review: The Seventy2 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2673
Loc: Big Sky Country
Probably a good idea! Even though it's more packaging material I like having small items in pouches to keep them from getting lost.
“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

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