On the show “Doomsday Preppers” you see guys all decked out in cool tactical clothing and camouflage as they display their weapons and stockpiles of food. However, unless you are in a tactical situation with your assault rifle in your hands, you really should never wear camouflage in a post-economic collapse America.
Wearing your cool camouflage clothing in an urban environment after an economic collapse tells those seeing you a lot of things you don’t want them to know. It tells them that, whether you are a veteran or a hunter, you probably own guns. That’s a great way to advertise YOUR vehicle as the one to break into with the best potential payoff.
Oddly enough, wearing camouflage also makes you stand out. The last thing you want to do when the crime is skyrocketing due to an economic collapse is to stand out. You want to blend in and not attract attention, both so that you are less likely to be singled out as a potential target, and so that will be easier if you decide to come to someone’s aid.
The other article of clothing that is a bad idea to wear is blue jeans. The reason is that jeans are made of cotton, or as avid backpackers call it, “death cloth.” Cotton is a really bad idea for a situation where you could be in trouble because it holds water takes forever to dry.
If you get wet wearing blue jeans and it isn’t a hot day out, you will not appreciate the cooling effect from wearing wet jeans. This has probably never been a problem for most of us in our lives, but in a post-collapse situation, we need to be as wise as possible and not wear things that will jeopardize our safety.
Imagine being in a situation where you suddenly become a pedestrian because your vehicle is taken out and you have to walk home 10 miles in the rain or snow wearing cotton pants. Now compound the situation with the fact that your personal safety is at risk in an atmosphere of civil unrest and every little thing that robs you of energy and effectiveness becomes a serious safety concern.
There is a lot to learn about being a prepper that you won’t get to see on TV shows about preppers. But the good news is that the information is out there for those who want to get serious about taking measures to be safer and more secure in their home and in their cars.