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I don’t like any stickers on my vehicles. It is advertisement for vandalism if political or organization. Gun stickers are not only invitation to have vehicle broken, but also your house where you park. I also don’t need big decals with name of vehicle on my windows. I won’t buy garments with brand logo on them. I’m not buying free advertisement for the company.
My one exception is my MAGA hat. My advice, walk softly, keep a low profile and carry something with a bore so large you can reach down it with a rag. Survival in todays America.


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I don’t like any stickers on my vehicles. It is advertisement for vandalism if political or organization. Gun stickers are not only invitation to have vehicle broken, but also your house where you park. I also don’t need big decals with name of vehicle on my windows. I won’t buy garments with brand logo on them. I’m not buying free advertisement for the company.
My one exception is my MAGA hat. My advice, walk softly, keep a low profile and carry something with a bore so large you can reach down it with a rag. Survival in todays America.


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Yep. I had a "Protected by Colt" sticker on my horse trailer, and a few other cars at times. But learned it attracts the wrong kind of attention, and doesn't really need to be done to "scare people" or "show your rights" or whatever. It's just seen as aggressive. Now if anything, I'd put something about target shooting or my vet status.
 

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Stuff like that used to be fairly common. See a lot of those decals sold at flea markets, county fairs, gun shows, beer joints, and similar places. Don't see as much of it as we used to. Least I don't. I'll just say I think it's asking for trouble and leave it at that.
 

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In this day and age, the best thing you can do is to let people think you are helpless but be prepared (and equipped) for any situation. About the most radical stickers I put on my vehicles are either humorous or related to car clubs, etc. Walk softly but carry a big stick!
 

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What if you could go unnoticed and unseen in the masses ? Have the ability to lurk amongst your fellow man invisible to their detection. It would give you a sense of confidence knowing you can’t be the target when they don’t notice you in order to target you in the first place.

The Gray Man Theory. It’s one of the most effective urban survival skills you could learn.

The name in and of itself sparks mystique and intrigue. When you hear it for the first few times, you instantly find yourself asking, “What is a Gray Man ?”

As for the definition, according to the Urban Dictionary, a Gray Man is someone who dresses and acts in a way that makes them nearly undetectable to those around him.

This label also isn’t just tossed around casually amongst hardcore tactical preppers, a “Gray Man” is used by the military. It’s a standard military term used to describe the act of “blending in”. Essentially, it means existing amongst others without being noticed. Naturally, this would be an essential survival skill for armed forces.

The idea is to not stand out at all. If you feel awkward and out of place, you will express that with your face, your body, everything. People will pick up on those signs instantly. We humans are very good at reading micro-expressions instantly. Which is one of the reasons why first impressions count. It’s important to remain cool, calm and collected at all times.

To blend in, you need to look similar to the crowd or even country that you’re in. The more you look like everyone else, the better a job you’ll do at going gray. If everyone is wearing blue and you’re wearing a red sweater, well, It might not work so well. In general, darker colors work better than other colors. That’s why you see a lot of blacks and grey colors with military and law enforcement. Essentially you want to act like the most harmless creature on the planet. When in reality you’re a trained and skilled operative.

The objective is to go unnoticed and be forgettable. We must learn about how human attention and how the human eye works. Once we understand this, we can use it to our advantage to blend in and go unseen, which is the goal.

Of course, people can notice you with more than just their eyes. We have five senses:
Sight
Sound
Smell
Taste
Touch
But for the most part, when you get attention from people or become a target of a potential threat...it will be because you caught their eye.

When you blend in, you avoid many potential threats and dangers. That's the idea. It’s a survival skill. When you develop the art of concealment and become invisible, then you’re not a prospect for theft or kidnapping. This is especially important when traveling overseas in a foreign country. You don't wear a baseball hat with a US Flag on it, because you just gave yourself away as an American, and better than half the world IS our enemy.

Gray man skills are mandatory to develop if you’re a frequent traveler in other countries.
The reality is, kidnapping occurs frequently. The less you stand out....the less you reveal. The more of a chance you’ll be ignored because you won’t be seen as a possible threat.

In terms of Gray Man skills, situational awareness skills are essential and should be the number one urban survival skill to develop. Keeping a low profile is the plan. The way to do that is to master situational awareness. You want to get good at quickly seeing what everyone around you is doing, wearing, how they’re acting. You’re blending in, but you’re also reducing the chance for exposure by not opening yourself up to doing something that would bring attention to yourself.

Same idea when talking. Talk if everyone else is talking, but talk slightly lower than everyone else. Again, situational awareness is important especially when speaking.

Are people around you hearing you talk about personal details that could give away your location later ? Look around you and take note of who’s around you. It’s easy to start rambling and give out one too many details about yourself that could be used against you later on.

Low profile, remember...if you’re speaking to someone, the goal is to let them know that you’re not a threat and can be forgotten. You want them to instantly forget about you the moment you’ve left their sight. If you’re talking about anything interesting at all...that they will remember.

Don’t try to be exciting, fun, or specific about anything. If you have to answer a question or two about yourself, best to be as vague as possible without completely ignoring their question. That could make them irritated or angry. Neutrality is your mission.

Gray Man tactics allow you to avoid conflicts and potential threats. The technology doesn’t exist yet to allow us to be completely invisible to the human eye. But with the Gray Man tactics and methods, we can come close. Using these tactics are one of the best safety skills you can develop.

Learning these skills enable you to avoid becoming a potential target for violence and other threats. The less a potential enemy knows of you, the safer you are.
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Seems more than just your friends . :LOL:
 
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I believe you can overdo it. Most of us are not going to air drop with the Seals. I’ve got a buddy that is a prepper he makes my butt tired listening to him. I tell him if he’s that scared of the world the best thing for him to do is off himself. Like in the
movies, save the last bullet for yourself.


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I just deplore the tribalism that is politics today. So when I see a political bumper sticker, MAGA hat, political T-shirt, etc. my mind just goes to... Oh, that's an insecure person who needs to advertise his/her "tribe" wherever they go, because they need constant validation they're "right".
It has been my observation, the more into your political party you are; the less integrity you have.

I do like a good funny bumper sticker though. People with a good sense of humor... If I were to join a "tribe", that's the one I'd join.
 

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Could be like the guys who put MAGA stickers on the vehicles driven by rioters...I mean mostly peaceful protesters...in Portland, Seattle and similar areas during the worst of the unrest and sat back and watched as the mostly peaceful protesters vandalized their own cars.

There's a lesson there somewhere.
 

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Could be like the guys who put MAGA stickers on the vehicles driven by rioters...I mean mostly peaceful protesters...in Portland, Seattle and similar areas during the worst of the unrest and sat back and watched as the mostly peaceful protesters vandalized their own cars.

There's a lesson there somewhere.
Never heard that one...that's pretty funny.
 

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As fun as it was from my point of view...the lesson is it can be done to our side as well if we behave like those clowns.
 
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