Message from Melektaus in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire
@Hand Banana I personally will have maalox, water+dawn solution, and saline in spray bottles in my kit. Pretty sure others are also carrying spray bottles of counteragents. 👌
I read J&J baby shampoo + water is also effective?
^ Yes baby shampoo is great for both mace and pepper spray bring that shit
I'm bringing an emt, he says do not mix maalox and water until needed to keep it sterile
Good old milk helps with the capsaicin (active agent in pepper spray).
Water and Soap are reccomended. The baby shampoo is also a good idea.
Pretty sure the Milk thing is just a bad troll.
I think the milk works, but who wants to keep it cold while they're at a rally? And if not, who wants to be sprayed in the face with warm milk when there are other alternatives?
but still yeah, a spray bottle of baby shampoo and water
Don't forget terrycloth towels too
^Cheapest best rated option I could find, it's Amazon prime too
Stay hydrated brothers
Maalox is good for pepper spray as well
Any antacid that won't harm the eyes
Are we all bringing fidget spinners or...?
VA law bans items that look like ninja stars
How will I soothe my tism then?
@khaos156-WV a simple internet search would have spared you the indignity of labeling well-meaning advice - from personal experience, no less - a "bad troll"
What's the general consensus on what to wear/bring defensive gear or normal clothing?
dress nicely. Khakis and a polo or semi casual button down
I'd recommend smart looking, neat clothing. Personally I'm not a big fan of the whole paramilitary or LARPing look. I believe khakis and a collared shirt is more effective optics.
Breathable, light material for the heat.
Good shoes or boots with ankle support and tread for obvious reasons
Obviously that goes for those like me who are just attending. Security detail/ shield wall folks should coordinate amongst themselves
Yeah my crew is going in black polos and black pants
@Kurt yeah ? I spent 2 weeks in TN mid month and wore the same thing heat doesn't bother me
Going for the black block look eh?
It will be cooler then eating body armor in the sand box 😊
@Thomas Morrow Nah Just my normal work / PSD clothing I've gotten use to doing black on black 😊 I don't like light colored clothing they get dirty to fast and show blood
Blood doesn't show on black
Have something that shows you on our side... in a melee shit gets confusing
Hopefully the police do their jobs and there won't be a melee
There will be lots of black on black on our side being TWPs colors are black on black I think same with NSM
The whole thing is going to be a powder keg, it'll turn into a shit show if a melee breaks out
Hope for the best prepare for the worst I guess