Message from Melektaus in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire

2017-07-29 16:06:08 UTC  

@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. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

2017-07-29 16:28:08 UTC  

I read J&J baby shampoo + water is also effective?

2017-07-29 16:31:27 UTC  

^ Yes baby shampoo is great for both mace and pepper spray bring that shit

2017-07-29 16:59:22 UTC  

I'm bringing an emt, he says do not mix maalox and water until needed to keep it sterile

2017-07-29 18:20:26 UTC  

Good old milk helps with the capsaicin (active agent in pepper spray).

2017-07-29 18:30:46 UTC  

Water and Soap are reccomended. The baby shampoo is also a good idea.

2017-07-29 18:31:39 UTC  

Pretty sure the Milk thing is just a bad troll.

2017-07-29 20:35:59 UTC  

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?

2017-07-29 20:38:03 UTC  

@Madison we will have a cooler.

2017-07-29 20:38:20 UTC  

but still yeah, a spray bottle of baby shampoo and water

2017-07-29 20:38:42 UTC  


2017-07-29 23:46:45 UTC  

Don't forget terrycloth towels too

2017-07-30 19:37:15 UTC  

^Cheapest best rated option I could find, it's Amazon prime too

2017-07-30 19:37:27 UTC  

Stay hydrated brothers

2017-07-30 19:37:33 UTC  

And sisters

2017-07-30 22:01:06 UTC  

Maalox is good for pepper spray as well

2017-07-30 22:01:18 UTC  

Any antacid that won't harm the eyes

2017-07-30 22:21:57 UTC

2017-07-30 23:22:12 UTC  

Are we all bringing fidget spinners or...?

2017-07-30 23:31:36 UTC  

VA law bans items that look like ninja stars

2017-07-31 00:20:32 UTC  


2017-07-31 00:26:49 UTC  

How will I soothe my tism then?

2017-07-31 12:31:05 UTC  

@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"

2017-07-31 15:49:53 UTC  

What's the general consensus on what to wear/bring defensive gear or normal clothing?

2017-07-31 16:00:32 UTC  

dress nicely. Khakis and a polo or semi casual button down

2017-07-31 17:08:11 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 17:13:32 UTC  

Obviously that goes for those like me who are just attending. Security detail/ shield wall folks should coordinate amongst themselves

2017-07-31 17:47:22 UTC  

Yeah my crew is going in black polos and black pants

2017-07-31 17:50:30 UTC  

@HueTheHand that's going to be hot as hell fam

2017-07-31 17:53:41 UTC  

@Kurt yeah ? I spent 2 weeks in TN mid month and wore the same thing heat doesn't bother me

2017-07-31 17:54:34 UTC  

Going for the black block look eh?

2017-07-31 17:54:53 UTC  

It will be cooler then eating body armor in the sand box ๐Ÿ˜Š

2017-07-31 17:56:13 UTC  

@Thomas Morrow Nah Just my normal work / PSD clothing I've gotten use to doing black on black ๐Ÿ˜Š I don't like light colored clothing they get dirty to fast and show blood

2017-07-31 17:56:30 UTC  

Blood doesn't show on black

2017-07-31 17:56:36 UTC  


2017-07-31 17:58:10 UTC  

Have something that shows you on our side... in a melee shit gets confusing

2017-07-31 18:00:49 UTC  

Hopefully the police do their jobs and there won't be a melee

2017-07-31 18:01:18 UTC  

There will be lots of black on black on our side being TWPs colors are black on black I think same with NSM

2017-07-31 18:02:33 UTC  

The whole thing is going to be a powder keg, it'll turn into a shit show if a melee breaks out

2017-07-31 18:03:08 UTC  

Hope for the best prepare for the worst I guess