Message from V I T A L I T Y in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire

2017-08-07 02:03:37 UTC

2017-08-07 02:06:55 UTC  

That's really neat! It's like a battle rifle counterpart to the AK. It's actually a lot like the PSL, isn't it? Just less DMR-oriented.

2017-08-07 02:07:10 UTC  

When were these imported and what are they called?

2017-08-07 02:09:06 UTC

2017-08-07 02:09:53 UTC  

It is called a M76 sniper rifle

2017-08-07 02:11:23 UTC  
2017-08-07 02:24:53 UTC  

Decisions decisions

Leaning PASGT but that face shield...

2017-08-07 02:38:29 UTC  

Are you going to be on or near the shield line?

2017-08-07 02:43:19 UTC  

The official shield line no, though my group has shields and a couple EMTs in it so were planning on being near any action to help

It's the classic mobility vs protection debate. The riot helmet even has a rubber seal along the top and sides of the mask. The cons are it's hot, heavy and hard to hear.

2017-08-07 02:44:08 UTC  

So if you're not like, 100% dedicated to be part of the stationary wall, I'd opt for mobility.

2017-08-07 02:44:22 UTC  

And run with the PASGT + goggles instead

2017-08-07 02:45:06 UTC  

I know a lot (if not all) of our guys on the wall are running setups similar to what you have on the right with a full face shield, but if you're going to be moving around and needing to coordinate with people on the go, I'd probably go with the PASGT

2017-08-07 02:45:22 UTC  

That's what I'm thinking, if this was fall or winter I'd go riot helmet but fuck being a heat casualty

2017-08-07 02:45:40 UTC  

Yeah it's gonna be pretty warm, fairly humid as well.

2017-08-07 02:46:07 UTC  

Long term forecast is 84 mostly sunny which isn't too bad this time of year

2017-08-07 02:49:45 UTC  

True, but I think the humidity is supposed to be like 75% or something. So that's about 10 degrees added on, plus a bit of stickiness.

2017-08-07 02:50:03 UTC  

Still not too bad but I wouldn't want to be wearing that riot helmet all day long if I planned on being mobile haha

2017-08-07 02:52:09 UTC  

My thoughts exactly

I spend years ww2 and cw reenacting in wool uniforms in summer and work a bit outside so I'm accustomed to summers around here... They can be brutal to Midwesterners and new englanders

2017-08-07 02:53:37 UTC  

Yeah, it's actually looking more like 85% humidity now that I check. Still only about a couple more degrees difference. I tend to run warm but the heat never really bothers me.

2017-08-07 02:53:55 UTC  

9/10 UV index tho so for us very HUWHITE people, be sure to take that into account.

2017-08-07 02:54:06 UTC  

Especially considering we'll be in a large, open park with very little shade.

2017-08-07 03:02:08 UTC  

Detroit guys - I was there for 13 years and now im in deep South and I am outside a lot doing manual labor when Im not wage cucking. Plan hydration into your battle plan down to the amount of Gatorade you will carry. By the time you feel thristy, it's too late to get the hydration into your cells.

2017-08-07 03:03:00 UTC  

Thank yo in for the advice comrade

2017-08-07 03:03:15 UTC  

Thanks for that heads up Karl. A lot of our guys have lived in deserts for a few years and we'll for sure have a solid plan in place.

2017-08-07 03:04:32 UTC  

I'm bringing a gallon of water in my pack.

The 2 emts in my group are bringing IVs for those who do not listen

2017-08-07 03:04:57 UTC  

Plus concentrated liquid Gatorade, 1 squirt per 8 oz watee

2017-08-07 03:05:08 UTC  

@Stannisthemannis did you medic invites for those two

2017-08-07 03:06:08 UTC  

I told them to but they are almost boomers when it comes to discord so they didn't sign up. I'll pester them again

2017-08-07 03:07:20 UTC  

They're on threema though

2017-08-07 03:30:58 UTC  

@V I T A L I T Y Sounds good - channel your inner Bob Probert

2017-08-07 03:39:29 UTC  

Concentrated Liquid Gatorade?

2017-08-07 03:42:06 UTC  

Yep, I usually take it backpacking to hide iodine tablet taste when drinking from springs, creeks etc

2017-08-07 03:42:27 UTC  

Comes in a small squirt bottle. Wal-Mart/Grocery stores sell it near me

2017-08-07 03:50:35 UTC  

I dont want concentrated sugar tho

2017-08-07 03:54:45 UTC  


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2017-08-07 09:56:38 UTC  

Bring Pedialyte @Hand Banana

2017-08-07 15:07:51 UTC  

Probably better to wear regular sunglasses which would double as spray protection as well as dox protection.

2017-08-07 15:26:37 UTC  

After much research for something suitable and relatively inexpensive, plus slightly "tacticool", behold: