Message from V I T A L I T Y in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire
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.
When were these imported and what are they called?
It is called a M76 sniper rifle
Leaning PASGT but that face shield...
Are you going to be on or near the shield line?
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.
So if you're not like, 100% dedicated to be part of the stationary wall, I'd opt for mobility.
And run with the PASGT + goggles instead
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
That's what I'm thinking, if this was fall or winter I'd go riot helmet but fuck being a heat casualty
Yeah it's gonna be pretty warm, fairly humid as well.
Long term forecast is 84 mostly sunny which isn't too bad this time of year
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.
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
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
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.
9/10 UV index tho so for us very HUWHITE people, be sure to take that into account.
Especially considering we'll be in a large, open park with very little shade.
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.
Thank yo in for the advice comrade
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.
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
Plus concentrated liquid Gatorade, 1 squirt per 8 oz watee
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
They're on threema though
Concentrated Liquid Gatorade?
Yep, I usually take it backpacking to hide iodine tablet taste when drinking from springs, creeks etc
Comes in a small squirt bottle. Wal-Mart/Grocery stores sell it near me
I dont want concentrated sugar tho
SHIT THE PLANTS CRAVE
In case the police deploy pepper spray, would these be permitted? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01A12J3GI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502117472&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=dewalt+goggles&dpPl=1&dpID=51OnLlU2IyL&ref=plSrch
Probably better to wear regular sunglasses which would double as spray protection as well as dox protection.
After much research for something suitable and relatively inexpensive, plus slightly "tacticool", behold: