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being unnoticed: #7198326
02/27/21 05:12 PM
02/27/21 05:12 PM
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Marty Offline OP
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Ok, so this video is about the gray man or being able to move thru area that contain other people without drawing attention but these pointers can also be used in our lives daily to not draw attention. Something to think about in the current situation, I may add some more videos later depending on the response. Please add your thoughts...on both moving around in a time of bad situation's and on not drawing attention in daily life. I know I need to change a few things to blend in more in daily life.....


Last edited by Marty; 02/27/21 05:20 PM.

"Live Free or Die..."
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198330
02/27/21 05:13 PM
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grin


My President is still President Trump
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198337
02/27/21 05:20 PM
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My beard is grey.

Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198344
02/27/21 05:25 PM
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All I can think of is the movie firefox where Clint Eastwood just causally walks past all the Russians and proceeds to steal their airplane and fly off with it.


My President is still President Trump
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198354
02/27/21 05:35 PM
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Match the baseline and blend in same thing rule 2 and 3


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www.BackroadsRevised@etsy.com




Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Sprung & Rusty] #7198356
02/27/21 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprung & Rusty
My beard is grey.

Mine too, I'm safe and cool at the same time! grin


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198358
02/27/21 05:39 PM
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With all the safety paranoia these days it shouldn't be too difficult to be unrecognizeable at least. But yes, it's good to keep a low profile.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198368
02/27/21 05:47 PM
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not wearing a mask will get you noticed immediately....


"Live Free or Die..."
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198796
02/27/21 10:44 PM
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I try to maintain some situational awareness at all times. It is easy to become lulled a bit because
I live in a rural environment. On the other hand I become I become a bit "edgy" when I am around
others in a crowded situation.
The more I see these punks playing the knockout game on older folks, well... bring it.

Zim

Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198821
02/27/21 11:10 PM
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My head is always on a swivel. I typically blend in anywhere I go.
My buddy teaches ccw and one thing he mentions is avoid wearing clothing that will give it away that you are carrying. Example NRA, pro 2nd any gun manufacturer etc...
I wear a few of those tshirts but they are my under shirts

Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198843
02/27/21 11:30 PM
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I have a hard time with being unnoticed, need to work on that. Some good posts made, I appreciate that.


"Live Free or Die..."
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198846
02/27/21 11:33 PM
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I am going grey but not to likely I could be the grey man

darn near every were I go people recognize me.

I was at the hardware store this morning and not only did the girl remember me she remembered I was looking for XL nitrile gloves earlier in the week. after an hour of cutting meat I realized my hands were going to be hamburger if I didn't put some gloves on so I bought large and made them work. she even asked me how the cow was going.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198859
02/27/21 11:52 PM
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I can never blend in, so instead, i "jason bourne" every single place i enter. Threat assessment, protection
of sweet wifey, then me, then normal humanoids, places to get behind to protect innocent life. No need to be twitchy, but any place you enter needs a plan. The more places you been, the more folks you been around,
the easier it is. Been studying people for years and years subconsciously. From the hillbillies to the Hill District in Pittsburgh, and from Culver City Los Angeles to Bankhead Atlanta. If you can't go unnoticed, better be able
to get respect...and that's not by arrogance, but by confidence and experience.

Last edited by furstroker; 02/27/21 11:55 PM.
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198875
02/28/21 12:13 AM
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Interesting, I have a little trouble blending in myself. The mask would help, but I am more likely to set that example that inspires half the people to discard their mask.
And at 6'3" I stand out.


"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198879
02/28/21 12:15 AM
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I myself and purdy noticeable but that is ok, the goons of the world can just come at me. I don't even mind Marty


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: being unnoticed: [Re: trapper les] #7198884
02/28/21 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by trapper les
Interesting, I have a little trouble blending in myself. The mask would help, but I am more likely to set that example that inspires half the people to discard their mask.
And at 6'3" I stand out.


Yup, right along those lines with ya. I enter the store, avoid all folks, then tie on my black bandanna like
a train robber bout to get paid...then i buy my stuff. grin grin

Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198932
02/28/21 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Marty
I have a hard time with being unnoticed, need to work on that. Some good posts made, I appreciate that.


Good spies didn't look like Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan... They looked like the guy who handled your mortgage paperwork at the bank... Unremarkable.

I'm 6' 220ish, brown hair, blue eyes, no tattoos... I have facial hair but nothing that stands out. I (usually) keep it trimmed so that it's pretty well hidden behind a mask. I don't wear jewelery at all. I wear glasses but they're such a common style that hopefully they're unremarkable.

The trick is to wear clothing that is "in style" but don't pick the most expensive or outrageous/brightly colored articles. A pair of comfortable jeans and a t-shirt. Throw on a black or grey Nike/Adidas/Carhartt hoodie and similar ball cap. Footwear should be sensible and comfortable but keep it nondescript... My daily work boots are a pair of moc toe Thorogood work boots. They're good boots but not a lot of folks outside the trades wear them and they're ugly enough to be remembered. I also have a pair of soft toe Wolverine wellingtons. A bit more low key and forgettable.

Be polite to people but not talkative. Being too quiet or ignoring a 'hello' may mark you in someone's memory. A polite nod and a 'how ya doin?' when someone says hello may help you be forgotten. Don't have stupid/annoying/memorable ring tones on your phone. Stopping to check a message or notification is almost ubiquitous in today's society and it gives you a chance to stop and check your surroundings without drawing a lot of attention.

No one should know you have a knife and CCW until it's too late.

The customized Covid masks are all the rage. Wearing one helps you blend in but choose something plain... Avoid the American flag, Punisher skull, flippant edgy messages, and all that crap.

Body language should tell people you are moving somewhere with a purpose but don't look like you're trying to be sneaky. Hands in your pockets, hunched shoulders, and head down looks like you might be trying to hide something.

Be a "people watcher" when you can. Learn what makes people stand out in your memory and what doesn't. Apply what you learn.

Mike


One man with a gun may control 100 others who have none.

Vladimir Lenin
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Marty] #7198942
02/28/21 02:02 AM
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Why would you want to blend in when you were made to stand out?


-Goofy-
Re: being unnoticed: [Re: furstroker] #7198943
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Originally Posted by furstroker
I can never blend in, so instead, i "jason bourne" every single place i enter. Threat assessment, protection
of sweet wifey, then me, then normal humanoids, places to get behind to protect innocent life. No need to be twitchy, but any place you enter needs a plan. The more places you been, the more folks you been around,
the easier it is. Been studying people for years and years subconsciously. From the hillbillies to the Hill District in Pittsburgh, and from Culver City Los Angeles to Bankhead Atlanta. If you can't go unnoticed, better be able
to get respect...and that's not by arrogance, but by confidence and experience.

Have to agree with you there. I hate people and (sort of) try to blend in -- been in sales for a number of years====== so i can usually read people fairly well. If you fail to plan- plan to fail.

Re: being unnoticed: [Re: Leftlane] #7198950
02/28/21 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
[font:Comic Sans MS]I myself and purdy noticeable but that is ok

Same here, can't be helped. Jaw chiseled out of stone and reeking of pheromones. I haven't put a comb to my hair in over a decade so I have a slightly disheveled look about me to begin with. A partially untucked shirt doesn't look out of place on me and that hides an IWB holster very well. I don't live my life in fear but I do keep my eyes open.

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