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Old 10-31-2012, 22:30   #1
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Do you have a shtf vest?

So im buying a bunch of shtf supplies this weekend and am considering a cheap leapers vest for shtf prep. Its fairly cheap. I wont ever wear it unless something really bad happens. I wont wear it to the range or anything like that. It will hang with my supplies full of loaded mags and never move. I figure if things get really bad it would be good to have a way to carry lots of mags on me. So what say you? Buy or dont buy?

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Old 10-31-2012, 22:31   #2
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I'm sure i have one in an old seabag... Can't see ever wearing it though. Unless you'er moving around a lot and need to haul stuff or you're using it to hold your SAPI plates seems pointless to spend the money on
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Old 10-31-2012, 22:32   #3
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No, but I have a chest rig and old style IBA.
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Old 10-31-2012, 22:33   #4
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No, I don't live my life in that much fear.
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Old 10-31-2012, 22:52   #5
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I wouldn't spend money on a vest unless unless it has SAPIs in it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 23:01   #6
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I wouldn't spend money on a vest unless unless it has SAPIs in it.
And is a really, really good deal (like mine was ).
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And is a really, really good deal (like mine was ).
Lucky! I really want one but damn they're expensive. I wish I could find a deal!
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Old 10-31-2012, 23:06   #8
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I have a vest that is set up mostly for that situation. I plan on never using it but if i need it its there. The one i have isn't just a vest but also a plate holder

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Old 10-31-2012, 23:08   #9
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Lucky! I really want one but damn they're expensive. I wish I could find a deal!

Old style woodland, but like new with soft inserts and SAPIs for $250 at a junk/surplus store on the bad side of town

It was packed in with a bunch of old flack jackets, helmets, and other obsolete, worn out crap. They threw in a Beretta factory M9 mag for paying cash
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:22   #10
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I don't have a S Hit The Fan vest, but I do have a Crap, Forgot My Anniversary pair of pants with SAPI plates in the crotchical region.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:25   #11
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OK, I'll admit to probably still having one from my SPF days. The things I sorta worried about. I'm not hiking 250 miles with my family and encountering roving bands of miscreants or zombies. And if I do, I'll figure it out. 12 loaded mags on my person is a bit much for all but Red Dawn sort of SHTF preps.

So I've probably got some sort of mil-surp MOLLE-compatible somethingorother. If you are interested, PM me and I'll look around for it. Gratis. (Might just be a vest with no pockets attached. LOL)
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:33   #12
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I got a cheap o $10 ammo chest rig from centerfirearms for my AK mags. WOrks for me for the price, i can t complain. I dont intend to wear it unless necessary if i have to.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:35   #13
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:36   #14
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My SHTF vest

The Okie Corral


Seriously though whatever floats you boat, but those vest are for carrying guns and ammo and not much else. Its going to sit in your closet or in a storage bin and collect dust. Trust me I have a few items that I am embarrassed to wear outside, unless the world goes Mad Max. You sure you have the money to waste on soldier gear for the EOTW?

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:22   #15
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My SHTF vest

The Okie Corral


Seriously though whatever floats you boat, but those vest are for carrying guns and ammo and not much else. Its going to sit in your closet or in a storage bin and collect dust. Trust me I have a few items that I am embarrassed to wear outside, unless the world goes Mad Max. You sure you have the money to waste on soldier gear for the EOTW?
Shtf!? Thats my everyday attire! I can wear that vest with my shoulder rig and two glocks iwb and nobody knows! Lmao!

Yeah i think instead of wasting money on a vest that will never get used i will get some chest or waist carriers for ammo. Anyone got any links to such rigs for cheap?

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:55   #17
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I wish I was this bored so I could just sit around an just plan for the zombies and play mall ninja dress up.


Do people really think they day will come they need get out the camo face paint, strap on their vest, Rambo knife and go save the world?

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:03   #18
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Shtf!? Thats my everyday attire! I can wear that vest with my shoulder rig and two glocks iwb and nobody knows! Lmao!

Yeah i think instead of wasting money on a vest that will never get used i will get some chest or waist carriers for ammo. Anyone got any links to such rigs for cheap?

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I actually was talking about it on S&P. Just get a good gun belt which will have multiple uses, and some surplus mag pouches. If you have an AR you can get old 3 mag M16 ammo pouches for under $7

http://www.keepshooting.com/ar15-m16...e-pouches.html
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No, I don't live my life in that much fear.
WHAT!!?? WHAAAAAAAT!!??

Don't you know that we are all in imminent peril of MOUT combat around every corner? Don't you know that your preparedness for combat defines you as a human being???

Be ready, the SEALs might need you one day.
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I have a pair of SHTF socks.
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I wish I was this bored so I could just sit around an just plan for the zombies and play mall ninja dress up.


Do people really think they day will come they need get out the camo face paint, strap on their vest, Rambo knife and go save the world?
Go hang out in the BRF. That sort of mind-set is pretty evident.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:31   #22
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No vest.

I do have a wife and kids to haul the stuff around, though.

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I certainly dont think its playing dress up or mall ninja if you never wear it. With all the talk of mass riots next week i certainly dont think that planning a way to carry a few rifle mags is all that absurd.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:29   #24
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Not really a vest bu I also got a 25 shell shotgun ammo belt for my Remington shotgun. In case shtf happens, i ll grab that quick and i got a sidesaddle on the shotgun too. Not much but good enough to ward off any looter that comes around.

I got 00 bks and slugs on the belt and ready to go.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:34   #25
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I still have my old LBV hanging in a corner in the closet, with mags and a Gerber and a small flashlight and whatnot still hanging off of it. So I guess that counts.

But I don't think I'd go out and buy one if I didn't have one.
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