You haven't read the entire thread, have you? This has been addressed AD NAUSEUM here.Omega DR wrote:Maybe I haven't properly explained my "homeless" theory, thus I shall give more details.
Currently, LEO targets the homeless as a nuisance to the greater public order. Business owners don't want them around their establishment, homeowners near their neighborhoods. Thugs and hoodlums target the homeless for random assaults because their nameless faceless victims, unlikely to report their attackers and LEO are equally unlikely to do anything about it.
Why? The homeless appearance and lifestyle are offensive to the general public. That same unkempt, shabby appearance could allow be the prefect camouflage during a PAW situation. Think of Robert Duvall's character in the movie,The Road. If you do find yourself on the move, who do you think would be the bigger target for bandits and highwaymen? The "Show-of-Force" Prepper in Full Tactical Load out, Tricked out AR, and Full Loaded BOB or The Shaddy Looking Bum, in dirty overcoat and coveralls? Mr. Show of Force would probably be the first target for any would-be snipers, and would definitely be perceived and a threat to any remaining LEO and Military Forces, he may stumble into. Right, Raptor?
The POINT is, not drawing undue attention to yourself. The homeless draw attention when the enter into area where they are not suppose to be. I have worked with several homeless outreach programs, there are more of them in communities than anyone who think. Many are very good at maintain a very low profile. You want to learn something about urban survival skills, spend some time with the homeless, they are doing it right now, everyday.
The TACTIC of looking like a bum has been disproven as a viable survival option for the very reasons you have stated. BUMS DRAW ATTENTION TO THEMSELVES FROM EVERYBODY, not just Law Enforcement!
Additionally, the "fantasy" of the "Lone Wolf Survivalist" has been proven to be among THE WORST survival strategies.To use your example about "The Road", who do you think the raiders would rather attack, a bum and his son that were stupid enough to sleep on the side of the road or a group of well organized, well armed preppers that show the WILL to defend themselves against attack?
There is a lot of good information in this thread. Please go back and read it in its ENTIRETY and THEN make a post based upon informed opinion.