Bad Penny 08 wrote:Necrodamus wrote:Bad Penny 08 wrote:No looting in Japan?
Yes there was looting in Japan...
Quote from the WSJ article... "Most of the looting incidents appear to target necessities in tight supply after the disaster, such as food and gasoline, rather than durable goods."
This is not the looting we saw on TV following Katrina.
Keep in mind this is the country that was tight lipped about having a nuclear meltdown in order to save face.
I'm sure it was more widespread than we were led to believe.
People are fairly consistent all around the world. Greed is hardwired into the human brain. That said, looting in Japan is not the subject of this thread. Please lest stay on topic.
Getting back on topic the concept of being a Gray Man is IMO a misunderstood concept. It is not literally about being gray so much as being aware of your surroundings and trying to blend in with them.
There are many risks that a person can face. IMO the biggest risk with the highest probability of occurring is a major but relatively short term SHTF situation. A major natural disaster. In these situations the prepper faces several risks. Not the least being LEO/NG/vigilantes who are looking to control events or chase the problem out of their area. The other risk obviously are other bad players who seek your property.
IMO the Gray Man routine works in this scenario more with the LEO/NG/vigilante groups than with the bad players. I have said a lot that walking around in such a zone openly brandishing weapons is asking for negative attention. In such a situation I think the Gray Man route is useful.
That said as the OP said when the S has Truly Hit the Fan (i.e. a riot, gun fight, insert active violent activity here...), IMO at that point it does not matter what you look like. In fact looking gray can actually attract bad players attention since being gray can (depending up on circumstances) make you look vulnerable.
BTW an excellent discussion thus far. Please lets keep it that way.