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Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Art of Hiding in Plain Site

Please visit Coffee with the Hermit's Blog covering his Urban Disguise...

Hermit Jim recently posted an excellent article covering his urban disguise. As I reads his post and thought on these things I realized he was on to something. People who wear all that flashy bling, wear it for the attention. From the perspective of survivalism, attention is the last thing many of us want. The ability to blend in and not be seen is normally a highly desired skill.

I remember when I used to work in DC. I was amazed at the people's ability to not see the homeless. They didn't ignore them or pretend that they weren't there. The truly didn't see them. The would walk, talk on their blackberry's, and step right over a homeless, laying on a steam grate in the middle of winter, without ever breaking their stride.

So I thought I'd brainstorm a list of Do's and Don'ts in regards to blending in. Ya'll add to this list and help me finish it.

Do
  • Observe the people in the area your operate in
  • Wear what the locals wear
  • Wear a cheap walmart watch
  • Buy your clothes from the same places the locals buy them
  • Wear clothes the are earth tones
  • Find out who the locals avoid and don't pay attention to. Be like them
  • Eat what the locals eat
Don't
  • Wear jewelry
  • Wear Bright colors that stand out
  • Brag about your stuff
  • Dress better than the locals
  • Have the latest, greatest stuff
  • Do anything to stand out in the crowd.


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