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    Style Scenario: Hurricane Irma

    I'm not taking pictures because all that crap is finally in the wash, but i thought it would be fun(ny) to do a style scenario for what to wear in the middle of the storm.

    The Shirt: Old Navy V-Neck (or whatever) in dark blue (usually 6-8 bucks): http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=773407012

    For when you need to go do some work (chopping down trees, filling sandbags, fighting alligators, etc) and dont want to ruin your nice shirts. Breathes nice and moves well with your body. Dark colors hide pit stains.

    The Shorts: Old Navy Broken in Cargo Shorts in khaki (12 bucks): http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=505297002

    Sometimes you need to wear cargo shorts, this is one of those times. Suck it up snowflake - these are cheap. Khaki will take the dirt like a champ. Well maybe not but lets be honest, you're not wearing these shorts in public anyway.

    The Boots: Red Wing Rovers (with silicone spray to waterproof) (270 USD: http://www.redwingheritage.com/us/US...r-copper-02950

    Some things you don't skimp on, if you don't see a point in getting steel toes, these will hold out in knee deep water and handle marshy terrain as you stand in the field to shoot at the storm with your 12-gauge.

    The Multi-tool: Leatherman Wave (90 dollars): http://www.leatherman.com/wave-10.ht...-tools#start=1

    Because the power's going to go crazy, you'll need a knife and those cans of pork n' beans won't open themselves.

    The Flashlight: Maglite XL200 (60 bucks): http://maglite.com/shop/maglite-xl20...l#.WbgW3rJ97IU

    The power's going out. This fits on your belt.

    The Chainsaw: Dewalt DCCS620B (150 dollars): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073FTGBZY...a-353248507360

    Trees are going to fall, maybe on your house. This will get them off.

    For the Hurricane Party: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (9 dollars for a 6 pack): https://cigarcitybrewing.com/beer/ja...ied=6d085c2c74

    You'll need liquid courage. 8% ABV for the win.

    The Meal: A 7lb can of Pork n' beans (7 dollars): https://www.google.com/search?q=pork...67456821517175

    Florida man can choke it down. So can you.

    Grand Total - $604 USD. Less if you opt out of the chain saw. Stay safe gents.

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    This is in poor taste.

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    As a native Floridian and having just gone through Irma, I must give props to the choice of Cigar City. I wouldn't want to trash a nice pair of boots during or after a storm until the water recedes, so I stick with some beater sneakers.


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    Glock 23, definitely.

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    Isnt this a little too soon?

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    If OP's location was not listed as Tampa, FL, I would call this 'in bad taste' but having gone through Hurricane Sandy, sometimes you need the small bits of dark-ish humor to distract from the horrible situation at hand. Stay safe out there @Bobbumman and best of luck with recovery. It's a long road but things do get better!

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    I like it. And I rode it out, less than 24 hours after returning from an overseas deployment.

    The pants: Levi's 505. Comfortable, sensible, functional, classic

    The boots: 12 year old re-soled Timberlands in "brownish." Fairly indestructible, very comfortable, and awfully functional. Keeps water and saw blades out equally effectively (read: good enough, but don't bet your life on it).

    The shirt: US Men's National Team soccer jersey. Tough to beat a soccer jersey for enduring comfort. Those cats run a lot! I have Real Madrid kits I've been rocking since 2004 that still look and feel great. For the USMNT I recommend the "away" jersey for working in as the dark colors show less grime.

    The multi-tool: CRKT Zilla. I've owned and been issued literally dozens of multi-tools. If you can find one of these, buy it immediately. It does only three things: knife, pliers, driver. But those are the only three things you really need, and it does each of those better than any multi-tool I've ever used.

    The hat: Tilley T3. It's an $80 hat, so this was tough for me. But it light, cool, comfortable, impossible to ruin, and comes with a for real warranty. Prepare for crocodile hunter/Safari Sam jokes, but you'll be cool, un-sunburned, and rakishly stylish as you laugh along.

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    I love everything about this, and would like to add to the fray that a nice AKS-74U with 45-round magazine is perfect for fending off the storm with volumes of gunfire. That's what I use up here in Bawdimur (HUNNN!) and I've never been rained on ever.


    (for those unfamiliar, "bawdimur (HUUUNNN!)" is how the locals pronounce "baltimore" and the parenthetical term is mandatory. i have no idea why.....this state is weird and the locals sound like they have a combination of a speech impediment and a mouth full of marbles. no offense to anyone from here; my statement doesn't negate the fact most people ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW THEM are quite lovely people. they just sound funny to this displaced midwesterner )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hierophant View Post
    This is in poor taste.
    Perhaps. I know you to be a thoughtful person who is almost always kind and helpful, though we occasionally disagree when it comes to semantics. I know what you've suggested does not come from a bad place, but rather a strong sense of justice, which I often admire and, if I had, I would also act on.

    So here's what I'll do. I'll recognize that, yes, this is in bad taste. I'll acknowledge that I got hella lucky (I evacuated to Jax, but Jax probably got it worse anyway). I will acknowledge that you are likely correct.

    I will then continue forward, comfortable in what I have said above because fuck it, it's been a long and busy week between fighting for supplies, boarding up my home, riding out the storm and then getting a bunch trees off of houses. So yeah, I needed a little dark humor yesterday and I still do today. That doesn't make me right or justified, but I'm not really in a mood to care at this moment.

    For all of you with firearms recommendations, I submit that 1, you need both your hands to work the chain saw and 2, that semi-auto pistols jam - and you will get it wet. I recommend a revolver. The S&W 686 is my standby: https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-686.

    Enough kick to stop a gator, never jams and you can always hit people with it if you run out of ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbumman View Post
    I'm not taking pictures because all that crap is finally in the wash, but i thought it would be fun(ny) to do a style scenario for what to wear in the middle of the storm.

    The Shirt: Old Navy V-Neck (or whatever) in dark blue (usually 6-8 bucks): http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=773407012

    For when you need to go do some work (chopping down trees, filling sandbags, fighting alligators, etc) and dont want to ruin your nice shirts. Breathes nice and moves well with your body. Dark colors hide pit stains.

    The Shorts: Old Navy Broken in Cargo Shorts in khaki (12 bucks): http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=505297002

    Sometimes you need to wear cargo shorts, this is one of those times. Suck it up snowflake - these are cheap. Khaki will take the dirt like a champ. Well maybe not but lets be honest, you're not wearing these shorts in public anyway.

    The Boots: Red Wing Rovers (with silicone spray to waterproof) (270 USD: http://www.redwingheritage.com/us/US...r-copper-02950

    Some things you don't skimp on, if you don't see a point in getting steel toes, these will hold out in knee deep water and handle marshy terrain as you stand in the field to shoot at the storm with your 12-gauge.

    The Multi-tool: Leatherman Wave (90 dollars): http://www.leatherman.com/wave-10.ht...-tools#start=1

    Because the power's going to go crazy, you'll need a knife and those cans of pork n' beans won't open themselves.

    The Flashlight: Maglite XL200 (60 bucks): http://maglite.com/shop/maglite-xl20...l#.WbgW3rJ97IU

    The power's going out. This fits on your belt.

    The Chainsaw: Dewalt DCCS620B (150 dollars): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073FTGBZY...a-353248507360

    Trees are going to fall, maybe on your house. This will get them off.

    For the Hurricane Party: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (9 dollars for a 6 pack): https://cigarcitybrewing.com/beer/ja...ied=6d085c2c74

    You'll need liquid courage. 8% ABV for the win.

    The Meal: A 7lb can of Pork n' beans (7 dollars): https://www.google.com/search?q=pork...67456821517175

    Florida man can choke it down. So can you.

    Grand Total - $604 USD. Less if you opt out of the chain saw. Stay safe gents.
    Lol, this is great.

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