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Category: Gray Man

What is a gray man? What does it truly mean to have the option to be gray and how does that apply to your everyday life? On the most basic level, it means you have the ability to carry yourself in a state of vagueness or in a condition that draws little to no attention. We need to have the ability to be a gray man when needed, but it is not something that needs to consume our thoughts and actions. Let’s dive into the knowledge, skills, abilities, and gear that make up the gray man concept.

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6 types of social engineering and how to respond to each one

What is social engineering, what are the different types, and why would you ever need to use it? Why should you be on the lookout for it? The basic premise of social engineering is to psychologically manipulate someone to get what you want. Sound harsh, doesn’t it? The truth is, we all use “social engineering” on a daily basis without even realizing it.

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Should I carry a tourniquet?

It can be a pain to carry all the stuff we “need” on a daily basis, but the weight and bulk can add up. If it becomes too much, we start looking for stuff to leave at home based on nothing in particular other than, “What do I use the least?” While this has some merit to it, maybe we should rethink the things we leave at home in terms of how critically important they could be in the rare situation we find ourselves needing them. If you’re not carrying a tourniquet on a daily basis, we hope we can convince you to change your mind.

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How to choose a gray man backpack – 9 features to consider

We are fortunate to live in a day and age where our options for backpacks are seemingly limitless. However, this overabundance of choices can also make it extremely difficult to make a decision on what to buy. When buying a backpack with gray man use in mind, there a few features and attributes you need to be mindful of. Let’s discuss what to look for when it comes time to make that next purchase.

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Gray man communication: How to talk to anyone

You don’t have to enjoy talking to people to be able to carry on a conversation and diffuse situations. However, you should be good at it. It is an important skill which is vital across numerous aspects of life. Let’s take a look at what communication is, why it is important, and a few of the techniques you can utilize if the need ever arises.

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Traveling as a gray man

Maybe you live in a safe neighborhood in safe town, and you try to be prepared for what can come your way. But, the reality is no matter how “safe” you feel, bad things happen all the time. Learn what travel means to a gray man and how you can be better prepared as you move from one place to another.

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How to carry a tourniquet

This week we are going to highlight one of the most overlooked pieces of an Intentional EDC … Medical. Actually, we are going to focus in even more and look at carrying a tourniquet and how to incorporate one into your Primary EDC.

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How to use a flashlight for self-defense

A self-defense flashlight is a light specifically chosen and carried to be used as a less-than-lethal defense tool. We want to talk about why a flashlight is a vital part of an Intentional EDC, how to use your light as a force option as well as some considerations when buying a flashlight.

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Being a gray man: Clothing and gear

A gray man blends in with his surroundings, becoming forgettable—another face in the crowd. Clothing can either help you disappear, or make you stand out. Let’s take a look at why clothing is so important, how to determine the right clothing to wear, and how to be intentional about the gear you carry.

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Gray man theory – situational awareness

You decipher events on a daily basis already, even though you may not be aware of it. You may have a “gut feeling” about a person, and change your actions because of it. Second in our 5-part series “Being a gray man,” we introduce you to situational awareness, what it means to the gray man and 3 steps to start practicing it today.

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Gray man theory – What is a gray man?

You are already intentional about your EDC. You believe in taking personal responsibility for yourself and those you love. But, how do you start to get into a mindset that prepares you for both the mundane and the intense moments of life? First in our 5-part series “Being a gray man,” we explore what the gray man theory is, what a gray man is, and why it should apply to you.

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