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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Bug Out Bag Essentials – 95 items to pack

A Bug Out Bag is a bag containing enough food, water, and other essential gear to typically support one person for 72 hours. Do you have a bug out bag, and if so, how deliberate were you in choosing the contents? Let’s look at what I consider the essentials of my bug out bag.

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EDC Essentials: Defensive Carry

Option Gray’s founder, Cody Martin, spent more than 11 years in federal law enforcement working undercover, narcotics, violent crime, surveillance, and executive protection, as well as instructing firearms and officer survival courses. Let’s take a look at his ever changing defensive EDC.

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How to survive a riot or protest – Gray man tactics

What happens when we find ourselves in the middle of a spontaneous protest or riot? How should we react, what should we do, what options do we have, and how can gray man tactics apply? Let’s take a little bit of time to discuss these issues and look at some of the tips and tactics we can use.

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Gray Man Tactics: 15 tips to avoid bribes while traveling

Bribery is a form of corruption (illegal in a lot of places) and plagues societies at every level. Many people use bribery as a way to push agendas, manipulate established practices, and coerce folks into doing things they wouldn’t normally do. Money is the driving force. Factor in things such as a third world location, impoverished living conditions, and societal breakdown, and you have a situation ripe for bribery. Let’s take a look at 15 tips you can use to avoid or get out of paying a bribe.

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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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