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Being gray and situational awareness

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situational awareness is vital to avoiding accidents like at work. Dealing with heavy industrial tools i am wearing ear muffs and a ton of PPE. You tend to feel isolated and safe. That's when it hits. You have to stay alert and vigilant. If you ears are compromised then your eyes are on extra duty. You have to slow down and realize that speed only causes more harm. I have seen many people that have done a task a million times and have it bite them the next time. speed/overconfidence/over familiarity are enemies of situational awareness.

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Being gray is a key point but whar about after you are no longer gray? What do you do when you are in the red? Off of a site that I use to get gear for work I found these site linked to it. In my humble opinion I think they might help.

http://www.tactalk.com/search/label/Color%20Code

http://www.freetacticaltips.com/search/label/Philosophy

Just food for thought.

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Capt. Bart

I have to admit, since I read your post about situational awareness a while ago, I realized how important

this issue is, that I started to live by it every single day. I even print it out and occasionally look into it as a reminder. Being grey, being aware of your surroundings and people around you, keep a safe distance

behind cars in a traffic stop and all other simple rules that we tend to ignore on daily bases. Being grey,

aware is a choice and it is only up to us to choose and decide how to protect not only ourself and our

families, but also how to live our lives every single day.

Also being this my first post, i would like to say thanks to all of you for your time and for being so

professional in all your articles.

 

I'm glad my efforts have helped. This is one of the toughest things for me to do as I am not by nature the quite one in the corner. One of the more useful things around is the push for designated drivers. No matter where you are, a "I'm the designated driver" or 'I have to drive home" is usually all it takes to get you off the 'adult beverage' list. I often enough ask for coffee since I'm the 'DD'. Interestingly enough, folks seem to start ignoring me as I'm NOT a part of the party group.

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i wish i could do that but i am six foot four but i learned long ago if i look like that guy that nobody wants to f*** with they never do

 

ZM,

If you look like 'that guy' it only means you'll get shot first! I know special ops types that blend into a group of people better than I do - being large just means you have to work harder at not being noticeable. It isn't easy but it can be done and being the guy no one notices goes a long way toward keeping you alive.

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i was talking mostly about around town in ateotwaki situation where i want to go un noticed i wouldnt be around people i would haul a$$ straight to the mountains which are literally my backyard i do appreciate any advice you can give me so feel free to send me a message or email so we can discuss this further

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Im 6'4" and roughly 200lb

No one notices me even when im trying.

I dont have that kind of demeanor. I dont put out that 'here I am look at me' vibe.

i dont talk alot, do my work and keep to myself. i usually wear dark color pants and a neutral color polo shirt. (for work)

No unusual marks or tatoos (showing)

No unusual artwork in my facial hair.

Even in a restruant i have to almost yell at the waitress .

Size doesnt matter while being gray. Its your vibe and attitude people pick up on.

Yes... and vibe projects across the strret, across a room, and down the street, not just personal space.

Edited by NavyVet_77

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