So it’ the end of the world and people are going crazy, what would the average person look like? What would they be wearing? Would they be loaded down with incredible amounts of military style gear? I would bet that most people would be panicking and look frantic. The idea is to not stand out, right? You don’t want people thinking you have stuff they want. I do not suggest running around pulling your hair out and tearing your clothes, I think it would be a bad idea donning your external plate carrier, gun belt, BDUs and a slinged AR15. There has to be an in between.
I think having the right gear and tools is essential but personally I wouldn’t want to be surrounded by 1,000 panicked people looking like I have everything they all want. The less people know, the better off you will be. There is enough to be said about OPSEC(operational security) to make an entire other post, so I’ll save that for a later date. A military style BOB serves a good purpose and would likely prove functional, but it also screams “I knew this was coming, I have stuff!”Looking panicked is a bad idea, because anyone paying attention would see you as a target, so you want to look serious and dangerous. You want to look like a difficult target, while not looking like you have things other people want. You will want people to leave you alone. You should look confident but not standoffish, and definitely don’t look scared.