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Why a Shemagh?

This is a discussion on Why a Shemagh? within the Strictly Bug Out Bags forums, part of the General Prepper and Survival Talk category; I've read a lot on here and gotten a lot of advice about what to have in my GHB and the Shemagh keeps popping up. ...

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    Why a Shemagh?

    I've read a lot on here and gotten a lot of advice about what to have in my GHB and the Shemagh keeps popping up.

    Can somebody give me a prepping for dummies explanation on this item? Like exactly how and why I would use it. I don't want to take up the room in my bag on an item I don't know how or why to use. Is it just sun protection? Would I need one in the winter? Etc...

    Thanks!

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    Think of it as a scarf, it hides your face
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them

    Lest we forget

    Corporal Bradley Coy 06/08/92-10/24/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheniox17 View Post
    Think of it as a scarf, it hides your face
    At the risk of sounding very stupid am I wanting to hide my face from exposure to the elements or to hide the fact that I'm a woman?
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    Comes from our troops fighting overseas where sudden dust storms can come up. Can also be used to prevent face & neck sunburn.
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    Why a Shemagh?-img_4088891638303.jpeg

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    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them

    Lest we forget

    Corporal Bradley Coy 06/08/92-10/24/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahlan View Post
    At the risk of sounding very stupid am I wanting to hide my face from exposure to the elements or to hide the fact that I'm a woman?
    Hide any recognisable features (so hide you)
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them

    Lest we forget

    Corporal Bradley Coy 06/08/92-10/24/14

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    Thank you!

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    When I was in the Army it was sometimes called a "Rambo Rag". I still have one somewhere. The first aid pack that we carried was just an O.D. colored piece of material that was a large rectangle. It looked like a large scarf or handkerchief. It could be used as a pad to stop bleeding, used for a tourniquet, or a sling for an injured arm. It could also be used as headgear, a sweatband, a face mask, or a neckerchief. If you watch old Westerns you will see many of the cowboys wearing a bandana. Same principle. I still carry a large blue handkerchief in my pocket, not to blow my nose so much as it can just be handy to have.

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    Think I'll stick to a bandanna...Some redneck will blow your freaking terrorist head off if you walk around with that around your head/face...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PossumPie View Post
    Think I'll stick to a bandanna...Some redneck will blow your freaking terrorist head off if you walk around with that around your head/face...
    My thoughts exactly.

 

 
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