When we discuss preparedness, many times we discuss planning for food, water, shelter and medical needs. Now we need to discuss how to protect the human body. The method we are discussing today is body armor, to protect your body.
Body Armor, to Protect Your Body
We’ve discussed protecting your head, which is important. Now we need to discuss protecting your body.
If things ever go south, you can bet that normal people will become desperate and start doing whatever they can to eat, feed their loved ones and survive. I can’t say that I blame them, but we need to do what we can to keep ourselves safe so we can protect our loved ones.
There are many type of body armor. You can get everything from Level 4 plate carriers down to slim Kevlar t-shirts. If you are not up to speed on current body armor materials and technology, SafeGuard Armor has the information you need to make and educated decision.
Any body armor is better than none and SafeGuard Armor can help you decide which protection level do you need! They can also help you decide which vest is right for you.
How Does Body Armor Work?
Bullet proof vests are designed to stop a bullet from penetrating them and causing harm to the wearer. They are made up a many layers of incredibly strong fibers, which when hit act as a net that essentially catches the bullet, and prevents it from traveling any further. Each layer twists as the bullet passes through, creating a stronger barrier and slowing the bullet until it comes to a complete stop. This process deforms the bullet, flattening it into a dish shape, and the force of the impact is spread over a large portion of the bullet proof vest.
Obviously the impact of a bullet is massive, and while the bullet proof vest will stop the penetration of the bullet, both the bullet proof vest and the wearer will still absorb the bullets energy. The impact of the bullet may be enough to cause what is known as “blunt force trauma” to the wearer at the impact point. As a bullet proof vest is not solid the bullet will not instantly be stopped by it, it will travel through the vest but not actually penetrate it completely. This means the wearer will still feel the impact of the bullet on their body, and while the blunt force trauma of the bullet will undoubtedly be painful, it should also not be life threatening.
Today I’m a design from SafeGuard Armor called Ghost, their Extremely lightweight & Small Concealable body armor.
The Ghost is:
- NIJ Level 2 or 3A Ballistic Protection
- Edged Blade And Spike Protection
- Carrier Made from 100% Coolmax® Cooling Material
- Light-Weight Extra Small Carrier
- Adjustable Velcro Shoulder & Waist Straps
- Built to be Worn for Long Periods of Time
- Weighs Less than 2.5kg
How does the GHOST wear?
The good thing about this body armor is that you can wear it under regular clothes. I’ve been wearing the Ghost vest around for a few days and it’s surprisingly comfortable and no one has managed to kill me yet. Seriously though, if something is uncomfortable, you’re not going to wear it, this vest is very comfortable and blended in nicely, when I wore the right clothing combinations. This vest is a keeper and will see a lot of wear time!
Sure, you can see that I have something on, under my shirt, but a jacket or sports coat, would really limit that. Yes I know, I am a big guy ;-)
For more information on Ghost see http://www.safeguardarmor.com/ghost/
Body armor is a great idea. It would be good for you to learn about it and figure out how it works, before you need it. If you have to bug out or protect your homestead after SHTF, then body armor could make all the difference.
I plan to get a set for each of my family members to wear in a SHTF situation, even when riding in vehicles.