The “gray man” concept is something all urban preppers should be familiar with. If you’re in a populated area during a crisis of some sort, it’s best to blend into the background rather than draw attention to yourself. This should be a no-brainer, but how exactly does one blend into the background?
Graywolf Survival wrote an excellent article that explains the concept. The overall message: It’s not how you look; it’s how you act. As you’ll see, even if you’re wearing an orange vest, people won’t notice you as long as you act like you belong. It’s not about literally dressing in gray clothes (although sometimes that is appropriate), it’s about taking advantage of human psychology.
I’ll let the author explain it himself. He writes, “One of the questions I get fairly often is ‘what is the gray man,’ and rightly so. It’s a concept that most people have a vague idea about, if any idea at all, since pretty much all they’ve been exposed to is maybe reading The US Army’s book on Human Intelligence Collector Operations – or what they’ve seen in movies (which is pretty terrible).
“Luckily, this just happens to be something I’m very familiar with, having both been involved in real-world operations on source operations and surveillance teams as well as teaching agents in both classroom and field exercises (not to mention the crap ton of training I did, compliments of the government), so I’ll break down the basics for you as far as I understand the concept.” Follow the link below to keep reading.