Spare Clothes

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  1. Wasp

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    Do any of you carry spare clothes with you daily in your bag or your vehicle?

    In my backpack I keep a pair of shorts, shirt, and socks jic I get mine dirty or ruined. I went with shorts for weight, the shirt is a cheap Nike wicking shirt because its light.

    Ive been thinking of getting some mil BDU pants in a solid color. They are easily rolled for space, light, ripstop, pockets, cool (temp) to wear, fairly cheap, etc. Add a Tshirt and some socks and I should be set right? Preferrably everything fits in a Gallon Ziplock bag.
     
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    I always carry a spare set of clothes including shoes, in case of problems at work, my partner and I were working on a fire truck once when he accidentally hit the tank dump, the water was in there from Katrina and was 6 months old, like bathing in a septic tank.
    Thru those clothes away, good to have a shower and spare clothes.
     
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    I keep spares in my truck and my BOB. Socks are the thing I use the most.
     
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    -in my work bag is a full set of underwear/socks & uniform
    -In my office is a set of not soiled uniform in case of a visit from the higher ups
    -in my car I keep a full set of throw away shoes & clothes (includes worn out underwear and socks)
    -In my go bag I keep boots, skivvy roll, pants and 2 more extra socks
     
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    I keep spare shorts/socks/t-shirts vac-sealed in each vehicle. They suck down pretty flat. Make sure they are very dry, first! If you get cold and wet, damp and moldy is not what you look forward to putting on.
     
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    I always have a complete set of semi worn out clothes and old work boots in my vehicles since I have a bad habit of usually slipping into small brooks/streams while trout fishing during early spring and late fall along with either a snowmobile suit or insulated Carhart coveralls in case of winter break downs.
     
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    If you've ever had someone barf on you like I did, you'll truly know the need for "change"!! :eek:

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    Or an on the road case of the Hershey squirts from bad cream in your cup of Quick stop coffee.
     
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    I have a complete change of cloths in my truck including boots, under, and outerwear.
    Its hiking gear, mostly synthetic. I like how synthetics dry fast.
    I kept it matching and threw in a collared shirt.

    I have a bunch of layers so I do not have to worry about season changes.

    Used it a bunch of times.
    Extra layer while out for the day.
    Working on a project, having something to change into if you get covered or stuck out in the rain.

    Rolled up tight and shoved behind the seat. I don't think about them much, but they are nice to have back there.
     
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    When I lived in NY, I used to keep a spare set of mechanics coveralls in the trunk just in case I had to change a tire. Now I don't because I get to wear jeans to work.

    I also carried a snowmobile suit and boots, etc, in the winters up there.
     
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    I’ve never considered an extra set of clothes, just additional layers. I may have to rethink my loadout in the rig and add a change of clothes.
     
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    I keep a complete change of clothes in the truck in a seperate haversack. As far as my pack, only a change of briefs and socks.
     
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    I keep an "emergency" running kit- pair of trail runners, socks, shorts, shirt, ballcap- if I'm out of town and want or run, or just want to go from work- I'm set.

    My truck has a spare windshirt, rain jacket, light insulated jacket, beanie, gloves that I keep behind the rear seat.

    No spare pants or boxers though- might be worth throwing in there.
     
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    I keep a change of clothes for myself and my kids in my car, we can be messy critters at times.
     
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    I try to keep at least one full change of clothes (pants, skivvies, shirt and socks) and a poncho for rainwear in my truck at all times with a few "extras" like gloves, jacket, hat and extra layer(s) in winter. What I hadn't considered was shoes/boots, so I'm going to look into that. Mine are mainly there in case I get covered with something nasty at work (Health Care unit in a prison can get pretty messed up!!), but they are there for other eventualities too. So I keep slightly older stuff that is "worn in" and comfortable, preferably made of modern quick dry/wicking materials.

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    Ever since I was on active duty, I keep an overnight bag in my vehicle. It serves two purposes, get home and a spare change of clothes and shaving kit for work if I need it. Which I have. On active duty I sometimes had to do short hops or unexpected overnighter and it saved time driving home for same.
     
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    Yes sir!

    In my truck I keep jeans, t-shirt, unders and socks. Incase of work incident (douched in oil) or a wet weather encounter.

    My edc backpack has a set of socks for any daily need for fresh feet.

    KILLERtj
     
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    I keep work-appropriate clothes (casual pants and button-up shirt) in the vehicle with drawers and socks. I keep thinking I should put a pair in my locker at work, too. So many things can happen--get clothes wet, dirty, you get sick, you have to spend a night on the road or in the hospital with a family member, etc.

    A good source for inexpensive BDU-like pants in solid colors is lapolicegear.com. The "urban operator" pants are lightweight and nice-looking. Just fyi.
     
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    I news to start carrying extra clothes for my job. We no longer have access to the uniform closet after hours and on weekends like we used to. As for as other times, in my area, the biggest issue is getting wet. Quick drying clothes is my choice. I rarely wear 100% cotton anymore.
     
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    Absolutely, and what I carry changes with the seasons. Along with the clothes I carry a fleece sleeping bag liner for warmer months and full on bag for colder.
     
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    Spare clothes=Good idea.

    At the bare minimum, dry/clean socks and skivvies. Clean shorts and some talc go a long ways. Same for dry socks. Especially if you're on foot.

    Couple of those old military bath in a bag clean ups come in handy too.
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    for me no although i should with small kids. for my youngest in diapers you know it!
     
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    Mine is kinda combo of all the above.
    -Coveralls
    -button up nylon long sleeve shirt
    -similar nylon hiking type pants
    -pair of socks
    -old pair of boots
    -rain parka and pants
    -simple fleece jacket

    All folded and packed in small rectangular duffle - packs easily away in back of SUV along with other EDC and outing gear
    Seems overkill, until that day you were soooo glad it was packed away and ready to roll

    I chose the items were all due to previous events like....
    -slipped on wet grass one day - instantly wet and muddy
    -who hasn't been caught in unsuspected rain
    -wet feet
    -never know when its gonna be chilly one morning or evening
    -coveralls for when you need a quick chore and don't feel like risking getting filthy or time to change clothes.

    Baby wipes (yep I said it) - basically all in one -bath in a bag - ever got filthy with fire soot, or muddy then realized water was scarce or didn't want to trash vehicle just trying to get back home? They instantly become your best friend. Get the generic ones that don't have any smell. Generic versions are also quite cheap too.
    -great for simple hand hygiene
    -back up as TP replacement
    -ie multi use item.
     
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    After last year driving home with no clothes on(walked thru a seed tick nest) you would think I would have a spare set of clothes in the truck but no it took me 3 times to learn my lesson.

    Now I carry 1 set in the truck as back up
     
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    would have been very interesting if you would have been pulled over for speeding :4:
     
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    Many good ideas most seem to be doing already. But new people will get good info to get them started. I always like to include extra pairs of socks. Wet feet are cold feet. Include plastic trash bags to serve as rain coats in an emergency.
     
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    Lol it's the shore and summertime the officers wouldn't have blinked an eye
     
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    I’m working the wrong beat! :4:
     
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    I always keep a jacket, spare t-shirt, and good shoes for walking long distances in every vehicle.
     
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    Yes. Many years ago I was working at a dairy and had a Jersey enter the milking parlor with explosive diarrhea. I was covered head to foot in crap. I started carrying extra clothes the next day. Even though I'm in the hot desert, I always carry a jacket just in case.
     
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    Yes, for the whole family in the car. We keep them in dry bags. For the grown-ups, a pair of pants, a tee shirt, underwear, wool socks, wool sweater, a nylon fleece hoodie, a nylon base layer, and shoes for my wife (I always wear shoes I can go a distance in.) For the kids, non-cotton clothes (usually nylon fleece,) socks, and underwear.

    There's cheap plastic rain ponchos for everyone too.

    I'm the only member of the family that hasn't had to use them at some point.
     
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    Extra quick drying shirt, socks, and briefs.
     
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    Yup. One set for me and one for each of the kiddos that's with me regularly or just for that day. Kids = Unpredictability, often with messes. ;)
     
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    In my bug out bag I keep a spare change of clothes (jeans, t-shirt, jumper, boxers and 3 pairs of socks.)
     
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    Yes, I bought a tote bag on Amazon for this reason. It has a separate shoe compartment in the bottom and came with a pouch for a dopp kit. I then spent around $40 at Walgreens buying an entire, new set of stuff for a complete dopp kit and packed it in. For swift moving and practicality I stowed a pair of New Balance trail running shoes, and to top it off I added a shopping bag, a couple of Ziploc bags, two pair of different weight wool socks, and some hiking chinos from Eddie Bauer. For whatever reason, of the three pair I have that pair has been a bit shorter so I developed a complex about wearing them, lol. There's also a pair of boxers, t-shirt; short sleeve, button down, travel friendly shirt; fleece pullover, and an old belt. There's enough room to add more days of clothes without it being heavy or unwieldy. So my clothes selection is meant to be functional and adaptable to various environments both urban and rural. Other than the shoes, the entire outfit could even pass as business casual, casual, or trail.
     
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