But… If I were to travel to certain countries in the Middle East or Africa, then I’d have to be honest with myself, and be sure that I arrived well prepared. And that would include a bulletproof vest of some sort, and probably a weapon, but most likely, I would simply hire a well-informed, resourceful (and armed) guide. Though, thankfully, I have avoided areas of strife, because that’s simply not the sort of travel writer I am. I am no journalist, and I am no Hemingway, and that’s okay.
BulletSafe’s vest is made strong, with quality materials and is fitted with two large plates in front and back that are rated as ‘Level IIIA Protection’ and are strong enough to do the job. Their vest runs from small to 4-XL and is adjustable with heavy duty side and shoulder velcro straps. The cool aspects of their design is that it offers the user wrap-around coverage and there are two large pockets on the front and back panels that allow you to store precious items safely, and away from sight.
After growing the parts needed in me to actually test the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest, I found it to work well at stopping the bullet and even though getting shot will still hurt, it is strong enough to save my life, and for that I am certainly grateful. I’ve stressed Travel Safety for years and hiding items from view is a big part of avoiding being a target. I’ve been robbed thrice in my life abroad, and have since learned what it takes and what is required of me. And if the world continues to turn negatively, then I might very well carry around a bulletproof vest on my back.
Even if you’re only curious, check out their website. They sell an Alpha version of this vest that covers the neck and groin, as well as vests for dogs…
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott