I’ve found it nearly completely unnecessary to wear this stuff in the current theater. The primary danger is from pickpockets.
I can’t believe I traded in a G-suit for kevlar!
Update 11 Apr 2008: Due to popular demand to know which one of these fighter pilots-turned fighter-pilots-on-the-ground is me, I’ll give you all the following hint: I’m the one on the side. (Seriously, I may tell you via e-mail if you ask nicely)
Anne, I’m curious now about that riding crop, I’ll keep my eyes peeled. There aren’t many horses around here, though.