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    Robin
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    Found this interesting:
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    #21618
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    matt76
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    No link showed up in the thread.

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    Robin
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    Sorry about that. Will repost here:

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    #21643
    Selco
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    Interesting stuff, I like “man with gun sign”.
    Thieves here use similar system.

    #21651
    Whirlibird
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    They’ve used signs and signals to each other since day one.

    It was even referenced in a couple Sherlock Holmes stories.
    If memory serves, the Norwood Builder and the Speckled Band.

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    matt76
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    Interesting stuff. I bet most would go unnoticed today in urban areas due to all the graffiti and tagging.

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    undeRGRönd
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    Good to know, saved pic!

    Maybe more can be dredged up w/gOOgLE

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

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    Roadracer
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    Has anyone actually seen any of these signs? I’d be interested to know if some of the homeless use them. A great future reference for a SHTF scenario. Man will always find a way to communicate with others. That’s the great thing about the human spirit. Even in today’s technological world, a pencil or a piece of chalk can still help those without a smart phone or iPad or even paper communicate with others.

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    undeRGRönd
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    This occurred to me when I saw the posting.
    Most of these signs will not be as obvious as we might think. Start thinking of alleys, back roads,
    underpasses, places where homeless and “hobos” would frequent. More research needed, for me at least.
    But you gotta connect with your inner hobo :D

    Had an older friend when I was a teen, he was married, and had a small child. He had a car, small rental house, and very few belongings. But he was smart. He would put maybe $1 of gas in his Vista Cruiser, (gas was cheap then) and gor for days. Store, work, back home… He taught me how to game the food stamp system. (it was legal, but took math skills, which I had) He said when the cashier rang up the total, and said $5.69, ask “can I have a candy bar/gum/etc” to make the total just over the next dollar amount, which was paid out in coin, not food stamps. He used this “change” for fuel. We also played PacMan :D We could easily play for an hour, one game. Fun does not have to be expensive…

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

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    Rick
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    They used these on an episode of “Criminal Minds”. Knew about them before but it was interesting to see another reference.

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