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There was a time, back when we actually had to get ready to go to… gasp… work, that Rebecca and I would frequently both get dressed in the morning in camouflaged clothes. Or at least we would start out dressed that way. Once we both realized which shirts, shorts, etc. that the other had put on, a “discussion” would ensue about who had to go change into something else. Our thoughts were that one of us wearing a bit of camo to the gym was OK but having us both dressed that way was a bit much. We weren’t, after all, heading off to work at the army base.

The thing is, if we had been here in Trinidad while we were having that discussion, what we actually would have been debating is which of us was going to break the law that day. Yes, we have come to learn that, unless you are a police officer or a member of the armed forces, wearing camo in Trinidad is a big No No. That is not to say that we haven’t witnessed a couple of people sporting a bit of camo out in public but we have been told that it would not be far fetched for the police to stop someone so dressed and make an issue of it.

We first became aware of this law when we read a poster on the wall in the Customs office. The notice said that, not only are you not permitted to wear camouflaged clothing, you are not even permitted to possess it. Good thing Rebecca doesn’t wear her camo bikini anymore. We wouldn’t want her being confused for a soldier, now would we? 😉


  1. Love it Mike, Tonia and I once got harassed for that very same issue over a pair shorts I was wearing while vacationing in Barbados!!’

  2. It was the law in Singapore years ago as well. I suppose it makes since in some cases but perhaps a little over zealous to enforce it! THink Rebecca could have talked her way out of it in any case!

  3. The rules of the woods dictate that when wearing cammo, you chould also wear at minimum 144 square inches of blaze orange for safety…. I don’t think that swimsuit is 144 square inches of Cammo!

  4. Mike, I just finshed taking a sailing class in St. Vincent and the Genadines and wore some light brown camo shorts through immegrations and customs. I believe I did the same returning back to the US. After returning, I was reading about the rules, and realized that I was lucky they didn’t stop me or worse. I should have read all of the rules before I left, but wearing camo illegally was not on my radar. Thanks for the headsup!

  5. Same with Grenada. I was going to bring a camo duffle bag that contained our drogue. I checked with Grenada Marine, they said not to bring it, so I had to spray paint the bag.

  6. I love this picture of mom!

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