I'm new and just joined a faction. I'm looking around the city center where I have started the game and I'm wondering where I go to purchase personal articles. It looks like it takes quite a bit of time to travel around on foot so I thought I would ask someone how to do this and the importance of it before taking hours and hours, if not days to walk around looking for a trading post or the like.
The basic items, like knives and belts, can be purchased by entering the NPC shop in your city and hailing the NPC inside. For the "other" items, you'll want to talk to traders and production factions, to ask them to sell you a flamethrower or body armour.