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Survival Gear Colors

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by RedneckRampage, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    So I've noticed a lot of people on here paint their guns, and gear, or buy all their gear matching, which I do to, but my question is, why do some people get tan or desert colored gear, when they live in Portland?? I look out my window and see dark green, it's the bottom of Forest Park, therefore, I buy OD green, woodland camo, etc.. Just wondering what some people think.
  2. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    I've seen people in Forks wearing desert camo, they might have well been wearing a clown suits.

    Camoflague makes you blend into your environment and not gets you noticed, thats all. Wear what gets you that. Could be blue jeans, could be some fancy John Wayne tiger stripe, and in some metro areas, could be your wife's frilly nighty.

    As for guns, I'll leave mine pretty until I find the need to make them blend in.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Because nothing in nature is black...ever. Did you know that there is even pink in desert camo uniforms?

    One thing I've learned from camo is that is almost always better to "soften" colors than it is to darken them. Ever wonder how tigers can blend in so well in the jungle?

    It isn't so much about color, but breaking up the outline. You never want anything one color unless you are in an all winter environment; then you want to go as much white as possible. But did you know that if you go only half white in the winter, it is better to wear winter pants and a camo jacket over camo pants and a winter jacket?

    If you want to know more about camoflauge, I recommend the book The Ultimate Sniper.
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  4. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    Black does exist in nature
    Pink does exist in the desert, at dawn and dusk
    Tigers "Blend in" because thier prey is color blind and have dicontinous brains with little 3 dimensional vision.
    Men are the oppisite and they now have night vision and thermal vision ($1400)
    Thermal vision rewrites the rules, might as well wear a business suit, or a clown suit.
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  5. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Ghost Camouflage - Texplorer

    Anti-Nightvision camouflage «

    Seems promising... does anyone know if there is an clothing product out on the market yet?

  6. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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  7. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Yes but as AIP mentioned all you need is a thermal optic so you might as well not even bother wearing camo. And since an EMP is eminent don't bother with anything electrical either.

    Wait, that is kinda self defeating...how about we just say that if you want to paint your gun whatever color you want to paint your gun that it is perfectly fine to do so and if you can afford to fork out the money for thermal optics then that is recommended.

    As JG Wentworth states...

    "It's your money, use it when you need it!"
  8. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I have plenty of camo gear, different colors and design for different and seasons. I also, plenty of street clothes new and worn out, depends on where i am going and the situation. As far a black on a moonless night, step into a shadon anywhere in a city or woods and you completely disappear, night time is the best time for sneaking around and scavaging and just be careful a lot people will shoot at anything that moves at night.

    If there is a gang guarding a whare house of food I am going to hit around 3am when they are sleeping, gives me enough time to get in and out, and to hide until the next night to slip back to my place, the trick is to get in and out and no one to know you were there.