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  • Jack July 9, 2021, 9:55 AM

    Mrs. B. J. Smegma…. lmao.

  • Dirk July 9, 2021, 11:33 AM

    Camo’s come along ways, we’ll see a major tech growth in camo clothing in the very near future. The rock boat pic was awesome, the Jews are working on a rock looking camo, two sided to blend with different rock types.

    Very effective. Won’t be long before IR will be full time functional built directly into uniforms. The problem with camo is, it’s a game of keeping up with tech. We will see stealth uniforms in our life time. Kinda like clingons!


  • Casey Klahn July 9, 2021, 12:46 PM

    Camouflage, cover, and concealment. Camo: fool the eye in plain sight to blend or break up your “signature,” outline, or form. Cover: actual farking protection, like a berm, wall, parapet, or armor. Concealment: intervening objects to hide behind. You can hide in a screen of leaves and it will fool a turkey, while you can fully see them and maneuver.
    Best of all, there is an old warrior’s trick: don’t be there at all.

  • pfsm July 9, 2021, 3:19 PM

    A colorblind WWII vet I knew told me that he and others with that trait were used for spotting camouflaged vessels – they could see ships and other objects that had been camouflaged from people with normal vision.

  • Dirk July 9, 2021, 5:11 PM

    In a place long long ago, I attended a very advanced sniper school, a team of Brits didn’t get caught on the stalking exercise. These guys were using mirrors. Maybe 18/20 tall, with one angle to create an L shaped hide.

    I’d caught sight of just a fraction of ones leg protruding g from their L shape, at that time I’d only read about the use of mirrors, at the time thought the mirror to fragile, cumbersome.

    What I caught wasn’t the Brits but something that would not be in mature, something out of the ordinary. Was glassing with bino’s,,,,,,with the naked eye,at the roughly 100 m distance would not have noticed the discrepancy.

    At the end of the stalking exercise, we all had a chance to set up our hide and the other guys came out of a building and from a minimum of 100m, to 400m stood on the deck and scanned. We were all eventually caught, the walkers often gave us up.

    Last up were the Brits. Man they were tough, I stepped to left on the deck,maybe ten fifteen feet, and boom I caught just a smidge of something! That should not have been their.

    I call I had em, nobody believed me especially the instructors. I put the walker literally on top of the object, he stood to the left, the right in front of and behind. I finally ran out their and sat on the spotter.

    Mark the walker knew he was caught! Over beer at a bbq after class, the Brits wanted to know how on earth I caught them. I initially wasn’t going to tell them, but thought my observation may help in them never getting caught.

    So I explained that I’d spotted a dark linear line when I was preparing to range the target. That my angle was just such that I caught something out of the ordinary. And that’s what I again saw from the deck, something that should not have been there.

    Last day of class the Brits shared with us their mirror kit, was a flexible mirror, very thin and flexible, and they told us very expensive. This was like 2008 and the Brits were in the SF Bay Area for the Alameda county sponsored anti terror week long exercise. Most of the Bay Area agencies participated in the exercise.

    We’ve remain friends to this day, every now and then I get a box of once fired British 338 Lapua mag brass from the boys. I’ve never had to purchased 338 brass since then.


  • Johnny Green July 10, 2021, 5:06 AM

    Dear Sirs, Why must there be so much violence on the BBC? Why can’t there be uplifting stories such as Miss Gloria Higgingsbottom winning the 1934, 100 yard dash in Lincolnshire SW.
    Yours Truly. J.B. Twitt Esq. JBB. Sfk. Jr. [Mrs]

  • ghostsniper July 10, 2021, 1:50 PM

    1 pixel x 1 pixel 1080p dual camera/monitors on every millimeter of your garments, bluetoothed to each other showing the opposite side of what they are facing. Someone looking at you from the front would see what’s behind you, rather than you, and therefore you would “disappear”.

    I have seen this done at 2″x2″ and it was pretty convincing, but visible. But if done at 1pix x 1pix it would fool just about anyone. A person could stand against a white wall and disappear. Except for their shadow. You can’t fool mother nature.

  • Casey Klahn July 11, 2021, 12:06 AM

    I have walked right up on coyotes, and deer. In their house. Gotten within 3 or 4 yards of them, and only being made at those close ranges. You must understand the viewer’s point of view. His capabilities, his proclivities, and his judgements. Coyote is better than satellites, or drones. His ears and nose are spooky good at keeping him both safe, and well fed. But, he’s got built in weaknesses, and you need to get inside those weakness loops.
    Deer focus at fairly far distances, and have a blind area in their immediate surroundings. Coyote do not, they see all and know all. The way to outwit a coyote is to be downwind of him, and to not move like a human being. You can walk right up on him, if you take 2 or 3 steps at a time, and then pause for the same or more amount of time. It’s a sort of scout walk. Also, coyote has certain mission statements that make him more or less vulnerable at a given time. Best to go after him when he’s hunting.
    Humans. They suck greatly at observation. Fooling actual humans is kids’ play.
    I am skeptical about the mirrors thing. Mirrors reflect light so that has to be controlled to a “t” or else you are more vulnerable. Always shade your binoculars, optics or eyeglasses if looking into the sun.
    I have experienced actual helicopters sneaking up on me. I know you think that’s impossible, but terrain will mask sound if you organize it a certain way.
    Color. Animals cannot see the same colors as you, and vice versa, they see colors that you don’t.
    I think one simple way to fool these tech devices may be the use of masks. That needs to be looked into. Also, false identities.
    While we’re at it, we need to see the enemy. See him, and make fun of him. Embarrass him.