|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on March 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM|
(Both pics below were snatched from News Sites and not persoanlly owned web-pages)
Im of the opinion that NOT looking like a soldiers is the best idea for the Rural Evader. Not because of some social fear of " OH HORROR, WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK!?" Rather because the Rural Evader is NOT a soldier. The Evader is a free thinker and beholden to no ones rules and regulations other then the rules set out by the Evaders particular area. Too many folks out there rest their selections of terrain matching clothing and other kit purely on emulating what they see soldiers doing w/o much thought to any of it.. Particularly source of emulation is the SF community. Its just bad form and screams looking that looking Tac-Fabulous is more important to said individual then getting something done. Sure surplus offers a readily available source of hard wearing kit but the Rural Evader needs to look past the regimented conformity of military thinking and understand that all that uniformity is there for a reason and serves a purpose in a larger machine- The War Machine. If you're here your thinking about making a plan on some lever. So why not express your freedom of thought/individuality and let that seep into your terrain matching tasks?
Here I'm literally using 6 different camouflage patterns and 2 earth-tone colors to break up my outline..
+Simple old school OD
+ Russian Partizan (Autumn side out)
+Digital Woodland (MARPAT)
+ RealTree "Advantage"
+Old School Woodland
+ Flecktarn Gloves
+ Custom paint on my M4
Though this was just a Scout and not a Creep, its just good drills to observe and stick to. Break up your outline with multiple patterns will probably give you the absolute best concealment while wearing just clothing and kit. Im not referring to camo rags and Werewolf Suits, just multiple patterns spread out over your kit and clothing randomly. Im of the opinion that there's no better way to provide yourself the best C&C capabilities with simple clothing and kit being of different patterns and earth-tone colors. From distance- to close in- it will break you up FAR better then one uniformed pattern from head to toe.
(The below still shot is a little washed out. Its taken from a video.)
Yes I have been seen wearing the same pattern from head to toe. However this was do to many factors-Mostly do to the availability of garments with patterns that can withstand real use. The age of German camo is coming to an end. Reproductions are merely made for light use and have failed time withstanding real pressure from real use. Lately Its business as usual with Scouting new areas, however I will be adding new patterns and earth-tones into the mix as they have come more radially available to me. I have some Creeps planned soon as well. Commercial Hunting tree camouflage apparel is expensive. High end stuff is even more expensive. Recently I have been finding loads at the second hand stores, thus adding even more flexibility to my over all terrain matching abilities. Speaking of practicality the Split-Pattern just makes sense for proper concealment for the Rural Evader. There are also legal ramifications for dressing up like a soldier that should be evident to anyone serious about surviving the collapse..
Facebook Marketplace, Craigs List, Yard Sales and second hand stores are excellent places to source various types of tree type and surplus camouflage apparel and earth-tone color to mix it up. Just be aware that hunting camouflage usually isn't as durable as surplus in the field and whats more is that it will not tolerate constant washing and will fade to a grey bring mess in no time. I recommend simple hand washing in lukewarm water (no soap unless absolutely necessary) and air dry for all commercial hunting apparel. (I also follow this with my surplus clothing to make it last) Also I have found that the older the hunting camouflage the better the quality so think SECOND HAND STORES, or simply used before buying new.