(Camouflage & Concealment)
CAMCON, or Camouflage and Concealment is dictated by the
threat level for this Rural Evader and how elaborate their skill level will let them be without fuking it up. Too much or too little can get you made.. During the opening and following
events of the hammer dropping the threat will be extreme. Thus my Camo
and Concealment will be at its apex of visual, thermal and audible effectiveness. This will
be where I don the Werewolf suit and other implements of concealment.
These implements matched with the basic rules I have outlined for myself
will suffice for even the closest encounters with OPFOR or other danger conjuring elements. However continues training is needed to keep creeping
skills sharp. I will demonstrate examples of threat level C&C below and number hem 1-3. 1 being extreme threat level and 3 being the most moderate. I aim for a level 2 most of the time. There are overlapping factors that drift between all three. Practice and experience will show you the 'when and where' of this. Whats more is the variables will vary wildly depending on weather, fatigue level, kit on hand, speed needed, etc etc etc that will govern how I kit up.
In between 1 and 3. Generally the same load but less complex camouflage garments for better speed and maneuvering with a high probability of OPFOR contact while patrolling, tasking or displacing from shelter to shelter....
Keep it simple...
With very few exceptions I have found that most commercial camouflage patterns are not made to last nor do they deliver the most basic performance required to go the distance. Most are made with super cheap dyes that simply glow with a glare in normal daylight. The dye washes out with a few washes as well. Whats more I have found substandard issues in the stitching, zippers and buttons on these garments. Manufacturers know most of their buyers buy for looks over performance and thats where there quality lines are drawn. If I could give one piece of advice it would be to simply stick to Military Surplus Woodland patterns or be super selective if you use commercial garments. Surplus camo is durable, proven and super cost effective, freeing up funds for other aspects of ones preparations.
Snow Camouflage..A Level 2 CAMCON
Camouflage Rules for the Rural Evader.
Why camouflage my weapons? A better question is why my weapon isn't camouflaged if its not. Otherwise I'll have a huge black thing in my hand that will contrast with everything around me and make all other C&C preps all for naught. If one has the $$$ Id suggest a thorough durable coating like one of those fancy dips or baked on sprays that apply a permanent pattern. Those are the only sustainable methods to keep a weapon camouflaged because when the hammer drops all the stores will be closed and UPS wont be delivering what you need..
If you're a poor guy like me then its a spray can. I like to mix Krylon with Hunters Specialty paints. I much prefer Hunters Specialty over Krylon but all my preferred colors cannot be found in one maker. When the pattern is complete I'll top it off with numerous coats of matt clear-coat and let it sit in the sun most of the day. For me this has proved the best method and one paint job can last me a year even with constant use of the weapon.
My preferred colors & Maker:
Krylon- Camo color Green
Krylon- Camo color Woodland Light Green
Krylon- Camo color Brown
Hunters Specialty-Forest Green
Hunters Specialty-Mud Earth
Hunter Specialty- Marsh Grass Tan
Krylon- Clear coat Flat Finish
Black is not needed. Black was added to camouflage patterns back in WWII by the Germans with their last camo pattern to be fielded. It was called Liebermuster and can be found today in the form of Swiss "Alpenflage". Black was added with the invent of night-vision devices and this was carried on by NATO later on.
Regardless a weapon needs to be camouflaged. Even if its wrapping it in appropriate colored fabric, it should be camouflaged. Wrapping a weapon can protect it from earth and debris, but wrapping wont last and can conflict with the operation of the weapon if not maintained. If you use the wrong fabric it can melt to the operator or the weapon with a hot weapon. If you need to wrap I recommend 100% cotton for this task
The Camouflage Werewolf Suit...
Brands I Use
+Hunters Specialty brand.
+US Issue Paint.
+ An older version of Hunters Specialty.