Very stealthy, Kayak Karl!
Very stealthy, Kayak Karl!
How about this?
Alright... I'll try to explain my point. The guy obviously knows a lot about camouflage and camping. He obviously has a high level of experience in that regard. I have seen a lot of people who are unwilling to trust their own knowledge and their own experience. When you already know what you're doing sometimes the best approach is to work with your own strengths. Adding more data to overload often just creates more overload.
I suggest you calm down and reassess the posts in this thread.
I've noticed that there are a lot of people coming over here from other forums, one survivalist forum particularly. If you're not from there, ignore what I'm about to type. If you are, take this advice please.
The kinds of attitudes and trash talk that goes on over on these other sites isn't necessary here. We're all here to learn from one another. We are not here to flame one another at the first opportunity. We're all adults here. If you feel you or someone else has been wronged, take it to PM. Keep the threads clear of this kind of stuff, please.
Not sure if they'll be any use ...
DD Forest Green 3x3m on the left, BB Superfly on the right ..
Not so stealthy but the same tarps ..
One of my pals has a camo Hennessy, not sure which one but it's pretty old now. He has problems finding it himself sometimes if he's been away from camp :)
I mysef like earth tones....they will blend in nice in any area
2nd that Ful
everyone needs to play nice :D i don't think Rev ment any harm in his post
just stating his opinion :)
this site i had to walk through water to get to
this one i turned my UQ insideout till dark, as i could see trail.
up over a ridge. down off a cliff. its easy to hide.
To any,all and future. I took no real offense from ramblinrev. Maybe a little misunderstood. Any way he PMed me with a Apology and explano. I hope he got my reply with the same. All is well and civilized. I was just telling the wife after Hot Springs how nice this forum and the people were. Some forums and people are just outright rude and crude. I have so many interest so I research to get the best bang for my buck. But it can be time and brain cell consuming. Great start on some pics. As a outdoorsman thats getting a little long in the tooth some things become second nature. For example in shewie's first pic the first thing that caught my eye was the yellow 5gal bucket then the angling line of the tarp on the left,then the horizontal lines for the tarp on the right,then the dangling things in the center tree,then more trash in the grass,then the young black bear peaking thru the trees way back on the far left. Man and his stuff just sticks out in the woods unless concealed some.
tas - I find that the gray/silver silnylon, possibly what you're calling sharkskin, actually blends in much better in the woods than it looks like it would. I think it has to do with how the light hits it...it's not really see-through, but it's very thin and gives a good canvas for the natural shadows to play on so it doesn't really stand out. Since it's readily available for DIY, you might try it. Another advantage is that it works well across seasons...green works in summer, brown works better in winter w/o snow, but this gray works pretty well in many different situations.
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Three photos of Multicam poncho and tarp.
Multicam is very good camo. But look at the abrupt hard edge from the log, the shadow under the tarp, and the contrasting foliage.
I have looked at photo galleries of hammocks and hammocks with tarps online at vendors, at forums. The outline makes the hammock and tarp stand out, especially so against the skyline. One white tarp looked good, however against the skyline. It could be mistaken for surf or the clouds.
My point is, camouflage isn't perfect.
That particular gray silnylon is "stealth" camping, especially so, for bicyclists who put their bicycle on the ground and sleep on the ground. But tall grass will do the job, often, as well.
Brawny has a YouTube video about colors of camping gear: Stealth Colors for Backpacking.
If you can to "stealth camp" don't just stay around, and, look at the campsite you have made from a number of different vantage points. Walk around.
I like coyote brown, also. Olive drab isn't bad. White works on snow, if you get the branches and debris in front of you. If you are in front of branches or debris, you "stand out".
I hope that helps, but don't kid yourself about camo. Oh, I got some camo material, so, like, I'm invisible. No, you aren't.
I regard "stealth" camping as part of Leave No Trace. Also, I do not clutter the beautiful views.
I have excellent color discrimination. I can spot elk standing still in a thicket. I can spot the soldiers "concealed" in the Duro Multicam Photo Gallery.
But the colors mentioned, and, the methods of concealment mentioned help.