Excellent description of what is happening…
As usual, JC provides some great ideas that you can use for your own set up. I know these smocks are good, as I use them. The OD is perfect for a ‘get home’ bag. Also, Bergmann’s videos are very instructive. If you haven’t been to his youtube channel, you ought to check it out.
I have been using the SAS type smock for a couple decades, and although I haven’t changed much in the way it is stocked, there have been changes over the years. What is in the smock changes, but what that gear is supposed to do has not. A piece of clothing such as a smock will carry A LOT of gear, and the key is to have enough to survive, but don’t load it down.
First let’s talk about the smock I now use and recommend. I used to recommend the smock made by…
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From Mason Dixon Tactical.
Source: The November 4th “War Games”?
That what I, and others, have said since the election of Mr. Trump is correct: “We have a repreive. 24 months at most. The midterms are it.”
This article from Breitbart underscores the shift….
An aside, I’ve been super busy, so sorry about the lack of posts. Best to all those who are recovering in both hurricane hit areas.
“…The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of […]
Just busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest!
Going fishing for the holiday weekend, but when I return I’ll be posting more often. Things to consider while celebrating our Independence Day in the meantime:
- Your ability to still purchase firearms, ammunition and other preps.
- Family and friends you know have your back.
- The only thing stopping you from getting into better shape is the man/woman you see in the mirror.
- There are people in our State and country right now who are planning to kill you and yours.
- All the skills in the world won’t help you if you don’t have Hope, Faith, and Love. Make peace with God if you haven’t. Having Faith in God and a Hope for the future based on that Faith will get you through some really difficult times.
See you after the fishing trip.
Source: Agumentum ad Hominem a Fortiori
Read and heed!
And it’s not only the establishment…. the cultural Marxists and outright Communists are emboldened.
While on the walk about, I did a quick comparison for popular camouflage effectiveness in a wooded setting where no leaves other than coniferous trees were green. It was basically a ‘late Fall,’ Winter, and ‘early Spring’ 3 season scenario. The results were surprising. The three patterns compared were: Multicam, US Woodland, and 80’s vintage Flecktarn.
The results were surprising, to say the least. All pictures were taken from the same spot about 20 meters distant, and all tested camouflage was in the same spot, give or take a few inches. Pictures were taken in the late afternoon within a 10 minute span. Not scientific by any means, but you are seeing what we saw.
Next time, we’ll do it with vegetation, as the season gets warmer, because I’m fairly certain all of the patterns will have a much increased level of effectiveness. YMMV.
Test 1: Multicam – Ever popular as the the recent, ‘latest and greatest.’
- Coniferous Screen: Not too awfully bad. Without movement to give him away, the model would not likely be noticed in time to save the observer from whatever the camouflaged person had in mind.
- Sapling Screen: Might as well be standing in the open. From a further distance, say maybe 75 to 100 meters, it might work for a minute or two, but generally speaking, not good.
Test 2: US Woodland, Circa 1980’s-90’s. Still in use by many survivalists (this one included) and NPT groups. Prolific, and very inexpensive from various sources, comparatively speaking.
- Coniferous Screen: Very apparent human form, especially the boonie hat and legs. During a ‘stand to’ (Dawn & Dusk) would be a lot more effective, but here, not so much.
- Sapling Screen: Model had stepped back less than a pace into the saplings, as we believed the Woodland was going to stick out like a sore thumb and wanted to see what about a dozen saplings would do….as you can see, it was surprisingly effective in the saplings themselves.
Test 3: Flecktarn – Circa 80’s/90’s. Very popular among survivalists and NPT groups, much like US Woodland. We didn’t have a uniform, but we did have a poncho, so we held it up as a screen. No human form could be seen, but the outline was stark as you will see.
- Coniferous Screen: The shape of the poncho worked against it as only straight lines, as opposed to the curves on a human form, were visible, but the worst thing was (and I like Flecktarn as a pattern) is that it turned into a black blob. No mistaking the fact that something was next to that tree.
- Sapling Screen: Surprisingly, not quite as obvious as the shot above. Still very ‘blob’ like, but more difficult to notice. This might be a great pattern for hours of reduced visibility.