Episode 12 S1-12
Camouflage Techniques To Keep You Hidden
Day After Disaster Ch 12
Know your environment and pick a color that is going to match
Be aware of seasonal changes to colors.
Cotton is not the best material to wear. You should have a poly-nylon blend, which is light weight and comfortable, or you should have a natural fiber such as wool, which is sturdy but heavy and itchy.
Camouflage for Long Term Survival:
Pick the color that is going to match the best in your environment regardless of seasonal changes.
Add local vegetation to you clothing to make a semi-ghillie suit. Don't forget to add vegetation to your hat and slacks as well.
Stay hidden, concealed and covered as much as possible.
Make sure you are not visible from the air.
Camouflage your head. Mix up the colors of paint you add to your face.
Make sure you are not reflective in any way.
Three Tips for Quick Camouflage If You Are Caught Away From Your Supplies:
Get to a wet area and use mud on your skin. Clay mud is really good for this. (You can also use the grease from vehicles to break up the color pattern.)
Make sure you stay covered and concealed. Stay out of the open. Don't cast a shadow. Don't silhouette yourself. Stay low. Dig a hole and go in it. Put branches over yourself.
Stay imaginative and keep thinking.
Featured Quote From Today's Chapter:
“She did not want her face to be a beacon of white in a camouflaged area."
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