Destroy out and Evasion: Veil, Duvet, and Concealment
You what's up guys black Scout survival and I got my good friend chance Sanders here sup guys and today we're going to be talking about escape-and-evasion camouflage cover and concealment we're going to go over the various types of camouflage not just necessarily the patterns but the types we're going to.
Discuss you know the 7 SS of camouflage and we're going to discuss them like movement you know low crawl high crawl and the sniper crawl and also just show some different types of improvised camouflage and so we're going to start off with the 7 essence of camouflage and this is just like you know make things easier for military guys because we're.
Not that smart so to begin we're going to talk about this silhouette first and wartime is a human form it is easily seen we can easily identify that shape you know we pick it up in the wilderness very easily you can you know I memorize little kids not you know see see somebody walking in the wilderness very very easy just because we're we've seen.
This shape and we know what it is so much and we're you know natural hunters so we can pick up on that detect you know just the human outline as well as animals you can tell animal shape as well um the head the head and the shoulders you have to break that up the v's of the arm and the V of the crotch you know these are just not natural.
Shapes that's found in the wilderness so it's something that you really need to break up one thing I find amusing is that uh if you look at the natural order of things is that small animals babe like baby animals are usually furry and soft and it's kind of like a natural camouflage you know because they can't really you know get away or know how to.
Defend themselves at that point in time so it's a way that they can you know actually survive you know you see little ducks and stuff like that little puppies they're real furry and real soft and it's the natural camouflaging for them we're now going to talk about shape shape and we're talking about camouflage actual shape of the camouflage and.
Irregular patterns also you know blend best in most environments also the smaller type camouflage a smaller breakup usually works better in most environments especially in woodland environments not necessarily like in a desert where everything is kind of flat looking but in a woodland the smaller patterns work better that's why digital.
Camouflage is so effective and you know the Marine Corps adopted that because it is very in a very effective camouflage because of those smaller shapes is broken up going along with shape you know there's two types of camouflage there's there's mimic and disruptive mimic camouflage is whenever you're trying to look like something disruptive.
Camouflage is when you're trying to look like nothing so you kind of just like disappear into the wilderness and disruptive obviously better it's better to look like nothing than a little light something the next thing we're about shadow shadow shadows can be good and bad shadows you can hide in you know natural shadows in the.
Environment you can hide in it's a good to use and use any time you can creating a shadow or casting a shadow is bad because shadows do draw a lie if you this is just a tip in case you know you're ever looking for some if you ever drop something on the ground you can't find it if you take a flashlight hold it at an angle and make anything on the.
Ground cast a shadow you'll usually find whatever you're looking for so casting a shadow will definitely give away your position the next s and I've covered this in previous videos on a7 evasion is that smell and you know like during the Vietnam War some of the snipers would eat the local cuisine and they would only you know be around it because that.
Types of smells can definitely give off you know especially if you ever go to Asian food restaurant you notice how your clothes after you leave there you know so so definitely you know foods different different types of foods depending on the ethnicity of the food gives us stronger smell another so if you're ever.
In an area you definitely want to eat whatever the locals are eating you always want to refrain from strong smelling grooming products whether it be Cologne after Co during you know shampoo and stuff like that basics can definitely be smelt other things tobacco tobacco can be smelled very easily I remember when I was in the.
Marine Corps in boot camp and you know I did girl I used to dip during that time but I mean I was saying boot camp I didn't but uh during that time I wanted to get really bad but I remember being on a rifle range and I would smelled it from you know the drill instructors wintergreen dip you know they'd be you know real far away from you I'd still.
Smell it so that's that's one thing that you you know you want to be careful of and as well as cigarette smoke and obviously smoke from your fire all right guys next thing we're going to talk about is shine shine is something that you want to avoid in the wilderness very few things in nature give off a shine water.
Will shine water on leaves and stuff like that will shine but in general there's not much shine in nature so you want to make sure that you don't wear something like you know this wristwatch I have on now if I was trying to be covert or trying to be camouflaged I've definitely wouldn't want to wear anything shiny we've gotten pretty good.
On products as far as the weapons and stuff of being a matte color being dull but if not you can rub some dirt and stuff on them just to keep it from shining as much blades knife blades things of that nature if you're really trying to be camouflage you wouldn't want to use that in any environment that wasn't truly covered and concealed where.
You had that ability another thing you want to make sure that you dull out your your face to keep your face from shining if you have a camouflage veil or pain or something like that use that and you're camouflaging you want to make sure you get your hands and your ears and things that are prominent that are going to.
Shine another thing that will give you away in the woods when you're moving around is sound and you want to do a gear check jump up and down and make sure that nothing rattles or moves when you're carrying water and canteens make sure you drink you fill your canteens up and drink all the water out of the canteen.
So you don't get that sloshing around noise so it's probably a good idea to keep smaller several smaller containers of water versus one big one that you're not going to be able to empty at one time another consideration for sound is velcro a lot of your newer uniforms have velcro on them I prefer this is my old Marine Corps digital top and everything.
Was buttons and I like that a lot better another thing with sound is when you're moving make sure you try to move around leaves and branches versus brushing past them because that's always going to create a sound signature another way of dampening your sound or your signature is moving when there's other noises in the woods when the wind is blowing or.
Anything else that creates a noise and a background you want to move slow and you want to move with that noise and if that noise stops you want to stop and that brings us to our other point is speed your your speed should be slow enough that you match your environment and that you don't make any undue noise a lot of people will walk through the woods.
Especially in parks and places like that and they move so fast that they miss a lot of wildlife they miss a lot of animals and if you just slow down and as you progress especially that it would be hard to do this in an invasion scenario if you're trying to create that distance time distance gap but slowing down will allow you to see possibly your pursuers.
Which we'll help you to evade them even better and also to see other potential threats that are out there just slow down go at about a quarter speed of what you normally walk and if the terrain dictates in the situation dictates you may have to go at a snail's pace to get where you want to be or to stop.
Completely and hide and wait until the next opportunity to move ok guys earlier we talked about disruptive patterns versus mimicking patterns and everything you see before you here is some version of a disruptive pattern there's there's nothing here that's trying to mimic a particular picture or color or background more or less you're trying to.
Blend in with as many different types of backgrounds as you can making it more Universal at least for that environment that you're in it's one of the things there's there's disruptive and there's also the the macro versus microbes if you look at something like this old jungle Tiger stripe and this is one of the darker patterns the further you back.
Away from this the more it turns into just a kind of darts blob and that's not something you necessarily want to have in the woods this pattern here which is a a Rhodesian conflict style camouflage you'll notice that the patterns are very big and that actually works really well due to the fact that even as you get further away from it the camel pattern.
Is still broken up and this type of pattern has been used always back at least one or two era with the large macro camouflage over here you have something that is a homemade spray painted and it actually works works pretty daggone well the great thing about your homemade stuff is you can tailor it to fit the actual environment.
You're going to be in a lot of these patterns are still very bright you'll notice this one is probably the darkest and absorbs the most light in that sense as far as being bright this is an example of a mimic pattern you can see it actually looks just like a picture of a bunch of leaves and I'm sure that's what.
They did when they manufactured it these are very popular among hunters a lot of your hunting style camouflage has been ever since real tree and tree bark and those styles came out back in the 80s we're very popular with hunters hunting up in deer stands and stuff and and it does work another thing you want to be careful of is the shine of your.
Equipment as far as what the materials made out of you can tell this bag is a waterproof bag is pretty shiny some of your your rain gear if it's the the more rubberized type can be shiny as well the gore-tex seems to absorb that shine fairly well so those are just things to consider on the lives of camouflages one-take equipment it talked about.
Something I refer to as combination camouflage and it's basically what I wear most all the time in the wilderness work I will wear more earth-tone colors like this shirt here and I have on tan pants um I have different colors but there are earth tones and as a matter of fact I was wearing this you know some of my field clothes like this on a creek.
Over here a few months back and on a buck walked right up on me didn't see me and I said I mean there's some they have some very very good eyesight but you know having the Earth's homes and not wearing camouflage is good if you're you know moving from an urban environment into a wilderness environment you know you may not have the chance to put on.
Camouflage so wearing earth tones will give you that ability to blend in you know if in wearing what I'm wearing throwing a boonie cat with a sniper veil really that's you know all you all you would need and using the environment to your advantage to camouflage yourself another thing you do is take taking my like my shirt here and I could smear mud.
And charcoal on it and I make my own camouflage like kinda like what chance was talking about with the smart that had been painted so you can you can make your own but that's why I'm always a big advocate of earth-tone colors they are blending in the urban environment you know you don't really stand out but also.
In the wilderness environment you can use it as a combination camouflage now we're going to cover some movement technique so we're going to talk about the low crawl high crawl and sniper low crawl also known as a skull dragger and you want to go ahead and tell a few things about the high crawl well these all these crawling techniques are used.
To match the environment and you're covering concealment levels so if you go from an area that's very well concealed where you can just stand up and walk slowly but normally as that begins to taper off and your vegetation gets shorter or more sparse you're going to have to adapt your movements to match that background because you don't want.
To be silhouetted you don't to be standing up and being the highest thing that would definitely make you stand out so I don't like walking in a field if there's a field and you know the straw or grass is three feet high you don't want to be just walking through it because you're sticking out this is like one of those situations you employ one.
Of these techniques and obviously the higher crawl is a lot faster movement that's whatever you need to you know move fast but still remain pretty much stealth yeah and a lot of these two are going from one point of good concealment to the next crossing danger areas things of that nature with Road not really talking about this in AP and sniper.
Engagement sense whereas the closer you get to your target the more you've edge up and the more your camouflage becomes critical you know we're still gonna be able to move it at a decent pace but we've got to match our movements to the environment that we're in the like I was saying the high crawl is much more faster this is something you'll utilize.
When crossing a road at a road band and things like that whenever you need to move quick but still need to remain concealed the low crawl is you know kind of like the mid speed you know you may see potential threats out there you may or may not or you may be close to something you need to move a little more.
You know covertly or you're using your terrain to you know move through so you got a low crawl behind the log or something like that and then the sniper low crawl this is whatever you know you may have eyes in the vicinity and you have to barely move you know you still need to move you can't stay static you still need to move but you know there's.
Potential threats the hostile threats that could see you one thing I want to bring up guys is most of us if you're going to do something like this probably going to have some kind of gear with you a backpack or or some type of bag keep in mind that you're going to have to rig up something to drag that bag if you're going into this low crawl extreme low.
Crawls you're going to have to be able to move that bag with you because that adds a lot depending on how big it is you bend over that backpack is still sticking up huge silhouette yeah it definitely um so you're going to have to rig up some type of a dragging system to bring that bag along with you and that has a whole.
Different dimension to the quality of the bag that you may want to consider carrying is it's something that will withstand being drug through the woods and also looking at things on that bag that are going to get hung up on stuff obviously a slick bag is it's going to be a much better choice than something that has a lot of Molly has a lot of.
Pouches and things hanging off of it that's one reason why the military packs are you know so stout and if you look at sniper drag bags or made a heavy you know cord or fabric oh I mean you can make a hasty drag by using you know paracord attached to your belt remove your pack straps or fold them in tuck them in because the packs tries to be.
Dragging along anything one thing that works real well is a dry bag keep a dry bag digging up the feature pack inside of a Kem applause drawback fit your pack inside of that way you can put your pack inside the dry bag wrap it up and use it as the drag back it's just slick and then you can put something like a sniper bail over.
Top of it to break it up as well you know and make it look more matte than the shiny glossy finish of a dry bag so that's just one technique you can use and pretty well so anyhow guys hope you enjoyed this video hopefully you got some instruction for all minis and how guys make sure Scouts are challenged with crafty new videos every week and as.
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