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Camouflage for your equipment

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  • Camouflage for your equipment

    I was inspired when I re-read the post I made on this thread:

    Thanks to unswydd for making me think a little harder!

    That said, she was showing a toboggan that would be the load bearing vehicle during a natural disaster type scenario. My comments were as follows; I see no need to re-type so I will cut-and-paste below. I just want to get your minds thinking a bit. When it comes to packs and bags, my philosophy is that I do not want to draw undue attention when it's not needed, for example I do not bring military or tactical bags when on a hike or camping in the state parks. However quality civilian gear can certainly be very useful in a SHTF scenario. Thus, the need to carry some on-board camo capability, should the need arise to turn your brightly-colored civilian bag into an E&E kit.

    Begin cut-and-paste job:

    I think you need some sort of camo integrated in there. Every kit I have, whether it be my civilian day hike gear, or my "against all odds" vehicle kits, have ready-to-go methods of camouflage on board. If you are basing it on that toboggan and presuming that would be used as a primary hauler, then perhaps just a sheet of burlap with some pre-spray-painted camo would suffice. Make sure to carry something to secure the burlap to the toboggan. In the snow an old white sheet from a local Salvation Army could be good for camo, customized to your terrain with black or green paint as needed.

    For my packs, I use camouflage colored, elasticized "spare tire covers", found marked down dirt cheap at most hunting stores right after the season is over. One size seems to fit most medium to large packs. Sew on some pieces of jute to break up the silhouette, and that is my woodland scheme. In the winter, as I mentioned above, an old sheet with elasticized edge (very cheap to find at any sewing shop, and easy to sew on with a machine or by hand) and a little paint to mimic vegetation.

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    I like the white sheet for snow. and I especially like the elasticized spare tire covers.....Now that's just brilliant! plus sewing on jute for more camo.
    This is very smart. anything else?
    Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
    {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}