Some basics to concealment. How to hide effectivly
Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:15 AM
To comment on your "shapes" notes. I would also like to add that the human eye naturally gravitates to structures (buildings, large logs, large bushes, ect.). So hiding near some can be hazardous to your health, but at the same time if you know where the OpForce will being advancing from you can position yourself in a manner contrary to the structure to alleviate some of the attention on your hide and possibly buying yourself those few precious seconds needed to reach out and touch someone. Also, if you have the advantage of playing in some dense woodlands separated by various clearings it would pay to know that the human eye also happens to drift to the horizon whenever coming into the open.
Knowing how the human eye works is also a blessing. The human eye detects three things: color, shape, and movement. As the previous gentlemen have mentioned earlier; masking these three things will make you practically "invisible". The right camo shade scheme for the environment handles the color, ghillie suits and ghillie carpets also do an excellent job of handling shape, but the most important and often overlooked problem is movement. The human eye has an uncanny ability to noticed even the slightest movement. Something as small as turning your head or shifting your gun can suddenly turn an awesome hide into a point blank execution. Patience, attention to detail, and using your head will be your only allies at time. If you're worried that you are going to have to move then think ahead before the "encounter" begins. Play it through your mind while you wait. "See" where they are going to be coming from and consider how they will think to approach your stalking grounds. Where will they be looking? Are they aware that they're up against a sniper? Honing your fieldcraft skills will let you know when the proper time is to move. Earlier it was mentioned that moving with the wind will help; thats awesome! Anytime something masks your movements and takes the attention away from you can be turned into an opportune time to move. Paintball is an adrenaline fueled sport. Its very easy for someone caught up in the action to gain tunnel vision during the paint fight. When your Broadsword has got the OpFor bunkered and he's laying enough balls on their location that it would paint a house twice over, using the advantage of your camo you can side door the enemies from your hiding hole and they may just chalk it up to the machine gun toating maniac landing a lucky shot, never considering that they were getting waylayed by your superior ability to conceal and make that first shot count.
Well, just some thoughts really.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:27 PM
I have a question though..I personally like Burlap the best but I've seen other ghillie suit materials and I've heard great things about most of them..Including this type of synthetic thread,I was just wondering what types of materials you guys prefer and why..
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