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Is there really any need for camoflage?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Vyvsdad, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. mick91

    mick91 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Lampers can be intimidating I would imagine. I lamp rabbits myself (with permission of course I loathe poaching) definitely have to be sensible with a lamp people see one, assume the worst and occasionally phone the police. That's why now if I'm going shooting I phone them and get a log number. Anyone duct taped anything to one of my shotgun barrels though we would fall out very quickly lol
     
  2. NikDarkwood

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    I dont wear camo apart from an old DPM Goretex I bought for a tenner. Most military kit is heavy and a bit pants to be honest. I do bikepack and do a bit of wildcamping so Ive a lot of earth colour, Green, and non-DPM Camo (real tree, digital, flecktarn etc) bags, covers and stuff to be as discrete as possible. For instance my mtn bike is white so has a bit of camo tarp to tone it down. If Im somewhere technical I have a hi-viz rucksac cover and survival bag in case I fall.
    There are times when its good to be discrete and other times when you need to be seen.
    In the woods I want to blend in and see the wildlife, if Im unconsious at the bottom of a scree slope I want to be seen.
     
  3. Klenchblaize

    Klenchblaize Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I find myself asking would the couple with a spaniel be more alarmed by the sight of our Weekend Woodland Warrior's camo jacket, neck knife or forest axe?
     
  4. Tonyuk

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of the old dpm kit, or another pattern for that matter. But i wouldn't say there's any "need" for it, more than likely it may work against you if something goes wrong.

    Tonyuk
     
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    This story just made my evening, it would seem common sence goes a long way.
     
  6. Bywrongun

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    I totally agree, a tent is really something that does not have to be intrusive. And as for dog poo hung up on trees, maybe the owner hung up next to it would discourage some what?
     
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    Big game and bird hunting is very active in my district. Most everyone going out for anything wears camo.
    Mine ranges from clothing to a ghillie suit to NatGear snow camo. It works.
    Not considered tasteful for camping or shopping for groceries in the village. Just gives the wrong message of intent.
    But, there's a few that wear camo 365. Always will be.

    I get a kick out of the fashionable pink camo. Savage even makes a pink camo .22cal bolt action!
    Cabela's sells women's camo underclothes for those who have something to hide, I suppose.

    If SAR had to haul my sorry ar$e out of the alpine, I'd rather have an orange or red tent to make location easier for them.
    No objections to blues and greens for tents and packs, either.
    Most snomobile clothing is basically black. But the factories do market some wild & colorful clothing as well.
     
  8. stone monkey

    stone monkey Tenderfoot

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    Does it matter if there is a need for camo, if you want to wear it, do so, if you do not want to wear it, don't, it's up to the individual
     
  9. Darwen

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    I think there are certain times when camouflage is appropriate:
    - All you can afford is surplus gear, it's better to be out there wearing it, than inside dreaming.
    - You need it for concealment whilst hunting.
    - It is your uniform for work.

    Any other times I kind of put it in the same league as wearing webbing instead of carrying a rucksack whilst hiking in the Lakeland fells; it's impractical, unnecessary and gives off a certain impression - I'm not a judgemental person, but of course many are.
    Friends of mine who are in the forces always wear civvy kit (apart from their boots, which tend to be their most broken in, comfortable footwear) when not at work, as it performs better and is more comfortable.
     
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    "dog poo hung up on trees, maybe the owner hung up next to it would discourage some what?"
    Very much so! I find many, not all, dog-owners very selfish.
     
  11. Klenchblaize

    Klenchblaize Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Even the ones in camo??

    I thing you have posted in the wrong thread!
     
  12. Bywrongun

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    Is not all dog poo camouflage? :lmao:
     
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    Whilst walking the greensand ridge with my daughter, we saw a lady dog owner let her dog curl one out, her response was to kick leaves over the top of it, so that poop was most certainly camouflaged. It was a section of the greensand ridge that was a narrow foot path with a fence one side. Oh forgot to say I personally have no problem with people wearing cammo, not for me, but if it makes you happy.
     
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    I wear a camo and army surplus not because I think I'm Rambo but because it's cheap and durable!!


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    just depend on area, if there was dangerous area, i'll use camoflage if not i just use what native done.
     
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    I mostly don't use camo. But I'm addicted to my DPM Windproof Smock which is as close to ideal bushcraft jacket as can be for me.
     
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    Having read a number of peoples views on the subject of wearing camo, i feel it is entirely up to the individual whether or not to wear camo, is your own preference,
    Me personally i like camo
     
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    crwydryny Tenderfoot

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    unless you're out hunting there's not much need for DPM, but that said a lot of guys I work with (especially ex army guys) often wear camo simply because it's comfortable and practical for the job, and they'd still wear it even if it was bright pink as long as it does it's job. I've bumped into more than a few people while out in the woods wearing camo and most people don't even bat an eye lid at it.
     
  19. Arya

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    Hey! That´s high end fashion! I have one of those :lmao:
     
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    People around here sometimes use the new brightcolored camos for hunting. According to the egg-heads, most animals don't perceive colours the sam way we do, so it's the sama as regular camo to the wildlife, but with the added bonus of being hi-viz for other shooters, so minimizing the risk of being taken for a wild boar while crawling around looking for chanterells.
    http://www.amazon.com/Gamehide-Deerhunter-Parka/dp/B00EO3JONI

    I personally wouldn't want to be found dead in it. I think it looks awful. Most of the time I want to hide from other people anyways, so usually wear subdued colours like OD and brown. '
    Which ironically possibly increases the risk of me being caught dead in the first place! :)
     

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