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Photo Credit: First Lite

Photo Credit: First Lite

In Part I of this test, we discussed the importance of understanding the science behind camouflage. By way of review, camo is intended to help one “blend in” with his or her surroundings by reducing the appearance of the human silhouette. This is accomplished through one of two pattern options: macro/micro patterns and photo-realistic patterns. Macro and micro patterns (Fusion, ASAT, Vias, Verde, Optifade, etc.) are build on the same basic principal: no discernible pattern means less identifiable shape. The use of asymmetrical design aids in breaking up the human silhouette and helps you go undetected (theoretically). Photo-realistic patterns (Mossy Oak, Realtree, Kings Camo, etc.) use multi-layered images to simulate the forested background in which you are hunting. Continue Reading…

Photo Credit: Blacktailcountry.com

Photo Credit: Blacktailcountry.com

Someone once said to me, “Camo is a lifestyle choice. People have been killing animals without camo for centuries.” While there is some truth to that statement (people have indeed hunted and killed animals without camo), there is more to camo than just whatever tickles your fancy. Camouflage is all about breaking up the human silhouette so that the human body is not as readily identifiable as it would be if said person were wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. However, what goes into breaking up the human silhouette? Does a splotchy pattern of mixed colors equal no silhouette? Hardly. There is a science to camouflage that if neglected, will result in reduced success in the field.
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