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Old 02-17-2017, 09:59 AM
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Hello fellow Ohioans,

Just wondering what everyone thinks is a good camo pattern for concealment while on the move? Say I need to grab my BOB and run for the hills. We have mostly wooded areas, so has anyone tried different camos? Multicam? Hunting camos?
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Depends on the time of year IMO. Realtree or Mossy Oak are pretty darn good for most of the year. If there's snow on the ground, you'd be best served to have something with white in it to best blend in. I believe Realtree or Mossy Oak makes one with white in it.
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Daytime (Multicam) Nighttime (Light color A-tacs Camo)
 
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Daytime (Multicam) Nighttime (Light color A-tacs Camo)
any reason why not to use A-tacs all day? I think it's a good choice though.
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any reason why not to use A-tacs all day? I think it's a good choice though.
Muticam is predominate in NG/Military & Law Enforcement (Good Guy) pattern and it works well in the Wooded terrain you are hinting at ... Our Militia testing has consistently shown Light color A-tacs to be wildly successful in Night time conditions ...
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Best to get samples and try them in the field of operation you think you will be operating. For all four seasons in Ohio. Then forget you are wearing camo and practice movement behind terrain and cover. Practice preparing posting areas that allow you to remain for long periods of time including a place to urinate and deficate without moving. And pay more attention to the ability of your camo to shed water, dry out quickly and protect from cold. Plus obtain something portable that can be carried with you that will allow you to construct makeshift natural camouflage from right where you are......like an umbrella shell. Camo is for remaining still. It is for the most part irrelevant on the move.
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This site seems like it has the answers. YMMV

http://brilliantmaps.com/military-camouflages/
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I think any of the military digital stands out bad in woods. i grew up hunting. cabelas brand patterns are good and choice of quality clothing for any season. Most mossy oaks are a dark blob. only mossy i like is the greyish mixed bark/limb one. i think most of the hunting camo's would serve u best.

most urban ohio citys look like off light blue hoody, flat bill ballcap, size 44 pants for a size 34 waist, no belt and a gold grill!!!!!
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This site seems like it has the answers. YMMV

http://brilliantmaps.com/military-camouflages/
That site just tells you what the worlds militaries use. Has very little to do with what works well in a given area.

IMO, ATACS-AU is about as good as it gets if you're going to only have one camo pattern. It's the closest color combination to a whitetail deer, which we all know works pretty damn well. Multicam works pretty good for much of the year but it's got too much green for winter, early spring and late fall IMO. Nice thing is it's been out long enough now that it can be had fairly cheap on the surplus market. Not hard to have both for that reason.

Personally I've kinda been moving away from camo, generally speaking. Plain earth tone colors work pretty well, especially when broken up with camo or coyote tan web gear. It's a little less conspicuous when not in the woods too.
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As I've yet to meet anyone from Ohio I like, I would say brown. Mostly because your whole state is crappy.

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if it was Pennsylvania, a pattern with the Penn Dot Orange and White traffic barrels might work well.
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You probably need to look for something with a pattern between Honeysuckle and a Herion Overdose here in Ohio. They both are all over the Ohio landscape and to blend in, you need to look like the terrain.

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Living in Northern OH, I've grown fond of the East German Rain pattern for the hardwood forests and fields during fall and spring! The winter camo is hard to beat! Plus I'm a fan of the different splinter camo patterns in a smock for summer use!
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I prefer Advantage Camo. In S.E. Ohio, all the ground is hilly and covered with earth tones and leaves. The original advantage camo is exactly that. Not alot of dark colors that make you form into a blob and stick out like a sore thumb in the surrounding terrain. It blends extremely well in most ground level situations. It also does well in tree stands with leaves still on.
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what about Maize and Blue?
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That site just tells you what the worlds militaries use. Has very little to do with what works well in a given area.
Well, actually, if you scroll down a little on that page and not jump to conclusions, you'd see a giant map of the USA with Ohio right on it.
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Well, actually, if you scroll down a little on that page and not jump to conclusions, you'd see a giant map of the USA with Ohio right on it.

Point taken. I was going off of the title and the first map. That's an interesting map, although I don't really agree with much of it. Having what appears to be German Flecktarn in Ohio wouldn't work all that great for much of the year IMO.
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