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Old 05-22-2012, 09:05 PM
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I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the various patterns of camo available, just wondering what everyone's preferred types are and why?

Granted, it should be best for your situation/location. I'm opting to go with the new A-TACS FG for the very green coniferous forests of Oregon.

ACU/old BDU/MARPAT/Multicam/ABU?

-I hope I posted this in an appropriate spot
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Sorida depends, I mean after all we are in a Urban Area.
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I do more role camouflage than pattern camouflage. Stick with khakis in the field, and blend in fairly well in most landscapes without needing specialized camo for each one. In the city I look like any other workman whean I add hard hat, clipboard, safety glasses, and hearing protection. Sometimes it is even a suit and tie so I don't stand out in certain circles. The function of camouflage is to not stand out. To blend in. I think I can do that more effectively in more places with khaki than anything else.

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Survival Camoflage is different for every situation. what are you surviving?
It's all about blending in, or just not standing out in an urban setting.
urban settings- look like everyone else out there
in the field, try to use as much of the surrounding materials that you can in your cammo.
A ghille suit is great for this, easy to incorporate grasses and leaves into it. look for neutral colors in a ghille
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"Best Survival Camouflage"
Depends entirely on where you are, in the evergreen forests, hardwoods forests, deserts, arctic tundra, winter snow fields, Nebraska corn fields, on a stump in the middle of a pond?
Camo is supposed to break up your outline, shape, and help you blend into the local area. Realistically, all camo is either a compromise, does nothing really well, os so specialized that it has limited use.
Far better is simple medium flat green or khaki colored clothes which will go pretty well pretty much anywhere. Ever notice deer, elk, bears, coyotes, etc? They're camo'ed quite well, but have no "blotches" or "sticks and leaves" patterns on them.
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I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the various patterns of camo available, just wondering what everyone's preferred types are and why?

Granted, it should be best for your situation/location. I'm opting to go with the new A-TACS FG for the very green coniferous forests of Oregon.

ACU/old BDU/MARPAT/Multicam/ABU?

-I hope I posted this in an appropriate spot
i hate the ACU's.....they actually make you stand out in the woods. and desert. they're okay for urban stuff, but not much better than DCU's...

i generally prefer BDU's, but more due to my training and age, i suppose...
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I've noticed that the white tail deer blends in well with either it's summer or winter coat.
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i live in eastern iowa so i go with MARPAT woodland cause it blends pretty well in the fields and wood all around here. if youre in an urban setting i would recommend ACU UCP or MARPAT desert. if youre in a desert i would reccomend either MARPAT or the old "chocolate chip camo" used in desert storm. MARPAT pretty much goes with everything, but if your in the tropics or feel MARPAT is too brown go with CADPAT.
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I do more role camouflage than pattern camouflage. Stick with khakis in the field, and blend in fairly well in most landscapes without needing specialized camo for each one. In the city I look like any other workman whean I add hard hat, clipboard, safety glasses, and hearing protection. Sometimes it is even a suit and tie so I don't stand out in certain circles. The function of camouflage is to not stand out. To blend in. I think I can do that more effectively in more places with khaki than anything else.

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Well reasoned Jerry.

I too like tan work clothes - hard wearing - my friends and I refer to them as community cam....

If you end up hiding in the trees, they work pretty well clean and even better as they get a bit dirty.

If the situation is more full on (and all reasons to look civilian are gone), then multicam is very effective across a wide variety of terrains.
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I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the various patterns of camo available, just wondering what everyone's preferred types are and why?

Granted, it should be best for your situation/location. I'm opting to go with the new A-TACS FG for the very green coniferous forests of Oregon.

ACU/old BDU/MARPAT/Multicam/ABU?

-I hope I posted this in an appropriate spot
Tiger Stripe...nothing beats it over any terrain..except maybe snow and Im kinda short on that down here...
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German Flecktarn is good for your environment. I think it's a better woodland than US woodland, and is relatively cheap and easy to come by on the MilSurp market. Also considering the fact that you're in Oregon where it rains a lot, You can get a set of Flectarn Sympatex (Goretex analog) rain gear for well under $100.

EDIT: Didn't realise that the OP ws from 2012
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Grey.

Best all around color in the woods or in an urban setting, in my opinion.


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