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Old 08-08-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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I have heard of 2 ways one is use the materials in a firefighters outfit. Or use a space blanket and tape a camo wool blanket to one side. The idea being is your body heat is contained behind the space blanket and the wool blanket through conductivity with the ambient air takes the immediate air temperature. What good does it do to hide in the woods when they got serious surveillance (hunt and find) technologies. Any other suggestions?



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Well, there is the "Soak yourself in liquid nitrogen" technique (GRIN) You are attempting to avoid having a different thermal signature than your background. Too cold stands out, as well as too hot. anything that mitigates the transmission of heat will help- space blanket, fiberglass insulation, giant thermos bottle, etc. Key word in that sentence was HELP.

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Get on all fours and hope "they" think you're a dog.

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You can't do it. You can't even defeat the obsolete crap. I worked ground surveillance in the army, we tried everything to test the capabilities of the thermal imaging equipment that we had access to. There was no way to get around it.

A skilled operator with modern equipment will see you. Your attempts to mask your signature will only draw their interest and, thereby, probably their fire.

The proper use of cover and concealment is really your only defense. When put in a situation like that, you need to break contact, find good cover and make yourself small.

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The dude that kidnapped that girl and kept her in a cave in the mountains used a space blanket and they never did see him.

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The dude that kidnapped that girl and kept her in a cave in the mountains used a space blanket and they never did see him.
"Cave in the mountain" is the phrase that you need to look at. Now, if you notice in my statement, I said, "The proper use of cover and concealment is really your only defense. When put in a situation like that, you need to break contact, find good cover and make yourself small."
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So a tinfoil hat is out?

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So a tinfoil hat is out?
Yeah, they only work for death rays and mind control beams.
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I saw an episode of Mythbusters, it was the one where they were trying "hollywood" style ways to break into a building undetected. They were doing things like climbing up the inside of airducts with magnets, and trying to beat thermal imaging motion sensors used at banks and such. Basically they accidentally discovered that if you hold a piece og glass, like a window pane in front of your body, the part of your becomes invisible to thermal equipment.

Anybody see this episode? I think it was regular, run of the mill, window glass. I might be wrong though, it's been awhile since I saw it. Was pretty cool though.



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