Scared of Camo.....

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    OK I can go in to a store and talk guns with anyone. But you get me into the clothing section and I freeze up. The gander mtn here has 1/2 the store taken up with camo. What ever happened to the plane old camo like we used to wear in the military OD Green, Brown, Black, tan? I have no clue when looking at all this camo and the 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 different patterns which one would work best for me.

    I would be hunting in a wooded area with pine, hard woods, brush and it can be a little dark (Light wise). So how would I pick out a pattern that will work for me in Virginia? Any help at all will work. I know the only military camo and that is it. I had planned on using my old BDU's but LOL I have slightly outgrown them in the last few years (Too much BBQ). Then they add in sent blockers and sprays and soap deodorant and all the other stuff you are supposed to use AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. It drive me bonkers, does anyone else have this problem? Why can't they just have camo and that is it. Realtree, advantage, Browning, yahoo who know what other kind there is.

    So what would you get for an area with pine, hardwood and moderate brush?

    I might just go and get a ground blind and wear my regular clothes. Oh this is a pain in the ares.
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    How about this?


    I am not going to be any help here brother. I still have my original BDU style from 1999. I don't know if they fit, but I know they are still in good shape.... LOL


  3. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

    That's what I use, JD, the good ol' BDUs. Well, and my carhardt coveralls:)
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Well, I used to have an ATV in RealTree Camo, shotgun in Browning Camo, packframe in Cabella's, and a knife in Gander Mountain. Got off the ATV in the woods to take a whiz. That was 3 years ago, still looking for my ATV. (GRIN) Sorry- could not resist. With the exception of TURKEY hunting, IMHO, the whole camo thing is highly overated. Deer see MOVEMENT. And here in VA, during GUN season, you best be wearing blaze orange, so...... you pays ya money, ya takes ya pick. Oh, what do I wear? Well, pair of jeans, boots, shirt or jacket depending on temp, and a blaze orange vest. Clothes are washed in plain water, I shower with Neutrogena, no after shave, toothpaste, etc. Pay attention to the wind, especially if still hunting. I have a strip of camo pattern cheescloth (looks like your old BDUs) that is 3 ft high, 8 ft wide. If I am ground hunting, will stretch between two trees at ground level, 3 ft in front of my stand. I can sit, it screens any movement of feet, legs, etc. If you are TURKEY hunting- they are paranoid. Wear everything they have in Gander Mountain. Or switch to deer hunting.
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member


    LOL but they don't have the matching Hot Pink Cod piece.
  6. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

    Have you guys seen the new 'digital camo' the ARMY and Marines are using now? I'm hopefully getting into the National Guard soon and can't wait to get my BDU's.
  7. DFENS

    DFENS New Member

    Camo... people go about it all wrong. Just find an apple tree, plant a few claymores (the motion-sensing ones that Solid Snake uses), go off a few hundred yards, kick back in the lawnchair and wait a while. Maybe set up a hammock and read or snooze.

    I kid. Seems to me that anything would work... isn't the main purpose of camo to break the solid outline? If deer key off movement, then it's all groovy.

    Keep in mind, I know less about hunting than I do about guns, which is not much at all in the first place. :D
  8. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

  9. 1hole

    1hole New Member

    "I have no clue when looking at all this camo and the 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 different patterns which one would work best for me. "

    Agreed, few of us do. And it really don't much matter, it's all fluff to attract gofus hunters who think that maybe, with just the right camo, they will become invisible. That won't happen and it's not really necessary to be successful. Old timers used gray pants and red plaid shirts and they were just as invisible to deer as anything available today IF THEY STAYED STILL! If not still, no change of clothes will work.

    I buy all of my hunting clothes by feature and price. I don't agree with the "you get what you pay for" mentality but do feel you can easily pay for a lot more than you really get. That means I don't buy expensive "brand name" stuff with any assumption that it's better as a matter of course. It usually ain't!

    But the features are important! I really like quite fabrics. All my clothes come with large pockets. I prefer clothes with buttons instead of noisy zippers or velcro. My shirts and loose fitted coats have high collar necks and my cold weather coats have wind resistant, knitted, wrist cuffs. My loose pants and bib overalls have draw string cuffs if I have to add the draw-strings myself! All button front shirts that can be loosed for cooling instead of pull-overs. Etc.

    I think it's amusing to see someone wearing a carefully purchased set of the newest model cammies and a legally mandated bright orange safety vest over it all! Especially since, luck and skill allowing, they still get their deer but it's obviously not because of their cammy pattern! :)
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  10. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 New Member

    Back when Dad and I hunted in our local woods (70's an early eighties - they are all trailer parks now) we wore green flannel shirts over blue jeans -- never failed to get our limit. Squirrels, ducks, deer.......

    Then I started wearing Woodland camo. Still got my limit.

    Now, I have bits & pieces of different camos - the RealTree Hardwoods seems to work well here, in our pine/scrub oak woods. Woodland is actually too dark, and shows up against the lighter and slightly brownish underbrush.

    But the deer don't seem to care...... :cool:
  11. tigerbeetle

    tigerbeetle Member

    Times do change..

    I like the way C3shooter thinks, and a couple others. When I started hunting in the 40's as a kid in Iowa I wore whatever it took to stay warm. Jeans and however many sweaters and coats to stay warm, in whatever color my mother had for me, or got handed down from my (ugh) sister. Kidding!! When I got out of college and moved to Montana w/the Forest Service on the Flathead Nat. Forest, I hunted elk, goat, bear, antelope Iin the Red Rock Cent. area near West Yellowstone) in jeans, etc. Colors never seemed to make much difference. I did take a more precautions duck hunting. I had a WW II - or maybe Korea - OD field jacket that I wore duck hinting. And a brown cap to help hide my face. Don't look up! Best not to move, either.

    Now, influenced somewhat by my #2 son, I guess I use MossyOak breakup for most of my hunting. Kind of helps that I work part time at Bass Pro and get my discount on all the neat Read Head camo gear. No doubt it probably helps in the woods a little bit, but I still believe movement, or the rate of movement, will ruin your chances regardless of what you are wearing.
  12. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

    The only benefit you'll get from buying high-dollar, computer-designed camo designed for your specific area/season/target species is the bragging rights. When they come up with camo good enough to permit me to walk up to a bull elk and club it to death with a wooden spoon, I'll worry about the DPI of my clothing.
    Don't waste your money.
  13. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

    You don't need scent blockers and all that commercial crap that those guys on the hunting shows say you have to have. My father-in-law has killed more deer than you could load on 100 semi-trailers in his lifetime and never once used all that junk.

    Sometimes he doesn't even wear camo, he just goes out and for some reason the deer just seem to through themselves in front of his gun. I have seen him kill a doe and then cut the scent glands off her legs and use them to lure a buck in.

    The first deer I killed, about 4 years ago, was killed at a range of 50 yards while I sat on a rock in a clearing at the edge of an old logging road. I was wearing tan work coveralls and a brown t-shirt underneath and not using any scent blockers or anything.