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vanity ^ | arderkrag

Posted on 05/26/2014 12:59:53 PM PDT by arderkrag

I know that I'm opening a can of worms, but I need some advice.

I'm in the market for some new camo. I have plenty, but it's all in storage. I've been thinking about replacing it with some military surplus camo, either marpat or flecktarn. Has anyone tried this, and if so, what were the results? I mean, it should still work, right? It's primarily to break up your outline, so my assumption is that it would still function just as well.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: camouflage; hunting
Thoughts? Ideas? Mockery? Casserole recipes?
1 posted on 05/26/2014 12:59:53 PM PDT by arderkrag
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To: arderkrag

First what are you hunting or whats hunting you ?


2 posted on 05/26/2014 1:01:47 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: al baby

Deer, primarily. Coyotes as well. Terrain is Georgia pine forest.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 1:06:56 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: arderkrag

Flecktarn looks pretty cool. The woodland seems to work best in mixed-but-predominately-pine woods, in my experience.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 1:07:03 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: arderkrag

You might find the pages at this link interesting: http://www.hyperstealth.com/scorpion/

Discuss relative merits of various patterns not only in visible light but when viewed with night vision as well.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: arderkrag

As for casseroles — two words:

Cheese

Condensed Cream of mushroom soup.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 1:12:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
One of my fondest memories was the day my mom said "well, if you really don't like it you can have something else..."

Cheese is bad enough. The cream of mushroom pushed it over the limit on the barf-O-meter.

No, if its casseroles you're wanting, I have two words; beans, bacon, ground beef, biscuits.

7 posted on 05/26/2014 1:16:24 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: BenLurkin; arderkrag
Dang...

You've revealed the secret recipe.

8 posted on 05/26/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: arderkrag

I’ve never tried this, but if you would, please post the results. I’m scared of anything that includes canned ravioli.

Chicken-Cheese Ravioli Casserole

3 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (6 0z) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cans (15 oz. each) Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Cheese Ravioli in Beef and Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup chopped pimiento
1 cup light cream
Hot pepper sauce
1 package (10 oz.) Chinese pea pods
3 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds
Combine cooking oil and butter. Heat in medium sized skillet. Fry chicken parts until lightly browned. Remove browned parts to warm platter. Saute onion and pepper in remaining butter. Add drained sliced mushrooms and ravioli. Cover; simmer for 5 minutes. Add pimiento, light cream and pepper sauce. Stir gently. Cook pea pods according to package direction. Add to ravioli mixture. Arrange chicken on top; cover. Bake for 45 minutes in 350 degree oven. Garnish with toasted almonds. Serves 4 generously.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 1:17:30 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: arderkrag

If you can hold on a bit longer, Microsoft is set to release MS Cammo 9.0!

They claim it will fix all the problems of MS Cammo 8.0 + have a new learning curve that involves moving the Start button from the bottom left to the upper right. Wait, there’s more!

Version 9.0 is supposed to fix all the shortcomings of MS Cammo v. 8.0:

Not disguising your silhouette (We apologize for any inconvenience)
Now will come in more than one size! This is a breakthrough in the cammo world.
Now, a “Professional Version” for Bounty Hunters.
Now, spaced automatic updates will not interrupt your hunting.
Changing the background cammo wallpaper from a Monarch butterfly to look more like woods
You will still require scentlock and wild virus protection.

Once you verify you are a legitimate MS Cammo v 8.0 registered user, you can upgrade at a discounted price.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 1:23:09 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
That is funny!
11 posted on 05/26/2014 1:24:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: arderkrag

Just dig out you old camo and save your money. Neither deer or coyotes will care much which camo you wear. They will most likely smell/hear you before they see you. Turkeys on the other hand are very sensitive to seeing your outline.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 1:24:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood; arderkrag

Very true!

Imagine you’re a deer.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNpS-JDXWm8


13 posted on 05/26/2014 1:31:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: arderkrag
close or far away??? stuff that works good at close range doesn't always work at distance and vise versa...
14 posted on 05/26/2014 1:34:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: arderkrag

Screw Cammo!

What you need is two bandoleers, a Fiesta hat, combat boots and a safety orange speedo!

Ya gott have them see you coming…thats how ya get it done


15 posted on 05/26/2014 1:55:48 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Chode

Good qquestion. I will be within 40 yards. Crossbow range.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 2:08:50 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: shibumi

That sounds delicious. Now I’m hungry.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 2:09:45 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Winner.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 2:10:32 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: arderkrag

I bought Flectarn for my east Texas Piney Woods location. The pants are getting hard to find surplus and the new ones are expensive.

It seems to work pretty well in mixed pine/hardwood areas.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 2:45:07 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: arderkrag
Have ya checked Victoria's Secret Bunker lately? just kidding..no really!

What do you hunt? Big game, fowl?

20 posted on 05/26/2014 3:03:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: arderkrag

now I read the thread.

deer?

how bad are coyotes in that area?

lucky ya don’t have hawgs.. or ??


21 posted on 05/26/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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arderkrag:"Thoughts? Ideas? Mockery? Casserole recipes?"

The Army is making changes to camo uniforms.

Casserole recipes?" Tater Tots Cassarole Ingredients
2 lb. ground beef
1/2 sm. onion
8 oz. cheddar cheese
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
2 8-oz. cans cream of mushroom soup,(or cream corn, onion soup, etc.)
1 bag tater tots,one bottom layer only, preferably "on end " ( bulk bag , or extra crispy)
Directions
Brown the ground beef with the onions.
Add the cream of mushroom soup and one can of water. Pour into a casserole dish.
Add the cheddar cheese and the tater tots (and stir, optional).
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is lightly brown.
Optional Changes
(#1)large onion, and tobasco sause
(#2)sharp cheese, or mozzerella cheese , or add cheese 15 minutes before serving (melted )
(#3) creamed corn, peas ,or vegeatable mixture along with tater tots as base layer.

22 posted on 05/26/2014 3:17:17 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: arderkrag

Take a look at ATACS-FG.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 3:20:16 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: arderkrag
That sounds delicious. Now I’m hungry.

Me too.

Thanks a lot, arderkrag!!

;-)
24 posted on 05/26/2014 3:23:48 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Big game, mostly.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: NormsRevenge

We do have some hogs, but they’re rare. More common in the south of the state. I used to see them pretty regularly, but not so much now.


26 posted on 05/26/2014 3:58:52 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: arderkrag

Cadpat works great. I haven’t come across anything better yet.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 4:00:47 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Cheese is bad enough

bad FReeper .. bad BAD FReeper !

28 posted on 05/26/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: NormsRevenge
Victoria's Secret Bunker

bad FReeper, bad badder FReeper ! !

(fofl)

29 posted on 05/26/2014 4:44:50 PM PDT by tomkat (relax, i'm monthly ;-)
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To: arderkrag
larger pattern works better at distance small pattern better at close range, small pattern looks like a blob at distance

RealTree makes some fine camo for that distance, that said from what i've seen, Flectarn works as good as anything

30 posted on 05/26/2014 5:09:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: arderkrag

I have childhood memories of my great-uncle calling up Turkeys in while clad in jeans and a Plaid shirt. His deer “blind/stand” was often the tailgate of his truck. He just had a knack for being in the right place at the right time and knew where to set up for whatever it was he was hunting for. He may have used magic for all I know...

Now, I’m not saying I don’t use camo - I do! I need all the help I can get (probably more than that) and I’ll still never be a fraction of the hunter my great-uncle was. So based on my personal experience, I think the hunter himself has more impact and influence on whether a particular camo pattern “works”, than the camo pattern itself.

That may not help your question, but I guess I’m saying you should just pick what you think will work best based on how you know your neck of the woods. I bet you’ll do just fine! Best of luck bagging what you’re after!


31 posted on 05/27/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT by jaydee770
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