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by Psychlonic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Your kit innawoods style
Replies: 8
Views: 3950

Re: Your kit innawoods style

Hahaha, way underappreciated post man.
by Psychlonic
Wed May 13, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A new OPportunity...
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: A new OPportunity...

Is there for sure an alarm? If you're not positive or at least not that it's armed, why not try to trip it and return home? Got a scanner to listen in on the action? Houses can be troublesome, they often contain the most unexpected and random variables you can possibly find. Often they're just not w...
by Psychlonic
Mon May 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Health
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Health

I'll expand upon this elsewhere because it's still in a vague hypothesis state and I don't want to hijack this topic, but I've been strongly led to believe that sleep is necessitated by a physiological need to refresh the hormone receptors in our bodies. There's a threshold level in the brain where ...
by Psychlonic
Mon May 11, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Health
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Health

Psychlonic has tonnes to share on how to get the most out of your diet & generally improve your wellbeing. I feel obligated to write out an asterisk here. You'll notice my more recent postings here for training revolve heavily around strength, that was more a personal endeavor of mine where I had w...
by Psychlonic
Thu May 07, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?

All that seems doable and for really not much more cost than visible spectrum items. On the laser side of things, IR or even UV diodes are readily available for barely more than their visible counterparts. Since most high powered laser components are fairly standard, even a novice who knows nothing ...
by Psychlonic
Wed May 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?

You should probably look more closely at the power rating or investigate if any handheld claims to have higher than 7W, I know some sellers "accidentally" leave out the "m" which should clarify their items as 500mW or whatever which is far, far more likely. The fact is, 7W in 445nm is the highest re...
by Psychlonic
Wed May 06, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?

Ah yes, the fantasy/hollywood idea everyone wonders about but nobody has actually dared to try. Can it actually be done? Even if it can, is it practical? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPKapHixxew Lately I've been playing with lasers quite a bit and after watching this video I thought of night ops....
by Psychlonic
Tue May 05, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?

As for my post, I was browsing and noticing the dominance of white on the patterns that would otherwise work well. A good olive or brown dye would make them perfect, that's all I was thinking.
by Psychlonic
Tue May 05, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?

I see they have a pure black one that would work, failing that there's nothing stopping you from applying dye which these would probably work wonderfully with. Though I personally wouldn't have it in me to dye these, even if they're fairly low cost.
by Psychlonic
Tue May 05, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?

Your sniper veil ideas were exactly what I was thinking of when I was thinking about a lighter "shemagh". Enough to cover the face but not interfere with breathing or sensory input as much. I've done the balaclava beanie trick before and it works I guess, but it's hard to not get nervous up close to...
by Psychlonic
Mon May 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?

It depends on your environment and what it or your skills allow for. I think a balaclava is the better option performance-wise, they don't snag as easily in tight spots is honestly my biggest pro for them. Plus usually they're easier to breathe in and I've always heard the world around me better in ...
by Psychlonic
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anybody know where to buy a decent lock pick set?
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Re: Anybody know where to buy a decent lock pick set?

Can't go wrong with SouthOrd, a lot of us started with them and they still work just fine. You can find them everywhere. You might consider a set with a good wide hook to learn with, it's a bit easier to get purchase on the bottom of a pin with the extra surface compared to more pointed/narrow ones....
by Psychlonic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: For the bare beginners: escaping from your family.
Replies: 37
Views: 19625

Re: For the bare beginners: escaping from your family.

Didn't notice this, was this aimed at me or spartan ninja? Shouldn't need a compass either way, simple alarms like that probably have all the components visible from the inside where he's at. It should be up at the top of the door frame. Heck you might even be able to find and just mute the speaker/...
by Psychlonic
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Stealth Observing - Non Digital Binoculars vs Iphone 7 Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: Stealth Observing - Non Digital Binoculars vs Iphone 7 Camera

One thing I'd amend from my old writing is binoculars. Today I feel they're only useful if they're powerful and used strictly for initial recon. Compact binoculars very rarely blow up objects from a distance enough for me to learn anything new especially at night. I'd probably roll with borderline l...
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Simple Alarm Disablement Method
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Re: Simple Alarm Disablement Method

Unfortunately there's no one size fits all solution for alarm systems, they're best handled on a case by case basis. The hardware is simple but a good install will still make it nearly impossible to approach different parts of the system while it's armed. Nearly. Your idea of tripping the alarm repe...
by Psychlonic
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: For the bare beginners: escaping from your family.
Replies: 37
Views: 19625

Re: For the bare beginners: escaping from your family.

Probably uses a magnetic switch to operate, you might be able to fool it without having to tamper with their stuff but it's totally dependent on where the switch is located, which way the door swings, frame geometry, etc.
by Psychlonic
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Podcasts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Re: Podcasts?

I'm not sure any actual usable info could be gleaned from them, but I Google'd urbex podcasts for laughs and got quite a few hits. Just skimming titles they seem more entertaining stories than anything but it's something.
by Psychlonic
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Re: Bo shuriken

Again outside of the scope of things here, but I've been putting thought into creating a custom "instant Legolas" or similar that can fire them some distance. It would make for a weapon platform that could actually be viable defense for those without the means to have firearms - the one problem with...
by Psychlonic
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Decreasing activity
Replies: 12
Views: 5446

Re: Decreasing activity

I think what Secant said has a lot to do with it. Not only has the internet changed, but the generation that was present when Night Ops started is basically gone. Read the old night ops archives... now realize that most of those people are married and raising families. Many of the first gen enlisted...
by Psychlonic
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Re: Bo shuriken

Oh for sure, a "cheap" dart is still well out of budget for any reasonable gear so as you can imagine I set up my targets so misses wouldn't damage the dart. Mostly I hadn't seen it done and the way they're balanced I knew I could throw them easily so I was curious if impact force would be enough to...
by Psychlonic
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Re: Bo shuriken

Fun fact of today, a Farallon Shark Dart is the first legitimate, lethal, potentially instant-fight-stopping shuriken I've ever used/seen. Ok it's not meant to be a shuriken of any sort but the weight is in the back and you can no-spin throw it for quite some distance. The impact is much like you've...
by Psychlonic
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Historic Heist
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

Re: Historic Heist

Presumably, the Order of the White Eagle that was part of the stolen items was inside of that museum in the first place because of the German invasion of Poland during WW2. That was the original theft I was mentioning. As time progresses, I find museums that house items completely out of context and...
by Psychlonic
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Historic Heist
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

Re: Historic Heist

I can't help but appreciate that stolen Polish relics were later stolen from those who took them.
by Psychlonic
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Re: Bo shuriken

So I never did get around to plate steel shuriken or swallow tails admittedly, however I never updated this in regard to my originals. I've been using boat nails to make mine and they have pretty hardcore bone-cracking impact on target. I wouldn't want to carry very many, but then again I really wou...
by Psychlonic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces
Replies: 3
Views: 2527

Re: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces

Myself and even moreso another guy here pretty much go after their tri-ad lock folders exclusively, I haven't heard anything great about any of their other offerings but these are beasts. My Rajah II has loosened up a bit but I've also owned that one for nearly 5 years now and have used it extensive...
by Psychlonic
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces
Replies: 3
Views: 2527

The Cold Steel Frenzy Knives are Aces

First, I'm putting this here and not "gear" because these run over $100 and I know most operatives don't want to spend that kind of money on gear. Nor should they to be honest. But for anyone that really wants an amazing EDC, this is a great candidate. I'm a big fan of the Cold Steel tri-lock folder...
by Psychlonic
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 6034

Re: Working on something. Your input requested.

That's been somewhat a wet dream of mine for awhile now, unfortunately I personally still don't think the tech is here for that. I used to run what I could just to find and mark areas of interest since where I'm at things are spread out so far - yeah you can find cool stuff but it's not always so ea...
by Psychlonic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 6034

Re: Working on something. Your input requested.

I would be interested what the library/database section would look like. I don't have many ideas, but it would be good if the library part could have pictures/videos too. The encyclopedia section will be multimedia format like this, basically the encyclopedia functions as a user-created library as ...
by Psychlonic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 6034

Re: Working on something. Your input requested.

As corny as it might seem I'm aiming for the former option as much as possible. Currently it's a little rough around the edges but I'm working on it. As for how I'm building it, nothing magical. Just using portable versions of a few programs and a pre-fab front end that can call them or files up as ...
by Psychlonic
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Working on something. Your input requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 6034

Working on something. Your input requested.

I'm knee deep in what will likely be my final written/online material for night ops use - ANY kind of night op. Basically I'm creating a ready-to-use system that will incorporate several portable programs with a custom NO-themed wrapper that connects them all. The programs will also link to each oth...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 22
Views: 9552

Re: Books/documents

So I was thinking today, to what full scope would you like the library to be? I could contribute quite a bit, maybe when time allows we can chat it out and help each other. I wouldn't mind "propagating" my library so to speak to keep the files online and available in case anything happens to me stor...
by Psychlonic
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 22
Views: 9552

Re: Books/documents

I've always treated the library as kind of a mix between &T and the "keep circulating the tapes" principle. IMHO there is no information that is inherently "bad", it's on the reader to interpret and understand what's legit. Of course if the reader has shitty judgement, maybe they deserve to lose a ...
by Psychlonic
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 22
Views: 9552

Re: Books/documents

Some of this shit is right alongside the anarchist cookbook IMO. Not that all of it has completely wrong info necessarily, it's just often incomplete or written in an otherwise misleading way. They can also seriously undermine how easily it is to create certain things in today's world. For instance,...
by Psychlonic
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Books/documents
Replies: 22
Views: 9552

Re: Books/documents

Wait, we seriously don't have that in our library? It's quintessential reading for night ops.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/2ddwch
by Psychlonic
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter
Replies: 34
Views: 15210

Re: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter

Every time I get the idea to write about this kind of shit it's already obsolete haha. The clean perfectionist way to do things would be to delete the whole thread and start a new one from scratch but that's probably not going to happen. Anyway, without listing everything I've started to buy bulk po...
by Psychlonic
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For
Replies: 49
Views: 34549

Re: Recruiting Options - The Hit Sequel Nobody Asked For

It makes me feel all the worse for having no drive to write a new guide that would blow it out of the water. I have a really hard time taking the "teacher" role in any fashion these days, would rather spend that time acquiring new experiences, skills, or information.
by Psychlonic
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "Web 2.0" update bug reports
Replies: 20
Views: 11407

Re: "Web 2.0" update bug reports

I dig the new layout. Haven't had any problems browsing around on it here. Yet.
by Psychlonic
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Re: Bo shuriken

There's a reason this is in spurious generalities and not in gear, gentlemen. :wink: You're looking too far into this. I'm bringing this up as an off-topic discussion for a skill in and of itself, not how it could be used during ops. Going on about the metal quality, honestly mild steel works pretty...
by Psychlonic
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Bo shuriken
Replies: 11
Views: 5871

Bo shuriken

What it says on the tin, I want to discuss them. Lately I've been on a spree making various things, amongst the weaponry has been bo shuriken from both round and square stock. As "entertainment" I've really taken to throwing them since, for whatever reason, I'm great with traditional Japanese shurik...
by Psychlonic
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: The use of optics during ops
Replies: 4
Views: 3793

Re: The use of optics during ops

Usually high powered binoculars if I'm running initial recon on what would be a high risk target. They're too big to want to regular carry up close and anything smaller I find useless at night. A night vision monocular can also be useful for recon or finding your bearings but beyond that also become...
by Psychlonic
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Found some files
Replies: 4
Views: 3399

Re: Found some files

I have that, I'm pretty sure it's a RogueSci torrent. That place was a treasure trove of ebooks and older videos. Edit - Some folders are disorganized but perhaps I can upload a text sometime of my library folder structures and of course the file contents of each and you guys can pick through? My li...
by Psychlonic
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 6155

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

I agree completely that 99.9% of the time, equipment should be picked such that there's no monetary or sentimental investment in it. Quality that you can afford to lose. Dropping a knife of course isn't optimal, but could be a lot worse. Plus if you have to rely on it to defend yourself, you can alw...
by Psychlonic
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 6155

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

Cheap stainless blades like that are usually fine for most usage especially in night ops as long as the design geometry itself isn't flawed. A lot of people act like lower quality stainless will break if you look at it cross-eyed. It's not my first choice, but it's also worth noting that I've seen D...
by Psychlonic
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 6155

Re: Anyone looking for a new blade?

Online is overall the best shopping experience for quality carrying a decent price tag. You can and hopefully will stumble into better deals in stores, classified ads, yard sales etc. but the online market is consistent. If you're wanting something unique or just an added layer of security in avoidi...
by Psychlonic
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Anyone looking for a new blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 6155

Anyone looking for a new blade?

In case anyone has missed out, there's been a pretty bountiful crop of new blades pouring into the market that's low cost but high quality. Nearly any design can be had with good steel for under $50 and a lot of them are conveniently coated in black which I'm sure many of you will appreciate. Aside ...
by Psychlonic
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Less Than Lethal
Replies: 3
Views: 3258

Re: Less Than Lethal

FWIW, the Salt pistol rounds impact with a small cloud of dust by design that tends to rise into the target's face when hit center mass. That being said even though it can fairly easily deliver pepper to a target's face from a good distance I don't think it's a great option. Although there's really ...
by Psychlonic
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Calling all 2005 - 2010 opers !
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

Re: Calling all 2005 - 2010 opers !

Hey man, pleasure to see you again. Unfortunately most of us have moved on in life, I'm mostly no exception to be honest. That said, a few still pop in from time to time. :)
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter
Replies: 34
Views: 15210

Re: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter

I apologize for the slow reply, life remains hectic on my end. I actually did a full blown experiment involving modafinil, orexin-a, and bulletproof coffee where I was up for nearly 80 hours soon after your last reply, the results were extremely interesting but not necessarily relevant to night ops....
by Psychlonic
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter
Replies: 34
Views: 15210

Re: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter

:) A little less boring, but yeah. I'm not sure how it works to be honest, it's hard to describe to someone who hasn't felt it. A lot of substances offer the effect, but nearly all come with major drawbacks.
by Psychlonic
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter
Replies: 34
Views: 15210

Re: Psychlonic's Supplement Counter

I'd say a minute honestly feels like 5 minutes.