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by Psychlonic
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

Nice, it definitely seems like a great concept. Should be great for insta-karambit if the situation calls for it. I still swear by a Frenzy, here. Maybe someday I'll give in to the dark side lol.
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Time for a new workout thread.
Replies: 64
Views: 40755

Re: Time for a new workout thread.

GAIN FASTER With some looking to optimize their workouts for night ops on here, figured I'd share some tips I've learned over the years. While most of this is dietary in nature, I'll throw in some neat exercise tips too. So regardless of what program you've adopted, the principles of how your body ...
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

I find the mechanism interesting on it, what did you two think of it as far as strength goes? What's the weight like? Balance? It's hard to tell in the picture but it seems to really hide in a palm nicely as well.
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 10545

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

Well don't worry. We're about to be facing some serious problems in the western world and I have a feeling we'll be seeing some cameos.
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 701

CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

I'm not big on karambits but I did find this particular design to be sort of neat: https://www.crkt.com/provoke.html Very low profile capable with quick deploy and overcomes the issue of a folder potentially closing on your fingers. While he didn't do the best job on the world with his mods, Joerg S...
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Book Review: Way of the Shadow
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Book Review: Way of the Shadow

Reserved for Part 2: The shit I should have included but didn't. So there's some pieces scattered around the guide that are fairly poorly written including "Job Hunting", the various maps, sources, etc. and what would go better overall is the concept of open-source intelligence along with other int...
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Book Review: Way of the Shadow
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Book Review: Way of the Shadow

Did you know 'Way of the Shadow' is almost 20 years old? I haven't even looked at it in over a decade, so I decided to give it another look over to see what all it included, omitted and if long-held opinion of how badly it needs a successor is accurate. WHY THE FUCK HAVE YOU GUYS NOT ROASTED ME HARD...
by Psychlonic
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?
Replies: 39
Views: 60976

Re: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?

:D Yeah I need some new excuses myself ironically enough. I've been keeping my skills honed but as for operations... well as you know it takes something really special for me to get interested. I've been running absolute loads of harmless recon operations for an overall concept I'm calling CriCon - ...
by Psychlonic
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?
Replies: 39
Views: 60976

Re:

Bump for Sicarius lol.
by Psychlonic
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Progress Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: Sicarius's Progress Thread

What exactly are you asking for? Physical techniques for enhancing observation? As far as keeping a checklist of things of observe mentally, I'm not sure how to expound upon that. At this point it's almost instinct for me. There are obvious places to look. If I'm approaching a driveway gate I look f...
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4597

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

That's far more watchable.
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4597

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

It's the art of the hammer! :lol: I'll refrain from MC Hammer puns. In all seriousness I'm not going to lie, someone sliding a hammer out of their sleeve during a confrontation would make it a real shit show. Though I'm not sure how you're going to go about your day to day or even a night op like th...
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision
Replies: 20
Views: 13762

Re: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision

No clue when I'll get back to this, man. Right now my focus is on that mind project we'd discussed elsewhere plus readying for the direction the world seems to be going. It's suspension is indefinite for now unfortunately.
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical

Right I was thinking something like that or perhaps the next-gen digital pattern that was passed over that had superior blending against night vision (I can't remember its name). The black would definitely make the other colors seem to stagger in depth and deciduous use could go a long way.
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Urgon Project] AVE...
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: [The Urgon Project] AVE...

To be fair I wasn't sure what was going on back then either.
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision
Replies: 20
Views: 13762

Re: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision

I want to post "the rest of this" because I'm planning to overhaul my online presence soon and while I know this subject isn't for everybody, in case anyone becomes legitimately interested in following my footsteps I'd like to write down the concepts I had for a much improved version of this. The pr...
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Lights?

This old musing is tucked back further into the forum. Although it's about the moon mostly in more open settings, you can hopefully see how similar principles apply to other similar lighting situations. https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=316 Short version, the relationship between the li...
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Urgon Project] AVE...
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: [The Urgon Project] AVE...

Or maybe he finally fixed his knee, did so successfully, and now he's just cruising somewhere on a yacht.
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical

Well... it happened lol.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9VaJKIO1JA
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Retro Project] Thiefs of the World - Archived Website
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: [The Retro Project] Thiefs of the World - Archived Website

Funny you should say that. I was just looking this morning to see if another website had survived after noticing I had an old siterip of it. And... the answer is surprisingly yes! http://textfiles.com/ Textfiles.com was another old school "forbidden fruit" site. As such, there's a lot of crap but th...
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2547

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

That last guy's website in general isn't too shabby.
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Urgon Project] AVE...
Replies: 5
Views: 466

[The Urgon Project] AVE...

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I don't know why but this made me laugh lol. This isn't actually from my files but I got curious and went to see if any old stuff magically appeared on the Wayback Machine (it hasn't) but noticed this little gem. Like 3 of you are going to get this, but whatever.
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: [The Retro Project] Thiefs of the World - Archived Website
Replies: 4
Views: 375

[The Retro Project] Thiefs of the World - Archived Website

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Still exists! Better check it out.

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http://web.archive.org/web/20040125210236/http://thief.suddenlaunch2.com/
by Psychlonic
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Introducing: The Retro Project
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Introducing: The Retro Project

I've been diving into an old hard drive and guess what I found? Saved pages from bygone eras here on night ops and elsewhere that are no longer available anywhere. You'll be seeing these placed online periodically as topics with the intention of contributing in a fun way. Some of the topics will hav...
by Psychlonic
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Flock Sheets - Super Neat, Super Impractical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrqpX7FXflA This won't be seeing 'Gear' because it's way too expensive to be considered for ordinary ops gear. Still, I thought some here might be interested in seeing where light absorption tech at the civilian level has gotten. I find this super impressive! What co...
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Book?
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Night Ops Book?

I would be interested to see what kind of content you would provide, and what style of writing you are talking about. I can change the style with editing; the knowledge is the important thing. Is there some particular writing you can post or point me to? I guess Xanatos and Secant are the only ones...
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Book?
Replies: 12
Views: 837

Re: Night Ops Book?

I would feel bad making a book and then telling someone, "Oh yeah, those techniques are outdated now, we tested stuff". This is my biggest issue and why I tend to fall out of discussions. Experience is the best asset. In my mind the single biggest testament to that was NOPCON when all of us indepen...
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member

It's got a little bit of activity now, but what's he's saying is that forums in the format used here don't draw active users like they use to, not just this one. It's not impossible and there are others that still stand and even represent the most knowledgeable sources of their respective subjects b...
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2547

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

I picked up a 3D camo suit years ago because I got a great deal on it, it's a sort of a happy medium between camo and a ghillie suit. While it's a great piece of kit I envisioned using for hardcore recon at distance with a spotting scope, the reality is it's been a solution to a problem I'm still lo...
by Psychlonic
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member

Blowing through like a tumbleweed again, I see.

*tips stetson*

M'ninja.
by Psychlonic
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member
Replies: 11
Views: 998

A Reference Guide for the Aspiring Night Ops Member

New and not sure what the fuck is going on around here? Not surprising, you're involved with the remnants of an online scene that has fragmented and remained on critical life support for many years. It has seen several forum revisions after a devastating crash ages ago where we lost many resources, ...
by Psychlonic
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 58
Views: 2547

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

Xanatos wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:12 pm
I got one of these ones: https://www.military1st.com.au/vvesccam ... v-cam.html

Haven't put it to the test yet, but it's pretty well made, light and compact to carry.
Holy shit! Wizard of Ops 2.0!
Seriously though, that's a neat piece.
by Psychlonic
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Under The Door Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: Under The Door Tool

So I've noticed this tool has seen a little more popularity on YouTube and decided to watch a large amount of videos on it. Some innovations since this topic have been brilliant, others rehash, and lack of one in particular I find hilarious and a little disappointing. First, the air balloon used to ...
by Psychlonic
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Carrying at "Stealth Ready"
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Carrying at "Stealth Ready"

While carrying weapons on night ops is best left unspoken, the reality is some are still going to. And when carrying a weapon, your priorities start with remaining unseen. If you are at risk of being seen, appear as a non-threat to minimize the response that you may not see coming. If you must choos...
by Psychlonic
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth
Replies: 41
Views: 7798

Re: Mixed Martial Arts as a Blueprint for Stealth

This concept will take time and be difficult, but the main aspect holding it back is people talking about it rather than acting. I want to do this kind of stuff, but I need more experience and better control over my day to day life before anything. A youtube channel and consistent articles would be...
by Psychlonic
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows

if you are training for realism, why learn to cling to pipes upside down rather than refining your walk? lol I usually stay out of conversations where I see style over substance being pushed because everyone should go through their own personal learning process, but I agree with this and so many mo...
by Psychlonic
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows

Nice. I should have a link uploaded soon in my thread before too long, feel free to copy anything over to keep it available elsewhere.
by Psychlonic
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Behold: Your New Favorite Metal
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Behold: Your New Favorite Metal

Oh hell yeah, back when I learned this was a thing and easy to do I jumped right into it. Like a lot of my shit, it started out when I was looking into more primitive living ideas and saw this as a much more practical alternative to the tedium of bloom iron in a stranded scenario since electric wire...
by Psychlonic
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Behold: Your New Favorite Metal
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Behold: Your New Favorite Metal

What if I told you there was a type of metal you could cast with relatively minimal work required that would result in a material that sits between 1045 and 1055 carbon steel in terms of hardness, tensile strength, and weight but with superior corrosion resistance? I'm excited to share this one with...
by Psychlonic
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Historical Stealth Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Historical Stealth Thread

I appreciate this guy's approach to the history of... we'll say ancient stealth operatives. Reminds me a lot of how we approach ancient western martial arts today.
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Video Repository
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Video Repository

I've got a literal axe to grind today (repurposing a found head into a bushcraft hatchet) but tonight I'll see about uploading some of the relevant vids on a Mega account until a better solution is found. I don't think there's any gold that's not currently online but I may be wrong.
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth
Replies: 39
Views: 1857

Re: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth

I think MMA stands where it does because it's probably taken seriously the most often. Like if you join up with an MMA team the training you'll receive is absolutely effective because, well if it's not you get your ass kicked. While not complete, even karate would be effective in stand up if everyon...
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Well this didn't take them long...
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Well this didn't take them long...

World "leaders" seem intent on making this world into a fucked Mickey Mouse shell of its self, that's for sure. If anyone here hasn't seen the movie Demolition Man, you really should. On the surface it's an action flick with a sprinkle of comedy, but it's hilariously similar to the direction we all ...
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Video Repository
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Video Repository

So I realize we have a video section in our library, but I've been thinking with the instability of various platforms elsewhere it might be handy to keep a backup of videos we've found elsewhere stored away for posterity. I don't know the limits of our storage on site but I myself have a rather subs...
by Psychlonic
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth
Replies: 39
Views: 1857

Re: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth

Training should closely, or exactly, mimic what you are training for. The Bioneer talks about this, as well as many internet websites. Some disagree and say training should target the muscle groups utilized. I personally think the first one should be most utilized, and then the second still incorpo...
by Psychlonic
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Well this didn't take them long...
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Well this didn't take them long...

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https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=0763FFE7-8E3F-4F57-B1C7-E09E161C83D7
Surprise!
by Psychlonic
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth
Replies: 39
Views: 1857

Re: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth

lol military training is pretty total body, man. If you look on YouTube, you'll see they spend a good deal of time every day doing plyometrics like squat thrusts, squat benders, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups obviously, explosive squat jumps, bear crawling, mountain climbers, prone row... it's lite...
by Psychlonic
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth
Replies: 39
Views: 1857

Re: Enhance and Specify your Workout for Stealth

I guess it's kind of cliche but for optimal focus on night ops, military PT doctrine forms a fantastic base. On top of that I would place climbing in various forms near the top. Not just grip strength but the total body strength needed to climb will come in handy. One of the most tiring things I've ...
by Psychlonic
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Stealthy Senior Citizens?
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Stealthy Senior Citizens?

There's a rather massive amount to be said about social preconceptions and how they can be leveraged in life for whatever reason, even just everyday life. I've been fortunate enough to have lived and observed many things to the point I can play with how I'm seen pretty readily. Confidence is the big...
by Psychlonic
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A shitty Intro to Digital PERSEC for New Members
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: A shitty Intro to Digital PERSEC for New Members

Not sure how I ended up becoming a talking point, but let me throw out a few things you new members need to know in today's scene. First off as was standard even in my day, it's smart play to simply reword your story if you wish to share it for informative value with the forum. Whatever you take is ...