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by Psychlonic
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Purchasing Gear Online
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Purchasing Gear Online

As far as clothing goes, I don't think that's necessary. Either you're wearing something very unique which could maybe be tracked and just isn't a good idea anyway or you're wearing one of the many, many options out there that are already found everywhere. Assuming you're seen, while wearing full ge...
by Psychlonic
Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:46 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: disguise methods?
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: disguise methods?

Assuming you're using Tor, yeah for some reason the site doesn't seem to like leaving you logged in for long. It's been brought up in Suggestions. As for the topic at hand, that's kind of a huge subject where it depends on where you're at and what elements you're trying to avoid. Most of the written...
by Psychlonic
Sat Jan 20, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: On Airsoft
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Re: On Airsoft

For whatever it's worth, I know a guy who played for awhile and probably the most utilitarian version I heard about were the smaller closed arena style games. The close quarters mandates using clever tactics for dispatching enemies like laying supine alongside of doorways and such if you're using mo...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jan 19, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Policy (Unofficial)
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Policy (Unofficial)

Although I'm strapped for free time currently I still lurk somewhat frequently and read the latest airsoft topic by Mr. Edgyman found here: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2678 In this post, concern was raised over word usage after another user had crapped all over his blogposting to...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jan 12, 2024 12:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Night Ops Wiki Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 13680

Re: The Night Ops Wiki Guide

^ That's valid, there is some placeholder material in there that's old work I plan on rewriting. That, the "Laws" and a few other pieces I'd like to update to the more common standard I've been trying to write at. But even with that being said, by all means don't hold back. Any feedback is still acc...
by Psychlonic
Sun Dec 31, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What's Keeping You From Posting?
Replies: 5
Views: 9190

Re: What's Keeping You From Posting?

Well, it was a smaller result than even I was expecting but I appreciate the votes we got and replies added. Thank you. This topic was less about wondering why the community is low on activity and more about seeing what we can do to improve what's here. It was interesting to read that many just cons...
by Psychlonic
Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Night Ops Wiki Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 13680

Re: The Night Ops Wiki Guide

Personally, until it's more of a complete core guide I'd like to go that route; currently just staff updating the wiki itself. As far as approving content goes, I don't have a real plan there if we're being honest! My rough idea was to have a new forum section where a user could create a topic eithe...
by Psychlonic
Mon Dec 25, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Night Ops Wiki Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 13680

Re: The Night Ops Wiki Guide

Thread updated. Sorry to disappoint, gentlemen. Further work should begin mid-next month.
by Psychlonic
Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Safety Equipment
Replies: 0
Views: 7471

Safety Equipment

No, not for your own personal safety. Rather construction site PPE: safety vests and hard hats. Have any of you guys running lit up missions on construction zones ever considered this for your gray man approaches? It's fairly common practice with SERE instruction, just appear to be part of a work cr...
by Psychlonic
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:53 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Wrist Watchs
Replies: 4
Views: 11052

Re: Wrist Watchs

I almost always wore them, using it to figure how much time I could reasonably spend in an area while leaving needed time to get back to where ever before daylight hit. It can be difficult to keep an accurate track of time at night otherwise. Personally my go-to was always a basic bitch digital. In ...
by Psychlonic
Sat Dec 02, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

I'm going to leave that up everyone else. Or, nobody at this rate. I got to really thinking about it more recently and realized I'd rather focus on getting quality information up. If people want to re-rally a community around it, great.
by Psychlonic
Mon Nov 27, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Atacs Ghost
Replies: 11
Views: 13005

Re: Atacs Ghost

LOL fuck. Alright alright, fair. Maybe I just luck into really good cities, I used to operate in one years back with ~100,000 people and you could move all night a street or two away from the main strip unseen no problem, with several avenues of reaching the strip itself or even onto rooftops. The l...
by Psychlonic
Sat Nov 25, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

Here's a good channel that has some interesting tests against conventional night vision and thermal imaging:

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https://www.youtube.com/@ripperkon/videos
You'll enjoy that his approach tends to go for simplicity without making things overly complicated.
by Psychlonic
Sat Nov 25, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: PERSEC Made Piss Easy
Replies: 0
Views: 10977

PERSEC Made Piss Easy

For computer users, it's too easy to remain anonymous and post without worries here at NON. Here's how: Step 1: Go here https://tails.net/install/download/index.en.html Step 2: Follow the Instructions You can now run TailsOS on a USB stick. There's also an ISO if for whatever reason you can only use...
by Psychlonic
Sat Nov 25, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: The Original Night Ops
Replies: 0
Views: 8860

The Original Night Ops

The original spirit of night ops seems to be fading away and while many will consider it too extreme or even pointless to try, I thought it'd be fun to try to translate that over to newer generations. It won't win you cool points, it won't make for a good video, and most of your stories would end up...
by Psychlonic
Sat Nov 25, 2023 7:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Night Ops Wiki Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 13680

The Night Ops Wiki Guide

Well NON, it is with a bit of shame I admit I ended up losing the free time I'd been allotting to this project and therefore am woefully behind where I would have liked this to have been at release. Still, a promise is a promise. Here is the temporary gateway to the wiki: https://nightops.net/wiki/d...
by Psychlonic
Fri Nov 24, 2023 8:45 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Atacs Ghost
Replies: 11
Views: 13005

Re: Atacs Ghost

It's a fair take, but if it cannot be done going totally unseen then you are no longer performing traditional night ops. Gray man is a totally different animal and perhaps one that deserves its own section, but the vibe is 100% different. However, despite making my stance and the very origin of this...
by Psychlonic
Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:20 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Atacs Ghost
Replies: 11
Views: 13005

Re: Atacs Ghost

Exactly. Sometimes you're going to look suspicious no matter what if you're trying to remain unseen . Trying to blend in with people is fine, but it's not night ops. Why the fuck would this website even exist if that were the case? Thousands of people do that around the world every night. If you wea...
by Psychlonic
Sun Nov 19, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Atacs Ghost
Replies: 11
Views: 13005

Re: Atacs Ghost

Funny, I've done pretty well LARPing all these years in camo. :roll: If you're not up to the challenge, why even bother with this website? Edit: I'm going to expand upon this for everyone else. I don't know where this idea that "urban" environments are always 100% lit up, crowded, and completely imp...
by Psychlonic
Sun Nov 19, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: A new guidebook for non experienced guys like me
Replies: 3
Views: 31630

Re: A new guidebook for non experienced guys like me

While I appreciate the attempts at drumming up activity here, there's no need for this. Unless someone else is knee deep in an actual "guide" as we know it, there isn't one coming. What's coming is less of a "guide" in the strict, linear book sense and more of an instructional format that can become...
by Psychlonic
Sun Nov 19, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Atacs Ghost
Replies: 11
Views: 13005

Re: Atacs Ghost

I like ATACS as an overall pattern concept, but this specifically seems a bit light in the pictures. A few shades darker might be ideal, as I see in their LE or LE-X patterns. Ghost might be acceptable in heavy concrete urban environments but for your overall versatility I'd go a bit darker. LE-X lo...
by Psychlonic
Wed Nov 15, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What's Keeping You From Posting?
Replies: 5
Views: 9190

What's Keeping You From Posting?

Change is coming. Change not only for the site itself as a community hub but change in how you can become empowered with personal security and post once more with the same boldness of yesteryear. Change in how you can rapidly learn as needed and become motivated to operate in the shadows again. It i...
by Psychlonic
Fri Nov 10, 2023 5:11 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 13
Views: 17074

Re: Gloves

Using buttons might not be terrible, it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Quick YouTube video and moving on over to Amazon where there's surely an endless selection of them. I imagine most buttons are of an alloy that won't rust easily, I'm sure they'll outlive the glove material before any rust ...
by Psychlonic
Fri Nov 10, 2023 4:03 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 13
Views: 17074

Re: Gloves

You bet. I've explored the night and worked in a pretty large variety of gloves in my time, they all work pretty well. Nylon gloves (whatever the palm-side may or may not be coated with) that go up the wrist a bit are just like socks on your feet. They compress around your wrist and hold fine. Leath...
by Psychlonic
Mon Nov 06, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

For those who haven't seen it yet: How to Evade A Professional Military (Tracking, Countertracking) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDqzlGBejWo Most of my time with our subject here has been spent on the wiki. It's comfortably ahead of WotS which was sort of an itch I wanted to scratch immediately w...
by Psychlonic
Thu Nov 02, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Blogposting
Replies: 39
Views: 121672

Re: Blogposting

I think it's fair to say most users have at least an interest in firearms. Most of what's BI-worthy here isn't even your fault either. It's a shame that, as far as I'm aware, individual posts can't be moved into some kind of BI catch-all when they veer a topic in that direction.
by Psychlonic
Thu Nov 02, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Blogposting
Replies: 39
Views: 121672

Re: Blogposting

Might as well, SG is already a pit of buzzwords and phrases for the search engine bots to pick up on and make the forum look far sketchier than it's actually supposed to be. That post This whole topic has an uncanny variety of them. lol fucking christ. Let's rack'em up: paranoid schizophrenic suppre...
by Psychlonic
Sun Oct 29, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)
Replies: 7
Views: 25142

Re: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)

Cheers, I think you'll like it. It's being written differently than a standard, specific topic wiki with a hierarchy that mostly just flows downward. It's meant to send you back and forth in a way that you're not just reading single page and then the next single page, rather I expect ideas to occur ...
by Psychlonic
Tue Oct 24, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Something. (Long as Fuck)
Replies: 3
Views: 10845

Re: Something. (Long as Fuck)

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by Psychlonic
Tue Oct 24, 2023 2:26 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)
Replies: 7
Views: 25142

Re: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)

Well I guess the cat's out of the bag now! Yeah. ALL other written content on the matter will be obsolete when this is finished. I don't care from who, or where, this will become the definitive written stealth resource on the entire internet. I'm actually having fun with this. I've long thought that...
by Psychlonic
Mon Oct 23, 2023 4:21 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)
Replies: 7
Views: 25142

Re: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)

:D :D :D :D :D

You have no idea how happy this makes me. lol
by Psychlonic
Sun Oct 22, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Something. (Long as Fuck)
Replies: 3
Views: 10845

Something. (Long as Fuck)

As I was editing old posts to better fit a legitimate image of night ops, I've realized that I'm simply not even the same person I used to be years ago. In fact, my old self was a lot more similar to those that I would currently consider detrimental to the community. Having put careful thought into ...
by Psychlonic
Thu Oct 19, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

Wonder if there is a weird demographics overlap happening and this is simply the result. I feel like overall the US is less monitored via camera than the UK, for instance, which has a massive urbex community still thriving today. Maybe stealth was never quite as prolific in heavy urban areas in the ...
by Psychlonic
Tue Oct 17, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

Lately I've been looking at the general "stealth" scene in a more broad scope and I've noticed something amongst it that also appears to be the case here. While there has always been very sizeable communities in Europe and Australia, it seems that today they heavily outnumber their American counterp...
by Psychlonic
Mon Oct 09, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

I understand the concern and feel the same way, but is that really the scope of the site? "Bad Ideas" was opened primarily to cater to the petty theft many (including myself years ago) committed. I can't help but feel like the other content is pushing potential users away from the site and to what b...
by Psychlonic
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:16 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

Ah, I should have clarified but I meant I would be editing and deleting my own posts and topics that have no real place in the hobby. I haven't been an active admin or moderator in a few years now due to the randomness of when I'm around. Plus with inactivity I don't want users feeling like there's ...
by Psychlonic
Sun Oct 08, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

Apologies for the double post, but a heads up. I've decided to adopt the general concept of making night ops more "legit" again and being anti-"bad ideas". As such, I will be removing or editing certain posts that are out of line with the scope of true night ops in a week or so. If there's any shady...
by Psychlonic
Sun Oct 08, 2023 5:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

I looked to see if something had ever been mentioned here before and it seems Sicarius had brought it up but somehow the idea never got the attention it probably deserves: Lishi lockpicking and decoding 2-in-1 tools. In short, it's a way to make a complete idiot able to pick a lock. Decoding is also...
by Psychlonic
Sun Oct 08, 2023 12:50 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

Kind of want to write down something that goes into the weeds a little bit, even more than my usual. As most of you know, I've been in the scene for a minute. During that time I've met some really interesting explorers, mostly online but some in person. Now that I have the luxury of a large hindsigh...
by Psychlonic
Wed Oct 04, 2023 10:25 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

If you guys haven't checked out ripperkon on YouTube, he's got a lot of great videos concerning night operations on his channel including evading thermal technology, climbing at night and loads of other valuable tips and tricks relevant to the community.
by Psychlonic
Wed Oct 04, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

My video work will most likely be delayed until next year as a safe guess, this fall and winter are tied up. Best I can say publicly is that I'm making moves in my life that benefit me and there's no time for both while I'm doing so. This little update is purely to avoid looking like I skipped my in...
by Psychlonic
Tue Oct 03, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: escape tool
Replies: 4
Views: 16103

Re: escape tool

It's an interesting idea, I assume you're thinking for concrete and asphalt? Seems like an idea you would want to test to dial in what all you can get away with. I know you can buy anodized BBs that might be harder to see and would probably be of enough quantity that the person would slip even if ma...
by Psychlonic
Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: General Stealth Talk
Replies: 42
Views: 285115

Re: General Stealth Talk

This is borderline off-topic, but does involve stealth I suppose: guerrilla farming. Had fun this summer establishing a couple plots of "farm land". Long story short, certain crops that are fantastic tend to be overlooked as being weeds. In my case, I tested the idea of having lambsquarter and amara...
by Psychlonic
Tue Sep 26, 2023 1:26 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Not Ops - The Hall of Shame
Replies: 3
Views: 21437

Re: Not Ops - The Hall of Shame

This one is actually a little scary to read in hindsight: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=241 If you're not familiar with these boxes, they can straight up kill you. In fact there are videos floating around of guys who tried to steal the copper from them while they were active and th...
by Psychlonic
Sun Sep 24, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Wait a second... (DokuWiki)
Replies: 7
Views: 25142

Wait a second... (DokuWiki)

Secant, can we not use the library software to create guide content in wiki format???
by Psychlonic
Sun Sep 24, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Not Ops - The Hall of Shame
Replies: 3
Views: 21437

Re: Not Ops - The Hall of Shame

Honestly, a great deal of our very own older SG posts are pretty funny. Comedy on every page. https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1321 I vaguely remember Pentagonal_Iris and don't remember him being a bad user by any means, but coming out like "Hey, you guys need to learn about ALEX JONE...
by Psychlonic
Sun Sep 24, 2023 4:31 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Not Ops - The Hall of Shame
Replies: 3
Views: 21437

Not Ops - The Hall of Shame

Or, "Night Ops Humor".

I feel like this is a good start:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1108

"bb rifle" :D
by Psychlonic
Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:41 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

Social media as a whole for sure. FB is kind of old news, now the ante has increased with the platters that are Instagram and TikTok. FB is single moms and all the family kids don't want snooping on their posts. It seems as though the masses are under collective insanity and on an unsustainable path...
by Psychlonic
Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:38 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Community
Replies: 35
Views: 213822

Re: Community

Ok so... I just had an idea. To be honest, I can't believe I had it hahaha. Only the old fucks on here are going to understand this one. So, back when search engines began improving they really helped us find whatever we needed but before that there were other systems used to try to find all the cra...
by Psychlonic
Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New member. Many questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 16490

Re: New member. Many questions.

I'm here to help. 1. Absolutely do not ever wear a mask. Masks not only obstruct your breathing but rouse suspicion amongst the civilians. 2. Hollister brand is a timeless classic for blending in with a younger crowd, but just keep it casual. Subdued tones with a few bright highlights to break it up...