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by Xanatos
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: hello
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: hello

I hope to kick you in the night too.
by Xanatos
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Roxas Returns
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Roxas Returns

Welcome back, bro!
by Xanatos
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Stealthy Senior Citizens?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Stealthy Senior Citizens?

Underage kids have been disguising themselves as elderly people to buy alcohol over the past year. The mandatory facemasks really help. Just need a wig, grandpa glasses, 'old people' clothing and sort of hobble along like an old person.
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Tabi Boots
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Tabi Boots

They are pretty heavy-duty, which makes them quite suitable for outdoors/rough terrain. They'll definitely soften up more after wearing them out a little.
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 262548

Re: Chat-Room Thread

https://discord.gg/eheXEkxp

Please remove your shoes before entering and observe social distancing.
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Infiltration Inspiration(?)
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Infiltration Inspiration(?)

Shadow Scout wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:38 pm
Are you really going to risk getting shot or jail time to impress strangers on a forum?
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by Xanatos
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Tabi Boots
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Tabi Boots

Got a pair of these last year. Haven't worn them an awful lot yet, but they're definitely more secure than my original canvas ones.
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A shitty Intro to Digital PERSEC for New Members
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: A shitty Intro to Digital PERSEC for New Members

Sicarius wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:06 pm
Psychlonic made a wise choice not saying which state,
You mean Pennsylvania?

SHIT! Broke the first rule again!
by Xanatos
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Hello

Some of us were recently discussing long-range ops or overnight explorations of targets, usually involving TABbing to the target or stealth camping inside it. Perhaps you can provide many a useful tip for such endeavours.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 262548

Re: Chat-Room Thread

I brought milkshakes & everything.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 262548

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Seems to be. I just took Sicarius' place.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 262548

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Just tried it through TOR, same shit. Maybe I need to update my browser.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 262548

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Changing my username doesn't help either. Is everyone using my IP address or something?
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Improvement Opinion Survey Thing
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Improvement Opinion Survey Thing

As probably the most guilty of many of these high-tech concepts, I do apologize. It should be understood my posts on such come from a background of science and biotech that I play from other motivation and think "This could cross over into night ops". I certainly concur though that it should not be...
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 262548

Re: Chat-Room Thread

Been busy the past couple nights (swordfighting with an alchemist among other things), but tried joining the Lounge just now and kept getting this:
Error Connecting (Closing Link: Xanatos[IP address] (Too many connections from your IP))
Anyone else getting this message?
by Xanatos
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Improvement Opinion Survey Thing
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Improvement Opinion Survey Thing

1. I like the interactions & sharing of knowledge. It's what forums are all about. Not only can you post/ask whatever you want, but everyone can respond to it openly and no idea is above scrutiny. 2. The obscurity, which is necessary I suppose but old style forums like this just don't have the reach...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Tabi Boots
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Tabi Boots

You need to break them in. Wear them for a while, walk across concrete & other abrasive surfaces and they'll soften up somewhat. All footwear (especially boots of all kinds) need a break-in period.
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected

This video demonstrates the concept of 'dead space' fairly well, or 'being where nobody expects you' as Psych mentioned.
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Tabi Boots
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Tabi Boots

Amazon, Ebay, whatever. Or sites that supply martial arts gear.
by Xanatos
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected

Understanding the difference between cover & concealment applies to situations where guns are involved - you hear people who conceal carry talk about this topic a lot. While it's not a topic that has a lot of active application in Night Ops, there may come a time where we are pursued/searched for by...
by Xanatos
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Reconciling Yin & Yang
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Reconciling Yin & Yang

I've never opped in the snow before (proper 'snow' is still considered witchcraft down here) but I'd lean more towards leaving no trace behind, footprints included. No point getting in & out unseen if I leave a literal trail leading back to my house.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

True. Only reason knights, samurai, etc were associated with swords was because they were easier to carry around all the time, unlike a spear or halberd. Swords were analogous to pistols these days - every soldier carries one, but rarely ever use them in place of a rifle.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

Someone ought to download his videos whenever they're released and upload them on a separate YT channel for posterity.
by Xanatos
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: good morning
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: good morning

As a fun camping spot or an off-the-grid abode?
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Undisclosed Location(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Undisclosed Location(?)

I'd probably share the location if someone asked privately and wanted to explore themselves. Don't know about the others.
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Mysterious Mark? Stealth Sigil? Classified Code?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Mysterious Mark? Stealth Sigil? Classified Code?

I could make it better, but I like the rudimentary nature of it. Easy enough to remember as well if, for instance, you wanna communicate with other oppers in the world.
by Xanatos
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Undisclosed Location(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Undisclosed Location(?)

PERESC mainly. It's usually enough to know what type of target you're infiltrating (school, church, etc) that you don't really need to mention the specific target you're infiltrating (unless it's a particularly interesting one). UrbExers act more like tourguides for others who may wish to visit said...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Exfiltration Exploration
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Exfiltration Exploration

I wrote a bit about this topic, mostly in regards to escaping detection: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1660
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Infiltration Inspiration(?)
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Infiltration Inspiration(?)

Stealth games ( Thief, Splinter Cell, etc) are great inspirations for stealth and definitely get you into the right mindset, but AI in games doesn't always replicate real life perfectly. No matter how well you've mastered being able to complete a mission without being detected, at the end of the day...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: You don’t have to be a baby!
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: You don’t have to be a baby!

They'd be useful for keeping an eye out for cops/security guards if you think you might trip a silent alarm or something. Get a heads-up before they come in through the front door and catch you rummaging through their filing cabinets or whatever. And, since they're cheap, if you do have to GTFO imme...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Toys R' Ops
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Toys R' Ops

Carrying & operating a drone can be a real pain on an op, but it would be useful for pre-op recon of a target before infiltrating. Don't wanna vault blindly over that wall into a compound? Scout first with a drone to ensure everything's clear on the other side. Look before you leap. Recall the drone...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

I rarely carry anything as a dedicated weapon/deterrent, unless it's a non-lethal sort like blinding powder. Knives are immensely useful tools and effective weapons for defending yourself in a life-or-death situation, but swords are pretty rubbish for anything besides combat. Unless you need to do s...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Psychology, Suggestion, and Security
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Psychology, Suggestion, and Security

I've answered the door to Jehova's Witnesses (or some other church group) one too many times half-naked, drunk/hung over and wearing a belt full of knives. They've since started skipping my house when they do their doorknocking routes.
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Covert Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Covert Camping

Picked up a lightweight hammock and a ViperHood-style ghillie... coat, I suppose you could call it? Would be useful for what you're talking about, Sicarius. I've thought about doing an overnighter somewhere, but the target would need to be large enough to warrant staying overnight to explore it thor...
by Xanatos
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Hello.

Most of the climbing we typically do here is surmounting obstacles for an op. Climbing over a wall, a fence, the side of a building, up a tree, etc. But there's no limit to what climbing skills are useful in our sphere of operations.
by Xanatos
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Clandestine Considerations Carried Over(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Clandestine Considerations Carried Over(?)

Not NO-specific, but I think a lot of my tactical/combat/stealth disciplines have influenced my day-to-day behaviour quite a bit. I'm always wary of cover & concealment, I never park right next to my destination (in case I have to flee on foot first and don't wanna risk walking back into the hot zon...
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Another voice in this chorus of shadows
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Another voice in this chorus of shadows

I love it when someone quotes Dracula to me. Makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.
by Xanatos
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Another voice in this chorus of shadows
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Another voice in this chorus of shadows

Hello.
by Xanatos
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

How many GameStop shares are you willing to bet on this?
by Xanatos
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: I'm Vengeance.
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: I'm Vengeance.

I suppose there are worse ways of coping.
by Xanatos
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

In my limited experience in the US, so long as you stay out of the big cities things are actually pretty peaceful.
by Xanatos
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

No YT channel, just upload my videos directly to this site. Youtube can't be trusted with longevity - tomorrow they may decide that any videos to do with martial arts of B&E go against community guidelines and take them down. Plus here you can download them directly to your device or just watch them...
by Xanatos
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: using drones for scanning the area
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: using drones for scanning the area

Or look at the screen with one eye closed. The old 'Pirate' trick.
by Xanatos
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Less Than Lethal
Replies: 16
Views: 5216

Re: Less Than Lethal

How quiet is the system? Might be a good tool for either breaking lightbulbs at a distance or painting out camera lenses (with paintball rounds).
by Xanatos
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Help with clothing

Did you try linking the images directly from the wiki? Wikis often don't allow that (for some reason). Better download them to your computer and upload them directly.
by Xanatos
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Help with clothing

Here's the custom camo I made compared to Multicam just for your reference. I darkened a basic Auscam pattern for the trousers just so they'd blend in better at night and spray painted some longsleeve green camo top with brown & another shade of green (using some local vegetation as stencils) to br...
by Xanatos
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Help with clothing

My "custom camo", you mean? Just some old 2nd-hand BDUs and a longsleeve shirt I dyed/spray painted to make them more applicable for Night Ops. Pretty easy to do.
by Xanatos
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Night Ops Archive
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Night Ops Archive

We're not really big enough to appear on anyone's radar, so I'm not too worried.
by Xanatos
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: CCTV Visibility in the Dark
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: CCTV Visibility in the Dark

That does make things difficult... but where there's a will, there's a way. If you're trying to infiltrate an area and passing by a camera is unavoidable, try infiltrating & exfiltrating from a different direction than your home base. Take the long route home. Change directions constantly. Find a wa...