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by Xanatos
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

Sure, that'll work fine. If all else fails you can use zip ties to anchor the harness to the belt to prevent drift. Or even just tie it with paracord.
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

I've got a harness system on my battle belt (multicam Tasmanian Tiger model). Works a treat. Bit hard to use with leg platforms though as the belt sits on the waist rather than the hips, but it's all adjustable anyway so your mileage may vary.
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

Battle belts & cummerbunds work differently than just regular belts. They're a lot stiffer & don't drift as much.
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

Belt stays in place just with friction, like a toolbelt or old west gun belt. No loops required.
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Footwear
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: New Footwear

I must admit I'm somewhat of a sucker for anything Kryptek, but as far as dark urban patterns go Typhon is as functional as any other. At a distance or even up close, if one is hiding among similarly textured terrain (gravel, concrete, marble, rubbish, construction/building equipment, etc) it works ...
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Hello

That's the best place to start. Enjoying the night in its simplest, purest form.
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Footwear
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: New Footwear

Thermals, even just on their own, can get uncomfortably hot in warmer temperatures. Especially when doing anything physical like night ops and especially in humid climates. You'll probably want something more breathable & quick-drying - cycling or MMA tights should do the job better than thermals an...
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Footwear
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: New Footwear

Told you they need a break-in period. Have that same squeaky problem with nearly all my boots, but a few days of wear & tear softens them to near silence.
by Xanatos
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Footwear
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: New Footwear

They'll need a break-in period to become flexible & quiet, so wear them out when you first get them.
by Xanatos
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

Battle belts or tactical cummerbunds with MOLLE webbing. Otherwise just any belt or cummerbund mounted with pouches (integrated into the belt or not). There's a variety of LBVs & other webgear depending on how much stuff you're planning to carry. I'm a big fan of Varusteleka's Särmä TST LW18 chestri...
by Xanatos
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Posting to YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Posting to YouTube

Something that is easier to show rather than tell, such as application of camouflage, stealth movement techniques and use of gear. I've thought about doing the same but it's difficult to film things at night. Of course I could try doing some stuff during the day, but when it comes to demonstrating c...
by Xanatos
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

Damn, those Troadlops do look pretty sweet. Wonder how durable they are compared to ordinary aqua shoes.
by Xanatos
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Help with clothing

Pretty much what I said there. Pure cotton garments, tightly fitted, are quietest. Sweatpants, thermals, stretch jeans, etc. Ripstop doesn't stretch very much and so the garments are typically of a looser design, and especially on pant legs they scrap against one another audibly. Works well enough o...
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Video name suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Video name suggestions

Depends what you capture. Titling projects is usually the thing I do last since I tend to change my mind halfway through production.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello there.
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Hello there.

Well at least you're doing something constructive. Anger's a powerful motivator.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello there.
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Hello there.

Welcome aboard! How's 8th grade going?
by Xanatos
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: LBX tactical
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: LBX tactical

Tape, stencils, whatever.
by Xanatos
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: LBX tactical
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: LBX tactical

Poly-cotton ripstop or pure cotton, for me. Ripstop grants better protection from rough terrain & vegetation, cotton is quieter and more comfortable (if you need to move in absolute silence, like inside of a house). If a pattern is too bright, you can always dye it a darker shade. Or, in the case of...
by Xanatos
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Perfectment of silent movement
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Perfectment of silent movement

Well, you said it - just do it. Practise on different surfaces in different footwear. If you can't hear your own footsteps, neither can they.
by Xanatos
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Your kit innawoods style
Replies: 8
Views: 4877

Re: Your kit innawoods style

Hmm... I just realised my Innawoods loadout was 5 years early.
by Xanatos
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: More questions... sorry
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: More questions... sorry

I personally prefer sticking close to walls, unless there's deeper shadow or some sort of cover (like taller grass) further away from it. To a moving observer, the further you are from the wall the more you'll show up in their depth perception as an object standing in the open. Whereas when you're f...
by Xanatos
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Hydration pack and parkour
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Hydration pack and parkour

Never rolled while wearing mine, but they're sturdily built (at least the ones I own) and unless you land on something sharp, they should stay intact.
by Xanatos
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A BDU
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: A BDU

What's wrong with "they look cool"? Most of my camping gear is old milsurp BDUs & such. Shit's damn-near indestructible, rugged, comfortable, provides good protection from harsh terrain & vegetation, has lots of pockets for carrying hiking/camping/whatever gear and the pattern usually means you don'...
by Xanatos
Sun May 31, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: A few questions...

Look both ways and cross quickly, preferably from cover to cover or deep shadow and ideally at a bend in the road. It all boils down to personal preference where you keep your knife. I opt for the right calf or hip too, sometimes carrying it Sam Fisher-style horizontally on my belt, or clipped in my...
by Xanatos
Thu May 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: root@umbra:~# whoami
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: root@umbra:~# whoami

One should strive to learn as much as they can, this just happens to be a venue for all things stealth-related. If you've anything to share, particularly tips on dealing with modern security measures, go right ahead.
by Xanatos
Wed May 13, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: ATACS LE-X
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Re: ATACS LE-X

I've had my eye on A-TACs LE for a while and the only real difference I see with the X-variants is the addition of darker stripes not dissimilar to tigerstripe camo. My main reservation with LE/LEX is the colour scheme is just a tad too 'blue' for my environment. There are types of concrete/stone or...
by Xanatos
Wed May 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A new OPportunity...
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: A new OPportunity...

Few people keep much cash at home these days anyway, unless they're drug dealers. And particularly younger people don't buy all that much jewellery.
by Xanatos
Tue May 12, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A new OPportunity...
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: A new OPportunity...

Any idea what sort of security they have? Alarms, lights, cameras?
by Xanatos
Tue May 12, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Health
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Health

It'll be like NOPCON 2 on fast-foreward.
by Xanatos
Mon May 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Health
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Health

I meant you'd know more about nutrition than I do, Psych. Plus you seem to know more about dietary supplements & such not necessarily related to bulking up. As for the conditioning, it's basically... what's the opposite of 'Mithridatism'? Just... embracing the suck, essentially. Pushing your body to...
by Xanatos
Mon May 11, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Health
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Health

I've outlined general NO-related exercises to stay in shape but haven't gone into too much detail. They were small weekly/daily exercises to keep your mind & body tuned up in between long spans of not opping to avoid turning into a potato. If you're looking to go more in-depth during quarantine... w...
by Xanatos
Wed May 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Lock Pick Training
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Re: Lock Pick Training

Padlocks and the locks around my house are usually what I practise on, with varying degrees of success. Some I can pick in under a minute, others I haven't even been able to turn yet. Just make sure you don't accidentally lock yourself in/out.
by Xanatos
Wed May 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?

Hmm... has anyone seen the movie Inside Man with Clive Owen and Denzel Washington? During the opening scene, the robbers enter the bank disguised as painters and blind all the security cameras by pointing infrared spotlights directly into the lenses. IR is invisible to the human eye, but security ca...
by Xanatos
Wed May 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Lubed Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Re: Lubed Up

Oiling hinges & slides is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Glad to see it still in use.
by Xanatos
Wed May 06, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: Lasers vs. Cameras - Does It Work?

I've thought about trying this, but the only feasible way would be to have a laser (or multiple, from different directions) set up on a tripod aimed directly at the camera lens. This would drain batteries like a motherfucker but would certainly get the job done. Still, probably more trouble than it'...
by Xanatos
Tue May 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?
Replies: 11
Views: 2789

Re: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?

You can get shemaghs in more 'tactical' colours on pretty much any website that sells tactical gear - even paintball & airsoft sites. You're also more likely to find one in a more breathable density of cotton or even have different patterns dyed in them. Failing that, any square (or triangular) piec...
by Xanatos
Tue May 05, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Security Guards?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Security Guards?

Typically if the place has something worth protecting/stealing, they may add extra layers of physical security. Guards included. Although I've opped a few construction sites that had guards on them, even though there wasn't anything to steal. I've also infiltrated some higher-risk targets that had n...
by Xanatos
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?
Replies: 11
Views: 2789

Re: Balaclava or Keffiyeh?

It all boils down to personal preference. There are many ways of tying a shemagh as a mask or hood and I've never had a problem of one coming loose. The main drawback to shemaghs for me is that they can get pretty hot & sweaty, but I also have sniper veils made from a breathable mesh that are functi...
by Xanatos
Mon May 04, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Eh, Assassin's Creed stopped being a stealth series long ago and now falls under the ever ambiguous 'action-adventure' genre, which Ubisoft has done to death at this point with their open-world sandbox collect-a-thons littered with microtransactions. And when I think "Viking", "stealth" isn't the fi...
by Xanatos
Sat May 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Greetings fellow Shadow warriors !
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Re: Greetings fellow Shadow warriors !

Knives aren't a mandatory part of your loadout, but I always like to have one with me. Can't speak much for Boker knives myself, but CRKT do make some reasonably decent blades at affordable prices. As do Schrade, Gerber, ColdSteel (although their quality is a bit hit-or-miss), SOG and of course Benc...
by Xanatos
Sat May 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Posting to YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Posting to YouTube

There's already tonnes of videos on Youtube of people breaking & entering restricted areas and there's even channels showing you infiltration techniques (LockpickingLawyer is one example). I don't think I'd get in trouble for uploading my videos to Youtube (I actually uploaded them as private/unlist...
by Xanatos
Sat May 02, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Greetings fellow Shadow warriors !
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Re: Greetings fellow Shadow warriors !

Not familiar with the SEAL training program. What's it consist of? For opping focus on cardio & agility, so keep up with the Parkour. Construction sites are a popular target of mine, industrial or otherwise. In areas with lots of warehouses & shit it's fun sometimes to just climb to the rooftops som...
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 2
Views: 1890

Re: Anxiety

Veteran's paranoia. I've not experienced it myself, but I'm aware of the phenomenon. Seems like it's a passing thing you just need to break through.
by Xanatos
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: My first OP
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: My first OP

Well, you've already got your overall strategy down-pat. Got any other targets you feel like exploring?
by Xanatos
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

Re: Hi everyone

Outside of PI or some sort of intelligence service, I'm not sure there's anyone "hiring" stealthy infiltrators. At least in no legitimate capacity.
by Xanatos
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Need training tips
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: Need training tips

I posted some basic training regimes some time ago to help one keep in shape and attuned for night ops: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1287 Simple exercises to develop & maintain situation awareness, sharpen one's senses, maintain fitness & agility and gear checks. Easy to follow, if...
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Train company’s data found
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Train company’s data found

Well it's still open. Would be a HUGE PR problem if that info was made public.
by Xanatos
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Train company’s data found
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Train company’s data found

Is the data useful? 200GB is a lot to sift through.
by Xanatos
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Stealth Observing - Non Digital Binoculars vs Iphone 7 Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

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

I generally don't carry a phone with me on ops and make sure my cameras don't have GPS tracking. Monoculars are pretty compact, some you can conceal in the palm of your hand.
by Xanatos
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Outsider looking in
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Re: Outsider looking in

Even if you 'win' a case you usually still have to pay court fees & such, meaning you never truly come out on top. I try to skirt the law whenever necessary, covering my tracks to ensure I'm never caught in the first place. Hope we're able to provide some of that knowledge you find so useful.