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by Xanatos
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Gravity Hook
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Gravity Hook

Eh, so long as it does the job. No point going bigger than needed.
inb4: "that's what she said"
by Xanatos
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Gravity Hook
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Gravity Hook

How does it compare in strength to a traditional grappling hook? I've got a small folding one. Just curious what advantages this design has.
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Cricket Stealth Walking
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Cricket Stealth Walking

I often do the same with neighbourhood cats, although sometimes it's harder to spot them first. But if you can sneak up on a cat, you can sneak up on anything.
by Xanatos
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Hello Everyone

NewGuy wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:10 pm
NOPCON? Dares? These are new terms to me, and searching the web didn't really help. Can anyone explain?
Dare Forum
NOPCON 1

NOPCON 2 threads are scattered around the Experiences section.
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Hello Everyone

StelTec can do whatever the fuck he wants. If he wants to swing hammers & katanas around, that's his business. He doesn't work for Night Ops and isn't obligated to make content specifically for us or you. He's another content creator like myself - people enjoy some of our stuff, they don't enjoy the...
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Is this site censored in China?
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Is this site censored in China?

Too many vodka spammers. Those random threads you see regularly in Cyrillic with a bunch of URLs embedded? Yeah, spend a lot of my time cleaning up those.
by Xanatos
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Hello Everyone

We have a History section in our Library , as for the 'Temple' you're probably referring to an op from 2016 during NOPCON II by Psychlonic and I. Dares are a fun way to test your limits and explore new targets. So long as you have a camera that can take photos in the dark (flash photography, nightvi...
by Xanatos
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Is this site censored in China?
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Is this site censored in China?

You can disguise it as UberEats.
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Is this site censored in China?
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Is this site censored in China?

Carrier pigeons with USB sticks?
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Covert Camping
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Covert Camping

Currently on lockdown again and I'm getting some cabin fever. Awaiting a couple of items in the post and I think I'll slip out for a spot of covert camping. Will take pictures of my setup.
by Xanatos
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Is this site censored in China?
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Is this site censored in China?

I don't know... we've never had a Chinese member before, so far as I can tell.
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment
Replies: 52
Views: 29599

Re: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment

NewGuy wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:13 am
- I could upgrade my emergency food! Could be handy for anything more long term.
Semechki is an operator's best friend! viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2009
by Xanatos
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment
Replies: 52
Views: 29599

Re: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment

This is a common phenomenon. It's easier to see things the lower you are. Not too sure of the physics behind it, but crouching makes it better to scan your environment.
by Xanatos
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment
Replies: 52
Views: 29599

Re: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment

That's a lot of alleyways. Where do you live, Sin City?

Also, khaki/tan/coyote brown are very common colours in today's everyday fashion. You wouldn't look out of place at all.
by Xanatos
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: New Guy

Deviant's friends with Karl Kasarda from InRangeTV, right?
by Xanatos
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment
Replies: 52
Views: 29599

Re: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment

That's a lot of takeaway info for one day, you're picking it up quickly.
by Xanatos
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: New Guy

MustacheOperator posted some useful info on hacking, drone surveillance and other tech-related NO activities. You should give his threads a look.
by Xanatos
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

A lot of the padlocks around here are usually situated in little hidey-holes (especially on shipping containers) meaning you can't fit anything bigger than a key up there. Still, useful to know if you need to open a padlock in a pinch and don't have access to more specialised tools.
by Xanatos
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Traditional Kaginawa hooks
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Traditional Kaginawa hooks

Can they actually support any weight or would the iron just snap?
by Xanatos
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Drop-Leg Platform Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Drop-Leg Platform Redux

Skittles tubes? Yeah. Quick to deploy with 1 hand & easily disposable.
by Xanatos
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Drop-Leg Platform Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Drop-Leg Platform Redux

Got a similar pouch I carry my metsu-bishi in - perfectly fits 2 tubes.
by Xanatos
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

There's plenty of buildings in my area vulnerable to this tool, I think. Might give it a go.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Hyperstealth Corp
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Hyperstealth Corp

I think the best application would be not as a true 'invisibility' shield/cloak, but a sort of multi-terrain ghillie suit to disguise your colour & form in any environment and make yourself seem as something other than human. People would still see something there, but won't be able to recognise it ...
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

Re: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows

I still tend to favour the cross-step method as a general rule, although sometimes employ a faster fox step if I need to keep my vision stable to detect movement.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Modern Rogue & Lockpicking Lawyer are both good resources. Can confirm.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: ...What the F***????
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: ...What the F***????

She has a YT channel now? I remember seeing ACJ's videos years ago and found them to be of... mixed quality. Don't really buy her claim to legitimacy to ninjitsu though.
by Xanatos
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Hyperstealth Corp
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Hyperstealth Corp

Is it in 'cloak' form yet or still a solid sheet? Cool as it would be to instantly hide from an observer, can't really see myself lugging around a pavise on an op.
by Xanatos
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision

Either that or do a gate vault , where you flop your torso over the fence and use your hands to push/lift your legs over. Doesn't work on spiked/barbed fences though. On lateral motion, a couple of times I've been in someone's FoV (whether they're actively looking for me or just passively scanning) ...
by Xanatos
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Your first hacking job - war driving
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Your first hacking job - war driving

I'm all for this sort of stuff, especially in today's increasingly tech-heavy world. I'm just not quite tech-savvy enough to give it a go.
by Xanatos
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Night Ops Video
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Night Ops Video

Ah yes, I know of Brent's channel. Does a lot of camouflage effectiveness videos and some other useful tutorials/field guides.
by Xanatos
Thu May 27, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Rappeling/climbing
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Rappeling/climbing

I'm pretty simple; grappling hook on some rope. What sort of heights do you use all the extra kit for?
by Xanatos
Thu May 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: SCUBA divers??
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: SCUBA divers??

I'm not averse to using higher end equipment to tackle harder targets and SCUBA gear certainly opens up a lot of new avenues. I however have no experience in this area, but someone who owns SCUBA gear/has gone diving before may be able to chime in. How easy is it to remain hidden underwater? How eas...
by Xanatos
Thu May 27, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Plates + A few firearms
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Plates + A few firearms

If weight's an issue (especially with the long gun), what do you think of the WWSD2020 by Brownells? Seems like a top-of-the-line AR platform that's lightweight, reliable and handy.
by Xanatos
Thu May 27, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Breaching tools
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Breaching tools

Lockpicks & crowbars for me. They seem to get me into most places.
by Xanatos
Mon May 24, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: TOR Mirror?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: TOR Mirror?

Secant may be able to arrange that.
by Xanatos
Fri May 21, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Infiltration Inspiration(?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Infiltration Inspiration(?)

Hmm... looks interesting, but $28 for an early access game? Kinda steep.

I do like that tactical banana though. May start carrying one on ops with me.
by Xanatos
Thu May 20, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Hello

Social skills are a part of stealth - learning to blend in and exploit weaknesses.
by Xanatos
Thu May 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Hello

Stealth is probably the best asset to have for survival, moreso than combat.
by Xanatos
Wed May 19, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Hello

Nameless, how appropriate for the true Anonymous. What brought you to us?
by Xanatos
Sat May 15, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 62
Views: 6100

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

That watch would be real handy.
by Xanatos
Sun May 09, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Scooter weapon build
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Scooter weapon build

Is it supposed to be like a collapsible baton? Might make a useful climbing aid too.
by Xanatos
Mon May 03, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 62
Views: 6100

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

Nifty. Definitely helps you familiarise yourself with the internals of a lock with that 1-5 diagram.
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

In the palm it fits nice & snug when collapsed and in the pocket it's practically invisible (thanks to the 'no-profile' clip). It also comes with a Kydex sheath and multiple mounting options if you wish to wear it externally on a belt, vest or other mounting platform. Weight wise I say it's perfect ...
by Xanatos
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Time for a new workout thread.
Replies: 64
Views: 45355

Re: Time for a new workout thread.

An easy-to-follow guide with no major changes to lifestyle or diet. Thanks, Psych.
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

They're prohibited to import (with exceptions) but not illegal to 'own' (with exceptions).
by Xanatos
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

Couldn't resist.
provoke1.JPG
Pretty sure I got the last one in the country too.
provoke2.jpg
Comparison with some of my other EDC karambits.
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 11720

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

As well as camos...
by Xanatos
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 13
Views: 11720

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

I like how this topic brought back a lot of old members. Haven't seen some of you in ages.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New dusk
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: New dusk

More or less the same. Been a fan of sneaking around where & when I'm no supposed to be since as far back as I can remember.
by Xanatos
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New dusk
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: New dusk

How long you been lurking?