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by Ghost
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Good to see the site running
Replies: 3
Views: 4666

Re: Good to see the site running

Welcome back, friend.
by Ghost
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.
Replies: 30
Views: 10062

Re: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.

I'm currently working on a pretty large guide myself, covering what I believe are the basic elements of night opping. It'll basically read like a compendium of night ops skills and the theory behind them, organized by which "element of opping" they fall into. These elements include Gear, Awareness, ...
by Ghost
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Knife
Replies: 26
Views: 13672

Re: Knife

The pentagon has a seriously grippy handle, and I have never had my hand slip down towards the blade. I have used the knife covered in water, dirt, and mud, and this really hasn't been an issue. The only need for a prominent handguard would be to protect the hand while parrying or attempting to cont...
by Ghost
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: SOME ONE POST SOMETHING!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5450

Re: SOME ONE POST SOMETHING!!!!!

...We didn't start the fire It was always burning Since the world's been turning We didn't start the fire No we didn't light it But we tried to fight it... Mutton Dagger, Old Blind Bob, Hanging Johnny, Fishing Rod, Tallywhacker, Pocket Rocket, One-eyed Trouser, Trout. Ding Dong, Ankle-Spanker, Pork...
by Ghost
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: SOME ONE POST SOMETHING!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5450

Re: SOME ONE POST SOMETHING!!!!!

75 gr black hills match hp .395 bc - 2750 fps 25yd/225yd zero 50 deg. F @ 300ft above sea level range(yd)/drop(in)/drop(mil)/wind(mil) 0 / -1.5 / n/a / 10mph *25 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.1 50 / 1.2 / 0.7 / 0.1 75 / 2.1 / 0.8 / 0.2 100 / 2.7 / 0.7 / 0.2 125 / 2.9 / 0.6 / 0.3 150 / 2.7 / 0.5 / 0.4 175 / 2.2 / ...
by Ghost
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lockpicks - What you need to get started
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Lockpicks - What you need to get started

This is a quick write up for folks in the US looking to get started with picking locks. There has been plenty written about "how" to pick locks, but not a whole lot about which tools a beginner should buy. Picking locks can be somewhat intimidating for the uninitiated, so I figured I'd post this qui...
by Ghost
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: SOME ONE POST SOMETHING!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5450

Re: SOME ONE POST SOMETHING!!!!!

Hard hands: - If you have Eight or less: always hit. - If you have Nine: Double if the dealer has 3 thru 6, otherwise hit. - If you have Ten: Double if the dealer has 2 thru 9, otherwise hit. - If you have Eleven: Double if the dealer has 2 thru 10, Hit if dealer has Ace. - If you have Twelve: Hit i...
by Ghost
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: CAPTCHAs
Replies: 4
Views: 7431

Re: CAPTCHAs

I'm pretty sure they're just rusty because they're made of iron.

Here's a new one, just in case your first one was damaged past the point of being able to repair it.
by Ghost
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!
Replies: 4
Views: 2987

Re: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!

Welcome to night ops, Kitsune. I am assuming you are the same Kitsune that 'Kage has told me about. The site here has loads of great information on it, so don't feel shy about jumping into or creating a topic on anything you find interesting here. There are literally centuries of collective stealth ...
by Ghost
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Finally back...Again.
Replies: 8
Views: 6474

Re: Finally back...Again.

Eh, look who stopped living in 1988 and finally got back online. I assume that Kitsune is ours? Nice to see you back home here my friend.
by Ghost
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 9
Views: 6049

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

I started doing it a couple years before I ever heard the term "night ops". Sneaking out and exploring just for the fun of being stealthy seemed natural to me as a child. Eventually I stumbled across the "night ops" threads on &totse, and discovered that my hobby had both a name and an active commun...
by Ghost
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision
Replies: 16
Views: 5582

Re: Project: Euryphaessa - Biological Night Vision

You have my attention, sir. As well as my opping boner.
by Ghost
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Unusual gears
Replies: 44
Views: 12337

Re: Unusual gears

How about a non-contact voltage detector? They can be invaluable when you're scouting for alarms, or checking to see if an old building still has power running to it. Yoi can even get them with "silent" modes that make no noise when they detect electricity.
by Ghost
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: I have found my people!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5575

Re: I have found my people!!!!

Welcome to the site, it sounds like you'll make a nice fit here. I can't claim to know much about hacking, but I suppose you could consider night opping to be "physical hacking". Experiences is always good reading to get you in the mood for some stealth, and both the Gear and Techniques forums can b...
by Ghost
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Sneaky Beaky Like
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

Re: Sneaky Beaky Like

Welcome, and I'll echo the first two guys. Just get out there and start gaining experience before you spend money on nice gear. When I first started opping, my only gear was a black pair of khakis, black under armor, a balaclava I used for skiiing. Oh, and a cheap maglite, with a homemade dagger I c...
by Ghost
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Oh, this is a thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 3775

Re: Oh, this is a thing?

Welcome to the site. We're all about stealth (for it's own sake) here, so you should fit right in. There are plenty of oppers out there who have nothing to do with stealing, and the cool thing is that we're pretty accepting here now on whatever moral outlook folks choose to follow. I encourage you t...
by Ghost
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Telephone booth
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: Telephone booth

I've usually mixed 50/50 when I've needed to civ up in order to reach my area of operations. For example, my bottom half will be black BDU pants, black running shoes, and my gear belt, with my gloves and balaclava in one cargo pocket and my combat shirt in the other. On top I'll wear an untucked cas...
by Ghost
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Hidden gear.
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Hidden gear.

I've carried my gear several different ways, and I always go back to the gear belt. It's pretty easy to find pouches that stay in place and fit your gear perfectly. The only time I'll stick something in a pocket is when it's sized very similarly to the dimensions of the pocket, won't shift around wh...
by Ghost
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Night Ops patches
Replies: 35
Views: 34791

Re: Night Ops patches

Here's a random update: NOPCON skill tabs for those who attended will be inbound very soon. A general Night Ops patch will follow shortly.
by Ghost
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Unusual gears
Replies: 44
Views: 12337

Re: Unusual gears

Last I heard from him, which was several years ago, he was living in Montreal, Canada and was attempting to start up his own ryu of ninjutsu. He fell completely off the grid shortly thereafter. It's a shame, because he was a good friend on here and really would have enjoyed NOPCON.
by Ghost
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: On the missing Night Ops VIII thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Re: On the missing Night Ops VIII thread.

I thought we made a pact never to speak of that thread or the information it contained ever again. The opping community wasn't ready to cope with those revelations then, and it sure as hell isn't now.

Edit: if anyone asks, just tell them it was a typographical error.
by Ghost
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Any interest in a powerful GPS/Google Map combo for <100USD?
Replies: 17
Views: 5013

Re: Any interest in a powerful GPS/Google Map combo for <100

I would certainly be interested in such a device, provided it could be made water/frog piss resistant.
by Ghost
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Any old timers here 40+ ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3631

Re: Any old timers here 40+ ?

More or less what Eden said. Had you made this thread seven or eight years ago, you'd have had much better luck. We're actually a bit short on members both young and old right now; I guess you could say we're in a reconstruction period. That said, maybe some folks will step out of the shadows and su...
by Ghost
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A Nice Ops Carol
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: A Nice Ops Carol

Merry Christmas once again, friends.
by Ghost
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: State of the Fringe Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 28059

Re: State of the Fringe Forum

This is the first I've heard of Zoklet going down, which shows how little I've been on the intertubes lately. It was no &Totse, but it stood for the same thing, and for that reason alone I was a member there. Back in the early 2000's I thought that there would always be some site out there where you...
by Ghost
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: dead?
Replies: 6
Views: 2545

Re: dead?

Note that he made no claims of having a pulse... :D
by Ghost
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Dream Gear Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Dream Gear Thread

I'm more with AEternaeon on this one. NVDs are great for certain purposes, but I wouldn't be able to op very effectively in the areas I do wearing thousands of dollars of electronics on my head. I rarely op in total darkness, and not only are there a lot of random streetlight/floodlights around, but...
by Ghost
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Dream Gear Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Dream Gear Thread

I'd love to see Crye start selling a combat shirt and pants in multicam black. So far there are only two companies I know of that are selling the stuff. Beyond that? I could always use more lockpicks, but I haven't been practicing enough lately to make it worthwhile. Since this is a "dream gear" thr...
by Ghost
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Buying some gears
Replies: 7
Views: 3215

Re: Buying some gears

Paintball and air soft gear usually looks very similar to actual issued military gear, although it's often much cheaper quality. I would suggest using any online store that sells gear to military/law enforcement. Most of these stores will sell to civilians, and provided you have the money there is n...
by Ghost
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Communication Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 4148

Re: Communication Methods

I've always found that traditional methods work best. My team and I use a mixture of gestures, hand signals, and small noises to communicate when we're not in speaking range. It's the least flexible method, but it's the safest by far. When you've known your partners for years, half the time you don'...
by Ghost
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: GHOOOOOST
Replies: 11
Views: 4490

Re: GHOOOOOST

Fagget I always thought you were the one standing next to Teu, now all I see is someone who dresses in all black because he's too scared to be convicted as a white person if caught, you super awesome person whom I love in an entirely fabulous way. I thought that Xana was to the far left, you were i...
by Ghost
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: GHOOOOOST
Replies: 11
Views: 4490

Re: GHOOOOOST

Local superstition is no match for a sound mind. Unless the Crow from Ong Bak 2 & 3 drops from the sky and kicks you through a wall, you've got nothing to worry about. Any apparitions you think you might see are just your own imaginings. Since when does Ghost look like Crow? He's a total waifu, I c...
by Ghost
Wed May 28, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Chat-Room Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 218945

Re: Chat-Room Thread

I see there are a few people on right now, anyone fancy a chat?
by Ghost
Tue May 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: new boots?/Opper update
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

Re: new boots?/Opper update

Spets wrote:Belleville. Ive had my pair for years and they are the best boots ive owned.
Seconding this. They are very underpriced for what they are. Great quality of construction and long lasting.
by Ghost
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: The Color Black
Replies: 41
Views: 29197

Re: The Color Black

Well, Xana pretty much hit the nail right on the head here. Black is almost always going to be worse than a camo pattern suited to the environment, but it has the advantage of working reasonably well in every environment. If I could only choose one single outfit to wear while opping, it would almost...
by Ghost
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Chat idle timeout
Replies: 9
Views: 11322

Re: Chat idle timeout

So, are these anonymous users who are idling, or users who have logged in?. Anonymous users. I'll start comparing their IPs to those of our members here next time I see it happening, Like you said it's probably just members who want to lurk the chat, but it never hurts to be careful. I certainly th...
by Ghost
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: The only thing new about me is the name
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: The only thing new about me is the name

Well the other two mods posted here, so I guess I can't allow myself to be outdone. Welcome back to us, are you perhaps someone I'd recognize?
by Ghost
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Chat idle timeout
Replies: 9
Views: 11322

Re: Chat idle timeout

I've noticed this too, lately. It seems like there have been either a few users or bots that have been sitting in the chat for hours or days at a time, just "monitoring" the conversations. I'd support the idea of a 30 minute timeout, or something along those lines.
by Ghost
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: On dealing with confrontations
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: On dealing with confrontations

Doesn't matter if they accurately remember the intruder wearing Multicam BDUs, 5.11 Tactical Boots and a Guy Fawkes mask, just as long as they don't see your face. Agreed. Opping gear is clothing meant to hide you and enhance your stealthiness. It doesn't matter if you're seen in it more than once,...
by Ghost
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: SeV alpha
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: SeV alpha

Lol, clothing is just like anything else. The more you pay, the higher quality item you receive. Unfortunately price increases much, much faster than quality does. Eventually you end up paying massive amounts for only marginal gains in quality. Behold, the $550 softshell: http://leaf.arcteryx.com/pr...
by Ghost
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: new around here
Replies: 9
Views: 3480

Re: new around here

Welcome to the site. Feel free to post around, there is a ton of good information to be found here. Hopefully I'll see you in chat again.
by Ghost
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: SeV alpha
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: SeV alpha

Well it looks like a decent softshell jacket to me. The price doesn't seem unreasonable for what it is, as a softshell from some of the higher level manufacturers will cost you several times that price. The company, Scottevest, has a pretty good reputation for tactical and travel clothing. Personall...
by Ghost
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: TAD Gear Review: The Best Nightopping Trouser Made?
Replies: 21
Views: 8760

Re: TAD Gear Review: The Best Nightopping Trouser Made?

No, although I have been lurking it a bit. There have actually been night opping threads over in alternative sports, thanks to Roxas I believe.
by Ghost
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: I'm back.

I don't recognize it offhand. I'm assuming you changed it? Correct. I was 'Therin the Hand" for a long time on here, but when the name no longer fit I changed it. As for big things that have happened... This past summer I hosted the first ever NOPCON meetup. Castles, airbases, hospitals, asylums an...
by Ghost
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: TAD Gear Review: The Best Nightopping Trouser Made?
Replies: 21
Views: 8760

Re: TAD Gear Review: The Best Nightopping Trouser Made?

Yeah it was pretty amusing - I was browsing through the front page and noticed some pictures that looked VERY familiar. Small fucking world, lol.
by Ghost
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New Member..hoping to report most Night ops
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: New Member..hoping to report most Night ops

Welcome. I look forward to reading your opping stories, have you been at it long?
by Ghost
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: TAD Gear Review: The Best Nightopping Trouser Made?
Replies: 21
Views: 8760

Re: TAD Gear Review: The Best Nightopping Trouser Made?

Look what I found! I guess we share more interests than just night opping, /k/omrade! :D
by Ghost
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: I'm back.

I certainly remember you, although you probably don't recognize this handle. How is life treating you?
by Ghost
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hi and Cheers for a Great site
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Re: Hi and Cheers for a Great site

Welcome to the site. Feel free to check out the chat, and don't be afraid to start up a new topic or add your input. We tend to be pretty low-key and informal around here. How long have you been doing urban ex, if you don't mind me asking?
by Ghost
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Nopcon Writeups Compiled
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: Nopcon Writeups Compiled

Excellent job, thank you.