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by CookieThief
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Echo Location
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

Echo Location

I just finished Daredevil season 2 (great show for oppers) and for those who don't know Daredevil is a blind guy that has super senses so he can "see" with sound. So I looked around online for real life human echo locators and there are blind people that have a functioning echo location skills. Test...
by CookieThief
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Batcave
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: Batcave

That does seem more effective then building a cache, if an opper would do it how would they go about it?
by CookieThief
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Batcave
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Batcave

A tunneling/cache thread, with night ops in mind. A hiding place for gear, plans, and *cough other stuff. Anything from a hole in the ground to a makeshift shelter, would be very useful. Would this be a viable project? Any resources would be welcome.
by CookieThief
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: First op advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3365

Re: First op advice

Whats your load out (your gear)? For your first op planing is the best way to go. The way in, the way out, secondary routes, time frame, how much gear you need, what your goal is, etc. Go though every step and polish it as much as possible. Noise check your load out by putting it on jumping running ...
by CookieThief
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A "Tool" for capture without escape
Replies: 8
Views: 4342

Re: A "Tool" for capture without escape

Not a mod but this would be better in the bad ideas section. Night ops and even black ops aren't high stakes enough for this option, this is POW stuff.
by CookieThief
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Home made
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Home made

I already have a half mask I got from a sports store and I clip my hood on my head, that's what I do now. I have done the t-shirt mask, though wearing it as a shirt then turning it into a mask is a useful idea. The point is making something anything from scratch which I have zero experience in. I pl...
by CookieThief
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Home made
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Home made

There can be a lot of benefits to making opping gear yourself like no paper trail, customizing it to your taste, and saving money. I however have no skills in making things, like sewing, welding, or anything like it. So as an experiment I am going to try to a mask out of some cloth and see if its wo...
by CookieThief
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Zzzzz
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

Zzzzz

Sleep is meant for night time for humans, that is the general consensus of science. Poly sleep cycles exist but do carry health risks and may or may not work depending on the individual. Nightlife still exists though from more mainstream activities (clubs parties) to our little hobby. So how does on...
by CookieThief
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Stealthiswiki
Replies: 1
Views: 2117

Stealthiswiki

http://stealthis.wiki/ It has a lot of info on more fringe like topics in a guide format. It even refs night ops in one of the topics. Since its in a wiki form anyone can edit which means adding to the night ops section could bring in more users. Also I love their section on "security culture" which...
by CookieThief
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Stealth shopping
Replies: 12
Views: 3583

Re: Stealth shopping

What about the age old question of buying something online but not wanting it to be shipped to you address. PO boxes, abandoned/empty for sale houses, and a friends place are the main answers, I can't think of anything else though.
by CookieThief
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Stealth shopping
Replies: 12
Views: 3583

Stealth shopping

When it comes to buying gear which is better, online or a store to see if it is quality? Does it depend on the gear? Also if one is buying "questionable" items how would one buy them without drawing attention. Knifes, lockpicks, climbing gear, or whatever the opper wants.
by CookieThief
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: The Color Black
Replies: 41
Views: 33291

Re: The Color Black

When is comes to color in an urbanized environment dark grey works the best for me. The side walks, walls, buildings and most urban structures are grey concrete. Add a shadow and you are hidden.
by CookieThief
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: What then?
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

What then?

When you op it is a good idea to wear a face mask, but what happens when a security camera has an image of you in your opping gear? I worry that a masked person trespassing would cause some interest to the blues. Do you get rid of your gear, hide or destroy it?. How long do you wait till everything ...
by CookieThief
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Be like Water.
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Be like Water.

I have been working on a way to practice and improve my stealth foot work. It involves water and some sort of container like a bathtub or a bucket you can fit your foot in. Fill your bathtub and take your shoes off ( or not I guess) and just step in like you are walking. There will be a noisy splash...
by CookieThief
Fri May 20, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: New Here
Replies: 3
Views: 4029

Re: New Here

New blood awesome. Welcome!!
by CookieThief
Wed May 11, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: EDC (every day carry) Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 18050

Re: EDC (every day carry) Thread

Wallet
Phone
Keys
Wristwatch
Small bandana
Pen- For writing and self defense.

Hey the pen is mightier than the sword.
by CookieThief
Wed May 11, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Bypassing Alarms---The Smart Way.
Replies: 10
Views: 4642

Re: Bypassing Alarms---The Smart Way.

Me too, "the", "wire" and "it". A few others too.

This is way over my head, I'll just stick to avoiding or running like hell.
by CookieThief
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Let's talk camera work for Dare Ops.
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: Let's talk camera work for Dare Ops.

Are you worried that the pics could compromise you in any way? What are some things you do to prevent that, beyond wearing a mask.
by CookieThief
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Folding Bolt Cutters
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Folding Bolt Cutters

I don't use brute force because the urban explorer of me won't let me and it leaves a bigger trail. "Leave no trace" as an UE and more so an opper that is the rule to follow.
by CookieThief
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Lowering Your Equipment Profile - Now with Pics!
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: Lowering Your Equipment Profile

Could you post some pictures to help explain some of the actions you are describing? Also I love the cargo drop pouch idea, I have been looking for ways to carry my gear in an more concealed way, while being able to move around well. Any more night op oriented stealth carry while on the op and for e...
by CookieThief
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Defeat Padlocks with pair of Wrenches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2805

Re: Defeat Padlocks with pair of Wrenches?

Still prefer shims or just raking the padlock. Again most pad locks are very easy to bypass, this is a less effective alternative. Interesting though ,could be useful in a pinch.
by CookieThief
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Armor
Replies: 12
Views: 5492

Re: Armor

wfff024 wrote:Thinking about getting something like this: [url]http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Eight-ExoS ... 0059CWUNE/[/code]
Looks very light weight and low profile since it goes under your clothes.
Perfect, that was more along my line of thinking. Jezz Amazon has fucking everything.
by CookieThief
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: POP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: POP!!!

This happens to me all the time, I felt like a cartoon character tiptoeing around making so much noise. The way I fix it is to stretch before sneaking, do at least semi regular yoga, and other treatments that refer to joints (warm baths, hot pad etc). For the toes, I crack them like I would my finge...
by CookieThief
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: This sounds interesting...
Replies: 4
Views: 3537

Re: This sounds interesting...

Good for you getting into opping. As for getting to your target there are two main ways you can do it. You can either go full gear or modify the way you are wearing them. Full gear: I don't do it this way much but I have done it before. Map your home (base or HQ) and your target and look for any roa...
by CookieThief
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Site To collaboration effort
Replies: 5
Views: 3869

Re: Site To collaboration effort

Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of links to all these types of sites? But as Illu explained that would be hard for a number of reasons. I wanted something like this and didn't understand why nobody was doing it, now I get it. Of course I want to find all those sites in the shadows of the internet...
by CookieThief
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Shoutout to CookieThief
Replies: 2
Views: 2863

Re: Shoutout to CookieThief

Tbh I don't know if I am going to stay, I might but the admin there doesn't seem to want to do anything but just keep it floating. It looks like a good site but it is empty with no posters.
by CookieThief
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Homemade firearms
Replies: 6
Views: 3810

Re: Homemade firearms

Personally I stay away from making DIY guns unless you are a gunsmith. Either way be careful for technological and legal reasons.
by CookieThief
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

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

I'd be willing to help with raw information and technique but actually writing everything into a "guide" format just isn't something I'm up for currently. So if anyone takes up this task and has questions just let me know. I don't claim to know everything but I know enough that I don't care to writ...
by CookieThief
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Forced Entry Tools (Perimeter Breaching Tools)
Replies: 12
Views: 4244

Re: Forced Entry Tools (Perimeter Breaching Tools)

I was surfing the web and I found ideas for some collapsible tools, like a crow bar and pick guns. Maybe you could make something like that to strap to your back?
by CookieThief
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Nyctophilia
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Nyctophilia

"Preference for the night or darkness" Google definition but you get the point. I would assume that we here at NO could relate to liking nighttime a bit more then others, if not we need a name change. My question is why, why do we like the dark instead of the light. Why does anyone like it? Is is bo...
by CookieThief
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Horror movies
Replies: 1
Views: 2621

Horror movies

Whenever I watch or read something truly scary to me and turn off the lights I get uneasy. I was planning an op last night but I couldn't go out because it felt wrong and I couldn't see the way I normally do at night. I have been going out at night for a long time, been in pitch black, and never fel...
by CookieThief
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Recommended camo
Replies: 9
Views: 4340

Re: Recommended camo

Black or dark grey matching sweats for low risk ops and BDUs of the same for higher risk . I don't use camo, much I mostly look like a night jogger unless I have a mask and gloves on. If the AO is in nature I roll around in the dirt and pat myself down, its not as good as hunting camo but it does he...
by CookieThief
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

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

Starting with the condescending NO library.
by CookieThief
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Moonlight ops
Replies: 13
Views: 4956

Re: Moonlight ops

Library.
by CookieThief
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Moonlight ops
Replies: 13
Views: 4956

Re: Moonlight ops

Think of it as the in between of Day and Night ops. I would practice hiding your shadow and silhouette by moonlight.

Read this http://nightops.net/doc/mov_stealth/The ... bility.txt
by CookieThief
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Night sight or Invisibility
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

Night sight or Invisibility

Which would you rather have and why?
by CookieThief
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: *Underground* Websites
Replies: 20
Views: 9108

Re: *Underground* Websites

http://rorta.proboards.com/ huh :D

Btw this is just a read only site, an archive. Still cool tho.
by CookieThief
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: *Underground* Websites
Replies: 20
Views: 9108

Re: *Underground* Websites

Yeah yeah, fair enough. I mean this place counts so you got one?
by CookieThief
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: *Underground* Websites
Replies: 20
Views: 9108

Re: *Underground* Websites

So why don't we as one try to find more?
by CookieThief
Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: *Underground* Websites
Replies: 20
Views: 9108

Update

www.the-militia.com Down www.roguesci.org Down www.rorta.net Down www.totse.com Down (Duh) www.wraiths.org Down www.infiltration.org Up www.bombshock.com/ Up www.rotteneggs.com/ Up http://www.artoftheninja.com/ Down www.lockpicking101.com Up http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/ Up http://thedisease.net/ Do...
by CookieThief
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Down the hole
Replies: 1
Views: 1863

Down the hole

So I was mapping out my local underground (literal not musical) and I came across this hole. Its is part of a Storm drainage system and its about the size of those tunnel slides at playgrounds. The problem is that It is like a slide and I don't know whats on the other side. I tossed some rocks down ...
by CookieThief
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Guide Request Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3651

Re: Guide Request Thread

Necromancy post. This guide would be amazing, so I am bringing this thread back from the dead. Anyone willing to make a guide on this? This could be a little test for NOCOM Lynx suggested?
by CookieThief
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: Homework Extra Credit Assignment
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

Re: Night Ops: Homework Extra Credit Assignment

I seem to have using this skill without knowing what it was. But, now that I concentrate I hear/feel less then I did. Could you expand on tactile perception? Perhaps with some links to pages talking about the subject?
by CookieThief
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: I have found my people!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6435

Re: I have found my people!!!!

At the time of this message I am in the lounge!!!
by CookieThief
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

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

Well, there are some posts that can be generally accepted under one label and "legit". Put those together then add the more grey stuff and let peer review sort the rest out.
by CookieThief
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

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

That is a great idea, find all the info from each thread, test it/peer review, and add it to a more specific label. It would still take time but its a good place to start.
by CookieThief
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Dazing and Snatching
Replies: 5
Views: 2577

Re: Dazing and Snatching

I remember dragon age, I should play that again. I respectfully disagree. You don't need to be skilled to reach and pull something out of a pocket while you shove someone, at least not like a pickpocket on the streets. It was useful to me when I botched a pull so I "snatched" the wallet. In a night ...
by CookieThief
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Dazing and Snatching
Replies: 5
Views: 2577

Re: Dazing and Snatching

What do you mean I am missing steps? Could you elaborate? You don't need to restrain them, what I mean by "snatching" is taking something very quickly using you shoving them off balance as an opening to "snatch" what you need/want. Similar to pickpocket but without the unnoticed misdirection, they k...
by CookieThief
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Dazing and Snatching
Replies: 5
Views: 2577

Dazing and Snatching

So I have been debating whether to post this, because it doesn't relate to ops directly but in light (little reverse pun there) of my last op, I thought it would be good to share. Dazing: Using your body to "daze" or knock to the ground, push back or aside someone to escape. Snatching: Similar to Da...
by CookieThief
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops Guide - We need a bigger one.
Replies: 30
Views: 11945

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

The first step would be starting with a topic. One could find existing guides on a topic and making a list of the legit and the bullshit then submit for peer review? Stealth movement, lock picking, or something?