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by stealththief
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: bikes as a means of urban escape
Replies: 3
Views: 2469

bikes as a means of urban escape

Hey, I don't know how many of you are in cities, but if you are you may want to consider having a bike hidden near where you op to get out quickly. I've been riding around as a means of transportation in my daily life and it's super fast. Some other things you may want to consider: You can bike agai...
by stealththief
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: EDC (every day carry) Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 18952

Re: EDC (every day carry) Thread

No camera but I carry the following (note that I always wear cargo pants or cargo shorts): Pocket knife attached to belt with a small cord Woodland camouflage bandanna Cell phone Chapstick Lighter (not at the moment since I lost my last one, but normally) Wallet (ID, house key) iPod Headphones Pen I...
by stealththief
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: So I am writing a novel.....
Replies: 7
Views: 3456

Re: So I am writing a novel.....

Swim should drop the shades, night time + shades = not being able to see well.
by stealththief
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Naval Ops - Because there is too little knowledge.
Replies: 9
Views: 3888

Re: Naval Ops - Because there is too little knowledge.

This is great, I've been interested in water stuff for a while but never really had the opportunity/need to perform any. Good write up.
by stealththief
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: College Campus and Security Cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 3478

Re: College Campus and Security Cameras

I'm not living on campus anymore but I did a few ops, just exploration and roofs really. Never really messed with vending machines much, I hear you can tape up a dollar with packing tape and get it back by pulling, or entering access codes to change settings but I don't know the specifics of it all.
by stealththief
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Open Source Technology: Canine Defeat
Replies: 41
Views: 14176

Re: Open Source Technology: Canine Defeat

If you know ahead of time that you'll get tracked by dogs you can grab a can of this: http://www.bigandtallhuntingclothes.co.cc/big-and-tall-hunting-clothes/ghillie-suit-ghost-clothes-wash-12-fl-oz-scent-elimination-hunting-gear/ and give the dogs a hard time smelling you, I'd be sure to put it on m...
by stealththief
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Auto-login not working
Replies: 6
Views: 4394

Re: Auto-login not working

I get the same thing but I haven't found any solutions, autologin works on other forums.
by stealththief
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Greetings

Hey, welcome to the site, nice to see you have some very useful skills to share.
by stealththief
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)
Replies: 16
Views: 6775

Re: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)

For creaky stairs I usually do one of two things, either QM to distribute my weight (usually when going down) or go along the wall with as much of my weight on the hand rails or the wall but not so much that it rubs and makes noise.
by stealththief
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: starting
Replies: 9
Views: 3880

Re: starting

Some easy first ops you might want to consider are construction sites (as has been said above), anything covered in scaffolding if you like yo climb, or simply the classic of exploring your neighbors back yards. It's important to know that most "threats" or "problems" or whatever will come as you le...
by stealththief
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Update - I lied. I could resolve it.
Replies: 17
Views: 5340

Re: Update - I lied. I could resolve it.

Xanatos wrote:If Psych did post a picture of himself he'd probably be wearing a mask. :lol:
I didn't scroll up and read the update, I assumed a photo showed him with his tattoo face.
by stealththief
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Update - I lied. I could resolve it.
Replies: 17
Views: 5340

Re: Update - I lied. I could resolve it.

darktorn wrote:You have a face tattoo ? wow didn't expect that :P
?
Pics of Psych?
by stealththief
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Your Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 4737

Re: Your Diet

I eat almost only trash that I dumpster, so I get a ton of fruits and vegetables and bread. The grab bag, I might get a frozen dinner, a can of meal replacement or whatever else is getting thrown out at that time. It's pretty erratic but doesn't lack nutrition or anything I need.
by stealththief
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Update - I lied. I could resolve it.
Replies: 17
Views: 5340

Re: I have a bit of a situation I can't resolve...(Self Defense)

If you go down there and fight this guy, make sure he fears for his life, this might sound like a bit much but hear me out. If you go down and push him around and then leave he'll only get more pissed and he'll probably go after the mom and girl more than before (maybe after a short grace period fol...
by stealththief
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: For the bare beginners: escaping from your family.
Replies: 36
Views: 14162

Re: For the bare beginners: escaping from your family.

This is a problem that a lot of people face, glad you put this up, I never had to sneak out the house but it's a good resource.
by stealththief
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Alarm Detection Techniques I - The Security Decal
Replies: 3
Views: 2505

Re: Alarm Detection Techniques I - The Security Decal

This is the truth, I know a lot of people who's houses fly false stickers to deter. A lot of places just keep their old ones up even after security is changed or removed.
by stealththief
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)
Replies: 16
Views: 6775

Re: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjalicious
It's all there, his life as a UE guy and some other info, how he died, his job...
by stealththief
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Photos and The new NONET website
Replies: 18
Views: 8780

Re: Photos and The new NONET website

I like the idea of a photo on the front page, photography isn't really my thing but I wouldn't mind seeing other people's photos. Some really nice pics are up on this UE blog, the guy updates a lot too: http://nopromiseofsafety.com/
by stealththief
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Experimental Training
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: Experimental Training

For the parkour, you should add the gate vault, it keeps a low profile and is great for slowing a high fall. You can drop the monkey and lazy (well for NO anyways), for NO you only need, gate, turn, speed and/or two handed in terms of vaults, the rest are for situations night ops are two slow for. A...
by stealththief
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: No Tech Hacking
Replies: 1
Views: 1751

No Tech Hacking

This book is a nice mix of various interests that I find are prominent on this forum; computers, social engineering and general sneakiness. No Tech Hacking: A Guide to Social Engineering, Dumpster Diving and Shoulder Surfing Get it free here: http://www.ebooks-space.com/ebook/469/No-Tech-Hacking:-A-...
by stealththief
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Carpet Sandals
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: Carpet Sandals

I'm really not sure if I came up with the idea, seems like something I might be inspired to have come up with because I know a guy who uses them so "surf" tile floors or maybe I was inspired by ninja Ashiko or something, I really don't remember though lol.
by stealththief
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Humming Bird Lock Pick
Replies: 4
Views: 2471

Humming Bird Lock Pick

This seems pretty interesting, it's an electric flosser with a pick attached to it, combine with a tension wrench and you're good to go. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1562686/oral_b_humming_bird_flosser_pick/ It seems like it'd be a longer but quieter continuous sound than a pick gun (but I've never...
by stealththief
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: No Ticket No Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Re: No Ticket No Problem

Hey if a mod or admin can move this to requests that would be great.
by stealththief
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Things I've been reading
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Re: Things I've been reading

I liked the night vision one, I didn't know about the sugar cube/red light technique.
by stealththief
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Covert Camp
Replies: 18
Views: 5978

Re: Covert Camp

For hygiene/scent I'll try some hotel pools because that sounds fun, I feel that cleaning clothes won't be a problem, find a bathroom with hand soap, take some water, maybe get a bucket or a clean outdoor trashcan and use that to wash the clothes, air dry em later. If I can't get into hotel pools, I...
by stealththief
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Covert Camp
Replies: 18
Views: 5978

Re: Covert Camp

I plan on traveling light, with a large pack, probably gonna have a smaller folding bag for dumpster diving and carrying stuff when I have my big bag stashed away. I plan on having a tarp with me folded up, the groundsheet will be improvised with pallets or cardboard though depending on how hard/wet...
by stealththief
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Covert Camp
Replies: 18
Views: 5978

Re: Covert Camp

So far that's the plan;
Cities=rooftops
suburbs=invisible camps maybe roofs
No mat for me, that's extra weight that can be improvised, with either cardboard or some pallets (if I need to stay off the ground). I'm gonna try to get a green or brown (camouflage would be best) tarp, to keep bugs/rain off.
by stealththief
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Advanced Roll
Replies: 6
Views: 3087

Advanced Roll

You're running you have to jump from, and take a drop. Are you gonna slow down and hang then drop, well normally you should, unless you know how to roll with a ton of forward momentum. It's not nearly as quiet, and it'll take up a lot of room, but it's the way to go with large drops and you need a r...
by stealththief
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Covert Camp
Replies: 18
Views: 5978

Covert Camp

I've decided that I wanna travel around this summer for maybe a month, hitch rides, maybe hop trains if I can learn it from someone. I'm probably gonna be in cities I want to explore, maybe some couches or whatever, but in the suburbs and in small towns I'll probably have to camp invisibly. As a cit...
by stealththief
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Double-edged or Single?
Replies: 12
Views: 4479

Re: Double-edged or Single?

I prefer single edge. I like to use the back of the knife as a place to press the blade, or spark off of a starter block. Also I prefer a partially serrated blade to saw small things which would seem strange on a double edge knife. For fighting I'd grab a double edge first but as a general pocket kn...
by stealththief
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 4561

Re: Knives

I ended up getting a knife today from the mil surplus place nearby. I got a stainless steel Olympia folder. The blade is partially serrated (that's what I prefer) around 3 inches long, with a little peg thing so you can open it one handed or swing it open. I'm probably gonna practice opening it quic...
by stealththief
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 4561

Re: Knives

I recently lost my small Swiss Army Knife dumpster diving and my pocket knife (not sure how I lost it though). I'm wondering what a good cheap pocket knife you could recommend is. I usually cut through plastic bags, cord and in the warmer seasons small sticks. I want something relatively small since...
by stealththief
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Elimination of Required Registering.
Replies: 19
Views: 8376

Re: Elimination of Required Registering.

I'm not against it, I wouldn't mind seeing some new members and having more of the information be easier to access.
by stealththief
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Newcomers Guide to NO Jargon
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Newcomers Guide to NO Jargon

E&E - Escape and Evasion, a combination of running, hiding and waiting to escape pursuit and detection. Opper - Shorthand for Operative. Roofing - Climbing up to and exploring roofs. Draining - Entering and exploring drain. Recce - Recon more common in the UK Thief's Highway - An area that gives acc...
by stealththief
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Profiles of NightOppers
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

Re: Profiles of NightOppers

1. What are your personal skills? 2. What job would you like ideally? 3. Are we all "Jack-Of-All-Trade" drifters? 4. How do you tie your skills together? In terms of skills I'd have to say that my strongest are parkour, stealth/tool-less infiltration, and maybe resourcefulness. Apart from those I ha...
by stealththief
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Request-a-Doc
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Re: Request-a-Doc

I'm ok with that, maybe as a sticky under resources or something.
by stealththief
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)
Replies: 16
Views: 6775

Re: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)

Did he? I never recalled seeing the name until he died, to be perfectly honest. But there was also a long period where I was absent from the &T threads so it's perfectly possible I overlooked it. Anyways, this is a great way to practice and have some fun while doing it. A spin on the idea is to sim...
by stealththief
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: The Quest for Knowledge
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

Re: The Quest for Knowledge

I used to idolize my heroes but I realized they're not all perfect or even as focused on what I'm interested in as I usually felt they would be. Now I've realized that they aren't perfect but there are aspects of them that are better than those I have so I feel I look up to my heroes because of this...
by stealththief
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Motivate me, night ops.
Replies: 12
Views: 4393

Re: Motivate me, night ops.

Make a new topic about this, I have some ninjutsu techniques that relate to this that I learned not too long aog. More on the mystical side really but no reason not to try it out, it's a mind thing.
by stealththief
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: The Assault Vest: Pros, Cons, and How to Best Deal With Both
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Re: The Assault Vest: Pros, Cons, and How to Best Deal With Both

This reminds me that I need to cut the velcro off of mine, I've been meaning to do it. After reading this I want to add some softer stuff to area around my neck so it won't dig into my skin anymore.
by stealththief
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)
Replies: 16
Views: 6775

Re: Training Games: "Can't Be Seen" (Ninjalicious RIP)

I have the book, it's nice. I posted that same game on another forum and it'll develop great skills. Also cold wolf is great, I think I posted it here before, it's a parkour game, search the forum if you don't find it let me know and I'll post up how it works.
by stealththief
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Developing the skills necessary for a NightOpper
Replies: 4
Views: 2563

Re: Developing the skills necessary for a NightOpper

This is great, I'm gonna use this as a model for training dudes. It's funny how I did this without really noting the structure is the same as what you wrote.
by stealththief
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Motivate me, night ops.
Replies: 12
Views: 4393

Re: Motivate me, night ops.

Sounds like an intense little op, good job not letting the opportunity slip. Therin what works well for me is to write down your workout/training program on paper and hang it somewhere visible so it's much harder to slip your mind, that might work for you. Also the idea of catching up with your old ...
by stealththief
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: No Promise of Safety
Replies: 0
Views: 2008

No Promise of Safety

Mods if you wanna move it to resources go for it I wasn't sure where to drop this. I found a blog about a guy who does, buildering, UE, and just sneaking into places all that. He seems pretty active and if anything you can appreciate the pictures. Check him out: http://nopromiseofsafety.com/ Like th...
by stealththief
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Ankle Rolling
Replies: 3
Views: 2096

Re: Ankle Rolling

I've used this to cross shallow snow and to avoid wetting my feet in small puddles.
by stealththief
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Light removal techniques: an open question
Replies: 13
Views: 4925

Re: Light removal techniques: an open question

If you can, mess it up in the day time do that, no one will notice. Other than that, I would throw a bag over the fixture or bulb and depending on where you are you can just a have a piece of paper that says "broken" on it. This obviously won't work at residences but in most other places people will...
by stealththief
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Removing markings of ripe-stop/goretex clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Re: Removing markings of ripe-stop/goretex clothing?

That's what I was about to tell you, just throw some dark tape over it, or sew in a dark patch if goretex works that way, iunno I've never used it.
by stealththief
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Looking for a good hoody to op in?
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: Looking for a good hoody to op in?

I'm with Moddy on this one, I use a cheap black hoody that I got forever ago. It's tougher than I've ever expected and it's warm if it needs to be. The hood is large, but wearing it all the way on will cut my peripheral vision, so I usually juse have it stop at my forehead and let myself see more. I...
by stealththief
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Urban Survival
Replies: 6
Views: 2839

Re: Urban Survival

I dive for food regularly because I'd rather that than buy it, so I'm out often. You can find decent amounts of medicine behind pharmacies and drugstores, this has helped out a few times even the same day at times. Some naturals you can use when you're not well are citris fruits and salt. Another wa...
by stealththief
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Application of the Wrist Rocket
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Application of the Wrist Rocket

I had a sling shot a while ago, my dad's friend brought it from Africa (not sure which nation), and it was really powerful. I'm sure it would dent some wood or metal no problem. It broke though as the bands started to tear at the edges.