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Camo Netting

While some might consider camo for only the purpose of hiding troops in the field, armed forces around the world have made attempts to camouflage every implement of war imaginable. This pursuit of invisibility at war has produced a number of questionable results, a few that come to mind are the "cookie dough" pattern that was prevalent in the U.S. operations in the gulf war, as well as the brief period where British navel vessels were painted "mount batten pink". While some outlandish attempts have come and gone, there are a few tried and true standards that will have a place in warfare as long as men are required to fight it. One of these indispensable tools is the camo net.

Camo netting is basically a strong mesh backing covered in many material "leaves" in shades of green brown and black. The camo netting is thrown over the object that requires camouflaging. The net serves break up the silhouette of the object and make it less distinguishable to the untrained eye. Tanks and other vehicles in the field, with no natural cover, would be sitting ducks for enemy aircraft. When a properly camouflaged vehicle applies a camo net, the illusion is complete. Even without sufficient natural cover, a tank using a well made camo net could easily be mistaken for a small hill or a pile of brush from the air. Camo netting can also be employed to conceal troop positions or command bunkers.

In recent years hunters have begun to catch on to the many uses of camo netting, using it to hide their duck-blinds and deer-stands. What is true for military applications is also true for hunting: A well concealed position is sometimes the best way to catch your opponent off guard. A cammo net is a good way to accomplish this.