|Camouflage has been used in combat uniforms for many
years. The snipers with their ghillie suits and labor
intensive camouflaging techniques comes to mind.
Hunters have also employed complicated camouflage for
the purposes of fooling their quarry, some even going
so far as to mask their scents with another odor.
Another pursuit that oftentimes includes the use of
Camouflage is the sport paintball.|
A paintball sniper has much use in the art of
camouflage, using it to conceal his location until it
is too late. An adept paintball sniper may go so far
as to use the sniper's most useful piece of
camouflage: the ghillie suit. A paintball ghillie suit is a
special suit that has had a large number of jute twine
or canvas strips attached to the front, and a mesh
netting attached to the back. When properly employed,
the ghillie suit will make a paintball sniper look
like a pile of brush.
Regular paintball players, who have no interest in
paintball sniping, can also benefit from camouflage.
For woodsball, depending on the type of terrain you
are playing in, a properly chosen camouflage pattern
can make you nearly invisible. The Mossy Oak line of
camouflage is widely regarded as very effective.
However, the brand is rather expensive, and as such,
is not often used in paintball play. Mossy Oak markets
it's high end camo mostly to hunters. A paintball
player would be better off getting a less effective
pattern that it won't matter if paint splashes on. The
Woodland camo pattern that was widely used by the
United States armed forces until just recently, is a
safe bet, and can be purchased cheaply at a military