Last week I posted an article about thermal camouflage. In that article I mentioned the use of mylar GI Casualty blankets to hide a static position. However, this is more than simply draping the blanket on top of you, there is an technique that must be applied. Today I will show you my method of rigging a mylar blanket so that it meets my requirements in the field, as listed below:
- It must conceal my thermal signature from air and ground sensors, regardless of how long I’ve been underneath it.
- It must be visually camouflaged from air and ground observation.
- It must not cause me to overheat when spending several hours under it.
- It must be easy to set up and tear down quickly (under 5 minutes).
- It must also serve as a shelter from wind, rain, and cold if necessary.
The following technique is the result of my…