Back From Big Bend — 9 Comments

  1. Jack, great pictures! Looks so pristine. My prickly pear cactus (at least that’s what I think they are) are about to bloom in my Easton, PA garden. I read some where that they are edible.

  2. Dang it sounds like you had fun! I loved this part in particular…

    I risked limb and Bryan risked life and limb on the first set up…

    You just risked limb? Psh. What kind of friend are you?

    That seriously made me laugh out loud. 😀

  3. Just out of curiousity, which camo paterns succeeded/failed?

    That would make a cool episode:”Survival Fashion Statement”

  4. Throughout the 90’s I re-enacted WW2 (live tacticals) in places such as Camp Wolters & Camp Swift. I can tell you from personal experience that many of the patterns used by German forces in WW2 (Heer, SS, Luftwaffe) would literally disappear in Texas scrub-wood. The leopard dot 2-piece as used by the Waffen SS was particularly effective in the shifting light and shading of hill country single canopy. Those of us playing the “cowboys” (vs. their “indians”) were at a severe disadvantage in our OD green wool and khaki-tan load carrying gear.

  5. @Bryan Lee,

    Obviously from what I said above I can’t say which did the best. Bryan’s report will be out soon, it would be wrong of me to leak any information prior to that.

  6. This is only semi-related in that it’s 3rd party information tht I heard elsewhere, but a group of locals here ni AZ recently had a big camping/shooting party and among the activities they also tested out some forms of camo. I didn’t get to make it there myself, but my understanding is that they discovered somethig quite interesting about MultiCam… that is to say that itdamn near GLOWS when exposed to a black light… Just a thought for any future testing, or perhaps connecting to the current batch of data. Kinda scary to think that a fairly expensive pattern/material could be defeated by something so simple if it’s as pronounced as it sounded.

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  8. When I was in high school in Alexandria VA in the 1980s, we had spring break trips during 10th and 11th grade to Big Bend for 10 day extended canoe / camping trips on the Rio Grande river in Big Bend park. Beautiful country and a great experience.

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