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Natural Camouflage: How to Disappear in the Wilderness

First, strip naked. Then rub wet mud all over your body.

Well, not right now. This is all about how to use natural materials to disguise yourself from visual observation. Creek Stewart is a wilderness survival expert. In the past, he’s brought us 10 survival uses for a cell phone and a tampon. Now, at The Art of Manliness, he shows us how to disappear like Rambo did in First Blood Part 2.

You can read his full instructions here. The wet mud is a foundation. Apply loose debris, such as leaves and twigs, before it dries. Roll around on the ground, because that’s what you’re trying to look like. You’ll find this method makes you so invisible that even animals will unknowingly approach you. Stewart writes:

A few years back while giving natural camo a stab while hunting I actually had a squirrel run down the tree I was leaning against and eat a nut while sitting on my leg. I kid you not. I could tell he knew something wasn’t quite right but he had no idea he was sitting on a human! It was an amazing experience and that squirrel was delicious (just kidding, I didn’t kill him). And, yes, at that distance I could tell it was a “him.”

-via American Digest

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