Grey Man Camping: How to Camouflage Your Site

Greyman Camping: How to Camouflage Your Site

We’ve talked about becoming a grey man in the past, both what it is and how to use it in public to blend in. It doesn’t have to stop with your clothes and behavior, though. You can apply that same ideology to camping as well — making your site nearly invisible to the naked eye.

The whole idea behind being a “grey man” is to blend in with your environment. The same goes for your campsite or bug out location. The last thing you want to do is draw attention to yourself, especially in a SHTF event. Keeping your site and supplies concealed is in your best interest.

Perhaps one of the most pertinent things you can do when camouflaging your camp is to scout out the location. This will give you an idea of what outside people can see, and what you need to do to fix that. Be sure to look from every angle possible, from varying distances to cover your site as best as possible. A good way to conceal your site is by using surrounding trees, even if you just cut branches and place them vertically around your camp.

Another big thing to keep in mind is noise and know how to minimize it. You could be camouflaged to the best of your ability, but you’ll be located if you make too much noise. The use of chainsaws and vehicles is not ideal if you’re trying to hide. It’s better to stick with primitive equipment, despite the extra work involved.

Blending in and laying low is your best chance at survival in a SHTF scenario, especially if you’re alone. Stay quiet, stay concealed. This way, people are not drawn to you. Preparation plays just as much of a role in stealth as the actual concealment, so remember to check your area for any weaknesses.