Figure 7-8.--Prone emplacement.
observation. Three general rules for camouflage are as
1. Take advantage of all available natural conceal-
Figure 7-9.--Correct and incorrect battlefield positions.
2. Camouflage by altering the form, shadow,
texture, and color of objects.
4. Always conceal excavated soil by covering it
3. Camouflage against both ground and air
with leaves or grass or by dumping it under bushes, into
streams, or into ravines.
5. After camouflaging, inspect the position
Camouflaging a Position
carefully from the viewpoint of the enemy. Check it
repeatedly to ensure that it remains natural in
To avoid detection by the enemy, use the following
appearance and continues to conceal the position.
methods of camouflaging a position:
6. Practice CAMOUFLAGE DISCIPLINE. Avoid
1. Before constructing your position, study the
doing anything, such as scattering cans or boxes around
terrain and vegetation in the area so after your position
the camouflaged position, that may give the position
away. When possible, use old, established paths to and
is completed, by the use of camouflage, you are able to
from your position Do not create new paths that can be
restore the area as near as possible to its original
seen from the air. If necessary, vary the route to and from
the position so there is no beaten path into the position.
2. Do not use more material than you need. Too
much camouflage can reveal a position as quickly as too
Camouflaging Personal Equipment
3. Obtain natural material from a wide area. When
The color of field uniforms and web equipment
you strip a small adjacent area of foliage, the stripped
pack, belt, and canteen coverblends well with most
area gives the position away.
terrain unless the equipment is badly faded. If it is faded,