camo accessories

I’m Ready For The Skinwalker Hunt! Are You?

So after a little refinement this is my new list, I rethought some things and added some new stuff (stolen from other lists). I should clarify I’d be hunting in the woods around the Mid Section of Ontario. It’s spring now I’d expect lows at night no greater than -5 Celsius and highs of 15 Degrees Celsius. These are thick woods lots of moss covered ankle breaking rock and deadfall. No great elevations but lots of lakes and lots of green. Granted I’m in more Wendigo Country but maybe that can be a game for another time. I’m planning this with the expectation that I’d be with a similarly equipped squad sized team. Drew most of my inspiration for change from @grumpyvikingdidnothingwrong @john-paul-jonesing-for-liberty  @canadian-carbine and @bigredm38

BigRed’s List

Canadian-Carbine’s List

John-Paul’s List

Grumpy’s List


Primary:

  • DSA SA58 Carbine, preferably select fire and painted in a Rhodie camo style(accessories included) 
  • SA58 long rail handguard with extended PARA extreme duty scope mount
  • Elcan SpectreDR with top mounted RDS 
  • Surefire Raid weaponlight 
  • AN/PEQ-15
  • Element, Dual Pressure Switch
  • Magpul MOE vertical grip
  • Ferro Concepts Slingster 
  • ReFactor Tactical Buttstock Tourniquet Holder with RATS tourniquet
  • 7.62x51 Heavy Raufoss (Might be overkill but it’s a fucking skinwalker)


Secondary:

  • Nighthawk Customs War Hawk 1911 
  • Surefire 310r
  • TruGlo TFO sights
  • Sportsman’s Guide Camo 1911 Grips


Tertiary:

  • Remington 870 MCS 10" Breaching
  • Karabiner and lanyard breachers “sling”
  • Magpul MOE Vertical Grip 
  • Ares Gear 5 and 2 shell, shell panels 
  • 12 Gauge Incendiary Tracer, (I/Tr)
  • Critical Defence 00 Buckshot


Save One For Myself:

  • Smith and Wesson 629 
  • Ankle holster


Headgear:

  • USSOCOM Integrated Ballistic Helmet with Ambient Hearing System
  • AN/PVS-31 (mounted to helmet)
  • IR Reflective Canadian Flag Patch (Both Sides of Helmet)
  • Contour+ 2 Roam Night Vision IR Modified Camera (mounted to helmet)
  • Surplus USGI m81 Boonie
  • Black Ferro Concepts Burglar Beanie
  • Oakley Garage Rocks in Multicam
  • Petzl Tikka+2 headlamp


Comms:

  • Wouxun KG-UV6D Two Way Radio
  • Genuine Hypario HPA-771 Antenna 
  • NEXUS PTT2000 In-Line PTT


Orienteering:

  • Sea-To-Summit TPU Guide Waterproof Map Case
  • Local Topographic Maps
  • Suunto MC-2 Compass
  • Suunto Core wristwatch
  • Garmin wrist GPS
  • Steiner T1042r Binoculars


1st Line Gear:

  • Snake Eater Tactical Belt 
  • Blue Force Gear SOC-C Low Profile Suspenders
  • Safariland 6004 holster for 1911 with Surefire 310r
  • HSGI Modular Double pistol mag pouch
  • Standard 1911 mags x2
  • ITS ETA Trauma Kit Pouch Fatboy
  • IFAK 
  • SOF Tactical Tourniquet x2 
  • Lenslight KO in Blue Line Gear kydex sheath 
  • Leatherman Wave with kydex sheath and pistol lanyard
  • Condor Dump Pouch 
  • Crye Precision 330D Thermo Grenade Pouch x2
  • M67 Frag Grenade x2
  • HSGI Gas Mask Pouch (OD Green)
  • Avon M50 with spare filters


2nd Line Gear:

  • Ferro Concepts Slickster (Ranger Green)
  • Ferro concepts dangler pouch (Ranger Green)
  • Tactical Tailor Rudder RHC H-Harness (Coyote Tan)
  • Kabar mounted to left shoulder strap with gorilla tape (Vietnam style)
  • Tactical Tailor Hydration Basic 3L in OD Green on back
  • Customized 6v USGI anglehead flashlight on right shoulder strap
  • HSGI X2RP TACO in woodland camo x4
  • Standard 20rd FAL mags x8
  • Standard 1911 mags x4
  • Tactical Tailor Small Radio Pouch (OD Green)
  • Tactical Tailor Flashbang/Smoke pouch x2 (OD Green)
  • 9 Banger Flashbang x2 
  • Tactical Tailor Zipper Utility Pouch (OD Green)
  • Spare batteries for NOD
  • IR Chemlights x4
  • MVB-902413-PEGASUS 7 Infrared Beacon
  • Mini HD 1080P DVR Button Wide Angle Body Camera
  • ITS ETA Trauma Kit Pouch Tallboy
  • IFAK -SOF Tactical Tourniquet x2
  • Blackhawk Stealth Weapons catch
  • Rite in the Rain Notepad and Pen.
  • Heavy Duty Zip Ties  


3rd Line Gear:

  • Arc'teryx Tango Backpack (OD Green) 
  • USMC Military SealLine MAC Sack Waterproof Dry Bag
  • ITS ETA Trauma Kit Pouch Fatboy
  • IFAK
  • SOF Tactical Tourniquet x2
  • Tactical Tailor 7.62/.308 Double Magazine Pouch x4 (on outside of pack)
  • Standard FAL 20rd Mags x8
  • Snugpak Stasha Shelter
  • 250’ of 550 Paracord
  • Locking karabiners x2
  • Polymer D-Rings x4
  • Snugpak Softie 9 Hawk Sleeping Bag
  • USGI Woobie
  • Aquatabs water purification tablets (x50)
  • Stainless Steel Nalgene, Steel Cup and Titanium Spork
  • Jetboil Java System 
  • 7 days worth of Field Stripped MRE’s, Beef Jerky, Coffee, Uppers and Smokes 
  • Cleaning kit for all four firearms
  • Spare fire starting kit 
  • Extra batteries for everything needing them
  • Jack Pyke LLCS Ghillie Top
  • Laplander folding saw 
  • RMJ Kestrel (outside of pack) 
  • Rat Trap IR Chemlight on Tripwires x4
  • M49A1 Trip Flares x4 
  • M18 Claymores with clackers x2
  • (Rat-Traps set out at 200m, flares at 100m, claymores at 50m)
  • 9 Banger flashbangs x2
  • M67 Frag Grenades x2


Wearables:

  • Crye M81 Woodland pants and shirt 
  • Under Armour Base Layer x2
  • Surplus Wool Socks x10 
  • Arc'teryx Assault Glove FR
  • Danner Ridgemaster Boots
  • USGI Poncho (woodland camo)
  • USMC Fleece Pullover
  • Operator Band 
  • Polish wz.69 Sapper’s Knife (right hand pants pocket)
  • ITS EDC Trauma Kit 
  • Navajo Medicine Bag Necklace
  • Pouch of Sage  


Frank the English Short Haired Operator: 

  • RFID Tracking Chip (I’d carry a wand that would be able to read the chip) 
  • US Palm Half Vest
  • Doggie IFAK with tourniquets 
  • MVB-902413-PEGASUS 7 Infrared Beacon
  • 7x5 QRF Pouch x2
  • WEB-TEX Collapsable bowls
  • Dog Food-US Palm Collar
  • S&S Precision V-Lite 
  • US Palm Leash
5

Inverting Layers

For me, one of the most interesting aspects of colder days is the variety of outfit combinations they allow. Layering is not only a necessary technique to fend off cold, but also one of the most creative ways to explore your wardrobe and come up with unique styles. Although there are some rules to be kept in mind, both for aesthetic and functional purposes, I find myself constantly trying to bend them and invert traditional layering elements.

In this particular case, which of course is not suitable for harsh climate, I aimed to explore different uses for essential garments such as the v-neck cashmere sweater, popover shirt and tweed vest, all while maintaining a mix of casual and polished elements. More often than not, the v-neck would find its place as an outer layer with the tweed vest being worn under a blazer or topcoat; here I went for a different approach wearing the sweater over a tee, the popover shirt as an outer layer and the vest as outerwear. The polished nature of the vest, sweater and wool slacks are broken down by the chambray shirt and camo sneakers. Accessories such as the pocket square and paisley scarf complete the look.

Details: cotton tee by Levi’s, v-neck cashmere/silk sweater by Massimo Dutti, chambray popover shirt by Zara, houndstooth vest by Purificacion Garcia, tailored wool slacks by Gentleman, camo sneakers by Asos, paisley scarf by Zara and pocket square by The Tie Rack. 

Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira