I have read many purposes and definitions of camouflage, but I think they miss the mark, the “real” mission. Obviously you can tell the various explanations for camouflage were written by some very intelligent folks, a few PhDs in there for sure. And undoubtedly more than a couple generals made their contributions to the official definitions. But I don’t agree with any of them.
So here is my mission for camouflage –
“To stay alive.”
Sorry if that is a bit let down to you, but I am sincere in that mission statement. Now, in all fairness, let me explain the next part of that. There are only two functions that come out of that mission statement.
- Defensive – To remain undetected so animals can’t kill you while avoiding contact with said animals.
- Offensive – To remain undetected so you can render said…
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