a. Basic principles:
(1) Disturb the area as little as possible.
b. Camouflage patterns (Figure I-1):
(2) Avoid activity that reveals movement to the enemy.
(3) Apply personal camouflage.
(1) Blotch pattern.
c. Personal camouflage application follows:
[a] - Temperate deciduous (leaf shedding) areas.
(2) Slash pattern.
[b] - Desert areas (barren).
[c] - Snow (barren).
[a] - Coniferous areas (broad slashes).
(3) Combination. May use blotched and slash together.
[b] - Jungle areas (broad slashes).
[c] - Grass (narrow slashes).
Figure I-1. Camouflage Patterns
(1) Face. Use dark colors on high spots and light colors on any remaining exposed areas. Use a hat, netting, or mask if available.
d. Camouflage patterns (Figure I-1):
(2) Ears. The insides and the backs should have 2 colors to break up outlines.
(3) Head, neck, hands, and the under chin. Use scarf, collar, vegetation, netting, or coloration methods.
(4) Light colored hair. Give special attention to conceal with a scarf or mosquito head net.
(1) Avoid unnecessary movement.
(2) Take advantage of natural concealment:
[a] - Cut foliage fades and wilts, change regularly
(3) DO NOT over camouflage.
[b] - Change camouflage depending on the surroundings.
[c] - DO NOT select vegetation from same source.
[d] - Use stains from grasses, berries, dirt, and charcoal.
(4) Remember when using shadows, they shift with the sun.
(5) Never expose shiny objects (like a watch, glasses, or pens)
(6) Ensure watch alarms and hourly chimes are turned off.
(7) Remove unit patches, name tags, rank insignia, etc.
(8) Break up the outline of the body, "V" of crotch/armpits.
(9) Conduct observation from a prone and concealed position.