Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The World Has Enough Camo!

I received a call recently from a friend of someone, who knew my uncle, that married the daughter of my third-grade math teacher. You get the point. He'd been working on a pattern and giving it to his friends. Everyone loved it and he wants to partner with me and use the name "Field Dress". I had to respectfully decline since there is already "TOO much camo in the world".

Bring on the heat...I can take it. I'm trying to raise my kids "oldschool" so I might as well carry it over into my passion as well. Point #1 - I don't think Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, Teddy, Tonto and the rest of the "old" gang had $400 "head-to-toe" camo. Point #2 - The Deer "Sight" Theory. Come 'on, admit it, your're really dressing for the "photo op". Point #3 - I've somehow taken a nice buck virtually every year with my bow. My stocking cap is generic, jacket is a dark green Realtree something, and pants are a "WWII" flight suit pant from my grandfather...warm as hell.

Don't get me wrong, I believe in the essense of "camo", however all the "hyped BS" over this pattern or that just doesn't carry much weight. And don't get me started on the scent "blocker"! Ugh. Camo is great stuff. Makes you and I look cooler than we really are and gives us the edge in the field. However, unless I add a little girth to "the shed I'm building for my tool", the latest pattern and technology will have to stay on the rack.


Editor said...

glad i am linked, will return the favor.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

So glad to hear someone say it like it is. I recently met one of the UK leading authorities on deer, he's talked to countless biologists about the make up of a deers eye, he reckoned that as they see in monochrome , Pink would be the best color. But who wants to be wearing pink in the photo!

The sent part is way true too

PS found you after reading your comment on Alberts TROC