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on Weaver, after he failed to appear in Court for his "sawed off shotgun" charges, even when they KNEW where to find him. The 30 year Jap "holdout" (ww2) said he survived all the searches for him because he never spent more than 24 hours in the same area. He didn't necessarily move far, but a mile is along ways in the jungle. In thick cover, it's easy to miss seeing a prone man that you nearly stepped uoon.

Guys are WEAK on math. If you are searching for prone man, wearing a field-made "ghillie suit" (poncho, hammock, local vegetation) you can't walk much faster than 1 mph and you can't look at more than about 10 yd wide strip in front of you. 10yds widex1/4 mile is one acre. So you can search 4 acres an hour (maybe, if the area is fairly flat and open) There's 640 acres in ONE square mile. By yourself, you can search at most 50 of them in a day. If it's thick cover, you can't really search 10 acres a day, and that's if the guy AINT dug a shallow depression, so that there's not even a "hump" where he's laying. So you'd need at least a dozen man squad to search 1 square mile (in one day), and you might well need a 50 man platoon. All it will take to elude you, is for the guy to be 3/4 mile to one side, and he's beyond your search. At night of course, he can be 10-40 miles gone, (depending upon terrain and his fitness) That's IF he didn't make or find a raft, and get on the river, didn't find a bicyle, horse, etc. If he manages to get a vehicle, of course, he can be hundreds of miles gone in one night. and he doesn't need to be more than 50 miles gone to elude any "local" search.

Nobody has enough manpower to do much of a search at all, really, not even with dogs and infared and thermal, for a man who is properly equipped. With a Mylar bag, he can hide his body-heat, and with subsonic ammo and a can, he can make the searchers HATE the job of finding him, killl the dog handlers, and the dogs, etc.
 

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Not that it makes a whole lot of difference, but 11 yards by a quarter mile is one acre. Who's weak on math?

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I just wonder how far I would get riding a bicycle wearing a ghillie, carrying an m4 with a can and hundreds of rounds of 22lr ammo, oah lets not forget the 223 ammo, spare parts, water purification, food, bipod, and all that other stuff that GUNKID will need to shut down the US Army.

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Or you bring in a drone with a thermal imager. Hobby size drones are now available with them. The technology is changing rapidly. Most police departments now have a number of drones.

the feds have bigger and better drones, not to mention lots of them.

it’s becoming more difficult to evade to government every day.

and if you ever cross the threshold where they no longer care what it costs, you’re toast.
 

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Still have to have a wet dream of killing cops and dogs eh?

Melvin usually ranks in America's Most Unwanted. Despite his BS he'll always be Public Enema #2.

Apologies to Willy Nelson but this one popped into my head:

On the run again

I can't wait to be on the run again.

My whole life has been about ripping off my current wife.

And I can't wait to be on the run again.

___

To add I doubt he's got a clue on the time and effort it takes to make a ghille suit field expediant or not.

Except "he's thought about it a lot".😁
 

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Or you bring in a drone with a thermal imager.
Or even a simple hand-held thermal imager that attaches to your phone. They work surprisingly well; I've used mine for nuisance critters at night, like possum, armadillo, etc. I "splurged" and bought the $399 version simply because its resolution is multiple times finer. (Those same units are now down to $300 or less.) The higher resolution is better for identifying things, but even the sub-$200 units are fine for finding things. A deer or even a possum glows like a lamp in the darkness, and a person would do the same.

This thread is from five years ago, and is with the older, lower-resolution imager. The newer units are not only four times this resolution, they cost less now than this older low-resolution one did:
 

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Then there's the software of experience in people's MK-1 Brain Container.

You spend most of your free time in the woods hunting, working, hiking and camping and practicing and actually tracking game and people the later mostly for fun.

But I can't be the only one out there. With or without electronic equipment there are some folks who Melvin best not screw with on their home turf. Especially if he kills kinfolk and or steals from them.
Well Balls I can't lay hands on one of the two best books on tracking people and critters.
Tracking a Blue Print for Learning How by Jack Keearney is one and here is the other:
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The first book by Jack Kearney is a great nuts and bolts guide to learning people tracking.
Tom Brown gets more animal and nature related. Both of my copies are about as equally worn and taped up.
I found them both good as well as Tom Browns The Tracker.

Hers is the other book. Just about crapped myself seeing the of it used on Amazon.😳$57!!!!
Man I hope I can find that book!
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