Wednesday, December 5, 2012


There are special reason why city preppers might want to consider to learn how to camouflage.

In reality, I think you can only bug-out back to Kampung at the very early stage of the riot when the police were still able to control the situation. But most families will prefer to wait-and-see and hope for a false alarm. I would like to advice for all daddy's out there not to adopt this dangerous mindset. If you cannot leave your job yet then at least send your wife (if she's a housewife) and kids back to kampung. That way even if your decision to stay in the city turn out to be a mistake, at least the one who'll pay for your mistake will just be you (and your wife is she also wanted to stick to her career).

Make no assumption that you can leave at will anytime you want. As city dwellers you probably won't be able to leave town once rioters start burning tires or establishing their own road blocks. Once the government declared a state of emergency and impose curfew, your only hope is to survive in the city until the violence die out.

When urban riots occurs, the police and the military will have their hands full and will focused only on major riots happening in major venues (Statistically there is only 1 police for every 250 people in Malaysia). Therefore Criminals will take advantage of the lawlessness with robbers, rapists and murderers start roaming the street looking for houses with 'potential'. Robbers will look for money and jeweleries, rapists will look for young woman and murderers simply want to kill people.

(eg: People who rape woman and kill people during the 1998 Indonesian riots were not genuine reformists. These were just plain criminals thinking that God is not watching.)

That is why if you are city dwellers, you might want to prep yourself with tent and other camping gadgets. In worst case scenario, you should head first to the nearest police / military headquarters and beg them to let you camp inside the compound. Most compound with barracks even has football field and they may let you camp there provided that you don't nuisance them with lodging and foods.

(Note: Having an UMNO or BN membership card may helps at this point because by this time almost all former Pakatan supporters and voters will deny they have ever voted for Pakatan).

no bunker? paint your tent to match the forest or thick bushes near your house

Other than the primary plan of camping inside the police headquarters, you might want to consider a backup plan of hiding in a reachable designated hiding place. This may well be a nearby bushes, forest, abandoned places or even at your own back yard. This is when camouflage become important. The goal of camouflage is all the same that is to cheat others to think that you're not there.

Foxhole is easy to make.Not as good as an underground bunker but it may save life.

In the 60's during the height of Communist era, villagers Indonesia used to dig a hole under their houses (old houses were built on stilts) and hide in it. Then these homeowners intentionally leave the front door open, creating an illusion that the house was abandoned. My mother in law can recalls her childhood when her entire family can hear marauders ransacking their house, not aware that the homeowners were hiding under the floor. According to her, the communists didn't even bother to break into houses with doors locked. The communists simply assumed there's families hiding inside and burnt it to the ground.

If you have backyard then you can prepare by digging a fox hole that can fit your family. A fox hole is U.S. military parlance for a camouflaged hole, used for observation. Typically a fox hole is more than a shoulder-deep, protective, round hole, and covered by a camouflaged lid for concealment.

If you can't have one, then try to identify nearby forest or thick bushes of which your family can hide in camouflage. Having a camouflage tent and ghillie suit would be great at this time. Marauders would be driving by not knowing that in the roadside bushes there're people hiding in plain view.

 a sniper in a ghilli suit hiding in the grass.. it didn't even have to be a thick bushes.

no bunker? paint your tent to match the forest or thick bushes near your house

In case you live places surrounded by concretes and there's no forest whatsoever, then try to come up with some sort of urban camouflage. The picture below might give you some ideas.

a good example of urban camouflage.

a sniper's ghilli suit to match urban environment

hilarious, but it work.. and cheap too
he couldn't afford underground bunker, so he build this.

Note: The best camouflage is not one which has to be bought. What you need is a few cans of spray paint, an access to DIY youtube videos and a little bit of efforts. 

HorzePower said: diy things and ingenuity using whatever available resources are the best options especially during the critical time..unwanted/normal daily things during present time maybe key to survival at that point of time!


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  2. Thks utk sharing the info,,,insyallah sya akn panjang2kan persiapan ni,,,,sya bersama saudara !

  3. on your footnote;..just to add that diy things and ingenuity using whatever available resources re the best options especially during the critical time..unwanted/normal daily things during present time maybe key to survival at that point of time!

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  5. Assalamualaikum
    Bolehkah saudara tunjukkan cara bagaimana anda download dari astro dan publish ke youtube. Harap dapat bantu sedikit saya sudah beli wdm hard disk, tapi tak tahu camne

    1. Rakaman daripada Astro (walaupun guna WDM Hard Disk) tak boleh transfer 'direct copy' ke komputer. Kena cara manual iaitu sambungkan ASTRO ke USB Recorder (EasyCap Mini USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter) dan lepas tu baru rakam secara manual.

      (Boleh beli di sini : )


      1. Saya rakam rancangan guna BEYOND
      2. Saya pasang USB Recorder tu pada laptop lama yang dah tak pakai.
      2. Pada AV-OUT saya split ke TV dan USB Recorder sekaligus.
      3. Setiap kali nengok rancangan yang dah dirakam tu, saya terus rakam masuk laptop


      4. Kat laptop saya dah pasang software "Auto Shutdown" yang boleh programkan laptop saya untuk shutdown selepas berapa minit dikehendaki.
      5. Sebelum masuk tido saya biarkan laptop rakam rancangan tu dan saya dah set supaya laptop tu akan shutdown selepas rancangan tu tamat (contohnya selepas 190 minit). Pastu saya tido lah.

      (contoh program:

      Saya memang rakam banyak wayang astro dengan cara ni sebab manalah tau ASTRO dah tak ada masa doomsday. So boleh gak nengok koleksi wayang guna tablet hehe

  6. tq for the info about astro...I am the follower of your aticles