44 minutes | Aug 24th 2020

EP 118 Why You Should Consider Quitting Camouflage

Out of the blue in 2017 I realized I had been sitting on a pile of camouflage hunting gear that I only used once a year during the hunting season. The remainder of the year it sat in boxes gathering dust. Literally thousands of dollars worth of camo that I wasn’t using and wouldn’t use anytime outside of the hunting season.

I concluded it was time to quit camouflage and swap those items out with solids in order to optimize my purchases. Since doing so, I haven’t looked back.

This episode is a spin off of the original article I wrote called “3 Reasons You Should Consider Quitting Camouflage.” It has since become my MOST popular article on the site so I figured I’d do a full episode going through the 3 reasons I think YOU should consider quitting camouflage as well.


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Emory R. Wanger

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Show Notes and Links

Episode introduction

Clearing the air and setting the stage

How I came to quit camouflage

Reason #1: Cost Savings

Reason #2: Camo is more about marketing than camouflage

How we got into this camo fiasco in the first place

Camouflage as a marketing tool

Reason #3: More Options

What and how deer and elk see


How to choose a camouflage pattern

Final thoughts

The original article with links: https://byland.co/blog/2017/12/11/3-reasons-you-should-consider-quitting-camouflage

Visible Light Spectrum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color