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Old February 24th, 2009, 08:57 AM   #16
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Get yourself a one person Camo Chair blind like this one at Cabela's.

I have one of these:Cabela's -- Ameristep Deluxe One-Man Chair Blind


Easy to carry
Weighs around ten pounds
Very Comfortable to sit in.
Excellent visiblity.
Protects you from the wind, and blocks your scent.
Plenty of room for yourself, a camera on a tripod, and extra gear like a thermos of coffee.

Best of all, you can shoot in a driving rain storm!

Best investment I have made yet.

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Old February 24th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #17
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Yes Ron, that's where my experience led me. My shape and movement needed to be disguised. The Jack Pyke clothing is designed to be silent when i move about and the English oak pattern keeps me blended in. I also have gloves and full face mask. My camera is also covered with camo tape.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #18
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Good afternoon,

It makes sense to do all the obvious things filming just as one would hunting with a Bow or Spear to get close.

Camoflauge is an asset but is not essential.

If you are in the late summer and fall desert storm camo is awesome
If you are in a heavy forest then real tree or such.

Preperation, knowing the animals behaviors, adapting yours to suit the individual animals and you will always do well. Knowing the species will allow one to anticipate where to set up to film. You really are hunting to a high level!!

Bottom line, common sense!!
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Old February 24th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #19
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What to wear????

if you are not comfortable you will not spend as much time in the wilds. I work in the Everglades, and get soaking wet all day. The best advise that I can give everyone is to wear cool max underwear, and all cool max clothes (or your brand of wicking clothes.)

I have a friend who wears camo all the time. He says it it gets him one extra shot, it is worth it. You gotta wear something any way, so why not camo.


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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:39 AM   #20
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One-man chair blind

I have one of these, though I haven't used it for photography/video yet. I'm doing some seabird surveys which involves sitting out on a headland in often windy and wet weather. The blind gives me shelter - it's back to that comfort aspect. If you're cold and wet, you won't do as well, or last as long, as if you're comfortable. In the coldest weather (here, that means around freezing with wind-chill) I was also wearing insulated waterproof ski-pants.

The disacvantage of the blind is the extra 12 pounds plus the extra bulk of carrying it across country.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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Annie,

Get yourself a small lightweight portable propane cylinder heater. The smallest you can find. Set the heater at your feet in the chair blind. It will get so warm inside that he will be able to work in your short sleeves. I just love my blind. In Wind, Snow, or Driving Rain. It even keeps the hoards of bugs out.

My family is from Wales. Somewhere called the Ryse River? They came over around 1800.

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