In the progress of researching tents for a new adventure, I spun some thoughts on stealth camping.
Here they are:
The usual stealth camping logic goes like this: buy a greenish tent and you won’t be spotted.
Now, that might fairly work when camping on green pastures or in the woods of Central Europe or North America or anywhere with a decent amount of green around.
But, say you travel the barren arid lands of Morocco’s High Atlas or the Mongolian Steppe – what good is a green tent here?
What’s more, once the sun has fully set, all cats are grey.
So I figured, if you only spend one night in one place it doesn’t really matter which colour your tent has (if in doubt pitch it right before the sun has set, so no unexpected visitors will spot you).
For multi-day stealth camping a tent matching the color of the surrounding environment will help, but is of no real use if the color of the environment changes significantly.
Would you agree? What is your opinion?