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odor masking

odor masking


An important kind of disguise, true, not always and not for all the obvious, It is to eliminate (or at least weakening) odors.

Although olfactory organs in a person uses very little, simply amazing, how acute his sense of smell after a few days spent in the field. Human body odor first, that attracts attention, especially if, when personal hygiene is minimized due to a lack of discipline or particular circumstances (eg, observers on NP disguised behind enemy lines).

body wash and wash clothes to help ease the sharp unpleasant smell, but do not use scented detergents (eg, soap) and it is strictly prohibited to use deodorants. Prohibition of torture has been paid in blood: in the initial period of the US war in Vietnam, Viet Cong guerrillas disguised easily found US soldiers by their smell.

Other smells much more difficult to reduce to a minimum. Particularly difficult to conceal smells, arising during cooking. fire smoke, fuel smell, the smell of food can be transported over a long distance, Depending on the weather and the prevailing wind direction.

To fight against this evil, it is necessary to use the underground oven, fuel, which makes no smoke, odorless, prepare food in the daytime, when the air is warmer and dominate other strong odors.

Although the fire smoke and cigarettes can somehow hide, ash and the ash is easily recognized by their characteristic odor. Therefore, the burned debris and other residues should be placed in a container and carrying out of the operation area. Bury them only as a last resort. If the enemy detects such residues, it is easy to infer the presence of enemy groups, as well as establish its strength. Similar precautions should be applied in relation to other waste (eg, to use rechargeable batteries). Standard The SWAT waste disposal reads: 'Take away all along ".

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