In hunting, in addition to visual (visual) camouflage, the nature of the cover under your feet (moss, grass, snow, etc.) is no less important, which either muffles the steps of the hunter, or gives it away with its noise.
Conventionally, all available types of cover can be divided into the following groups:
Low-noise (these are transitional covers between the first two groups, of which there are many in nature).
It often happens that the silent cover becomes noisy, and Vice versa. For example, white lichen-yagelnik, which is common in the vast territories of the taiga and tundra of the Russian North, at high humidity is a silent cover that resembles a soft carpet and drowns out the steps of the hunter. But this same wet yagelnik in the cold (especially in the absence of snow) when walking on it begins to make a lot of noise, and in hot weather dries up and breaks under the foot with a loud crunch, crumbling into powder. Continue reading