A “disguise-shift” is a type of appearance altering maneuver, executed on demand in a quick single motion or step – while operating in the field.
What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes. – Harry Houdini
For the purpose of hiding in plain sight; disappearing into a crowd, specifically at a moment’s notice.
The objective is to be able to effectively change the known general description of the operator once they are “made” (found out) in an ongoing scenario.
Although effective as a sole tactic, it’s best utilized as a comprehensive strategy along with altering perceived height, walking pattern modification, posture adjusting and mannerism transforming.
The “shedding skin” active urban camouflage tactic is an expanded escape and evasion skillset and a wearable element of a SERE kit.
[The featured photo was taken in Saigon, Vietnam.]