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how do I make flir blocking clothing? Answered


You don't as there is not a single legal purpose of it ;)

Think of the way the camera works and you will know what is possible.

I think with all this talk about clothes you can, or cannot, wear legally, that you guys must be the fashion-police.

Hmm.. 1 post for OP. Question about a dubious use of technology without any qualification as to why...

With all due respect Jack, I think that it's quite possible that debatable parties use the naivety (or possibly even tacit political and/or criminal complicity) of certain instructables volunteers to gain insight on fabrication of explosives, weaponry, and other items which (in my naive opinion) respondents should consider carefully before carelessly answering as if we lived in a pollyanna world. As one who has suffered the affects of criminal assault twice and who has lived with the daily chronic pain from those assaults for the past 30 years, I tend to be a bit more shrewd than careless hipsters seeking 'best answers' without concern to how they achieve them or how their advise may negatively affect the lives of others ;-P

My apologies if concern about unwittingly assisting criminals and potential terrorists offends your "liberal" sensibilities. ;-P

Your comment was unwarranted.

I am hoping you are not opposed to self-defense in general, but rather you are opposed to the act of talking about it out loud, because it could provide a tactical advantage to your enemies?

I mean, it kind of sounds like you're saying that me trying to help people is truly not helping. Especially not if the people I'm helping are bad people, and they could be. Right? I mean this is a public forum, read by the wicked and the good, the just and the unjust alike.

I'm going to seriously think about what you've said here, and I'll even consider being less helpful on some topics.

It's just that I am unmoved by arguments of the form, "Well you can't do X, because X is illegal."

Sorry about my ticked off answer. Sorta... I wouldn't' want to see you curtail your behavior overall. You are an undeniable asset to this siteand to hte noviates who frequent it. Just please understand that when someone like me says something like I did in this thread, it's for rational, rather than "fascist" reasons.

Has nothing to do with fashion.
Flir cams are used for tow purposes:
a) to check heat signatures
b) to find criminals at night
Neither a) nor b) will require anyone wearing IR blocking clothes.
Leaves (without expalanation from the thread starter) the assumtion the clothes would not be used for anything legal - and why would I give advise on how to get away with criminal activities? ;)

There are lots of purposes FLIR can be used for, not just two. As an example, I've linked to a video of someone who uses it to hunt hogs at night.

So now you've got me wondering: Are the hogs in this video criminals? If so, what crime are they guilty of? Maybe a better question would be: Would it be crime for the hogs to hide themselves from the hunter, if they could?

If the idea of hogs committing crimes seems to way hypothetical, just ask yourself: Would it be a crime for a human to hide himself or herself, from being hunted in a similar manner? Would it be a crime for a human to hide himself or herself from being hunted by hunters using FLIR?

All you have to do is cover yourself in cool, evaporating, mud. I'm pretty sure this will work because I saw Arnold Schwarzenhegger do it in a movie one time.


Most cameras in Nevada gaming clubs have a built in filter. But a local club put some new cameras to watch an escalator when the noticed a whole bunch of topless girls on board. Some favorite sweaters ladies wear revealed more then they would want.

The cameras were switched out overnight.

To be honest, I'm a little concerned about your question. Why do you need to block IR detection, "tom" with zero posts aside from this one?

If you want to block a FLIR camera from seeing through cloths then the cloths need to compleatly block a heat signature.