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Posted: 8/7/2005 6:37:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 6:40:00 PM EDT by Ky_Bob]
I am looking for something like the tacks you stick into tree trunks that reflect your flashlight back to you and are usually used to find a tree stand, but that only work in the IR spectrum.

Does this exist?

I know C4 sells flags and other items that behave like this but is there something a little less expensive that would work?

Thanks,
Bob
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:46:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:19:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:
You can get 1X1 IR squares for $2.50 apiece or 2X2 Silver Glint squares for around $4 apiece. If you buy in bulk I can get you better prices.

C4

www.GRTactical.com





Do these react to visible light?
Bob
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:53:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:21:07 AM EDT
As a 6-8 hr solution...

You can buy IR Chemlights. They work just like a normal glowstick, but are almost totally invis. to naked eye.

In the Army, we would cut them open and mark our trail (kinda looked like the blood trail in Preditor)
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:26:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:50:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 3:50:47 AM EDT by Ky_Bob]

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:
Do these react to visible light?



stick an IR filter on your flashlight.



It's not my flashlight I am worried about.
I don't want the trail to be immediately obvious by reflection to car headlights or flashlights. I am thinking this would be used to mark a trail head or entry point that is out in the open but not immediately apparent that it is a trail head.

Bob
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:02:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:34:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
Grant said they don't reflect white light so they won't reflect headlights but they also can't be seen by you. Put an IR filter on your flash light and you'll be able to see them



That was the original plan except that I use an IR keychain light around my neck; it is plently with the NVD's I am using.

Thanks for all the help guys.

Bob
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:49:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 5:53:24 AM EDT by porta]
This looks interesting.

murphyjunk.bizland.com/id2.html
I'll let you know since I ordered this set and a hard case for a set of PVS-5's. I love surplus stuff.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:09:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By porta:
This looks interesting.
murphyjunk.bizland.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/DSC06381.jpg
murphyjunk.bizland.com/id2.html
I'll let you know since I ordered this set and a hard case for a set of PVS-5's. I love surplus stuff.



Wow! That looks very interesting.
Let us know how it works.

Bob
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:46:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:
You can get 1X1 IR squares for $2.50 apiece or 2X2 Silver Glint squares for around $4 apiece. If you buy in bulk I can get you better prices.

C4

www.GRTactical.com



C4,
I cannot find these on your site. Do you have a more direct URL?

Thanks,
Bob
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:38:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:54:01 AM EDT
Here's a crappy pic hoping to illustrate the IR markers. You get 6 LED modules which are powered by a 9v battery and inserted into holders which are just metal spikes. The package comes with a green canvas carry case and has NSN's stamped on all of the pieces. With just the battery and LED it makes a decent little hand held illuminator. At $45 delivered it's probably more cost effective to go with the IR tape from Grant though.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:21:17 PM EDT
Very cool. Thanks for the pictures.

Bob
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 1:00:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:50:21 PM EDT
If the mission was a short term time frame, the LED's or Cyalumes (baby Cyalumes like in the Trijicon Tripower) would also work, but passive devices like tape/tacks would last for quite some time. As long as they weren't covered or damaged, you could come back a year later and find your trail.
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