Defeating Drones: How To Build A Thermal Evasion Suit

Published on Jun 15, 2015 by OathKeepersOK

Why has it taken so long for practical thermal evasion methods to be introduced to the civilian market? There are multiple reasons. But the first would be that many average people unfortunately have little to no concern over thermal vision based weapons systems. They believe that all of these weapons reside in the hands of governments, governments which supposedly have the best interests of the citizenry at heart. Why should they develop or purchase a thermal evasion system when the “good guys” have all the thermal toys? This is blind faith in an establishment which has not earned our trust…

Sadly, with the advent of numerous privacy and liberty crushing programs, it is safe to say that not all governments if any governments have the best interests of the public at heart. In fact, many governments today are training to subdue and control their respective populations rather than protect them.

A thermal evasion suit is a tool, like any other tool. We at Snakebite Tactical intend it to be a tool for defense. We believe fully in the cause of liberty for all peoples, and we believe that thermal evasion is just as essential in maintaining that liberty as the right to bear arms is. We hope that this contribution to the liberty movement as a whole will help turn the tide of tyranny back, and give Americans a chance to rejuvenate the constitutional principles that once made our society honorably unique in the pages of history.

For more information on the many false ideas on how thermal vision works and the many false methods to evade it, read this article:…

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9 thoughts on “Defeating Drones: How To Build A Thermal Evasion Suit

    1. The instructions start at about 5:46 in the video. This video is from the Oaf Keepers, who claim that “fugitive” Eric Frein successfully evaded thermal detection for weeks, and I’ll leave it at that.

      Six materials:
      1. Radiant barrier material (RBM) like that used for insulating a house (space blanket material is too heat emissive);
      2. Polyester batting for air space, about 1” thick;
      3. A very light material like very light ripstop nylon (anything heavier will heat up and register a thermal signature);
      4. Sniper veil netting;
      5. Camouflage leaves;
      6. Cordura.

      The suit is assembled in 6 layers. The polyester batting is sandwiched between 2 layers of RBM with the shiny side of the RBM layers facing away from the polyester batting. Pick one side to be the layer outermost from your body and cover that with the ripstop nylon. The netting goes on top of the ripstop and the leaves on top of that to break up your body shape and disperse any remaining radiant heat. Strengthen the edges with cordura strips.

      The suit is constructed with:
      1. A head & mask apparatus designed to redirect your breath, the biggest part of your heat signature.
      2. A cloak;
      3. Pants;
      4. Foot coverage.

      1. Good post, Enbe, but I’m curious about your statement that a person’s breath is the biggest part of his heat signature. I’ve studied a lot of infrared videos from police chases, etc., and have never seen anyone’s breath appear.

        As for Eric Frein, I think he avoided thermal detection simply because he stayed in the forest. I haven’t heard of him using any kind of thermal camouflage.

        Contrary to popular belief, thermal imaging is not x-ray vision and cannot see through most materials. Foliage will break up someone’s thermal outline or even block it completely if the foliage is dense enough. Even watching the video above, just after the 2:00 mark we can see that the thermal signature of those two guys mostly vanishes as they walk behind a tree.

        However, thermal imaging CAN detect someone on the other side of foliage, a wall, etc., if that person touches the barrier long enough to heat it up.

        1. “I’m curious about your statement that a person’s breath is the biggest part of his heat signature”

          I took all of the information and instructions from the video and make no claims whatsoever about any of its veracity; it was just to answer FarmerDave and my own curiosity.

          I’ll take the word, yours that is, of anyone that has personal experience with the material and its pros and pitfalls. OTOH, maybe the heat signature of one’s breath in a thermal evasion suit might be more dependent on ambient air temperature – the colder the temp, the more visible the heat of one’s breath. That’s just a possibility, though, and I really don’t know.

  1. It’s good to see this posted on this site. Evading thermal imaging is critical. Everyone should learn to make one of these suits and should gain familiarity with the principles behind thermal imaging (emissivity and reflectivity of materials, etc.).

    Of course, once you’re done with your suit/cloak/poncho/whatever, you’ll need to test it. I realize that most people cannot afford to purchase a high-quality IR camera. Fortunately, it’s possible to rent one:

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