CamoForm – Camouflage anything without Painting

Last week I ordered 2 rolls of CamoForm camouflage wrap. After trying it out today on a rifle stock and knife sheath (pictures included), as far as I can tell, CamoForm is the easiest way to camouflage anything. You can use CamoForm on any gear without fear of damaging or the pain of painting.

CamoForm is basically a camouflage self adhesive bandage wrap for your gear. It is easily removable with no residue and reusable. The package even says that if your CamoForm ever loses it’s self cling properties you can wash it in soap and water and it will continue to work.

From McNett:

  • Stretch Fabric Conforms to any object
  • Conceals, Protects & Silences Gear, Reduces Glare, Increases Grip, and Provides Padding & Insulation
  • Heavyweight fabric Protects from Sand, Dirt, Dust, and Debris.
  • Ideal for Weapons, Scopes, Binoculars, Flashlights, Knife Handles & Sheaths, Ammo Clips and more.
  • Available in Black, Snow, Standard Dessert, Standard Woodland, 4 Different Mossy Oak variations, Multicam, Digital Dessert and Army Digital.

I got 2 rolls of Army Digital and tried it on the old Marlin Model 60 and the sheath to my Buck Nighthawk and both worked well.

Camouflage TapeCamoform Tape

Marlin Model 60 Stock

I thought the results were pretty impressive for a few minutes worth of work that I can remove anytime I need. Which, by the way, the company recommends for times when the CamoForm gets wet and dirty so it doesn’t hold moisture to your gun. Clean both the gun and the tape then reapply.

Marlin Model 60Marlin Model 60 Camouflage

Marlin Model 60 Camouflage Stocker

Buck Nighthawk Sheath

For this one I just wrapped the sheath. I also read somewhere that with the Army Digital Camo tape (and maybe others) you can reverse it to get a sort of dessert camo look. I thought that was cool, and it worked pretty well. (Last Picture)

Buck NighhawkBuck Nighthawk CamouflageBuck Nighthawk SheathBuck Nighthawk Sessert CamoWhat Would You Camouflage?

Amazon has almost all of the different patterns available.

  • Black
  • Snow
  • Standard Dessert
  • Standard Woodland
  • 4 Different Mossy Oak variations
  • Digital Dessert
  • Army Digital

Knowing that you don’t have to paint expensive firearms or other gear, what would you camouflage with CamoForm? Let me know in the comments.



Joel Jefferson
Written by Joel Jefferson

Joel is one of the original founders of SurvivalCache.com. After college, he joined the USMC where he served as an (0302) Marine Infantry Officer. Joel is an avid outdoorsman and spends much of his free time in the mountains. Joel’s hobby is researching survival gear & weapons as well as prepping. Read his full interview here. Read more of Joel's articles.

13 thoughts on “CamoForm – Camouflage anything without Painting”

  1. The long mags, although look "cool" hang under the weapon in the way! They don't feed well, even the best ones. I have a 37 year old Ruger rotary mag, amongst the dozens and dozens of of newer ones, that came with my original 10/22. I have yet to have a feed problem it or ANY Ruger factory mags.
    I own 6 Trimags. Get those and some pouches and they are very convenient and always work!. They sell the pouches (and TriMags) on E-Bay…..well built, American made stuff…..price reflects it, but what do you want? Junk? I hate buying junk and I hate funding my freaking enemys!
    So how high does your rifle sit when you are trying to bench shoot at the range because those high caps are in the way? FTF when you bump it? Threw all mine away…….TriMag all the way…..it even holds the rifle upright when I set it down. Can't beat that…….
    Listen to an old man…..must have done something right to get this way……

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  2. I go just about every where Maine is great for my types of testing. the new tac vests are great but I am not sure they would work well with A.L.I.C.E pack. The H harness you can find at any military supply store get the older canvas ones they make less sound when you need to do some sneacking around. Another thing to look into is the military ponchos they make good emergency shelters. or you can just build one like I do.

    I also test my map and compass skills by marking a spot where i leave my main pack. then just wandering off for a while then try to get back so my map and compass skills stay sharp. It is kind of a lost art for the younger generations. lol I say that for a guy that has spent most of my adult life just picking a weekend and leaving, another thing is to find a good size lake that has an island in the middle and snorkling to it for a weekend. it is a real test of your skills to do that cause you end up nice and wet to start out your training.

    keep your powder dry guys and gals,
    Chuck

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  3. Where I live, winter survival skills are paramount. Therefore, making myself appear to disappear in snow is vital. You must remember to cam up not only yourself properly from head to foot but also your equipment too. Movement and sound control are critical. It can get quite intense! :^)

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    • Peter,

      That's a good point. I'm actually working on a ghillie suit myself right now. Admittedly this is more camouflage than I probably need and it certainly isn't great for hiking with a lot of gear, but who doesn't want a ghillie suit?

      For regular gear I just try to avoid shiny surfaces and bright fabrics.

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      • one of the things i keep in my jeep is a camo net that you can slip over your head and it breaks up your patern vary well and it enables you to see at the same time.

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  4. Hi Lucas,

    I know that the weather is a little on the warm side right now and winter is the last thing on anyone's minds……but……maybe this coming fall we could put something together regarding winter survival/ winter camo/movement and concealment. I'm sure a lot of the guys on this site have a lot of info that they'd like to share too. Any suggestions?

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  5. I would camo my brother's mouth. Takes care of two items, shuts him up and nobody can see him. He's an arrogant gasbag but has a nice cache of weapons and ammo for a survival situation.
    I would also camo my Marlin 60, and my Saiga.

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  6. I use it every day in the medical field, which is a good side-use for this. Peel it off and wrap it around and you have a hospital quality compression bandage. The biggest issue we find in the hospital is that it bunches up and of course holds moisture.

    The other thing not to overlook is camo duct tape that can accomplish pretty much the same thing, won't bunch, doesn't have the wrap all the way around, and is waterproof. The only downside is once you remove it it won't stick back on very well.

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  7. The cohesive wrap mentioned above is also a good option for camoing rifles & equip through changing seasons and AO's.

    Besides the usual solid colors, our local Tractor Supply Store has the Equine / Vet wraps for horses legs, etc in a dark green, brown, black woodland pattern, as well as a white and black zebra pattern that I thought could be a good winter pattern. They aslo have a cheetah pattern in tan with brown spots that would be cool. This is stretchy, adheres to itself well and removes without adhesive mess, etc. You could use it to wrap twigs, foliage, jute, and other stuff to create a nice setup for every season and/or AO you encounter at a pretty low price.

    Cheers
    Harv

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