Concealment is anything that hides you from view. Six factors affect the effectiveness of concealment:
- Shape. From any distance, your outline will give you away. Change you shape to match that of your surroundings.
- Shadow. Stay in the shadows and do not allow your own shadow to be seen.
- Texture. Beware of smooth, shiny surfaces such as watches, weapon barrel, glasses, etc. Most smooth surfaces will reflect light.
- Color. Blend in with your surroundings. Bright colors attract unwanted attention.
- Position. When choosing your position, make it appear as though nothing is out of the ordinary
- Movement. Motion naturally attracts the eye, so keep still.
Cover may protect but not conceal, for example, bulletproof glass offers cover but not concealment. Concealment may not offer cover, for example, hiding behind a dense shrub offers concealment but little cover.