posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 11:35 AM
a reply to: LDragonFire
Looking at that terrain between the Clinton Correctional facility, and the Canadian border, I fail to see how they could have failed if crossing that
border was their intention. The terrain all the way to the border is either rural, or forested, national parkland, or similarly rugged, and covered in
vegetation. Unless the government were to place an armed guard on every fifty square feet of land between the prison and the border, for about fifty
miles east and west of the place, I reckon I would have made a better fist of it than these two did. The land between the prison and the border is the
very best one could possibly ask for, in order to conceal ones presence, and evade detection.
Forested areas provide one with tools besides the existing cover as well. Take camouflage for example. Upon reaching the treeline, the first order of
business would have been to render ones clothing unrecognisable, by quickly stripping out of it, and smearing dirt all over it. This covers the
original colour, changing ones appearance from that which a potential tipline caller might be looking out for. Furthermore, the forest offers things
like vegetation, from which can be made adornments for ones clothing, leafy twigs and small branches can be forcibly attached to ones garments, to
break up ones outline, and provide the wearer with an outer covering which matches the natural backdrop that they are moving through. This does not
have to be done carefully to be effective, which means one can literally do this while on the move.
As mentioned in another thread on this topic, an escapee could have utilised any waterways and streams in the area to throw off any dog led pursuit,
by slogging a few miles here and there, through such streams and rivers as might have been in the area.
Given the terrain, I just do not get how at least one of those fellows did not get across the border, unless they were the fellows who prove the old
adage that criminals are generally stupid. I would have sought to be across that border in a matter of two or three days, not two or three weeks.