It has long been a personal frustration of mine that I cannot find a really good camo pattern to blend in with prairie grass or CRP fields. I spend a good deal of time hunting both. The nearest camouflage patterns I could find were always designed for duck hunters. While some came close they were never quite what I wanted. They always added things like thick bladed grass, cattails, or tree branches to the grassy pattern. Things like that look very out of place in the prairie or CRP fields. I spend a lot of time hunting coyotes, and a few months ago I noticed fellow coyote hunters posting some very interesting looking camouflage clothing in their photographs on the internet. Hence, I started asking questions in an attempt to find out where they were getting this very impressive grassy-looking camouflage. My search led me to a phone call with Sparky Sparkes, (yes, that is the name he goes by, and he is a fireman by trade) owner and designer of M2D Camouflage.
Talking with Sparky on the phone, I learned that, as an avid hunter himself, he shared my same frustrations with trying to find a good camo that would blend in well with CRP or a grassy-type environment. Rather than just whine about it like I had he took the bull by the horns, so to speak, and designed his own line of camo and then named it M2D. The name M2D is short for “Made to Deceive”.
After visiting with Mr. Sparkes for a while I decided to purchase a full set of 7 oz. poly/cotton brushed, twill camouflage including a light-weight jacket, button-down long sleeved shirt, pants, boonie hat, baseball cap, full face mask, and a half face mask. Note that I said I “purchased” this set of camouflage. He did not give it to me, and like anyone else I had to shell out my own hard-earned cash to test this new camo pattern. However, I liked what I saw and hoped that I would like it just as much when I put it on and headed into the field to hunt. I have to make one little comment here. I ordered the camouflage and less than three days later it was in my hands. Now that was some fast service!
Sparky had warned me that when I opened the box to look at my new camo attire it would be very bright, almost obnoxiously so. He advised washing it two to three times before wearing it in the field to knock the color intensity back a bit. Let’s just say he was right and after a couple times through the laundry I was happy with the results. Sparky said that it actually seemed to work better and better as it fades. I’ve found this to be true with most camouflage on today’s market.