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Old 06-05-2011, 11:00 PM   #31
 
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Skip squares. Do every other square, instead of every one. That will help.



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Old 06-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #32
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I'm going to go and buy all the materials to begin making my own ghillie and I have a few questions. I live in Ohio and the type of foliage can change from very green to tons of dead leaves. What would be the best colors to go with? Would light green,brown,tan and some burlap strips be good? Also, what type of ghillie do you guys recommend? Should I make a full ghillie with jute on front and back or leave the front of my jacket and pants bare for lying prone?
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I'm going to go and buy all the materials to begin making my own ghillie and I have a few questions. I live in Ohio and the type of foliage can change from very green to tons of dead leaves. What would be the best colors to go with? Would light green,brown,tan and some burlap strips be good? Also, what type of ghillie do you guys recommend? Should I make a full ghillie with jute on front and back or leave the front of my jacket and pants bare for lying prone?
Tan base is great for all year round. Allows for easy transition from summer to winter months. Vegetation in the summer time, while the tan/bits of brown and green can suffice in the winter when everything is brown and veg is scarce.

I recommend a ghillie only on the back of the BDU's. You are much more mobile, and typically when you are shooting, you are prone. Therefore, jute on the front is not necessary.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:01 PM   #34
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Ok Ill use a tan base then. Is there any cheaper way to make pads other than leather? Right now its looking like 40$ for leather knee and elbow pads sections
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Ok Ill use a tan base then. Is there any cheaper way to make pads other than leather? Right now its looking like 40$ for leather knee and elbow pads sections
Go into a craft store and get some leatherette. It is like synthetic leather. It's cheaper and still durable. A whole square meter of it only cost me
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:44 AM   #36
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Ok Ill use a tan base then. Is there any cheaper way to make pads other than leather? Right now its looking like 40$ for leather knee and elbow pads sections
Didn't bother to read the other posts, but leather? No. 1000 cordura, Yes. If there is a army surplus near you go there, buy an old duffel/sea bag(you know, the ones that are in the movies that the soldiers go off to war with, there really big bulky bags), at my army surplus store 1 bag costs $20 and has enough cordura to last 2 ghillies. You cut the seams, remove all pockets, remove all twine. Then you will have large flat pieces that you can work with. 1000 cordura is also waterproof and light.

Recomend for your all year round ghillie color:
Base color: the color of un-dyed burlap(sort of a tan/light brown color). Buy 2/3 normal colored burlap and 1/3 dyed or dye your own. Oh and buy a little more than you think you will need, this stuff goes fast.

Then add small ammounts of green and brown. When you get to your field, put lots of veg (stick with long grass, ferns, big plants) in your ghillie. This will make it look like its surrounding terrain(well duh). Anyways, hoped this helped.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:08 AM   #37
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I am about 3/4 finished with sewing the netting to my shirt and i realized I made a mistake. The netting is not covering the last little bit on my shoulders. If I add a small section of netting will it effect the overall appearance when the ghillie is complete?
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I am about 3/4 finished with sewing the netting to my shirt and i realized I made a mistake. The netting is not covering the last little bit on my shoulders. If I add a small section of netting will it effect the overall appearance when the ghillie is complete?
Nope, I do this all the time when I feel the need to add more netting. It will work out just fine. ;)
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I am about 3/4 finished with sewing the netting to my shirt and i realized I made a mistake. The netting is not covering the last little bit on my shoulders. If I add a small section of netting will it effect the overall appearance when the ghillie is complete?
Nope, I do this all the time when I feel the need to add more netting. It will work out just fine. ;)
Yeah, same here. Without any jute, my ghillie looks really ugly, with spots of shoeglue and netting all over, overlapping... whatever. The jute will more than cover it up.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #40
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I have one other question. The net i bought was cut in such a way i could'nt sew it on with the netting running parallel, so all teh sqaures are actually diamonds the way i had to sew it on. I don't see this being a problem once i start adding jute/burlap but has anyone else put their netting on that way?
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Yes, On parts of mine, where the netting had to be twisted, it is like this. No problems whatsoever. :)
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:27 PM   #42
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I'm in the process of making my own suit but there is a downside . My netting is the size of my palm , so it is quite big but it works. I'll make a thread somewhere in the near future.
Awesome suit ! Really love the blending .
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:27 PM   #43
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I'm currently putting together a ghillie using a webtex concealment vest. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to get a 100% coverage of jute over it due to the placement of the elastic straps and due to the length I cut my jute. I am finding ways around it though by adding in extra loops made from the jute I'm using
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The one question I have is how many square yards of burlap did your destring to make that ghillie suit?
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2.5 square yards was enough for my full ghillie, little over 1 yard should do it.
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