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Old 07-08-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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My first ghillie suit

Hey guys, sandman here and I thought I should contribute (or try too) with a logical post. Now if you don't know much about me, I am a do it yourselfer and like to think outside the box.

Supplies I used for my first ghillie suit:
Tailgate Netting
2 Yards Of Burlap (Tan/Brown/Green)
Rustoleum Camouflage Spraypaint (OD/Khaki/Earth Brown)
Vegitation
Rubberbands or Zipties

This was an idea that I was using for when I was in large fields, but still operating as a rifleman and wanted to stay halfway concealed. I no means was this meant to be a full ghillie suit.

Since I do not have a camera till I go back to my moms, I will describe it accurately to my best abilities. I will be posting pictures soon.

If you are unfamiliar with tailgate netting, it is rectangular shape. I believe mine was 4-5 Feet in Length, and 2 feet in Height. On each corner there are plastic clips, which I replaced with 4 Carabiners (Break Weight 150 Pounds). On my particular net, it was 1x1 squares.


I spent nearly 8 hours stringing and attaching the burlap. (Note: I did not use all the burlap at all, my ratio has stayed at 70% Vegitation 30% Burlap) Once I felt I had added the proper amount of burlap, I went over it with light dustings of spraypaint where I saw fit. A big mistake I made was using zipties to attach my vegitation, and I will be using rubberbands the next time around. I added lots of local vegitation, and dragged it around it around in the dirt and mud for awhile


Now if you can imagine this, I hooked the carabiners from the bottom to the top of the net, not the top carabiners. This allowed me to slide my arms into my ghillie suit fairly easily. Once I had my arms in, I hooked both the top carabiners together in a cape like fashion.

If you are wondering the reason I chose this at the time, it was because I needed to get to my magazines in front. It worked pretty well for the time being, but currently I am on my 2nd Ghillie suit which will be a full ghillie suit.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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Something better than rubber bands are zip ties. Tie them on at the middle so you make two smaller loops out of them. Works great for me. You got out easy with only 8 hours. Must have spent triple that making my pants, jacket, and hat/hood.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Something better than rubber bands are zip ties. Tie them on at the middle so you make two smaller loops out of them. Works great for me. You got out easy with only 8 hours. Must have spent triple that making my pants, jacket, and hat/hood.
I know, but this was just a light, open ghillie. I am in the process of making my BDU one, and hell its taking double that time for just the blouse. Its not even done yet
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