Tonight I might be sewing a high strength Fishing net onto a double reinforced blanket that I dyed OD green. Do you think that this is a good idea, or should I just grab one of my desert BDUs , dye and use that?
I have a woodland bdu wool blanket I have fixed up and I take it during cold days to snipe in. The only problem is carrying it. So unless you are gonna fix it like a cape then yes or unless you stay in one place the whole time.
I looked a Ghillie Blanket today online. Looked to be very effective for camping and controlling an area but otherwise useless if you plan to move. I think it would make a very large and discernable path on the ground that would be easy to follow if you moved any distance at all in it? The pictures I viewed literally had the subject disappear into the surroundings once the pulled the blanket over them, good luck and post some pics when you finish.
Alright, I honesty hope that it will be as good as I hope. The field that I play at isn't the kind of field that a sniper wants to move around alot at because their are alot of vantage points for the enemies to see me. So I won't be doing to much moving around.
The issues with the Ghillie Blanket are that they are meant to create a "hide" (Camouflaged Bunker)
but to make an effective hide you need to get into an area unseen gather local flora and blend it into the blanket.
Does your field give you that kind of time?
I have used blankets to great success.. but the best thing I did with it was cut a hole in the middle of it large enough for my head to fit through. Now when I need to move it slips on like a poncho.. and off I go.
Camo netting is a good base format (adding jute/burlap soon ). I have used one very effectively in long-range type engagements because your main movements are hidden behind the blanket. You could also use it for surveillance of a certain area if you blend it with natural vegetation (obviously)
Let me know how this works out for you furrycowthingy, maybe get some picture up?
I have been thinking for a while now of doing a poncho, like Mojo suggested, for my next suit and I'd love to see what I could do about combining a larger blanket with the poncho design(as my poncho was originally going to just be netting and only reach to my hips-knees)
Warmth and a guaranteed solid base color, also you don't have the added veg scratching the S*** out of you. Its probably easier to make a hide with; more stable. Solely netting would probably get caught on things more often because there is more net exposed.
^It sucks wearing a ghillie suit in the heat, but you just got to push through it; I think its worth the 'suffering' but be able to have great camo. Stay hydrated with a camel-back or some canteens, it helps a lot.