Like the title says guys..... this is what I am working on right now. I wanting it to be as light as possible, so when I use it in 90 + degree weather I am not going to go down with heat stroke again :S
I have some of this, though about a 3 years old, so it is nice and faded and worn out looking. I am in the process right now of cutting it up and getting my strips done. I am planning putting some burlap on the suit as well, but figured this could make up the bulk of the suit and cut down on the weight as well.
I know I have seen a few pictures of snipers from other countries use this type of suit, and figured I would give it a try and see what happens.
I think it's a great try. You just have to be careful it doesn't catch on stuff and rip. Also, it might rustle a fair bit when you are crawling around. Worth a try though, it's also great for rifle wrap.
I definitely wanna see it when you're finished. I think that it could work well depending on how you make it. I need a cooler ghillie for the summertime also; it's almost not even fun laying in mine during our summer months (usually 98-102 degrees).
I used up what netting I had, and had to get some more from the store.
To be honest, right now it looks really good. The netting that I have is green on one side, and brown on the other. I cut the blanket into little strips like you would with burlap, and tied one strand to the netting. And it is filling out nicely if I do say so my self.
I have had a boonie that I made like this and it worked quite well. But I am also going to get some burlap into the mix, and fray it out some as well. The cammo netting is a rip stop, but it does fray around the edges.
Also VTArmy Navy sells camo netting by the yard and in camouflage patterns.
I use to sell custom camo netting ghillie kits.
I usually play down South (Florida) and built a sniper TOG with both camo netting and strips of burlap. I find the camo netting works well to break up things, trick the eye by adding depth & texture and is ideal for lightweight and breathability.
My daughter wearing my ghillie hat, just shortly after I made it.
I use the netting as clumps and cut into strips to weave through the 1" netting I have secured to my TOG. If you take your time and secure the netting well it dramatically reduces the rustling noise and helps prevent snagging on branches.
Now that is a cute smile.... Can't wait till my little guy gets that age
I found it at a local farm store... back by the hunting supplies and what not. Was $19.99 for a pack, and it is looking like it will take 3 packs to finish the suit. Though I think I may have over done it a little bit, but will see when she is fully done.
I've also thought of making a suit from this netting as well ever since I picked up a large 20'x20' tan net of this stuff I found on the side of the road.
However, like MiloXC3 mentioned, I don't like that it makes noise and rustles as you move, and also has a tendancy to catch on branches and such. But it is very light as you mentioned, and wont add too much weight.
It makes a great rifle cover though, that's what I've always use it for.
Im Interested on how this project goes, be sure to post pictures! =D