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There is lots of discussion about how to ake a ghillie and when to use a certain type, but now I want to know what procedure you use and when in the game you put on the veggies.

I am usually one of the first out on the field, so I have a few minutes to set up my hide. During this time when there is no chance of being seen, I take off my ghillie and use dental floss to tie on plants.

I only recently finished making my ghillie, so I'm sure there are better methods out there. So tell me what you do.
 

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I would never tie it on takes so much time.

This video is good to show a way to make the veg stay put, how 'veg' in this case dead stuff effectively camouflages your shape, and also why elastic is >>>> dental floss.

Skip to about 7:30 to see him vegging it up.

You can put elastic (as WorstInFinlanD says hair bands are good, alternatives are simply elastic bands or coloured elastic stricks) on you ghillie, on webbing/camelbak.

Something permanent to attach foliage to will save time in the long run.

You can also just stuff more veg in as it starts to wilt during the day, or when you move area. Can't do that (without taking it off) with a tie on method.
 

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Looks good but that guy didn't put any burlap on his ghillie at all, he's just relying on veggies. It might be sort of hard to fish out the elastic underneath all of that burlap.
 

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I've made some blank spots on my ghillie, where I put the bands, like under your neck, on your arms, lower back. Put less veg other bodyparts like middle back and legs.
I put a lot of veg on my boonie.
I attach them long before games, and just let them drop by themselves. Also, mixed dead vegs camouflage better than mixed vegs, as the colour looks more the same.
 

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I actually used a baseball cap as my boonie. Attached it to my jacket with extra netting hanging off the hat to act like a hood. Use what you have, right?

I could just use tan-ish rubber bands that are a different shade of tan than the rest of the tan on my ghillie. I might be able to pick them out more easily. I've got enough rubber bands that even if they break constantly, which they shouldn't, they would last me years.
 

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Looks good but that guy didn't put any burlap on his ghillie at all, he's just relying on veggies. It might be sort of hard to fish out the elastic underneath all of that burlap.
Might be but its not. That's precisely what I do! :)

Not the best photos in the world but here you go.

First is no veg at all (its lying on the ground, without me in it just under the branch at 45 degrees):


Next part filled with veg:


Then a distance shot propped up one some sticks:


Finally a close up from exactly the same camera position:
 

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I use stretchy hair bands. I tie a knot in the center so that one hair band produces two loops and then I hot glue the knot onto my ghillie throughout. I load these with vegetation before we even start playing. I'll do this after I register and chrono my rifle.
 

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Alright so for now until I get hairbands I'll go with rubber bands.
 
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