Does /k/ know how to make ghillie suits?

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  1. 4 weeks ago

    No because I know leaf suits are superior

    • 4 weeks ago

      I dont like canadians either but sewing them onto a camouflage suit seems kind of cruel

      • 4 weeks ago

        L*afs should be gracious they would even be considered for such a redeeming purpose

        • 4 weeks ago

          Okay ed gein

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  5. 4 weeks ago

    Answer unclear, please ask again later.

  6. 4 weeks ago

    >Get clothes
    >Add leaves and shit using a needle thread.
    What exactly is the issue really. You visualise it and make it. Is this hard for you OP? Are you a woman?

    • 4 weeks ago

      That's actually inefficient. You get a net and sew the net into the clothes. Then you can tie jute or burlap strands into the net to get a base coverage. When on location, you use the net to tie natural foliage so that you can always match your surroundings.

  7. 4 weeks ago

    They're fricking hot and catch on everything in the forest.
    Great for breaking up silhouettes though, I've had turkeys walk past me while sitting waiting for deer before. Kinda feel like proper camo is efficient enough unless you're going to be 5 meters from a target

  8. 4 weeks ago

    >live innasesert
    >make ghillie suit out of cactus

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  10. 4 weeks ago

    Some flavor of BDU, a volleyball net, and whatever material suits your needs cut up into strips and tied/gorillaglued to the net. Less is more.

  11. 4 weeks ago


    * Base clothing: Loose fitting shirt, pants, and hat in colors that match your environment (consider browns, greens, and yellows for woodlands)
    * Jute twine or burlap: This will be the foundation for attaching foliage
    * Mesh netting: In camouflage colors to help break up your outline
    * Fabric strips: Cut from burlap or natural materials like jute or hessian
    * Natural materials: Leaves, twigs, and other debris from your target environment


    * Scissors or sewing shears
    * Sewing needle and thread (optional)
    * Glue gun (optional)


    1. Prepare the base: Use the loose fitting clothing and mesh netting as a starting point. You can attach the netting to the clothes with sewing or by weaving strips of the jute twine through the netting and around the clothes.

    2. Add the foliage strips: Cut strips of burlap or natural materials into irregular shapes. These will mimic leaves and branches. Attach them to the jute twine or netting using glue or by sewing them on.

    3. Incorporate natural elements: The key to good ghillie camouflage is to use natural materials from your environment. Fasten leaves, twigs, grass clumps, and other debris to the suit using twine or glue.


    * Consider your environment: The best ghillie suits will blend in with the surrounding foliage. Use browns and yellows for dry environments and greens for wooded areas.
    * Break up your outline: The key to camouflage is to avoid straight lines. Let the ghillie suit drape and flow naturally.
    * Add dimension: Use different sized materials to create a three-dimensional effect.


    * Ghillie suits can be hot and uncomfortable to wear. Make sure to wear breathable clothing underneath and stay hydrated in hot weather.
    * Be aware of your surroundings: Ghillie suits can be so effective that you may become a hazard to yourself or others. Make sure people know where you are and avoid wearing your suit in areas with wildlife or hunting

  12. 4 weeks ago

    Go to your closest surplus store and buy an old set of BDUs or OCPs in your size, along with a boonie cap. Buy a sheet of 500/1000 denier canvas, cut it appropriately, and sew it onto the chest and thigh areas to provide a bit of protection when crawling along the ground. You can also cut up a yoga mat and sew it onto the knees and elbows and cover it with more canvas if you want. If you want to go a step further, cut out a window from the back of the top and the top of the boonie and sew some medium-fine mesh in as a vent. Instead of thread, use 25lb nylon fishing line or greater, and use shoe goo or E6000 to glue down the sheets of canvas to prevent bunching or shifting during sewing and during use.
    Once that's done, consider spray painting the canvas with dull colors like olive drab or light brown, in irregular patterns, to break up the outline even more. After that, go to a hobby store and buy a decorative fishing net or go back to the surplus store and buy a shit ton of 550 cord.
    If you chose the net, cut a piece that covers the entire back of the BDU top, draping across the shoulders and top of the arms on both front and back, then glue and sew it in place. Cut a piece that drapes 3-6 inches down from the brow in front and 6-12 inches down from the same level in the rear for the boonie, or longer if you want a standalone veil. Look up viper hoods or ghillie veils to see what kind of coverage I mean. Sew that in place as well, taking care to sew it to both the top of the boonie as well as the brim, though you can cut holes and use zip ties for the brim portion if you want. Cut a portion of netting that covers the ass and back of the thighs, with some drape down between the legs, and glue and sew that as well.
    If you chose 550 cord, you're gonna rip out the white innards of a shit ton of it and then sew grid patterns forming 3-5" squares across all the areas I just mentioned. It'll be a pain in the ass but it's comfier to use than the netting. (1/2)

    • 4 weeks ago

      (2/2) To see what a completed suit using 550 cord squares looks like, look up Tactical Concealment's commercial suits. You can just buy one of these but they're fairly expensive.
      Once your choice of netting/grid is sewn on snugly, use dull paint to color any glue that remains exposed.
      Next you're going to either buy a premade supply of jute fibers or just buy a bigass sheet of burlap from a hobby store and then pick it apart into long fibers by hand. Do this outside if you can because the smaller fibers will get absolutely everywhere. You want pieces that are around 12" long, maybe longer. When you have a sufficient supply of fibers, you'll use basic slipknots to tie them onto the netting/grid of your suit, ensuring you don't use any regular pattern to apply them but also ensuring decently even coverage of the suit, and taking care that your jute fibers drape down around the armpits, neck area, and crotch. Don't go too overboard with this stuff but have enough so that it begins to break up the suit's outline. Next, gather a shit ton of 550 cord segments, innards removed, and again tie them on in slipknots across your whole suit. You're not trying to cover everything, but you are trying to make sure that if you need to tie vegetation somewhere you have a strand of 550 to hold it with. If you end up with more 550 than jute that's totally fine. Tie a frick ton onto your boonie, especially the veil in the back if you made one.
      To finish the suit, put it on and go find someplace with a lot of muddy water, like a stream in a backwoods area. Jump in and roll around in that shit for like an hour. Squish leaves and moss and stuff into your suit with your body, crawl through the mud, dunk everything in it over and over, get dirty as frick. The goal is to make the shine go away from all the new components you used and to make sure none of the sewing will rip or tear during use. Everything should look dull when dry and the jute should clump into strands.

      • 4 weeks ago

        (3/2) Using the suit:
        Go to a natural area. Observe the vegetation and what the ratios of grass to trees to other plants are. See which plants stand straight up and which point more sideways or outwards. You'll need to keep all of this in mind so you don't goof up and look unnatural.
        Using a small set of pruning shears, cut small branches, bunches of plants, long grass, and whatever else you need and use the 550 cord on your suit to tie it down. To make a general base layer, put one bunch of vegetation like long grass or ferns one way, tie it, then put another bunch perpendicular to it and on top of it and tie it using the excess ends of the tiedowns, then spread the ends of the bunches in a sort of star pattern. For pines and similar trees, be sure to match the orientation of the branches on the tree as you tie them to yourself, and try to hide the white/green ends of freshly cut branches. Aim for a roughly 70/30 mix of natural veg to jute (but you can change this depending on where you're at).
        Your goal isn't to look like a plant but to blend into the negative space of your area; to this end, avoid standing right next to trees (looks very unnatural) or covering yourself in ostentatious amounts of different vegetation, especially if nothing actually grows the way you're wearing it.
        If nothing else, cover the areas next to the neck, the armpits, and the crotch as you tie in vegetation. These are known as the five V's and the human eye picks them up very quickly so covering them is a must. Cover exposed skin with gloves or camo paint and take note of the direction of the sun in relation to you and your target so that unnatural shadows don't give you away. Have a buddy attempt to spot you from a distance between 75 and 500 meters away, both by eye and by optical instrument, to help you refine your skills. Use terrain to your advantage.

        Disclaimer: if you try this shit in an urban area you'll stick out like a sore thumb.

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