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How to Make a Ghillie Suit in 4 Steps

How to Make a Ghillie Suit in 4 Steps

Cover a surplus jacket with strips of burlap to create your own ghillie suit. Here's how to do it in just four steps.
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from mike245 wrote 1 week 15 hours ago

Yeah, can you show the back as well?

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from TG wrote 33 weeks 1 day ago

I think I would use braided fishing line instead of dental floss to sew the netting on, I have used it to sew buttons back on jeans and plenty of other things IMO it would be a stronger option than dental floss, still an awesome an easy project.

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Nice design. I like to use a ghillie suit whenever hiding in plain sight is necessary such as in the middle of field or open woodland. It's a very pleasant way to hunt on the ground with the confines of a blind.
later,
charlie
P.S. @DaBears, thanks for the compliment some young hunters don't appreciate the skills of us "old timers". :)

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I use a home-made ghillie suit made from fake grass sold for duck-blind camo. You just zip-tie the grass into bundles, and then safety pin the zip-ties to whatever camo you desire, that lets you change the base-layer if you ever want to. Of course, the draw-back is that the safety pins can be...electrifying if they come open when you least expect it. Looks like this design might be better.
@DaBears, a ghillie suit is more effective than regular camo for turkey hunting. Turkeys are very good at spotting the outline of a human body even when it's not moving.

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Holy cow, it's the swamp thing! DIY is always cool, and ghillie suits look neat, but I'll bet dollars to donuts that you'll kill no more deer or turkeys wearing it than you did without one. The old timers wearing red flannel and brush pants were WAY better hunters than I am in my camo. Knowledge of the woods and animal behavior gives more bucks than gear but is much harder to get a hold of.

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from EchoSierra wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

That looks pretty awesome! What does the back look like? Is that a type of screen over his face? If I don't want to make one myself, where can I get one?

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I use a home-made ghillie suit made from fake grass sold for duck-blind camo. You just zip-tie the grass into bundles, and then safety pin the zip-ties to whatever camo you desire, that lets you change the base-layer if you ever want to. Of course, the draw-back is that the safety pins can be...electrifying if they come open when you least expect it. Looks like this design might be better.
@DaBears, a ghillie suit is more effective than regular camo for turkey hunting. Turkeys are very good at spotting the outline of a human body even when it's not moving.

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Nice design. I like to use a ghillie suit whenever hiding in plain sight is necessary such as in the middle of field or open woodland. It's a very pleasant way to hunt on the ground with the confines of a blind.
later,
charlie
P.S. @DaBears, thanks for the compliment some young hunters don't appreciate the skills of us "old timers". :)

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from EchoSierra wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

That looks pretty awesome! What does the back look like? Is that a type of screen over his face? If I don't want to make one myself, where can I get one?

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Holy cow, it's the swamp thing! DIY is always cool, and ghillie suits look neat, but I'll bet dollars to donuts that you'll kill no more deer or turkeys wearing it than you did without one. The old timers wearing red flannel and brush pants were WAY better hunters than I am in my camo. Knowledge of the woods and animal behavior gives more bucks than gear but is much harder to get a hold of.

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from mike245 wrote 1 week 15 hours ago

Yeah, can you show the back as well?

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from TG wrote 33 weeks 1 day ago

I think I would use braided fishing line instead of dental floss to sew the netting on, I have used it to sew buttons back on jeans and plenty of other things IMO it would be a stronger option than dental floss, still an awesome an easy project.

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