How to Make a Ghillie Suit - 8 Easy Steps
, or also referred to as a Yowie Suit is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy underbrush. It is typically constructed from a net or cloth garment, which itself is made up of loose strips of cloth mixed with real or artificial twine, leaves and twigs. Hunters and snipers understand the importance of being completely camouflaged. In many situations, the effectiveness of their uniforms ability to blend into their wildlife surroundings may be a life or death situation.
The Ghillie Suit provides excellent concealment in some of natures harshest natural environments.
Choose a plain suit to start your Ghillie Suit. This will probably be the easiest part. What suit should I choose? You can choose a jacket and pants or you can use a mechanic suit or flight suit. We have found that a flight suit is better, but the choice is up to you. Your other options include:
Purchasing an Expensive Suit - These will probably have some good coverage of camouflage and will be basic in nature.
Sew knots of netting to the fabric with transparent thread like fishing line. Apply a drop of glue for extra strength.
Tie groups of 5 to 10 strands of jute to the netting with simple knots. Use various colors.
Season the webbing by dragging it behind a vehicle, soaking it in mud, or applying manure. Doing this will reduce and eliminate the human scent, especially important if you will be using this Ghillie Suit for Hunting.
Gather items from the environment you plan to use you Ghillie Suit in. For example: If your in a wooded area attach small branches and leaves to the upper half of the suit and feather it to the bottom with items such as grass or twigs.
Now, attach more items to the back of the suit. Sneaking up on prey or your enemy while wearing your Ghillie Suit, is usually done by crawling on your stomach. We put items on your back because items on your stomach will either get damaged, make noise or both.
Attach wider items around your head and neck. The human head is the most commonly identified part of the body. The shoulders and neck exaggerate the head. When standing still, your outline must be broken to prevent easy identification.
Be aware of your setting as it changes. If your environment doesnt change from Point a to Point B, your Ghillie Suit will be fine. But if the environment changes you will have to incorporate materials of the various settings while your moving.
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