How to Make a Ghillie Suit

February 20, 2009 on 10:12 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

1. Sew knots of netting to the fabric with transparent thread like fishing line. Apply a drop of glue for extra strength.

2. Tie groups of 5 to 10 strands of jute to the netting with simple knots. Use various colors.

3. Season the webbing by dragging it behind a vehicle, soaking it in mud, or applying manure. This will help eliminate human scent, especially if the ghillie suit will be used for hunting purposes.

4. Select items from your setting to keep the best profile. If you are in a wooded area, for example, 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.

5. Attach more items to the back of the suit. Sneaking in a ghillie suit is usually crawling with a ghillie suit. Items on your stomach or chest as you belly-crawl will likely get damaged or make noise.

6. 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.

7.Be aware of your setting as it changes. If it is possible to stay in your setting as you get from point A to point B, do so. Otherwise, you’ll have to incorporate the materials of the new setting you’re moving into as you go along.