Ghillie Suit

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Introduction: Ghillie Suit

About: Avid Geocacher and fan of all things iBles.

Using this instructable as a guide, I made a ghillie suit out of a Jute landscaping net. I spray-painted the Jute and sewed it on.

It just had it's trial by fire today and it worked pretty good. I got several stealth kills where the enemy did not notice me. Some even walked right by me!

Apparently the camera does not like the colors I used. In reality the colors are darker and more natural looking. The white/tan is actually dark brown/black. The blue green is actually dark green. There are five different mixes of each color, this does not show in the pictures.


Edit: Just so I don't have to explain this again. This ghillie suit is not absolutely perfect! It was made by me, an amateur, in less than twenty-four hours. I had to Improvise in some areas, (ie. I had no cargo netting handy). I know, it's hard to believe. Improvising on a ghillie suit, what a terrible crime. It still needs some touchups here and there, but it serves it's purpose just fine. I, for one, am quite proud of my handiwork.

Yes, it may look bad in the pictures, but you should see this in real life.

So, now that you know, please no more "This sucks!" comments. I get your point. Really.


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    Nice suit. If it serves you well, who cares what anyone else thinks? I, for one, applaud you.

    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL have not made it but COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOol

    Tutorial?

    ur not even in the USAF so dont even wear a camoflauge jacket that says that on.

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    ever been to an army surplus store?

    curious who are you to tell someone what they cant wear?

    looks like a m4 with a grenade launcher. thats just what it looks like

    no m16

    the main visible difference between the M4A1 and the M16 is the barrel length, the M4A1 barrel is much shorter than the M16. The M4A1 is a redesigned, revamped M16, much more suited to modern urban combat instead of the jungle combat environment in which it was originally used.

    i know but you cant see the end of the barrel. i was just going by the stock.

    good job for a quick first try. Next time, try using thinner strings (garnish), jute, for example. "The garnish or netting should cover the shoulders and reach down
    to the elbows on the sleeves. The garnish applied to the back of the suit
    should be long enough to cover the sides of the sniper when he is in the
    prone position. A bush [Boonie] hat is also covered with garnish or netting.
    The garnish should belong enough to breakup the outline of the sniper’s
    neck, but it should not be so long in front to obscure his vision or
    hinder movement." U.S. Army Field Manual 23-10

    Go to the local craft store and go to the flower section look for fake leaves that are on a long plastic rope. Use some of that.

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    DO NOT use artificial items such as nylon rope or fake leaves in a ghillie suit. The nylon and plastic actually reflects light, causing your suit to appear to "shine" in sunlight. this is not what a ghillie suit is supposed to do. Although it may be harder and dirtier, use leaves and grasses found in the area you will be operating in to augment your suit.

    sewing the ghille was a great idea good job

    sorry, but you look like whoppi goldburg