Introduction: The Cheaper/Easier Ghillie Suit.
Because of the amount of supposedly "easy to make" ghillie suit instructables which actually require lots of time and patience I decided to post my way of making a cheap and easy ghillie suit. This type is more suited for leafy vegetation rather than say wheat fields. This type of ghillie suit looks a lot like the picture; unfortunately I have no camera at the moment so we'll have to make do with that for now. Here we go. This is my first instructable so go easy on me ;)
Step 1: The Stuff.
First youre going to need some stuff. What you need is strong needle and thread, some camo netting (get some thats pre-treated with fire retardant) and flight suit or some DPMs for the base material to make your ghillie suit. The flight suit/DPMs are an important part of the ghillie suit but you may also want to get some boots and headgear as well. If this is the case get a boonie hat for head gear and some jungle boots (add gloves to that list). The gear is relatively cheap if you get it from an army surplus store so I suggest you get it there. Before we start attaching netting to it remember to sew some pockets on the inside and pad the knees and elbows if youre going to do a lot of crawling around. If not dont worry about it. Its also a smart idea to get a camelback and sew in a pouch for it on your back and if you dont want a boonie hat attach a hood to your suit before covering.
Step 2: Putting It Together.
Now it’s time to piece it together. You want a fairly decent amount of netting as to cover your entire ghillie suit. Sew it everywhere you need/want. Also use some mesh to cover your face.
Step 3: And You're Done.
Thats pretty much how to do it. It usually takes about an hour or two depending on how fast you work but yeah.