Seasonal Ghillie Suits
Posted 28 November 2009 - 08:27 AM
Any advice would be great.
The key criteria to determine ghillie suit camouflage scheme is the environment of intended use. Where I live and play, a woodland scheme seems to be most adaptable to a variety of fields regardless of season. A ghillie suit works best if you can improvise and add some local field cover to it. Some fields don't take kindly to that, because if everyone did that, the field would be stripped bare in no time, so you may have to go to a craft store or department and improvise with some artificial vegetation. Michael's has a good selection, and sometimes Walmart has a decent selection of artificial cover. You can buy a ghillie suit for one field application, and buy additional string and tie in to current suit to adapt to changing seasons or other field applications.
Posted 29 November 2009 - 05:57 AM
She faked a funeral so people would come visit?
ROFLMAO That's both terrible and hilarious at the same time.-Pirate
Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:32 AM
Commonly referred to as "seasoning"...just don't drag it through any poison ivy/oak.
As for what to use for each season is environment. Also, for winter, you dont always need a winter ghillie. All you need is something to wear that is white. I found using a painters jump suit and even cutting the pants off or spray painting randon green and black on it, works well. Also, I found a sniper viel in white that I can put over my head and mask and remove easily. More importantly I can see out it without much vision blur.Basically do what you would for any ghillie, go out check what is there for color, and vegetation and then decide on what to use.
A BDU turned inside out works pretty well also, and sniper veils are effective in any season. Even when I don't play the sniper role, I carry and use sniper veils as improvised camouflage, and these make good towels and neck wraps, too.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:53 PM
Do you play in a grassland environment? Do you play in a forest environment? Do you play in a CQB environment? Do you play in a desert environment? How often does it snow?
Many things are considered in making a quality ghillie suit. Pictures also help for reference. A knack for colors helps with color matching (both of my parents are 60 year old artists, I inherited my mom's eye for color). I'm personally working on a self made ghillie. Building it pretty much from the ground up, basing it on Multicam colors. I've spent years on researching how snipers made ghillies. Some ask how I know so much and to be honest I asked any sniper I could, talked to various people (even a veteran who built his own and turned around and bought mine so I could build this one.) grabbed up articles, read things anywhere I could find them, watched as many documentaries as I could find, on and on. I learned lingo and pretty soon I found out I could make a good ghillie anytime for anywhere.
Try taking some photos of places similar to where you play in different seasons, make notes of the colors. Write down the color for each season you notice is the most dominant then follow it with writing down the color that is the second most dominant and so-on and so-forth. Focus on in the winter time what the area looks like when you most often play, this way for most occasions your ghillie has a better chance of blending in, meaning less work for you to conceal yourself during and before games.
As you have those lists, buy the appropriate amount of netting and jute or burlap or even camo-netting if that is your choice.
As far as BDUs to use, you don't need much, if you are wearing a ghillie with the cammies, simple colors like tan, dark earth/Coyote Brown, olive drab green will work well. The reason is that these cammies when used with a ghillie, serve as a backing, if they're close enough to see the ghillie backing, you only have a split second before you're hit anyway irregardless of what cammies you use.
Praise and Complaint Dept. (feedback) Digitally Dangerous [Cocker Owner #77] A5 RT Operator