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don't know the quality, just throwing the idea out there. Lot's of hunting stuff on half off. The ghillie is bushmaster brand, not the best...
If you spend $50 on supplies, you can do a world class suit yourself. NO pre-made suite will ever match a hand built one! If you get a pro to build one for you, 4-5 hundred would not be unreasonable.



Muddyboots
[quote name='Muddyboots' post='429081' date='Dec 22 2009, 07:51 PM']If you spend $50 on supplies, you can do a world class suit yourself.[/quote]



I'd be interested in the materials list and methods you would suggest for a project like this Muddy. I might be the first to ask, but I'll wager I'm not the last <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />



- Jesse
Working on it! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />





Muddyboots
w00t!



I look forward to it! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />



Thanks,



- Jesse
I just took some of my old bdu's but you could use anything. I picked up some burlap sacks



normaly free if you can find them. I also use camo blind material you can get from walmart. If you



want a really nice one also get some small netting about 1 inch squares. ( for attaching natural



material ) Cut the sacks, netting,and camo material into pieces 6 inchs long and 2-3 inchs wide. If



you plan on crawling a lot get some old car tire tubes cut pieces for your elbows and knees and use



shoegoo to attach them. You want to start at the bottom and let the pieces hang down off of the



shirt or pants 3-4 inchs and I use a sewing machine to attach the pieces. You just move up and let



the next piece over hang the lower, but also it needs to lay over the seam of the two lower pieces



like shingles on a roof, and you want to mix up the pieces. I have been within 5ft. of deer that had



no clue that I was there, and 10ft. away from a bear that knew that something wasn't right, but that



is a story for another day. We also used to play tricks on hikers back in Ga. and never got caught



so it works very good. There is more time involved than money.
[quote name='Muddyboots' post='429106' date='Dec 22 2009, 08:47 PM']Working on it! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />





Muddyboots[/quote]

I can't wait to see your plans either. I have wanted to make my own ghillie suit as well. I am really looking forward to seeing your plans Muddy. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
good discussion. thanks.



where do you pick up burlap sacks?



thanks. FYI ultimate sniper is on youtube if you haven't seen it.
I built one a long time ago from an article in American Survival Guide. They aren't hard. Just time consuming. Besides burlap I also use cut up strips from some of my dads old OD army t-shirts.
[quote name='Scottman' post='429150' date='Dec 22 2009, 09:47 PM']good discussion. thanks.



where do you pick up burlap sacks?



thanks. FYI ultimate sniper is on youtube if you haven't seen it.[/quote]



i got the burlap for the one i am making from a fabric store.



pelirrojo
[quote name='Scottman' post='429150' date='Dec 23 2009, 12:47 AM']where do you pick up burlap sacks?[/quote]



If you have a mom and pop coffee shop locally that roasts their own, ask the owners for some of the old sacks. Most real (not starbucks) coffee shops get their coffee in 70 kilo burlap bags. They usually have some printing on them, but since they are free that can be cut off and discarded.
[quote name='Scottman' post='429150' date='Dec 23 2009, 12:47 AM']where do you pick up burlap sacks?[/quote]



From the bottom. Remember to lift with your legs, not your back.
<img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
I started making one once.

Don't know if I was doing it right or not.



With regards to the "funk" that you said you are in, a Ghillie suit would be a great project!

It will definitely keep you busy!
[quote name='Muddyboots' post='429081' date='Dec 22 2009, 04:51 PM']If you spend $50 on supplies, you can do a world class suit yourself. NO pre-made suite will ever match a hand built one! If you get a pro to build one for you, 4-5 hundred would not be unreasonable.



Muddyboots[/quote]



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