Most people use a ghillie suit as a protective clothing for outdoor activities such as paintball, wildlife photography, hunting and also for those participating in army exercises.

Generally, a ghillie suit is a useful kind of wear to cover yourself against your opponent during outdoor games or recreation. The ghillie sniper suit can be bought through outdoor recreation stores or through the Internet. But, a ghillie suit can be assembled by yourself if you follow instructions at the ghillie kit. However, ghillie suits can also be set up with the use of some simple items in order to save money, you only have to put an extra time and effort of making it.

Things needed to make your own ghillie suit include an army suit also called as a stalker suit, a roll of foam padding, nets, an old or new pair of battle dress uniforms or BDUs, at least three tubes of shoe goo and a yard or more of brown canvas cloth.

Instructions of making a ghillie suit:

First, you have to trim 30 squares of the netting in order for it to suit on the stalker trousers’ rear end. After, count 14 squares starting at the bottom of the netting and then trim from the 15th to 22nd square. Follow first and second procedure for the trouser’s other leg, and then you will have ghillie trousers as the end product.

Cutting out pieces of foam padding and canvas is the next procedure to do. The purpose of the canvas is to keep the foam in its place. The first thing to do is to attach the foam padding to the legs of the trouser, but be cautious of its messiness. Second, the shoe goo should be smeared across the foam padding that was being attached to the trouser legs. Putting a shoe goo to the foam pudding is best applied with the use of hands. Leave the goo for 24 hours to let it dry. Apparently, keeping the goo dry will take a little longer at damp areas compared to dry areas.

Remember to trim in square size of half the jacket’s front. Procedure to prepare the netting is similar to procedures that you did with the trousers and then attach the netting to the back and front side of the jacket. Measure the length and width of the sleeve to create a pattern for the netting if you like to also cover your arms. After making a pattern, attach the foam padding using a glue to the netting on the front of the jacket and on the sleeves. Prepare the foam padding with the use of a shoe goo and leave the jacket for at least 24 hours in a well-vented room to let it dry. After assuring that the suit is dry, spray the suit with a high-quality fire-retardant. Though creating your own ghillie suit is hard, patience and hard work is all it takes to own one.

To purchase a custom ghillie kit is another alternative to own a ghillie suit. Also, buying a kit does not need the extra effort and time unlike making your own ghillie, and it also permits you to personalize the suit.

Source by Andrew Boone