Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Grace Olson
In an SHTF situation, it’s crucial to stay hidden. One of the most effective ways to do so is to use a ghillie suit.
A ghillie suit is a camouflage garment that is meant to look like your surroundings. For example, in a forest, the ghillie suit would have a dark green tint and is made to look like foliage. In a dessert, it would have a brown and orange tint.
This item is useful in multiple scenarios, whether you’re out for a hunt or escaping danger. There are ghillie suits available in stores, but they are usually quite expensive. If you want to save money or modify your own ghillie suit, it’s best to make one yourself. It will also serve as practice in case you need to make a ghillie suit out in the wild. (h/t to ThePreppingGuide.com)
Whether it’s buying or making a ghillie suit, you have to consider where you’re going to use it. A ghillie suit is meant to blend in with the surroundings. A suit that works in the forest will stand out in the desert.
Go check the area and take pictures of the foliage and surroundings. Make notes on the colors you need and be particular about the texture. Check which plants are present.
It’s important to get the colors right. If you have been to the area many times, recall how the colors change as the day passes.
You can customize the ghillie suit as much as you like. It’s possible to add scraps like plastic or hay if the location requires it. Still, there are some items that you need to have on hand, including:
After gathering all your supplies and references, it’s time to put together the ghillie suit. Follow the steps below:
Ghillie suits take a lot of time to make, but the result is worth it. With a basic understanding of how to make one, think outside the box and think of other ways you can customize your ghillie suit. (Related: Survival scavenging: 10 Items you can re-purpose when SHTF.)
Find out more about preparing and making your own materials in case of a disaster at SurvivalGear.news.