Ghillie Suit

A Ghillie Suit is an advanced form of camouflage often used by military snipers. This type of camouflage offers superior invisibility by really breaking up the sniper's silhouette and blending him into the background. White resistance fighters will find the ghillie suit to be a valuable tool for both selective assassination and combat sniping. A ghillie suit can be easily and cheaply made.



 Ghillie Suits - Notice The Camouflaged Rifles In The Image On The Left




Obtain a set of fatigues (a size or two larger than required)
Stitch a 2' square netting on the back of the shirt.

Stitch netting along the backs of the sleeves from the back to about 6" before the cuffs. Stitch netting on the back of the pants and pant-legs to just below the knees. The net has to overhang on the shoulders and sides of the legs and arms but not on the front. The idea is to have burlap on the back and sides but nothing on the front to get tripped on, interfere with the action of the sniper's weapon or get tangled while "snake-walking" (low crawling on the belly). The operative may want to stitch a panel of heavy canvas on the front to make the suit last longer when "snakewalking" over rocks, dirt and sand.

The hat can be made from a Boonie hat with net stitched to the top, back and sides, hanging to the shoulders. Mosquito net can be stitched to the front of the hat.

Next begin cutting burlap strips into roughly 12" x 2" and tie them onto the netting, one by one. Painting or dyeing the burlap can increase the camouflage effect. Try to strike a balance between a well covered suit, which has excellent camouflage characteristics, and a sparse suit, which is lighter and won't produce as much heat.

Finally, treat the suit with a flame retardant. Even a small spark can set burlap ablaze.

The netting also allows the operative to add leafy branches, long grass etc to the suit, providing a more layered camouflage effect.

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