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Old 14 September 2001, 17:57
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waterproof ghillie suit

Is there anyone who knows any new tricks for waterproofing a ghillie suit?
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Old 14 September 2001, 18:16
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Why would you want to? Banging head against wall over and over.
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Old 14 September 2001, 20:27
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You know Jo, maybe if they were waterproof and didn't soak up all that sweat and dew from the bushes and such, the thing would smell alittle better!
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Old 14 September 2001, 21:10
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Old 14 September 2001, 21:57
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God I forgot how much those things stink, especially around 0700 when you pull it out of the WP bag.
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Old 15 September 2001, 00:39
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Thumbs up

I do have a small/short tan colored, very well made suit that is only about 15 years old, that I would love to see crawling around in some terrorists back yard! Will donate to the cause! By the way, it doesn't smell to bad either! Had a Jungle one,but the mice made a house out of it in the blizzard of 93.

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Old 15 September 2001, 06:11
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The ghillie suit when gets wet it also gets very heavy.I saw John Plaster's videotape "ULTIMATE SNIPER". In the videotape he says that we can protect the ghillie suit from fire by applying a liquid called k-2 that liquid also protects the ghillie suit from rain it makes it waterproof. The problem is that i can't find k-2 anywhere so i was wondering if there's another way to waterproof the ghillie suit.
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Old 15 September 2001, 10:43
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There are liquid silicone sprays that work well. Also Scotchguard.
My experience is that rain will usually run off the stands of the burlap to an extent. And most Ghillie wearing Operators don't do the swimming thing while in their Ghillies. They keep it in a WP bag as Josepy stated earlier.
Do you actually have to use a Ghillie,or is this all just something your playing with?

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Old 15 September 2001, 20:52
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I think there is one point you are missing is if it is raining and you are on a stalk, you just get wet.

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Old 16 September 2001, 00:22
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Originally posted by josepy:
I think there is one point you are missing is if it is raining and you are on a stalk, you just get wet.

Yup!

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Old 16 September 2001, 17:20
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Maybe you're right. But i thing that if the ghillie suit is waterproof it doesn't get heavier. I'll try to use a spray and i will reply the results. Thanks for advise.
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Old 16 September 2001, 18:57
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Havock, you didn't answere sniper1's question, what do you plan on doing with this suit? I'm not sure how well burlap would warerproof, it is a loose string like stuff, and it would be very hard to get to all of it. Not to say it won't work, but maybe a wash in kind of DWR would work better.

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Old 17 September 2001, 04:21
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USMCSNIPERONE I am an ex-green beret and sniping wasn't my specialty. I trained on sniping only six months, so i respect everyone who is more experienced in that specialty. I need the ghillie suit because every month i participate in a course where we refresh all the SF skills (CQB,SURVIVAL,SNIPING)etc.
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Old 17 September 2001, 04:54
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Oh really? No way dude. LOL
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Old 17 September 2001, 10:52
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Quote:
Originally posted by HAVOCK:
USMCSNIPERONE I am an ex-green beret and sniping wasn't my specialty. I trained on sniping only six months, so i respect everyone who is more experienced in that specialty. I need the ghillie suit because every month i participate in a course where we refresh all the SF skills (CQB,SURVIVAL,SNIPING)etc.
Well, I hope you are prepared for an onslaught of questions about your creds.from the Green Beret community!
Who is "WE"? Your local militia?

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Old 19 September 2001, 12:10
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Originally posted by HAVOCK:
USMCSNIPERONE I am an ex-green beret and sniping wasn't my specialty. I trained on sniping only six months, so i respect everyone who is more experienced in that specialty. I need the ghillie suit because every month i participate in a course where we refresh all the SF skills (CQB,SURVIVAL,SNIPING)etc.
HAVOCK,

I was wondering what SF units you were with, etc. When someone new comes on board we like to know a little something about them.

No offense, but the posers have been coming out of the wood work.

Since you're from the community, you would be the first to understand.

Take care.



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Old 20 September 2001, 07:35
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Originally posted by Doc42:
HAVOCK,

I was wondering what SF units you were with, etc. When someone new comes on board we like to know a little something about them.

No offense, but the posers have been coming out of the wood work.

Since you're from the community, you would be the first to understand.

Take care.



I'm laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes. Unbelievable. ROTMFFLMFAO @ DOC



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Old 20 September 2001, 16:04
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Hey! Where did Havok go? I enjoyed our little debate...

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Old 20 September 2001, 16:11
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Originally posted by Scotty:
Hey! Where did Havok go? I enjoyed our little debate...

Scotty

He must be busy training everyone before they deploy!
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