Two of my ghillie suits

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    Two of my ghillie suits

    Post by nkomo on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:43 pm

    I love ghillie suits. They are just an awesome piece of work. You know that whoever owned them put hours and hours of work into setting up their suit because the mission and their life depends on them staying camouflaged. I have three ghillie suits in my collection. I have photographed two of the three suits.

    The first one was bought in a little surplus shop at Ft. Campbell, KY (home of the 101st ABN and the 5th Special Forces Group). This suit was hung up in a little corner of the surplus shop. I was able to buy it for a decent price and it now sits in my room waiting to be displayed. One bad thing about this suit is the body odor. I know that many snipers don't wear deodorant with their suits and all the real/used ghillie suits I have handled all have a body odor smell. Anyone know of a way to get rid of that smell? Not complaining....just a legitimate question.

    Also, I'd love to display my ghillie suits but haven't figured out a good way to do so. Any suggestions????
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    Re: Two of my ghillie suits

    Post by nkomo on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:46 pm

    The next one is my USMC ghillie suit. This one came from a Marine on the west coast. As you can see....this one is very used.




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    Re: Two of my ghillie suits

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:59 am

    Cool stuff! Why not just throw them in laundry and hang them dry? I know what you need to do: Get mannequins! I never have seen any mannequins in gillie suits before. Very Happy


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    Re: Two of my ghillie suits

    Post by 1stDivVet on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:18 pm

    Nice!!!!! Don't see 'em up here often at all.. Best way to get the smell out without a wash is to hang it outside and let it air out in the breeze for a few days.. I did it with my old civil war uniforms after reenactments and still do it with the more odiferous stuff.. Fabreeze spray helps too.

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    Re: Two of my ghillie suits

    Post by panzerwerk on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:56 pm

    too cool !!
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    Re: Two of my ghillie suits

    Post by AndrewA74 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:36 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:...I never have seen any mannequins in gillie suits before. Very Happy
    hahha, I think that was intentional, not to see them.
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