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Camouflage scrim


Graywolf 8 1.0k United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 7:06AM
I have a small hide which I never use. What I need is something which can be quickly deployed ar simply draped around myself and have decided that either a bag hide or some scrim netting might the most feasible. I have looked at the items on offer from wildlife watching supplies. Having no practical experience of such items I wanted to try and benefit from other people's experience as to type (scrim or bag hide) size (for scrim) and pattern, (real leaf, AP green etc).

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f8 11 9.2k 22 England
20 Apr 2011 9:16AM
Get down your local ex Gov surplus store and buy some scrim and make yourself a custom hide.I did.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
20 Apr 2011 10:56AM
Or wear a Ghillie Suit (which is, essentially a hide in the form of a jacket/trousers combo that both breaks up the outline and blends into the background.)

I'll not incur the wrath of the moderators by posting a link but if you Google for it you'll find dozens of examples and suppliers.


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Graywolf 8 1.0k United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 11:13AM
Yes I had considered a ghillie suit but then I couldn't use it as a blind and I would like it to be a bit more versatile.
arhb Plus
7 2.6k 68 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 4:55PM
I used to use Camo net from ebay, which acted as excellent camouflage.
I used 2 pieces that covered me, my camera/lens, and tripod set-up. It worked better in some situations that using a 1-man-chair-hide.
On one occasion, a buzzard landed on the branch of a tree, 4-5m above where I was camouflaged beneath.
geoffash26 11 2.5k United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 7:13PM
Have a poncho that I won in a competition from wildlife watching supplies, (they don't seem to list one any more) I've not used it so can't comment, make me an offer if your interested.
Geoff
meercat 6 278 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 7:30PM
I have one of wildlife watching supplies bag hides (review on my site) I find it is great as you can wear it as a poncho so no need to pack it up each time you want to move, it works well too, I've had barnowl within a few feet (unfortunately behind me and I didn't see it till too late) and short eared owl coming within metres as well. I haven't used scrim or a popup hide (yet) so can't compare, but I would imagine the mobility of the bag hides makes them useful in some circumstances that the popup types would not be so great and vica verse.
How about a Camo Poncho.
It's cheap, it's waterproof, it can be tied to a tree and with a bit of modification it can cover you and your tripod.
They're so cheap I have a couple of different pattern.I have a couple of different patterns
Kris_Dutson 12 8.2k 1 England
21 Apr 2011 4:47PM
What Merl said - except I only have a couple of different patterns once. Wink
LOL, now how did that happen.
Graywolf 8 1.0k United Kingdom
21 Apr 2011 9:35PM
Ahh, the phantom copier strikes again! strikes again!
Thanks for the info and suggestions guys. Thik I'm going with some 10' 4' scrim.
Just a quick note, the poncho has poppers down either side so you can open it up to a flat sheet ( with a hood in the middle obviously, useful for poking a camera lens through)
The ones I bought have ties on the bottom corners so you can use it as a blind if there are handy trees around.
The material is quiet and it folds up into a small bag so it's easy to carry.

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