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How to Make a Ghillie Suit

The whole purpose of Ghillie Suits are to provide you with human invisibility. Used by military personnel, hunters and people who play paintball, the suits need to have the ability to provide complete coverage, because they might be used for life or death situations. Which is why the construction and design of custom suits is critical for that coverage. Ghillie Suits are made usually from burlap or jute and use natural materials like twigs, leaves and branches to make the user blend into their natural environment as well as possible. Due to the fact that no natural environment may necessarily be the same, serious and professional military experts insist on making their own suit for their own mission needs as well as ensuring that the suit is best adapted to the environment they will be using the suit in.

How to Make a Ghillie Suit

As the sport of hunting and Ghillies become more popular, users are opting to making their own Ghillie Suit. They do so by taking military BDUs and ‘dressing’ them up with jute strips and other natural materials until they have created their very own Ghillie Suit. There is also the option of purchasing a Ghillie Suit Kit which enables users to create their custom suit according to a certain patter. Many users opt for purchasing a Ghillie Suit Kit, because creating a Ghillie Suit is extremely time consuming. Imagine gathering hundreds of particular length twigs, leaves, jute, burlap and more. Sorting all the materials, then putting it together… and if it does not workout, you have to do it all over again. At the very best, making your Ghillie Suit can take up to a minimum of 100 hours to complete.

Creating your own Ghillie Suit, for too many is hard, time consuming and meticulous. There is a solution if you truly want “instant invisibility” – the easiest way to create a suit that will cover you head to toe is to use a Poncho Ghillie Kit instead of making a suit with pants and a jacket. The advantage of doing making your own Ghillie Suit is that you can choose that amount of covering you would like to have on the suit, which enables you to control the weight and density of your suit, which is particularly good for very cold climates.

Ghillie Suits once for the professional snipers, serious hunters, and military professionals, it more and more being used by paintball enthusiast and if your one them, making your own custom Ghillie Suit from a kit may be a good alternative to pre-made suits, especially if you prefer synthetic materials as opposed to natural materials. Making your own Ghillie Suit allows you to make it fire-retarded and waterproof as well.

Ghillie Suit Safety Considerations

Additionally, if your using jute as your base material, this product is very flammable and has to be treated with flame retarded. The Ghillie Suit Kits usually contain a fire resistant treatment that allows you to prepare and apply onto your suit for adequate protection from fire. If your someone who is particularly concerned about the flammability of a primarily comprised jute Ghillie Suit, you may be better for your needs to just purchase a suit that is already made from non-flammable materials. If have never made a Ghillie Suit and are concerned about safety, it is recommended that you do not make your Ghillie Suit, and purchase a pre-made suit which is non-flammable.

Custom Ghillie Suit

Customization is very important to many of our users, which is why many Ghillie Suit users will choose to purchase a pre-made Ghillie Suit, then gather and attach natural elements from their particular wildlife to embellish the Ghillie Suit. This method has proven to be the most time saving and practical means of ensuring you have a professionally designed suit and one that is designed to your individual needs.

Ghillie Suit Kit

As previously stated there are advantages in using a Ghillie Suit Kit. When you use a Ghillie Suit Kit to design your Ghillie Suit you can choose your color scheme and ensure that you have the best possible camouflage for your particular environment. Doing so, you will find that using several different colors to create your suit will make it easily distinguishable among your fellow hunters or outdoorsmen.

The easiest way to create a suit that will cover you head to toe is to use a poncho Ghillie kit instead of making a suit with pants and a jacket. Another advantage to making your own Ghillie is that you can choose that amount of covering you would like to have on the suit thus being able to control that weight and density of your suit, which is particularly good for very cold climates.
For the paintball enthusiast, making your own custom Ghillie form a kit may be a good alternative to pre-made suits, especially if you prefer synthetic materials as opposed to natural materials. That way, you can not only fire-retard your Ghillie, but you can make it waterproof as well. Either way, make sure to choose your color palette carefully so that you can be provided the best possible coverage. And don’t for get to check the instructions of your Ghillie kit to see whether or not the final product will be lightweight.

Just remember, that if you start to make a custom suit and realize that it is just too labor intensive to suit you, we have plenty of high-quality pre-made Ghillie suits to choose from.

How to Make a Ghillie Suit – 8 Easy Steps

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Paintball Equipment For Beginners

A good way of testing paintball equipment is by renting it for a couple of days, but in the end, any respectable paintball player will have to purchase it. For a paintball beginner, there are many options to choose from and many of these amateurs fall in the trap of over buying. The paintball gear for beginners is known to be more forgiving and safer in comparison with the equipment that experts carry. With a little bit of attention and advice, a first time paintball player can save a lot of money and still choose a very good beginner paintball equipment. With this article we will try to offer a couple of tips regarding this subject.

1. A very good way to start looking for equipment is by contacting your friends and asking them if they have any gear that they have not used in a while. Rebuild marker kits are available to get better than new specifications and modification kits can get you ahead fast without breaking the bank.

2. We recommend to talk to more experienced paintball players and learn what would a proper beginner equipment should be like. Many of the experienced players have an entire garage of equipment and they might be able to gear you up if you help them organize their paintball stations.

3. Check the newspaper, local pawnshop as well as the online ads if you want to find some affordable deals for your needs.

4. You can also purchase new equipment by taking a walk to your paintball equipment supplier. We recommend that you look for package deals as they are more affordable. It is a good idea to go after a package that will allow you to select the marker and has a set price for the mask and the rest of the paintball gear. Listen carefully to the guidance of the experts and pick a marker that is especially designed for beginners which will let you modify to intermediate use when ready.

5. We recommend searching for a semiautomatic marker so that you will not have to pump or cock between two paintball shots. This will allow you to pull the trigger of the gun as fast as you can without any other steps to do.

6. Purchase the most comfortable goggles you can find. The goggles are the primary piece of safety for any paintball player which is why all of them must meet a basic set of requirements. For maximum protection, the full-face masks are the solution but they have the downside of becoming hot and can fog in high humidity.

7. Get a paintball hopper that allows you to store a large amount of paintballs, but at the same time, remain comfortable to carry around when full. Hoppers usually vary in capacity from 40 to 120 paintballs.

As you can see, choosing out the right equipment for a paintball player with little to no experience is not that hard if extra attention is paid when choosing the right equipment.

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How to Prevent Arm Pump Whilst Riding a Motocross Bike

If you are a true motocross rider, even if you have high levels of motocross fitness, at some point you should have felt the strains of arm pump.

Arm pump takes place when the blood flow entering your arms is greater than the amount of the blood flow out, this creates a backlog of pressure, as well as a lot of pain. Don’t worry though, by making a few bike modifications and increasing your motocross fitness, you could be getting rid of arm pump for life!

Luckily, there are a few ways you can try to prevent arm pump:

Riding Regularly

Although this may seem slightly basic, the logic is not. By riding regularly you are exercising the same muscles that are causing your forearms to pump up during motocross races or practices, as well as increasing your level of motocross fitness. By working these muscles of a regular basis, you will be constantly building their strength and stamina, increasing your level of motocross fitness and decreasing the amount of pain for you, the rider! <p>

Staying relaxed

Many riders do not realise that most cases of arm pump derive from holding on to tight, rather than their level of motocross fitness. As you can imagine, the scenario here is pretty basic, instead of tightening your grip, focus your brain into allowing you to ride with more flow, and relieving some of the pressure from your forearms. The seat time you build up here will also increase your motocross fitness! <p>

This may seem difficult and believe me it is, as holding on tight is human instinct. Many riders spend short sessions every time they ride literally practicing to relax on the bike, which may sound silly, but you will reap the rewards when arm pump disappears for ever! <p>

Work it out

An important part of increasing your motocross fitness is visiting the gym every now and then. One mistake many motocross riders make when trying to increase their level of motocross fitness is lifting weights that are too heavy. When I say to heavy, I mean for what they are trying to achieve, rather than their capabilities.

Motocross relies on cardiovascular endurance more than anything, faster blood flow and a greater supply of oxygen to muscles, so light weights, running, cycling, jogging and swimming are all good options to increase your motocross fitness. Lifting heavy weights in small sets is training your body to go all out for a short space of time, rather than maintain pace, something you definitely don’t want as a motocross rider.

Simple stretches and rotations for your fingers, wrists and forearms can reduce arm pump a greater deal, so ditch the weights!

Bike modifications

Personally I have made a few minor modifications to my bike, all aided by trial and error and all have decreased my level of arm pump, even though my motocross fitness has stayed the same.

Seat Cover/Rad Shrouds – My bike now has a seat cover that uses a gripper material. Previously I was using force via my arms and legs to keep myself stable, but I find that the seat cover relieves some of that pressure. The same goes for my radiator shrouds, which have now been fitted with gripper material which comes into contact with my knees.

Suspension set up – While it’s nice to blow a few hundred dollars buying graphics plastics and new riding gear, the best money you can spend is setting up your suspension for your size and weight. This is the key to a faster lap time and decreased arm pump, without increasing your motocross fitness!

My solution!

I have been using a Powerball now for around 2 years; I use it on a daily basis and also use it to as a 5 minute warm up for my arms before riding. Since starting the gym and using the Powerball I have a lot more strength in my wrists as well as a lot less arm pump.

Obviously the Powerball is not perfect, but it has definitely worked for me. (Don’t bother with my more expensive versions; they all work in the same way!)

For more hint and tips on how to keep yourself fit for motocross as well as bike maintenance tips, please take a look at Motocross Mania