I have decided to make a ghillie suit using locally available materials
So, I'm in the Federated States of Micronesia in Pohnpei state. There's so much Vietnam-ilicious jungle all around that I decided to make a ghillie suit for fun. However, there's limited materials available here as everything you can buy pretty much is imported from outside and so the selection is fairly haphazard.
A friend of mine donated some old blue coveralls for my project. They're blue, are spattered with some paint, and smell funny, plus here's a hole in one spot.
Today I ran around town and got the sturdiest extra fabric I could find, which is blue. I went looking for some mosquito netting as well but only found some cheap, thin, white Chinese crap that I bought anyway, reasoning that maybe I could dye it and use it to make a veil or something. I also got some green and brown non-reflective spray paint.
No burlap anywhere. I checked.
My plan is to repair the coveralls, and then spray paint them brown and green, and attach the extra fabric using fishing line. I have a floppy hat I think I can sacrifice in order to try and attach the mosquito netting, if it dyes or if I can successfully spray paint it.
I'll try and post updates/photos as I'm able to make progress.
I'm using the following instructions: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Ghillie-Suit