Ghillie Suit is probably the coolest outfit you will ever wear in airsoft. It looks great and moreover, it’s very effective. If you get adept to use this suit, you can become a nightmare for the enemy force. You can just lay on a higher place and shoot down one by one by your sniper rifle from a distance. However, if you are not careful you can be easily found out by your enemies get shot before you know it.
Therefore, in this post, I am going to tell you the Ghillie suit hiding tips so that you can master using the suit and bring absolute terror to the opposition. Let us begin, shall we? But for those of you who don’t know what Ghillie suit actually is, here is a briefing.
What is a Ghillie Suit?
Ghillie suit is one kind of camouflage clothing that helps you to blend in with nature. What it means is the camouflage hides you from a certain group of people or animals (for the hunters and photographers). Generally, police, military personnel, and other law enforcement agencies uses Ghillie suits. However, the hunters and photographers use it too for their respective purposes. And we, airsoft players also use Ghillie suit to hide our identity and location from the enemies.
Usually, a Ghillie suit is a cloth garment made by burlap or loose strips. The green Ghillie suits are the most popular ones, but there are many other kinds and colors of Ghillie suits too. For example, if you are playing in the snow, a white Ghillie suit will serve you most effectively.
History of Ghillie Suit
The idea of Ghillie suit is originated from Scottish mythology. In the folklore, there was a lonely male fairy named Ghillie Dhu. His name and the dress is the main influence of today’s Ghillie suit. It was first
Airsoft Ghillie hiding tips
The first thing you need to do is, learning how to stay still in the same position. If you keep moving now and then, your enemies will notice you in no time. As a result, your cover will blow up. And you will get shot soon after.
So, after getting in a suitable position, sit or lay in a comfortable manner. That way, you will be able to stay a long time in the same position. Now, that does not mean that you cannot move at all. You need to move, trust me. Just make sure, you do in as less movement as possible.
Make sure you blend in
The main goal of using a Ghillie suit is to blend in with your surroundings, right.
Therefore, all of your efforts will be for nothing if you can’t get blend into the surroundings. So, make sure to blend in. Just imagine you are in your Ghillie Suit, laying still on high ground. But you didn’t pay enough attention to your surroundings to blend in, what shall happen? Your enemies will figure you out easily.
Make sure your suit is suited to what you are doing
Ghillie suits can be of different types. You can pick up a snow-white Ghillie suit, dessert suit, woodland suit or whatever you want. But make sure, whichever you pick, that suits the surroundings and what you are doing.
At the end of the day, that is what we all aim at when we pick up a Ghillie suit.
Camouflage your equipment
Weapons and equipment are part and parcel of you when you are playing airsoft or hunting or whatever you are doing using Ghille suit.
You cannot start playing with just your Ghillie suit. You need your primary and secondary weapon. And more importantly, you need them covered. You need to cover them like your own camouflage. The suit and the weapons and other equipment should not be noticed separately. Otherwise, the there is no point camouflaging yourself, your enemies going to notice your equipments and notice you too.
So keep that in mind before start playing.
In a silent place, even the sound of heavy breathing might be heard by others. In order to avoid that, you should always stay relaxed and composed. Otherwise, the irregular heavy breathing will give up your cover.
Besides, you need to control your rhythm to stay focused. So stay relaxed.
The more movements you make the easier it gets to notice you. But you must move in order to play airsoft, in order to take shots. Sometimes, you have to move in order to follow your target. And sometimes, you need to cover for your allies so, you have to move with them.
Whenever you do that, whenever you move, always move slow. Remember, as you are using a Ghillie suit your enemies will less likely to notice you. Therefore, unlike the other airsoft players, you need to think less about getting shot. In fact it is the opposite for you. The less you move the less it is likely to get shot. So, go slow.
Stay away from bushes
When you are playing airsoft wearing Ghillie suits, make sure to stay away from the bushes. If you are not very careful, you can make a noise that will make others aware of your presence. In that case, you will get shot down by your enemies.
Make sure to put padding to cover your shoulder
Form a large distance we can identify our enemy by recognizing the shape of the head and the shoulder. If you don’t want to get recognized, you need to put extra padding to those areas so that you won’t get noticed easily.
Hide your face
Hide your face with the face mask first. Then cover them with the Ghillie suit as well. Otherwise, enemies might notice you. If you are wearing glasses, make sure to cover them as well, otherwise, those will reflect the light and warn your enemies. And your position will be found out easily.
So, to stay hidden, always hide your face with the suit as well.
Move with the wind
When you are on the move wearing the Ghillie suit, always count the wind. Use the wind and the noises as your advantage. This will help you to stay hidden while you are moving.
Use the shadows
Always try to use the shadows, when you find them. It is easy to move through the shadow without being noticed. Use the tree shadow to your advantage, use whatever shadow you can find.
Never get panic, even if you are surrounded by half a dozen enemies. If they don’t know your location, you can outplay them staying low and playing smart. But, if you panic, you would not be able to do so.
Take drinkable water with you while playing under a Ghillie suit. Because it can be very hot inside the Ghillie suit
You should always carry as little things as you can with you. The more things you carry with you the harder it gets to stay quiet and sneak around your opponent to get a shot at them.
Use ambient sound
It is always the sound that gives airsoft snipers location more often. But, there is some time, when you cannot help but make a noise. But, it will draw the enemies’ attention towards you. Therefore, to avoid a situation like this, you must listen to the surrounding noises. Try finding a pattern, predict and use that to hide your own necessary noise.
Sometimes, little things like this can make a big difference in the battleground.
Weather your suit
Before you start playing weather your Ghillie suit. What it means is to make your suit look more natural. Fray dust or leaves upon your suit. It would look much more natural than what you bought.
Avoid direct sunlight
Always try to avoid direct sunlight wherever you can. Otherwise, it will reflect your glass or sniper scope. And if that happens, you can be found from miles of distance. Therefore to avoid getting noticed always avoid the direct sunlight or that may flash your presence.
Use of sticks by throwing them
If you are playing airsoft, using a Ghillie suit, you would face a situation like this sooner or later. You might be hiding somewhere, and the enemies are aware of your presence but don’t know your location just yet. You are in a tight situation because you can’t take them all out at once what to do now? So pick up a stick or pebble and throw that somewhere else. It will distract them. A trick like this often comes handy.
Use a teammate
Don’t just rush into the fight every time. Sometimes you have to use your teammate at your advantage to hide your presence. In that way, you can take more shots at your enemies, and take them down hiding behind.
Trust your senses
Lastly, trust your senses. You might hear a dim noise or see a subtle movement nearby. Don’t ignore them. Trust your senses more than anything.
Frequently Asked Questions about Airsoft
Can you wash a Ghillie suit?
Yes, you can wash your Ghillie suit. But, not like the usual clothing that you wash in the washing machine. The washing machine will ruin your precious Ghillie suit for sure.
If you must, then use a hose and wash your Ghillie suit with it. Then, hang it outside for a few days to dry it.
Should you wash your Ghillie suit?
No, you should not wash your Ghillie suit. I have been using Ghillie suit for years and didn’t face the need to wash it. The only time you can think of washing it is if you got some earwigs or bugs in it. Go, hose it down. And then dry it.
Otherwise, there is no need to wash your Ghillie suit.
Do Ghillie suits actually work as intended?
Depends on how effectively you use it. If you use a Ghillie suit that matches your surrounding and follows all the tips I gave you above, you should definitely see the results. As the airsoft players are constantly moving and searching for enemies, it would be harder for them to identify a target blend in their surroundings.
So, yes Ghillie suit definitely works if you use it properly.
What is a Ghillie suit used for?
Ghillie suit is used for hiding from the enemies or from your preys. The camouflage helps to blend in with the surrounding. So, when your enemies are not aware of your presence, you can take your time to make a clear shot with precision. Therefore, for the sniper, Ghillie suit is very effective.
Do Ghillie suits work for hunting?
Yes, Ghillie suits do work for hunting. In fact, they work very well for hunting. Many of the hunters use Ghillie suit to hide their presence from the prey. It lends them much more times to take a shot. Therefore, yes Ghillie suits work for hunting.
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