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Gooch or Rick or Rod, what have you found to be the most useful method of carrying a
ghillie, outside of stuffing it in a ruck? I have seen some guys cut out the sides of a butt
pack and stuff it in there, but this left tell tails hanging down the back. I try to wrap mine
into itself and carry it below a butt pack on the provided straps but you still get the tell
tails if not carefull. Fixing it high up on an LBE has the same problem. Maybe an O.D. stuff
sack so it looks like a sleeping bag from a distance? If you do not need a ruck for the
mission, what good alternatives have you found? I ask this question as I saw a few student
actually WEAR their ghillies for the entire portion of a stalk! Talk about masocitic

Scott <xring>
USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 15:26:53 (EDT)

Ghillie Suit carry - Compressed stuff sacks work the best for the full Ghillie. For the net
drape I just stuff it in my pocket and bring it out when I need it.

Rick <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 23:02:37 (EDT)

For Scott: I've found that the issue NBC bag is a great way to carry your ghillie. It's made
of heavy, camo cordura with sturdy compression straps that allow you to really shrink the
load. It appears to be a sleeping bag attached to the bottom of your ruck, or if you really
cinch it down, it will pass for a buttpack on your LBE. Replace the velcro with a good
zipper. I have not seen them in surplus stores yet, but a statement of charges on a "lost"
one is 20-30 bucks.

Kevin <>
Albany, Oregon USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 03:31:12 (EDT)

Scott: I concure with Kevin in ref to the ghillie, the new NBC bag is the way to go, all nice
and tight and no target indicators hanging out your backside. It's basically a small
compression sack with a few extra straps.

Rod Ryan <>
Elk Garden, WV USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 09:22:08 (EDT)

One of our local surplus stores has the NBC bags, brand new, and they charge something
between $10 and $20 for them as I recall. I agree that they are great bags, I use one as a
stuff sack for my sleeping bag. If anyone wants one of these bags let me know and I'll see
what I can do.

Gooch at SMTC? Oh, my poor wallet.

Dave <>
San Jose, CA USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 14:09:42 (EDT)

Dave C.
I got the NBC bag the other day. Thanks! I think that this will take care of packing my ghillie suit in the field just fine.
Did you get my mail? Let me know. Also,
How does this damn thing work???
" Where are the Government approved instructions? "

D. West <>
Not a bad day here in, IL. USA - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 15:18:12 (EST) 

D. West,
Got your mail yesterday, thanks much.

To use the thing, stuff the ghillie inside, seal it up via the velcro (zipper after you modify it), then clip the straps to their matching fastex buckles and tighten down with the straps. Then attach it to your pack/LBE/whatever in whatever way makes the most sense for you. As I recall it is designed to sit on your back with the ALICE harness clipped to the 2 grommets and then the ALICE clips attach to your pistol belt. But do whatever makes sense for your particular setup.

Dave <>
San Jose, CA USA - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 18:29:42 (EST) 

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