Camouflage ghillie tutorials

Here you find a video tutorial on how to apply vegetation on a Ghillie Suit. In this tutorial, 4 different ways are briefly covered and explained with the aid of practical tools: 1) Rubber bands, 2) Paracord strings, 3) ProApto Ghillie Base, 4) Garnishments.

Different methodologies have different pros and cons, you have to try them out and make up your own mind.

How to approach deer ethically and effectively? Here you can find an example of close range observation (10-50mt) of a herd of red deer at 1700mt of elevation in the Italian mountains during rut season (mid-Sept). Deer remain unaware of the observer thanks to the right camouflage and the proper techniques. Deer were not disturbed nor alarmed. This is the right ethical way to approach deer both for hunting and wildlife photography. What to do?


  1. Get the right camo: they see IR and UV so avoid chinese shit or eastern european fabric. Check if your camouflage has good IR and UV light management (how? get IR cameras + NVG + UV light + etc). Deer see 5 time better than you with 300 degree field of view

  2. Conceal your smell with mud and vegetation, even better deer feces (deer's sense of smell is 30% better than dogs')

  3. Stay silent, deer hear basically the same frequencies than human + high frequencies we do not catch

  4. Stay still, as much as possible

  5. Get the right camo (again), do not use leaf suit in open fields but Jute and Rafia. Get the right colours

  6. Deer are not stupid, they are by far smarter than most humans


How to disguise human smell both for hunting and paranoids-escape related purposes? Down below you'll find several practical videos that show how to conceal human smell using your Ghillie Suit. These procedures significantly help to reduce human scent and lead to better results while hunting or hypothetically hiding for whatever paranoia you have.

A great way not shown here is to leave the Ghillie buried for a couple of days in the environment you need to operate in, or even up on a tree for a couple of nights. However, if you cannot do that, do what is disclosed in the videos below. Keep in mind that adding vegetation to your Ghillie is a valuable skill to successfully gain smell camouflage.