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make your own camo

Uploaded on August 25, 2009

Whenever I start to wear out a pair of khaki pants I buy two boxes of rit dye (Forest Green and Brown). Read the direction on the box to use the correct amount of dye that will be needed or add more or less depending how light or dark of a shade you want. Once I have prepared the dye I twist the legs of the pants together, then I dip the pants into the first tub of dye (it does not matter which color u use first) and let them soak according to the direction on the box. When you remove them let the pants dry a bit and then twist them in the opposite direction and soak them again in your second dye. When you remove the pants and they are completely dry you should have a new pair of camo pants with various shades of khaki, brown, and green. It doesn't cost very much for the dye and the final product looks pretty sweet and you will be the only guy in deer camp with that pattern.

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from tracker7600 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

That's a great idea. I'm very partial to the older style camo for stand hunting, especially in early season. Making your own could be a good way to find those old patterns you have forgotten about, or just creating new and improved ones.

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from JHawes wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I forgot to add before that by stuffing random areas of legs with plastic wal-mart sacks before you twist the legs together can also give your pattern a little bit more variation by increasing the area that is dyed and can give your camo additional color to better meet your hunting situation.

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

im making some first thing i get home.

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from JHawes wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I just made a pair the other night. I'll try and see if I can upload a photo so you can see what they look like before you make them.

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from carl s wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

that is great,thank you for the how too

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from JHawes wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

If you go to my photos in my profile you can get a look at the finished product.

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from iahunter wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

great tip. looks cool

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Sounds better then my permanent maker idea-- I'll use yours instead --thanks!!

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I really like this idea with one exception. Why wait for the pants to wear out? Purchase a new pair of brown pants and follow this procedure. Your camo pants will last a whole lot longer and nobody else will have a pair exactly like yours!

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from tracker7600 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

That's a great idea. I'm very partial to the older style camo for stand hunting, especially in early season. Making your own could be a good way to find those old patterns you have forgotten about, or just creating new and improved ones.

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from JHawes wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I forgot to add before that by stuffing random areas of legs with plastic wal-mart sacks before you twist the legs together can also give your pattern a little bit more variation by increasing the area that is dyed and can give your camo additional color to better meet your hunting situation.

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

im making some first thing i get home.

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from JHawes wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I just made a pair the other night. I'll try and see if I can upload a photo so you can see what they look like before you make them.

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from carl s wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

that is great,thank you for the how too

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from JHawes wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

If you go to my photos in my profile you can get a look at the finished product.

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from iahunter wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

great tip. looks cool

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Sounds better then my permanent maker idea-- I'll use yours instead --thanks!!

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I really like this idea with one exception. Why wait for the pants to wear out? Purchase a new pair of brown pants and follow this procedure. Your camo pants will last a whole lot longer and nobody else will have a pair exactly like yours!

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