What is 1-Ply Fiber?
A single strand of this fiber is equal in diameter to a strand you would pull out of a burlap bag. The nice thing about this product is it’s provided to you pre-shredded and all you have to do is pull strands from the bundle like string cheese and tie it onto your clothing or equipment. It’s a massive time savings over de-stranding an ole’ burlap bag like the guys did back in the 80’s! (Or 1990s if you are like Mel!)
Why does it make good field camouflage?
Since jute is a natural fiber it has all natural properties and characteristics. The older and dirtier it gets the more natural it looks in the outdoor environment.
Natural vegetation makes the best camouflage…
Yes, exactly. Remember jute is a natural fiber. It can be used to supplement natural foliage or used in place of it when natural vegetation is sparse.
What am I getting for my money?
Each bundle weights about one-pound. It is pre-packaged by Tactical Concealment in a clear polybag and the fiber is folded in half, thus making the plastic bundle about 17-inches in length. Once you’ve extracted the fiber from the bag and lay it out end-to-end the fiber measures roughly 31-inches in length.
Applying 1-Ply Jute to your Clothing / Equipment
Simply pull strands away from the bundle and loop or shoe-not tie it onto your clothing or equipment. Some folks use 4-inch zip ties to hold the base of the knots in place, this ensure greater staying power onto your clothing. You can cut the fiber strands in half or thirds if desired to achieve some texture and depth for your garnished ghilliesuit. We do not suggest tying ALL your fiber at the provided length as it may produce a “Stringed Spaghetti” look. Vary it up, make it random.