As if bush wookie bandits sniping from the rooftops and hills around Chernarus wasn't bad enough, the folks at Bohemia created an insanely impressive Ghillie Suit. It's so effective, in fact, that we actually stepped on our friends while trying to find them. We also pointed our guns at some suspicious bushes, only to discover that that no, it wasn't our pal. Long story short, if you want to spend a few hours gathering the materials to make a Ghillie Suit in DayZ, here's how it's done.
Full Ghillie Suit
The Ghillie Suit can be crafted using 10 Burlap Strips and 4 Netting. The Burlap Strips are crafted by cutting a Burlap Sack with an Improvised Knife or other sharp object, but expect this to take you several hours to find. Our most successful hunts for this type of loot were done up north in the cities of Novo and Severograd, but the material is generally found in industrial buildings and sheds.
The Netting can be found exclusively along the coast, in and around the boats in places like Berezhki, Rify, Three Valleys, Krutoy Cap, Kamyshovo, Otmel, Drakon and Balota. You'll also find loads of footwear, rain jackets and hats around these boats. Keep your inventory open as you search around to help spot Netting. This type of material tends to blend in very well with the ground.
To craft the Ghillie Suit, drag the Burlap Strips onto the Netting in your inventory and then click the option to make the suit. It's also worth mentioning that you cannot carry a backpack when you are wearing it, so tough inventory choices are definitely ahead if you go this route. The full suit will cover your entire body, whereas the items below are for individual parts.
We'll spare you the explanation of where to find the material and get right to the good stuff. You're going to need 6 Burlap Strips and 3 Netting to craft this item, and it will only cover your upper body. Your legs will still be visible.
This piece of clothing is intended to cover your shoulders, and will take 4 Burlap Strips and 2 Netting. Similar to the Ghillie Top, it cannot be worn with a backpack.
This piece of clothing is also known as the Tina Turner, as the hat looks eerily similar to the pop star's hair. You wouldn't think that would help you hide, but the Ghillie Hood does an admirable job in the right circumstances. You'll need 2 Burlap Strips and 1 Netting to craft it.
Ghillie Gun Wrap
Just as the name suggests, this is to conceal the shape of firearms, and can be crafted using 2 Burlap Strips and 1 Netting. It's very important to note that the materials needed for this item were not included in our Full Ghillie Suit, so if you want both you'll actually need 12 Burlap Strips and 5 Netting.
Our Two Cents
At this time, there aren't a lot of reasons to craft a ghillie suit unless the server players are on is private or white listed in some manner. You can't hide from hackers and scripters, and what fun is searching for all this gear to lose it to a coward? The results of all that searching and crafting are spectacular, so do try it out if you get the opportunity. Just don't be surprised if it's gone to someone who lacks the values of a survivor such as yourself.