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  • Thread starter maxwell42583
  • Start date Feb 2, 2012
  • Feb 2, 2012

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I just found a 4' by 25' sheet of mylar for $12 on Amazon.  

deerdander

Yeh, I see that mylar is very reasonably priced on Amazon. You think that stuff should work just a well? I believe that some guys also use a reflective film under the hood of their tricked out cars to show everything off better, don't don't know what that would cost. the Ghost blind does seem like a good concept, GB has some cool videos demonstrating it the field.  

bpryor

the ghost blinds are sections of mirror that will fold together to make carrying them easier. although i do like the concept of putting mirrors on a stationary blind/box. sounds wayyyy cheaper than a GB.  

2redheads

You need to make sure you're not using a plate glass mirror. They are EXTREMELY dangerous if/when they break. I have a 7"scar on my thigh to prove it. 2" to the left and it would have hit my main artery in my leg and would have had about 2 minutes to live. I would not want to have this happen in the woods. It would not be a pretty picture. Most mirrors are made from plate glass and when they break, they are very large pieces of glass that will slice you wide open! Be careful when using mirrors.  

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re mirror blinds If you can get the tinted mylar panels,Or some places you can get what they ued to call hurricane glass.It was the type of reflective material that was in the top of the old water beds. They were extreemly light and if you get a mylar panel with a bit of light tint to it,that will help out with sun reflection,and like the above poster said you need to keep it at a downward slope.The ghost blinds if im not mistaken are high polished alluminum and are a little on the heavy side.  

  • Feb 3, 2012

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Wow.  

Sounds sweet. I'd love to see pictures of your buddy's blind. Hey VenisonMan, do you ever say anything besides "Wow"?  

  • Feb 5, 2012

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shakey gizzard said: And dont let bigboy get to close during the rut! Click to expand...
  • Feb 6, 2012

partime1

i built this in 2010. never used it but it only weighs bout 22 lbs. Go to youtube diy mirror blind. found it on archery talk.  

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Interesting for sure.  

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Anyone have any experience with the Ghostblind? It's pretty much just 4 panels of mirrors that set up reflecting at a downward angle so that it reflects the natural foliage and stuff that surrounds the blind. Kinda an interesting concept, I'm not so sure about execution. Sent from my SM-S111DL using Tapatalk  

If I were going to use it regularly, I'd buy the backpack. The blind is big and awkward to carry even with the strap they include  

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I have one. It’s collecting dust in my garage. Too heavy for long pack ins. If your on a private property you’d probably have enough time to set up a real blind. Bright days are hard because of glare on the ground right in front of the blind. Just looks unnatural and draws attention. It works best when you have a lot of vegetation around (standing corn or CRP) but in my experience those are fairly easy environments to hide in any way. I don’t want to act as if they are useless but I haven’t found them to be practical that frequently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

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  • Jun 14, 2021

I’ve always been impressed w the ghost blind but like others have said, it’s bulky and a pain to pack in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

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andreww5001 said: I have one. It’s collecting dust in my garage. Click to expand...

Vtbow

I"ve got one...I think there's a thread or two around here somewhere already. I like it. I have the backpack. Definitely not a walk through the woods kind of setup, but great for the farm, field edges, or somewhere you have established paths. IT really is amazing, you pretty much disappear behind it.  

We have one and love it. Too big to crash through brush, but if you have a good path, it's easy. Do get the case if you get one. My wife is a new hunter but had dozens of opportunities. Highly recommend it if you like to move and have established paths.  

Still Kicking

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I used one on a field edge and had lots of deer within 10 to 15 feet. They do work well but real awkward packing through timber. I gave mine to my son because I just really prefer to hunt elevated.  

Homebrew454

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  • Jun 15, 2021

I have 1 as well. It is mainly only good for 1 person. I was hoping to use it with my son but there isn't enough room. I like it for reasons stated above. What everyone else said is pretty much spot on. It does work amazingly well in the right circumstances. Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk  

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Has anybody made a diy 1....I have 3 sheets of plexiglass 4ftx4ft I saved from a demo side job to make a bobo ghostblind but haven't got around to it yet.  

Weldabeast said: Has anybody made a diy 1....I have 3 sheets of plexiglass 4ftx4ft I saved from a demo side job to make a bobo ghostblind but haven't got around to it yet. Click to expand...

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I tried to make 2. The first I glued car window mirror tint film to luan plywood. Total failure. Then used the same film and glued it to white advertising sign plastic, better but it is on the heavy side, bulky and not as reflective as the real Ghost. It is currently in my garage gathering dust lol  

Buy the real deal because a failed diy and youve paid for one. Do the back pack they are awkward and heavy. If you can get the same terrain behind you as in front of the blind it disappears like in the above pic  

131north

I set up a ghostblind in the far corner of the basement and put all the saddle hunting gear I've bought off the site behind it so my wife doesn't see it. Works like a charm. Now need to set another one up outside for FedEx to drop packages into.  

131north said: I set up a ghostblind in the far corner of the basement and put all the saddle hunting gear I've bought off the site behind it so my wife doesn't see it. Works like a charm. Now need to set another one up outside for FedEx to drop packages into. Click to expand...

Sziggy2.0

I have one and they do work but like others have said sometimes they reflect or "glow" from the sunlight. Even with it angles slightly down. It is best used in the shadows with lots of vegetation. But then if I'm in the shadows with lots of vegetation I'd probably be fine without the blind.  

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