Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

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Postby uscg4good » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:19 pm

Brilliant!
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Re: Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

Postby Blacktail135 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:19 pm

Hate to pull up a super old posting (found it Googling) but, this is exactly what we are getting ready to do and researching boyancy force we want to do it right. Does anyone know anything about this blind? Did it stay put or pop out? I don't see that they anchored it or maybe they just didn't take photo's of that.
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Re: Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:21 am

There is no visible built in anchorage on that blind, so it was likely anchored with augers screwed into the earth and hooked to its top corners with cable or chain. That, or it popped, as I can't see what little dirt would be atop that front section being nearly enough to hold a blind with so much displacement down.

Most South Louisiana field pits are held down with "dead men". Either the bottom of the blind extends out a foot or so beyond its sides (front and back) or, more commonly, two or three angle irons are welded across the pit's bottom so that it sticks out that foot or so (front and back) and 2x12s or other stout wood laid across those "feet" before burying. Then, when buried, there's enough dirt on those dead men to hold the blind down.
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Re: Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

Postby Blacktail135 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:19 am

Thanks for the reply. We're going to go with screw-in anchors AND now add a couple of deadman timbers to it. We were going to build it with the front and back at an angle so the dirt would hold it in the ground. Not now. Working with right angle's will be simpler. We want to build the blind 4'x4'x12'. That's 12,000 pounds upward force!
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Re: Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

Postby MODuckkiller » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:58 am

If the question of tops for a blind/pit is still in the air then what I did which was about as cheap as you can do is just make 3' sections of plywood, like stated before, water treat it (or buy it already water treated), spray paint it camo, staple gun some plastic fencing to it, and then zip tie and natural grass you find.
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Re: Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

Postby GREYHAWK38 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:43 pm

About top #1 reason for tops is so when your walking down the levee at 4:00 am you don't walk off in it. lol
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Re: Anatomy of a Pit Blind (Pics!)

Postby simplepeddler » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:42 pm

GREYHAWK38 wrote:About top #1 reason for tops is so when your walking down the levee at 4:00 am you don't walk off in it. lol



or your pup! been there......
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