A kid sent me a picture of a blind he had made from one of those softball pitchbacks. He painted it, and would weave weeds from wherever he was hunting, through the mesh netting. When he broke it down, he could cram it in a 4 or 5" pvc with a strap on it, then sling it over his shoulder...I tell ya...looked REAL good, and CHEAP, most all...Light wieght. Not sure thats what ya had in mind, but, thought it worth mentioning. :thumbsup: Y'all have a nice day!
i know a guy who made one out of 2" black ABS pipe. camo'd it up with cloth attached with zip ties. it all broke down so it could be carried in a duffle bag. it was light weight, carried easy, and kept you well concealed. it wasn't without its issues however.
lightweight = doesn't stay put in a wind. he tried to solve this by making it so you could fill the pipe with sand to keep it in place. not a bad idea, except there is no sand where we usually hunt.
cost. after all was said and done. i think that the entire project cost him about 150 dollars. still not bad for a 2 man blind, but not cost effective enough for me to imitate it.
just some thoughts...i like the last idea of using one of those pitchback frames.
Try using the poles from a screen house or tent that uses the steel tubing as this is light weight and breaks down easily and the poles are made to go together and some of them are adjustable. :thumbsup:
I built me a portable blind out of pvc, very light weight and easy to built but not very dependable. I basically made a cube and used some burlap to drape over the sides. The blind kept breaking apart, especially with the abuse of a dog coming in and out of it while making retrieves. The plastic becomes brittle in the cold. :thumbsdown:
My dad built a blind out of electrical conduit and it was a lot stronger and could seat three hunters comfortable the weight was slightly more, but it also had twice the room and strength of the pvc blind. :thumbsup:
I made a PVC framed blind for my 12' jon......works well. Never had any problems with the cold or wind (and we get both here in Michigan on Lake Erie). I sewed velcro on the blind material which keeps it secure and tight. Goes up and breaks down in minutes and is easy to transport. Definitely a cheaper alternative that has produced good results.
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