Issue twine nets are issued pregarnished so that approximately 80
percent of the voids in the central area of a net are covered; and
from this area to the edge, the garnishing is thinned out to cover
only approximately 10 percent of the voids. So garnished, these nets
are correct for use on a flat-top (horizontal overhead screen on
supporting wire frame) but unsatisfactory to use as a vehicle drape.
Front-line troops will not have time or materials to change the
garnishing on the nets. Therefore, these nets should be altered,
preferably by camouflage units in rear areas or during training. This also
applies to changing the color of the garnishing as the seasons change.
As a guide for altering the garnishing in rear areas or in training,
the standard color combinations for summer, winter, and desert, and
the labor and materials required for regarnishing are given below.
In front lines, when the color or thickness of garnishing is wrong,
the only alternative is to modify it by using natural materials.
The color of shrimp nets may be altered in rear areas or in
training by dipping in or spraying with camouflage paint; or, as an expedient,
by smearing with mud or, when the net is to remain in place
for some time, by spraying with sand after dipping in an adhesive.
|Standard Color Combinations
(temperate and tropical)
(except in snow)
(most barren areas)
|Materials and Labor
Required to Garnish Nets
(2" by 60")
| Rolls of
2" by 300'
|15' by 15'|
|22' by 22'|
|29 by 29'|
|36' by 44'|
|45' by 45'||