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Old 12-04-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Some of you asked me to post these a while back, but I haven't been able to then forgot. They are the cats meow to us. We now have 3 completed and one under construction. They are nice where you don't have feed pens and nice when it's warm out as they aren't nearly as hot as the two we have that are not pit blinds. If you have ever hunted in a box blind that is 100% above ground in 85 degree weather you know what I am talking about.

These have everything from two way mirrors, lights, air hawk in roof, roll roofing, insulation, shoot through mesh, etc. Hardi exterior and they keep improving with each one we build. Kids have killed deer from them at 5 yards and Turkey at 3 yards. You basically become invisible.

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walls are cinder blocks filled with concrete and rebar (Not all), then covered with a mortar and a heavy duty adhesive in between and at the joints to prevent water from coming in.

I think the cinder walls are 33" high or so. It is 8'x8' and about 8' tall I think, but only about 5' out of the ground.





The top that is bolted on top of the cinder blocks.






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Old 12-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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Very nice! I like it! If you owned your own place this would be the way to go!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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WOW...strong work! Two way mirrors is a great idea!!! Did yall camo it?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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That's Sweet looking blind................ How do you keep the rain water out or dose any get in at all?
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
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awesome looking blinds, but i sure hope there snake proof

looks like a snake magnet with the cool cement floor
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:28 AM   #6
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could you hide it a bit more?
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:20 AM   #7
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That's way cool
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:24 AM   #8
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Nice so where's the A/C unit!!
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:30 AM   #9
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May have to try something similar myself sometime. I saw the same type of setup on an African hunt TV show. Maybe stays cooler being partially submerged during the hot months?
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:50 AM   #10
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That is nice.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:50 AM   #11
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Make sure the door is sealed. I agree with the "snake magnet" theory.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:11 AM   #12
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That is a lot of work but they do look comfortable.

You will need more than adhesive between the block to keep water out. You need to coat the entire exterior of the blocks or water will leach in through the blocks.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:18 AM   #13
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Whats the purpose of burying it like that? Especially if your going to have it out in the open. Seems like a lot of work. I like tree blinds for bow hunting. It makes me feel like I'm one with nature instead of sitting in a recliner waiting for that WINDOW of opportunity.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:34 AM   #14
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Way over the top and I like it.

Well done, Brett.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:37 AM   #15
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they are snake proof or have been so far. no rain gets in, its got a roof on it. the entire cinder blocks are coated to prevent leaching, they are not camoed as it is cooler being a light color. i would prefer myself to paint them and brush them in, but they are all near water where animals have to drink so they get used to them. being submerged and concrete does make them cooler. we got that idea from africa. and i stll love a brush blind or tripod, but this is really nice on a cold windy or wet day. and try sitting in a tripod for 8 hours a day and videoing your hunt on top of that and these become very nice
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:56 AM   #16
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I like it. We have too much water where I hunt so it wouldn't work for me but if I have my own place, I would build some of those pit blinds. Good job.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:05 AM   #17
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Love the two way mirror. Great Idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:57 AM   #18
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overkill rules!

...looks like you could shoot standing up as well.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:08 AM   #19
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Post up pics of the inside. That looks like a sweet "all day blind" to me. Why just hunt when you can hunt in comfort and I'll bet the kiddos love this "hideout". I am a big fan of overdoing it.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #20
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what are the two way mirrors for?
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:27 AM   #21
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Pics of the inside don't show up. It's all black, and the pics come out black.
Not a whole lot to the inside though. Bow hangers, light, couple charis and a ladder. Carpet in the bottom, and in one we have a heater...now that is real nice on the mornings when its in the teens and twenties.

The two way mirrors are so you can see out, but the animals can't see in. Turkey actually will come and peck at it at their reflection I guess.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:28 PM   #22
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Maybe that would be a good business to start? I hunted in one last year very comfortable!
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:03 PM   #23
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Those are awesome. What is the approximate material cost on making one of those?
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #24
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Looks like a great place for snakes to take up residence
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:07 PM   #25
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hunted out of similar blinds in Africa, those are the cat's azz. If you had the material, would you consider using cinder block all the way versus framing? I'm thinking very seriously about building a couple for my place. I think the deeper you can go the better, but was worried about the water and snake issues. Thanks for the blueprint!!
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:40 PM   #26
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Very Cool
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #27
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That's awesome!!!
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ya... well im not denying that it isnt cool.. but **** alot of work for what a double bull blind can be set up in less than 7 seconds.. and you dont have to let the animals get used to it.. brush th
DB in and u can hunt that day... ur basically building a house in the animals habitat.. lol get real..
Double Bull all the way
O and i c some of yall r worried abot the temperature... come on guys... its all part of the game...
Once more Double Bull BABY!!!!!
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Looks like a great place for snakes to take up residence
x2...just the thought has me shaking !
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:11 AM   #30
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ya... well im not denying that it isnt cool.. but **** alot of work for what a double bull blind can be set up in less than 7 seconds.. and you dont have to let the animals get used to it.. brush th
DB in and u can hunt that day... ur basically building a house in the animals habitat.. lol get real..
Double Bull all the way
O and i c some of yall r worried abot the temperature... come on guys... its all part of the game...
Once more Double Bull BABY!!!!!
You are crazy if you can even put that in the same ball field as a double bull. A double bull may work, may work, but after a little time, the in ground blind will work every time. You must have your own place if this does not interest you. Once again no disrespect to you or the double bull i have put my fair share of hours in them, but this is leagues ahead. Well built
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:45 AM   #31
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talk about overkill, but i like overkill, NICE job
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:31 AM   #32
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helluva blind.... all i need is a place to build one!
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:10 PM   #33
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good work, looks good
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:02 PM   #34
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Very Nice!
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:50 AM   #35
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You are crazy if you can even put that in the same ball field as a double bull. A double bull may work, may work, but after a little time, the in ground blind will work every time. You must have your own place if this does not interest you. Once again no disrespect to you or the double bull i have put my fair share of hours in them, but this is leagues ahead. Well built
well yes this is built well. but theres other ways of putting the big boys down without putting a house in their habitat.. but yes i do like it but you can get the same result from different stands... and no im not crazy.
P.S. im not sure what you meant by " you must have your own place if this doesnt interst you" it almost seems to me that if you had your own place that it would interest you more.. but thats just me.
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well yes this is built well. but theres other ways of putting the big boys down without putting a house in their habitat.. but yes i do like it but you can get the same result from different stands... and no im not crazy.
P.S. im not sure what you meant by " you must have your own place if this doesnt interst you" it almost seems to me that if you had your own place that it would interest you more.. but thats just me.

You are right I meant that if you had your own place it would make more sense.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:18 PM   #37
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ya... well im not denying that it isnt cool.. but **** alot of work for what a double bull blind can be set up in less than 7 seconds.. and you dont have to let the animals get used to it.. brush th
DB in and u can hunt that day... ur basically building a house in the animals habitat.. lol get real..
Double Bull all the way
O and i c some of yall r worried abot the temperature... come on guys... its all part of the game...
Once more Double Bull BABY!!!!!
HUH? I cant understand a dang thing you are trying to say. S&S, my brother in law and I picked out a perfect spot for one today...may be seeking some more info soon...
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:55 PM   #38
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nice stand great job
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:02 PM   #39
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its not hard to snake or even spider proof this... if you own your own property i think this would be the only way to go... great thread and id have to agree.... i have hunted double bulls and all other ground blinds.... but seriously this would be nice...
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:05 AM   #40
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that blind is awsome
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:50 AM   #41
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I own my hunting properties and I have been thinking of building something like this for awhile now, great idea, and great job.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:03 AM   #42
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very nice
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:34 PM   #43
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Part of the fun of hunting is building or setting up blinds. Looks like this one was a real neat project. Looks good.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:32 PM   #44
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Looks great, I'm interested in building on e on my place.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #45
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How did I miss this the first go around?

Nice, Very Nice

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:01 PM   #46
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i so wish i had a place to build this blind. it is truly awesome.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:50 PM   #47
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Too much rock where I am but awesome set up
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:27 AM   #48
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great pit!
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:32 AM   #49
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I have always wanted to build one of these they always look like they would be perfect for any type of weather hot cold or rainy.
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It also doubles as a hurricane shelter!

Overkill rules! Well done!
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