DIY Portable Hunting Blind - Built with Pipe Fittings
When Brian needed a hunting blind that would be large enough to fit four adults yet remain sturdy and portable, he turned to Kee Klamp fittings and pipe to build a custom solution.
Kee Klamp fittings are similar to traditional pipe fittings. However, instead of using a threaded connection, Kee Klamp fittings slide over pipe and are secured in place by tightening down a set screw. In general, this makes Kee Klamp fittings easier to use than traditional pipe fittings. It also allows for adjustability.
In Brian's case, Kee Klamp fittings enabled him to build a hunting blind that can be set up and torn down for hunting season. It also allows for portability since the structure can be disassembled and reassembled on site. Something that would be nearly impossible with threaded fittings.
In this post, we cover the full details of Brian's project and the fittings he used so you can build your own DIY hunting blind. We also have a bonus hunting blind to showcase later in this post. Follow along:
Brian's Hunting Blind Project Details
As mentioned above, Brian needed something that would be sturdy, fit four adults, and could be disassembled and reassembled for hunting season. After turning to the internet, Brian decied to build his own custom solution using Kee Klamp. here's what he had to say about the project:
"I built a field blind for goose hunting. It fits four adults comfortably. Since this is a farm we have to be able to set up it at beginning of season and take it down at the end. The whole thing breaks down and fits in my attic during the off season. Guys in my hunt club said it is the best build blind they have ever hunted in. So much so, we built a second 2 man blind (with a dog door) this year. Takes less than an hour to set up and another couple hours to brush it up."
Additionally, when asked what his favorite part about using Kee Klamp was, Brian had this to say:
"The simplicity. The fittings were easy to order and all of the other parts were off the shelf from the hardware store. Also, Kee Klamp only requires one tool to put together and it is super sturdy (we had a big wind storm and it blew our blind across the field without any damage)."
Now, let's cover the fittings Brian used to build this project.
The Fittings Used in This Project:
There are over 80 different types of Kee Klamp fittings. We also have nearly all the same fittings in our Kee Lite line. The fittings in both lines are practicaly identical, however, Kee Klamp fittings are made from galvanized steel while Kee Lite fittings are made from aluminum. Thus, Kee Lite fittings are generally lighter.
If you plan to tear down and transport your hunting blind often, you may want to go with Kee Lite. In any case, both fitting lines are resistant to rust without the need to be painted or powder coated. So you can feel at ease leaving your hunting blind outside all season, year-after-year.
For his hunting blind, Brian chose Kee Klamp fittings. Below are the fittings Brian used for his first hunting blind:
Bonus Project: Hunting Blind Built From an Old Ambulance
As promised, this bonus project comes to us from Benjamin in Lubbock, Texas. Benjamin took an old, beat down ambulance and turned it into a custom hunting blind. The railing on top of the ambulance was built using Kee Klamp fittings and features a wire grid.
Below is a picture of the ambulance before the transformation:
And again, here's the complete hunting blind:
The converted ambulance features a safari deck for wildlife viewing and camping, a safety railing, and a shade cover.
If you need any help choosing the right fittings, designing your custom hunting blind, or assembling your final project, feel free to reach out to our projects team for help. Our team has helped customers design all kinds of projects using Kee Klamp and Kee Lite fittings. We'll even go so far as to create a free 3D drawing of your project so that you can see it before you buy.
To reach out to our projects team, visit our free design assistance page here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our full inventory of over 80 different Kee Klamp fittings, visit our fittings page here.