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poncho shelter

  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm not short of warm clothes, although I am short of waterproof clothes. Most of my waterproof jackets are of that age that no matter how much waterproofing spray you apply they still let in. Money was at a premium so I ordered a US Military surplus poncho. Mine is Olive Green rather than...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Finally got a chance to get out to the cabin today. After cooking up some sausages over the fire, I set up my new German army poncho as a tent in several configurations. The first few pics show the "sleeping" configuration. It's close quarters, but can be closed pretty much completely...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    For my shelters I have often used a GI poncho in warm weather and a 8'x10' tarp in cold weather. My preference has always been the poncho, due to it being lighter, packing smaller, and being a multiuse item (worn, overhead shelter, bivy sack). I know two GI ponchos can be snapped together to...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    You may have already seen this, but if you have not it is downloadable in PDF format. It has a great deal on building shelters from tarps, enjoy. http://www.equipped.com/tarp-shelters.htm
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