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Posted: 6/5/2003 6:31:39 AM EDT
Does anyone have a site that illustrates the many uses of a standard USGI poncho?

I know
1) Poncho
2) sleeping bag cover
3) makeshift tent
4) tarp


What am I missing? Aslo, to make it into a tent, how does one make sure the opening for the head doesn't leak?
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 7:11:45 PM EDT
To keep the poncho from leaking in the center, pull the drawstings of the hood until the hood is sealed up. I usually place the hood on the outside, preventing any unwanted moisture from pooling up.

When in the field, I carried two ponchos, one with the poncho liner tied in place, and the other as a ground cloth/shelter half. When used with a quality ground pad of some sort, (I used two, the standard GI issue foam made a great ground cloth, and a civilian self inflating pad) the system works well in temperatures down to the 20's. It's also light, modular, and versitile.

Sorry I can't help you with a site. Maybe Ranger Joe's?

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