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    Default Setting up the Polish Army Poncho/Tent

    Anybody have any experience with these? How are they set up?

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    Do you have pics?

    If its at all like a Soviet "Plash Palatka" or German "Zeltbahn" there are decent tutorials out there.

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    Pretty much exactly like that. Two ponchos, turns into a little bell tent? Well, not quite, similar though. http://polisharmysurplus.com/ has a picture. Got a couple on a whim.
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    Looks like the picture explains it pretty well. Botton them together. Stake a few sides down, place the center support pole, then stake the rest down and adjust as needed. Seems like a pretty basic surplus shelter to me, nothing complex at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFANTRY View Post
    Looks like the picture explains it pretty well. Botton them together. Stake a few sides down, place the center support pole, then stake the rest down and adjust as needed. Seems like a pretty basic surplus shelter to me, nothing complex at all.
    Exactly, heres mine















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    First post for a while, but had some experience of these so hope it helps.

    This is how I do mine. I button one whole side together and the top three buttons of the other:





    How the apex should look:



    As said before, peg a couple of points out and insert pole:





    Peg out the rest and adjust:



    I don't usually bother (because it's a pig of a job to do) to try and fasten the rest of the open side. Looping the eyelets over a peg gives a pretty decent seal.

    Reminds me to check mine over before winter...

    Edit: Beaten to it by Sgt Mac

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    Ah so its a Plasch Palatka.

    I did a GIS and pulled these pics:
    1 poncho

    Supposedly just 1, flying diamond maybe?

    2 ponchos

    Figs 3 and 4 show lay outs for 4+ ponchos


    Good stuff. very versatile!

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    ... that pics bigger than I thought. -_-

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    Looks like some people do it inside out and some people don't. I wonder what the actual "official" right way to do it is?

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    i seen the link above but the site didnt look like it took orders. Any info where to simply pick these up online?
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