Canvas Ponchos: which one?

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  1. colorado dirt lover

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    Alright, I am looking for a cotton canvas/canvas blend poncho, so far I have narrowed it down to these:
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/new-us-military-shelter-cover-poncho-olive-drab.aspx?a=884896

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...lter-half-poncho-hungarian-camo.aspx?a=884870

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...itary-shelter-halves-olive-drab.aspx?a=792431

    Well, actually I narrowed it down to those three because they are all I could find:8:
    What're the opinions out there? any better options?
     
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    Or you could go the route that I did, and get a Polish Bell Tent/Lavu, then you have to halves and can be used as a poncho

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    +1 for the polish lavvu
     
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    I just ordered the Hungarian Poncho/Shelter..it's the same as the Polish poncho lavuu, just camo'd. Pics Soon.
     
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    I would be VERY scared if I saw you in the woods... :eek:
     
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    Hey Frodo and Sam, good job throwing that ring into Mt. Doom.

    Sorry Sarge but I couldn't resist.
     
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    Ok clowns keep yuckin it up:p The pics of it as a poncho aint me Just the tent in the back yard is mine. Geez you try to help a fella out around here and the circus comes to town:29:;)
     
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    I am pretty into the hungarian/polish one, I like the hungarian camo a lot. One thing though, how easy is it to set it up as a shelter? like, what does it look like spread out flat? hard to tell from the pictures.
     
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    Real easy to set up spread out it looks like a circle
     
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    Sgt. Mac,

    Can you please tell me if you got this online, or elsewhere? Thanks
     
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    There is a guy on E Bay UK that sells them. They are real popular with the Brit Bush Crafters. I was able to get mine through a friend who is on here, who lives in the UK. I gave him the money he purchased it and then sent it to me. The Ebay UK dealer does not ship to the US

    There is also this site but I dont have any experience with them

    http://polisharmysurplus.com/
     
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    The only problem with using your rain gear as shelter is when it is raining. How do you set up or knock down your shelter without getting soaked, or have to answer nature’s call at three in the morning in a downpour?
    Wolf
     
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    Good point, I reckon you get wet
     
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    With a military poncho I usually untie the hood poke my melon through it while it is set up then just unstring the ridge line and stakes while I’m “wearing” the lean to. I bet it looks funny, but you stay pretty dry.

    Wolf
     
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    Alright, So I am thinking I am gonna pull the trigger on the Hungarian one in the next few days here, I reckon the fleck-type camp will blend well out here. Thanks everyone!
     
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    Oh yeah, around how much does it weigh? And does anyone have any pictures of it rolled up? just to get an idea.
     
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    The two half's are heavy. They are designed as a two person system, each person carrying one half. Together with two sets of poles as well you're prob looking at allot of weight
     
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    So, the one half without poles would be heavy compared to a nylon poncho, but not terrible, right?
     
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    It would be heavier then a poncho, or even most nylon tents that are out there today. If you ever held or used a USGI Shelter Half it's comparable to that
     
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    Anyone thought about the driza bone wax cotton one ?.

    Rob
     

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