Polish Lavvu/Ponchos @ sportmansguide

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  1. Sheriff_Of

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    The deal is you get two ponchos (thats one full shelter) for $19.99 +shipping. Does not come with poles and stakes. The poles can be ordered separate for $12.99 on clearance, so may not last long. These are described as used condition. Haven't received mine yet, but have heard great reviews.

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    Just bear in mind how Sportsman's Guide behaved during the gun grabbing/ammo hording panic of 2012.
     
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    Yeah sorry about that! They must have sold out quick because I just ordered mine a few days ago!! They are expecting more MARCH 17 2014 so if you didn't mind waiting, you can try to get one on backorder.

    Also thanks for the direct link Schwert!
     
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    Got my 'Russian' ones in tonight, and they are gorgeous. One from 1976, and the other from 77. I had the shelter up within 10 minutes of heading out the door.

    My 9 year old daughter has already declared it 'hers'.

    I will order more if they get back in stock.

    Here it is hastily thrown up in my front yard. My bamboo walking stick is a perfect fit as a support, and I just added some paracord loops in all the grommets for tent stakes.

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    Interior photo with the hiking stick support, and an LED lantern. I'm 6 feet tall, and me and my bedroll fit in with a few inches to spare in either direction. Two guys and gear would probably be a tight fit, but doable.

    Just visible on the left edge is one of the arm slots ( which I haven't buttoned up as I should ). The 'door' is on the right in this picture ( I only buttoned the top 3 buttons on that side ).

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    Detail shot of the buttoned join between the two ponchos. I've rigged the shelter with the 'outside' of the poncho being the 'outside' of the shelter. I'm not sure what the exact configuration should be.

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    It should be the other way around when pitched as a tent, with the shoulder "flap" on the inside. Otherwise the arm slits will leak rain badly.
     
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    I thought that it was cheaper than dirt that had the issues??????

    Anyways made a nice lavvu with two, later traded it off as I was not using it, but I do have one complete poncho unused condition that I'll be keeping for a while, Not sure on the nationality of mine as I asked someone I know who speaks and reads Russian and the tag I showed him was not in Russian......could have been Polish?? Other Balkan country??? Mine was advertised as Russian but all that aside the fabric and quality was acceptable for price and what not.....
     
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    There was a panic?
     
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    Im sure most of you see this -- but for those who dont

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    just ordered one from them. Can't wait
     
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    Right, those guys aren't even on my radar any more.

    But Sportsman's Guide jacked up their magazine and ammo prices many times over. To each their own.
     
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    back ordered till mid-Feb, should have ordered more in December, last set i bought was like brand new, there handy to have around.
     
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    I ordered them and got them last Thursday. Both brand new with tags still attached. They look like they are well built.
     
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    i tried to order them today, no luck, i guess i should have ordered them last week, will keep looking.
     
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    What is the size like on these? I am a big guy so I always have trouble finding gear.
     
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    6' 1" about 240lb they fit me as a poncho, plenty big. also as a lavu shelter if its set up right. hope that helps.
     
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    Still available

    For those who are still looking for these (Polish poncho/shelter halves), I received an order from Colemans Military Surplus (PA). Enclosed was a catalog, and they are selling a 2 pack of them (w/ stakes and pole) for 29.95. Listed as unissued.

    http://store.colemans.com/cart/poli...-p-3119.html?zenid=a0ssk2um8bpj8t78us42eaf813

    The funny thing is I originally ordered a couple from Sportsmans, then changed my mind and returned them. Probably because I was thinking they were overkill as ponchos, and I wanted something to chuck in the car, not a tent solution. I am now second guessing my decision...
     
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    just got mine in

    Just got mine in they were backordered. not a whole lot to say they came as advertised. seem to be pretty much bombproof. now to put them to the test
     
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    is this the same thing??? --

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    these say Czech Army Oversized Poncho -- "When worn, the heavy duty poncho has a large 106 inch base circumference that can easily accommodate backpacks. In an emergency, the large bottom circumference and tapering design allows for the poncho to be used as a teepee style shelter.

    Five, oversized .75 inch diameter plastic buttons can be used with gloved hands and stay hidden behind the 2.75 inch storm flap that runs the full length of the front of the poncho. On each side, there are 15 inch arm slits that button closed when not in use."


    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/MIL-2175
     
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    The Czech ones appear to be nylon. The polish are a cotton/poly canvass.
     
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    I have both. The Czech one is decent as rain gear, except that the hood is huge. (It's made to fit over a helmet.) It's not practical as a shelter.
     
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    ah, so for $8.39 it would be worth it as raingear but not a tent. would it work as emergency shelter?..
     
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    I suppose it depends on what you'd consider an emergency shelter. There aren't any grommets to tie it out with. I'd spend a few more bucks and get the Polish. (Or the Russian, which is an incorrectly labeled Polish).
     
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    how did they behave?
     

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