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#142339 - 07/31/08 12:14 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: horizonseeker]
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I just cram mind into little stuff sacks, maybe 4" x 5" or so...
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#142341 - 07/31/08 12:30 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: NightHiker]
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+1 NightHiker. All the way down the list.

Inside the house, my whole family sleeps with them at night instead of bed sheets. We have many different patterns, including my 20 YO pattern that got a hole in it from the dog and had to be repatched with a camo hanky on both sides. haha
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#142356 - 07/31/08 02:44 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: ]
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You might just run it thru a drier on low heat/fluff a couple of times. Won't do much for the slippery thing, but it might soften it up a big. Mine are pretty soft just from years of use. But still slippery...
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#142358 - 07/31/08 02:46 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
You might just run it thru a drier on low heat/fluff a couple of times. Won't do much for the slippery thing, but it might soften it up a big. Mine are pretty soft just from years of use. But still slippery...


I don't think they ever lose their "slipperiness"...

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#142361 - 07/31/08 03:09 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: JustinC]
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Nope, it seems to be built in...
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#142362 - 07/31/08 03:20 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: ironraven]
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Originally Posted By: ironraven
So basically, first kill all the loft in the insulation?


Interesting thing, insulation. I thought that thickness/loft was all that mattered in clothing insulation. That was the rap on down, that it was the lightest, most compressible material that would re-establish loft and insulation value. But that is clearly not true for asbestos, where a thin layer is enough to insulate a steam pipe. And it is clearly not true of fleece, or wool- some wool or fleece jackets will keep me as warm as a down jacket will despite being much less lofty.

And the poncho liners are not very lofty at all, and still quite warm.

This all gets analyzed out in building insulation by R-values assigned to various insulation products. Is there a similar way to evaluate clothing insulation values?
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#142375 - 07/31/08 04:45 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Blast]
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All this talk of poncho liners got me thinking: What is a good choice for the poncho itself? I recall my old USGI poncho as being a heavy, rubberized-feeling thing. Is there a good, specific model of poncho, maybe of ripstop nylon or even sil-nylon, that would tie in well with a poncho liner but still be lightweight, that anyone can recommend?

Also, any suggestions on modifying the liner with an opening to fit over the head? I dimly recall someone making a model like that.

Thanks.

Jeff

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#142380 - 07/31/08 05:06 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Jeff_M]
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Speaking of silicone-impregnated ripstop nylon, check the GoLite "Ultra-Lite Poncho/Tarp" for a mil poncho replacement.
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#142382 - 07/31/08 05:48 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Jeff_M]
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I need the poncho as well as the liner. Anyone have a link to a poncho too?
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#142384 - 07/31/08 05:58 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Jeff_M]
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Jeff McC and all..i posted a photo of the poncho liner
i had a head hole cut in for using on canoe trips..
then got a bunch of very good replys to the effect that
i could of just made a slit or a four way cut and not
of had a liner with a BIG hold in it..
ALSO--i think it was Brigade Quatermaster that sells
a kit for making the liner into a sleeping bag--

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