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#142403 - 07/31/08 10:19 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: CANOEDOGS]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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"...i think it was Brigade Quatermaster that sells
a kit for making the liner into a sleeping bag..."

Yup.

Never used one myself, but I have heard good things about it...
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#142415 - 08/01/08 12:14 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: ]
Pansy Offline
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Does anyone know what the difference is between a standard GI Poncho and a GI "Style" or "Type" Poncho?

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#142416 - 08/01/08 12:17 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Pansy]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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The difference varies with the brand of the non issue poncho. Generally the USGI versions are better than the imitations, but there are some good non USGI ponchos out there.
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#142426 - 08/01/08 02:02 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Hikin_Jim]
duckear Offline
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kifaru woobie FTW!!!!!

pricey, but state of the art in woobies

packs down to about the size of a nalgene or so

kifaru.net/woobie.htm





Edited by duckear (08/01/08 02:03 AM)

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#142434 - 08/01/08 03:11 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Pansy]
ironraven Offline
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Depends on who made the knock off. Sometimes, it is the same pattern and matieral, same quality of work, just done over seas. Other times, quality and materials are the same, the dimensions are just inch or two off in any given direction. Or vice versa. Sometimes it is very old school rubberized canvas.

In short, can you be more specific? Is there a particular knock off you have in mind?


That avatar seems very familiar... and from Missouri.... You know, we don't bite here, unlike the other forum where there hungry shamblers. *laughs*
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#142439 - 08/01/08 03:33 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Pansy]
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The term GI "type," and similar, can mean an el cheapo ripoff, a factory second, a first class item that is part of an overrun, or just about anything else. Let the buyer beware...
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#142458 - 08/01/08 09:36 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: ironraven]
Pansy Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
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Loc: Missouri
Actually nothing too specific in mind, maybe something like these... Majorsurplus.com

The reason I ask is because I see one of these ponchos in my future. I was just curious if I should spring for the "real ones" or be good to go with something like what's in the link.

Ironraven: I have noticed there are a few guys who frequent both forums. Ironically they seem to make some of the most well informed posts I read(yourself included).

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#142461 - 08/01/08 10:31 AM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: Jeff_M]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
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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?


I have the British Army MVP (Moisture Vapour Permeable Goretex) Poncho. Its expensive, but overcomes the problem of getting just as wet underneath the poncho as outside the poncho especially in warmer more humid conditions. Its quite heavy though at 900 grams, being made from a very durable material (similar to heavy duty 3 layer Taslan Goretex). Sil-nylon has no place in any garment wear, being non breathable, as far as I'm concerned.

http://www.militarykit.com/products/special_offers/british_army_dpm_mvp_poncho.htm



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#142468 - 08/01/08 12:29 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: ironraven]
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You know, we don't bite here, unlike the other forum where there hungry shamblers. *laughs*


Yeah, but we do get bit on occasion... frown

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#142472 - 08/01/08 12:57 PM Re: US military poncho liner or fleece banket? [Re: nursemike]
williamlatham Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 244
Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
Actually there is a clo value for clothing. I need to look up how it is measured, but the NATIC group (clothing dudes for the DoD near Boston) uses it when developing new clothing for the military.

Bill

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