Originally Posted by Harstad
Hi folks. I'm new here and from norway so please be gentle with me
The military way to solve this problem. is to sh*t in a plastic bag
an d pee in a bottle. That way you never have to leave your dry shelter. (or so i'm told.)
Well, actually kinda makes sense. Not ideal, but it works. I guess a water bottle and ziplock bag weigh less than rain gear. The military also issues Gortex field jackets. So if it is cold enough where getting wet isn't safe then they would usually have the gortex jacket with them.
Ok, the more I think about it, I don't think the military really even uses ponchos anymore. Gortex pants and jacket are standard now. They also have some really nice tents that they use instead of the old pup tents. So really the standard military unit does have rain gear and a tent.