Originally Posted by Nest
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.
I have seen people say that when they were in the military they got real friendly with there poncho and had to stay under them all night and it's been posted here but I can not find it in any search's i have done here. ugggggggg