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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Here I was, thinking it was some strange marsupial from Oz. Need to get out more.
    LOL! Sounds like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC125 View Post
    What do you consider better, the whoobie or the snugpak jungle blanket? The blanket is smaller, a little heavier, but 1/3 the cost. I was leaning toward the blanket, but the whoobie seems nice.
    1/3 of the cost? The snugpak jungle blankets I was seeing on Amazon cost around $40, which is more than most poncho liners I've seen. Are we talking about the same thing here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfscott View Post
    1/3 of the cost? The snugpak jungle blankets I was seeing on Amazon cost around $40, which is more than most poncho liners I've seen. Are we talking about the same thing here?
    I think he may have been comparing with the kifaru woobie as opposed to USGI....which is what I will get as I already have a USGI poncho. Looks like about 30 bucks on ebay.

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    I am struck to the very center of the core of my being that anyone needs to ask what a woobie is. I weep---yes WEEP---when I realize that there are those who have never experienced the joy of having on in his possession. Perhaps the most beloved piece of gear ever issued, next to the M65 Field Jacket and the P38 can opener, is the poncho liner. So loved is it that no good soldier goes anywhere without his woobie.

    I will say that the Snugpack Jungle Blanket looks to be a more practical choice for civilian usage, and its cost is roughly the same as a brand new issue woobie.

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    "Noun
    woobie (plural woobies)

    (US, childish) Any object, typically a blanket, garment or stuffed animal that is used simply for its comforting characteristics.
    (US, intimate) A term of endearment.
    (fandom slang) A fictional character, usually physically attractive, who is put under constant stress and angst so as to create emotional attachment.
    (US, military slang) A poncho liner."

    linus.jpg

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    Just ordered a woobie on ebay and will look into a Snugpack.

    Looking forward to the cooler weather and want to outfit four systems to get family members into hammock camping.
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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Here I was, thinking it was some strange marsupial from Oz. Need to get out more.
    We do call some species of carpet sharks Wobbegongs but that's not a marsupial. Closest I can think of before coffee though.

    While on the subject, maybe this is a stupid question but how do you use what's bascially a blanket as a poncho liner? I actually have a Kifaru one and it's awesome but I just don't see it working well as a liner. You'd have to have it around your shoulders like you would any other blanket and it just wouldn't appear to be very secure. If I was to make a poncho liner I'd make it very much like a poncho, ie with a hole in the middle to stick your head through. Am I missing something? Always wondered.

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    They don't have a hole in the middle.
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    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    I know they don't, that's why I don't understand how they'd stay in place reliably just wrapped around you under a poncho.

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    Don't ask questions. Just embrace the woobie.

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