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    Quote Originally Posted by apsilon View Post
    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.
    My understanding is that it's not necessarily used as a liner to a poncho while wearing it. But used as a liner when the poncho is being used as a makeshift sleep system. I can't find the video now, but I know I've seen one that shows exactly how to use a USGI poncho and liner to make a waterproof sleeping bag for the field. Or maybe it was a tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Don't ask questions. Just embrace the woobie.
    Embrace it, like a small child clutching their security blanket! Lol

    Most people I know gladly paid the penalty at CIF for not returning their woobie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErickSaint View Post
    My understanding is that it's not necessarily used as a liner to a poncho while wearing it. But used as a liner when the poncho is being used as a makeshift sleep system. I can't find the video now, but I know I've seen one that shows exactly how to use a USGI poncho and liner to make a waterproof sleeping bag for the field. Or maybe it was a tent.
    Yes, this is their intended use. The poncho liner has ties in 6 locations along the long sides to attach to the actual poncho.
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    Inquiring minds need further analysis ;-)

    Now I am really confused could someone please write up a comprehensive article; one that shows a cost analysis and CLO rating of the following:

    Standard issue US GI quilted poncho liners (several different weights)
    Snugpak Jungle Blanket (as many different weights as there are currently available)
    Kifaru Woobie (1 lb., 4 oz. with 2oz insulation per sq yd)
    Kifaru Doobie (2 lbs., 2 oz. with 4 oz. / square yard)

    explanation of CLO rating system:
    http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/cl...ion-d_732.html

    OH never mind I am only joking

    I'll just DIY what I actually need.

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    Yah, well---

    If you want to get really confused, click on the Underwoobie link in my signature

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    Colors/patterns comparison?!

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    Oh boy....what did I start here....lol

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    That is very funny all the countless colors and patterns of poncho liners and will a dark colored one absorb more sunlight or be mistaken for a bear in Alaska's backcountry by a nearsighted hunter like Sargeirving's "Underwoobie" article warns. LOL
    If I seriously worried about things like that my wife would send me to a shrink for some strong medication. LOL Then I would need more medication for dry mouth and the shakes. LOL

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    Just to add to the options, this is the one I've been looking at: http://wiggys.com/moreinfo.cfm?Produ...TOKEN=99117652

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    So I'll throw out another woobie substitute that I'm currently very happy with - the Mountain Serape by Hill People Gear. Insulated poncho, great coat, quilt and sleeping bag all in one.

    http://hillpeoplegear.com/Products/t...9/Default.aspx

    Lots of info and user feedback in their forum too.

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