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    Poncho liner versus military wool..

    I have seen a couple or so replies that you thought the poncho liner was indeed warmer than a military wool blanket? Please give your opinions, I might be askin santa for one.. Thank you in advance!!
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    Not sure I would say the PL is warmer than the wool blanket but it's definitely lighter and compresses smaller. For car camping, I'd use the wool blanket in colder months. Wouldn't consider the wool blanket for backpacking use though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskrat View Post
    Not sure I would say the PL is warmer than the wool blanket but it's definitely lighter and compresses smaller. For car camping, I'd use the wool blanket in colder months. Wouldn't consider the wool blanket for backpacking use though.
    Agreed. we keep a wool army blanket in car. Thats where it stays for emergencies

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    They get a pretty penny for real wool blankets at the local surplus store. Stairguy puts one between the layers of his hammock in Minnesota, but he's pulking, not backpacking.

    I thought about buying one to make a frontier shirt, but I found some grey wool upholstery by the yard that is a little lighter.
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    Mac,
    do you have a pattern for a wool frontier shirt or a link for a pattern?
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    http://www.shrewbows.com/ Try a look see at this site... Might give you some ideas.. Not to mention I love archery as much as hammock camping.. They seem to go together very well.. I must admit I love my wolly blanket.. I found it hard to believe the p.l. was just as warm, but I have been wrong before..
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    Military Wool blanket warmer but a lot heaver (approx 3 pounds)

    Poncho liner, not as warm, aprox 1+ pounds, bigger in size

    I perferr poncho liner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    http://www.shrewbows.com/ Try a look see at this site... Might give you some ideas.. Not to mention I love archery as much as hammock camping.. They seem to go together very well.. I must admit I love my wolly blanket.. I found it hard to believe the p.l. was just as warm, but I have been wrong before..
    Great stuff - I've got one of Ron's Longhunter shirts (and the hood) and love it. That's my primary garment for hunting once the mercury dips below 30* or so.

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    For weight Vs. warmth I'd go with a woobie(poncho liner).
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    From this thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by FourDog
    You can get a great pattern for a wool shirtjac from www.nwtrader.com .
    The orginal blanket shirt for Empire Canvas was first made from that pattern.
    I thought I would start there.

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