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    Senior Member Highbinder's Avatar
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    A poncho tarp, multi use in conjunction with a tarp

    There has been some talk on poncho tarps and their merits recently. I think a lot of the debate has come from whether or not it's effective or not as your sole means of cover, things like what happens if it rips whilst being used as a poncho, or how you set up in the rain.

    Now for me in this climate a poncho is great for wet weather gear. It ventilated a lot better than a jacket and trousers and I never liked having a barrier between my inner layers and rucksack. So I will always have my poncho tar.

    Now in Scotland I had success rigging my poncho as a door over the end of my tarp, and I'm wonderin how else I can put m poncho to use. I'm trying to think of a way to rig it as undercover / gear hammock

    I've also used it as a stand alone wind break, or during the day a sun break.

    What else could it be used for?

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    Highbinder - I've used my poncho as a top cover on a WBBB -- using binder clips to hold it on.


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    I have recently returned to using a poncho as my main rain gear, which proved to be the better choice during my last hike. I too have thought about using it as a door and/or main tarp on short trips but only if the weather outlook is fairly clear. ??? Over cover looks like a good idea too!

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    Send it to JRB and they'll mod it for you to make it a UQ protector/undercover http://www.jacksrbetter.com/DriDucksPoncho.htm.

    Don't know if they do other ponchos other than the Driducks, but worth a PM or email to ask.

    Modding into a gear hammock is extremely easy. Accordian the ends, girth hitch a piece of cordage around the accordian whipped ends and tie to 2 trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post

    Modding into a gear hammock is extremely easy. Accordian the ends, girth hitch a piece of cordage around the accordian whipped ends and tie to 2 trees.
    Tie the hood closed or all your small gear will fall out.

    Use this set up as a water collector also. Rainwater will flow down to the hood opening and drain into a waterbottle beneath.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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