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    Good for you! Glad that your first DIY was so easy and quick.

    Let me know how it works out for you, eh?

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    Where to buy and what size to look for?

    Anyone tell me what size liner to look for and what kind of store. would it be army surplus type of store?

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    Rev are you going to bring the PLUQ's to the santee hang? I'm very interested in checking them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jima59 View Post
    Anyone tell me what size liner to look for and what kind of store. would it be army surplus type of store?
    The liners come in one size-fits-all (4'x8' or thereabouts), have tie-outs at all four corners and the midpoints of each of the sides, and should have a tag that says the following:

    "LINER, WET WEATHER, PONCHO"
    A serial number in this line.
    "OUTER SHELL: 100% NYLON BATTING: 100% POLYESTER"
    Another serial number in this line.
    The company that makes it in this line.

    "1. Spread the poncho flat on the ground, making sure that the hood opening is tightly closed and on the groundside.
    2. Place liner on poncho, matching laces on liner with the grommets on the poncho and tie together.
    3. If the poncho and liner combination is to be used as a sleeping bag, snap the sides of the poncho together along their entire length and tuck the foot end under to keep the feet from sticking out.
    CAUTION: Do not fasten the snaps together when used as a sleeping bag in combat areas; it cannot be opened quickly.
    4. Poncho and liner combination can be used as a wrap-around sleeping bag or blanket.
    5. The liner, without the poncho, can be used as a blanket when sleeping under cover or in a jungle hammock.
    6. Keep liner away from open fire and sparks. DO NOT SMOKE in bed when using liner as blanket or sleeping bag.
    7. When necessary, liner can be hand laundered. Use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Do not boil.
    8. Do not dry clean."

    The tag should be located in the bottom left-hand corner of one side.

    Most any army-navy surplus store should have them in stock. Just ask the clerk for poncho liners, and he or she should be able to point you in the right direction.

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    Most measurements I've seen are 5x7. Either way, theyre all the same size if youre getting surplus ones. I'm in love with mine even just as a blanket, super comfy. I'm going to be making a modular top quilt out of the other one I bought. Mb, if you pm me you phone number and you can text ill help you if you want to make some, or just gathering materials to make one when you get there
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    Quote Originally Posted by REV View Post
    Most measurements I've seen are 5x7. Either way, theyre all the same size if youre getting surplus ones. I'm in love with mine even just as a blanket, super comfy. I'm going to be making a modular top quilt out of the other one I bought. Mb, if you pm me you phone number and you can text ill help you if you want to make some, or just gathering materials to make one when you get there
    Hrmf...just got out the tape measure. You're right. Sorry about that.

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    Congrats on the PLUQ, Rev. Eager to hear your test results.

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    will have some good testing at the hang. right now, itss too dang hot out to worry about it.

    the past few nights ive been sleeping under a poncho liner as a blanket in my bedroom thats got an window unit right on me and has to be at least 70. thing is wonderful to the point im going to be getting some more just to have around the house. if you used this as a TQ it would be good with some thin layers, if you doubled it up you could go lower than 70 but would need either chest or foot coverage.
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    got mine off ebay

    Well I got mine ordered off ebay so that will be the next diy project. Not sure what will become of it maybe just a uq or possibly keep it as a top blanket. Will have to see this fall what it works best. Thanks for the helpful postings and info.

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    in the end, im planning on putting a layer if IX in it and making it a sewn version. but for now, i think the no sew will do well for 3 season work
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