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    I can't say enough about a poncho liner,,had to get used to using them in Nam,,during the monsoons,,sleeping on the ground ,,with a poncho liner only,,even wet,,they do give off heat..40-50 degrees and pounding rain,,they work,,double them up,,and squeese under them,,your warm..even wet. I own 3 of them,,and nam one is still kicking with holes starting in it,,its finally about wore out..and newer US issues are even heavier than those we previously used and better!

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    Oh ok I get it.

    This seems like a nice solution two my two person sleeping bag ordeal. Can I get a poncho liner set up that will fit two people? Is this a DIY type of thing where I can get poncho liner material and make it into a two person sleeping bag thing?

    This would be a great alternative to having to deal with all that down and massive amount of sewing when making a quilt.

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    I vote with the poncho liner year round, and adding a sheet in the winter. I have as UQ and trying to win more on ebay. I see their possibilities as endless right now. Only draw back is weight, and it doesn't compress like down, but the warmth and price sure are right.

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    This looks like a sweet deal.

    http://www.harrysarmysurplus.net/bla...cho-liner.html

    Looks like these guys can be packed down smaller than a synthetic bag. Might have to pick two of these up....

    What do you think they are "rated" to?

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    They are 5x7, with shoelace ties on all sides, so tying them together is no issue at all, and lets you take them apart whenever you want. Prices for a used ones runs about 20, just make sure you get a real gi pl because the new commercial made ones have durability issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by REV View Post
    They are 5x7, with shoelace ties on all sides, so tying them together is no issue at all, and lets you take them apart whenever you want. Prices for a used ones runs about 20, just make sure you get a real gi pl because the new commercial made ones have durability issues
    So these are bad news bears?

    http://www.wartimethings.com/8375-po...er-p-2198.html

    I am amazed by this device you speak of!
    Last edited by ljcsov; 08-29-2011 at 20:47.

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    If it were me, if go with the gi ones (has the military manufacture tag) over the gi style. Real ones are tough and already softened, I have a tq and uq made from them, plus I use one as a house blanket
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    the miltary ones weigh about 22 oz. and dry very quickly when you get them wet..very quickly.

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    Alright two last annoying questions...

    Using the liner what temps can I get down to?

    Are they made in solid colors? Rather have black as opposed to camo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljcsov View Post
    Alright two last annoying questions...

    Using the liner what temps can I get down to?

    Are they made in solid colors? Rather have black as opposed to camo.
    Mil-spec in Black is available through Amazon. I have black, brown, olive, and woodland camo.

    Poncho liners will only keep you warm to about 50F. If you use it in a poncho or space blanket you will be warmer, but very clammy. One easily covers two people. I keep one in every car for emergencies, but I rarely use them camping anymore. I used the liner in a heavy-duty military poncho down to freezing several times, but I know better now. Wiggy's makes a version that is thicker, heavier, bulkier, warmer, and more expensive than the Mil-Spec version. I prefer the military version.

    Poncho liners are cheap warmth, but still heavier and bulkier than a down quilt for the same temperature rating. 22 ounces; 50F; $25 vs 15 ounces; 40F; $200. The Jack's R Better Sierra Stealth is a little pricey, but it can be worn or used as an underquilt or top quilt. I prefer Hammock Gear underquilts, but a wearable quilt should be in everyone's inventory.

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    Last edited by Trooper; 08-29-2011 at 22:34.

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