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    Mil Poncho Tarp

    Has any one rigged a millitary poncho as a tarp for a hammock? I know its too small all on its own but you could rig it with something else perhapse? I dont know. just curious if any one else out there has been thinking about this or tried it out.

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    Come to think of it, I havent even seen one of those in a long time, even in the surplus stores. I wonder where theyve all gone.

    I wouldnt say that it would be too small. It would depend on the weather. As long as its will stretch out far enough to cover your hammock, I think it would work if you didnt get hit with anything too intense. But it probably wouldnt keep you dry in a big storm.
    with two m's, like "hammock."

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    I use mine to augment the tarp and as a draft stopper. Even had a leaking tarp recently and just pulled the poncho up over me to save the evening.

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    I really like the one I have but its too small to hang over a hammock I am wondering if there are bigger ones ( I saw much newer ones than mine at the surplus yesterday) or if there was a trick to using them with something else. I am looking for a tarp that I can put in my bug out kit I saw another member whos profile says he uses the golite poncho, the hennesy poncho tarps look promising. I just know that I want a compact tarp that would fit in my small kit, and it would be cool if the tarp were also a poncho. Im also tempted to try something like the WL Tadpole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanvalentinus View Post
    Has any one rigged a millitary poncho as a tarp for a hammock? I know its too small all on its own but you could rig it with something else perhapse? I dont know. just curious if any one else out there has been thinking about this or tried it out.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingDry.html

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