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Wanted Army poncho

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Matt Mac, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Matt Mac

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    Hi guys be interested in a surplus army ponchos. I'm sure we can come to some agreement B-)
     
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    Hagrid Extremely Talkative Site Donor

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    Hey Matt i purchased one of the DD ponchos. I don't thing that i paid much for it and it is excellent quality. Perhaps a bit on the heavy side, but is extra long and good for big guys.

    It can also be set up as a temporary tarp:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Matt Mac

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    Thank you. Sounds good I was hoping to maybe trade do it. You my cabinet making skills B-)
     
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  5. Matt Mac

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    I was thinking something like this in return. pics-website-stir-fry-and-bucksaw-013.jpg Buck saw lol
     
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    1 shot willie Site Manager Staff Member Site Donor

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    That is a very nice trade Matt :thumbsup:....if I did not like my Silky as much.....I would have biten your hand off ;)
    You should have no problem trading that!!!

    Good luck to you;)
     
  8. Matt Mac

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    Cheers mate. I knicked the photo off Google but I can make a duplicate. Maybe in oak with nylon cord cord as I have no parancord.
     
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    1 shot willie Site Manager Staff Member Site Donor

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    Just a suggestion Matt.......get one made anyway for all to see:thumbsup:.....Im sure you would have an order or two from the members maybe??
    You could then finance other kit mate.......aswell as offer a great service to our members??

    Win win all for everyone.
     
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    I will take that on. Good shout. Cheers
     
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    Look forward to seeing the first one Matt :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Matt Mac

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    Cheers 38 that's a good price, I do quite like the idea you can wear your shelter tho.
    Matt
     
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    I find that the poncho is the perfect example of a bit of kit that does two jobs barely adequately rather than at all well.

    I would rather have a seperate shelter and jacket every day of the week.

    Wearable ponchos have a lot less space underneath as shelters and are too bulky as waterproofs at the same time leaving your kit exposed to the elements.

    Having a shelter to sort yourself out under, including putting your waterproofs on and pack kit away is a winner for me.

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  15. Matt Mac

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    Fair enough. I see your point. :)
     
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    Think I still want one tho. :)
     
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    i never thought to have one... but now is one more thing to my list. :rofl:
     
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    The DD poncho that i mentioned before is very good. It has very heavy duty eyelets so it can be used as a tarpand is very big. The hoid closes up completely so no water can or would get in.

    The only comprimise is that i is a bit heavy due to the size and quality of material used.

    Being a big guy that is a compromise i am happy to make. I also endevour to have kit serve multi purposes if possible.

    Oh, how i love kit talk;)
     
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    I'm still not convinced, not least by the size of it as a shelter where it is about two feet smaller than an army basha sheet.

    I have slept (a lot) under the older hooded ponchos and basha sheets and I really wouldn't go back but each to his own!

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    Nicely put. I'm sold.