Handy Rain Poncho Converts to Tarp Shelter Tent. Metal Grommet holes in corners let you set it up with a ridge line to be a fairly roomy, waterproof, wind breaking, tarp shelter.
Approximately 56" x 90" when deployed as a tarp (may vary a few inches from lot to lot).
Adult sized rain poncho is waterproof and has a hood. Button snap closures with overlap fabric keep the rain out. when used as a poncho, Weighs just 10 ounces.
Elongated Hood with under chin ties.
This is not a "disposable" single use poncho. Very durable with rip stop fabric construction that resists tearing. Reusable over and over again. This one could last you for many years and is easily repairable with duct tape.
* Woodland Camo pattern -- provides stealth capability.
* Digital ACU Army style Camo
* Single color Olive Drab (green)
Folded up and compressed it can get down to almost pocket sized for storage.
Below is a video with some "how to" instructions and a system for setting up a similar poncho as a shelter. This poncho is not a GI military issue but is modeled after the GI unit. Also included in the video are tips and tricks for sealing the hood to a waterproof state when in tarp / tent mode. Check the sidebar for paracord, reflective blankets, rope tensioning tools and other items useful for setting up a quick emergency tarp shelter.
Polyester fabric is waterproof to 875 mm hydrostatic head.What Hydrostatic Head Waterproof ratings mean:
Hydrostatic Head is used by the fabric industry as a comparative measure of waterproof fabrics. To measure a fabric, a column of water ( measured in mm ) is pressed against the fabric. The column height is increased until water penetrates the fabric (leaks). Different conditions of fabric usage require different levels of protections. For example a windbreaker type jacket would require less than a tent floor since the tent floor will be subject to the pressure of the occupants upon it Weather conditions such as high wind and very heavy rain also demand greater levels of protection.
The British Ministry of Defense definition for a water proof fabric is a minimum hydrostatic head of 800mm (32.5 inch high column).
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