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Making an insulated poncho liner

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Lone Kimono, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Lone Kimono

    Lone Kimono

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    How feasible would it be to make an insulated poncho liner? I stumbled onto a site called thru-hiker

    http://thru-hiker.com/materials/insulation.php

    Could I take the Climashield and the Momentum 55 they sell and make a decent one? Would it be worth the effort? I know it won't be as good as the Kifaru, but since money is tight I figured I'd ask.
     
  2. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    You can buy a milsurp insulated poncho liner for about $20-30 new.

    I've slept with nothing more than a poncho liner down into the 40's many many many nights.... If there's some wind you'll need a poncho or tarp to keep the wind off. But my poncho liner was my bud when I was in the Army and except for the really coldest months of the year I rarely used my sleeping bag.
     

  3. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    My poncho liner is a fleece blanket.
     
  4. redbrd

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    This!! Your best friend in the cold. This and your best friend even warmer LOL. Its ok if you don't make eye contact LMAO.
     
  5. Lone Kimono

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    Really? Thanks for the info...that will be much easier than making one. Is this the type you are talking about?

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/new-us-military-issue-poncho-liner.aspx?a=372697
     
  6. Big Bird

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    Yep. They are light. Machine Washable. If they get wet the synthetic fibers dry out quickly. You can buy small stuff sack about the size of your average can of oatmeal from the grocery store and be on your way. Best security blanket you can own...:supergrin:
     
  7. greenman19

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    i took my poncho liner and cut a slit in the middle that i could put my head through and had it bound with fabric. that way i can wear the poncho with the liner in place.

    i also had laces sewn into the slit so i could tie the hole closed for use as a sleeping bag.
     
  8. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Pink Snuggies with feet and sleeves are more comfortable and easier to find in the dark.:whistling:



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    SmokeRoss GTDS Member #49

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    I've never seen anyone wear a poncho. Well except for Clint Eastwood in his spaghetti westerns.