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Bivouac Equipment


Poncho. The poncho is made of coated nylon and is waterproof. It can be used as a rain garment, ground cloth, or sleeping bag. It can also be used to make a shelter or tent. Two ponchos can be snapped together to make a two-person shelter. If possible, air-dry the poncho before folding it up.

Miscellaneous poncho shelters

Poncho Liner. The liner is a lightweight padded panel about the same size and shape as the poncho. It can be attached to the poncho with its tie tapes and snap fasteners. It can also be used as a blanket. The liner can be hand-washed with warm soapy water. It should not be dry-cleaned.

Miscellaneous poncho shelters (continued)

Shelter Half. The shelter half is made of water-repellent, mildew-resistant material. It is issued to you with five tent pins, a guy line, and a three-section tent pole. Two shelter halves joined together can make a two-person shelter as shown below.

Procedures for pitching shelter half tent

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