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ZPacks Pocket Tarp – first pitch.

It stopped raining today so I jumped at the chance to practice pitching the tarp in the back garden and I have to say I was impressed.  It’s very easy to get a good, taut pitch straight away if the … Continue reading

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Zpacks and ultralight backpacking

My Zpacks Pocket Tarp has arrived and guess what! It’s raining hard so I can’t go and practice pitching it! Grrrrrrrr. A proper review will follow in due course. But for now a few observations on both it and the … Continue reading

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MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho Tarp: first impressions

I was impressed by my Mountain Laurel Designs silnylon Chaps. I’ve already posted a blog on those earlier. I was given the opportunity to get an unused, matching poncho at a bargain price and I couldn’t resist. Poncho tarps work … Continue reading

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Wonderful Woobie: USGI Poncho Liner

Ah, the Woobie! Beloved (possibly!) kit of many USA GIs from Vietnam onwards hence the USGI tag. Basically, it is a poncho liner designed to fasten to a military poncho to give extra warmth but its far more versatile than … Continue reading

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Golite Poncho Tarp: part two of review

A while back I reviewed the Golite Poncho Tarp which you can read here.  At the time I had only used it as a waterproof but hadn’t used as a tarp. I’ve now used it 3 times as a tarp. … Continue reading

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