If you are into survival gear, then a Tactical Poncho should be apart of your survival kit. Ponchos are important for survival, because they can protect you from adverse weather conditions. Not only can they keep you dry from the rain, they can keep chilling wind from blowing right through you. As a matter of fact, you can even shade you from the blistering sun.
Most people think that ponchos are used as raincoats to protect you from the rain. In emergency situations, they can also be used for the following examples.
If you find yourself without any string, rope or paracord to tie things together, you can cut your poncho into long strips and use this to tie things together.
Keep Supplies Dry
Ponchos are great if you don’s have a tarpaulin. Throw one over your fire wood stash to deep it dry. There is nothing worse than trying to light a fire with wet timber.
Our tactical ponchos have the latest camouflage designs printed on them which makes them great for hiding your valuables. Throw one over your bug out bag while you are away from your camp.
Build a Shelter
Our ponchos are multi-purpose. Specially designed so you can make a temporary tent to shelter you from the elements. This can provide you shade through the hottest parts of the day, and keep you dry through a torrential down poor.
If you find that the ground is damp below where you plan to sleep, place your poncho under your sleeping bag to keep you bedding dry.
Make a Hammock
If you find yourself without somewhere to sleep, you can tie your poncho between two trees and make a hammock to sleep in.
Make a Mattress
Fold your poncho in half and stuff it full of soft leaves and vegetation to create a comfy mattress. This will ensure a good night sleep.
As ponchos a waterproof, they are excellent at collecting rainwater for drinking and water for general purpose. Create a round ditch in the ground and lay your poncho over it. When it rains, the water will collect in the makeshift dam.
As you can see, there are may practical uses for a poncho. If you are in the market for a Poncho, check out our range at our Store. Prepper Addict has a huge range of outdoor survival gear and accessories for campers, hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and die hard preppers.