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Originally posted by Peter Waller:

I fished for over eight hours today in total rain & I was still 100% dry, and non sweaty at the end of it. Government surplus poncho. Brillient!!!!


I'll second that. I use a £200+ Gortex when I'm hillwalking but they just don't keep you as dry as a £20 camouflage poncho. You get so much more with a poncho - I have used mine as a tent, an extension to my brolly, a sunshade, a weighing sling and a makeshift rucksack - all you need are a few pegs and some bungee cord. When you sit down they cover you from head to foot and you can secure it over your sleeping bag to make a waterproof cover.


What kind of cho? - pon-cho!

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