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#118567 - 07/21/09 05:15 PM Poncho/Tent
Bushman Offline
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Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 122
Loc: California
Have been searching for plans for a poncho/ tent but have yet to find any. Anyone know where to find any plans?EDIT: I need the material dimensions of the six moon gatewood cape. Not the pitched dimensions.

ALso has anyone used one? Mainly people who have had it rain on them, or if they have used it on a thru hike.

thanks
ryan


Edited by Bushman (07/22/09 08:57 PM)

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#118573 - 07/21/09 07:41 PM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: Bushman]
rambler Offline
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The Gatewood Cape by Six Moon Designs is popular and makes an excellent tent like shelter.
Golite makes one that has a traditional rectangular shape for its minimal shelter set up. The guy line is often run above it down the center. The hood needs to be tied off or closed to make it leak proof when part of the "roof".

Patterns for ponchos are available online at Rain Shed or Quest Outfitters.

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#118583 - 07/21/09 10:26 PM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: rambler]
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thanks you for the info and input

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#118586 - 07/21/09 10:39 PM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: Bushman]
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There's a pattern for a poncho that accommodates a pack (similar to the Packa) at Backpacking Light but it's in the members section.

I carry a DriDucks poncho - twelve bucks, and it functions as an undercover for my hammock as well, or a place to sit, or rain gear, or a cover for my quilt.
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#118602 - 07/22/09 01:30 AM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: lori]
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This is another type that is heavier but is a bit of a one/two wall hybrid offering a bug net kind of set up as well .
Scroll down for the updated version.
http://www.luxeoutdoor.com/eng/catalog-topic-gallery-view1.asp?id=821&selfpath=/12/125
Franco



Edited by Franco (07/22/09 01:35 AM)

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#118604 - 07/22/09 03:07 AM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: Franco]
Bushman Offline
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Registered: 07/01/09
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Loc: California
Anyone have the dimensions of the gatewood cape? While Pitched that is.
Thanks

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#118605 - 07/22/09 03:12 AM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: Bushman]
Franco Offline
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http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=45
I think the standard height is 45"
Franco

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#118624 - 07/22/09 02:14 PM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: Franco]
Bushman Offline
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Registered: 07/01/09
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Loc: California
I plan on just cutting a 6'but 9' tarp the cutting accordingly.

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#118632 - 07/22/09 08:56 PM Re: Poncho/Tent [Re: Bushman]
Bushman Offline
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Sorry i need the material dimensions of the gatewood cap. Not the pitched dimensions.

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