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Title: Nylon Shelter halves like the canvas one we used in the Marines
Post by: wlfhwk1 on May 06, 2010, 12:52:49 PM
I'm am looking to buy a set or two of the nylon shelter halves. I have found them online for a good price per set, but I wanted to know if any of the supporting vendors of TSP sell these so I could give them my business. I searched the forum and look through the site of vendors I thought might carry them but no luck. I know someone out there knows the answer off the top of his or her head. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Nylon Shelter halves like the canvas one we used in the Marines
Post by: Joe on June 17, 2010, 10:54:06 PM
I have a friend that used rainflys for this after some old tents wore out.  He just took the old rainfly and made a shelter.  Its super light and works great. 
Title: Re: Nylon Shelter halves like the canvas one we used in the Marines
Post by: The Professor on June 18, 2010, 01:51:58 AM
For our Ultralight Kits, we use Silnylon tarps.   They're not as good as a tent in really rainy or snowy weather, but they work quite well.

The Professor
Title: Re: Nylon Shelter halves like the canvas one we used in the Marines
Post by: Muddyboots on June 19, 2010, 06:48:03 PM
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They're not as good as a tent in really rainy or snowy weather

At times they can be better in those conditions!  It's about site selection and exploitation.


Muddyboots
Title: Re: Nylon Shelter halves like the canvas one we used in the Marines
Post by: 03USMCRAR_WA on August 08, 2010, 11:01:20 PM
Don't get me wrong devil i got more than a few fond memories of boot camp but the shelter half wasn't one of them. I'm a very big proponent of a good bivy bag over just about anything else unless in the mountains or in a jungle environment such as the south Pacific where a a hammock is just flat awesome. My biggest problem with a shelter half is the fact that one has to sleep on the ground. That kind of exposure with limited over head clearance in a survival situation is not the most ideal.