I believe Ive turned into a poncho addict. I own that many and keep buying them but I have them stored every where in every piece of kit I own. I came across the M.E.S.T – Multipurpose Emergency Survival Tarp on the Ochoco Bushcraft Channel on Youtube and it has some features that I havent been able to find on any other brand or make. Primarily its fire retardant, has double sided snaps for attaching to another poncho or may be paired with the KoreTemp Modular Shelter Half to make a larger shelter and is made of 70D nylon so its much stronger than similar products. The reason I like the koretemp over the standard MEST is that the koreTemp Poncho has a binder strip sewn into them. This makes the seam very resistant to foul weather. The perimeter has a 1.5” piece of webbing sewn into it for added strength and durability.

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